Posts Tagged ‘recommendations’

Chet Faker - Thinking in textures

Artist: Chet Faker
Song: I’m Into You
Album: Thinking In textures
Genre: Australian Electronica

Cat Stevens – “The Wind”

Posted: June 7, 2014 by Tuned In, Turned Up in Quotes
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“I listen to my words, but they fall far below. I let my music take me where my heart wants to go.”

Cat Stevens


The Currys - Follow

Check out this up-and-coming band, The Currys. Drawing comparisons to Andrew Bird, Iron & Wine, and Crosby Stills & Nash. Their melodic blend of folk and rock will have you addicted!

Artist: The Currys
Album: Follow
Genre: Melodic Folk-Rock

Van Halen – “Jump!”

Posted: February 4, 2014 by Tuned In, Turned Up in Quotes
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“You got to roll with the punches to get to what’s real.”

Van Halen - Jump!

Nahko and Medicine for the People - Dark As Night

Artist: Nahko and Medicine for the People
Album: Dark As Night
Song: Manifesto II
Genre: “Acoustic Thump-Hop”

Best of 2013!

Posted: January 6, 2014 by Tuned In, Turned Up in Best of 2013, Staff Picks
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Best of 2013

Here are our staff picks for the best albums that came out in 2013. We kept our list to new releases, but if you’d like us to include reissues or live shows in future posts, let us know in the comments! These are just our personal favorites and we encourage different opinions, so let us know your top albums of 2013!


Allison Isaacs (Founder/Co-editor)

In no particular order:

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Specter at the Feast

Radical Face – The Family Tree: The Branches

The Spinto Band – Cool Cocoon

The National – Trouble Will Find Me

Devendra Banhart – Mala

Volcano Choir – Repave

Sigur Ros – Kveikur

Anthony Green – Young Legs

The Reneaus – The Season

Torres – Torres

Nick Johnson (Co-editor)

In no particular order:

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Specter At The Feast

The Black Angels – Indigo Meadow

Mayer Hawthorne – Where Does This Door Go

Anthony Green – Young Legs

Bonobo – The North Borders

Foals – Holy Fire

The Stone Foxes – Small Fires

Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork

Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks

Shigeto – No Better Time Than Now

And The Kids

And The Kids are a trio of three singer-songwriters from Northampton, MA, Hannah Mohan, Rebecca Lasaponaro, and Megan Miller. Their music is an incredible blend of harmonization, electric ukulele, synth, glockenspiel, and an indie vocalization layered over a rock beat that will catch your attention immediately. They hope “to inspire the hearts of all living beings of light and laughter one stage or sidewalk at a time.”

Tuned In, Turned Up spoke with And The Kids about their unique style, the meaning behind their band name, and when we can expect to hear their new EP.

How would you describe your sound?

In the words of one of our fans, our sound is “So glitter. So popsicle. So crisis.” This is a play on our official Facebook genre, which is unconscious, accessible, existential, indie, folk, rock, glitter, popsicle, crisis. (Megan)

Is there any specific meaning behind the name, “And The Kids”?

We used to call one of our friends mama and she would pretend to be our mother and we were the kids. (Hannah)

How did you guys meet, and what made you decide to form a band?

Rebecca and I met in middle school and have always kind of been a band. We met Megan at the Institute for the Musical Arts (Goshen, MA) recording program and we knew right away that she should be in the band because she is so glitter, so popsicle, so crisis. (Hannah)

How has living together affected the growth of your music?

We’ve been living in extremely close quarters for the past year and we’re not sure how it’s affected the music, but it’s affected the business because we wake up and think about each other. (Hannah)

If you could each choose one artist or band (dead or alive) to see live, who would you choose?

Violent Femmes (Hannah), Wolf Parade (Megan), Led Zeppelin (Rebecca)

What are some goals the band has for the future, and when can we expect to hear new And The Kids music?

We are working on building a regional fan base by playing once a month in cities within 300 miles of Northampton. We’re also working on our next EP, which we hope to release in the fall. It’s a recording of all of the music we currently play, so if you have only heard our first EP, you can hear the new music this summer by seeing one of our shows! We are opening for Rubblebucket at the Green River festival kickoff party on July 19th at Shea Theater in Turners Falls, and we are headlining the Iron Horse on September 14th. (Megan)


Listen to and download the entire Nothing Came First EP:


Additional And The Kids music and information can be found at:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

Stealers Wheel

Artist: Stealers Wheel
Album: Stealers Wheel
Song: Stuck In The Middle With You
Genre: Country Rock, Folk Rock

Grouplove - Spreading Rumours

Artist: Grouplove
Album: Spreading Rumours
Song: Ways to Go
Genre: Indie

Olafur Arnalds - For Now I Am Winter

Artist: Ólafur Arnalds
Album: For Now I Am Winter
Song: Old Skin
Genre: Ambient Electronic