Month: March 2015

CBDB – Joyfunk Is Dead

Many might think that the days of bands with a big sound, bringing different sorts of music together into a bigger picture, are past. Southern-bred CBDB, however, proves that there’s life yet in music like this. In a desperate age where no one is making the money they used to, too many bands ape successful…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MARCH 31, 2015

LION BABE ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE ‘WONDER WOMAN’ PRODUCED BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS Interscope recording artists LION BABE, the New York duo comprised of singer/songwriter and performance artist Jillian Hervey and producer Lucas Goodman, have released their first official single ‘Wonder Woman’ from their as yet untitled upcoming major label debut. ‘Wonder Woman’ premiered in the UK…

MARIN ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE ‘DAY 42’

‘Day 42’ is the eagerly awaited debut single from 21 year old North London based singer/songwriter Marin. The new single follows her first unofficial offering “Prevail”; a bootleg of Zomby’s 2011 track “Witch Hunt”. Having won over early adopters and key tastemakers, the online chatter about Marin’s honeyed, jazz-influenced voice and raw, soulful delivery has…

KITTEN “BIG DOPE BABY”

“That’s one cool chick,” said Iggy Pop of Kitten’s Chloe Chaidez while the two danced together onstage. Many others have shared similar sentiments: Kitten fulfilled Rolling Stone’s 2013 prophecy that she was a “top ten artist to watch” when, one year later, the foremost music publication once again hailed Chaidez, including Kitten’s self-titled album in…

BITERS SIGN WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH EARACHE RECORDS + “RESTLESS HEARTS”

Atlanta rock ‘n’ roll tearaways Biters have announced a worldwide recording deal with Earache Records. Recalling the early spirit and danger of rabble-rousing rock heroes, Biters have faithfully built upon their punk heritage and their love of 70’s rock to deliver music that ignites, incites and excites in equal measure. Possessing a heart full of…

IAN AND THE DREAM TURN THEIR MUSIC TO REALITY

Hello to all, nice to be back at it on a Tuesday morning, the last day of March 2015! Lots going on in the music world as usual but that is a good thing. In the first half of 2014, music streaming revenues have surpassed CD sales for the first time in the United States.…

Artur U & the New City Limits – “Holiday From Eternity” (Album)

Artur U & the New City Limits play moody rock for cloudy days. Their work explores the same sonic palette as so many now gone bands from the mid-2000s. Emotional, melodic, and downright beautiful at times they manage to find the joy within their self-imposed limitations, opting for small gestures to create big pictures. Very…

6 WAYS TO SAVE ON SPRING ENERGY BILLS

When the temperature rises, you might find your electric and gas bills increase, too. Spring is a great time to try out new ways you can save money on your home utilities—leaving you some extra funds to pay down debt, invest, or even put towards a summer vacation! Here are a few simple and inexpensive…

6 INDICATORS THAT YOU NEED A DEBT RELIEF PROGRAM

If you keep your eye on some signs, or if you are aware about some indicators, it could help you avoid getting deep into debt. To say the least, early detection will allow you to find a way to course correct early enough to prevent a big financial disaster. Below are 8 key indicators that…

STARLING GLOW RELEASES NEW SINGLE “CAUTION TAPE”

LA based pop group Starling Glow have released their brand new single, “Caution Tape”, the third track from their debut EP out March 24. “With an addicting pop-rock vibe that will have you listening to the anthem on repeat, it’s a powerful song that Liz thinks will speak to [girls] everywhere.” – Her Campus “Caution…

IAIN WOODS “FIEND”

Iain Woods’s concept-heavy projects hang somewhere between pop, punk, art, film and prank. His singular, auteurist vision is intensely DIY in it’s ethos, with Woods writing, performing, arranging and producing his own albums (which he describes as ‘conceptual suites’) and designing, producing, directing and editing his own insanely experimental, no-budget videos and shows. Heavily influenced…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MARCH 30, 2015

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS & GREGG ALLMAN ANNOUNCE LATE SUMMER CO-HEADLINING DATES Rock legends and GRAMMY® Award winners The Doobie Brothers and Gregg Allman have added a run of late summer 2015 co-headlining dates, beginning August 19, in Boston, MA, and concluding in September. “We’ve played shows with Gregg and The Allman Brothers over the years,…

SQUAREPUSHER NEW TRACK “STOR EIGLASS”

Ahead of his sold-out London show at the Barbican tomorrow, Squarepusher reveals a second track from his forthcoming album. “Through this record I aim to explore as forcefully as possible the hallucinatory, the nightmarish and the brutally visceral capacities of electronic music.” Taken from new album, Damogen Furies, “Stor Eiglass” explores the harsher, more diverse…

THE KAHLESS CLONE NEW EP STREAM

An Endless Loop from Chicago Instrumental Dark Music Band THE KAHLESS CLONE is out today. Stream and/or purchase the EP at this location. Featuring NOVEMBERS DOOM guitarist Vito Marchese, the EP is a gripping musical journey that forges the vibe of dark metal with the sonic landscape and emotional buildups of post-rock. THE KAHLESS CLONE…

Lazy J & The Dirty Shuffle – Lazy J & The Dirty Shuffle

Lazy J & The Dirty Shuffle is a rollicking good time. This is rock n’ roll at its absolute best. With a clear humid Southern feel these are songs packed full of heart and soul. Lyrically the songs focus on universal themes, from relationships to religion. How these songs are built differs: from the straight-up…

SAVE ENERGY AND MONEY THROUGH HOME DECOR

Eco friendly and natural materials such as wood and stone are essential for any home remodeling projects. Awareness among consumers regarding energy efficient products for the home continues to be on the rise. Small Changes make a Big Impact Energy savings are achieved through small but significant changes such as the replacement of an incandescent…

Patrick J. Fiore – Small Wooden Room

Patrick J. Fiore is a male Acoustic-Pop based artist from Pennsylvania. This might just be the perfect locale to explore the refined pop realm of musical expression. His latest album “Small Wooden Room” is a witty-truthful collection of melodic rock that reveals all the a-typical conventions of Acoustic Pop and Singer-Songwriter Folk thus creating a…

GOING ON TOUR FOR THE FIRST TIME? TIPS FOR YOUR BAND

When your band is planning to go on a tour, there are a few things that you, as a band, will have to consider and meet in order to have everything happen smoothly. One of the most important of these is having a platform and a strategy for popularizing your band and its music. This…

ILLacrimo

What´s the first thing that cross through your mind when you hear, read or see the word ¨ill¨ – definitely not something nice. That´s because different to maybe ¨Sick¨ (which now some young people use to refer to something that´s either really cool or awesome), ¨Ill¨ still stands for something bad. However, once you listen…

Moors and McCumber

Moors and McCumber have been around a long time, and I’ve never liked them much but this is at least a step in a better direction. The singer/songwriter approach brings a more easy listening sound, similar to Steve Earle and others. The strings on this release “Pandemonium” are also of noteworthy quality as well. They…

DREAM LAKE VIDEO “WORLD OF DREAMS”

Dream Lake, a Stockholm-based duo comprised of vocalist/dancer Isabella Svärdstam and multi-instrumentalist Niklas Willar Lidholm, demonstrate their dream-pop prowess on the euphoric new track “World of Dreams”. Now they’re releasing a video for the single. The single “World of Dreams” is released via the Swedish independent label 100 SONGS. The video for the singel is…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MARCH 26, 2015

TAKTICZ “THIS AINT YOUR BLUNT BREHH” Takticz releases “This Aint Your Blunt Brehh” from his upcoming Ep “Ahhh”. The song is a very different sound from last month’s “Mouth Full Of Shotty” featuring the Baegod Maryann. Like most of the music coming from the N-Crowd crew the production comes via Sbvce. The beat is drenched…

HONEYHONEY REVEAL FIRST SINGLE FROM NEW ALBUM

LA-based duo HONEYHONEY are giving fans a sneak peek at their first single, “You And I,” from their third full-length release, III, due out June 9 on Rounder Records. Recorded in Nashville and produced by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson), III delivers straight-from-the-gut honesty and elegance of storytelling that makes the new album both…

HERETIC’S DREAM “A NEW SEASON” VIDEO

“A new season” a brand new video from Italian rock/metal band HERETIC’S DREAM, can be viewed below along with the cover artwork. The track is taken from the new single “A New Season” and the band’s forthcoming third album, “Floating State Of Mind“, which is to be released in May, 2015 via Agoge Records. The…

Liz Graham – “Damaged” & “Charcoal On A Canvas”

Here are a catchy couple of tunes! I’ll fully admit that I had to look up Liz Graham right away to find out where the music was exactly coming from, and perhaps what her own background might be. As it turns out, she’s from a place called Nyack, New York…which is far away from where…

The Great Game – “Self-Titled”

The Great Game is one of those rare bands that does it all and does it well. With a madness to them that at times recalls Mr. Bungle’s unhinged spirit, their chops are considerable. Hard rock, jazz, reggae and more the music flows with such passion. Lyrically the songs are cryptic. Melodically they are aware…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MARCH 25, 2015

NEW NESSERIA MUSIC VIDEO “Here is our first video, illustrating “The Ordinary Streets”, the opening track of our second album, «Fractures». These “ordinary streets” we chose to show in this video are those where we grew up, and spent most of our adolescences. We came back to these places that don’t, in themselves, have anything…

JAKOB NEW ALBUM ‘SINES’

It took about 8 years but last fall, the awesome ambient/post-rock band from New-Zealand has released its new full-length album, called “Sines” through the almighty The Mylene Sheath (Caspian, Gifts from Enola, Heiress, Junius, Minot, Pelican…). Eight years after an explorative post-rock storm (the acclaimed “Solace”) that saw them tour the world, JAKOB are back.…

MALPAS “UNDER HER SAILS”

‘Under Her Sails’ is the gorgeous debut single from Malpas, aka songwriter Ali Forbes and producer Andy Savours. Due for release on 27th April 2015 on Killing Moon Records, it melds honeyed vocals with a densely textured backdrop of acoustic electronica, handclaps, synths and dreamy soundscapes that enrapture from the first listen. Malpas released their…

CHARLENE SORAIA “I”LL BE THERE”

Peacefrog Records, the label that introduced the world to artists such as José González and Little Dragon present the new single from Charlene Soraia; ‘I’ll Be There’. The former Brit school singer-songwriter follows the success of the BBC Radio 1 Track of The Day and B listed single, Caged with another catchy pop song once…

FINANCIAL ADVICE: HOW TO STOP LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK

Perhaps you lost your job a while ago, or perhaps your student loans have started becoming even more demanding. Maybe you had a financial setback, or perhaps you have moved and found yourself without the resources you had previously. There are many reasons why someone might end up living paycheck to paycheck, but the truth…

Micheal Castaldo – “Everything Happens For A Reason”

Anyone remember Starship? Come on…you do so and you rockers out there secretly loved pumping your fists to the big-beat anthems of love and empowerment they created. Something very similar happening here decades later here in our present-day with Micheal Castaldo’s spiritual new song “Everything Happens For A Reason.” Coming up for release officially in…

5 AWESOME PODCASTS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU FEEL ABOUT SCIENCE

Back in school, science class had a reputation for being boring. You were taught about the different types of rocks and told to memorize the periodic table. If you still have this attitude, know that science is so much more than what you learned in school. When presented the right way, learning about science is…

Nick de la Hoyde “The Longest Way” (Single)

I’ll admit it. When it comes to music, I am a bit of a dinosaur. Rap and hip-hop hit the mainstream when I was in my thirties when I had a professional career, wife and kids. Honestly, I didn’t pay it much attention. I was recently sent, was is billed as a hip- hop song,…

SPRINGTIME HOME IMPROVEMENT SCAMS

As the weather warms up in New England, BBB is warning homeowners who are looking to begin remodeling or repair projects to be on the lookout for home improvement scams. So far this year, 10 of the top 25 most inquired about business types are home improvement related, including, among others, general contractors, roofers, remodelers,…

NIAMH CROWTHER “ORIGINS”

Origins is the new single from award winning Irish singer songwriter Niamh Crowther. At just 18 years old, Niamh has had more acclaim and praise than any of her peers. In 2013 she beat off 15,000 other young people to claim the Irish Youth Music Awards. The accompanying demo “bullets” was released to radio and…

OLIN & THE MOON “SOLITARY HILL”

Olin & The Moon is reminiscent of classic West coast Americana, and the band self-produced Every One You Know, their first album since 2012’s Destroyer. They’re releasing it ahead of another full-length album later this year, that was produced by none other than Ryan Adams… but more on that later! The band formed in LA…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MARCH 24, 2015

ILL NINO DISMISS OTEP & TERROR UNIVERSAL FROM TOUR “ILL NINO does not condone any forced act of violence or sexual nature towards any human beings, nor will we tolerate violations of one’s personal space. This also goes for cyber-bullying, or making demeaning comments towards ANYONE on social media. We strongly support equality for all.…