2016 Tune Tourney Round 2: Minneapolis

The sole first-round upset in the fourth region of 2016’s Tune Tournament belonged to LA-based, Minneapolis-born Katy Morley and her aptly named “Plucky.” Earlier this year Katy, producing as Morly, released the Something More Holy EP, a follow-up to her 2015 debut, In Defense of My Muse, and immediately embarked on a national tour supporting IT fave Låpsley. Don’t let the hushed minimalism fool you; this track has teeth, and Rogue Valley is next up on the menu.

Who moves on to the Sweet Sixteen? Cast your votes and spread the word, as these eight matchups close on Friday, December 2 at noon.

Matchup 1: The Hold Steady – “I Hope This Whole Thing Didn’t Frighten You” vs. Sleep Study – “Peace and Letting Go”

Matchup 2: Caroline Smith – “Magazine” vs. Bob Mould – “Voices in My Head”

Matchup 3: Rogue Valley – “Transference” vs. Morly – “Plucky”

Matchup 4: Poliça – “Lime Habit” vs. Chastity Brown – “Man and Gun”

Don’t forget to cast your votes for the second-round matchups in London and Chicago!