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Troy Petty – Departure

Words: Ryan Getz Troy Petty is a guy I met at a networking event nearly a year ago. CSA founder Joey Hendrickson told me this was a guy worth knowing. Fast forward a few months to SXSW, where I saw him perform with a full band for the first time, and this notion was confirmed in my mind. Troy Petty blends dream pop with ...

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Fine Animal – Before the Glow

Words: Ryan Getz Fine Animal describes their music as "music for ice skating." The description feels gimmicky at first, but after talking to Lucy Oaks and Kelan Gilbert in person, it becomes apparent that this mission statement of sorts is a cross section of the vision of the band and the personalities. Kelan is personable ...

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Northlane – Node

Words: Ryan Getz Northlane's new release Node is what I've hoped for from a heavy band for awhile. I realize that is sort of a vague introduction to this review, but frankly it's true. The more entrenched I get into music exploration the more my appreciation grows for atmospheric elements in music. Combine this newfound ...

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Valise – Young Bloomer

Words: Ryan Getz What I'm about to write is long overdue. Young Bloomer by Valise is one of the best and most overlooked national releases of 2015. If I hadn't make a trip on impulse to see Copeland in Nashville, I might have no idea this band exists, still. Their merch guy described the band as a "mathy Death Cab For ...

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The Colourist – Will You Wait For Me (EP)

Words: Ryan Getz The Colourist have been in the periphery of my musical consciousness for a long time. I think I first heard their name via a Last.FM recommendation. This was before the days of Spotify. I had no idea they were an active band still until they reached out to Tuned Up regarding this EP. This release seems ...

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Lauryn Peacock – Euphonia

Words: Ryan Getz Lauryn Peacock exudes a quiet confidence that emerges earnestly in her latest record, titled Euphonia. It would be easy to label Peacock as a pianist/singer-songwriter and call it a day. However, there is a subtle versatility in her songwriting that denies this idea as a possibility. I've now listened ...

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‘Ravi Shavi’ by Ravi Shavi Reviewed.

Ravi Shavis put out a self titled disc 'Ravi Shavi'. Ravi Shavi is a cool name, and likely an ode to the Pakistani origin of Ravi Shavi's lead singer. This is a text-book garage rock record, following in the tradition of the 2000's garage rock wave, drawing on earlier influences stemming back to the 80's, 60's, and ...