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Gatto Black Debuts With “8 Days A Week”

Sal Mastrocola of EXNATIONS has released his first single today under the Gatto Black moniker. Unlike the danceable synth-pop he's become known for, this project is decidedly heavier, punchier, and perfectly captures the anxiety of our current circumstances in the context of catchy hardcore. In some ways, "8 Days A Week" ...

Crowd Sourced Review: twenty one pilots – Shy Away

It's been out for a couple of weeks now. What? Why, the new twenty one pilots single of course! It's been tradition around here to ask followers of Tuned Up what they think of the lead single from our hometown success story's newest outing. What of the below do you agree with? Who do you disagree with? Is this the best ...

Pop grab bag [single reviews]

CHVRCHES - "He Said She Said": Are you in the mood for some angsty lyrics that will make you feel like you're flying? "He Said She Said," the new single from Scottish electropop trio CHVRCHES is here to satiate that craving. I'm going to venture that this is the band's best lead single since The Bones of What You Believe. ...

Sarah Cleary has us singing along to her new single – Loved by Somebody

Sarah Cleary just put out a new music video for her latest single, "Loved by Somebody." And Wow. Just. Wow. This adorably catchy song has a strong, honest message that hits home. I sat down with the Smule sensation to meet the woman behind the music. You might have seen her before. She's the internet’s Disney princess of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Premiere: Superlaser returns with “Tu Mejor Carta”

In less than a year and a half since releasing their debut single “Interestelar,” Alicante rockers Superlaser have quickly made a name for themselves with their soaring, spacey alt.-rock sound. Had 2020 gone any differently, we might be looking at a world with a Superlaser full-length out already. Still, the quintet has ...