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Real Friends To Release ‘More Acoustic Songs’ EP

In celebration of Record Store Day this April, Illinois pop-punk five-piece Real Friends will be putting out a new acoustic EP via Fearless Records. Due out on April 28, More Acoustic Songs will be comprised of four new, original acoustic tracks.

The four-track compilation will follow their crowd-pleaser EP, Put Yourself Back Together, from 2013 and their debut full-length from the past year, entitled Maybe This Place Is The Same And We’re Just Changing.

A More Acoustic Songs picture disc will be available for RSD on April 18 and will be limited to 2,000 copies.

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The Maine Premiere New Single, “English Girls”

As we have previously mentioned, alt-rock outfit The Maine have recently wrapped up the recording process for their newest record entitled American Candy. Due out on March 31, the new record will be serving as the direct follow-up to their 2013 release of Forever Halloween.

Today the Arizona five-piece has shared the first single off the new record. The song, which you can take a listen to below, is entitled “English Girls” and it is definitely one fans will come to love. One could argue that this new single echoes a poppier, more early-era The Maine as …

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The Maine Announce Spring Headlining Tour Featuring Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, And The Technicolors

Every time I see The Maine in the news, I have to remind myself that this is not the same band that released Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop and Black and White back in the neon days of yore.

The Tempe, AZ indie pop group have announced plans to head out on a monster Spring headlining tour with support from pop-punk giants Real Friends and recent Rise Records signees Knuckle Puck. The Technicolors will be opening each night of the tour, which starts with an April 4 hometown show for The Maine in Tempe and runs through mid-May.

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The Maine Announce New Album, ‘American Candy’

After almost three months of keeping everybody in the dark, The Maine have finally returned on social media to announce the release of their upcoming record, entitled American Candy. Although no further details have surfaced, the alt-rock outfit have revealed that they will be releasing the effort some time in the spring via their own label, 81twentythree.

American Candy will serve as the followup to their previous, analog-recorded full-length album, Forever Halloween, which was produced by Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs).

Make sure to check back soon for more details.…


My American Heart And John Nolan To Support The Maine’s Pomona Date

In a recent Instagram post from Pheonix alt-rock quintet, The Maine, they have announced the supporting acts for the first date of their ‘Farewell, Farewell, Forever Halloween’ tour to take place in Pomona, CA this fall. This will be their last North American tour until they release the new full-length record they have been working on.

The support announcement included My American Heart, who have recently announced an acoustic reunion show set for September 13. The Maine’s supporting acts also include John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday, and a new 81twentythree artist set to debut then.

This four-date tour is …

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UTG PHOTOS: Vans Warped Tour – Long Island, NY (7/12/14)

Under The Gun sent guest photographer, Jenn Curtis, to Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY to photograph the Vans Warped Tour on July 12, 2014.

The Vans Warped Tour hit Long Island last weekend at a new venue but as the same action packed tour we’ve grown to love. Fans of all ages lined the parking lot of Jones Beach anxiously awaiting the long day of music consumption. Of course the lineup featured some huge headlining names such as Mayday Parade, Of Mice and Men, Bayside and Less Than Jake, but there was also a plethora of fantastic bands of all …

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The Maine Stream “So Criminal”

The Maine will be dropping the deluxe edition of their 2013 album Forever Halloween this coming Tuesday, June 17. One of the new tracks that will be included on the release is a song titled “So Criminal.” The band has put the song up online to stream a little early. Give it a listen by checking right below the break.

Not all bonus tracks are as good as the rest of the songs on an album. That would certainly be an indication as to why the song might not have made it on to the record in the first place. …

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STREAM: The Maine – “Ugly On The Inside”

In anticipation of their upcoming deluxe reissue of Forever Halloween, The Maine have begun streaming a new track titled “Ugly On The Inside.” Check it out by following the jump below.

Forever Halloween was released last summer and debuted at number 39 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 10,000 copies in its first week. The deluxe edition, presently slated for a June 17 release, will feature five previously unreleased tracks, which can be (partially) heard  in the record’s teaser, which can also be found below.

If you’re a fan of “Ugly On The Inside,” you’ll be able to …

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Warped Tour Adds Four More Bands To 2014 Lineup

The Vans Warped Tour continued its weekly lineup announcements last night, adding four more bands to the lineup for the coming summer. This week’s reveal includes New York pop punk hot shots State Champs, metalcore unit Volumes, Rise Records rockers Crown the Empire, and Arizona pop act The Maine.

The four new additions will be joining an already impressive lineup that featuring appearances by Anberlin, Saves the Day, Mixtapes, and many more. I’m already planning on braving the summer heat, and there’s still a good chunk of the lineup left be announced. If you need any …

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Jacob Tender’s ‘Best Of 2013′ In Music

‘Tis the season to make the most difficult choices I have to make all year. Seriously, my life is easy enough to make that statement true. I hate making these lists, more-so this year than any year previous. Yet I’m obligated to do so. So here I am.

You see, in January, I told myself that it would be a good idea to listen to more music. What resulted in that was a fine list of albums that I liked, some that I loved, and some that surprised me. Come December, I had roughly 90 records in a tidy Google …


The Maine Release New Lyric Video

Tempe, Arizona pop rock group The Maine have released a new lyric video for “Visions,” which you can watch after the break. The harmonica-laced ballad comes from their new acoustic EP, Imaginary Numbers, which was released this week in partnership with 8123 Management.

Imaginary Numbers comes only six months after The Maine’s most recent full-length, Forever Halloween, and the band took a more do-it-yourself approach than usual on this release, producing and recording it themselves. If you enjoy the mellow side of The Maine on display in the lyric video, pick up the full EP on iTunes.…

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UTG SESSION: Acoustic Performance & Interview With This Century

As you may have seen earlier this week, when ‘The Up Close and Personal Tour’ came through Long Island, NY, UTG TV caught up with some of the 8123 crew. In addition to Nick Santino & The Northern Wind, we were able to sit down with Joel and Sean of This Century to shoot an exclusive acoustic song and have a chat.

This Century’s newest album, Biography of Heartbreak, came out this past May and has been throbbing the hearts of girls from Arizona to New York City. The line of fans outside the show was shocking. Hours …