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think about these tracks [single reviews]

Copeland - "Pope": This song isn't going to be like the others in this write up, so bear with me. I saw a tweet the other day that quoted the link to this song and asked "How do they do it?" How, indeed Mr. Sugars (check out his band Church Tongue). If you feel like being bathed in layers of orchestral good feels and ...

Hoosier Highlights: October Edition

October brought the vibes from quite a few Indianapolis heavyweights, including one of our steady favorites, one of my steady favorites, and as always, a couple of stellar hip-hop artists from the Circle City. October is also the first time since my inaugural Hoosier Highlights (which I didn’t formally call it at that ...

I’m tired… here are some songs to wake me (and you) up [single reviews]

The End of the Ocean - "bravado": This the single from The End of the Ocean I have been waiting for. One of the very first bands we at Tuned Up ever interviewed make their label debut on Equal Vision Records in the very near future. This song has punk sensibilities that are very danceable, yet it still carries the ...

Hoosier Highlights: September Edition

Although September did not in fact see releases from DistincT, Allison Victoria, or Dream Chief—like the artists led us to believe—maybe we'll see those later on in October's installment. Besides, there was plenty of other quality music that I came across last month, including one “older” song I had just discovered a ...

Shiny new tunes [single reviews]

Shiny Penny - "Love Isn't Easy": In many ways, this single is exactly what one should expect from Shiny Penny. And that isn't a bad thing at all. Their trademark pop/blues-rock fusion is on full display in this song, the band's first release in three years. I'll never forget a show at Rumba Cafe I attended where the entire ...

“You’ll always be my guiding light” [single reviews]

Mumford and Sons - "Guiding Light": The folk quartet is back, sooner than I thought they would be. While I didn't hate their foray into alt-rock as much as the average fan (I think think "The Wolf" is a jam) this song feels like a homecoming of sorts for the band. Yes, there is electric guitar and drums. But, this song is ...

Scandinavia and Beyond [single reviews]

KitFai - "Rush of Fear": From time to time I find myself questioning why songs from a certain region all seem to have a certain sound. In few places is this phenomenon as pronounced as it is in Scandanavia. KitFai wowed me at Audiofeed Festival with their loud, atmospheric rock anchored by pop sensibilities. "Rush of Fear" is ...