Month: March 2009

NEW SINGLE & NABR WIDGET FROM GREEN RIVER ORDINANCE

Hot off their SXSW performances, Green River Ordinance continue to release new music and videos in support of their Feb. 24th debut release, Out of My Hands.   In addition to an audio stream for the song “Goodbye LA,” they are offering fans a Nabbr embeddable widget and additional video podcasts. “Goodbye LA” Audio Stream:…

GALLOWS SIGN WITH SIRE / WARNER BROS. REPRISE RECORDS

Hertfordshire, UK hardcore punk rock heroes GALLOWS have inked a worldwide deal with Warner Bros. Records. Their second full-length album and first for Sire in the USA entitled “GREY BRITAIN,” will be released on May 5, 2009.     The 13 thematically-linked song strong album was recorded at London’s RAK studios with producer Garth ‘GGGarth’…

NEW MUSIC RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF 3/31/09

Here are Skope’s picks for this week’s new releases. We have new albums this week from A-Trak, Gavin DeGraw, Flo Rida, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and much more! Gavin DeGraw Free J-Records Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock   Flo Rida R.O.O.T.S. (Route of Overcoming the Struggle) Poe Boy Music/Atlantic Pop-Rap, Southern Rap  …

GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS NEW VIDEO & DATES FOR NEW ALBUM

The Great Lake Swimmers will kick off the release of their new album Lost Channels with a Spring US tour on March 31 in Seattle. The Toronto band will be in fine form having spent the better part of March playing to sold out venues across their home country of Canada.  

ERASURE LISTENING PARTY FOR ‘TOTAL! POP DELUXE’ OUT APRIL 7

Total Pop! Deluxe is a comprehensive 3CD/1DVD set featuring 40 newly remastered hit singles spanning Erasure’s five no. 1 albums and eighteen top 10 singles. Also included is a brand-new 2009 remix of “Always” by Jeremy Wheatley, a CD of live audio performances, a DVD with music videos, interviews and BBC TV appearances, and a…

RENT BOB DYLAN’S SCOTTISH HOME

Are you engaged but not sure where to have your wedding?   Well how about at Bob Dylan’s Scottish mansion?   According to the Strathspey & Badenoch Herald, the singer’s Aultmore House in the Scottish Highlands can be rented for parties and wedding receptions for just three-thousand dollars.   Bob bought the ten-bedroom, 25-acre estate…

SLASH WORKING ON SOLO ALBUM

Slash has started working on his solo album.   The former Guns N’ Roses guitarist promises many guest appearances on his new set but is tightlipped about who it might be, though it’s rumored Ozzy Osbourne and Fergie are among those who will appear on the album.   What is known is who will back…

BE A VIP WITH O.A.R.

For the newly announced second leg of O.A.R.’s This Town tour, the band is offering V.I.P. packages for select dates.   There are a wide array of options and prices, and they include lots of fun stuff for the true O.A.R. fan like guaranteed front row seating and access to a backstage lounge.   For…

SNOW PATROL OPEN FOR COLDPLAY

Coldplay have announced that Snow Patrol will open for their on their upcoming North American tour. The Irish band will play support on gigs from June 5th to the 21st. Tour dates for the entire trek can be found at Coldplay.com.

DAVID COOK CANCELS TWO SHOWS

David Cook had to cancel yesterday’s show at Colby Sawyer College and today’s at South Connecticut University.   In a post on his Web site, the reigning Idol champ said he has to take some time to “deal with personal family matters.”   For more information on what the singer is doing to make up…

ROWLAND DROPPED BY COLUMBIA?

StarPulse.com reports Kelly Rowland has reportedly been dropped by Columbia Records. The news comes just two months after Kelly fired her manager, Mathew Knowles. The singer has been with Columbia for the entire course of her career and her two solo LPs sold over four-million copies after Destiny’s Child split up. However, the label gave…

MICHAEL JACKSON WANTS LEONA LEWIS

Michael Jackson is gearing up for his 50-show residency at London’s O2 Arena by trying to get some special guests to join him onstage.   According to British paper The Sun, one such guest performer would be Leona Lewis, who Jackson wants to sing the part of his sister Janet from their 1995 hit “Scream.”…

PHOENIX PREMIERE NEW SONGS ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE APRIL 4

Phoenix will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on Saturday, April 4th, airing on NBC at 11:35 pm EST.   The Parisian four-piece will be playing the brand new songs “1901” and “Lisztomania” from their forthcoming album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, which will be available on May 26th available on Loyaute/Glassnote Records.   Phoenix…

NEW SINGLE FROM FASTBALL “LITTLE WHITE LIES” / DATES

With the release of their fifth studio album Little White Lies approaching on April 14, 2009 (MRI/RED Dist.), the members of FASTBALL are getting ready to take their show on the road. Little White Lies was produced by Miles Zuniga and C.J. Eiriksson (Blue October, Jack’s Mannequin) and mixed by Bob Clearmountain (Rolling Stones, Bruce…

DJ QUIK & KURUPT UNITE FOR NEW LP JUNE 9

Multi-platinum producer & recording artist DJ Quik, and Dogg Pound affiliate & gangster rapper extraordinaire Kurupt are two of the best-known West Coast representatives in Rap & Hip Hop, period. The pair have teamed up to create a cutting-edge sound on Blaqkout, a full-length collaboration album conceptualized during Snoop Dogg’s Ego Trippin’ recording sessions and…

FUSE ROCK MADNESS CLOCKS OVER A MILLION VOTES

Fuse’s “Rock Madness” challenge has now garnered 1 million votes!   Rock Madness offers music fans the chance to choose the greatest artist ever through a music bracket that pits Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees against 32 emerging artists against each other.   The winner of the challenge will be announced on April…

TREY SONGZ RETURNS WITH EAGERLY AWAITED THIRD ALBUM

Songbook Entertainment/Atlantic recording artist Trey Songz has announced the upcoming release of his hugely anticipated third album.   “READY” which follows the Grammy-nominated Prince of R&B’s 2007 breakthrough sophomore album, “TREY DAY” arrives in stores and online on June 30th. “READY” is preceded by the first single, “I Need A Girl.”   The track produced…

NEW SINGLE & DATES FROM MONUMENTS TO MASSES

Post-rock trio From Monument to Masses are about to hit the road with Dredg and Torche. On their new album On Little Known Frequencies, produced by Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis, Minus The Bear), the band infuse their sound by with eclectic elements such as hip hop break beats, film score strings, and glitchy electronics.  …

MEAT PUPPETS NEW ALBUM ‘SEWN TOGETHER’ OUT MAY 12 / DATES

Everyone from Nirvana to Pavement to Stone Temple Pilots cite Meat Puppets as one of the most significant American bands. The highly influential Meat Puppets started as a punk rock band, but established their own unique style, blending punk with country and psychedelic rock. Meat Puppets later gained significant exposure when the Kirkwood brothers served…

NEW SINGLE FROM KERO-ONE / MP3

Whether our weatherman corroborates or not, spring has already officially arrived, just in time for Kero One to lace us with the perfect soundtrack for long summer days filled with sun, good friends, and good fun. Roll back the drop top and cue your warm weather playlist, which will undoubtedly include Kero One’s “When the…

ERIC MARGAN & THE RED LIONS DEBUT OUT NOW

New York-based indie-chamber rock musicians, Eric Margan & the Red Lions, present their debut release Midnight Book (March 17, 2009/Self-Released). Drawing from years of classical training and a personal devotion to modern jazz and classic rock, the talented songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/front man, Eric Margan, makes an original and sophisticated entrance with an impressive collection of 12 incredible…

SMIRNOFF SIGNATURE MIX SERIES PRESENTS

“Funky For You ’09 (Smirnoff Signature Mix)” by Nice & Smooth + Pac Div, the second song released from the Smirnoff Signature Mix Series, is now downloadable for FREE at http://www.SmirnoffSignatureMixSeries.com. The Smirnoff Signature Mix Series is part of the brand’s ongoing commitment to foster and promote both established and emerging musical talent. This is…

ASHLEY TISDALE TO UNVEIL HER ‘GUILTY PLEASURE’

Ashley Tisdale , the singer and actress known to millions as the star of the blockbuster High School Musical series, will release her second album for Warner Bros. Records, entitled Guilty Pleasure, June 16, 2009. With an edgy, guitar-driven pop-rock sound, Guilty Pleasure is a creative and mature leap forward for this appealing young singer…

GREEN DAY ANNOUNCES STAGE VERSION OF AMERICAN IDIOT

Green Day won two Grammy Awards — Best Rock Album and Record of the Year — with its multi-platinum American Idiot, which sold more than 12 million copies worldwide. Today the band announced plans to bring that explosive album to the stage by collaborating with Michael Mayer, renowned director of Spring Awakening, which grabbed eight…

STOLI SPEAKS WITH ALLON BLOCK THE FOUNDER OF WIX.COM

My next guest is revolutionizing how musicians with minimal web design ability are able to build proffesional websites. A website tells alot about a band and Allon Bloch noticed that many incredible bands are not getting proper attention due to their amateur website. Allon developed Wix.com to help musicians with this such issue. Join us…

TODD MOSCOWITZ JOINS WARNER BROS. RECORDS

Warner Bros. Records announced today that Todd Moscowitz has joined Warner Bros. Records as its Executive Vice President. Moscowitz currently serves as CEO of WMG’s Independent Label Group (ILG), which includes the Asylum and East West labels.   In his new role as EVP of Warner Bros. Records, Moscowitz will bring Asylum to the Warner…

DAVID WILCOX 15th ALBUM OUT APRIL 7

In a time of economic uncertainty, you’d think music would be superfluous. But for songwriter David Wilcox, music has been a lifesaver. “Music’s not just entertainment,” he says, “people expect it to wake up places in their hearts.” Wilcox doesn’t say that lightly. He’s been turning out his own brand of thoughtful acoustic music since…

NEIL YOUNG ARCHIVES VOLUME 1 OUT JUNE 2

Neil Young’s highly anticipated collection Archives Volume 1 1963-1972 will be released June 2 on Reprise Records. The box set is the most innovative compilation ever assembled, focusing on the life of one of the most original musical artists of the rock era. It features new technology to follow Young’s career, and will be available…

ZAP MAMA NEW ALBUM OUT MAY 26

We live in challenging times. Economic, social and political forces in every part of our interconnected globe are triggering an unprecedented transformation in the way we govern, the way we do business, the way we interact and the way we live. For many of us, the challenges can be overwhelming, and perhaps even a bit…

SLIM THUG ALBUM RELEASE WEEK RECAP / VIDEO / IMAGES

The week of March 23rd saw many successes for Slim Thug’s album release, Boss of All Bosses.   On Monday, March 23rd Slim performed “I Run” on BET’s 106 and Park.   To view his performance, please visit: SKOPE IT HERE! The album release party for Boss of All Bosses was held at Club Level,…

SUSAN MARSHALL TO RELEASE ‘LITTLE RED’ APRIL 28 / VIDEO

Madjack Records announces the release of Little Red, a new CD/LP from the powerhouse Memphis soul singer Susan Marshall, on April 28, 2009. Recorded during several trips between Memphis and London by Jeff Powell (Afghan Whigs, Primal Scream and Bob Dylan) and Henry Olson (Primal Scream, Beth Orton, and Nico), Little Red further solidifies the…

DEBUT FROM THE DANGEROUS SUMMER COMING MAY 5

As the warmer months approach, Hopeless recording artists THE DANGEROUS SUMMER are gearing up to make the sunny season anything but safe. The first step is the release of their highly-anticipated (and largely autobiographical) debut album Reach for the Sun on May 5th, 2009. Recording in their hometown of Ellicott (a suburb of Baltimore), The…

NEW SINGLE FROM DARLING “HEADS ON”

The lo-fi Darling is left in the dust for Built To Spill and Television style 3-minute guitar workouts. Few groups can carry out the dynamics of bassist Nick Voss penned tongue-in-cheek disenchantment to Jeff Schneider’s towering Neil Young heartache set out to sail in a weathered garage rock sea. “Heads On” MP3: SKOPE IT HERE!

HALLOWEEN, ALASKA RETURN WITH AUDIO FROM THIRD ALBUM

East Side Digital recording group Halloween, Alaska has announced the upcoming release of its much anticipated third album. “CHAMPAGNE DOWNTOWN” – the Minnesota-based band’s first new music in more than three years – arrives in stores and at digital retailers on April 7th.

TRAEDONYA RELEASES “I’LL GIVE IT 2 U” VIA I-TUNES

R&B is a soul funk style of music that enriches the listeners with contemporary sound and gospel-like elements. With big acts like Ne-Yo, Jamie Foxx, John Legend, and Keri Hilson leading the genre, there are many acts that are surely rising above the charts. One R&B/crossover singer who on her first single, “Beloved” garnered critical…

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LENNY KRAVITZ CLASSIC TO BE REISSUED

It’s been 20 years since Lenny Kravitz burst on to the scene with his hit debut Let Love Rule, and in commemoration of the anniversary, the singer will be reissuing the disc.   It will be a two CD set featuring a re-mastered version of the original record, 18 bonus tracks, 13 previously unreleased demos…

PRE-ORDER INCUBUS

Fans of Incubus can now pre-order the band’s greatest hits album Monuments and Melodies, which is out officially on June 16th. Fans who choose to pre-order will immediately get to take part in a ticket pre-sale for a gig in a city of their choosing. Incubus will begin their tour in Holmdel, New Jersey on…

SING WITH THRIVING IVORY

Thriving Ivory is having a contest in conjunction with MySpace Karaoke.   The band wants you to upload yourself singing one of their hit songs, “Angels on the Moon” or “Hey Lady,” and you can win a studio session with the San Francisco group.   For more details and contest rules, head to ThrivingIvory.com.