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UTG TRACK-BY-TRACK: Anton Kellner & The Lone Stars – ‘You Were The Fire’

Here at Under the Gun, we try to continually provide you with original and riveting content, and honestly, nothing is more interesting or telling of music than when an artist talks about the background and the inspirations for an album.

Anton Kellner, of Anton Kellner & The Lone Stars has teamed up with UTG to present you with a track by track breakdown of his new album, You Were Fire. Kellner talks about the process of writing the album, what inspired him and what some of the tracks are about. Check it out below and be sure to pick …

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UTG TRACK-BY-TRACK: Instead of Sleeping – ‘Young Lungs’

In wake of the May 22 release of their brand new LP, Instead of Sleeping have teamed up with Under The Gun to bring you an exclusive track-by-track of Young Lungs. The record, which can be streamed following the jump, is the band’s third LP and experience proves it to be a dose of mature and clean indie rock. Songs such as “Merlot” are translucent and laid back, while numbers like the opener “Volatile,” and “The Ones,” pack more of a punch with exploding choruses.

Click “Read More” to stream the record, which was produced by Marc McClusky (…

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UTG Track-By-Track: Big Reeno – ‘Watch My Indie Throne’

With only a handful of days to go before his new EP arrives in stores, North Dakota based hip-hop up and comer Big Reeno has partnered with UTG to share a track-by-track rundown of Watch My Indie Throne.

Featuring seven new tracks, including “The Rain” (featuring Dizzy Wright) and “Home” (featuring King Los), the latest release from Big Reeno seems poised to launch the buzzworthy middle of America emcee into the national spotlight. We knew as soon as we heard the first single we had to be involved in the release of this record, and it gives us great …

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UTG TRACK-BY-TRACK: Something You Whisper – ‘From The Other Side’

Canadian post-hardcore act Something You Whisper show a sensational blend of maturity and definition on the newly-released EP, From The Other Side. Tracks range from the brutally passionate single, “Who I’ve Become,” to the hard-hitting and larger than life closer, “Anti-Conscience.”

Here at Under The Gun, we have teamed up with the band to bring you an exclusive track-by-track breakdown of the entire EP, which can be streamed today through our friends at AbsolutePunk.net. From The Other Side, arranged by Brent Allen and Devin Oliver of I See Stars and produced by Doug Meadows at AllSpark Studios, …

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Watch Miss May I’s Track By Track For ‘Rise Of The Lion’

Miss May I will be releasing their fourth studio album, Rise Of The Lion, April 29 via Rise Records. So far, they’ve released the first single and provided us with some of the details of the album itself. This weekend though their label released a short “track by track” video which includes clips of each song and commentary by a couple members of the band. You can listen to the track by track below the jump.

You can pre-order Rise Of The Lion by heading to the band’s official website. From there, you can select the country you …

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UTG TRACK-BY-TRACK: The Year Fifteen – ‘As A World Entire’

The Republic Of Wolves’ Billy Duprey is poised to release his excellent debut LP through his solo project, The Year Fifteen, on Sunday, March 23 and over the course of this past week, he’s been rolling out promotional efforts in the form of song streams for listeners to experience bit by bit as we await the official arrival of As A World Entire.

After premiering the album’s fourth track with us here at UTG earlier this week, Duprey took the time to provide us with a track-by-track breakdown for the entirety of his newest full-length effort. Explaining the …

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UTG Track-By-Track: Lionfight

We love helping up and coming bands get a little extra time in the spotlight, and today we’re thrilled to share with you the official track-by-track for the new EP from Chicago hard rock outfit Lionfight.

Available as a free download starting this week, the debut release from Lionfight showcases a band with passion and energy to spare. From the opening moments of Vortex, to the final crushing minute of “Vine,” this release packs a punch that all but assures us Lionfight are destined for great things. You can stream the album, access a download, and read the full …

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UTG EXCLUSIVE TRACK-BY-TRACK: Otenki – ‘The War Outside’

Houston rock quartet Otenki dropped the riveting full-length effort, The War Outside, yesterday. The record seeps energy out of every track and shows promise for one of the premier up-and-comers in the alternative rock world. The band mixes powerful displays of chord progression atop seamless melodies and the occasional synth hooks.

Under The Gun is excited to be teaming up with the band and bringing you an exclusive track-by-track synopsis of The War Outside. Hit “Read More” to find out the scoop on each track and be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments.…

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UTG EXCLUSIVE TRACK-BY-TRACK: The Republic Of Wolves – ‘No Matter How Narrow’

Following 2010′s Varuna and the following year’s EP, The Cartographer, Long Island’s own The Republic Of Wolves quickly became a name worth knowing in the ranks of the indie rock scene. Upon its announcement, the band’s second full-length studio album, No Matter How Narrow, shot up the list of our most anticipated albums of 2013, even despite having to wait until the final weeks of 2013 to experience it in full. However, the wait was worth it, as we had hoped it would be.

Frontman Mason Maggio recently took the time to go in depth with each …

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EXCLUSIVE: Blue Of Colors Talks About “Watch Your Mouth”

Today we’re delighted to bring you a little note from our friend Steve Soboslai! You might know Steve as the singer of Punchline. Maybe you know him as the well-dressed guy from the short-lived reality program Mobbed. Maybe he held a door open for you once while you were carrying something with both hands. Anything is possible. Today, we recognize him for Blue of Colors.

A little while ago, Steve put out a solo record under the Blue Of Colors moniker called Small Little Pieces. It has 11 songs on it and it’s really great. Honestly. One …

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FULL ALBUM TRACK BY TRACK: Tonight Alive – ‘The Other Side’

In case you’ve missed it, over the last couple of weeks Tonight Alive have been releasing track by track videos one song at a time from their upcoming album, The Other Side. In each video Jenna briefly speaks on the meaning of each song and the lyrics. They just released the last video for the last track on the album, “You Don’t Owe Me Anything,” and it’s available to watch below the jump. If you’ve missed any of the other songs, you can head over to their YouTube channel and watch the rest of them. I’d recommend checking out …

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UTG Track-By-Track: Dream Arcade

This morning UTG is proud to partner with fast-rising group Dream Arcade to reveal a complete track-by-track rundown of their new, self-titled EP.

Synth-pop has been a growing genre in recent years, and if our predictions are correct it will not be long before Dream Arcade is the talk of the scene. Hailing from Brooklyn, the music created by artist Dream Arcade, otherwise known as Mikel McCavana, evokes a spirit of youthful nostalgia through heartfelt atmospheric production. It’s like a Terrance Malick movie, only with a better grasp on the emotions it’s trying to express and far less out of …