SKOPE NEWS FOR APRIL 8, 2014

FAIRCHILD VIDEO FOR “BURNING FEET”

FAIRCHILD will digitally release their debut ‘Burning Feet’ EP worldwide on Friday April 25th through Canvas Sounds. Produced & mixed by Catherine Marks (Foals, Howling Bells, Wolf Alice), the EP will also feature a KNDR remix of ‘Dancer’. In anticipation of the release, the band have just put out a new music video for the title track ‘Burning Feet’ directed by their drummer James Haigh.

“Burning Feet” music video
http://youtu.be/XDXhKGIS3-w

WIRE: MATTHEW AND THE ATLAS’ “COUNTING PATHS” PREMIERES AT BAEBLE MUSIC

“Counting Paths,” the latest track off Other Rivers, the new album from critically acclaimed U.K. artist Matthew and the Atlas, is streaming now at Baeble Music: http://bit.ly/1mPHojj and “To the North” recently premiered at Paste: http://bit.ly/1gJC7au. The remaining songs on the record will be unveiled each week leading up to release.

JOHNNY ORR POSTS SONG FOR AUTISM
 
Singer/songwriter JOHNNY ORR shares the heartache of Autism and the hope for a cure in his new single and video, “We’ll Get By (The Autism Song).”   The release coincides with Autism Awareness Month and the track is available for purchase now on iTunes.

http://youtu.be/cBOSr7JK8OA

NEW VIDEO BY KING KASH POSTED

The brand new single from King Kash is released today. “Will I Come” is the first track off King Kash’s #TheRemixSessions which features a re-production of the track from critically acclaimed artist King Krule’s first studio album “6 Feet Beneath The Moon”. The remix is both produced, written and performed by King Kash himself with the accompanying video produced by Richard Woodburn, a frequent collaborator.

Born in Ukraine to Ugandan parents and raised in East London, King Kash had already started rapping at eight years old whilst being a cellist in his school orchestra. The artist and producer is also an Engineering Science graduate.

Watch the “Will I Come” video on YouTube from today: http://youtu.be/PmqF51HOd1g

NEW SINGLE BY BANVOX

With the original version a big and bold electro club banger, ‘Connection’ by Banvox has now received an intense new remix by Brazilian duo Dirtyloud. You can buy the whole package from today on KSR

The Dirtyloud remix takes ‘Connection’ to the next level with their heaving synths and pounding drums adding an even more anthemic atmosphere to the track.

http://www.beatport.com/release/connection-remix/1273958

AS WE WALK POST NEW LYRIC VIDEO

North Carolina based Metalcore band As We Walk have released the official lyric video for their track “Thicker Than Water” Featuring Ryan Kirby of Fit for a King.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xosDuTOBrmM

THE ANTLERS SET TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA THIS SUMMER

To celebrate the release of their highly anticipated new album Familiars, The Antlers will tour the U.S. and Canada this summer. Tour dates include New York, Chicago and Los Angeles–please see below for full tour routing. Tickets will be available April 11, for further information visit http://antlersmusic.com/tour/.

ON APRIL 10 MARK RIVERA WILL PERFORM THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT YANKEE STADIUM

Mark Rivera, currently on tour with Billy Joel, released his debut, Common Bond on February 18. Since the release, fans and friends have come to support Rivera – including his boss Billy Joel, who posted about the record on his social media while Ringo Starr sent Mark Rivera a video message. (https://vimeo.com/88356845)
 
On April 10, Mark (a major Yankee fan) will have the honor of performing the Star Spangled Banner in Yankee Stadium at the opening game of the New York Yankees – Boston Red Sox series.
 
http://www.markrivera.com

EDWARD SHARPE FRONTMAN CREATES THENEWIRS.COM

With tax day rapidly approaching Americans everywhere will finally have the chance to say exactly where they want their tax dollars spent. TheNewIRS.com will provide users with interactive, visually arresting, and shareable infographics that juxtapose how users choose to have theirs taxes allocated versus how they will actually be used by our Federal government.

Conceived by Alex Ebert (Golden Globe winning, front-man for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), TheNewIRS.com was born out of the Sundance Film Festival’s star-studded “Hackdance” hackathon, which awards innovators using technology to create social impact.

It will be the first in a series of websites created by Ebert and his team that will provide users a virtual, parallel world to experiment with new forms of government.

http://thenewirs.com

DECIBEL MAGAZINE PREMIERES NEW TEST OF TIME SONG

Listen to the new Test of Time track, “Timeline”, now on the Decibel Magazine Blog.   This track appears on the band’s forthcoming EP A Place Beyond which will be available May 20th and is up for pre-order now in the B9Store.   This three-song pre-release EP includes this exclusive version of “Timeline” which features guest appearances from fellow Massachusetts edgemen Pat Flynn (Have Heart), Brian Connors (Caught in a Crowd), and Sweet Pete (In My Eyes) as well as the songs “Audible” and “Perception”.

http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/test-of-time-boston/

WIRE: KING DUDE SHARES NEW VIDEO VIA SELF-TITLED

Pulling together the biblical sound and isolation of the bygone days of revelation with an atmosphere filled with hope and salvation, King Dude has woven his own unique brand of purely American music. He brandishes many varied influences in his songwriting… Everything from British Folk, Americana, Country and Blues can be heard in his songs. Even Heavy Metal tends to slither it’s way into the King Dude canon. The resulting songs are much more of a modern day hymn then your average pop song.

http://www.self-titledmag.com/2014/04/07/video-premiere-king-dude-fear-is-all-you-know/

WIRE: NEW VIDEO BY ABOVE & BEYOND

Above & Beyond have made a career of writing songs above love and the world around us as opposed to generic party anthems. Their latest track “Hello” continues that tradition as an intricate and driving trance tune. Above &Beyond partnered up with THUMP and Bud Light Platinum to bring us the video for “Hello”,   which tells the story of three New Yorkers using music as their inspiration and liberation from their everyday life.   Check it out below.

http://thump.vice.com/platinum/videos/music-videos/watch-the-exclusive-music-video-for-above–beyonds-hello

JACK WHITE CONFIRMS HEADLINE TOUR

Jack White has announced his first headline dates in support of his new album Lazaretto, out June 10th on Third Man Records/Columbia. The shows will be Jack’s first since his ambitious 2012 world tour supporting the gold-certified, multiple-GRAMMY-nominated, international #1 Blunderbuss.

Prior to the worldwide headline trek, Jack will commemorate Record Store Day (April 19th), by recording, pressing and releasing the World’s Fastest Released Record: a live version of the upcoming Lazaretto’s title track recorded direct-to-acetate that morning in the blue room of Jack’s Third Man Records in Nashville. The masters will be rushed over to United Record Pressing who will immediately begin pressing 45s to be slipped into sleeves and then whisked back to Third Man to be sold.

http://jackwhiteiii.com

ZUCCHERO AND FRIENDS TO PEFORM IN NEW YORK CITY

Zucchero “Sugar” Fornaciari, the Grammy-nominated Italian blues-rock singer, and one of Europe’s best-selling artists, will take to the stage on Wednesday, April 23rd at the Theater at Madison Square Garden for a one-night-only concert event featuring a host of friends and special guests. Artists confirmed to perform alongside Zucchero include such musical luminaries as Sting, Nile Rodgers, Chris Botti, Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries), Sam Moore (Sam and Dave), Fher (Maná), Gloria Trevi, Elisa, Jovanotti, Fiorella Mannoia, Andrea Griminelli, Irene Fornaciari, and more! Tickets are on sale now.

http://www.ticketmaster.com/zu-co-new-york-new-york-04-23-2014/event/1D004C347CE641B7

SAUDI RAPPER / PRODUCER $KINNY UNVEILS MUCH ANTICIPATED MIXTAPE

Controversial Saudi Arabian-born rapper / producer $kinny released his anxiously awaited mixtape debut, Ghetto Disneyland presented by Feed Me Entertainment, today. You can download it for free exclusively on LiveMixtapes http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/27241/kinny-ghetto-disneyland.html. The mixtape, hosted by DJ Carisma with Young California, is a bridge between $kinny’s homeland and home.

RIGBI COVERS “LET’S BE STILL”

Rigbi’s recently released EP, Visionary, exemplifies fulfilling a vision, and using all five human senses to reach it.   Inspired by the rural environment of their North New Jersey roots, the songs on Visionary burst forth eagerly supported by rapid fire drum beats, while a careful patience hones them into a sparkling, energetic   precision full of melodic jangle pops and afro-electro-indie beats.

http://youtu.be/BCzNu4bf6HE

NEW VIDEO BY ARMY OF THE PHARAOHS

Today, AOTP releases the second video, “Curse Of The Pharaohs,” from In Death Reborn and the track features Vinnie Paz, Apathy, Celph Titled, Esoteric and Reef The Lost Cauze.

Link to AOTP’s “Curse Of The Pharaohs” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccW8UNYOtm8

WIRE: NEW SINGLE BY J STALIN

XXL premiered the breezy track “Regal” by J Stalin, produced by Trend of League of Starz. Featuring Compton sensation Problem, the song appears as a bonus track off the iTunes Deluxe version of SID (Shining In Darkness). With beautiful strings, flanging guitar strums, and chill percussion, this track transports you to a pimped out Buick Regal, cruising along California’s famous coastal Highway 1. According to J Stalin, Regals are especially significant to him because in his hometown of Oakland, these scrapers get tricked out with oversized rims, candy colored paint, and booming stereo systems. Few things compares to cruising down the street in your favorite car. Echoes Problem in the hook, “Ride in that Regal, hollerin’ at my people / what’s up, what’s up.”

Check out the XXL   premiere here:
http://www.xxlmag.com/rap-music/new-music/2014/04/premiere-j-stalin-featuring-problem-regal

NEW SINGLE POSTED BY VIGEL

Swanky Tunes teams up with fellow Russian, Vigel, to create a high octane rave track complete with an epic build and commanding drop that makes us want to “Get Down”! The track is already receiving tremendous support from the likes of Nicky Romero, Afrojack, Showtek, Sander van Doorn, Dyro and R3hab.
 
Out today, April 7th on Doorn Records. Available for purchase on Beatport.
http://www.beatport.com/release/get-down/1270851

WIRE: CHICAGO’S THE SAFES VIDEO ON CMJ

Brothers Frankie, Patrick, and Michael O’Malley are The SAFES. Their father, a working musician, record collector and all around music lover filled the house with live sounds, great records (Little Richard, Magic Sam, & Buck Owens…) and an array of musical instruments. This environment ultimately led to the development of this very special band. The SAFES have that unique chemistry that comes when talented siblings form a band (think Kinks, AC/DC, Everly Brothers, Beach Boys). This chemistry fuels The SAFES’ records as well as their live shows.

http://www.cmj.com/news/video-premiere-safes-hopes-guard/

MELANIE MARTINEZ OPENS HER “DOLLHOUSE”

Atlantic Records has announced the debut release from acclaimed singer/songwriter Melanie Martinez. “THE DOLLHOUSE EP” arrives on May 20th and is highlighted by the stunning new single, “Dollhouse,” which is available now on the iTunes Store (itunes.apple.com/us/album/dollhouse-single/id813791270). In addition, the track’s compelling companion video is fast approaching 1 million individual views at Martinez’s official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/Melmartinezx3.   Co-written by Martinez with GRAMMY ® Award-nominated tunesmiths Kinetics & One Love (B.o.B, Neon Hitch), the dark pop dream of “Dollhouse” has already earned an array of ecstatic critical notices.

WIRE: THIS WILD LIFE NEW VIDEO

Epitaph is pleased to welcome This Wild Life to the roster. This Wild Life will release their debut album Clouded on May 27. This Wild Life will also perform all summer long on the Vans Warped Tour. Listen to the first cut from the album “History” by visiting Alternative Press:

http://www.altpress.com/aptv/video/this_wild_life_history_video_premiere

SKRILLEX’S NESTHQ.COM ANNOUNCES NEW FREE-RELEASE LABEL

It’s been nearly a year since the inception of Skrillex’s multi-purpose media platform, Nest HQ, and now the curatorial site will also serve as home to a free-release label known simply as Nest. Today Bassline aficionado AC Slater kicks things off with his club-ready inaugural EP, Back To The Floor.

In the past 12 months, Nest HQ has aimed to nurture and encourage the growth of artists of all genres and all mediums, heralding their works through positive editorial, engaging, unique content, and genuine support. The goal of the new label, Nest, falls right in line with Nest HQ’s ethos, increasing awareness for rising and established talent through free, direct download releases from the website while also providing widespread visibility on major retailers and streaming partners.

DOWNLOAD IT HERE: http://nesthq.com/ac-slater-back-to-floor/

HANSON ANNOUNCE THE HOP JAM CRAFT BEER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

This year’s American Craft Beer Week will stoke lots of activity around the country, celebrating the artisanal beer movement. In Tulsa OK pop-rock trio HANSON, now operating as craft beer makers with the launch their debut brew Mmmhops pale Ale in 2013, will bring together brewers in their home state and musicians for a one day beer and music festival on May 18th.

Coinciding with the festival, Hanson Brothers Beer will also make their flagship Mmmhops beer available for sale online, making the beer available outside of the regional market more broadly. Online retail location will be announced next month.

http://www.thehopjam.com

WIRE: HUNTERCHILD’S EVOCATIVE “TIME TRAVELING LOVER” PREMIERES VIA SPIN

Hunterchild recently announced the arrival of their self-titled debut album out May 13th on Temporary Residence Ltd. Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Luke Aaron Jones and fellow Dreamers of the Ghetto alum Marty Sprowles picked up the pieces from their previous project and pared down their scope into something more intimate, more introspective. Jones’ vocals are more arresting than ever, indebted to the rich well of electronic R&B explorations from a similar orbit as James Blake, Junior Boys and The Weeknd in their most powerful moments, as well giving nods to vintage Peter Gabriel, Prince, and Depeche Mode as well. Co-produced with Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Wax Fang), Hunterchild’s eponymous debut album contains everythingi from beat-heavy sexploits (“Part Time”), to stark falsetto professions (“Aching).

http://www.spin.com/articles/hunterchild-time-traveling-lover-stream/

RiFF RAFF ANNOUNCES FIRST HEADLINING TOUR

One of the of the more exciting IRL announcements of 2014, RiFF RAFF will be taking to the road to support his upcoming NEON iCON album this spring. The string of dateskicks off April 12th in Boulder, Colorado, after which it tackles 31 more markets. Tickets are on sale now at RiFF RAFF’s official website (JodyHighRoller.com/tour) and venue box offices nationwide. His first headlining tour is the latest benchmark in one of the most bizarre and interesting career trajectories in rap. From his early reality television appearances to a co-sign from Soulja Boy and ultimately finding a home at Diplo’s Mad Decent (where he’ll release his debut album this Spring), RiFF is incomparable by basically any measure.

http://jodyhighroller.com/tour

WIRE: SWEET APPLE STREAM NEW ALBUM

In celebration of the record’s release, Rolling Stone is streaming The Golden Age of Glitter in full via RollingStone.com. The album stream also features an exclusive interview with both Mascis and SWEET APPLE front man John Petkovic. Take a much needed break from your Monday and dig into the Rolling Stone premiere of SWEET APPLE’s The Golden Age of Glitter by clicking HERE.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/j-mascis-grabs-mark-lanegan-bob-pollard-for-sweet-apple-lp-premiere-20140407

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD RELEASE NEW SINGLE

Los Angeles outfit The Neighbourhood have unveiled new single “Honest,” part of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (out April 22). You can listen to the track HERE and watch the accompanying lyric video HERE.

https://soundcloud.com/theneighbourhood/honest/s-r71kK

FLUXTRONIC “SWEET DREAMS” VIDEO

Flutronix, a critically acclaimed flute duo comprised of Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull, have released the first video, directed by Jun Oshima, from   their sophomore long player 2.0 , a slinky/sly re-imagining of “Sweet Dreams,” the Eurythmics’ classic.

http://youtu.be/cJMhankOQzc

NEW EP BY JAMES GARDIN POSTED

Lansing Michigan’s own James Gardin is back with a new 5 track set, “Moleskines & Pocketsquares” EP. The new project builds on the success of 2012’s “A Little Light For You”. The EP features his trademark positive vibes over beat production by   Trebles and Blues.

Stream or Download “Moleskines & Pocketsquares” EP
https://soundcloud.com/jamesgardin/sets/moleskines-and-pocketsquares

  1 comment for “SKOPE NEWS FOR APRIL 8, 2014

  1. June 1, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Oh, thank you so much for posting this! It is going to help when I am thinking about going to Carmike 20 in Fort Wayne! I am from Upstate NY so I am not familiar with Fort Wayne. Next time I see my family will be much better! Very Crazy!

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