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Race to Neptune – ‘Oh Contraire’

Sounding like a long-lost late 80s darkwave band, Race to Neptune’s “Oh Contraire” is an absolute blast. Volume is a must for these are songs that deserve to be felt and heard. Best taken in a single sitting Race to Neptune conjures up images of Sonic Youth at the peak of their wonders. Quite beautiful…

BBERLAY “Brassy” Video

Introducing the Detroit-born, Brooklyn-based Brassy icon, Bberlay. Her new video + single, “BRASSY” works as an unapologetic statement of intent, kicking the door in for a new generation of ghetto-tech and B-more Club music-inspired rap for the counter-culture. Visually, Bberlay is high fashion with a street edge, rocking teeny-tiny poom poom shorts & her signature…

Daphne Willis – ‘Freaks Like Me’

Daphne Willis creates downright decadent pop confections on “Freaks Like Me”. Neatly bringing together jazz, RnB, with a hint of the theatrical there is something freewheeling throughout the collection. A sense of fun informs the entirety of the album with every song playing off the last. With every song treated as a chapter in a…

Jason Andrew Brown – ‘Jason Andrew Brown’

Sung straight from the heart Jason Andrew Brown’s assured self-titled debut is an absolute joy. Nicely merging elements of funk, indie rock, folk, and hard rock all framed within a pop structure the songs are simply stunning. Front and center is Jason Andrew Brown’s strong confident voice which rings out true. The songs offer small…

Berlin-Based Electro Pop Artist Solarrio’s “Hopeless”

Filmed in Seoul, South Korea, the captivating video for “Hopeless” depicts a much too brief international affair as buzzing Berlin electronic popster Solarrio searches for, finds, and then loses the young and lovely object of his affection. Of all the mesmerizing music and achingly sincere lyrics written by Solarrio, “Hopeless” is possibly the most emotional…

Tips to Help You Get the Best Personally Injury Lawyer

If you happen to get involved in an accident which causes you to get hospitalized and stay away from work and your daily duties, you should file a lawsuit against whoever may have brought that upon you. In case you did not know, know you know and it is time to act upon it. Personal…

How to Hire The Best Professional Landscaper

So, you’ve finally put your foot down and the landscaping project is set to kick off soon. Great! Have a budget yet? How about a landscaper? Not yet? Well, that will be a tough one. The landscaper you select will determine if you get the outcome you expected or something better. There are many landscaping…

Opin Shares “Flee”

Opin began life in tumult at the end of an engagement and an abrupt relocation. After a month spent traveling between couches, Landis Wine set up a small recording interface on the bed in the room he was renting that spring. He began to work on songs that were markedly different from those in his…

5 Symptoms That Show Alzheimer’s Disease Is Progressing

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia, which means that it is known to cause memory loss among many other conditions. Alzheimer’s is commonly known to attack aged patients, normally after the age of 65. In some cases, the symptoms of this disease were found to have appeared much earlier, like at the age of…

Sarantos – “We Kiss In The Shadows”

Sarantos delivers a passionate, romantic work on the defiant spirit of “We Kiss In The Shadows”. Downright glorious, this song is a celebration of true love. Lyrics focus on the way that love can truly transcend. Arrangements are pitch perfect with a catchy dance-rock fusion. With this arrangement Sarantos can add additional power to his…

Ricky Lee Video “Looking For America”

Chances are you’ve never heard of Altoona, Pennsylvania. Nestled in the center of the state amongst the Appalachian Mountains, it’s the kind of town that folks like to talk about as a prop for stump speeches and often times relegated to a statistic about jobs, income, and red vs. blue. But spend a little time…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 21, 2017

Impose Magazine Premieres Slow Caves’ ‘Glares’ Impose Magazine premiered Slow Caves’ ‘Glares’ and announced their upcoming tour. ‘Glares’ is the second single off of their Old Flame Records debut, Desert Minded EP, Out March 10th. “With a sound somewhere between Lower Dens and Joyce Manor, “Glares,” does a great job showcasing the band’s ability to…

Matt Hannah – ‘Dreamland’

The second album from Michigan native and Minneapolis based singer/songwriter Matt Hannah, Dreamland, further elaborates on the enormous talent and promise revealed by his 2014 debut Let the Lonely Fade. He’s earned favorable comparisons to Townes Van Zandt and his songwriting is roundly hailed as ranking among the best modern exponents of the singer/songwriter school…

Four Iconic James Bond Theme Songs

The James Bond movie films are a classic series that has spanned across generations of movie lovers. The James Bond series has become a cultural phenomenon filled with fast-paced action, gorgeous leading ladies and let’s not forget the infamous high stakes casino games. However, the series is also known for its iconic theme songs that are…

Watching US Channels Abroad

Travelling thousands of miles across the world, settling in and trying to adapt to a new way of living can be exhausting and stressful. At the end of your long days, all you want to do is curl up on the sofa or in bed, and retreat to something familiar: Your favorite US TV show…

Jimmy Rae “Keeping The Faith” Alive with MsTish!

Living out her faith & life through Christian-inspired music and charitable acts is her chosen path that has led MsTish! here to this exact moment in time. Born Latisha Nicole, MsTish! is taking Rap/Hip-Hop to a whole new spiritual level like nobody has ever seen before. The self-proclaimed “First Holy Lady of Hip-Hop” is causing…

4 Maintenance Ideas to Upgrade Your Local Music Hall

Your local music hall is a perfect location to congregate for school functions or neighborhood gatherings. These properties tend to have large structures with ample space for chairs, stages and dance floors. Because of their popularity and age, your favorite music halls may be declining in quality. To spruce up the property, consider these maintenance…

Bongo Boy Records Backroom Blues Vol 4

Delivering a soulful piece is Jim Labos’ opening “The Blues Never Die”. From the organ to the nimble guitar, everything simply works. Tying it all together are the carefully crafted lyrics whose impassioned delivery works wonders. On “Searching For the Truth” Devin Leigh neatly brings classic rock and country into a satisfying whole. Anchored by…

LIA MARIE JOHNSON’S NEW TRACK “COLD HEART KILLER”

“Cold Heart Killer,” the brand new track from singer, actress, and YouTube creator Lia Marie Johnson, is out today and available via all digital service providers. The sumptuous, trip-hop laced ballad evokes late night longings for an ex, despite one’s better judgment. Lia co-wrote the song with producer Matias Gabriel Mora, co-producer Mia Gabriella Minichiello…

Dylan Bernard Video “Flames”

Dylan Bernard was bit by the music bug at an early age. When his mother placed his him in a church choir at the age of four he instantly fell in love. Sadly, he lost his mother a few years later and the musical spirit she instilled in him went dormant. This kind of talent,…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 17, 2017

BAYLEE MORRISON TO RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE “DISCOMMUNICATION” 12-year-old Rochester, NY-based pop singer Baylee Morrison is releasing her powerful debut single “Discommunication” on February 17th through Noble Steed Music. The inspiration for this song came to Baylee when one day she was upset that her sisters wouldn’t go outside and play with her because they were…

What Every Songwriter Should Know About Intellectual Property Law

As a songwriter, understanding intellectual property law is essential. These laws protect your written property and your finances. Consider these four things that you must know about intellectual property law. Agreeing on Songwriter Credits If you write a song all by yourself, including its score, then you are the only person requiring credit. The contributions…

Maiah Wynne – ‘Lights and Shadows’

Maiah Wynne’s “Lights and Shadows” displays a phenomenal range from the darkest of shadows to the brightest light. Stylistically Maiah Wynne runs the gamut from chamber pop to country to even elements of industrial. Tying all of this together is Maiah Wynne’s emotive voice whose expressiveness shines throughout the collection. Attention to detail is of…

NAV + The Weeknd Team Up For “Some Way”

Today, rapper and producer NAV has announced his debut mixtape, NAV. The self-titled project is set for release on Friday, February 24, 2017 at all DSPs. Leading up to the announcement, yesterday NAV shared the first song from the project, “Some Way” featuring The Weeknd. The rising star has also announced today that he has…

WINTER NAMM 2017

There were a lot of things I’ll stamp “As Usual” here, except one. This is the first time I can remember monsoon rains and 60 degree weather in Anaheim, in January. As usual, most of the attendees were dressed in full rock regalia making it hard to distinguish the real celebrities from the crowd. As…

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” 1st Album Certified 33x Million & “Bad” Certified 10 Million

Michael Jackson’s Thriller has become the first album in RIAA Gold & Platinum Program history to be certified 33x Diamond for United States sales and streams, it was announced by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA), the Estate of Michael Jackson, Epic Records and Legacy Recordings (the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment). Thriller is…

BRAND-NEW SINGLE FROM KYGO WITH SELENA GOMEZ “IT AIN’T ME”

“It Ain’t Me,” the new single from Kygo with Selena Gomez, is out now on Interscope Records / Ultra Records. The song is available for digital download and streaming via all participating digital retailers. “It Ain’t Me,” a stand-alone track, is the first song since Kygo’s acclaimed 2016 debut Cloud Nine. Producer, musician, songwriter, DJ…

Building Yourself up for Success: How to Be a Great Lawyer

Working as a lawyer means that you spend quite some time working but you also earn good rewards if you are skillful and experienced in what you do. However, just like any other career, there is that person who is better than you; that person who sets higher standards every time. This may be what…

Righteous Hillbillies – ‘Two Wheels Down a Lost Highway’

The crucial third and fourth albums. People like to trumpet the all-consuming importance of sophomore albums and they have a point. Bands and performers, after particularly scintillating debuts, can often find themselves groping in darkness attempting to create a worthy follow-up. It’s the third and fourth album, however, that often determines staying power. Once a…

Emish – ‘This Light’

Self described as “high powered rock with an Irish heart”, the four piece Emish stands as one of the most individual and inspired acts working in roots music today. The idea of labeling them, however, will make discerning listeners hesitant. The music transcends labels manifesting a spirit that has nothing to do with genre and,…

Sound of Curves – ‘Gone Gatsby’

San Antonio based four piece Sound of Curves’ third album, Gone Gatsby, should solidify their standing as one of the vanguard bands working in alternative rock today. The melting pot of influences, however, encompasses much more than recasting rock music’s premier form of the 1990’s and beyond in their image. Southern styled rock guitar with…

Con New Video “Free Dreams”

We are excited to bring you Con and his newest video, “Free Dreams.” Venturing into solo artistry for the first time in his musical career, Con is a killer, imaginative voice coming straight out of the St. Louis music scene. With his honest, merciless lyrics that deliver a deep and serious message backed behind a…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 16, 2017

First New EP from Big Mother Gig in 20 Years! Milwaukee-based indie rock pioneers, Big Mother Gig, released the Almost Primed EP, their first new music in 20 years, today. With one foot rooted in their origins on the LoFi, indie rock scene that exploded out of the midwest in the 90s and the other…

February 2017 Skope Radio / Kiwi6 Plays Contest

We want to congratulate Ray William Roldan for winning the January 2017 Skope Radio / Kiwi6 Plays Contest with 100 plays: http://skopemag.com/2017/01/06/january-2017-skope-radio-kiwi6-plays-contest Since the last contest went so well we are going again via Skope Radio @skopemag.com. The way it works is pretty simple. You place a song submission below as noted. Once the MP3…

Soley Shares Radiant Track “Never Cry Moon”

Back with her third solo album, Sóley’s new LP Endless Summer arrives worldwide on May 5th, 2017 via Morr Music. Written over the period of one year together with her long-time friend and collaborator Albert Finnbogason, the new full-length sees the acclaimed musician from Iceland explore the more optimistic, sun-drenched corners of her songwriting. Listen…

Angie and the Deserters – ’17 Days’

It’s difficult to imagine how the luscious blues-soaked yowl of Angie Bruyere’s voice hailing from upstate New York, but this Southern California transplant and her band the Deserters play gutsy and rough-hewn blues rock with the skill and sincerity needed to make it work in 2017. Her latest single from the album You, “17 Days”,…

J La Rae Feat. Jenni Price “Touch Me”

J La Rae releases his fun electronic track “Touch Me” featuring fellow the lyrics of fellow The AM bandmate Jenni Price just in time for Valentine’s Day! “Touch Me” is a great dance floor track with elements of trap and future bass. The track and Price’s voice are sexy, sensual, and playfully enticing. Best known…

Pieta Brown Teams Up With Calexico on New Song “In The Light”

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Pieta Brown will release her new album Postcards on March 10th via Lustre Records. True to its name, Postcards explores the role of distance and isolation through collaboration in which Brown enlisted a guest artist for each track via mail. Today, she released “In The Light” which she wrote while in a Santa…

Rosalee New “Hmmm” Video

St. George, Utah. Population: 80,000. Though home to some of the world’s most beautiful terrain, nestled equidistant between Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks, it is not quite known for a bustling art community. It was home, however, to the exceptionally talented and ambitious Rosalee, an R&B/Soul/Funk singer who is the embodiment of the belief…

Brooke Moriber New Single “Up All Night”

Singer/songwriter, rocker, and Broadway sensation Brooke Moriber is turning up the heat with her first release of 2017! Having just performed at “Former Broadway Kids, All Grown Up!” event in New York City sharing songs and stories while reliving her days on the Broadway stage, she’ll be releasing her dreamy new single and video for…