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Travel to an Empire ruled by fang toothed lions [single reviews]

Empire of the Sun - "High and Low": Par for the course for everyone's favorite fantasy post-apocalyptic dream pop duo. Heavy on the synths, heavy on Luke Steele's vocals. Vocals that are somehow monotone yet colorful at the same time. This lead single doesn't pack the same punch as "Walking on a Dream" ...

holidaymountain

Holiday Mountain – SHIA

A psych-electropop album paying homage to Shia LeBeouf? You don't say! A press release I read recommends this band for fans of the Eric Andre show. Having recently watched Andre transform into Tay Zonday while smashing plates on his head, resulting from hot sauce consumption in a viral interview - I ...

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The Return of Andrew Belle

Words: Ryan Getz Everyone has those paradigm shifting albums that define a season. For me, one of those albums was Andrew Belle's Black Bear. Recently I had the chance to speak with him by phone and I think Tuned Up will be able to give you some insight into the current state of the songwriter. ...

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Single Review: Tourist Trap – “Hide and Seek”

Last month my friends in Heroes like Villains played a house show called the Gnarbeque. This is the second year this house party has happened and let me tell you if you haven’t gone, next year make it a priority. It was hands down one of the best shows I saw all summer. I went to hang with my buds and ...

the faint

happy go lucky and pissed off in one post [single reviews]

The Faint - "Skylab1979": Shoot, man. Where have I been? How have I, a music nerd, missed out on the awesomeness of the Faint? I had to wait until a freakin' commemorative release to check out anything they put out, and I'll say "Skylab1979" has so many characteristics of tunes I'm digging these days. ...

60 Bands to Watch: Tennessee

60 Bands to Watch: Tennessee

Early this year we did a bands to watch article for our home state, Ohio. It did so well we thought "ya know, we should do this for other states too." So we started with what's familiar to us. Tennessee, to no one's surprise, has lots going on. Here's a sampling of what we've been into that hails from ...

Outlier

Twelve Foot Ninja – Outlier

Though the full-length debut from Twelve Foot Ninja first started making serious waves here in the States just a couple of years ago (likely thanks to a few extremely well-done music videos), it’s actually been nearly four since Silent Machine was initially released in the band’s home of Australia. ...