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Silversun Pickups - “It Doesn’t Matter Why”: The lead single of every Silversun Pickups record I’ve heard has been a winner, and “It Doesn’t Matter Why” is no exception. The contrast of organic sounds atop the band’s trademark dark atmospheric sound is striking, like bright paint on a black canvas. The ...

(alternative) rock and metal tracks that will fill stadiums but also give you chills [Single Reviews]

Michigander – “Circles”: Ryan Adams who? With Jason Singer’s roaring guitars and soaring vocals, this anthemic indie rocker has a sound that’s massive enough to fill up an entire stadium, and who’s to say that can’t or won’t happen? TUNED UP is no stranger to covering Michigander’s music, and I am sure we ...

Hoosier Monthly Digest: March 2019 Edition

Baby Ebony – “MY Team MY”: Baby Ebony just keeps churning out new music, but “MY Team MY” is arguably the Indianapolis rapper at his best. His melodic rapping puts to shame mumble rappers who often try to employ a similar flow. Meanwhile, the beat is simultaneously fluid and hard-hitting, as if the smoothness of ...

If we’re being honest, these pop jams will have everyone talking. [Single Reviews]

Two Door Cinema Club – “Talk”: After countless videos teasing new material across social media, Two Door Cinema Club is finally back! With their newest single, the Irish indie rock trio brings an infectious groove over a fun summery sound that epitomizes the term “dance rock.” If you’re not involuntarily moving ...

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 ...

Post-fest singles (reviewed)

Now that I'm over the hump of running Steadfast Festival, I'm ready to introduce you properly to some songs I'm really stoked about, rather than just add them to our Spotify playlist (though you should definitely follow it!). CHAII - "Digebasse (Enough)": Obviously I need more Persian grooves in my life. That's how I feel ...

Hoosier Monthly Digest: February 2019 Edition

Graham The Empire – “It’s What You Do:” Astronomical banger? It’s what they do. Countless bands have bolstered their guitar-driven sound with spacey electronics and cinematic effects (perhaps most notably Muse), but no one has done it quite like this Indy-based trio does here. Yes, the Muse influence certainly ...