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Highasakite – Uranium Heart

Highasakite were a band I discovered in probably the best possible scenario for experiencing their music—the opening slot for Of Monsters and Men at an outdoor amphitheater show. As twilight descended upon Columbus, I was enthralled by the ethereal atmospheric pop swirling around me from onstage. ...

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 ...

St. Paul and the Broken Bones Bring Their Soul to St. Louis

Every time I see St. Paul & The Broken Bones live, it’s a religious experience. The Alabama-based soul band never fails to put on a spectacle. This past Friday was my third time (in the third different city) seeing the constantly-touring collective, and every show has been different from the ...

Premiere: Mal Compris dazzles with La Poré featuring on “Over It”

La Poré ought to be familiar with some followers of Tuned Up—after all, it's the other creative outlet of Captain Kidd drummer Nick Samson. Gosh, we've seen a lot of progression from them over the years! Here he features on the track "Over It," which is the debut release from Mal Compris. For ...

The Japanese House – Good at Falling

There's a lot that can be extrapolated from an album entitled "Good at Falling." The most obvious response I can think of is that it invites contemplation on how to get through trials gracefully. Life, by nature, is messy. Yet there is a beautiful narrative that ties everything together in the ...

Premiere: A Decade Apart pummels aurally and visually with “Impulse”

Followers of Tuned Up will probably be familiar with A Decade Apart. But, in case you aren't—let us fill you in. The post-hardcore quintet have spent the past couple of years gradually building a regional following and honing in on an aggressive yet accessible sound. They've even played the preshow ...

songs worth staying up late for [single reviews]

Tame Impala - "Patience": We all knew it was coming. With Tame Impala all over the summer festival season, Kevin Parker returns with a psych-pop gem primed for summer. Will those opening piano chords be as iconic in my mind as the opening licks of "Let It Happen"? I'm skeptical. But I know I really ...