Month: July 2014

STEVE RYAN FANS SHOWING THEIR LOVE

Steve Ryan has definitely made his mark. From music to books, his fans just continue to grow and grow. Fans from around the world send Steve Ryan videos, letters, and messages on a regular basis. This video shows a few of Steve Ryan fan’s videos. You can feel the magic and emotions from the fans…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JULY 31, 2014

PHARMAKON LP SHARES TRAILER / DETAILS VIA PITCHFORK The record is a harrowing collection of deeply personal industrial noise tracks, each one brimming with struggle and weighted with the intensity of Chardiet’s internal conflict. Bestial Burden was recorded at Heaven Street Records in Brooklyn, N.Y. with Sean Ragon (Cult of Youth, Venerence), who also recorded…

ELLE ARAMINTA VIDEO “UNDERWORLDS”

Elle Araminta releases another song and video after her recent debut single “Plastic Principles.” The new single “Underworlds,” also produced by Spends Quality, shows a musical contrast to Plastic Principles’ jazzy, boom bap feel and displays a grittier, darker tune. Conceptually, Elle displays her versatility with rap heavy verses that explore finding peace in the…

SEAFRET SINGLE “GIVE ME SOMETHING”

Hailing from the small town of Bridlington, Jack Sedman (vocals) and Harry Draper (guitar) aka Seafret announce the release of their debut EP ‘Give Me Something’, out September 21st on Sweet Jane Recordings. The EP includes the lead single and EP title track ‘Give Me Something’. The ‘Give Me Something’ EP features five tracks, ‘Give…

MATTHEW CONNOR “HOW IS JULY ALREADY OVER?”

Haunting and hypnotic, singer/songwriter Matthew Connor’s alluring sound is built on thoughtful, classical theory and is powered by Connor’s emotive lyrics and booming baritone. A seductive blend of today’s Portishead and Daughn Gibson with yesterday’s legends like Elvis and Sinatra, Connor is preparing to release his first full-length album, Farewell Motel, in October 2014. https://soundcloud.com/mrmatthewconnor/03-how-is-july-already-over

Save the Radio, Calculating the Sum of Your Life

“Save The Radio, a Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida based modern rock band has been drawing industry comparisons to such iconic adult contemporary acts as Goo Goo Dolls and Matchbox Twenty. It’s rather odd that I like this as much as I do. I mean, it’s very mainstream and even feels a bit like two bands I…

Esthema, Long Goodbye

Esthema’s Long Goodbye is a rich progressive rock record that harnesses classic and modern sounds. With its short opening track ‘Three Sides To Every Story Part 1′, it’s clear from the start that Esthema have worked hard to bring together a range of instruments to create some provocative prog. As the three part opening section…

BILLY RAY DEIZ SCORES HIT WITH “RATHER HAVE SOONER”

Oregon doesn’t really fit the description of music hit makers, but according to Broadjam, Billy Ray Deiz’s single “Rather Have Sooner” is climbing the charts and has so far reached #9. It could be because of his laid back bluesy vocals, or maybe the guitar chops of George Marinelli of Bonnie Raitt’s band. Possibly it’s…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JULy 30, 2014

JESSIE J + ARIANA GRANDE + NICKI MINAJ RELEASE “BANG BANG” International superstars Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj released the powerhouse anthem “Bang Bang” today on digital retailers via Republic Records. The single debuted #1 on the iTunes overall & pop charts and also hit #1 on the Billboard Trending 140 chart.…

HALSEY SIGNS TO ASTRALWERKS WITH DEBUT SINGLE “GHOST”

Astralwerks welcomes recording artist Halsey to its roster with the new single “Ghost” out today and an EP scheduled for release later this year. The 19-year-old musical powerhouse and provocative pop ingénue captivates on first listen, displaying a song-craft and lyrical sensibility far beyond her years. With left-of-center dark-pop hooks, sultry vocals and unapologetic honesty,…

VOGUE DOTS PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SKINNY THING”

Halifax electronic-pop duo, Vogue Dots, released their debut EP, Toska, on May 6, 2014 via Montreal-based indie label, Indica Records (Half Moon Run, Phantogram). This group embraces the ambient side of electronic music with Babette Hayward’s vocals taking the forefront, backed by her lush guitar playing and Tynan Dunfield’s electronically crafted melodies. What culminates is…

KADY Z 30 SECOND TEASER OF ‘ORDINARY GIRL UNDONE’ HERE

Rising pop songstress Kady Z has announced the September 23 release of Ordinary Girl Undone, a 5 track acoustic EP which serves as a follow up to her EP One Million Pieces and her 2013 full length debut album, Ordinary Girl. Taking her cues from the likes of pop goddesses Robyn & Gwen Stefani, the…

WILLODEAN VIDEO “JULIE DRINKS WITH DEMONS”

Willodean isn’t a mainstream moniker. It’s an anachronistic name, one for a band that chronicles longing, loneliness, and lost loves. Willodean’s self-titled debut album exposes someone as afraid of finding love as losing it. Dan Barrett’s gravelly baritone has a toughness suited to — maybe rooted in — the vulnerability of the lyrics. Producer Eric…

TAKING IN “THE SHADE” WITH NEW YORK BAND DOG SOCIETY

It is refreshing to see and hear new music from a band with humble beginnings. This would be the case for Bruce, Joe and Rich who formed the group Dog Society. The band name derived from the Dog Society Soldiers of the Native American Indian. Since the band member themselves adopted their own ritual it…

Billy Ray Deiz, “Rather Have Sooner”

Laced with woozy tremolo and everything you would expect from smooth country tinged soul, Billy Ray Deiz’s ‘Rather Have Sooner’ lets loose the big guns. It’s all here; swaggering saxophones, snappy funk guitars, and vocals that balance melancholy with a cheeriness that makes the track sunny and uplifting. With funk like this, it’s impossible not…

Xavier Toscano, Feel So Good

Taking cues from Bruno Mars and throwing in a huge sprinkling of electro pop, Xavier Toscano’s new album Feel So Good is a party album full of bright lights and vibrant colours. Opening with ‘Never Wanna Leave’, Toscano’s style is shown to be upbeat and playful from the start, leading into ‘The Remedy (Feel Alright)’…

MUSIC THERAPY FOR PETS

The next time you visit your vet, you might walk out with a prescription of soothing music. There are professionals within the veterinary community who are experimenting with music therapy to help calm pets before major medical treatments or during periods of anxiety. This unique form of treatment might sound new age to you, however…

Winchester Revival, Eyes in the Canopy

Eyes in the Canopy is the latest four track EP from East Bay, California based band Winchester Revival. Winchester Revival is a difficult band to categorize, with a refreshing and unique sound that carries throughout Eyes in the Canopy. The EP opens with “Chemical Yellow,” an alternative trip-rock tune that proudly displays the musical prowess…

GODSMACK EXCLUSIVELY STREAM 1000hp ON ITUNES “FIRST PLAY”

Starting today, GODSMACK are exclusively streaming their sixth full-length album, 1000hp [Republic Records], on iTunes Radio “First Play”. Listen to the album in its entirety HERE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/station/idra.896844402 The record slams into stores and becomes available through iTunes and all digital retailers next Tuesday, August 5th: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/1000hp/id898318144 Already, audiences everywhere have indulged in the first single…

DYNAMIC ROMANCE FUELS UP-AND-COMER’S THE MORNING BIRDS

They say love conquers all and sometimes it also creates a wonderful fusion. That would be the case for Jennifer Thorington and Sam Markus, the two talented individuals who combined their musical skills and formed the group The Morning Birds. Their devotion to each other and mutual respect gave birth to the group in 2011.…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JULY 29, 2014

YOGI TEAMS UP WITH SCHOOLBOY Q FOR OFFICIAL REMIX OF “HELL OF A NIGHT” UK production trio Yogi stands at the vanguard of cross-genre production with their latest official reworking of Schoolboy Q’s “Hell Of A Night,” coming today via OWSLA / Interscope. Having established a reputation for massive fusions of high-energy electro with hard-hitting…

RACHEL COSTANZO ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE ‘STARLIGHT’

Young Australian pop singer on the rise, Rachel Costanzo has announced the release of her new single, Starlight (out August 1) lifted from her self-titled debut EP, out August 22. Rachel’s EP also features her debut single Blindside, which created a decent buzz in the industry on release late last year. Most people will remember…

TENSNAKE IS BACK WITH A UNIQUELY SEXY VIDEO “FEEL OF LOVE”

Following the release of his acclaimed debut album ‘Glow’ earlier this year plus tour dates across the globe, Tensnake announces his new single ‘Feel Of Love’. A collaboration with three times Grammy award winning Jacques Lu Cont, this sublime slice of disco features soaring vocals from electro-soul fusioneer Jamie Lidell. To celebrate the announcement of…

AntoineRNB

Antoine is hitting the scene and is building his career one song at a time. His soulful melodies come across smooth and vibrant, unleashing true raw emotions in every beat. Straight from Poughkeepsie, New York he is ready to take on the world. Each track is defined by catchy hooky lyrics and foot tapping rhythms…

Sex With Strangers, You Know Something We Don’t (CD)

Vancouver rockers “Sex With Strangers” seem to making all the right moves. Working hard, releasing music, hitting the pavement. Make no mistake about it these 5 from Canada appear to be surging and are quickly becoming a household name – North and South of the border. For a 5 piece band like Sex With Strangers…

AMUSUIM RELEASES HOT NEW VIDEO

There’s a new artist based out of New York that’s been turning heads regionally and internationally with his music. Amusium is born out of an obsession with all music, but with roots planted firmly in electro, orchestral, J-pop, house, and film scores. Russell Carlton Huiskamp—singer, songwriter, producer—spent the majority of his musical upbringing playing classical…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JULY 28, 2014

NEW LYRIC VIDEO BY FINAL CONFESSION Independent Michigan outfit Final Confession is excited to unleash their first lyric video for their single “Horizon.” The track, which can be heard HERE, is off the band’s debut EP entitled Ascension which was released in March on iTunes and Bandcamp. The Flint, MI quartet has already exploded in…

Farewell, Manchester, ‘Found’

Perfect pop in the style of Owl City and the Killers right here from Farewell, Manchester. Opening with title track ‘Found’, the sound of Farewell, Manchester might not be the most original but it is delivered in a way that comes across as caring about the place it comes from. Making use of the aforementioned…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JULY 26, 2014

WAR ON WOMEN SIGN TO BRIDGE NINE RECORDS Baltimore, MD-based co-ed feminist hardcore punk band War On Women are excited to call Bridge Nine Records their new home.  The band just finished recording 11 new songs that will be released in early 2015 on their yet-to-be-titled debut full-length. War On Women formed in 2010 by…

STEREO OFF DROP FIRST MUSIC VIDEO “BULLET TIME”

Brooklyn-based electro-rock quintet, Stereo Off, release their video for “Bullet Time,” the first video from their debut, five-song EP, New York (2014). The video for “Bullet Time” features frontman Sebastian Marciano (vocals/keyboard) on the run in a mafioso-esque cat-and-mouse chase, complete with a zombie dance party. The black and white film overlay adds to the…

DIRTY LOOPS NEW SINGLE “DIE FOR YOU”

Swedish pop/fusion act Dirty Loops “channel Timberlake” in their brand new track – “Die For You.”  The track will be available on their upcoming record, Loopified, out August 19 via Verve Records. Formed in 2009, Dirty Loops is a Swedish power trio that twists pop music in an entirely new way. The long time friends…

Stone Diamond, We Stole the Stars from the Black Night

The clarity of this Stone Diamond is spot on with one jamtastic, brilliant cut!  Stone Diamond is a rock band that has a lot of history together.  Starting as a garage band some many years ago plus dealing with a breakup at some point in the past, Stone Diamond is moving forward with no regrets. …

Mini Diaz, Invisible Fences

Taking cues from Chrissie Hynde and Zero 7, Mini Diaz delivers eclectic pop filled with passion and heart. Let’s face it, if music doesn’t make you feel something then it rarely seems worth giving it the time. Thankfully, Mini Diaz creates exactly the kind of music that is impossible to listen to without being moved…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JULY 24, 2014

THIRD ALBUM BY JESSICA CAMPBELL With her third album, roots-pop singer/songwriter Jessica Campbell proves there’s strength in numbers.   Largely produced by Cason Cooley (Ingrid Michaelson, Katie Herzig), III captures Campbell in an adventurous mood, looking to build something new on top of the foundation that’s always anchored her music. She’s still a genre bender,…

“THE SUN RITUAL” BY HARRY NAGLE

Experimental producer and rock artist Harry Nagle releases “The Sun Ritual” off his fifth album, The Evacuation of the Summer Lane. A psychedelic summer vibe waxes through “The Sun Ritual”, which features an interplay between a slow, synthpad-infused haze and lighter, faster rock elements. Nagle sings a hypnotically warm praise to the sun over these…

THE DIRTY JACKS NEW SINGLE “MR DERAILER”

“Mr. Derailer” is the third single from The Dirty Jacks upcoming EP, All Part Of The Plan. It’s a catchy indie/alt/prog-rock summer jam about the trials and tribulations of moving forward in life and reaching new plateaus while putting aside the things you can’t control. It’s an anthem for shrugging off excuses like “easier said…

Blue Light Bandits, The BLB Demo

Classic bluesy soul. That’s the dish of the day from the Blue Light Bandits, with a generous side order of funk. Blue Light Bandit’s music is smooth and stylish, shown firstly with ‘Sarah’, a smoochy love number littered with all the funk-soul elements you would expect. As the track progresses, it becomes clear that there…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JULY 23, 2014

UNCLE KRACKER ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE “ENDLESSLY” Multi-platinum singer and songwriter UNCLE KRACKER returns with his brand new single “Endlessly”. The new track is available on iTunes (Link Here) and other digital retailers today via LAVA/Republic Records.   This song is special for UNCLE KRACKER as it finds him once again partnering with his first label…