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SKOPE NEWS FOR MARCH 23, 2017

Mother Mother Announce U.S. Headline Shows! Alt-rock band Mother Mother have announced a string of headlining U.S. tour dates in support of their new album No Culture. The band will first hit the road with KONGOS in early May and wrap up on the west coast with a handful of headlining shows. Tickets for Mother…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MARCH 22, 2017

The Scars Heal In Time – ‘I’m About To Break’ Video The Scars Heal in Time is a band that has continuously pushed and pulled its way through their ever growing successes. The high energy hard rock sound that they bring to the scene is a fresh new take from the music scene from Houston…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MARCH 21, 2017

Alex Aiono Releases Video For “Work The Middle (Acoustic)” Today 21-year old musician, and curator of one of the fastest growing YouTube channels in the world, Alex Aiono released an acoustic version of his debut single “Work The Middle” last week and today the video premieres on Vevo. Aiono is currently on a North American…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MARCH 20, 2017

SoMo RELEASES NEW ALBUM TODAY Multiplatinum Dallas, TX R&B singer and songwriter SoMo releases his second full-length, The Answers [Republic Records], in stores everywhere and at all digital retailers today. Upon going live, the record soared to #1 on the iTunes Top R&B/Soul Albums Chart, and is currently approaching the Top 10 of iTunes Overall…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MARCH 17, 2017

Rage Out to Bass Craft’s New Single “Get Fucked” After finding success with his freshman EP “Blast Off” and its chart-topping lead single “SUP,” Bass Craft is making a not-so-quiet return to the scene. The New Jersey-native is staking his claim in the bass music world with his third original “Get Fucked,” out now on…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MARCH 16, 2017

Treasure Fingers Releases New Remix Of Vanilla Ace & Cosella’s “Funk To The Brain” To kick off the year, Atlanta based producer / DJ Treasure Fingers bounced back with a critically acclaimed official remix for one the world’s biggest stars- Moby. To follow his remix of Moby’s “Go!,” Treasure Fingers is now ready to unveil…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MARCH 14, 2017

CANADA’S AWARD-WINNING A CAPELLA GROUP COUNTERMEASURE RELEASES BEAUTIFULLY DELICATE DRAMATIC VIDEO Canada’s award-winning a capella group COUNTERMEASURE have premiered their powerful music video for ‘Life Is Fine’. This is the 2nd video clip from their second studio album entitled Made To Measure. ‘Life Is Fine’ was written about depression and isolation, and transcends anything the…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MARCH 13, 2017

Revival Recordings Artist Misery Loves Company Releases “Dead and Buried” Misery Loves Company, consisting of Jimmy Ruggiero, Mike Williams, Joe Mascio JR, and Anthony Caggiano, are a Post-Emo band from South Jersey. Today they are thrilled to announce they’ve signed with Revival Recordings, home to music groups; Alesana, Famous Last Words, and The Funeral Portrait…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MARCH 10, 2017

Plaid Brixx release animated video for “The Greener Side” Illustrated by animator Yoyo The Ricecorpse, the new visuals build on the energy of the band’s summer hit as a group of animals embark on a journey back to “the greener side” – a simpler and happier life. Plaid Brixx was thrilled with their previous collaboration…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MARCH 9, 2017

OZOMATLI WILL RELEASE NEW ALBUM “NON-STOP: MEXICO TO JAMAICA” ON MAY 5 Grammy-winning Ozomatli will release an album of classic and contemporary Mexican hits reimagined with a dancehall reggae feel, on May 5, 2017, on Cleopatra Records. Produced by drum & bass reggae legends Sly & Robbie (Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Peter Tosh, Jimmy…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MARCH 8, 2017

Imminence Records Launches Imminence Management Group Imminence Records has been expanding and diversifying not only in sound but in their endeavors. Aside from standard label operations; they have fundraised for Children’s Miracle Network, will launch their own Twitch channel this spring, and has now launched the Imminence Management Group. Joining as the first ever Imminence…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MARCH 7, 2017

Sam Hunt’s “Body Like A Back Road” Sets Streaming Record MCA Nashville’s Multi-Platinum-selling country star Sam Hunt released new song “Body Like A Back Road” to overwhelming fanfare. The song shot to No. 1 on the digital sales and streaming chart and is already climbing country radio’s Top 15 in only four weeks. “Body Like…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MARCH 6, 2017

ROZAMOV: This Mortal Road LP Playing At Decibel Magazine Boston doom metal quartet ROZAMOV will see their debut full-length, This Mortal Road, released tomorrow, a joint effort through Battleground Records and Dullest Records. As the record looms on its public unveiling, Decibel Magazine is now streaming the entire record early. Hear Sad Vegan’s Debut EP…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MARCH 3, 2017

Video premiere: HYPERSONIC “Prayer In The Dark” Italian masters of Symphonic metal Hypersonic have released the first videoclip for the song “Prayer in the Dark”. COLDPLAY ANNOUNCE KALEIDOSCOPE EP Coldplay have just revealed the June 2 release of their five-track Kaleidoscope EP, together with a brand new song from the EP, Hypnotised. Hypnotised’s surprise release…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MARCH 2, 2017

Strange Lot Share “Have It Your Way” via All Things Go Today, Strange Lot premiere, via All Things Go, “Have It Your Way,” the title track from their forthcoming LP, out this Friday March 3rd. The track is part of their sophomore record ‘Gods & Clods,’ coming out this Friday Strange Lot’s psychedelic sound channels…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 28, 2017

The Kernal premieres “Tennessee Sun” The Kernal’s breezy “Tennessee Sun” is the “Song of the Week” at The Bluegrass Situation, who describe The Kernal’s sound as “smart, often witty twang that infuses that sense of locomotive, gospel-tinged mystery.” They write, “‘Tennessee Sun,’ premiering exclusively here, shows his skills at the lyrical ramble, conjuring up Bob…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 27, 2017

Superhuman Happiness, Rubblebucket announce new project Touch/Feel TOUCH/FEEL performs experimental pop with a chamber music sensibility. Driving and raw dance rhythms, elegant melodic phrases, and an engaging dynamic move the audience from gentle meditations to head banging emotional workouts. Drawing inspiration from early Peter Gabriel records, Sade, the Kronos Quartet, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Kraftwerk,…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 24, 2017

BREAKING ARTIST ONCUE PREMIERES NEW MUSIC VIDEO “CRY WOLF” WITH RESPECT MAGAZINE Today, breaking hip-hop artist OnCue premieres the visual to his buzzed-about single “Cry Wolf” featuring Dntel (The Postal Service) exclusively with Respect Magazine. The captivating visual was filmed and directed by Hunter Lyon at the Floyd Bennett Airfield in Brooklyn. Refreshingly raw, the…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 23, 2017

The Band of Heathens Release New Music Video for “All I’m Asking” On January 13th, The Band of Heathens released their new album Duende, the band’s fifth studio album (and eighth overall), marking their tenth anniversary as a group. The group has recently shared a video for the lead track, “All I’m Asking”, which is…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 22, 2017

HURRICANE FALL RELEASE THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘HOW WE GET DOWN’ There’s a hot wind blowing: the kind of gale that lays a field of cane down flat against the earth, whips the roadside paperbarks into a frenzy, and buffets the windows of a solitary Landcruiser sailing down a moonlit red dirt track. It’s the kind…

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…

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…

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…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Palais ‘Instant Crush Feat. Your Girl Pho’ Premiering on Pilerats this week, Perth producer Palais’ evocative first release of the year, ‘Instant Crush Feat. Your Girl Pho’, is a masterful mix of upbeat pop and synth-y joie de vivre. It’s the first taste of his impending debut EP Apolis, which is available for pre-order from…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 14, 2017

MADISON McWILLIAMS’ NEW VIDEO “WE’VE GOT TODAY” PREMIERED ON GIRLS’ LIFE MAGAZINE “I am so thrilled to be partnering with Girls’ Life. I have always loved the magazine because it promotes girl power. One little known fact about this song is I wrote it on the back of an airplane napkin on my way to…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 13, 2017

Meilyr Jones Shares “Be Soft” Video On Brooklyn Vegan Its been an amazing year for MEILYR JONES. Following rave reviews for his solo debut album 2013, released last March via Moshi Moshi, he’s toured the land rapidly building a devoted fan base, winning the 2016 Welsh Music Prize and culminating in a recent performance at…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 9, 2017

Pegi Young Premieres New Album Raw with The Los Angeles Times On February 17, Pegi Young heads out on her own with a new album Raw, a collection of songs about love, loss and forgiveness. The album will be available digitally and physically via Baltimore Thrush Records and is currently available for pre-order via Amazon…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 8, 2017

Rosie Carney shares cinematic music video for her powerful new single, “Awake Me” “Awake Me” is a song that’ll stop you dead in your tracks. From the swirling ambience permeating the track to the tender plucked arpeggio, Rosie proves a deft hand at creating sublime tonal flourishes to compliment her vivid lyrics and enchanting voice.…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 7, 2017

Tara Jane O’Neil returns with a new, self-titled album! In The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein writes: “I may say that only three times in my life have I met a genius and each time a bell within me rang and I was not mistaken.” When I first met Tara Jane ONeil, about…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 3, 2017

SUNLESS: Invisible Oranges Premieres “The Ancient Ones” As Minneapolis-based technical/avant-garde death metal trio SUNLESS prepares for the release of their belittling Urraca debut full-length in late February, the album’s “The Ancient Ones” has been exclusively premiered at Invisible Oranges. SUNLESS reinterprets influence from pioneers of extreme, dissonant metal, such as Gorguts, Ulcerate, and Deathspell Omega…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 2, 2017

Previously unreleased demo of Paul McCartney’s ‘Twenty Fine Fingers’ available on Vevo One of the most critically acclaimed albums of the eighties, nominated for both BRIT and Grammy Awards, Flowers In The Dirt saw McCartney team up with Elvis Costello to co-write a third of the album (My Brave Face, You Want Her Too, Don’t…

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 1, 2017

Selina Albright comfortable and confident enough to “Eat Something” While a song about the joy of packing on a few pounds and a widening booty may seem contrary to the messages bombarding the popular music and media landscapes, smooth soul singer Selina Albright’s “Eat Something” is instantly resonating with fans and radio programmers, including SiriusXM…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 31, 2017

IDLES release chaotic, hilarious video for “Stendhal Syndrome” Bringing the unsettling reality of the world we live in into their frantic assault on the senses, they are a band that can only be truly understood by witnessing in a live environment. The release late last year of single “Well Done” saw the band rise to…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 30, 2017

Savoy Motel Tour With The Lemon Twigs Begins This Thursday The debut album by Nashville’s Savoy Motel comes from a pedigree of garage, punk, and power-pop groups (bassist Jeffrey Novak founded both Cheap Time and the Rat Traps; drummer Jessica McFarland was also in Cheap Time, and along with guitarists Dillon Watson and Mimi Galbierz,…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 26, 2017

URBAN CONE: NEW SINGLE “OLD SCHOOL” COMING FRIDAY, JANUARY 27TH Find out more about Urban Cone here: AVA FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE IS BACK For the third year running, AVA (Audio Visual Arts) Festival and Conference is set to return to its Belfast home at T13, this time across two days on the 2nd and 3rd…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 25, 2017

Savilla “Here We Go” Early on in Savilla’s childhood, while spending a lot of time playing alone in the adobe hills under the beautiful blue sky of western Colorado, she began to hear melodies singing through her mind. At this early age she discovered she could express her emotions through music, and she has been…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 24, 2017

Indie Rock Trio The Young Wild Release “In The Wild” Acoustic Video Indie rock trio The Young Wild are kicking off the new year with the release of a stripped down acoustic video for the single “In The Wild.” The clip features singer Bryan B. William in a laid back jam session with friends, showcasing…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 23, 2017

John Dwyer’s Damaged Bug announces new album ‘Bunker Funk’ The alien globule of Damaged Bug’s errant planet has circled the sun and re-enters our orbit where last year’s Cold Hot Plumbs left off. Urgent falsetto morbidities detail Damaged Bug’s most rhythmically adventurous offering yet, syncopating lush landscapes with moon-shot death rays. Castle Face Records announced…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 20, 2017

Echoes and Dust premieres pirate-punk shanty from Tigerlilies This week, post-punk pirates Tigerlilies premiered their single “Shipwrecked” on Echoes and Dust, who praised the bands “spine tingling vein of influences, ranging from Bowie to the Buzzcocks to Wolfmother, while somehow remaining totally fresh and authentic in their approach”. Exclusive Track Stream: The Tigerlilies – Shipwrecked…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 19, 2017

“Immediate Engagements” from Blue Plutos It’s off the act’s recently released full-length, ‘Moon Language’. Spiritualized, MBV, and Smashing Pumpkins all came to my mind on this particular track. Off the group’s new album ‘Moon Language’, “Immediate Engagements is about getting older and recognizing the need to really focus attention on the interests or hobbies or…