• MEG MYERS UNVEILS NEW VIDEO “GO”
  • THE KNOCKS VIDEO “CLASSIC”
  • DADDY’S GROOVE VIDEO “PULSE” FEAT TEAMMATE
  • JAMES EDGAR SINGLE “UNEARTH ME, BABY”
  • HALEY JANE “DOING ME TONIGHT”
  • Meg Myers released her first performance video today for the alt-rock track “GO” from her latest EP, Make A Shadow. This video – directed by Robert Hales (Jack White, Gnarls Barkley, N.E.R.D.) – gives you a glimpse into Meg’s soul-wrenching and intense live show. Meg’s current single “Desire” is...

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  • Dance duo The Knocks (comprised of LES/NY-based producers JPatt and B-Roc) drop a music video to accompany their feel-good, anytime anthem, ‘Classic (ft. Powers)’ out now via Big Beat Records—spreading nostalgia to everyone’s favorite classic computer game, The Sims—while kicking off a perfect afternoon at the pool, complete with...

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  • Fresh from their Ibiza residency as part of David Guetta’s ‘F*** Me I’m Famous’, Daddy’s Groove are back with yet another slice of dance floor goodness in the shape of ‘Pulse’. Featuring indie upstarts TeamMate on vocal duties, ‘Pulse’ is available now on Ultra Records and is followed by...

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  • James Edgar Francis wants you to fall in love with him. Or at least that is what you would be forgiven for thinking when you hear his debut single “Unearth Me, Baby”. “You’ve got me running around and you’ve got me singing, got me singing…” James has been a...

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  • Haley Jane’s back and better than ever with a new song and video for “Doing me tonight”. This song is a perfect mix of pop and house music with an urban flare. The way the producer chopped her vocals and effected them to the beat gives Haley Jane a...

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MEG MYERS UNVEILS NEW VIDEO “GO”

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September 18, 2014
MEG MYERS UNVEILS NEW VIDEO “GO”

Meg Myers released her first performance video today for the alt-rock track “GO” from her latest EP, Make A Shadow. This video – directed by Robert Hales (Jack White, Gnarls Barkley, N.E.R.D.) – gives you a glimpse into Meg’s soul-wrenching and intense live show. Meg’s current single “Desire” is top 20 at alternative radio...
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THE KNOCKS VIDEO “CLASSIC”

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September 18, 2014
THE KNOCKS VIDEO “CLASSIC”

Dance duo The Knocks (comprised of LES/NY-based producers JPatt and B-Roc) drop a music video to accompany their feel-good, anytime anthem, ‘Classic (ft. Powers)’ out now via Big Beat Records—spreading nostalgia to everyone’s favorite classic computer game, The Sims—while kicking off a perfect afternoon at the pool, complete with cotton candy, palm trees, and...
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DADDY’S GROOVE VIDEO “PULSE” FEAT TEAMMATE

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September 18, 2014
DADDY’S GROOVE VIDEO “PULSE” FEAT TEAMMATE

Fresh from their Ibiza residency as part of David Guetta’s ‘F*** Me I’m Famous’, Daddy’s Groove are back with yet another slice of dance floor goodness in the shape of ‘Pulse’. Featuring indie upstarts TeamMate on vocal duties, ‘Pulse’ is available now on Ultra Records and is followed by a stunning video you can...
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JAMES EDGAR SINGLE “UNEARTH ME, BABY”

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September 18, 2014
JAMES EDGAR SINGLE “UNEARTH ME, BABY”

James Edgar Francis wants you to fall in love with him. Or at least that is what you would be forgiven for thinking when you hear his debut single “Unearth Me, Baby”. “You’ve got me running around and you’ve got me singing, got me singing…” James has been a fiery enigma of the Sydney...
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HALEY JANE “DOING ME TONIGHT”

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September 17, 2014
HALEY JANE “DOING ME TONIGHT”

Haley Jane’s back and better than ever with a new song and video for “Doing me tonight”. This song is a perfect mix of pop and house music with an urban flare. The way the producer chopped her vocals and effected them to the beat gives Haley Jane a unique sound. The song is...
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GYPSY-POP SINGER ZANA “INTO MY BED”

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September 17, 2014
GYPSY-POP SINGER ZANA “INTO MY BED”

Up and coming singer-songwriter Zana, a current student at the Berklee College of Music, has just released her debut single, ‘Into My Bed’. The four-minute tune features the 19-year-old jamming out to her self-proclaimed gypsy-pop inspired lyrics and instruments. Her collaborations with Grammy award winning producers, Tim Mitchell and George Noriega, have been instrumental...
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LOLA DE HANNA NEW VIDEO “A KNACK FOR THESE”

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September 17, 2014
LOLA DE HANNA NEW VIDEO “A KNACK FOR THESE”

After 5 years of collaborating with local and national acts, Lola de Hanna is taking a new musical direction and just released her solo CD single titled “A knack for these…” written by Lola and produced by French producer Pascal Perrin. Lola, who was born and raised in Greece, describes her new sound on...
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DAN MACCORMACK SINGLE “FACE YOUR HUNTERS”

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September 17, 2014
DAN MACCORMACK SINGLE “FACE YOUR HUNTERS”

Dan MacCormack releases his debut solo album, Symphony of Ghosts, on Tuesday, October 14th. Inspired by the writing of David Adams Richards, Symphony of Ghosts is an album of symphonic Americana that explores and excavates Richards’ oeuvre, facing the darkness of rural poverty, loss, loneliness, and grief. There is a subtle oppressiveness in the...
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JACKIE EVANCHO RELEASES NEW ALBUM + VIDEO

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September 16, 2014
JACKIE EVANCHO RELEASES NEW ALBUM + VIDEO

Platinum-selling, 14-year-old vocal sensation Jackie Evancho will release her third studio album, Awakening, on September 23 coinciding with an international tour. Produced by Nick Patrick, Awakening is Evancho’s first album under her recent worldwide recording agreement with Sony Music Masterworks imprint Portrait. The release will be supported by an International tour, a new PBS...
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THE AMSTERDAM RED LIGHT DISTRICT VIDEO “GONE FOR A WHILE”

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September 16, 2014
THE AMSTERDAM RED LIGHT DISTRICT VIDEO “GONE FOR A WHILE”

Lyon, France’s THE AMSTERDAM RED LIGHT DISTRICT (aka TARLD) will release their their brand new record, Gone For A While, on November 26th via Red-Light Records. TARLD’s sound has been nurtured from the roots of bands that the band have listed to since their youth – such as Refused, The Bronx, Letlive and The...
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JAPANESE AMERICAN HIP-HOP DUO NjS VIDEO “STARTING FRESH”

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September 16, 2014
JAPANESE AMERICAN HIP-HOP DUO NjS VIDEO “STARTING FRESH”

In this new era of music, artists have to do a lot more than just stand out, and bilingual Japanese-American rappers, Flow Zen and Kuga, are doing just that. The group hails from the west coast in the city of fog, San Francisco, and their music has embodied a Bay Area sound that features...
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JESSE MACHT MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE “NOTHING WRONG WITH A LITTLE RAIN”

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September 16, 2014
JESSE MACHT MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE “NOTHING WRONG WITH A LITTLE RAIN”

Interlaced in Jesse Macht’s melodies are an abundance of stories overflowing with passion, vulnerability, empathy and honesty. On September 23rd, 2014, the Los Angeles born and raised songwriter and singer will independently release his sophomore album, Suitcase Heart, produced by Nashville’s Justin “Uncle” Tockett (Marc Broussard, Eli Teplin). “I completely trust Justin and the...
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ROB GARZA NEW SINGLE FEAT VASUDA SHARMA

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September 15, 2014
ROB GARZA NEW SINGLE FEAT VASUDA SHARMA

Following his incredible DJ sets at Burning Man and the season finale of his U.R. ART festival series in Los Angeles, the ever innovative Rob Garza shares a free track. In Rob’s own words…”During my travels in Mumbai last year, a Andrew Mackay from Bombay Dub Orchestra connected me with vocalist Vasuda Sharma for...
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HAPPY DIVING POST “SAD PLANET”

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September 15, 2014
HAPPY DIVING POST “SAD PLANET”

Listening to San Francisco Bay Area’s Happy Diving it’s hard to believe that they’ve only been together since 2013. A year ago, friends Matt Berry, Samuelito Cruz, Mikey Rivera, and Matt Yankovitz decided to form a band after previous projects fell apart. Since then they’ve been busy making music that fans of Tony Molina,...
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SON LUX REVEALS VIDEO FOR “LOST IT TO TRYING (MOUTHS ONLY LYING)”

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September 12, 2014
SON LUX REVEALS VIDEO FOR “LOST IT TO TRYING (MOUTHS ONLY LYING)”

Today, Son Lux is sharing its new video for “Lost It To Trying (Mouths Only Lying)” off its recent Alternate Worlds EP, out now via Joyful Noise Recordings. Director Imogen Murphy noted that “the lush musical production and beautifully layered melody merited an intense narrative. The song is full of melancholy emotion so the...
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FEMME TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE & EP “HIGH” THIS FALL

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September 12, 2014
FEMME TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE & EP “HIGH” THIS FALL

Hot on the heels of her highly-infectious debut “Fever Boy”, and her North American tour announcement (supporting Charli XCX alongside Elliphant), FEMME returns with a new alt.pop gem titled “High”, the new single from the British artist, due out in North America this October. Described as “a one-woman powerhouse” by Radio One DJ Annie...
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ALPHA MAID “BODY CHORES” SINGLE

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September 12, 2014
ALPHA MAID “BODY CHORES” SINGLE

London three piece ‘Alpha Maid’ merge angular grunge & dominant grooves with raw sample heavy electronics. An explorational genre hybrid based around repetition, rhythms & punk vocals. Quoting Radiohead, Micachu & The Shapes, Tune Yards, Deerhoof, Bjork and Nirvana as prominent influencers Alpha Maid’s ‘Body Chores’ is a prime example of a band without...
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THE COURTESANS ALBUM NEWS AND PREVIEW TRACK ‘LULLABY’

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September 11, 2014
THE COURTESANS ALBUM NEWS AND PREVIEW TRACK ‘LULLABY’

Borne through a collective desire for creative performance and exquisite, edgy music, The Courtesans’ debut album ‘1917’ is a shape-shifting collection of works drawing influence from metal, electro-pop and the far reaches of dubstep. The band settled into the studio in late 2013 to make permanent their library collection of cinematic tracks, taking inspiration...
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NICO & VINZ’ ‘BLACK STAR ELEPHANT’ MOVES TO OCTOBER 14TH + NEW SINGLE

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September 11, 2014
NICO & VINZ’ ‘BLACK STAR ELEPHANT’ MOVES TO OCTOBER 14TH + NEW SINGLE

Nico & Vinz’ debut album Black Star Elephant will now be released on October 14th to include their next single “In Your Arms”. Black Star Elephant is currently available for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/BSEPO. First launched on YouTube in October of 2013 when the group was still going by Envy, “In Your Arms” has received...
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TREBUCHET NEW VIDEO “THE END”

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September 11, 2014
TREBUCHET NEW VIDEO “THE END”

Check out “The End”, the new video from Petaluma, CA indie folk-rockers Trebuchet here. For the clip, the band enlisted Jim Agius (director) and Tim Rose (director of photography) of Dogfilm, a collective that produces short films and music videos in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dogfilm also released a music video for Trebuchet’s...
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ANDREW COUSINS “EXCUSE ME MISTER”

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September 10, 2014
ANDREW COUSINS “EXCUSE ME MISTER”

Andy C is a born entertainer with an energy that is infectious. His ability to express real life experiences through his music leaves listeners captivated and inspired. His sound is earthy and honest. Audiences are instantly connected to his lyrics as he tells stories of growing up, family and love. Andy’s father Neville introduced...
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DEJA MAE VIDEO “WICKED GAMES”

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September 10, 2014
DEJA MAE VIDEO “WICKED GAMES”

Creating a captivating presence through her hypnotic vocals, merged with electric beats that enclose you; the LA indie duo, Deja Mae and Eric Wright have returned with their own rendition of The Weeknd’s, “Wicked Games”. The duo’s rendition is now available on SoundCloud as a free download and they have just released the music...
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MIGHTY OAKS SIGN TO ASTRALWERKS AND RELEASE NEW SINGLE “BROTHER”

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September 10, 2014
MIGHTY OAKS SIGN TO ASTRALWERKS AND RELEASE NEW SINGLE “BROTHER”

Continuing its legacy of signing pioneering artists across genres and geography, Astralwerks announces its newest signing MIGHTY OAKS with the debut single “Brother” out today and the upcoming “Brother” EP out October 7th. A full-length album is set for release in the US in 2015. The Berlin-based trio of international musicians – Ian Hooper...
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DAVID LYNCH & PETER IVERS “IN HEAVEN”

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September 10, 2014
DAVID LYNCH & PETER IVERS “IN HEAVEN”

David Lynch’s Eraserhead rests firmly at the top of that canon of American underground culture for which there is no genre. A staple of the dark underbelly of popular cinema that was originally only viewable at arthouse screenings or on the Midnight Movie circuit, Eraserhead is a truly unadulterated offering; and much of its...
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EVERPRESENT “IN MY VEINS” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

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September 9, 2014
EVERPRESENT “IN MY VEINS” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

Everpresent is Matthew Cahoon, a unique vocalist, keyboardist, percussionist, and composer. Everpresent was created in January of 2002 to bring a unique blend of dark pop and alternative electronica the current musical landscape. The timeline has been an interesting evolution of musical experimentation combined with a certain degree of commercial appeal, diving into the...
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FALL OUT BOY RELEASE NEW SINGLE “CENTURIES”

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September 9, 2014
FALL OUT BOY RELEASE NEW SINGLE “CENTURIES”

Said Pete Wentz: “We never had a plan to jump right back into it after the whirlwind year we’ve had…but sometimes the song calls you. We started writing “Centuries” while we were on tour. Traveling the world for the last year we have seen, and been a part of, the landscape and fabric of...
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COURTNEY J. RELEASES ” LIT” LYRIC VIDEO

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September 9, 2014
COURTNEY J. RELEASES ” LIT” LYRIC VIDEO

Indie Recording and Entertainment Artist “Courtney J.” has released “LIT”. It is the first track released off of her forthcoming mixtape. The track includes a unique melodic trap sound which is married perfectly to her ambient and mystical vocal style. The Lyric video, shot and directed by both Courtney J. and 6ChamberProductions captures a...
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WILL DAILEY VIDEO “SUNKEN SHIP”

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September 8, 2014
WILL DAILEY VIDEO “SUNKEN SHIP”

Boston’s Will Dailey hit a career milestone with new album National Throat that debuted in the top 20 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. National Throat, inspired by a souring relationship with Will’s former business partner, is Dailey’s first release in seven years without a major label and the first charting position of Will’s career....
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NETA TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “SILLY LIFE”

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September 8, 2014
NETA TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “SILLY LIFE”

NETA is the new project from producer/guitarist Neta Weisman with his new album “Heroes In A Tale” due out in 2014. The album is preceded by the single “Silly Life” in September. Neta grew up playing with the likes of Rami Fortis and Berry Saharov touring Europe in the 80’s and early 90’s as...
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JAGGED JAYNE SINGLE “AVALANCHE”

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September 8, 2014
JAGGED JAYNE SINGLE “AVALANCHE”

Jagged Jayne emerged in September last year as an energetic and oh so quirky six piece. They explore sounds from a haze of musical influences and develop an infectious vibe on stage. The group all met at Sydney’s Australian Institute of Music and are made up of ‘The Brads’ on drums and bass, Jake...
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ETANA VIDEO “TRIGGER”

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September 8, 2014
ETANA VIDEO “TRIGGER”

Etana is happy to announce the release of her brand new album I Rise, available Oct 28, 2014 on VP Records. The beautifully-orchestrated set is helmed by the legendary Jamaican multi-instrumentalist and producer Clive Hunt, whose credits include Byron Lee & The Dragonaires, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Peter Tosh, Rolling Stones, The Wailers, Grace...
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CLOUD SEEDING “MIRAGE” FEAT ALEXA WILDING

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September 4, 2014
CLOUD SEEDING “MIRAGE” FEAT ALEXA WILDING

Cloud Seeding continues its collaborative project with their sixth single, “Mirage,” featuring Alexa Wilding. Serra quickly gained an admiration for Alexa’s dark and visual music when he stumbled across videos for her songs “Black Diamond Day” and “Knife.” He contacted the singer and the two became fast friends over snacks in the West Village....
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THE LIVING SISTERS BRING CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER

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September 4, 2014
THE LIVING SISTERS BRING CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER

The sounds of the holiday season will be sweeter this year with The Living Sisters’ new album Harmony Is Real: Songs for a Happy Holiday. The Living Sisters – Eleni Mandell, Becky Stark, Inara George and Alex Lilly – have created a musical present so jubilant that it could make even Scrooge break out...
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ROOMRUNNER SHARE FIRST TRACK “CHRONO TRIGGER”

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September 4, 2014
ROOMRUNNER SHARE FIRST TRACK “CHRONO TRIGGER”

After a much-needed break from nearly a year and a half of constant touring, Roomrunner are extremely pleased to announce the follow up to their critically acclaimed Ideal Cities LP in the form of Separate, the long-awaited EP that will see release via Accidental Guest Recordings on October 21. Listen to “Chrono Trigger”, the...
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TIM RHOADES SINGLE “THREE MONTHS”

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September 3, 2014
TIM RHOADES SINGLE “THREE MONTHS”

Tim Rhoades has been described by a critic as “eloquence bathed in enticing melody seeping from a sensual soul”, which is a poignant and accurate description of this indie alt-folk artist. Tim is a master storyteller. A charismatic native kiwi boy with clean good looks and a musical talent that’s been instilled by his...
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DARIAN RENEE POSTS “PARTNERS IN CRIME”

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September 3, 2014
DARIAN RENEE POSTS “PARTNERS IN CRIME”

Pop vocalist Darian Reneé has released a new single from her dynamic and astonishing sophomore release. “Partners In Crime,” which can be heard HERE, is the second track off the September 23rd EP entitled The Other Side Of Someday. Darian had this to say on the title of the release, “The title of the...
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BIKE THIEF “THE BURNING PAST”

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September 3, 2014
BIKE THIEF “THE BURNING PAST”

The MuseBox today announced the release of Stuck in a Dream, the debut full-length from Bike Thief. According to The Portland Mercury, the chamber pop created by Bike Thief on Stuck in a Dream is filled with “moments of remarkable, terrifying beauty.” More information on Stuck in a Dream and Bike Thief’s upcoming tour...
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ANGELA SHEIK VIDEO “BRING IT ON”

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September 3, 2014
ANGELA SHEIK VIDEO “BRING IT ON”

A truly groundbreaking musical force of nature, Angela Sheik’s enigmatic style presents a dynamic challenge for anyone trying to capture or pin her down with simple phrases or traditional categorizations. On her new album “Home Before Dark”, the soulful music innovator opens up a world of sonic, rhythmic and compositional possibilities that have driven...
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NOA MAY TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “PLAY ME”

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September 2, 2014
NOA MAY TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “PLAY ME”

Noa May has a voice like Jekyll and Hyde. Her breezy lilt can be heard whispering on one side while the monster on the other passionately spits her poetry. May is a Human Rights Lawyer by trade, but more than that she is a traveler, an artist and a poet. Her new single “Play...
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INSPIRED BY THE CURRENT EBOLA CRISIS THOUSAND DAYS RELEASES “ONE TRUTH”

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August 29, 2014
INSPIRED BY THE CURRENT EBOLA CRISIS THOUSAND DAYS RELEASES “ONE TRUTH”

A renowned scientist who has been covered by CNN, MSNBC and the Smithsonian Magazine, frontwoman of alternative rock band Thousand Days, Pardis Sabeti, wrote “One Truth” after she learned her colleague Dr. Shiek Humarr Kahn contracted Ebola while treating 80 patients at one time. The track, which also features the voices of six amazing...
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MOSES GUNN COLLECTIVE DELIVER “SHALALA” VIDEO

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August 29, 2014
MOSES GUNN COLLECTIVE DELIVER “SHALALA” VIDEO

Moses Gunn Collective is a 4-piece psych-rock band from Brisbane, Australia. Combining psychedelic dream pop with soulful crooning and howling riffs, the band creates music that feels classic and refreshing all at once. The sound comes from an eclectic mix of established musicians and draws from their individual projects (Orphans Orphans, The Belligerents, The...
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THE PREATURES NEW SINGLE “SOMEBODY’S TALKING”

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August 29, 2014
THE PREATURES NEW SINGLE “SOMEBODY’S TALKING”

Sydney, Australia’s five-piece rock band The Preatures released EP Is This How You Feel? on Harvest Records in October 2013. The title song, “a mid-tempo, feel-good, groove-based confection that explodes into one of the year’s best choruses,” was named Best New Track by Pitchfork, and the band was declared a CMJ Artist To Watch...
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STOLI DECLARES RICK SHAFFER’S ALBUM ‘MISADVENTURE’ A CLASSIC

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September 16, 2014
STOLI DECLARES RICK SHAFFER’S ALBUM ‘MISADVENTURE’ A CLASSIC

Hello there world, I am bouncing off the walls off Vitamin Water & Monster Energy drinks and I am...
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PREMIERE: FLAUNT VIDEO FOR “CODON (DIPPED IN ECSTASY)”

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September 10, 2014
PREMIERE: FLAUNT VIDEO FOR “CODON (DIPPED IN ECSTASY)”

Flaunt is an act that can be hard to pin down. Taking its inspiration from all different waves of...
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STOLI IS PROUD TO PRESENT A MESSAGE FROM ALVIN HARRISON

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September 9, 2014
STOLI IS PROUD TO PRESENT A MESSAGE FROM ALVIN HARRISON

Many of you Skope subscribers/readers are from nations all over the globe. I am sure at first glance, you...
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STOLI LOVES TO ZONE OUT AND LISTEN TO SEBASTIEN PARENTIN

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September 3, 2014
STOLI LOVES TO ZONE OUT AND LISTEN TO SEBASTIEN PARENTIN

Hello there to all music fanatics all over the world, it is so good to see you all. Before...
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STOLI IS ‘BLOWN AWAY’ BY THE DAVE GODDESS GROUP

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August 26, 2014
STOLI IS ‘BLOWN AWAY’ BY THE DAVE GODDESS GROUP

Hello there good people of the world. We are still all here and that is a good sign. So...
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STOLI HEADS OUT ON SUMMER VACATION WITH JUDE GWYNAIRE’S ‘SINGING ROCK LAKE’ ALBUM

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August 19, 2014
STOLI HEADS OUT ON SUMMER VACATION WITH JUDE GWYNAIRE’S ‘SINGING ROCK LAKE’ ALBUM

Hello there good people of this music loving earth, pleasure to see you all again. Did you all know...
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DEVYN ROSE HAS STOLI FALLING FOR HER WITH “FALLING 4 U” SINGLE

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August 12, 2014
DEVYN ROSE HAS STOLI FALLING FOR HER WITH “FALLING 4 U” SINGLE

Hello there loyal music enthusiasts of Skope. As we all know by now we lost Robin Williams yesterday. It...
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STOLI DOES NOT MIND WAKING UP TO KERRISSA MACLEAN

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August 5, 2014
STOLI DOES NOT MIND WAKING UP TO KERRISSA MACLEAN

Hello there good music loving people of earth, it’s great to be here. I must admit that this Ebola...
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STOLI IS A SLAVE TO THE BLUES IN AMY SCHUGAR’S “500 MILES”

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July 22, 2014
STOLI IS A SLAVE TO THE BLUES IN AMY SCHUGAR’S “500 MILES”

Hello there my fellow music lovers. It is so good to see you all here again. Another week is...
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D.Z THA DOK DEBUTS FREE UNDERGROUND MIXTAPE

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July 17, 2014
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D.Z tha DoK is first and foremost an underground mc and producer. From the first beat off his FREE...
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PAUL CREANE & THE CHANGING BAND SOLIDIFY STOLI’S LOVE FOR IRISH CULTURE EVEN MORE

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July 15, 2014
PAUL CREANE & THE CHANGING BAND SOLIDIFY STOLI’S LOVE FOR IRISH CULTURE EVEN MORE

Hello there my loyal readers and music lovers, it is good to be alive today! I would like to...
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MY SILENT BRAVERY PREMIERES VIDEO “ON MY SIDE”

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July 9, 2014
MY SILENT BRAVERY PREMIERES VIDEO “ON MY SIDE”

Today My Silent Bravery premieres “On My Side” the second single and video  from its forthcoming album, Diamond From...
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STOLI KNOWS NEVER TO PIGEONHOLE EMMA CONSTANCE

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July 8, 2014
STOLI KNOWS NEVER TO PIGEONHOLE EMMA CONSTANCE

Hello good people of this music loving earth, it is awesome to be here with you today. To all...
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BRITTNEE BELT HAS THE PERFECT SOUND FOR STOLI’S JULY 4TH BBQ PARTY

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July 3, 2014
BRITTNEE BELT HAS THE PERFECT SOUND FOR STOLI’S JULY 4TH BBQ PARTY

Hello and welcome again to Skoped Out. It is so nice to see you here again this week. I...
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BRISTOL TO MEMORY HITS THE ROAD JUNE 29

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June 28, 2014
BRISTOL TO MEMORY HITS THE ROAD JUNE 29

Bristol To Memory, an Alternative Pop-Punk band, has been established in the LA/OC music scene since to 2005. Hailing...
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STOLI LOVES THE MESSAGE & MUSIC IN PETER KELLY “FEAR OF LANDING”

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June 25, 2014
STOLI LOVES THE MESSAGE & MUSIC IN PETER KELLY “FEAR OF LANDING”

Hello to all music loving people of this fine planet earth. This is the first post of summer, 2014....
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STOLI INVITES MUSIC LOVERS TO EMBRACE EDEWAARD AND ‘NEVER TAKE BACK’

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June 17, 2014
STOLI INVITES MUSIC LOVERS TO EMBRACE EDEWAARD AND ‘NEVER TAKE BACK’

Hello there good people of the planet earth. Before we begin I must say that the violence I see...
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JIGGLEY JONES AND STOLI HOLD THEIR TONGUES FOR NOBODY

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June 10, 2014
JIGGLEY JONES AND STOLI HOLD THEIR TONGUES FOR NOBODY

Hello there good music loving people of the world, it makes me so happy to be surrounded by you...
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STOLI FINDS 13 SHADOWS MYSTERIOUS BUT HE IS NOT COMPLAINING

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June 3, 2014
STOLI FINDS 13 SHADOWS MYSTERIOUS BUT HE IS NOT COMPLAINING

Hello there to all loyal Skope readers. We meet again after I took 1 week off just out of...
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STOLI ENCOURAGES ALL SKOPE READERS TO LISTEN TO DAR.RA ‘BATTLE HYMNS’

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May 20, 2014
STOLI ENCOURAGES ALL SKOPE READERS TO LISTEN TO DAR.RA ‘BATTLE HYMNS’

Hello to everyone all around the world, it is so good to be here again with you! As most...
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STOLI SUPPORTS SAMMY HAKIM AND HER ANTI-BULLYING SINGLE “TUCK ME IN”

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May 13, 2014
STOLI SUPPORTS SAMMY HAKIM AND HER ANTI-BULLYING SINGLE “TUCK ME IN”

Hello there good people of the world. We at Skopemag.com are so happy you are here. Before we begin...
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AS THE WEATHER HEATS UP SO DOES CHRISTEN MARUCCI

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May 6, 2014
AS THE WEATHER HEATS UP SO DOES CHRISTEN MARUCCI

Hello and welcome to another edition of Skoped Out. It is always a pleasure to serve you whenever I...
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GALILEE DROPS HIT SINGLE “F.L.F. [FEELS LIKE FRIDAY] TURN ME UP” FEAT SUPA & ONPLANETZU

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May 5, 2014
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GALILEE aka DiGDuGDisaster is known here at Skope as a writer and graphic artist, but he’s also a prolific...
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DOUG BRINEY STANDS FOR GOD, FAMILY, & MUSIC & STOLI LOVES IT

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April 29, 2014
DOUG BRINEY STANDS FOR GOD, FAMILY, & MUSIC & STOLI LOVES IT

Hello there world, wow we are here again. I will not indulge in the Donald Sterling issue like the...
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STOLI HAS FALLEN FOR KASHA AND HER MUSIC

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April 22, 2014
STOLI HAS FALLEN FOR KASHA AND HER MUSIC

Hello to the world. Today is a really nice day here in New England as we got to watch...
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STOLI GETS TO PICK THE BRAIN OF CEO LEE PARSONS OF DITTO MUSIC

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April 8, 2014
STOLI GETS TO PICK THE BRAIN OF CEO LEE PARSONS OF DITTO MUSIC

Hello there good people of earth, I am writing from rainy Boston, MA. You know I sometimes think about...
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STOLI IS HUMBLED TO ANNOUNCE THE NEW ALBUM BY ONPLANETZU ‘ADVENTURES OF YO MAMA’

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April 2, 2014
STOLI IS HUMBLED TO ANNOUNCE THE NEW ALBUM BY ONPLANETZU ‘ADVENTURES OF YO MAMA’

Hello world and welcome to another edition of Skoped Out. It is my pleasure to be here. I do...
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STOLI IS TRULY MOVED BY JUOCHI’S DEVOTION TO HER FAITH AND MUSIC

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March 18, 2014
STOLI IS TRULY MOVED BY JUOCHI’S DEVOTION TO HER FAITH AND MUSIC

Hello to the world and all good people out there doing the best they can. Before I begin I...
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THE FIONA NOAKES BAND ARE DOING MUCH MORE THAN JUST ‘STARING AT THE CEILING’

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March 11, 2014
THE FIONA NOAKES BAND ARE DOING MUCH MORE THAN JUST ‘STARING AT THE CEILING’

Hello there to the people of this world. Before we begin I must send prayers and thoughts to the...
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STOLI IS READY FOR WARM WEATHER AND AMY ROSE HAS THE “SUNSHINE”

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March 4, 2014
STOLI IS READY FOR WARM WEATHER AND AMY ROSE HAS THE “SUNSHINE”

Hello there good people of the world, hope your week is off on a good note. Last week Justin...
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HATE IT OR LOVE IT STOLI ROCKS WITH PR VETERAN RHONDA BRILLIANT

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February 19, 2014
HATE IT OR LOVE IT STOLI ROCKS WITH PR VETERAN RHONDA BRILLIANT

Good morning to all good people out there in the world. I am so tired of shoveling but we...
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STOLI LEARNS HOW POLAND NATIVE MICHAL RUDAS WAS INFLUENCED FROM INDIA

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February 11, 2014
STOLI LEARNS HOW POLAND NATIVE MICHAL RUDAS WAS INFLUENCED FROM INDIA

Hello world, I hope that you are all having a good week. Who says that it is all doom...
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STOLI HOSTS A TRUE MUSIC VISIONARY LES FRADKIN

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February 4, 2014
STOLI HOSTS A TRUE MUSIC VISIONARY LES FRADKIN

Hello people of the world, hope you are well. Before we begin I want to congratulate Bruno Mars. Bruno...
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STOLI THINKS THE GRAMMYS COULD HAVE USED SOME LINDSEY SAUNDERS

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January 28, 2014
STOLI THINKS THE GRAMMYS COULD HAVE USED SOME LINDSEY SAUNDERS

Hello out there music lovers of earth, hope you are all well. I do not want to overindulge on...
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JIM ALLCHIN REMINDS STOLI TO KEEP DOING WHAT YOU LOVE ONE DAY AT A TIME

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January 14, 2014
JIM ALLCHIN REMINDS STOLI TO KEEP DOING WHAT YOU LOVE ONE DAY AT A TIME

Hello to everyone all over the world today. We are back at it in 2014 and it feels good....
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SKOPE SAYS GOODBYE TO CHRIS WEST

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January 7, 2014
SKOPE SAYS GOODBYE TO CHRIS WEST

Hello to everyone all over the world. Today is a very sad & somber day here at Skope. We...
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MERRY CHRISTMAS: STOLI IS INSPIRED BY THE STORY AND MUSIC OF GODSWILL OGBANGA

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December 24, 2013
MERRY CHRISTMAS: STOLI IS INSPIRED BY THE STORY AND MUSIC OF GODSWILL OGBANGA

Hello to readers all over the world today. I want to wish you all peace, prosperity, and good health...
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STOLI KNOWS NOT TO PIGEONHOLE THE MUSIC OF STEVEN BURTON

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December 10, 2013
STOLI KNOWS NOT TO PIGEONHOLE THE MUSIC OF STEVEN BURTON

Hello there good people of the earth and welcome to another week @ Skoped Out. So I spent some...
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STOLI HAS GOT TO KNOW WHY CLASS REUNION DECLARE ‘NO DRUMS ALLOWED’

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December 4, 2013
STOLI HAS GOT TO KNOW WHY CLASS REUNION DECLARE ‘NO DRUMS ALLOWED’

Hello good music lovers of the world. We have made it to another week and for that I am...
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STOLI & OWEN STEVENSON WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

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November 26, 2013
STOLI & OWEN STEVENSON WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well. For some reason the Thanksgiving week post is one of...
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MATT LALONDE IS PUSHING GREAT MUSIC & CIGARETTES?!

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November 19, 2013
MATT LALONDE IS PUSHING GREAT MUSIC & CIGARETTES?!

Hello people of the world, we are back at it on this Tuesday in November of 2013. Before we...
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STOLI IS CELEBRATING VETERANS DAY WITH GREEN CORN REVIVAL ‘BOUND FOR GLORY’

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November 11, 2013
STOLI IS CELEBRATING VETERANS DAY WITH GREEN CORN REVIVAL ‘BOUND FOR GLORY’

Hello to all on this Veteran’s Day. Before we begin, I want to say a thank you to all...
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STOLI FEELS “LUCKY” TO HAVE STACIE ROSE ON

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November 5, 2013
STOLI FEELS “LUCKY” TO HAVE STACIE ROSE ON

Hello good people, I took a week off for some R&R but now I am back at it. So...
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STOLI HAS BEEN FEELIN’ #9oclockdrop SERIES FROM DUBBY

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October 22, 2013
STOLI HAS BEEN FEELIN’ #9oclockdrop SERIES FROM DUBBY

Hello everyone out there, pleasure to see you here today. I know we have many readers in St Louis,...
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STOLI IS IMPRESSED WITH CALCASKA’S SOUND & WORK ETHIC

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October 15, 2013
STOLI IS IMPRESSED WITH CALCASKA’S SOUND & WORK ETHIC

Hello good people, welcome aboard! As I was starting my day today I got an email from Universal about...
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REVIEWS

The Brazen Youth, Alright

The Brazen Youth, Alright

The Brazen Youth is a duo out of old Lyme, CT. that includes Nick Lussier on vocals and guitar and Charles Dahlke on piano and vocals. They have morphed a sound together that is pure and unique with a subtle pleasantness creating profound results. Their latest single, Alright, is sublime elegance. Song: “Alright” https://soundcloud.com/thebrazenyouth/alright...

4X, Talk To Me Now!!!

4X, Talk To Me Now!!!

With its relentless repetition of the mantra like phrase “She twerkin’” from the opening of ‘Talk To Me Now!!!’, the track embeds itself in the frontal lobes like a cerebral wasp. Listen – http://k007.kiwi6.com/hotlink/0vumig6j01/4X_-_Talk_to_me_now_.mp3 The beats are restrained, not filling the spectral soundscape and yet create a solid base for the simplicity of the...

Aaron Gwynaire, Who We Are

Aaron Gwynaire, Who We Are

“Who We Are” is a collection full of sunny optimism. Aaron Gwynaire’s arrangements are tasteful and remarkably clear. Giving the songs a relaxed feeling works wonders for the mood of the collection. By focusing on positivity the songs create an inviting atmosphere. The vocals are strong and the lyrics are clever. Clearly Aaron Gwynaire...

Modest Midget, CRYSIS

Modest Midget, CRYSIS

Modest Midget’s “CRYSIS” is an impossible album to pin down. Ranging from sweet acoustic pieces to fluid progressive rock jams “CRYSIS” brings together disparate genres into a coherent and highly enjoyable whole. A sense of play is prominently displayed throughout the album. Elements of it recall the best of 70s progressive rock from the...

The Pete V Project, Come on Baby (Come on Over) ft. Reece Bahia

The Pete V Project, Come on Baby (Come on Over) ft. Reece Bahia

Marie Virginie Pierre has a new single, Come on Baby (Come on Over) released on her new record label, Pierreplay Records. It was produced and written by Marie, featuring the amazing talent, Reece Bahia. This poppy number displays Marie’s versatility and the plethora of talent known as the Pete V Project. Reece Bahia executes...

Lions Named Leo, A Crisis In Conscientiousness

Lions Named Leo, A Crisis In Conscientiousness

Lions Named Leo is a band from Bakersfield, CA. Their latest release, A Crisis in Conscientiousness not only is a clever title, as is the name of their band, but is awesome quality with a full on, positive vibe of hard core energy. Listen – http://lionsnamedleo.bandcamp.com/releases Wow, very rarely does any band leave this...

Les Fradkin & Michael Brown, “As Eagles Fly In The Night”

Les Fradkin & Michael Brown, “As Eagles Fly In The Night”

Les Fradkin & Michael Brown are soaring high with their latest release titled “As Eagles Fly In The Night”. The duo performs this song as a complete instrumental with Pop/Rock/Classical elements hitting you all at once. The overall sound is quite appealing and the recording is very clean ‘n’ crisp. Both members have rich...

Catalina Shortwave, “Repeater

Catalina Shortwave, “Repeater

Indeed many feel solid musicianship is a dying art form in music as Power Pop and Rap dominate the airwaves with music that is for the most part – well not very real. But regardless of how you feel about Pop, or even Rap strong musicianship has remained strong and resultant over the years...

ThaGataNegrra, Gata City

ThaGataNegrra, Gata City

ThaGataNegrra sounds neon. Akin to FKA Twig’s nuanced compositions ThaGataNegrra’s are nimble bright and remarkably catchy. Rhythmically “Gata City” never stops. With an endless amount of kinetic energy the songs blast forward. Plenty of cat references are thrown throughout the album which fits neatly with the overall playful feel of the album. Melody and...

Late Cambrian, Peach

Late Cambrian, Peach

3 piece rock band Late Cambrian just released their latest CD entitled “Peach” (2014). This 13 Track offering captures the energy and foundations of this band. Songs such as “Ryan Gosling”, “The Label Needed a Single” and “The Wolf” have off the hook vocals, thumpy beats, crunchy guitar, and heavy bass lines that will...

Alpha over India, One Last Chance

Alpha over India, One Last Chance

Alpha over India’s “One Last Chance” lives in hope. Within these two tracks is a great deal of care. The sound is warm. The vocalist is confident. Sonically the songs are reminiscent of a time in the 90s when rock sounded more personal, less scrubbed. Rhythmically the pieces employ a driving beat which helps...

Beth Whitney Bradford Loomis, The Banner Days

Beth Whitney Bradford Loomis, The Banner Days

Today I listened to the 7 Track CD by Marysville, WA musical duo Beth Whitney Bradford Loomis entitled The Banner Days. These 2 are one up and coming artistic duos that cannot and should not be underscored. All music, lyrics, and fretwork invites the listener to sift through a multitude of folk-pop-rock sounds, all...

JD Hardy, Ride On Single

JD Hardy, Ride On Single

About the Artist: Today I’m checking out the latest single “Ride On” from California Cowboy JD Hardy.  Another track featured is “Country Saved Me.” RIDE ON is dedicated to Hardy’s Bull Rid’n Heroes! Gary Leffew, Lane Frost, Ty Murray and many many more of you tough of ole cowboys who’s ridn’n your way to...

Pipe Dream, The Oak

Pipe Dream, The Oak

Cleveland based Pipe Dream haven’t had their head in the clouds putting this well executed EP together. http://pipedreamofficial.bandcamp.com/album/the-oak The OakOpening with title track ‘The Oak’, Pipe Dream’s sound comes off as fresh, airy, and soothing. That hipster indie sound is there -à la Mumfords, Bon Iver – but it’s wistfully done, an optimistic and...

Eric Kamen, Serenades

Eric Kamen, Serenades

Having cut his teeth with multiple of stepping stone musical experiences guitarist/producer/songwriter Eric Kamen is turning people’s heads, and ears with his latest 15 track collection entitled “Serenades.” Quite simply Kamen set his sights on creating a new style of music: a radical collection of Spanish Style Flamenco guitar and Hip Hop. This latest...

Big Tribe, From the Fringes

Big Tribe, From the Fringes

With some help from us (Bonnie, Dave, Joe, Liz, Michael, Peter) are The Fabulous Neptones, the core of Big Tribe – Panyon crafts a sweet non-glossy LP that reminded me of a low-fi Traveling Wilburys at times. “From the Fringes” sets the stage with his quirky vocal delivery and Harrison-like guitar. Most songwriters discover...

Sleeping Babys, Idolize

Sleeping Babys, Idolize

Sleeping Babys keep things simple on “Idolize”. With a distinctly 60s retro flair to their sound they are reminiscent of other 60s pop revivalists like Stereolab and their ilk. “Idolize” is a great take on what pop music often forgets: simplicity. By stripping the sound down to the basic drum, bass, guitar, vocals they...

Jenny Jarnagin, Bullseye

Jenny Jarnagin, Bullseye

Jenny Jarnagin’s “Bullseye” is a celebratory pop perfection. With a large sound and great energy Jenny Jarnagin defines her sound with a phenomenal amount of instruments. From piano to banjo and many more, Jenny Jarnagin’s voice confidently soars above it all. At times cinematic in tone Jenny Jarnagin’s songs are well-crafted pieces of art....

Danny John Trio, Mr Twister

Danny John Trio, Mr Twister

It’s fusion, Jim, but not as we know it. Mind altering jazz-metal for the thinking music aficionado. https://soundcloud.com/dannyjohntrio/sets/mr-twister Opening with the spiky ‘Drift’, it’s immediately clear that this is a band that ventures into the unusual, the experimental, and on occasion the downright bonkers. The track’s frenetic and splintered riffing skitters madly throughout its...

Emma Constance, Hot Stuff

Emma Constance, Hot Stuff

Don’t panic! If you’re looking for a sassy reworking of the Donna Summer classic ‘Hot Stuff’, Emma Constance has got it covered. Buy – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hot-stuff-single/id906163832 Listen – https://coast2coastmixtapes.com/audiodetail.aspx?audioid=375008 It’s always a little concerning when approaching a cover version of a song that is so embedded in classic pop culture, not least when it’s the...

Django Mack, Sweet Life

Django Mack, Sweet Life

While it is true many feel the music industry is in disarray, it’s always a breath of fresh air to hear a new band or artist that’s not afraid to take chances with their musical expression. With San Francisco based Django Mack’s latest musical offering “Sweet Life” it’s clear to me he has surpassed...

Royal Holland, Volume One – The Maze

Royal Holland, Volume One – The Maze

Running the gamut from folk to dance Royal Holland’s “Volume One – The Maze” is a lot of fun. The combination of the radically different styles brings to mind Beck’s early experiments with folk and found sounds. Lyrically the collection ranges from the celebratory into sadder territory. With such a collection Royal Holland is...

Curious Quail, After The Lights Failed

Curious Quail, After The Lights Failed

“After The Lights Failed” is an album about togetherness. Curious Quail creates a rich warm sound with satisfying buildups. Chamber pop rarely sounds this good. Thanks in part to the immaculate taste of Curious Quail the rock and classical elements play off of each other. Strings sound positively divine as they give the songs...

Maggie Anderson, Acoustic EP

Maggie Anderson, Acoustic EP

Maggie Anderson’s “Acoustic EP” is soulful. Quite the accomplished singer-songwriter she keeps things remarkably simple. With a stripped-down raw feel to the work her music comes directly from the heart. Exploring different playing styles throughout the three songs she is able to display the subtleties inherent in her voice and in her guitar. The...

Perry Bonck, Heart of a Cowboy

Perry Bonck, Heart of a Cowboy

Perry Bonck is celebrating his latest release, Heart of a Cowboy. This Louisiana native shows his true colors throughout this entire CD. He boasts with pride about his home town in several tracks and paints melodic pictures of his life and upbringing. Bonck has a vocal styling that is reminiscent of Dwight Yoakum and...

Christina Gaudet, Wild Things

Christina Gaudet, Wild Things

Christina Gaudet s a hot running artist/band from the New York area. Her latest CD released in 2014 is entitled “Wild Things”. Nowadays making music is so accessible to anyone and being that we have the do it yourself attitude, it just makes sense. Most bands don’t want to sit around just waiting for...

Stellar, Fight For Love

Stellar, Fight For Love

Positive, upbeat, and filled with sounds that will cheer you up this summer, Stellar’s latest track, ‘Fight For Love’ is one of the happiest electronic pop song’s you’ll hear today. https://soundcloud.com/stellar4u/fight-for-love-singlefree-download It’s easy to be immediately reminded of Cheryl Cole’s similarly titled ‘Fight For This Love’. That song was altogether darker in tone –...

Ari and the Alibis, Self titled EP

Ari and the Alibis, Self titled EP

Ari and the Alibis are a band out of Sarasota, FL and is making waves in a short period of time. Building quite the following with their worldly sounds fused with jazz, blues and a powerhouse vocal that exudes confidence and is winning their audience over. Listen – https://soundcloud.com/ari-and-the-alibis/sets/ari-and-the-alibis-ep There is a nice Latin...

Big Apple Blues, Energy

Big Apple Blues, Energy

On “Energy” Big Apple Blues narrates a day in the life of an average New York. Full of kinetic energy the songs refuse to slow down. Rather they move at full speed for there is no slowing down. The band clearly listens and works off each other creating a well-oil machine that effortlessly creates...

Tommy West, Frequencies of the Sun

Tommy West, Frequencies of the Sun

Tommy West’s “Frequencies of the Sun” is a real trip. Over the course of eleven songs Tommy West displays his considerable chops. “Frequencies of the Sun” is a remarkable album with the uncanny ability to show off talent while remaining well attuned to the necessity of melodic progression. His penchant for 70s rock is...

THE EMPTY HEARTS, THE EMPTY HEARTS

THE EMPTY HEARTS, THE EMPTY HEARTS

The Empty Hearts are another super group of sorts, where successful members of past bands (The Cars, Blondie, The Romantics and The Chesterfield Kings) get together to collaborate. This group is made up of Elliot Easton (Cars) on lead guitar, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Clem Burke (Blondie) on drums, Wally Palmar...

VANDENBERG’S MOONKINGS

VANDENBERG’S MOONKINGS

This Dutch group is made up of former Whitesnake guitarist and songwriter Adrian Vandenberg, Jan Hoving on vocals, Sem Christoffel on bass, and Mart Nijen Es on drums. Jan has a Robert Plant quality with the range and delivery that fits the songs here. The vocal duties would have also been right in Sammy...

Phillip Brandon, Debut EP

Phillip Brandon, Debut EP

Phillip Brandon’s homespun blend of roots rock, Americana, and Soul is captured in his new EP/album which goes by the same name. With just the right mix of sweetness and grit, the music is packed with the lowdown, roots soul that will make you groove and smile. Straight away I discovered Brandon to have...

Rick Parma, Piece of Heaven

Rick Parma, Piece of Heaven

This CD “Piece of Heaven” by Southern California’s own Rick Parma is probably destined to be remembered as one of the classic good timing Smooth-Jazz CD’s of recent time. I’m an experienced listener of the Jazz standard – and always skeptical as my standards set relatively high. This is not really Jazz mind you...

The Midnight Slander, Long Way Home

The Midnight Slander, Long Way Home

From Cleveland, Ohio comes rockers The Midnight Slander who just released their latest CD entitled “Long Way Home” in 2014 (Spectra Records). TMS are Dave Conner (Guitar/Vocals), Mike Gray (Bass/Piano/Organ), Al Rodriguez (Bass/Drums). Right from the start of Track 1 “Shattered” it might be easy to just categorize these 3 as a straight ahead...

Able Danger, Escape

Able Danger, Escape

Dayton, Ohio can claim a new force to hit the music scene and its name is Able Danger. Able Danger is a new progressive rock band that had its first gig back in November of 2013. Less than a year in existence, Able Danger is already makin’ a lot of noise. The group has...

Darren Lawrence, Need To Change

Darren Lawrence, Need To Change

As the former lead singer for Ruby Tigers who had a decent run followed by some commercial success, Darren Lawrence now steps into the spotlight as a solo artist. Darren’s latest single, “Need To Change”, is off of his debut solo EP titled ‘Enemies & Autumn Leaves’. I don’t know Darren personally, so not...

Northern National, Young & In Love

Northern National, Young & In Love

Northern National’s “Young & In Love” defines the phrase “the importance of being earnest”. Such energetic fully felt songs adorn the collection. The songs work together to create a tapestry of sounds. Each one evolves in its own peculiar way. With a full-fledged committed band working together the group manages to show a lot...

Ian & The Dream, California Cauliflower

Ian & The Dream, California Cauliflower

Ian & The Dream’s “California Cauliflower” sounds like summertime. Remarkably sunny the songs are full of optimism. The poppy nature of the songs is undeniable as they are full of wonderful hooks. Lyrically the songs have plenty of hope in them as they sync up perfect with lush instrumentation. With a true sense of...

Kristopher James, Movement 1

Kristopher James, Movement 1

Kristopher James conjures up wintery landscapes for “Movement 1”. There is warmth within these tracks of a house waiting to let someone in from the cold. His voice confirms this as the rest of the world appears to be kept at bay with a few basic instruments intended to bring great comfort. Outside of...

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