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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. Needless to say, it’s ...

The Kills – Ash & Ice

The fifth full-length album from indie rock duo The Kills and follow-up to their 2011 effort Blood Pressures has been in the making for quite some time, but now, five years and five hand surgeries later, Jamie Hince and frontwoman Alison Mosshart are finally back with Ash & Ice, set to release through Domino on June ...

Moda Spira – Moda Spira

Latifah Phillips has had her hands full the past few years. Her work with bands like The Autumn Film, Page CXVI, and SOLA-MI has given her and her bandmates a platform to appeal to a wide variety of audiences (particularly with the focus of Page CXVI being solely on reimagining hymns). These outlets, however, aren’t ideal ...

ANOHNI – HOPELESSNESS

A few years ago, I went to see Listener and ‘68 play in my hometown. While both of their sets were enjoyable, what stuck out to me the most that night was one of their opening acts, a musician named Derek Zanetti going under the name of The Homeless Gospel Choir. His music was both serious and comical in nature, but many of ...

Crowd-sourced review: Radiohead – “Burn the Witch”

Well, the cat's out of the bag. Radiohead will be releasing a new album this Sunday the 8th and everyone has an opinion on the new track called "Burn the Witch," including these readers of Tuned Up: "Smooth orchestral song. Drum machine + orchestral samples / live samples? Who knows. Its like... the No Quarter of Radiohead ...

Spirit of the Bear – Remains

As a whole, the focus of most of the reviews you’ll find on Tuned Up will go in one of two distinguishable directions: they’ll cover moderate to big name artists you’ve probably heard of, and then they’ll cover lesser-known artists. Since joining the site, I’ve noticed how immersed the majority of my co-writers are ...

JMR – Ritual EP

Music has always been an opportunity for great storytelling. As a multi-faceted medium, artists and musicians have found different approaches to this craft throughout history. Sacred or secular, lyrical or instrumental, foreign or domestic, song has always conveyed (and always will convey) different multisensory experiences ...