Month: May 2010

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: Kanye West feat. Dwele “Power”

We at Skopemag.com get hundreds of exclusive tracks via various vendors on a daily basis. The goal for us is to share with our readers as many tracks that come in. Please note that some of these links expire so you got to get it while it’s hot! Kanye West feat. Dwele “Power”: SKOPE IT…

SONS OF SYLVIA NEW VIDEO “LOVE LEFT TO LOSE”

Country/pop crossover band Sons of Sylvia just premiered the music video for their first single, “Love Left to Lose,” off of their successful debut album Revelation. The day after the release Sons of Sylvia performed the song on American Idol – after the performance, Revelation immediately made its way to the top 10 on the…

BLACKDIAMONDSKYE INTERACTIVE TOUR POSTER

BlackDiamondSkye featuring Alice in Chains, Deftones, and Mastodon, now has an interactive tour poster with dates, buy links, updates, and audio streams from all three bands. BlackDiamondSkye is shaping up to be the most anticipated tour of the Fall, and it kicks off September 16th in Chicago.

PAPA ROACH ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR A NEW ALBUM ON A NEW LABEL

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Papa Roach have announced plans for their new album, Time For Annihilation…On the Road and On the Record on August 31st and their move to Top Independent Rock label, Eleven Seven Music.   Papa Roach continue to push their musical limits and are currently perfecting a unique hybrid listening experience, which will consist…

XZIBIT RELEASE “PHENOM” VIDEO

Mr X To Tha Z makes his triumphant return to hip-hop with the explosive “Phenom.”   Already earning the veteran MC rave reviews and critical acclaim, the Matt Alonzo directed visual has taken the Internet by storm.

FEFE DOBSON IS THE SOUND OF THE STYLE NETWORK

Singing sensation Fefe Dobson is taking over as the “sound of Style” this summer.   For 14 weeks from Saturday, May 29 through Monday, September 6, the music and videos of the critically-acclaimed 21 Music/Island Records artist will be featured on The Style Network, as well as on its Web site, mystyle.com.   As part…

Schleusolz, 10 Movies

Are you ready for some well-orchestrated, cinematic pieces that will keep your attention from beginning to end?   If you answered yes, then get prepared for Schleusolz and their exciting set titled 10 Movies.   This record definitely reads as a movie transcript with something for everyone out there.   Just as you get lost…

MEAGHAN SMITH TO APPEAR ON THIS SUMMER’S LILITH FAIR

Acclaimed Canadian musician Meaghan Smith will join Sarah McLachlan, Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige and others on the 2010 Lilith Fair this summer. Smith will join the traveling celebration of women in music for shows at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on July 16th and First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Chicago on July…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR FRIDAY, MAY 28TH, 2010

GWEN IS NOT PREGNANT Rumors have been floating around recently that No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani is pregnant, but it’s simply not true.   A rep for the rocker told E! News that she and hubby Gavin Rossdale aren’t expecting any additions to their family.   The couple already has two sons, Kingston and Zuma.…

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND LAUNCHES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR TOMORROW

Dave Matthews Band will launch an extensive North American tour tomorrow, with the first of two shows at The Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT. The group will headline the closing dates of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN (6/13), the HullabaLOU Festival in Louisville, KY (7/25) and the Mile High Music Festival…

BIG HEAD TODD AND THE MONSTERS BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM JULY 20

Big Head Todd and The Monsters announce the release of their brand new studio album, Rocksteady, due July 20 on Big Records through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group. In support of Rocksteady, Big Head Todd and The Monsters will hit the road for a sprawling summer tour, including big plays at Colorado’s Red Rocks…

BOSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2010 SPAIN TOUR

Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announced today that Boston Ballet will embark on a five-week tour of Spain in June and July 2010, taking the Company to six cities in various regions of the country. Boston Ballet will travel to Barcelona, Madrid, San Sebastían, Santander, Granada, and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with 22 performances of…

EXCLUSIVE: ERICA SUNSHINE LEE OFFERS “YOU WON’T GET TO ME” MP3

Country Singer/Songwriter Erica Sunshine Lee just released her new album “Road to Recovery” in stores and Itunes, and is already turning heads with radio spins from the east to west coast.   B98Country in Missouri just selected Sunshine’s Road to Recovery album as one of their top 10 picks, among the elite list included Alan…

ADAM YOUNG NEW ALBUM OUT JULY 27th

Adam Young was a mere teenager in Owatonna, MN when he wrote and recorded his first collection of songs under the moniker Sky Sailing.   Never expecting these early recordings to see the light of day, he’s excited to be able to share these songs with you on July 27th when Universal Republic releases An…

RA RA RIOT SOPHOMORE ALBUM OUT AUGUST 24TH

Syracuse NY’s most internationally beloved export Ra Ra Riot will issue its second full length album, The Orchard, August 24 on Barsuk in the U.S. International release dates will be confirmed and announced shortly. Produced by Ra Ra Riot and Andrew Maury and mixed by Chris Walla (with one assist from Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij),…

ARCADE FIRE THE SUBURBS NEW ALBUM OUT AUGUST 3

The Arcade Fire is set to release its third full-length studio album, The Suburbs, on August 3rd on Merge in the U.S. and its own Sonovox label in Canada. Written, arranged, performed and produced by the Arcade Fire and co-produced by Markus Dravs, The Suburbs was recorded around Montreal and New York over the past…

UK EMCEE LATE NEW VIDEO FOR “I’M STILL HERE”

LATE is back with his second video from his new album ‘UK Rapscallion’. The album is now available to download from iTunes, Amazon, 7 Digital and all the other leading MP3 download sites, and the CD being available at the start of June. Here LATE goes in over a solid Tricksta produced track and utlises…

SNOB DOODLE

Snob Doodle is back at it to kick off Memorial Day Weekend 2010. I guess he  did not want to be invited to the Perry / Brand wedding?

GUITAR HERO 5 AND BAND HERO KICK OFF SUMMER

Summer is here and it’s time for budding musicians to drop their school bags, pick up their axes, drum sticks and microphones and rock out to 18 hot new tracks for Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero ® 5 and Band Heroâ„¢.   Featuring new music from Grammy ® Award winners the Stone Temple…

BAND OF HORSES INFINITE ARMS DEBUTS AT #7

Infinite Arms, Band of Horses’ third full length LP and first for Brown/Fat Possum/Columbia, has sold over 45,000 records in the week following its May 18 release, debuting at #7 on the U.S. album chart. Infinite Arms also debuted #2 in Norway, top 10 in Canada, top 20 in Australia and New Zealand, making an…

CD BABY INTRODUCES SINGLES PROGRAM

CD Baby, the world’s leading online distributor of independent music, announces the launch of a digital singles program. For only $9 per track, CD Baby will digitally distribute the song to their large network of download stores, including iTunes, Amazon MP3, Rhapsody, Spotify!, CD Baby and many more. The one-time $9 signup fee per song…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR THURSDAY, MAY 27TH, 2010

SLASH TALKS ABOUT RIHANNA’S HOMAGE In her latest video, pop star Rihanna dresses as Slash and now, the former Guns N’ Roses guitarist is talking about the homage.   The rocker told MTV News that he was actually supposed to be in the clip for Rihanna’s “Rockstar 101” track but with his album just coming…

Manuel Bruce, Manuel Is Back With Friends

Manuel Bruce (pronounced Broo-say) is the man behind this new project that includes SO MUCH!   The CD offers wonderful instrumentals, original material and covers that will leave you wanting more.   Bottom line, this new record is just all about the music and that’s it! On this album, you are getting a wide range…

JAICKO TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM “CAN I” ON JUNE 1ST

Barbadian heartthrob Jaicko is ready to take the states by storm with the release of his debut album, Can I, on June 1st, which will be available digitally in the US and Canada.   Already a bonafide superstar in his native Barbados and fresh off of winning the Barbados Music Award for Best R&B Star,…

UNDER BYEN RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “KAPITEL 1”

Directed once again by visual artist Sidse Carstens, who was behind their video for “Alt Er Tabt” (All is lost), the clip focuses on a few dramatically coiffed characters, each enacting individualized, powerful gestures, collectively focusing on their hair.

RUDELY INTERRUPTED VIDEO FOR “CLOSE MY EYES”

Melbourne’s RUDELY INTERRUPTED, a band that bursts at its Australian seams with more joy, more spirit than we thought humanly possible. Comprised entirely of Autistic musicians, this surprising six piece’s brand of buoyant indie pop and no nonsense rock earned a trip across the globe in 2008.

THE ROOTS 9th STUDIO ALBUM SET FOR JUNE 22

To call it “long-awaited” or “eagerly anticipated” would be the understatement of the year – as hip-hop’s most daring pioneers the Roots release their 9th studio album (and third for Def Jam Recordings) on June 22nd, HOW I GOT OVER. The album, which takes its name from Clara Ward’s gospel classic (made popular by Mahalia…

FRANK NITT VIDEO FOR “GO GIRL”

Underground mastermind MC Frank Nitt of Frank-n-Dank, has teamed up with L.A. rap dons for a six-track EP that transcends styles, proving that Frank Nitt holds the verbal dexterity to rock over any beat.

SHWA LOSBEN RELEASES NEW ALBUM

Alternative singer/songwriter Shwa Losben will independently release his second solo record Good Times, Good Times on Tuesday, May 25. The fan-funded album is a collection of catchy, yet sophisticated rock songs recorded in Fall 2009. Drawing on influences from Pulp to Pearl Jam, the record contains ten hook-laden songs and marks a major musical leap…

AVENGED SEVENFOLD RELEASE “NIGHTMARE”

“Nightmare,” the new single from Southern California’s Avenged Sevenfold, is the No. 1 Most Added track at Active Rock Radio in the United States this week.   It is also the No. 1 Rock Song on iTunes in the United States selling over 23,666 units in its first day.   Additionally, across the pond in…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 26TH, 2010

BRITNEY SPEARS RULES TWITTER Britney Spears is officially the Queen of Twitter.   The pop star has surpassed Ashton Kutcher as the most followed person on the social networking site, having close to five-million followers.   Brit has since thanked her fans on her page for making her number one.   If you’re the one…

ANTHONY SMITH RELEASES VIDEO FOR “LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE”

Krankit Records recording artist Anthony Smith unveils the new video for his chart rising single “Love Is Love Is Love,” this week. Director Marcel Chagnon (Clay Walker, Jessica Andrews) captured the essence of this sure-to-be summer anthem, taking the shoot down to the beaches and open waters of the Bahamian Islands.

HUORATRON RELEASE NSFW VIDEO “CORPORATE OCCULT”

Last Gang Records is pleased to announce a multi-release deal with Finnish producer and executioner Huoratron (pronounced whore – a – tron). Setting the stage for the full-length release in early 2011, Last Gang will release PREVENGE, a deluxe digital masterpiece containing Huoratron’s previously released EPs Corporate Occult and $$ Troopers. The release will be…

Darklight Corporation, Self-Titled

Get ready for some hardcore metal for your eardrums.   Darklight Corporation is going full steam ahead with their new record and they don’t seem to be letting up on the gas at all.   DC is bringing you adrenaline-rushed music that you can bang your head to, so throw up those horns and get…