Month: September 2012

Nico Rivers, To The Bone

Deconstruction has seen its place in music since, well… forever. It makes sense that as soon as an artist lays down a “final” track he or she could very easily return to the same track and strip it down to its base. Such was the case when singer/songwriter took an inventory of some of the…

Miles Jones, The Jones Act (Part III)

On the heels of his five-track EP release, Act So Strange, Toronto Hip Hop artist Miles Jones has expanded upon his newfound sound with The Jones Act (Part III). The full-length follow-up is 12-tracks of effects-laden Rap, raw beats and with a healthy dose of electronica nuances. The style and flow of the albums bring…

WIRE: SPIN PREMIERES TRACK FROM GRANDADDY FRONTMAN JASON LYTLE

Spin.com is debuting a brand new track from Grandaddy front man Jason Lytle’s new solo album Dept. of Disappearance. The track is a melodic and bittersweet anthem entitled “Get Up and Go” and can be found here: SKOPE IT HERE! The new album comes out this October 16th via Anti- Records.   As a solo…

THE ENCHANTING VEE CANTADEU

Vee Cantadeu is an extremely versatile singer and musician.   Born in Heidelberg Germany and later becoming a citizen of Switzerland, her music ranges from German folk songs to opera, church and gospel music, modern pop and songs from musicals. Her Diva voice is rich and even mystical at times giving her a unique and…

BLACKLIST UNION, Til’ Death do us Part

Los Angeles based band Blacklist Union is back with a brand new body of work and a brand new attitude to boot. Their 3rd full length CD is their best body of work to date and is a virtual who’s who of rock from beginning to end. From the first and title track “Til Death…

WIRE: OH NO & CHRIS KEYES DEBUT ON MTV HIVE

Earlier this month, Oh No announced a new collaborative album with upstart producer Chris Keys. The album, titled Ashes, in which Oh No, for the very first time, relinquishes totally his producer reins, will be released October 23rd via Heavy Keys Records. In announcing the project, Oh & Chris gave fans an early preview with…

NEW ANIMAL SHARES VIDEO “FALLING UP”

New Animal’s brilliant visual compliment to the track “Falling Up” tells the story of friendship and love between the two main characters. Nikki of The Wild Honey Pie says, “Like a tap dripping steadily and slowly, this song and its accompanying video will find a way to captivate your mind for at least the next…

HIP HOP HAS EMERGED IN JAMAICA THROUGH NOMAD CARLOS

  Raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Nomad Carlos began writing lyrics early on.   Once he figured out that Hip Hop was his calling, he went to great lengths to get his music out to the Jamacian public.   It didn’t take long until a culture of hip hop grew around him.     He has…

WIRE: KARMIN’S COOLEST COVER TO DATE: ROLLING STONE

It’s a huge achievement for any artist to make the cover of Rolling Stone, but for Karmin, it’s doubly impressive.   The editors of the venerable magazine selected them for their “Women Who Rock” competition, and Karmin’s fans voted them onto the flip cover out this Friday.   Read Rolling Stone’s story breaking the news…

WIRE: YARN RELEASES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “ANNIE”

Indie roots rock band Yarn has released the music video for “Annie,” the newest single from Almost Home, released March 20. http://www.cmt.com/videos/yarn/837115/annie.jhtml “Annie” is currently featured on CMT.com and the band’s official YouTube page. “Annie” was directed by Anthony Leo and features cameo appearances by legendary sound engineer and Almost Home producer Bil VornDick, as…

FIFTH SEASON OF “LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN”

On October 5th, the fifth season of the innovative music series Live from the Artists Den will premiere nationally on public television with an episode featuring nine-time Grammy Award winner Norah Jones (check local listings). The New York Emmy-nominated show-about which the New York Times said, “on this show, the setting is a headliner, too”-connects…

LIL FAME (M.O.P.) & TERMANOLOGY = ‘FIZZYOLOGY’ + VIDEO

LP Includes Appearances from Busta Rhymes, Bun B, Styles P, Freeway, and Billy Danze, plus production from Fizzy Womack, DJ Premier, The Alchemist & Statik Selektah and more. Fizzyology Will Be Released On 11-6-2012. [youtube Ixgy3x2h5vc] When Lil Fame aka Fizzy Womack (of the world famous Brooklyn duo M.O.P.) and Termanology (of ST. Da Squad…

MUSIC LEGENDS TOUR FOR WORLD PEACE

Legendary blues/rock musicians (present or former band members with Toto, Asia, Eric Clapton, Guns N’ Roses, Dave Matthews Band, Carole King, Billy Preston, Sergio Mendes, Lionel Richie, and many others) are forming a new all-star band to promote world peace through music. They will combine with internationally-renowned music masters from nine world cultures to launch…

MIKA RELEASES “ORIGIN OF LOVE” VIDEO

MIKA has just released a short film for “The Origin of Love”, the title track from his forthcoming album due out on Universal Republic on October 16.   About the film, Mika said:   “This latest short film is a collaboration with the Chilean director Cristián Jiménez. After seeing his film Bonsai, this seemed like…

ASHLAND HIGH NEW VIDEO

Ashland HIGH, the band featuring Trace Cyrus, formerly of the pop rock band Metro Station, has released his newest video “Highs and Lows.” You can check out the video on Perez Hilton or check it out on YouTube here! Watch “Highs and Lows” Here: http://bit.ly/NSGbSJ Debut Album “Geronimo” For Free Download Here: www.AshlandHigh.com

COME WITH STOLI TO GERMANY & VISIT MY SECRET ISLAND

Good morning to all Skope readers. I was reading about how much $$ Obama & Romney are spending on their marketing for President of the US. I thought what if we had that $$ and we used it to promote musicians that we love. What band would you want to invest in? My guest today…

Doug Prescott, Hot Night in November (2012)

About the Artist: Doug Prescott is an artist that comes to us from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.   Prescott is one artist that is making quite a name for themselves regionally and internationally.   He   have received critical acclaim from many music critics and webzines around the globe thus far in his musical career…

WIRE: HEAR BETTYE LaVETTE’S NEW CD AT PASTE.COM

BETTYE LaVETTE has a lot to offer these days with her new single “Crazy” available now at all digital outlets and starting Tuesday, September 18, Paste.com will exclusively stream her entire forthcoming album–Thankful N’ Thoughtful–a full week prior to release. Meanwhile, Bettye’s autobiography (co-written with David Ritz), A Woman Like Me is due out September…

MUSE LAUNCH SOCIAL CONNECTOME

Muse launched the Social Connectome (http://connectome.muse.mu/), a 3-D Google Chrome visualization of the Muse fanbase, created in homage to the Human Connectome project which inspired the artwork for the band’s forthcoming new album The 2nd Law, due out on October 2nd via Warner Bros. Records.           The Social Connectome allows people…

BRAZILIAN METALLISTS SHADOWSIDE SET TO TAKE THE U.S. BY STORM

Brazil and hard rock/heavy metal have gone hand in hand for decades by this point (spawning Sepultura, hosting massive stadium shows by Queen and Kiss, etc.). And the most promising Brazilian-metal connection to come along in some time is Shadowside, which manage to combine metal and melody in an irresistible sonic cocktail – as evidenced…

EXCLUSIVE UK RELEASE IKIL ORIION ‘PARANOISE VOID’ OUT ROCTOBER 29TH

The Groundbreaking debut album ‘PARANOISE VOID’ was mixed & engineered by Grammy winning Multi-Platinum production team Sylvia Massy & Rich Veltrop.   The album features an All-Star cast of characters consisting of the original Ska/Punk pioneers Fishbone, New Orleans funkster Ivan Neville, UK legend Don Letts (Big Audio Dynamite). Percussion maestro Leon Mobely (Ben Harper)…

GIRI NEW VIDEO “LOST AND FOUND”

The swedish rockband GIRI are now releasing their second album Fidget. The first single Lost and found has already got rotation on radiostations in Europe. Fidget is a twelve track album and the songs are written, produced and mastered by GIRI. The Girisound is a perfect mix of analog synthezisers, distorted Fender jaguar and sitar.…

Science!, Science!

Having known each other since their childhoods in New York, Justin Stang and Jim Elenteny find themselves thousands of miles from home and reunited as the two-man outfit, Science! The move and collaboration has rendered their first self-titled EP–7-tracks of guitar driven rock that ebbs and flows between Country-tinged riff work to bent note Blues…

Maxdmyz, “All”

  Having reverberated around the much-damaged walls of London’s industrial metal block, Maxdmyz is back to unleash another round of abuse, this time in the form of their single “All.” The track beings ominously enough with a synthetic pulsation that conjures up images of Trent Reznor with a defibrillator. Then comes an inhuman answering message…

J.J. Crowne, Another Day of Love

The one-man band J.J. Crowne is at it again with an exciting, new EP out titled ‘Another Day Of Love’.   The first time I came across J.J. and heard his music for the first time was last year when I did a Review + for his album called ‘Songs Of Innocence And Experience’ (http://skopemag.com/2011/07/22/j-j-crowne-songs-of-innocence-and-experience).…

WILD BELLE SIGN WITH COLUMBIA RECORDS + NEW VIDEO

  Columbia Records is pleased to announce the signing of Chicago-native sibling duo, Wild Belle.   Raised in a musical household replete with family sing-alongs and what the band describes as “old-timey songs, hymns and Dylan tunes,” Elliot and Natalie Bergman each pursued their passion of music at an early age.   Natalie made a…

SUPA: THE FRESH VOICE OF HIPHOP

Hailing from Texas in the ‘Golden Triangle’ hiphop artist Supa knows a thing or two about the game. Poised to become the ‘fresh voice of hiphop’, this success story is 15 years in the making. Supa’s music and his life is about community and writing from the heart. He lives and breathes hiphop and his…

HAYLEY REARDON NEW SINGLE “TRIBE”

On October 9, 2012, acclaimed 16-year old singer-songwriter Hayley Reardon will issue the second single from her forthcoming full-length debut album, Where The Artists Go (due October 23 via Kingswood Records). Containing the album version and an instrumental version, “Tribe” will be available at iTunes, Amazon and other digital service providers. “Tribe”: http://soundcloud.com/1888media/hayley-reardon-tribe Coinciding the…

Hosts of Heav3n, Self-titled

Fledgling artist, Richard Fendler is making a name for himself not only behind the turntables as DJ Heavenly but has now stepped into production and has released a series of electronica tracks under the name Hosts of Heav3n. The eight tracks are trancey, house tunes rife with layered soundscapes, electronic instrumentation and catchy transitions. This…

DO YOU WANT TO PLAY “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE”?!

OurStage.com, the innovative online social platform for discovering music, announces a new program geared to give emerging musicians the chance to advance their career on a national scale with a performance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live”. Kicking off this September, musicians across the US will compete in a monthly competition via OurStage.com to win the…

MARKUS SCHULZ VOTED “AMERICA’S BEST DJ’ 2012

The votes have all been counted and it’s official – DJ Times magazine and Pioneer DJ are proud to announce that Markus Schulz has been voted ‘America’s Best DJ’ for 2012. The talented Miami-based DJ will be honored October 7 in Las Vegas for the ABDJ Closing Party, which will include a press reception, at…

ROOM8 POSTS NEW SINGLES FROM ‘TRANSDUCTION’

ROOM8 “Transduction” is a crossroads on the electronic highway. An audio film that takes place in a musical past, present, and future. The brain child of Ezra Reich   and Nic Johns, “Transduction” features Electric Youth (from the neon noir hit “Drive”), Martha Davis (leader of classic New Wave icons, The Motels), the sax work…

PATRICK DRONEY ON ‘TAKE ME HOME’ SERIES

At just age 12, child guitar prodigy Patrick Droney graced the stage with B.B. King and James Brown. Earlier this month, the now 20-yr-old NYU student gave Arden Myrin— host of the SPACEStv channel’s Take Me Home series — a private acoustic performance on his dorm room bed in NYC’s East Village. [youtube hAhOjoiwgGc]

ESHAC LAUNCHES

Just launched, Eshac stands alone as the only social networking site that gives music fans the exclusive power to directly impact the careers of independent artists. Eshac awards artists with single song and full album contracts when they reach designated milestones determined by music lovers’ ratings. Founded by Ben Bechar, the brand new social network…

TORI AMOS NEW ALBUM OCTOBER 2

Tori Amos re-imagines a personally handpicked collection of songs spanning her entire catalogue with her thirteenth studio album, Gold Dust.   Produced by Amos with arrangements by long-time collaborator John Phlip Shenale, the new album features reworkings of songs in orchestral settings which Amos recorded with the renowned Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley. Slated…

WIRE: BROADWAY CALLS DEBUTS NEW SONG

Punk rock trio Broadway Calls has premiered a new track, “Open Letter,” from their upcoming split EP, Vision Quest, with labelmates Mixtapes, which is due out on October 23 via No Sleep Records.   Fans can pre-order Vision Quest today at http://nosleepstore.com/product/1041/vision-quest. Stream Broadway Calls’ new song, “Open Letter,” today, exclusively on Altpress.com: http://bit.ly/QlGkQx.