Periodically, the I AM TUNED UP email inbox gets album submissions or requests for coverage. If it’s good, we will repost it here. Here’s just a sampler of what’s been flowing in recently – remember, we only feature the GOOD STUFF here:
Capital Cities (Los Angeles, CA): It’s possible you’ve seen this group on the site before – they made the most recent (as of this post) “NextBigSound” chart and they will be playing the inaugural Bunbury Festival in Cincinnati. While some may write them off as being another knockoff of Passion Pit or MGMT, their single “Safe and Sound” proves they have the capability to break out. This is genre-bending club music that will please the preppy kids and the hipster snobs. Take a gander at the music video for “Safe and Sound” below:
The Mast (Brooklyn, NY): Before this artist reached out to me I had no clue post-dubstep was a genre. That’s a pretty accurate description. In their new single “UpUpUp”, which is available for a free download here, there isn’t as much stereotypical “Wub wub wub” and that’s a good thing. Ethereal female vocals take center stage, providing a hook that sticks with you without being overpowering. The group just released a music video, which captures the spastic nature of the song well.
Underwater Tiger (Horseheads, NY): This band is good for those who enjoy emo-infused rock. Fans of Yellowcard, Jimmy Eat World, and Motion City Soundtrack will probably like Underwater Tiger. Today we are featuring their music video for the single “Bones” whichs lives up to the band’s reputation. The emo vocals really stand out, and I’m definitely getting a Jim Atkins vibe here. Production could be a bit better but they should age well (like a fine wine). Enjoy the at times, classic performance video, at times trippy “Bones”: