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Tyler Meacham – Property EP

Richmond, VA's Tyler Meacham makes an unassuming brand of Americana influenced pop music that doesn't claim to be anything grandiose or groundbreaking. It just is. And therein lies its appeal. "All I Wanna Do" is a midtempo piano driven number that sets the tone for what's to come. Earlier in the fall, we wrote about ...

SPACESHIPS – Tiny Fires EP

This psychedelic, spacey shoegaze group from South Bend I discovered at Audiofeed. I was stoked to hear a sound coming from the Front Porch that I was used to hearing come from dark dives with a faint haze of pot hovering in the air.  The Tiny Fires EP kicks off with the title track. Though the backdrop is decidedly ...

Founder’s 250 top tracks of the 2010s

What a decade this was. So much evolution of my music taste happened, and Tuned Up was founded in 2011. The below 250 tracks are songs that shaped the past decade for me, and tunes I just plain enjoyed. Hope you find something you like that you haven't heard before. The Spotify playlist can be found at the bottom of the ...

Coldplay – Everyday Life

There's so much I could say about how Coldplay has impacted and shaped my music listening career. I'll leave it at this - there is one album I liked at age 14 that I still listen to on a regular basis that I don't feel I've outgrown - that is Coldplay's A Rush of Blood to the Head. I haven't been as quick to criticize the ...

RITUAL EULOGY – LOST SOLACE

In the life of Tuned Up, there have been acts that have become "Tuned Up" acts for one reason or another. One those without a doubt is Ritual Eulogy or as some older readers may know them, Bear Your Cross. After numerous line-up changes and a small drift in a sound change, last year they changed their name and have not ...

Coyote Kid creeps and inspires with “The Skeleton Man”

How does one review a story driven album without any spoilers? Well, you're about to find out. Coyote Kid is, dare I say, one of the hardest working bands in the Twin Cities at the moment. I first encountered them in their Marah in the Mainsail days at SXSW, playing the rooftop of the Handlebar. An old high school friend ...

Jax Anderson – Heal

Jax Anderson is pop music’s motivational speaker and everyone’s friend at the same time. When I listen to her sing and watch her perform, I get the sense that she is someone who marches to her own beat and is comfortable with who she is. I’m sure she would contest the latter, as arguably embracing oneself is a lifelong ...