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Dreamer & Son – Written Off, Moving On

Words: Ryan Getz This is the second post-rock-ish review I've written in the past week! This will be a challenge. Hopefully you enjoy reading reviews that fall into a "stream of consciousness" format. Well, things are off to a promising start with "Tension" and "Hello Vancouver." The melody established in the former ...

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analecta – Aes Sidhe

A quick google search of the term "aes sidhe" yields this result (thank you Wikipedia): "The aos sí, "ace shee", older form aes sídhe[eːs ˈʃiːðʲə]), "ays sheeth-uh") is the Irish term for a supernatural race in Irish mythology and Scottish mythology (usually spelled Sìth, however pronounced the same), ...

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Drake – VIEWS

Guest review from James Shotwell of Haulix (the awesome company responsible for servicing many of the albums we review here at Tuned Up) and Substream (movie and music webzine). The top of the music hierarchy is a place many hope to reach, but very few know how cold the peak is quite like Drake. Having long established a ...

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Holy Wave – Freaks of Nurture

Words: Bobby Brunner HOLY CRAP! Yes, Holy Crap is the exclamation needed to describe the sound of Holy Wave’s new release, Freaks of Nurture. This album only reinforces my belief that this generation of shoegaze will never die. At least I hope it doesn’t. This is the type of record that makes sleeping, driving, work, ...

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Night Argent – Night Argent EP

Right off the bat, there are going to be folks that say Night Argent is a rip off of Imagine Dragons. You know what though? I understand the viewpoint. I disagree that they're ripping anyone off, but I get it. Also, I think Night Argent takes a sound that Imagine Dragons made mainstream and builds upon it. They make it ...

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Sieren – Transients of Light

Words: Ryan Getz For someone that enjoys this genre so much, you'd think I'd have a better handle of the vernacular associated with it. I'm talking about that weird place occupied by IDM, downtempo, chillwave, and the like. Sieren occupies that sphere. Transients of Light makes me think of many things. Clubs in Austin, ...

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The Lumineers – Cleopatra

Words: Lucas Gladman The Lumineers were catapulted into the spotlight after the rabid and monstrous success of their self-titled debut and its lead single “Ho Hey.” A hit and a breakthrough. Audiences grew. Bars quickly became clubs and theaters and pavilions. Festival slots. Prominent placement in film, television, ...