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Premiere: CoastalDives – “Pivot”

Promo photo by Chris Casella It seems very fitting that I would watch the music video we're premiering for the first time on the same day that the first ever photos of a black hole were debuted to the world. Whenever a celestial discovery happens, I get a weird feeling that is part reverence, part existential ...

Premiere: Graham The Empire Return With Their Nasty New Single

Last month I featured “It’s What You Do” in the February installment of my Hoosier Monthly Digest, so with the long-awaited re-release of Graham The Empire’s debut EP less than a month away now, it makes perfect sense that we’re premiering the final single released in advance of the EP right here on the blog. The ...

Premiere: Mal Compris dazzles with La Poré featuring on “Over It”

La Poré ought to be familiar with some followers of Tuned Up—after all, it's the other creative outlet of Captain Kidd drummer Nick Samson. Gosh, we've seen a lot of progression from them over the years! Here he features on the track "Over It," which is the debut release from Mal Compris. For now, the identity of Mal ...

Premiere: A Decade Apart pummels aurally and visually with “Impulse”

Followers of Tuned Up will probably be familiar with A Decade Apart. But, in case you aren't—let us fill you in. The post-hardcore quintet have spent the past couple of years gradually building a regional following and honing in on an aggressive yet accessible sound. They've even played the preshow to our own Steadfast ...

Premiere: Vagabonds releases a poignant adaptation of “Have You Forgotten”

Photo credits: Kris Herrmann. Article by Ryan Getz. Vagabonds, the alter-ego of Luke Dean, lives up to his name. Dean is in many ways a vagabond, in both geographical location and spiritual journeying. I can always count on Luke to be a friendly and genuine face when I run into him, and this authenticity comes out in ...

SINGLE PREMIERE: MINOR LOVE-WISDOM TEETH

One of the best aspects of a local music scene is watching those bands grow. In my lifetime I have watched so many do just that. And it’s a beautiful thing. A few years ago, I went to a show at a coffee shop in Hillard, OH to catch some friends from Arizona. The local on the show was one that I hadn’t seen yet. Even with ...

Premiere: FLAVIA lives up to her name with the rich, colorful “I Don’t Wanna Be Here”

It's been a hot minute since we've done a song premiere around these parts. Fortunately for us (and you all), we came across a fun little ditty from LA's FLAVIA. When I read that "Her live shows are a sonic and visual experience with colorful light and projection displays," that caught my eye right away, as I'm a very ...