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Sandro Manzon – Mr. Nothing

Here at Tuned Up, we get a fair amount of albums that claim to be jazz, bossa nova, and a host of other genres. I'm no Latin jazz snob, but it's pretty clear when an album is closer to beach rock than the unique swing of Brazilian classics. But Sandro Manzon does not mince words claiming these genres as his influences. ...

It’s After Valentine’s Day But These Songs Are Still Single

So far, it's been a spotty year for music. Some weeks have had incredible albums drop. Others are a bit more dry. I'm in high anticipation of the new Glowbug record this week, but until then, here are a few tracks to keep us satiated. LEDGES - Hope LEDGES continue their trend of moody indie rock with cinematic ...

Another Michael Return With Dream Pop Bravado on Debut LP

Due 2/19, New Music and Big Pop is both Another Michael's first proper record and an appropriate description of their turn in sound. There's still this certain meekness, as heard on earlier tracks like "Football", but it's paired with beefier, more bombastic songs that shed most hints of the band's emo-adjacent ...

NF Releases New Single “Clouds” And Announces Upcoming Mixtape

Photo Credit: Jonathan Taylor Sweet Nate Feuerstein, better known by the stage name NF has released released his first single "Clouds" off his upcoming 10-track project CLOUDS (THE MIXTAPE) to be released on March 26, 2021. This track follows after his surprise release in October 2020, "Chasing_(Demo)" featuring Mikayla ...

Is Medicine at Midnight the Foo Fighters’ Most Ambitious Album Yet?

Over the course of their expansive 26-year career, Foo Fighters have proven time and time again that they are among rock music’s most consistently dependable acts. Everything Dave Grohl and company have put out exudes ambition, and yet, the band’s tenth studio album Medicine at Midnight may be their most ambitious effort ...

A pandemic soundtrack: How video games inspired Brooklyn Rose Future Jazz Orchestra

by zak Over the first few months of the pandemic, Nintendo Switch sales soared. Much like bike and kayak stock flying off the shelves and backorders being pushed to as late as this year, people in isolation were in search of activities that could exercise their brain and body without the aid of others. During the colder ...

a pop-ish roundup on the edge of snowpocalaypse 2021 [single reviews]

Sucré- "Permission": I think it's fair to say this is my favorite release from Sucré since "Inside." The power couple of Stacy and Darren King continue to kill it, with Stacy leading the way with sultry vocals and a powerful hook. There are bigtime Phantogram vibes in this song, which isn't a bad thing at all. "I am so ...