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summer rock jams get it done [single reviews]

Hidden Hospitals - "Better Off": Hidden Hospitals released a new track the other day that communicates an effect of a slow emergence from a cocoon. The band has undergone somewhat of a metamorphosis since the last record, but "Better Off" is a natural progression that leads the band into a more electronic territory. However, ...

Premiere: Current Events – “Cupboard”

Fresh off of an impressive appearance at Bunbury Music Festival, Cincinnati natives Current Events have released the emotional new video for “Cupboard,” a track encompassing the aftermath of a long relationship’s demise. Listeners of Taking Back Sunday, Thrice, and Brand New will find a home in Current Events’ ...

New and unexpected directions sure to enthrall [single reviews]

Vesperteen - "Sweet Child o'Mine": Come on, do I even need to tell you this is a cover? If you were skeptical that a vibey, emotive indie pop project could take on such a legendary tune and emerge unscathed I would understand - I was there myself. But against all odds Colin and Co. pull it off. That iconic guitar riff takes ...

anticipated bangers [single reviews]

Andreas Moss - "Stop Me": At SXSW this year, an employee of Curb Records turned to me and warned me playfully that Andreas Moss was about to "blow the roof off the joint." Right he was. Of all the artists I saw that first evening at SXSW he had the best vocal performance. In spite of his songs being huge (whether a club ready ...

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. ...