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  • Today, acclaimed Australian duo Big Scary returns to their creative, musical sanctum and releases new song “Organism.” The grooving, rhythm-driven track is the first new music fans will have the to chance to hear since the U.S. release of their Australian Music Prize-winning full-length, Not Art, in January 2014...

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  • ‘Say Goodbye’ is the featured single by Jo Tay and the meaning behind this song is the process of when you recently broke up with someone and you’re trying to move on but you have mixed feelings. Mixed feelings in that you know you deserve better but also at...

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  • The Church will be coming to North America for a 27-date tour beginning on August 7th in Toronto, ON and wrapping in Los Angeles, CA at The Roxy on September 10th. The band will co-headline with The Psychedelic Furs for 20 dates, along with seven headline shows on their...

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  • Blurring the lines between genres, the Feral Moans EP combines elements of blues, surf, and psychedelic rock with dynamic arrangements. A dualistic approach to songwriting means that darkness is equally as important as light, and the songs range in theme from the pang of relationships to the current decay...

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  • Born to a Russian father and Dominican mother, Fantine is an emerging multitalented singer-songwriter, fluent in English, Spanish, Russian and French. Fantine made her musical debut in 2010, when she came onto the Australian scene by lending her vocals to Space Invada’s soulful jazz-inspired single “Super Sweet”. In 2011,...

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BIG SCARY RELEASES NEW TRACK “ORGANISM”

July 27, 2015
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Today, acclaimed Australian duo Big Scary returns to their creative, musical sanctum and releases new song “Organism.” The grooving, rhythm-driven track is the first new music fans will have the to chance to hear since the U.S. release of their Australian Music Prize-winning full-length, Not Art, in January 2014 on Barsuk Records. The pair...
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JO TAY SINGLE “SAY GOODBYE”

July 27, 2015
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‘Say Goodbye’ is the featured single by Jo Tay and the meaning behind this song is the process of when you recently broke up with someone and you’re trying to move on but you have mixed feelings. Mixed feelings in that you know you deserve better but also at the same time, you miss...
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THE CHURCH NEW VIDEO “LAUREL CANYON”

July 27, 2015
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The Church will be coming to North America for a 27-date tour beginning on August 7th in Toronto, ON and wrapping in Los Angeles, CA at The Roxy on September 10th. The band will co-headline with The Psychedelic Furs for 20 dates, along with seven headline shows on their own. The Church are touring...
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ANIMAL OMEN “SUSAN”

July 27, 2015
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Blurring the lines between genres, the Feral Moans EP combines elements of blues, surf, and psychedelic rock with dynamic arrangements. A dualistic approach to songwriting means that darkness is equally as important as light, and the songs range in theme from the pang of relationships to the current decay of of freedom. Animal Omen’s...
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FANTINE X WYCLEF “WHAT A DAY”

July 21, 2015
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Born to a Russian father and Dominican mother, Fantine is an emerging multitalented singer-songwriter, fluent in English, Spanish, Russian and French. Fantine made her musical debut in 2010, when she came onto the Australian scene by lending her vocals to Space Invada’s soulful jazz-inspired single “Super Sweet”. In 2011, Fantine announced “Rubberoom” as her...
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WE CHIEF RELEASES NEW SINGLE “FRESH LEMONADE”

July 21, 2015
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From the depths of the concrete jungle known as Brooklyn emerges WE CHIEF – A new music and multimedia project launched in 2014 by Geoffrey Rand. Sonically, WE CHIEF blends “EDM” style dance music with beats from around the world and is influenced heavily by reggae/dancehall. This eclectic combination has lead WE CHIEF and...
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KENNY FAME NEW VIDEO “ALL ACROSS THE NATION”

July 21, 2015
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Kenny Fame is an American rock and soul singer out of Harlem in the old school tradition but with a modern day flair. He is originally from NYC but he is currently based in the UK. Fame is best known for being a songwriter & for having twelve songs attain ‘Top 10′ status on...
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RICKY VAUGHN RELEASES FREE TRACK “SUMMER LOVE”

July 20, 2015
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Featuring Jamaican dancehall/R&B singer and frequent collaborator Daron Vande, free track “Summer Love” finds moombahton pioneer Ricky Vaughn moving in a very soulful, beautiful direction, in contrast to the many bass-heavy bangers he has released in the past. He says, “If I had to pinpoint the moment I fell in love with moombahton, I...
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LYNNE TAYLOR DONOVAN “TURN TO STONE” VIDEO

July 20, 2015
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“I’m just fiercely independent and I like the way we’ve approached things in the past. Pacific Records and myself have control on the artistic direction of the material and we’ve built great relationships with players who work with us, programmers who have been loyal, and audiences who support us,” says Donovan who continues to...
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DAYA “HIDE AWAY” LYRIC VIDEO

July 20, 2015
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Pop music’s newest voice and rising star, Daya is lighting up Top 40, Hot AC and satellite radio airwaves across the country with her triumphant hit and debut single “Hide Away.” The song is in rotation at Sirius XM HITS 1 and Radio Disney,and fans are actively discovering “Hide Away” by Shaziming...
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DANIEL CORREA “DON’T STOP” VIDEO

July 20, 2015
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When Daniel performs, people don’t just listen to his music, they inhale it. His lyrics speak to anyone who has ever struggled for a sense of truth. His songs, an innovative blend of alternative rock and pop, are a high-octane testimonial to the exhilaration, yearning, and angst that defines coming-of-age. While many young people...
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GLEN NEFF VIDEO “SNITCHES PERMEATING EVERY OBJECT”

July 20, 2015
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World electronic music composer/performer Glen Neff,a Santa Fe-based composer, musician, artist, designer & builder whose style in all of his art forms is both organic and romantic. Born in New Jersey into a family of artists and musicians, Neff earned a BA degree from San Diego State University, and was raved about in the...
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ASHLINN GRAY “BATTLESHIPS” VIDEO

July 16, 2015
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In a little over four months, Ashlinn Gray has gone from “the girl next door” to local superstar. At age 18, the young starlet has blossomed into a dedicated, hard-working and talent singer songwriter, who is not afraid to take the risk if it means reaching her dreams. Her debut single Battleships charted on...
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BRIELLE “ROCK THE CATWALK”

July 16, 2015
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“Rock The Catwalk” is the next single from the forthcoming “Ready For War” a 15 song LP scheduled for a late 2015 release, which was co-written by BRIELLE with collaborators and producers Femdouble, Grammy award winning producer Ken Lewis (Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, Fun, Kanye West, Eminem), danish “multi-man” Kim Moeller (Max Martin’s go-to...
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HOT SINCE 82 “PLAY THE ROOM”

July 16, 2015
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Hot Since 82 has released his latest on Saved Records. “Play The Room” is a hypnotic and heady workout that draws potency from its simplicity. Built around jacking drum machines and a throbbing, relentless wall of bass, the track grows into a powerfully addictive beast through a series of subtle steps. Slight gearshifts in...
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POINT POINT “SMILE ON MY FACE”

July 16, 2015
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French production quartet Point Point has been growing their name as tastemakers through their acclaimed “Filet Mignon” compilations on SoundCloud. The four-piece crew of Aazar, LH4L, Nömak, and DVTGD are striving to bring out the best of the French underground and beyond. Their debut original EP, Contrastive Focus Reduplication, is coming via Skrillex’s OWSLA...
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TIM MUDDIMAN AND THE STRANGE “ROLLING STONES”

July 15, 2015
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Tim Muddiman and The Strange releases their second single “Rolling Stones” after a global response from the debut track “Wildwood Stone.” Extensive worldwide radio play, international blogs and buzzing fans from the UK to Australia are sure to be hyped by this new track from where its predecessor left off. ‘The Strange’ aka ‘Tim...
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ZOLA BLOOD NEW SINGLE “PLAY OUT”

July 15, 2015
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Hackney four-piece Zola Blood have announced new single “Play Out” as the follow up to their highly celebrated 2014 debut EP “Meridian.” Fresh from supporting Boxed In on their UK tour, the band have returned with the first of a two track EP. “Play Out” chronicles a late night meeting over a wave of...
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MERRY ELLEN KIRK “LOVERS & LIARS”

July 15, 2015
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Pop music is malleable; it is fluid and carries with it a sense of emotional elasticity. Through our collected experiences, we connect with music on a primal level, with perceptions and associations both tangible and dream-like. While most musicians opt for a superficial understanding of these musical correlations, there are those who realize these...
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BRING ME THE HORIZON SHARES BRAND NEW TRACK “HAPPY SONG”

July 15, 2015
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Just yesterday, Columbia Records’ UK-based metal band Bring Me The Horizon unveiled their brand new track “Happy Song.” First premiered on BBC’s Radio 1, listen to “Happy Song” at Vevo: http://vevo.ly/pLWf85. “Happy Song,” which is currently #1 on iTunes’ Rock chart, is available everywhere now, including iTunes and Spotify. Bring Me The Horizon’s previous...
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XAVIER TOSCANO NEW VIDEO “APOLOGIES WASTED”

July 14, 2015
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Xavier Toscano believes that pop music is the soundtrack to our lives. It etches powerful memories in our minds. When you hear a song from your past, it immediately takes you back. Faded, sepia-toned memories rush in with a colorful pop. When you hear a great pop song on that road trip or at...
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KELLY LEE OWENS VIDEO “UNCERTAIN”

July 14, 2015
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Kelly Lee Owens shares the new video for her single ‘Uncertain'; a Twin Peak’s inspired trip that teleports us into Owen’s dreamy world, reflecting through silver the moods that self-doubt can conjure. In the video (directed by Robert Sommerlad) Kelly is singing to herself whilst a mirror-image of her thoughts is refracted. “Flashes of...
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JAYE BARTELL SINGLE “LILLY”

July 14, 2015
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Sinderlyn is pleased to announce their latest signing, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter, Jaye Bartell. To introduce him worldwide, we’re making his latest album, Loyalty, available on all formats for the first time. We’re also looking forward to a new LP in early 2016. Born in Massachusetts, Jaye Bartell moved to Asheville, NC, in the early 2000s...
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BRENNA SWANGER VIDEO “FORGED FROM FRE”

July 13, 2015
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New York native and Nashville Pop Recording Artist – Brenna Swanger in association with Arrow Entertainment, have just released to Hot AC/Pop and College radio formats ‘Forged From Fire’. In a planned promotion schedule, this new single was made available on all major digital retailers along with the music video on Youtube/VEVO in late...
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PSYCH-ROCK’S EMPIRE MACHINES SHARE NEW SINGLE

July 13, 2015
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Austin, TX-based indie psych-rock outfit Empire Machines are pleased to share “Wanted Way,” the latest single from their upcoming Animal Skin EP. Available July 21, 2015, the three-song record features what The Deli Magazine describes as “The Beatles doing Bloc Party.” “Wanted Way is a sexy riff heavy and track featuring slapback delayed vocals,...
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THE PRODIGY VIDEO “GET YOUR FIGHT ON”

July 13, 2015
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Ahead of the release of The Prodigy’s forthcoming EP The Night Is My Friend comes the maniacal music video for Get Your Fight On. The video perfectly captures the energy and primacy of The Prodigy’s unmatched live show, which US fans will experience later this summer at their headlining slots at Riot Fest in...
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EMBERVILLE “SCARE CITY” VIDEO

July 10, 2015
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Post Hardcore band Emberville have released their “Scare City” music video from their new album of the same name which is available for purchase now on iTunes. Formed in the most isolated city in the world, Emberville have smashed through the music scene with their love it/hate it attitude, the post hardcore act are...
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POEMA EP STREAM

July 10, 2015
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On this first new music Friday, Nashville duo Poema has released its latest EP, Pretty Speeches. The EP is now available at all digital music services, and streaming at SoundCloud. This EP marks the first independent release for Albuquerque, NM natives Elle & Shealeen Puckett. Recorded in the duo’s adopted hometown of Nashville, TN...
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EVER SO ANDROID “ALREADY GONE”

July 10, 2015
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With a name that suggests unease with our modern forms of isolation, it is only appropriate that Ever So Android’s greatest strength is the potential energy between its principal members vocalist Hope Simpson and multi-instrumentalist Drew Murray. Disconnect is the band’s first full-length and their sound does not so much expand in this loftier...
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OMI X KID INK “CHEERLEADER” RMX

July 10, 2015
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Following the massive worldwide success of “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix),” international pop star OMI has unleashed a brand new version of his hit summer song. “OMI feat. Kid Ink – Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn vs Salaam Remi Remix)” sees Kid Ink contributing a guest rap on the reggae-infused track and will be available at all...
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SUGA SHANE “HEAD” VIDEO

July 9, 2015
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Suga Shane’s resume is very notable as an independent artist. He’s appeared in XXL and on MTV, as well as collaborated with French Montana, Roscoe Dash, OJ Da Juiceman and Waka, whom he also toured with. Suga Shane remains a strong fixture on the festival circuit wowing crowds at SXSW, A3C and the Auburn...
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OLIVIA VIDEO “FERRIS WHEEL”

July 9, 2015
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Rays of sunshine pour down across the sky as Olivia takes to the streets, and beaches, of Southern California. Strolling to the sugary sweet melody, Olivia gets lost in the sun-kissed summer feel as she explores the boardwalk of Santa Monica and beautifully bright lights of Hollywood, grooving to the beat of an infectiously...
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KINNECOM NEW VIDEO

July 9, 2015
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Emerging out of Raleigh, NC, alternative hip hop artist Kinnecom grew up performing and writing his own music at a very young age. He has written/recorded multiple albums, toured nationally, and worked with artists and producers nationwide. In 2011, Kinnecom recorded his solo instrumental album gaining him recognition from artists around the country. This...
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JAKE MILLER VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “RUMORS”

July 8, 2015
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Warner Bros. Records artist Jake Miller releases a new EP, entitled Rumors, today via all digital retailers. A video for the single “Rumors,” directed Edgar Esteves, premieres today. “I wanted this EP to have songs for everyone,” Miller says of Rumors. “I wanted to make people dance, make people want to drive down the...
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SYRON NEW SINGLE “TALKING CRAZY”

July 8, 2015
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Following Syron’s glorious comeback with new single “All I Need”, the pop starlet continues her string of smashes with “Talking Crazy”. “All I Need” was the first piece of new material we’d heard from Syron in a while and instantly assured fans that South East London’s favorite dance-pop chanteuse was back and sounding fresher...
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SYE ELAINE SPENCE SHARES “REPEAT” MUSIC VIDEO

July 7, 2015
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“Repeat” is a deeply personal and raw probe into a young woman’s emotional and spiritual exploration. She searches to understand the complexities of her emotions, fears, beauty, authenticity and grief. She offers the viewer a subtle glimpse of her delicate and discreet dance with existence. Dedicated to the Director’s sister, Stephanie Erin Brown (1982-2015)....
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PATENT PENDING RELEASE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘BRIGHTER’

July 6, 2015
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The acrobatic gang of musical misfits from Long Island, also known as Patent Pending, have today unveiled a brand new video for their new single ‘Brighter’. Check out the video here or click on the image above to watch it! “The ‘Brighter’ music video was made by us with help from our amazing team...
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HEYROCCO “LOSER DENIAL” VIDEO

July 2, 2015
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Charleston, SC’s Heyrocco released their debut LP, Teenage Movie Soundtrack, last month on Old Flame Records. The album is currently available on iTunes & Bandcamp, and tomorrow through Monday (7/3-7/6) will be on a special Fourth of July sale, available for only $4. The band has also shared a new video for album opener...
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MUMFORD & SONS VIDEO “THE WOLF”

June 30, 2015
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Mumford & Sons have released a new video for their song “The Wolf.” The video charts the band over 48 hours at the 2015 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, as the band donned costumes and surreptitiously enjoyed the Bonnaroo experience amongst the masses of attendees. The video also features energetic footage of the band’s...
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PHILTY SINGLE “ABJURE”

June 30, 2015
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Netherlands-born electronic artist Philty has teamed with San Francisco Indie label Treehouse Tribe Records to release his latest, ebullient track, “Abjure”. Featuring pounding basslines and driving synths, Philty’s newest single is sure to cement his unique, high energy sound in the minds of dance music lovers everywhere. This is the TTR debut for PHILTY,...
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ATLAS GENIUS’ NEW SINGLE “MOLECULES”

June 30, 2015
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This fall, Warner Brothers Records will release Inanimate Objects, the new album from Atlas Genius. “Molecules,” the euphoric first single, was released today and is available. The Australian band, which features brothers Keith and Michael Jeffery, will be previewing material from Inanimate Objects while touring the U.S. this summer. Atlas Genius will perform with...
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“UNDER NEON LIGHTS” FEATURING ST. VINCENT FROM THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS’

June 30, 2015
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“Under Neon Lights”- a song from The Chemical Brothers’ new album, Born In The Echoes – is out today and available HERE. The hallucinogenic track, which features guest vocals from Annie Clark (St. Vincent), debuted yesterday on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6 Music show. The visualizer for “Under Neon Lights,” which can be seen HERE,...
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KILL J VIDEO “COLD STONE”

June 29, 2015
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KIll J aka Julie Aagaard has set the bar high with her eclectic take on Scandinavian pop. With tracks like ‘You Have Another Lover’ (here) ‘Phoenix’ (here) or ‘Bullet’ (here) racking up 500,000 plays on Soundcloud last year she is quickly becoming an artist to look out for. With ‘Cold Stone’ she shows complete...
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STOLI FINDS WHELAN’S AMERICANA BLUES & ROOTS SOUND REFRESHING TO THE EARS

July 28, 2015
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Hello there music loving people of earth. Did anyone else read this about Joshua Greenberg passing away at 28,...
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STOLI WILL HAVE GIRAFFE’S EP ‘TRAJECTORY’ PLAYING THIS JULY 4TH WEEKEND

July 1, 2015
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Hello there good people on the days before we here in the USA break for July 4th. We have...
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STOLI HEADS TO STOCKHOLM TO GET TO KNOW VILDIRHEART

June 26, 2015
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Hello to all fellow music loving people on this fine Friday morning. I am going on 4 hours of...
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STOLI HAS FALLEN FOR THE VOCALISTS OF SONNET COTTAGE

June 18, 2015
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Good morning to all, I must be honest though I write this column with a heavy heart, I am...
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LICENSING YOUR MUSIC IN TV AND FILMS: 180 OR 90 DAY CHALLENGE

June 4, 2015
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Are you making money licensing your music in TV and films? If not you’re missing out on a potentially...
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NOT EVEN CANCER CAN STOP THE UNRAVELLING AS THEY OFFER “REVOLT” FOR ALL

June 3, 2015
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Happy hump day to all loyal Skoped Out readers all over the world, it is so awsesome to be...
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EASE INTO YOUR DAY WITH THE SAX OF RUSTY CRUTCHER ‘ROMANCES LATINOS’

May 28, 2015
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Good morning to all music loving people of the world, I am so glad to be hear today. There...
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STOLI HAS FOUND MUSICAL EUPHORIA WITH DAVID ARKENSTONE & CHARLEE BROOKS ‘INAMORATA’

May 19, 2015
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Hello there music loving people all overthe world. The weather here in New England has been so amazing I...
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UK DUO THE TENFIVESIXTY COMING TO THE WEST COAST

May 8, 2015
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Formed by Jen Bailey and Rick Hornby a few years back, the group say it was a shared love...
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STOLI CANNOT LIE THAT NO ANGEL’S MUSIC GETS HIM AROUSED

May 5, 2015
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Hello there good people of the world, it is so nice to be here again with you today. We...
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STOLI FEELS THAT DAVID BARNETT THOMAS’ MUSIC MAKES HIM FEEL “BETTER”

April 14, 2015
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Hello there good people, we are back at it here today bright & early. We have got another awesome...
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STOLI KNOWS 500K+ TWITTER FANS @BILLZUCKER CANNOT BE WRONG

April 7, 2015
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So hello to all out there who live & die by music, it is so nice to see you...
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IAN AND THE DREAM TURN THEIR MUSIC TO REALITY

March 31, 2015
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Hello to all, nice to be back at it on a Tuesday morning, the last day of March 2015!...
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THE 99% HAVE SPOKEN & ALVIN HARRISON IS TAKING OVER THE CHARTS

March 19, 2015
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Skope: Where are we talking from today and are you excited spring is here on Friday? I am speaking...
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STOLI GETS THE LOW DOWN FROM DAVID CODR ON MUSICPAGE.COM

March 18, 2015
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Hello out there to all music lovers worldwide. Took a week or two off but we are back at...
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IT IS BETTER LATE THAN NEVER FOR STOLI & DEBORAH HENRIKSSON

February 25, 2015
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Hello there to all my music addicted people out there, it is awesome to see you today! Some good...
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STOLI JOINS FRED D ON A LONG HAUL TO THE MUSIC BIZ

February 18, 2015
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Hello there good music loving people of the world. Before we begin I must speak on AmazonMP3 $5 album...
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GRAB THE BOURBON & COLD BEER AND TURN THE GASOLINE BROS ON ALL NIGHT

February 12, 2015
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Hello there good people of this music loving world. I am coming at you live from snow-bound Boston, MA...
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ARTIST SHOWCASE OPPORTUNITIES: YOU GET 6 MINUTES ON STAGE TO PERFORM 2 TRACKS & SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT

February 6, 2015
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Some of today’s top stars began their careers showcasing at Urban Network events of the past–including Rick Ross, Mike...
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STOLI GETS DOWN WITH PRIZM EDM WITH 3 CHAPS FROM LONDON

February 4, 2015
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Hello there to all, today is a great day! I would like to congratulate the New England Patriots on...
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IF YOU WANT TO HEAR SOMETHING NEW GIVE THE GODDAMNS A LISTEN

January 21, 2015
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So here we are again, it feel so good too. I must admit I am very excited for the...
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STOLI SAYS GOODBYE TO 2014 & HELLO TO 2015 WITH BIRDS MAY BREATHE

December 31, 2014
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Hello there good people of the music loving earth, it is so awesome to be hear on December 31,...
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EL MAHON HAS HIS OWN MULTI-GENRE TAKE ON THE HOLIDAY CLASSICS

December 23, 2014
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Hello there my music loving friends all over the world, it is so exciting to see you all. We...
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YEARS OF DUST HOLIDAY SINGLE “BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS”

December 18, 2014
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During the Holiday Season, Christmas songs fill the airwaves and remind people what a special time of year it...
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NOTHING CAN STOP COREVALAY FROM ‘THIS BEAUTIFUL RIDE’

December 16, 2014
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Hello there good people. Before we begin I just want to send prayers to Peshawar, Pakistan where uniformed militants...
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STOLI’S GOT A TURKEY, STUFFING, BOURBON, & JESSY TOMSKO’S ‘BIG HEARTS EP’

November 26, 2014
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Hello there good people of the music loving earth. We are now officially in the holiday season. One thing...
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APOLLO-M DELIVERS UNLIMITED MUSIC LESSONS TO MUSICIANS FOR $4.95 PER MONTH

November 25, 2014
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LearnToPlayMusic.com’s Netflix-style on-demand content and social media platform, Apollo-M, helps musicians and music educators by giving them all the...
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PREMIERE: LIZ KENNEDY “HOW WAS YOUR LIFE” VIDEO

November 24, 2014
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It’s been said that most people go to their graves with their best music still inside of them. Liz...
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SARANTOS LATEST SINGLE/VIDEO “LET’S CALL IT LOVE” OUT NOW

November 17, 2014
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Sarantos last single “Let’s call It Love” was just released and the jazzy music video has gotten some rave...
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AS THE POLAR VORTEX HEADS EAST STOLI HEADS TO EL WEST

November 14, 2014
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Hello there good people on this TGIF. Does it get any better?! So before we begin I have a...
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PREMIERE: ALLISON GEDDIE NEW VIDEO “WAIT”

November 10, 2014
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At twelve years old Allison Geddie was already sowing the seeds of what has grown into a love of...
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THERE IS NOTHING STOLI DOES NOT LOVE ABOUT ATONOMIC’S GROOVE

November 5, 2014
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Hello to all out there music lovers all over the globe. We are back at it today and feeling...
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STOLI ADMIRES JASON WELLS FOR TAKING LIFE BY THE HORNS

October 30, 2014
STOLI ADMIRES JASON WELLS FOR TAKING LIFE BY THE HORNS

Hello to all and Happy Halloween. What are you planning on being tomorrow night, I am the infamous green...
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STOLI LOVES THE FLETCHERS MUSIC CUZ IT’S SO JERSEY

October 21, 2014
STOLI LOVES THE FLETCHERS MUSIC CUZ IT’S SO JERSEY

Hello there to all. I hope all are well today and things are going your way. Great article in...
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STOLI THINKS OLYA & HER MUSIC ARE RUSSIA’S FINEST EXPORT

October 14, 2014
STOLI THINKS OLYA & HER MUSIC ARE RUSSIA’S FINEST EXPORT

Hello there good music loving people of earth. So what is going on in music these days? Mike Smith,...
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STOLI WOULD NOT MIND ‘GETTING AWAY’ WITH SARAH SCHULTE

October 1, 2014
STOLI WOULD NOT MIND ‘GETTING AWAY’ WITH SARAH SCHULTE

Good morning to all, I hope you are all doing well today. Before we begin I want to give...
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PREMIERE: KWANZA JONES “TURN IT UP” VIDEO

September 25, 2014
PREMIERE: KWANZA JONES “TURN IT UP” VIDEO

“Turn It Up” is a standout cut from Supercharged, a set of gleaming, high-energy club music by the effortlessly...
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STOLI LEARNS SOME GREAT MARRIAGE ADVICE FROM GIGGLING WHILE WALKING

September 24, 2014
STOLI LEARNS SOME GREAT MARRIAGE ADVICE FROM GIGGLING WHILE WALKING

Hello to all Skope lovers out there, so nice to see you again. There is so much exciting things...
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STOLI DECLARES RICK SHAFFER’S ALBUM ‘MISADVENTURE’ A CLASSIC

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)”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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REVIEWS

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Kwame Binea – Shakedown

From his ancestral home in Ghana, early years in London, and coming of age in New Jersey, the briefest reading of Kwame Binea’s biography hints at the diversity of his music. His debut EP Kwame Binea Shakedown is an attempt to fuse a variety of disparate, though complimentary, musical forms into a distinctively personal...

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Shauna Burns – “Hazel” Single

Shauna Burns debuted in 2005 with the full-length effort Every Thought and has, from there, built herself a sturdy career as a purveyor of some unique hybrid between piano pop and folk music. Her latest music, the single “Hazel”, has echoes of her longtime sound resounding through every bar, but also hints that Burns...

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RC Budaka – ‘Right Here Right Now’

RC Budaka’s “Right Here Right Now” taps into the heart and spirit of rock n’ roll. With an impressive display of chops these are the kinds of songs that prove that expertise is key. Throughout the album RC Budaka possesses a true swagger that is evident throughout the album. Lyrically the songs are spritely...

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Bongo Boy Rock n’ Roll TV Show No.1055

Betty Chrys “Dis-Moi” opens up the collection with a dramatic flair. A well-constructed, deeply moving piece it opens up the Bongo Boy Rock n’ Roll TV Show with style and grace. Paula Boggs Band goes for the heart-felt folk on “Carnival of Miracles”. At times the work’s delicate nature recalls an idyllic world, with...

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Izzy Malik – ‘Fire’ – EP Review

Strong stuff from Izzy Malik here…for someone who’s kind of questioning her abilities somewhat in the lyrics of the opening track “Beautiful Mistake,” she sure comes out confidently on this new EP, Fire. Have you ever run into that ultra-confident person that just KNOWS they’re awesome? Right – we all have. Izzy Malik isn’t...

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The Liquorsmiths – This Book Belongs To – EP Review

When you look up San Diego, CA’s folk-rock band The Liquorsmiths on their social media pages, you’ll see they make ‘music for listeners,’ how cool is that right? I don’t know if The Liquorsmiths happen to know this or anything else about me…but I’m one of those! I listen! Pick me! Pick me coach!...

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Call Security – ‘To Whom It May Concern’

The creation of Call Security’s debut EP, To Whom It May Concern, is unusual enough to be worth noting. The five-piece alt-rock band from upstate New York entered the Saratoga Performing Arts Center 2013 Battle of the Bands competition and named a Judge’s Choice winner from a field of 48 other bands. Call Security...

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Margo Rey – “Never 2 Late” Single

Losing faith in pop music isn’t hard. Label heads, impresarios, and moguls learned long ago that formulas are what they are because they make money. They gear the star-making machinery to spit out pure product for generations, tidily packaged song-and-dance entertainers pandering to a plummeting common denominator. Occasionally, like a bank error in your...

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Natalie Ceva – Atlas – EP Review

Have you ever had the pleasure of being able to close your eyes and step into the world of music made by someone that truly lives for the moment? Having been able to review just a few albums over this past decade…I can tell you that I’ve definitely had this experience myself; and I...

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Marriage Material – Marriage Material – EP Review

Pretty hard not to have a smile on your face while listening to this new EP from Marriage Material; this is extremely well-played and FUN throughout the whole distance of their new recording. Their sound will remind you of many relevant bands over the past decade like Peter Bjorn And John, The Submarines, Fences,...

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Nature Ganganbaigal – The Mantra – EP Review

You’ve heard this before. Maybe not as it is recorded here by solo instrumental-artist Nature Ganganbaigal…maybe it was some time ago now…maybe this is the music that you hear when you close your eyes and daydream, somewhere in the deep recesses of your mind. Stream the record: https://nature0ganganbaigal.bandcamp.com/album/the-mantra What Nature Ganganbaigal is doing on...

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Third International, ‘Live at the Darress’ Promo

This will be the fifth article I’ve had the pleasure of writing for the group The Third International going back to 2012. From then to now, The Third International has not missed a beat and continues to rejuventate the music scene. With creative juices flowing and in full effect, The Third International has released...

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Kenny Fame – Soul of a Man (Volume 1)

Kenny Fame’s “Soul of a Man (Volume 1)” taps into the soul of the summer. With deeply hypnotic grooves these are pieces that possess such hot hot heat. Structurally sound the songs have a casual air to them. Vocals help to further emphasize this dreamy aesthetic. Bass lines are the heart of the album...

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Counting Glaciers – Counting Glaciers

Counting Glaciers creates bright sunny moods on their self-titled album. Tasteful, elegant pieces they explore the intersection of country and jazz. Full of light they are songs that reassure the listener. Remarkably calming their gentle melodies possess great attention to detail from the crisp guitar work to the small flourishes of percussion, piano, horns,...

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BJ Smith – “On Fire” – Single Review

A smooth ride & good effort on BJ Smith’s latest single “On Fire.” Based in old-school R&B rhythms…we’re talking about a hot relationship down to the embers from a flame once burning strong. Despite its mid-tempo pleasant vibe, sweet harmonies and funktastic bass-line, this ain’t no happy track! BJ Smith details the heartbreak of...

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Landon Williams – ‘Tonight’

On July 7, Colorado-based singer-songwriter, Landon Williams, is dropping his newest single, ‘Tonight.’ The moody pop track was co-written with PJ Bianco, known for his work with the likes of Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, and so on. ‘Tonight’ culminates all of Williams’ eclectic influences, manifesting itself into a track that Williams describes as a...

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Rachel London – “Runnin'” Single

The real talents in music are obsessives. Some are men and women who have served a long apprenticeship beginning in their pre-teen years that helps them mature into fully formed performers and artists. Others are prodigies who erupt in the public consciousness and define generations with their sound, talents, and perspective. No matter the...

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The Furious Seasons – “My Love is Strong”

My Love is Strong is a sunny rush of sound. “The Furious Seasons” conjure up images of the crystal clean sound of the Fleet Foxes, with polished pitch-perfect vocals and optimistic lyrics. Best taken in as a whole this is an album that deserves to be played alongside friends as the warm spirit that...

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Sira Mayo – “Trapped on Dance”

Sira Mayo’s “Trapped on Dance” blasts forth with great energy. Like all good dance albums, this one needs the volume. Everything about it displays grandeur: from the powerful vocals to the absolutely massive beats that define each song. A true love of old-school house music takes hold over the album. However, this love of...

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Elliot Schneider’s – “Better a Fool than Aloof”

Whenever I see bands that are named after their lead singer I get nervous. It is too often seen that narcissistic singers who get off on their pretty face throw the rest of their band to the wayside. Was I ever glad when I was listening to Elliot Schneider’s album and checked his band’s...

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Ian C. Bouras – Pieces of the Past

Who doesn’t like good thought provoking Ambient laced music? I’d bet not all the hands go up in the air right away. I mean, while Ambient might not be your first choice, most people can’t deny getting into many top shelf synthetic music and admit to really enjoying finely crafted music within the genre...

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Voice In The Attic – “Over”

Voice In The Attic’s “Over” speaks with wisdom. The chamber pop arrangements are pitch perfect, neatly weaving together elements of classical and folk. Forgoing any sort of electronic effects, Voice In The Attic has a timeless sound. By far the heart of the song is the powerful poetic vocals. Lyrically the piece feels rather...

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The Unravelling – “Master Drone” – Single Review

If you read into the backstory on lead-singer for The Unravelling – Steve Moore…it’s pretty inspiring stuff. Next-door neighbours to our province in B.C. – in Calgary, Alberta Steve had been battling cancer diagnosed officially in 2011 up until recently kicking its ass into remission and eventual recovery. And now he’s back to grip...

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Michael Grimm – ‘Grimm’

America’s Got Talent Season Five winner Michael Grimm’s new release entitled Grimm is a twelve-song collection with strong musicianship and top-notch production values that empathizes his voice without obscuring the superb backing on each song. The Colorado native has an ever-growing reputation as an energetic and charismatic performer on both recordings and the stage....

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Optimus Rex – Embers

Optimus Rex’s “Embers” embodies the best of indie rock. Quite flexible their songs have an autumnal quality to them. Woven together the songs work best as a whole. Attention to detail means that Optimus Rex is able to move from folk to alternative rock to pop, all the while ensuring that the album’s tone...

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Joey Flip & Aurora – ‘Release’

Joey Flip & Aurora’s “Release” is a silky smooth sound, one that effortlessly taps into the heart of the blues. Full of anguish the pieces nicely work off of each other, with the album overall coming together to create a truly fascinating narrative. Loss, longing, wistfulness, these work alongside the dreamy overall atmosphere that...

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CeeGramz – Transexual Tender – EP Review

Rap can be such an incredible genre of music. I’d never be the guy to say it’s all I listen to every day, but it’s certainly been a part of my life since about the age of seven years old. Combine an intense early love of hip-hop with a whole shitload of summer-school for...

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Hizreturn – ‘Deliverer’

“Deliverer” is a confident album full of hope. Hizreturn do a great job in including many different approaches from folk-tinged rock to indie rock and everywhere in between. Throughout it all they use their lyrical work to tie the pieces together. The songs are celebrations looking for the light of the world and living...

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Doug Cash – ‘The Acoustic Rock Onslaught’

Doug Cash’s “The Acoustic Rock Onslaught” is aptly named for Doug Cash manages to create a full-bodied frenzied physical sound. Whether he opts for the fast-paced blitz almost punk-like performance of “Midnight Baby 2” or the slow, low-slung funk of “Love Thicka Than Blood”, he shows an impressive range. Lyrically the songs have a...

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Glamour Assassins – “Ain’t So Young”

Glamour Assassins remembers the sounds of the 80s and builds upon them on “Ain’t So Young”. Among their influences are the meticulous New Order and to David Bowie’s 80s glam rock era. This means that they write the kind of songs that stick in the mind long after they’ve ended. Melodies are sweet as...

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