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Ya gotta dig down for that new stuff [single reviews]

Written by Ryan Getz Muse - "Dig Down": This song could be considered somewhat of a sequel to "Madness." The minimalistic song has a similar bass buildup, and follows basically the same progression as its inspiration. In spite of this, the song still has the potential to become a fan favorite, although long time followers ...

Video Review: Palehound ‘If You Met Her’

Review by Sandeep Sehbi First lets talk about Palehound. Palehound has been around since 2013. Originally Ellen Kempner’s solo project, it currently features Jesse Weiss on drums and David Khoshtinat on bass. In 2015 Palehound won the Boston Music Award ‘New Artist of the Year’ which is pretty rad! Palehound has ...

Single Review: The Dears ‘Of Fisticuffs’

Written by Sandeep Sehbi Canada’s The Dears has a new record out soon and ‘Of Fisticuffs’ landed on our ‘desk’ at Tuned Up. Here’s a single review. I'm stoked to see The Dears pop up on Tuned Up's radar. I've been listening to The Dears for years, they've got some great singles and some awesome albums. ...

Pensively fun songs [single reviews]

Lo Tom - "Overboard": "You really messed me up" is a brutally honest way to begin a song. Yet, it isn't a line that's altogether terribly surprising for a band that consists of members of Pedro the Lion and Starflyer 59. Jason Martin's trademark guitar tones and David Bazan's emotive vocals are unsurprisingly standout ...

Premiere: Cure Culture – “Remember”

Cure Culture is part of a new era of Columbus bands, it seems. I've been running this site long enough that I've seen one era of bands pass. A few still stand, a few have broken up, and a few are just casually moving along. And some of those are making big waves in the industry. When I say I see a few freshman class of ...

SINGLE REVIEWS: POP PUNK EDITION

Paramore-“Hard Times”:  Okay let’s get this out of the way, bands grow.  Bands change from time to time. Do you really want the bands you love making the same record over and over? I don’t. This song is from album number 5 for Paramore. We have seen them change from album to album and this is just the latest. This ...

Get off your couch and jam these [single reviews]

Phangs - "Always Been U": Phangs, one of Nashville's rising pop personalities, may have just teased one of the longest build ups to a single I've seen. I think it will pay off though, judging from how "Always Been U" delivers on both the "it gives me the feels" and "whoa nelly that's a banger" fronts. Phangs has slowly been ...