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Hoosier Monthly Digest: March 2021 Edition

Forstory – “Save Me”: After wiping all of their previous music from digital platforms and subsequently teaming with Absorb. Music, the same management firm that brought us fellow local favorites Dream Chief, JAC, and Bayem, Indianapolis’ best indie pop quintet Forstory is back with a sultry new song. While their past ...

Hoosier Monthly Digest: February 2021 Edition

81355 – “Tidal Wave”: 81355 (pronounced “bless”) is the brainchild of some of Indianapolis’ most talented names, so when the trio announced they had been signed to 37d03d, the collective spearheaded by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner, before even releasing their debut ...

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Tuned Up’s Costa Rica Bands to Watch – 2021 Edition

This may be the farthest local scene that Tuned Up has ever covered. At only half the size of Ohio, Costa Rica is a country known for its beautiful nature, great coffee ,and good vibes. But with this list I compiled for you, I want you to also know them for their thriving & vibrant independent music scene worth checking ...

Hoosier Monthly Digest: January 2021 Edition

After over a year of no “Hoosier Monthly Digest,” I decided that it would be good to give the perennial feature a much-needed reboot. After all, it’s not like there hasn’t still been quality music coming out of the Hoosier State on a regular basis. The feature’s inaugural 2021 edition features new cuts released in ...

Topher’s Top 100 Tracks of 2020

100. Matt Maeson – We Were The Same 99. A Day To Remember – Mindreader 98. O’Brother – Halogen Eye (featuring Simon Neil) 97. Foster The People – The Things We Do 96. Car Seat Headrest – Hollywood 95. twenty one pilots – Level of Concern 94. Thad Cockrell – Higher (featuring Brittany ...

Playlist by you: Music From Another World

In collaboration with Honey Gold Records, Tuned Up is endeavoring upon a mission: namely, to boost some names you don't know (and remind you of some you do) via some playlists we launch together. If you're not tired of these cosmic puns yet, you'll hopefully love what's to come in the next great frontier of Music From ...

What does it take to take a break? [single reviews]

Life Size Models – “Bayshore Freeway”: Their bio reads that Life Size Models is “an alternative rock band that blend garage rock attitude with an indie aesthetic,” and honestly, I can’t think of a better way to describe their sound on “Bayshore Freeway.” The riffing feels gentle, while somehow also retaining ...