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Loose Turnover vibes from The Flats’ nostalgic “Auburn in the Everlast”

As I listen to the new EP just released by The Flats, a wave of nostalgia washes over me. I'm reminded of 2015 when Turnover released their much lauded sophomore effort Peripheral Vision. All of the sudden, you had punk kids falling in love with a sound that was more reminiscent of what some of their parents might have ...

Devin Shelton – Sensation

Now two solo efforts removed from his Emery departure, singer and songwriter Devin Shelton continues to evolve sonically. On his sophomore full-length, Sensation, Shelton lunges toward a full-blown R&B sound, while still owning his rock roots. The first aspect of Sensation that immediately grabbed me was the remarkable ...

Second Story Anthem executes a solid bundle of anthems with ‘Acadia’

As someone who doesn't normally consider pop-punk or the easycore subgenre to be their bread and butter, Second Story Anthem were one of those Columbus bands that I merely vaguely aware of from the show flyer and facebook event here and there. I'm mildly embarrassed to say that my first real experience with this band was at a ...

Brian Eno’s Reflection breathes contentment in a dark world

It seems fitting to begin my 2017 with this ambient release from the legendary Brian Eno. I know it's incredibly cliche, but I feel a huge sense of optimism right now. Prior to starting my play through of this album / track "Reflection", I watched what can only be described as a thrilling performance of "Sandstorm" that ...

Don’t let this list be wishful thinking, please! (anticipated albums of 2017)

The following list is some albums that we at Tuned Up are excited to check out in 2017. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, and some of the below are not announced - merely educated guesses. What are you looking forward to? And this list isn't exactly 100...but that's alright with us! Acceptance - Colliding By ...

ABSOLUTE HERO-SING FOR SANITY

For as long as I can remember I have been good with dates. It is something that has always amazed my dear mother. Even as a child she would ask me about something and I could tell her the day/date it happened on. It’s weird, I know. But the reason I mention this is I can tell you the date I first heard Sing for Sanity, the ...

RUN THE JEWELS IS THE NEW OUTKAST [Run the Jewels – RTJ3 review]

  In the words of the men themselves - “It’s a Christmas f***ing miracle!” For months, Hip-hop heads and vinyl-loving music snobs alike have basked in anticipation of the third full-length project from Run The Jewels, RTJ3, and today; alongside the rising Christmas sun, RTJ3 was released. Undoubtedly the ...