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new beginnings – what? [single reviews]

The 1975 - "People": The music world is abuzz with the abrupt reinvention of The 1975. The boys are angry, and they want people to know it. The song is the lead single from Notes On a Conditional Form. The whole song is a tongue-in-cheek noise punk jam with a dash of synth. Wait, that idea sounds familiar... who remembers ...

when stuff just comes together [single reviews]

Sucre - "Your Records": The alt-pop project of Stacy and Darren King continues to pump out bop after bop. The latest, "Your Records," came together just within the last month. It's provocative and calming at the same time. This, in spite of a hook that proclaims that "love has gone away from me." Don't be scared. Be ...

Hoosier Monthly Digest: July 2019 Edition

Allison Victoria – “Let Go”: After what has seemed like an eternity (okay, I'm being a little overdramatic, but still...), singer Allison Victoria has finally graced our ears with her debut single. Upon hearing “Let Go” though, it will immediately become apparent to you that this single was well worth the wait. ...

what i’m doing instead of going to the state fair [single reviews]

The Chainsmokers & Illenium: "Takeaway (feat. Lennon Stella)": The critical thinker in me says I shouldn't like this track because it's about as formulaic is they come. If you watch this video explaining how to write a Chainsmokers song, the cliches hold true. Yet, I'll be darned if this isn't infectious and really ...

Guitars that roar, choruses that soar, and so much more. [Single Reviews]

Finish Ticket – “Dream Song”: Have you ever discovered a cool new band, only to have them fall off the face of the earth right afterwards? I can’t tell you how many times that’s happened to me—it's one of the worst feelings in the world. So when I saw that one such band was teasing a return after almost ...

Premiere: Hear Shiny Penny Find Their Home

Shiny Penny has become a sort of mainstay in the TUNED UP world, and with good reason: the Kokomo-based trio crafts incredibly catchy tunes that perfectly straddle the line between pop and rock. Unlike many of their pop or rock peers, however, these down-to-earth Indiana natives pen lyrics that often point straight ...

Post niche fest jammers [single reviews]

White Collar Sideshow - "I Didn't Come Here to Die": White Collar Sideshow have entered a new, bittersweet era as a duo. TD and Veronica Benton are perpetual nomads that exist to spread a message of hope through a medium that leaves many uneasy, sometimes creeped out, sometimes confused, but nearly always entertained. Their ...