TuneDig is an in-depth and informed conversation between two lifelong friends about the power of music — one album at a time.

In each episode, we go down the rabbit hole to spend a while in the strange world we discover. We take an honest look at creativity in all its complexity—from writing and production to history and cultural impact.

We promise you’ll learn something new every time, no matter how much you already love the album we explore.

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  • Friday Heavy: End of Year Review 2022

    It was a great year in heavy music. In this episode, we look back at all the new releases we featured and the curated playlists they spawned.

    It was a NOT great year in many other ways. We leave you with a parting message of encouragement to connect your energy and angst to on-the-ground organizations doing the work in your community.

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  • Friday Heavy: December 9, 2022

    This week, we discuss:The Sound of Animals Fighting – “Apeshit”, curated playlist of Kyle’s journey towards seeing the light of mathy post-hardcore a la TSOAF, Accessible Festivals

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  • Friday Heavy: November 11, 2022

    This week, we discuss: He Is Legend’s “Endless Hallway”, curated playlist sussing out the depths of He Is Legend’s roots, weirdness, and attitude, and Protect Our Winters (POW)

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  • Friday Heavy: October 28, 2022

    This week, we discuss:

    1. Witch Fever – “Congregation”
    2. Curated playlist of eclectic, high energy that might get your inner goth stoked on (briefly) going out
    3. Housing Justice League

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  • Friday Heavy: October 14, 2022

    This week, we discuss:

    1. The Lord † Petra Haden – “Devotional”
    2. Friday Heavy playlist densely packed with thick, meditative vibrations across the spectrum of drone
    3. Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)

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  • Friday Heavy: September 30, 2022

    This week, we discuss:

    1. Escuela Grind – “Memory Theater”
    2. Friday Heavy playlist dedicated to the absolutely fucking hostile energy that powerviolence can bring to radical inclusion
    3. Zealous (zealo.us)

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  • Friday Heavy: September 16, 2022

    This week, we discuss:

    1. Holy Fawn – “Dimensional Bleed”
    2. Friday Heavy playlist showcasing the incalculably extensive and wildly diverse Shoegaze Cinematic Universe (aka post-rock)
    3. MTB Atlanta (mtbatlanta.com)

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  • Friday Heavy: September 2, 2022

    This week, we discuss:

    1. The Callous Daoboys – “Celebrity Therapist”
    2. Friday Heavy playlist confronting the underappreciation of Atlanta’s heavy and weird music scene
    3. Mississippi Rapid Response Coalition – Water Fund

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  • Friday Heavy: August 19, 2022

    This week, we discuss:

    Osees – “A Foul Form”
    Friday Heavy playlist fuzzed out on oddball punk that smells like cigarettes just thinking about it
    Women on the Rise GA

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  • Friday Heavy: August 5, 2022

    This week, we discuss:

    1. Chat Pile – “God’s Country”
    2. Friday Heavy playlist with, uh, a bunch of very pissed off songs directed at christofascist terrorism
    3. The Grocery Spot (thegroceryspot.org)

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  • Friday Heavy: July 22, 2022

    This week, we discuss:

    1. WAKE – “Thought Form Descent”
    2. Friday Heavy playlist that anchors its sound in modern production of sludge, blackened death, and post-metal
    3. The Planetary Society (planetary.org)

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  • Friday Heavy: July 8, 2022

    This week, we discuss:

    1. Vomit Forth – “Seething Malevolence”
    2. Friday Heavy playlist that’s unsettling in the best way, leaving you feeling a little off your axis
    3. Trees Atlanta (treesatlanta.org)

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  • TuneDig Episode 50: Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain”

    Before uniting one nation under a groove, the lysergic lords of chaos in Funkadelic harnessed wild lightning into an amulet called Maggot Brain, bestowing the bearer with raw, dark power stronger than any force known to man. Between reaching our 50th episode and coping with the “maggots in the mind” of today’s universe, it felt like the right time to free our minds. We hope y’all’s asses will follow.

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  • Friday Heavy: June 24, 2022

    This week, we discuss:

    1. Candy – “Heaven is Here”
    2. Friday Heavy playlist packed with off-the-beaten-path punk and hardcore from bands that deserve space on your battle jacket
    3. Round Rock Black Parents Association (roundrockblackparents.org)

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  • TuneDig Episode 49: Alice Coltrane’s “Journey in Satchidananda”

    The story of Alice Coltrane — an accomplished bebop pianist from Detroit who transcended into something far greater before walking away from public life altogether — is a glimpse into what it means to be truly free. Alice’s masterpiece “Journey in Satchidananda” is a cosmic dance that sparked creation from destruction. And in a time when we’re all desperately searching for a spark of meaning and hope, Journey abides abundantly.

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  • Friday Heavy: June 10, 2022

    This week, we discuss:

    1. Sasquatch – “Fever Fantasy”
    2. Friday Heavy playlist of heavy grooves for late desert nights and hazy generator parties
    3. Feed Buffalo

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  • TuneDig Episode 48: Heart’s “Little Queen”

    Take a moment to appreciate Ann and Nancy Wilson, who kicked down the doors of rock ‘n’ roll’s boys’ club with their peerless guitar work, soaring soul vocals, and tight songcraft. 1977’s Little Queen — an oft-overlooked gem in the classic rock canon — offers a snapshot of those elements at their most urgent and pure, powered by the Wilsons’ simple motivation (as described by their producer): “It was a war.”

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  • Friday Heavy: May 27, 2022

    This week, we discuss:

    1. Decapitated – “Cancer Culture”
    2. Friday Heavy playlist stacked with bands putting their unique and modern spin on (occasionally tech) death metal
    3. PropelATL (letspropelatl.org)

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  • TuneDig Episode 47: Tangerine Dream’s “Phaedra”

    When you think of “electronic music,” what comes to mind may not be a genre you deeply love — hip-hop, house, new wave, or even dub reggae — but all of it owes some debt, scientifically or otherwise, to Tangerine Dream. Dig in with us as we study a prime example of the band’s brand of effortful innovation, where they patiently and persistently labored at the cutting edge of electronic technology to open a portal to new worlds in our minds.

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  • Friday Heavy: May 13, 2022

    This week, we discuss:

    1. Primitive Man – “Insurmountable”
    2. Friday Heavy playlist full of SLOW, enveloping, massive and crunchy tone and big feedback
    3. National Network of Abortion Funds (abortionfunds.org)

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  • TuneDig Episode 46: Olivia Rodrigo’s “SOUR”

    Did you catch one of 2021’s biggest albums, or like us, did you almost overlook it? If you have any expectations of pop music, “SOUR” will likely subvert them. Teenage dream this is not; it’s an exquisitely universal portrait of a weird time to be alive.

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  • Friday Heavy: April 29, 2022

    This week, we discuss:

    1. Heriot – “Profound Morality”
    2. Friday Heavy playlist packed with mid-tempo, huge guitar tone, big atmosphere and lots of industrial grit and grind
    3. Invisible People (invisiblepeople.tv)

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  • TuneDig Episode 45: Fela Kuti’s “Expensive Shit”

    The story of Fela Kuti — one of the most famous people on an *entire continent* passionately struggling to liberate power to more people — is absolutely one worth deeply knowing, regardless of whether you find yourself drawn to Afrobeat or (cringe) “world music.” But once you know it, it’s almost impossible not to fall in love with Fela and Afrika 70 as their revolutionary grooves rewire your brain in magical and meaningful ways.

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  • Friday Heavy: April 15, 2022

    This week, we discuss:

    1. Greyhaven – “The Bright And Beautiful World”
    2. Friday Heavy playlist for fans of more choatic + melodic combinations
    3. Campaign for Working Families

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  • TuneDig Episode 44: Meshuggah’s “ObZen”

    Meshuggah’s ObZen—an artifact of human creativity pushing the limits of what’s possible—will quite literally make you hear music differently. If you’re looking for a new musical adventure, and especially if you don’t think you like “heavy” or “weird” music, consider this your sign to push past your comfort zone.

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  • Friday Heavy: April 1, 2022

    This week, we discuss:

    1. Meshuggah – “Immutable”
    2. Friday Heavy playlist full of high quality Meshuggah aping that AIN’T “djent”
    3. The Bail Project

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  • TuneDig Episode 43: mewithoutYou’s “Catch For Us the Foxes”

    A misunderstood wise man once said “Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds.” In our most personal and vulnerable episode yet, we do some seeking through the lens of songs that fill us with the bravery and sincerity to love ourselves and others fully. Dig deep with us as we fish for words about our tiny place in the universe and dance with gratitude for our ability to do so.

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  • Friday Heavy: March 18, 2022

    Friday Heavy: March 18, 2022

    This week, we discuss:

    1. Soul Glo – Diaspora Problems
    2. Friday Heavy playlist with 20+ songs in under 40 minutes, (almost) all under 2 minutes each
    3. Equality Texas

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    TuneDig Season 6 Trailer

    Season 6—featuring our most eclectic selection of albums yet—kicks off Friday, March 11, with new episodes every other Friday through July.

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  • TuneDig Episode 42: Erykah Badu’s “Mama’s Gun”

    Y’all tryna raise your vibrations? Erykah Badu is here to help. Season 6 kicks off with a meditation on realness and what being on “your own wavelength” really means. (Spoiler: it ain’t a single frequency — it’s a whole spectrum.)

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  • Friday Heavy: March 4, 2022

    This week, we discuss:

    1. Vein.fm – This World Is Going To Ruin You
    2. Friday Heavy playlist exploring more of Will Putney’s work
    3. Books to Prisoners

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  • TuneDig Episode 41: Miles Davis’s “Bitches Brew”

    Let’s be clear: “Bitches Brew” is a challenging record, even to some of the best musicians in the world — but all of them say it’s worth the investment.

    It’s the kind of trip that, even if we *could* draw a map, it wouldn’t take you there. Let go of the need for meaning and enjoy the ride with us. We can promise you’ll be pleasantly surprised where you end up.

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  • TuneDig Episode 40: Fiona Apple’s “Tidal”

    On the heels of one of 2020’s most acclaimed albums — Fiona Apple’s Fetch the Bolt Cutters — we revisited Apple’s debut Tidal and wound up working to extract ourselves from the mostly male gazes that made its reception … much different. We arrive at a question much like writer Jenn Pelly had: “People would constantly prod Fiona on how an 18-year-old could write songs as mature as these … Why did they not ask instead how she became a genius?”

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  • TuneDig Episode 39: Death Grips’s “The Money Store”

    The modern world is accelerating beyond our control, shaping our reality in ways we can’t yet perceive or understand. Enter Death Grips, an art project capturing the chaotic energy and illustrating the absurdity of our hubris in trying to harmonize the surreal and extremely real — never more perfectly than on 2012’s prescient “The Money Store”.

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  • TuneDig Episode 38: Augustus Pablo’s “King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown”

    Reggae music is easy to take for granted, but its impact is underappreciated and massive — in the case of dub in particular, everyone from Radiohead to Johnny Rotten to Run-DMC owes it a debt.

    Augustus Pablo and King Tubby together created what’s regarded as “one of the finest examples of dub ever recorded.” Join us as we dive into the culture, history, and unique engineering experiments that made it possible.

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  • TuneDig Episode 37: Rihanna’s “ANTI”

    By every measure — sales, awards, chart-toppers, global name recognition — Rihanna is objectively as big as the Beatles ever were. In fact, ANTI is so big it’s still on the charts, a record five full years later.

    Take a closer look with us at “the record you make when you don’t need to sell records”, and get a taste of the true freedom that comes from focusing on your inner voice when faced with insurmountable expectations.

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  • TuneDig Episode 36: Son House’s “Father of Folk Blues”

    All American music traces back to the blues, and deep at the root sits Son House. That the recordings on “Father of Folk Blues” even exist is something of a gray area that cuts to the heart of the great American myth, but wherever you land after hearing these stories, you’ll find that what matters most is what the great Muddy Waters once said of House: “That man was the king.”

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  • TuneDig Episode 35: Melvins’s “Stoner Witch”

    The futility of describing the Melvins has stretched critics in the direction of absurd words like “Dadaist” for nearly 40 years now. They’ve belligerently flogged any attempt to pinpoint their essence simply by being themselves, but “Stoner Witch” remains a reliable mall directory for the Melvins’ vast and wild discography. Grab yourself some pretzel bites.

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  • TuneDig Episode 34: Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”

    We should talk about Dolly the way we talk about Prince. Her extraordinary kindness and unique kitsch both make her universally loved, but what gets left out of the conversation is the very thing that made her famous: the music. Join in as we focus attention on the sonics and songwriting of the low-key masterpiece “Jolene”.

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  • TuneDig Episode 33: The Allman Brothers Band’s “The Allman Brothers Band”

    Six enlightened rogues out of Macon, Georgia birthed an entire genre simply by being their soul-powered selves. We have not come to testify, but we’re still hung up on the dream The Allman Brothers Band helped us see. By the end of this episode, you will be, too.

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  • TuneDig Radio: HM-2

    Part two of exploring our very specific favorite ways to discover and enjoy new music contrasts sharply with sampling’s vastness. Instead, Cliff laser-focuses in on a world inside four small knobs all dialed to 10.

    The Boss HM-2 has spawned a prolific and diverse subculture, tied together by metal and hardcore artists’ quest for tones that differentiate and reflect the intensity of their material. If you love heavy music, you’ll love this playlist. If you don’t, we’re confident you’ll appreciate this headspace and its nuances.

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  • TuneDig Radio: Sampling

    For this one, we prompted each other to build a playlist around a very specific favorite way to discover and enjoy new music.

    For Kyle, it’s sampling in hip-hop, a Rosetta Stone that endlessly unlocks interesting and obscure musical touchstones. The playlist lays out his journey of discovery through key samples that changed his life, and the episode dives into the mind of the crate digger and the value of that worldview in general.

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  • TuneDig Radio: Direct Action

    The protests and unrest have had us wondering how to make meaning from this wild, inexplicable time in history — so like usual, we turned to songs. Out came two new TuneDig Radio playlists.

    The world already has plenty of protest playlists, so instead we tried to think more deeply about how best to process and live in the moment. This episode (part of a pair) is all about searching deep within and challenging yourself to grow.

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  • TuneDig Radio: Introspection

    The protests and unrest have had us wondering how to make meaning from this wild, inexplicable time in history — so like usual, we turned to songs. Out came two new TuneDig Radio playlists.

    The world already has plenty of protest playlists, so instead we tried to think more deeply about how best to process and live in the moment. This episode (part of a pair) is all about searching deep within and challenging yourself to grow.

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  • TuneDig Radio: Instrumentals Vol. 2

    Being stuck at home without our studio setup got us thinking about the value of staying connected to people you enjoy being around by sharing music you love. With that in mind, we present the first episode of TuneDig Radio — where we dive deep into a specific music-related topic, then curate and share a playlist about it, pirate radio-style.

    For our first two episodes, we took turns exchanging our favorite instrumentals, discovering some key overlaps and major differences along the way.

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  • TuneDig Radio: Instrumentals Vol. 1

    Being stuck at home without our studio setup got us thinking about the value of staying connected to people you enjoy being around by sharing music you love. With that in mind, we present the first episode of TuneDig Radio — where we dive deep into a specific music-related topic, then curate and share a playlist about it, pirate radio-style.

    For our first two episodes, we took turns exchanging our favorite instrumentals, discovering some key overlaps and major differences along the way.

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  • TuneDig Episode 032: D’Angelo’s “Voodoo”

    To create something timeless, an artist must push beyond the boundaries of time. With “Voodoo”, D’Angelo gathered a council of like-minded shamans for a years-long ritual to study and absorb music’s most mystical moments, conjuring an otherworldly result.

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  • TuneDig Episode 031: Chelsea Wolfe’s “Hiss Spun”

    “Hiss Spun” is a massive cosmic ballad that journeys through the worlds within the psyche, guided by a goddess of the soul in her own right. Think of this episode as a gateway drug to a land beyond your comfort zone toward the beauty of all things heavy. Let “Hiss Spun” get in your blood.

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  • TuneDig Episode 030: Otis Redding’s “Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul”

    A single 24-hour period in 1965 yielded one of the finest and most important musical documents in American history — and its author became one of our most influential voices. Join us in marveling at the difference a day can make.

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  • TuneDig Episode 029: Sunn O)))’s “Black One”

    ”Dark is the light, and everything is black.” For Black Friday, we thought it fitting to reach for the darkest and most transcendent piece of music we know. Sunn O)))’s thundering vibrations are meditation through force for anyone willing to listen deeply, and “Black One” is a door into a void that turns out to be a higher plane.

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