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The Hollywood North Files: [CA]se Study #002: I M U R : Case of You : YVR

-by Taylor Odishaw-Dyck I M U R is being coined as the ‘Make-out Music Making Trio’, and for good reason, as their compositions have consistently contained two essential mood-setting elements: groove-filled rhythms with raw, romantic vocal play. The three essential members of I M U R joined me for a FaceTime in the ...

The Night Game – Dog Years

“They call me the giant, the dwarf, the puppet in the strings, but I’ve been the ventriloquist on the high wire shouting out a sermon to pedestrians below”. These lines from “The Stiltwalker” - the poetic opening track to The Night Game’s sophomore album, Dog Years - point to a humanization of sorts. For frontman ...

An interview with Tobias and review of the Music Video for his new single “Amaze Me”

“Amaze Me.”  A simple message proclaimed in an open field under a perfect blue sky. These lyrics are sweetly sung like a lullaby. The only musical accompaniment, a guitar and the sounds of nature. The visuals embody the famous words of an ancient king recorded in the 23rd Psalm, “You make me lie down in green ...

Rules for Ruined Hearts | SINGLES REVIEW

Weekly, Jessie Villa (“Rules”) release date: March 11th, 2020 So this obviously came out a while ago, but I joined the Tuned Up team just recently and had to include one of my favorite singles of the Spring! Weekly is a trio of musicians in Nashville: Zach Hughes (artist name Oh Steady), Rand Walter (artist name ...

In Defense Of Joy Oladokun’s Own Happiness | ALBUM REVIEW

Recently featured as Billboard Pride’s Artist of the Month and on Spotify’s physical billboard on 12th Ave as you head into Nashville’s downtown, Joy Oladokun is not only an artist to watch but possesses a voice and perspective that gracefully demands to be listened to.  In a time of sleekly-branded pop ...

A bleak Netflix series inspires a listen to Bekah Fly’s “The Earth Experiment”

As one does, I found myself scrolling through Netflix one evening. Though much of my time these days is spent on music discovery and promotion, I have a tendency to pull up something hearkening at my nostalgia. I grew up on TV docuseries like Trauma: Life in the ER, and I have two uncles that are doctors, so medicine has ...

fending off a second lockdown [single reviews]

Future Islands - "For Sure": The crowd-pleasing dreampop act has returned with an aggressive, anthemic track that is the kind of lead single we need right now. Samuel T. Herring's vocals are as on point as ever. He is pointed in his delivery. I just know that live probably half of this is going to come out as growls. Future ...