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Angsty dream pop from The Dream Eaters makes for a memorable listen

I knew I was in for an adventure when I looked at the track list for The Dream Eaters' We Are the Curse and found a track titled "Astral Asshole." The group has roots in Brooklyn, Boston, and Vancouver Island, BC. So each band member carries a bit of that grey weather into the music. Being seaside ...

Premiere: Come Wind – Blessing (Brightest London Remix)

Come Wind have been a part of the Tuned Up story for a long time. So it's our honor to premiere a remix for "Blessing" off their B-sides and remix record, Remixes and Lost Tapes, out today. The band has had a tumultuous but fruitful journey, and is on the cusp of a new season. They are celebrating ...

Hawking’s Diverge shows remarkable maturity

A couple of years ago I saw a band from Vancouver, BC play in a tiny venue called Brothers Drake Meadery. Columbus favorites Playing to Vapors provided the local support that night. That band was called Hawking. Back then, Hawking showcased a mixture of sounds that could be defined as Chon meets Two ...

Introducing Flock (no, it isn’t a band)

I contemplated putting a click bait title on this post because writing about a new online service isn't as sexy as writing about a band, in theory. But we're gonna talk about something I was introduced to early this year. Something called Flock. Which is worth your time. Especially if you're an ...

The “World’s Best American Band” is a self-fulfilling prophecy

Photo credit: Pamela Ayala Last night I found myself turning to a friend and saying "this band will be one of the biggest rock bands in America in a year's time." White Reaper are one of those bands that seem to get better with each passing performance. My friend Marco mentioned to me their ...

Audiofeed 2017 preview: Naal

This one is for all fans of "boring guitar music," as David of NAAL says. In the past, the ambient musician has captivated folks on the Front Porch Stage, but I expect to see his draw grow this year. The artist composes drone/post rock guitar music. Expect lots of drawn out songs. I get somewhat of a ...

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 ...