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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…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 18, 2017

PRIME MINISTERS ANNOUNCE ‘ASYMMETRIC’ + SHARE “NEW BEGINNINGS” Miami-based, by way of South America, rock quartet PRIME MINISTERS are pleased to announced Asymmetric, their most complete work to date. Available March 31, 2017, the eight-song collection blends a unique combination of genres reminiscent of the band’s eclectic rock influences and era’s. “You might not initially…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 17, 2017

LIL DURK RELEASES NEW VIDEO “TOO LATE” Southside Chicago rapper, Lil Durk continues to build on the momentum of his latest project, “They Forgot” with the release of his first video of 2017, “Too Late”. The visuals follow the recording artist as he embarks on a promotional tour across the country, giving a behind the…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 13, 2017

Diet Cig debut album “Swear I’m Good At This” set for release on April 7th Diet Cig are happy to announce the forthcoming release of their hugely anticipated debut album. Entitled Swear I’m Good At This the album will be released on April 7th via Frenchkiss Records. Today the band share the first single off…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 12, 2017

Shadowgraphs Premiere Neo-Psychedelic ‘Countryside’ olden Brown is psyched to introduce ‘Countryside’ from Charlotte, North Carolina psych-rockers Shadowgraphs. Weaving 60’s psychedelia with swirling organs and skilled production, Shadowgraphs are a head-on collision between Syd Barret, The Kinks and Tame Impala. TETHRA Introduce Their Upcoming Album With The Video ‘The Groundfeeder’ Tethra come at you hard and…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 11, 2017

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah new album “The Pilot” Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s 2005 self-released debut album set a precedent for how bands might begin to approach making music independently. The record — which vocalist/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Alec Ounsworth wrote entirely by himself— received widespread critical acclaim and was named one of “The 50 Most Important…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 10, 2017

Video premiere: NeroArgento “Kill The Lies” Swamp blues meets electro-rock with a psuedo-dubstep chorus and modern pop-tinged female backing vocals. Yes, it’s a brand new track called Kill The Lies and a major departure for NeroArgento with a spicy taster from his upcoming solo album. The video is equally genre unspecific, with imagery to confuse…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 9, 2017

Ilana Armida Releases “Sweet Freedom” Video with Paste Magazine! Pop/R&B singer, Ilana Armida always wanted to entertain and perform. She gravitated to music and theater at an early age and took her talents with her to college where she enrolled in Florida Atlantic University’s Commercial Music Business program. During her tenure at FAU, Armida took…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 6, 2017

WATCH “IT’S ALRIGHT” FROM FOX’S ‘STAR’ NOW STAR is an emotionally powerful drama that follows three talented singers – running from their pasts and desperate for a new start – with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business. Created by Lee Daniels (Empire) and Tom Donaghy (The Whole Truth), STAR features original…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 5, 2017

Governors Ball Music Festival Announces 2017 Lineup Founders Entertainment is proud to announce the lineup for the 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival. The seventh annual edition of New York City’s very own homegrown fest will take place from Friday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 4th on beautiful Randall’s Island Park. Featuring performances from Tool (the…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 4, 2017

Vitne Unveil ‘Make Believe’ Single Details, Video Teaser Norway rocker VITNE will release his brand new single “Make Believe” featuring the b-side song “Lost & Found”, worldwide on January 17, 2017. The title track showcases Vitne’s ability to hook the listener almost immediately with irresistible melodies and strong vocals, developing into an introspective, atmospheric hard…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 3, 2017

Day Of The Doors To Be Proclaimed In Los Angeles On January 4 For Band’s 50th Anniversary 50 years to the day of the release of their debut album, January 4 will be proclaimed “Day Of The Doors” in the city of Los Angeles. The proclamation will be made Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin…

SKOPE NEWS FOR DECEMBER 29, 2016

A PENTATONIX CHRISTMAS REACHES #1 ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 CHART A Pentatonix Christmas, the third holiday album from the Grammy Award winning group Pentatonix, lands at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart. This is the second time the quintet has topped the chart (their self-titled album debuted #1 in 2015). The album has been…

SKOPE NEWS FOR DECEMBER 27, 2016

EP: G.C., REBORN “The whole concept of Reborn is leaving behind negativity & the rebirth from killing that influence it has,” says GC. “It’s also a rebirth of consciousness, lyrics and music from the heart in hip hop which is something that’s been missing. The project is the process and the title is my statement.…

SKOPE NEWS FOR DECEMBER 23, 2016

KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD Reveal “Nuclear Fusion” Melbourne’s King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard has released “Nuclear Fusion”, the second track to be revealed from their upcoming album Flying Microtonal Banana. The band’s first LP of 2017, Flying Microtonal Banana will be released on February 24th. The Melbourne-based band plans to release five…

SKOPE NEWS FOR DECEMBER 22, 2016

OPTIMYSTIC – “MADD RUSH” FT. ONYX & JR Australian emcee OptiMystic presents his new video “Madd Rush” which features Onyx & JR. Shot down under in Australia , the hardcore track is lifted from his double album; “Day of the Guiding Light / Followed by the shadow”. OptiMystic has been manifesting dreams, making connections and…

SKOPE NEWS FOR DECEMBER 21, 2016

RICK ROSS DEFEATS TRADEMARK SUIT OVER MASTERMIND ALBUM It has been a year of successful turnovers for Grammy nominated recording artist and expanding entrepreneur, Rick Ross. The Maybach Music Group CEO and Universal Music Group won a Motion for Summary Judgment in the United States District Court for the Central District of California in a…

SKOPE NEWS FOR DECEMBER 20, 2016

New video for Imelda May’s “Call Me” premieres at W Magazine Produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett, the track marks a new direction for May who, in the time since her 2014 release Tribal, ended her marriage of eighteen years. “Call Me” is among the most autobiographical songs May has written, with Burnett noting,…

SKOPE NEWS FOR DECEMBER 19, 2016

Brantley Gilbert’s The Devil Don’t Sleep Lands Jan. 27 For Brantley Gilbert, his back-to-back platinum success comes from writing about his life – and watching the people who live like he does respond. If Halfway To Heaven was the story of a young man in the clutches of all it means to be wild, and…