logo
Single Reviews

Vaporwave, a past due review, and more [single reviews]

Sløtface - "Telepathic": The music video for this song is essentially a piece of surrealism that doesn't take itself too seriously, which actually describes the song too. If you want depth, it's there. But if you want to enjoy its absurdity at face value, there's that too. This synth-influenced pop punk is definitely a ...

Hoosier Monthly Digest: May 2019 Edition

Emma Peridot – “Pulse”: Arriving just in time for Pride Month, the debut single from Emma Peridot is an empowering anthem about “be[ing] who you are.” The song’s steady “pulse” (pun intended) hits hard, something that contrasts quite well with the almost ethereal-like vibe beneath the surface. This isn’t ...

An unlikely banger and more [single reviews]

Poppy featuring Fever 333 - "Scary Mask": A pop artist meshed the modern day Rage Against the Machine? If this single's goal was to get people talking, they have undoubtedly succeeded. I have to admit: at first I found the song to be a little disjointed. But hearing a pop artist deliver aggressive vocals with distortion, ...

summer is here [single reviews]

The Orphan, The Poet - "Queen Cobra": TOTP have been through a lot since the early days of Tuned Up, and here we are to chronicle another part of their evolution—the bass driven bop "Queen Cobra." This is arguably the strongest of the three singles released since the Terrible Things EP. "Hot Take: she's a queen cobra" is ...

Songs for avoiding existential dread [single reviews]

Bonelang - "Anvil": The title of this write up is homage to this, the lead single off the genre bending duo from Chicago's forthcoming LP, entitled Sunny, Sonny. Describing Bonelang is hard, but it's the sort of thing that compels me to want to promote them as much as I can. "Anvil" has the makings of a summer groove. ...

Hoosier Monthly Digest: April 2019 Edition

April was a month of discovery for me, with only one artist being a name I have previously featured on the blog. Last month’s picks include acts ranging indie pop, R&B, folk, and hip-hop, all of which I either just caught wind of in the past month or have new music that released sometime during the month of April. ...

Do you like your jams sensual or political? How about both? Take your pick! [Single Reviews]

Featuring a few discoveries and a couple of long-running favorites, and spanning everything from R&B, soul, and roots rock to funk, alternative, and yes, even metal, this eclectic batch of single reviews is bound to give you something new to spin, whether you prefer your jams more sensual or more political. Paolo ...