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Crowd Sourced Review: Skillet – “Feel Invincible”

Words: Ryan Getz I feel so conflicted about the new Skillet song. I've pretty much given up hope at them ever returning to the sound of their Collide record. To me, this sounds like cookie cutter arena rock made to get spins and adrenaline going. And to be honest - it is stuck in my head ...

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how is it May already? ponder that while you check these songs out.

Words: Ryan Getz Contact - "Never Stop": Out of the ashes of And Then There Were None, and later Young London, we have a darker, more polished electropop collective that is releasing a new single with their (hopefully) permanent lineup. We hope the constantly shifting group remains static for awhile because I happen to ...

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attitude in unexpected places [single reviews]

Simple Plan - "Singing in the Rain": Simple Plan is "all growed up", to borrow a line from Rugrats vernacular. The music video for this song feels loosely inspired by the movie "That Thing You Do!" and the song is similarly a mix of pop punk mixed with retro surf rock. Or, if you would prefer, if pop punk was written by Brian ...

fresh tune meanderings [single reviews]

Ramsey - "Pay": The LA based artist has released a sultry tune that seems to be gaining quite a bit of traction on Soundcloud. The producer and singer has a vocal range that I'm not used to hearing for an artist that plays double duty in this genre. The mood is a little hard to pin down in this song, although the vibe is ...

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Crowd Sourced Reviews: Thrice – “Blood in the Sand”

Thrice's comeback single, "Blood in the Sand," from the forthcoming record To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere has a lot of people talking. Here are what some friends of Tuned Up had to say - listen to the song while you read: [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SecJsEelf3c[/youtube] "Beautiful. My eardrums enjoyed ...

a pair of tracks on the eve of SXSW

TOWNeS - "COMe FIND Me": Not much is known about this duo, but they really love Broods and Lorde. That much is obvious from this single - subtly classified as Trip hop on their Soundcloud account. With very little fanfare, the project seems to be amassing plays. What would happen if this single gets exposure on lots of major ...

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Get refreshed with these tunes [single reviews]

Bronco Simmons - "Away She Goes": It's always refreshing to hear a band where you know the passion is there and the talent is self-evident. In the seven minute epic that is "Away She Goes," the swirling synths do a number on what our expectations for what a good old fashioned rock and roll tune can sound like. The Dallas band ...