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UTG Track-By-Track: OWEL Discuss ‘Every Good Boy’

Today is the day many indie and alternative rock fans have been waiting months to see arrive. After a lengthy period of promotion, coupled with a huge outpouring of support from the press, OWEL have released their highly-anticipated Every Good Boy EP through our friends at In The Cloud Records. It’s a release nearly everyone on our staff cannot stop spinning, and we are thrilled to be hosting the exclusive track-by-track rundown of the entire album.

What’s that? You still need to be introduced to OWEL? Allow us to help:…

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Tear Out The Heart Release Second Track By Track Video For ‘Dead, Everywhere’

​Tear Out The Heart‘s highly anticipated forthcoming studio album, Dead, Everywhere, will hit stores everywhere in two weeks. So far we’ve heard a few of the songs, and now the band is giving fans some background for each of them. Earlier this morning the band released the second part of their “track by track” videos.​ The band talks about some of the inspiration and meaning behind the tracks. You can watch it below. If you missed the first video, you can check it out here.

Pre-orders are available to purchase through iTunes, Amazon and Victory Records’ …

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UTG Exclusive: His Dream Of Lions ‘Part Two’ Track-By-Track

Earlier this month our friends in His Dream Of Lions released their spectacular new EP, Part Two. We have written about the album at length already, as have many of our friends in the blogging community, but until now no one has had the stories behind the music. Today, with help from the band members themselves, Under The Gun is excited to share an exclusive track-by-track breakdown of the latest material from His Dream Of Lions.

Some of you may be browsing the site right now with no idea who this band is or just how much great …

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UTG TRACK-BY-TRACK: The Smith Street Band – ‘Throw Me In The River’

Of recent years, Melbourne, Australia’s The Smith Street Band have evolved from beloved local act, plying their craft in dive bars around Melbourne, to full-fledged international touring folk-punk tour-de-force. One of the key components of this evolution has been vocalist and principle songwriter Will Wagner’s ability to forge a deeply emotional connection with the fan base via his unique and decidedly visual lyrical style. When coupled with his heavily accented but impassioned delivery, Wagner’s lyrics take you on an intimate journey through the many intricate workings of our human existence, evoking emotions of jubilation, despair, anger, defiance, love and everything …

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UTG Track-By-Track: Empires – ‘Orphan’

This is a huge week for the up and coming rock outfit known as Empires. After many long nights and endless drives spent trying to make a name for themselves, the group have just released their debut album on Chop Shop/Island Records. We have yet to put a review together, but we loved the record so much upon first hearing it that we asked the members of Empires if they would be willing to fill us in on the stories behind the music. Lucky for us, they said yes.

Today it is our great pleasure to share with you a …

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UTG TRACK-BY-TRACK: Dog Fashion Disco – ‘Sweet Nothings’

One of the most eclectic and missed bands of independent music came roaring out of the shadows this year to bring fans a blazing, brand new record. Dog Fashion Disco returned last month with the new album, Sweet Nothings, that boasts 8 years of pent-up energy from the band’s previous hiatus into a massacre of magnificent music.

Today we are bringing you an exclusive track-by-track of the new record, where frontman Todd Smith discusses his method of madness behind each of the album’s 13 offerings. He describes the track “Doctor’s Orders” as “my contempt for the American stereotypical cycle …

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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 …