Month: October 2016

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VERIDIA NEW VIDEO “STILL BREATHING”

Alt-rock group VERIDIA has released a thrilling music video for their new single “Still Breathing.” The video was directed by Matt DeLisi, the director behind their previous video for “Pretty Lies” and filmed at a haunted house located in the band’s hometown of Nashville. The group is currently on tour with Evanescence and at work…

KOLAJ NEW SINGLE “HITCHHIKE”

With West Coast vibes as a constant source of inspiration, tropical-pop, dance duo KOLAJ makes us feel as though it’s perpetually summer. In their newest, club-friendly single “Hitchhike” for Darkroom/Interscope Records, KOLAJ explores the feeling of freedom that comes with letting go—hitchhiking away from your problems. The track is fun, infectious, and will surely get…

3ipleA – ‘Water Diamonds’

3ipleA’s “Water Diamonds” offers up a luxurious, smooth flow. Lyrics focus on what it means to feel fully accomplished. Attention to detail means that the song is able to encompass dubstep, hip-hop, and pop in a marvelous swirl of sound. By stripping the sound down to the essentials every single flourish is amplified in full.…

SKOPE NEWS FOR OCTOBER 31, 2016 – #trickortreat

Howlite – ‘Storm Chaser’ Single Howlite is the reincarnation of Melbourne musician and visual artist Alison Thom. The moniker alludes to a mineral, thought to bear properties that calm the wearer and release old pains. In a way the shift is also a catharsis for Thom, who unburdens herself of her name and her folk…

HI-FIVE VIDEO “KIT KAT”

The early 90s were a dynamic time for R&B music. Many artists rose to mainstream stardom with a sound unlike anything else on the airwaves of the day. Artists like R. Kelly, Boyz II Men, Jade, Jodeci dominated the charts. Right amongst them was the Waco, TX-based quintet Hi-Five with their smash hit “I Like…

MARI HAJEM “LIQUID GOLD” VIDEO

Hailing from Lier in the south of Norway Mari Hajem is described as an artist that’s easy to listen to, but hard to describe. Despite her young age of 22, Mari has already accomplished a lot in her musical career. Some of the highlights includes warm up slots for bands such as Kings Of Convenience,…

DARIO MARGELI “I’M NOT MY BRAIN” VIDEO

Night moods hinted by a Moog synthesizer in this medium-paced track driven by a muscular “real” bass guitar. Soft funk. Meditation and self help themed lyrics with female backing vocals. Funk n’ Yoga! Music video on YouTube filmed in the UNESCO World Heritage location of Hampi in India. Fun fact about the song: The idea…

SKOPE NEWS FOR OCTOBER 28, 2016

“Cold Car” from The Edward Furlongs The Edward Furlongs are a New Jersey-based endeavor in American music, comprised of Dan Gugger and Nick Afflitto. The project is a tip of the hat to the pioneers before them, a reflection of their collective experiences and a bullish reaction to the state of modern music. Although Dan…

FARRAH MECHAEL “LOST” VIDEO

Eclectic, mesmerizing, and dynamic are the adjectives being used to describe emerging Michigan based singer Farrah Mechael. At times brilliant and at times daring, Farrah is relentlessly engaging. Through the effortless sounds of her distinct vocals, Farrah is carving out a musical style of her own. Her lyrical themes create genuine, multifaceted songs that take…

BK “NO PAIN” VIDEO

Before ever stepping onto the stage, BK began his career as a ghostwriter for his sister and her rap group. His contributions were massive as the group opened for Rah Digga, Redman & Method Man, Trina and Jay-Z just to name a few. All things must come to an end, however, and it was then…

Robyn Cage – ‘Born In The Desert’

Robyn Cage’s “Born In The Desert” sounds like the narration to a gentle dream. With a perfect chamber pop arrangement, the song has an expansive, expressive feel to it. Layer upon layer of sound come together ever so effortlessly. Stylistically Robyn Cage incorporates elements of classical, folk, and psychedelic all brought together under a loose…

DATING TIPS: THINGS TO DO ON A THIRD DATE

A lot has been said about the first and second dates but the importance of a third date shouldn’t be underestimated. If you go out with a woman for the third time, it already means something. You’re on the verge of entering into a relationship and if your third date goes off successfully, you can…

Micki Free – ‘Lavender Kiss’

Micki Free’s “Lavender Kiss” is a mystical journey through space and sound. With crystal clarity the piece tells an unspoken narrative through a vast variety of terrain. Effortlessly merging together elements of classical, folk, with a psychedelic sheen the entire thing radiates with hope and optimism. Over the course of the piece Micki Free shows…

Abigail Winzer – “Rejoice”

Delicate and tender in tone, Abigail Winzer’s “Rejoice” is a warm inviting album. Over the course of the album her attention to detail results in lovely melodies that shimmer like stars in the night sky. Her voice has an angelic quality to it as it embodies a sense of true calm and contemplation. Best taken…

THE SLEEPING SOUNDS “FIGURE IT OUT” VIDEO

Cleveland-based indie-pop trio The Sleeping Sounds has released a music video for their first single “Figure it Out” on VEVO. The soulful and intricate pop groove tells a poignant tale of addiction and depression. “The song is based completely on a true story of a girl I had dated who had went completely down the…

SKOPE NEWS FOR OCTOBER 27, 2016

Sims Shares “Brutal Dance” On All Things Go Today All Things Go premiered “Brutal Dance”, the third single off of Sims upcoming album ‘More Than Ever’ which will be out 11/4 via Doomtree Records. When speaking about the song SIMS said, “I love this beat. I think ICETEP captured some amazing feeling in this one,…

JON MULLANE VIDEO “BORN BEAUTIFUL”

Jon Mullane is an award winning rock singer-songwriter from Canada who has gained international acclaim and success with his music. He’s had several Canadian top 40, Billboard-charting radio singles, and his song, My New American Girl, broke into the top 40 at #32 on the Hot AC Billboard Chart in the US. His songs have…

NEW RELEASE BY MICKI FREE ‘THE NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE AS THERAPY’

GRAMMY®-winning and NAMA-winning Guitarist and Flutist Micki Free shares a soulful side in his new Native American flute album, releasing October 28, 2016 via Mysterium Music, and distributed worldwide by IDLA. The 2 CD-set also includes a DVD with two music videos – “Down by the River” and “Lavender Kiss” shot in the Grand Canyon…

ALEESIA “DUM” VIDEO

“Dum” is a marimba-tinged bit of island pop with a huge hook that is certain to keep summer rolling for an extra couple of months. The video equals the playfulness and youthful exuberance of the track, highlighting the magnetic charm of the 25-year-old singer/songwriter. A little background on Aleesia Aleesia has had a steady string…

Jordan Green – ‘Needle In A Haystack’

“Needle In A Haystack” presents Jordan Green’s clever knack for storytelling. Snapshots from a life, these are songs that explore ambition, disappointment, optimism, and relationships. Full of catchy hooks, these are songs that combine elements of country, folk and pop into a satisfying whole. Jordan Green’s strong confident vocals lead the way as the rest…

TRAV TORCH VIDEO “QUARTER TANK OF GAS”

In his previous videos for “Love You Down” and “Red Bull and Hennessy,” Trav Torch has established a firm foothold in the R&B world. He is a true student of the genre, taking cues from all of the greats. It’s not just studying, however, that makes him who he is. It’s his ability to take…

SKOPE NEWS FOR OCTOBER 26, 2016

HITS Partners with BuzzAngle Music to Power All Charts HITS, the leading music-industry trade publication, has partnered with BUZZANGLE MUSIC, the newest and most cutting-edge way to track music consumption, to power its charts. “BuzzAngle has become the go-to source for reliable, thorough, up-to-the-moment data on music transactions,” says HITS and HITSDailyDouble.com Editor in Chief…

SUMMER MOON 360 VIDEO “WITH YOU TONIGHT”

Summer Moon (ft. Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes, Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction, Camila Grey of Uh Huh Her and Noah Harmon of Airborne Toxic Event) have shared a new, interactive music video for their single “With You Tonight.” “The video is about two people coming home from a dance ball and stumbling into a…

Saint Blasphemer – ‘Simon Templar’

Based out of Santa Ana, California, Saint Blasphemer is a four piece hard rock band whose debut EP Simon Templar includes five very physical songs that also cover a remarkable amount of ground lyrically. The band’s sound is a classic hard rock template that avoids the stylistic histrionics of Nu-Metal and any overtly imitative nods…

Sterling Witt – ‘Satyagraha’

Kansas City based vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Sterling Witt’s fifth full length release, Satyagraha, debuts his latest configuration, a power trio with Witt on six string and vocals, Jesse Gilpin on drums, and Davy Langerak playing bass and tambourine. The album title references a term Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi used in the early 20th century…

JIMMY RAE CASHING IN WITH 3 TIMES A CHARM: JASON RYLAN

Hailing from Vegas, Jason Rylan is a sucker for the nightclub scene and it shows in his music with energetic elements of: Pop, Dance, Electronica/EDM and even Rock in play.  Rylan has been working on his latest album for the last six years, so a lot of blood, sweat and tears poured into this project.…

COMING FROM INDIA AGAINST EVIL “STAND UP AND FIGHT!”

Hailing from the city of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh (India), heavy metallers Against Evil have published a video for their brand new single “Stand Up And Fight!”. Lead guitarist Shasank comments on the song: “”Stand Up and Fight!” is all about having the courage to confront your fears and to fight for what’s right. We’ve always…

AV SUPER SUNSHINE VIDEO “LOVE NYD”

With his newest single, “Love NYD,” AV Super Sunshine takes his own unique brand of love and happiness and hits the unmistakable streets and hills of Los Angeles. As he and his girl stroll through the terrain they find peace, love, and happiness around every corner. http://www.avsupersunshine.com/ More importantly, however, they find a genuine, unbreakable…

When The Clock Strikes – ‘The Better Friends EP’

When The Clock Strikes creates a high energy, high speed rush of sound on “The Better Friends EP”. Downright infectious and full of catchy hooks throughout the songs are delivered with a true sense of urgency. Rhythms are chaotic, nearly out of control, as they effortlessly tap into the spirit of the best of EMO…

SKOPE NEWS FOR OCTOBER 25, 2016

METALLICA TO RELEASE “ATLAS, RISE!” ON HALLOWEEN Grammy® Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Metallica will unleash “Atlas, Rise!” to fans this coming Halloween at 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST. The song is the third track to be released from Metallica’s forthcoming album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, due for release on the band’s…

COURTEENERS “NO ONE WILL EVER REPLACE US” VIDEO

Ignition Records and UK-based rock band Courteeners are proud to announce the release of the band’s new album titled Mapping The Rendezvous. Out now and serving as the band’s first release for Ignition (home to Primal Scream and the Coral), the album follows the spectacular success of 2014’s Concrete Love and the subsequent tour that…

Pat G – ‘The In Between EP’

Pat G’s “The In Between EP” shows off a forceful flow and luxurious usage of stylish samples. Beats hit hard and the bass is downright perfect in its delivery. Lyrics are highly articulate in nature as they reveal a poetic sensibility. Grooves are infectious as Pat G reveals great taste and attention in how he…

LITE “D” NEW SINGLE

LITE is a Japanese instrumental rock band known for thrilling and emotional compositions, progressive, edgy riffs and complex rhythms. Widely regarded for their explosive live show and tireless touring in the US, Europe and Asia, LITE are one of the most exciting bands to emerge from Japan in the last decade. The quartet who is…

SKOPE NEWS FOR OCTOBER 24, 2016

Rubblebucket announces new EP with lead single “Donna” Rubblebucket, the wild, Brooklyn, NY-based indie-sweat-pop band, will release a brand new collection of songs at the top of 2017. Entitled If U C My Enemies, the four song EP kicks off with the high-spirited “Donna,” chock full of booming brass and a dance-worthy beat. If U…

MIKE DOUGHTY “I CAN’T BELIEVE I FOUND YOU IN THAT TOWN” VIDEO

By his ninth solo album, The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns, you’d figure he would have slipped into a comfortable pattern, but Mike Doughty is not that kind of artist. The former frontman of Soul Coughing is obsessively, constantly driven to sound new. The elegant, charming album swerves between lonesome country influences, and trap…

LOSTBOYCROW LAUNCHES NEW SINGLE “STAY A LITTLE LONGER”

Lostboycrow once proclaimed, “I just want to make music, write songs and be known as a storyteller and performer.” And, with the release of his much anticipated new single, “Stay a Little Longer,” it’s becoming more and more evident that the Los Angeles-based artist is doing exactly what he’s always wanted. “Stay a Little Longer”…