rock (genre)

gallery_11320_2_175909

The Dear Hunter’s New Song Proves They’re Still The Best

It’s June, which means anyone with even the slightest hint of interest in entertainment has been compiling and sharing their ‘best of 2015 so far’ lists. We haven’t released any yet, but if you think we haven’t talked about doing so you would be a damn fool. They’re coming, or at least should, at some point in the near future.

I thought I knew my picks for the best musical offerings this year. In fact, I wrote them all down just last week in order to begin brainstorming a creative way to share them here on UTG. That was before …

blurryface

REVIEW: Twenty One Pilots – ‘Blurryface’

Artist: Twenty One Pilots
Album: Blurryface
Genre: Pop, Rock

When Twenty One Pilots burst onto the national stage in 2013 with their major label debut, I’m not sure anyone knew quite what to think of the Midwest duo who have since become akin to alternative music royalty. Though the album was far from perfect, there were more than a handful of anthemic singles that helped propel the group into the underground pop stratosphere. Venues were packed, digital downloads were sold, and for a while everyone thought that a potentially game-changing new voice had emerged.…

Taylor-Swift-Tour-2015

Taylor Swift Debuts Rock Version Of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Update #1: Video of full performance now added.

Original post: Taylor Swift kicked off her 1989 World Tour last night in Japan, and as suspected countless entertainment blogs have already posted full reviews of the show, including set lists, wardrobes, and more. Just Google ‘Taylor Swift Tour‘ and see what I mean.

So far, the biggest piece of news to come out of all the Swift live coverage has been the reveal that the twenty-something pop star is currently playing a more rock oriented version of her hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” during her show. …

Pile 2

Pile Share Ridiculous “Rock and Roll Forever With The Customer In Mind” Video

Boston has a handful of incredible bands that are too modest to enjoy their own time in the spotlight. Without a doubt, the leaders of that are Pile. The rock band wield guitars to let out some of the best guitar solos you’ve heard in the last ten years all while seemingly unaware of their own relentless talent. On their newest album, You’re Better Than Thisout now via Exploding in Sound Records, they pull it off with a sharpened punk spirit, especially on album closer “Appendicitis.” The last two minutes of the song see them launch …

11009383_532407656901536_1935232638478723041_n

SWIMM Debut “Beverly Hells”

Los Angeles indie rockers SWIMM have garnered plenty of attention as of late for their unique live shows, but today, the duo have teamed up with Earmilk to premiere a brand new track.

Entitled “Beverly Hells,” the band’s first official single is composed of a lush, folksy atmosphere that manages to become even more enjoyable after repeated listens.

Follow the jump to check out “Beverly Hells” and be sure to let us know your thoughts on the track in the comments section below.…

SLEATER-KINNEY-600x396

Sleater-Kinney Play For Tina Belcher In New ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Music Video

Rock and roll outfit Sleater-Kinney have been on a roll with the unique music videos lately. Since the much-awaited (ten years, to be precise) release of their solid record No Cities To Love, the trio has been working nonstop to make up for the years of silence. The record was released in January via Sub Pop and has amassed very good reception from critics.

Following their star-studded lip-syncing music video for the record’s title track, they now bring us a quirky, Bob’s Burgers-themed music video for their song “A New Wave.” The three are reimagined to look like …

Blur Magic Whip

Blur Announce First New Album in 12 Years, Share “Go Out”

Damon Albarn has said time and time again that Gorillaz will reunite. Fans know to take his word with a grain of salt, but recently that proved to be true. Every promise of a new Blur album, though, seemed far more of a stretch given it’s been 12 years since their last album. Turns out Albarn, once again, wasn’t blowing smoke. The British icons behind “Song 2″ and “Coffee & TV” are returning for real.

Their new album, The Magic Whip, drops April 27. It’s the band’s eighth album and their first since 2002’s Think Tank. In …

Heaters

Dance to Heaters’ New Video for “Levitate Thigh”

Garage rocker act Heaters have announced a new 7″ release due out April 28 via Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records. The Mean Green 7″ B-side, “Levitate Thigh,” has gotten a music video to promote the release, and the short clip is just simple enough to keep your attention without burning your eyes. Anything more intense would make the garage rock too much to handle. Then again, we’re always down for a doozy.

Directed by Psyche Coaster, the video sees some vintage footage of men dancing in their homes. The footage takes that garage rock sound and puffs a bit more …

Incubus 2012

Incubus Break Their Silence With Brand New Song, “Absolute Calling”

California five-piece Incubus have previously announced that they will be putting out two new EPs this year under their new label, Island Records, some time during the first half of the year.

In conjunction with this much-anticipated news, the band has finally given us a taste of what is to come via a brand new single entitled “Absolute Calling.” As you quickly begin to notice they’ve channeled more trance-y/electronic elements in this new track, you also begin to realize that it is a fitting, present-day move, especially with their most recent offering, If Not Now, When?, stemming all the …

Creepers

Deafheaven Side Project Creepers Share “Vanishing” Music Video

Deafheaven side project Creepers are back with a brand new video for “Vanishing” off of their debut LP, Lush, which dropped in October of last year. You can order it here.

Directed by Drew Pearson, the short clip matches bright, faded images of planes and passed-out people with the dark riffs of “Vanishing,” one of their seven new songs from last year’s release. When two of Deafheaven’s members decided to peel off to form a rockier, layered sound that circles dream-like vocals, they never expected it to grow as comfortable and whole as it sounds. As you can …

morals

UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Morals – “Question”

Under The Gun Review is pleased to bring you the premiere of Morals’ first official music video for their new track “Question.”

When it came to picking which track to create a video for, the choice was obvious for the band.

“We thought that the format of the song really lent itself to a music video concept,” says bassist Dan Roth. “We love videos that have a message or a story, that are more than just a band playing. We scrutinized every track and made sure that could we present each in the best way. We felt this is the …

drew-holcomb-press-eric-ryan-anderson-2015-billboard-650

REVIEW: Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors – ‘Medicine’

Artist: Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors
Album: Medicine
Genre: Folk/Americana

With winter maintaining its stranglehold on the majority of North America it can be hard to picture sunnier days, let alone recall the joy that comes with better weather. Thankfully, this year music fans can find some semblance of comfort during the coldest months thanks to the new album from Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, which delivers pure audio joy through your speakers one song at a time.

Medicine is the latest album from Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, who have carved a nice niche for themselves in the worlds …