SKOPE NEWS FOR JUNE 8, 2015

SELIA “FIRST STRIKE”

Post-hardcore act Iselia has released the song “First Strike” from their upcoming two song EP Lost Star. The record will be available via Cardigan Records on June 16th, but you can pre-order it now through the label’s website. Clocking in at two and half minutes, “First Strike” packs in the intensity and dynamics of bands like Pianos Become The Teeth and La Dispute. The track originally premiered at AbsolutePunk.

http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=3726503

NEW VIDEO BY ALAINE

Not very often do we connect with a song, which allows us to express the exact sentiments, word for word, for a loved one like ‘Favorite Boy’.

Well here it is Alaine, gives us the visuals of the first single from her recently released album ‘Ten of Hearts’. Currently receiving numerous accolades and frequent airplay ‘Favorite Boy’ has become a staple of expression for many women and a song, which resonates with
gentlemen worldwide.

NEW SONG BY BEING AS AN OCEAN

Being As An Ocean has released a new single titled “Sleeping Sicarii” on InVogue Records’ YouTube channel. The single is off of their self titled album set to hit stores June 30, 2015.

BEN FOLDS & NPR PREMIERED FIRST SONG TODAY

Ben Folds has announced the release of his landmark new album, So There. Hitting stores on September 11, the album is the multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer’s first for his new label New West Records, and showcases eight new pop songs recorded and arranged in collaboration with yMusic — a critically acclaimed NYC-based sextet — along with the debut recording of Folds’ 21-minute “Concerto For Piano and Orchestra,” with the Nashville Symphony conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero. Recorded in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and his own historic Grand Victor Sound (aka RCA Studio A) in Nashville, the album is marked by its forward-thinking studio craft and creative spontaneity.

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2015/06/05/411984091/song-premiere-ben-folds-and-ymusic-capable-of-anything

LITTLE BOOTS PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FOR “BETTER IN THE MORNING”

“Better In The Morning” was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Ariel Rechtshaid (Haim, Madonna, Charli XCX). “The song is about a walk of shame so I loved the idea of tying it in with the ‘Working Girl’ album theme, that this girl can go out all night and still get to work on time looking chic hide her hangover and still smash the day!” explains Hesketh. “The idea for the video came from a kind of mash up of Cher from Clueless’ computerized wardrobe and those mix-and-match flip books I remember from being a kid. Combined with my ongoing obsession with gifs, shades of beige and dressing up like a yuppie, Nova was on completely on the same page as me.”

http://www.thefader.com/2015/06/04/little-boots-premieres-better-in-the-morning-video

THE WALKING GUYS TOUR VIDEO PROMO

The Walking Guys (Benjamin Butler, Christopher Kessenich, Will Stevens, and Riley Moore) are set to begin their one-of-a-kind music/adventure tour in Portland, ME on July 8, 2015, with performances that combine original music and stories of their 1600-mile walk. Yes, walk. The four performers plan to walk from gig to gig, sharing their music in venues ranging from highly esteemed theaters to dive bars and around campfires. Representing the best of Southern Folk Americana, the Walking Guys will create a musical experience that will allow fans to join in their adventure of covering miles every day on foot, becoming immersed in the culture of each area they enter, and sharing their story with those who will become the next characters in it.

MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOUND + TOY SELECTAH PRESENT “I’M A SOLDIER”

Mexican Institute of Sound & Toy Selectah have revealed the latest single from their collaborative project Compass ahead of their 2015 album release. “I’m A Soldier” featuring Angela Hunte & Chedda is the first of two singles being released via Mad Decent and serves as a glimpse of the LP, blending influences from cumbia, dancehall and more. Compass is a world-spanning project that covers an array of genres within electronic, reggae, hip-hop and punk scenes, the rest of the album is slated to feature critically acclaimed artists Boy George, Toots & The Maytals, Sly & Robbie, Mc Lyte, Nina Sky, Crystal Fighters, Kool A.D. of Das Racist, Cornelius, and more. Stream “I’m A Soldier” below and grab it as a free download.

http://www.complex.com/music/2015/06/compass-new-song-premiere-im-a-soldier-feat-angela-hunte-and-chedda

FORT LEAN NEW ALBUM

The five gentlemen who bring the Fort to life met a decade ago at the famously freewheeling site of institutional discovery called Wesleyan University. With two early EPs under their belts, the band earned glowing reviews in The New York Times and support slots opening for HAIM, Future Islands, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra- not to mention love from blogosphere tastemakers like Stereogum and Consequence of Sound.

Now, Fort Lean are ready to unleash the next instalment from the fort – their debut LP, Quiet Day due October 2, 2015 via Ooh La La Records.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/quiet-day/id973309736

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS SET TO RELEASE NEW EP COVERING GREAT CANADIAN ARTISTS

Known for supporting legendary bands KISS and Def Leppard on KISS’ massive 40 Anniversary North American tour last summer, Canada’s explosive hard rockers Kobra And The Lotus will soon release a brand new EP. Due out August 28th, the WORDS OF THE PROPHETS EP (Titan Music) was produced by the Grammy-nominated Johnny K (Megadeth, Disturbed, Three Doors Down) and will feature cover songs by great Canadian artists. Of the new release, frontwoman Kobra Paige commented, “”Kobra and the Lotus is a riff-loving, vocal whaling, storm bringing band. We couldn’t do what we do without paying homage to the true roots that were layed down before us. Words of the Prophets is a tribute to those great Canadian classic rock influences that have set the foundation for music magic since we first heard these songs playing on the radio as little kids. They carry a ton of nostalgia, inspire ambitious journeys, and we hope to rub some of that off on you!”

http://kobraandthelotus.com/

“GAME ON” THE THEME FROM “PIXELS”

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that “Game On,” by Waka Flocka Flame feat. Good Charlotte, will be the end credits song in Pixels, set for release in theaters nationwide on July 24. The song may also be heard on ESPN and ABC, during spots promoting the broadcast of the NBA Finals.

The song, which is produced by KoOoLkOjAk and RAS, is now available from Atlantic Records for purchase at all DSPs.

BIGBANG “WE LIKE 2 PARTY”

Doesn’t matter the language, TGIF is a universal theme – today’s anthem brought to you by BIGBANG with their new video for “We Like 2 Party”, off their upcoming album M.A.D.E. coming 9/1.

LIGHT YEARS SIGNS WITH RUDE RECORDS

Rude Records is happy to announce the signing of American pop-punk band Light Years, based in Cleveland, OH.

The band is currently mixing and mastering their highly-anticipated second full-length album, due out this fall.

Produced by Will Yip (Anthony Green, Balance and Composure, Circa Survive, La Dispute, Title Fight and more) it already puts Light Years as a band to look out for in the future, not mentioning the success and buzz their debut album “I Won’t Hold It Against You” had to offer.

https://www.facebook.com/LightYearsOH

BOBBY LONG SETS WORLDWIDE RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM

British singer-songwriter-guitarist Bobby Long, who is known for his powerfully evocative lyrics set to haunting melodies, has signed an agreement with Compass Records for the release of his new album, ODE TO THINKING. The CD will arrive worldwide on August 7 with U.S. and international tour dates scheduled to support the release.

Ode to Thinking cover Recorded last fall in Austin, TX, ODE TO THINKING is a taut collection of 11 original songs, produced by veteran producer Mark Hallman at his Congress House Studios. Long, who emerged from London’s burgeoning folk music renaissance, relocated to New York in 2009, cultivating a strong fan base for his music. He has previously released two well received albums, A WINTER TALE (2011) and WISHBONE (2013) as well as a five-song EP called THE BACKING SINGER (2011) and a volume of poetry, LOSING MY BROTHERHOOD (2012).

http://www.bobbylong.info/

CHILD BITE NEW VIDEO

In celebration of their tour kick off with Coliseum tonight, Detroit punk/metal/noise rock oddballs, CHILD BITE, are pleased to unleash a brand new video for “Mongoloid Obsession.” The tune comes by way of the band’s pillaging Strange Waste EP, released last year via Housecore Records.

Written and directed by the band during their recent studio sessions at the famed Nodferatu’s Lair and self-described as a “lo-if slab of Ed Wood-meets-John Waters bafoonery,” “Mongoloid Obsession” features a cameo appearance by Philip H. Anselmo and finds CHILD BITE at their most bizarre. Elaborates Metal Injection, “It’s a really, jarringly fucking strange track that sits somewhere between a scary Dead Kennedys song and what would happen if bands like Dead Again and Trap them joined The Residents.”

http://www.metalinjection.net/video/child-bites-new-video-is-basically-a-campy-1970s-horror-flick

ALABAMA SHAKES PERFORM ON “THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON” TONIGHT

Alabama Shakes will perform on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” tonight. Earlier today, VEVO premiered the new video for the GRAMMY®-nominated band’s No. 1 AAA radio hit, “Don’t Wanna Fight.” The clip, which can be viewed HERE, is the first in a series of four videos helmed by acclaimed director/photographer Danny Clinch (Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews). It captures Alabama Shakes in their purest form, performing live in Capitol Records’ legendary Studio A, where hit albums by such iconic artists as Frank Sinatra and the Beach Boys were recorded.

SHARK WEEK PREMIERE VIDEO FOR “WASTE OF TIME”

Featured on the band’s debut album, Beach Fuzz, released last month on PaperCup Music, Shark Week wrapped a run of dates supporting Crocodiles last night in New York, and cross the river this week to take part in Brooklyn’s Northside Festival, including the PaperCup Music showcase, June 11 at The Living Room (9pm set time). They then head back north of the border for NXNE in Toronto, June 19.

http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/chatter/week-in-pop-princess-chelsea-a-deer-a-horse-bzrk-friend-roulette-kazimier-shark-week-snasen#shark-week

IN DEFENCE “TACOS TIL DEATH”

Minneapolis, Minnesota mosh instigators, IN DEFENCE,will independently unleash their face-displacing fourth full-length, Don’t Fuck With The Dungeon Master, later this month, and today the act wages war on the pizza industry with an exclusive premiere of “Tacos Til Death” via New Noise Magazine.

http://newnoisemagazine.com/exclusive-stream-defences-track-tacos-til-death-read-tour-diary/

SILENTÓ’S SUMMER SMASH “WATCH ME” GOES GOLD

Everybody you know has been singing along and dancing to Silentó’s “Watch Me” nonstop in the club, by the pool, in front of the mirror, and across social media.

The ubiquitous smash is now certified Gold by the RIAA, selling over 500K combined digital singles in three short months. The 17 year-old, rapper from Atlanta has incited a bona fide cultural phenomenon and crafted the “Song of the Summer” in the process.

KUBA KA ON E! “NEW MONEY”

Singer KUBA Ka’s appearance on E! Entertainments hot new show “New Money” will be airing on June 12th, 2015 at 10:30PM, right after the hit E! show The Soup. “New Money” trailers have also starting airing this past week, showing KUBA Ka’s flamboyant and original style. KUBA Ka is a fabulous entertainer decked out in exclusive Versace wardrobe provided in collaboration with the amazing designer. The footage of this “rockumentary” for E! was shot in the most opulent, largest hotel suite in the world located in Las Vegas and contains exclusive footage of his incredible performance at the Avalon – which include flying and fire- shot just for the show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap23g95cScs

SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS TO BE JOINED BY ALL-STAR LINEUP OF INDUSTRY INNOVATORS AT 2015 REVOLT MUSIC

Today, REVOLT announced the return of the highly anticipated, one-of-a-kind, second annual REVOLT Music Conference (RMC) to the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, October 15–18, 2015. Themed, “The Merging of Music, Technology and Innovation”, RMC 2015 will provide attendees with an interactive experience that explores how technology influences the music industry, executives, recording artists, and fans. Returning to Miami, after an extremely successful inaugural year, event planners are taking the 2015 REVOLT Music Conference to the next level with more music, more stages and heightened new experiences.

http://www.revoltmusicconference.com/

GOLDEN NEW VIDEO FEAT CHRIS COLLINS

At fifteen years old, Golden won Disney’s “Next Big Thing.” Golden is blessed with beaming, natural charisma and the ability to make fan girls scream, cry, and throw their clothes on stage. He is destined for super-stardom.

Golden is truly one of the most gifted artists of this generation. Golden composes exclusively in his head. He writes new music every day in a variety of styles: singer/songwriter, pop, R&B, and hip-hop/rap. Without writing anything down, he remembers hundreds of songs he has composed over the past few years. Golden has only just begun his musical journey. Already, Golden has peaked the interest of every taste-maker he comes into contact with.

TONY TILLMAN “NO LIE”

No Lie is the first official single/video from Tony Tillman’s upcoming studio album “Camden”. Tony gives us a glimpse of his past, giving insight on a lifestyle that once defined him. The single also features RMG artist Derek Minor.

LAUV “THE OTHER”

Last week, NYC based artist Lauv released a lyric video for his hit debut single “The Other”. Directed by Andy Deluca, and premiered on the popular Youtube channel Mr. Suicide Sheep, it has accumulated over 320,000 views and continues to climb at a rapid pace.

DUSKY “JILTED”

From their nostalgic piano anthem ‘Yoohoo’ through to the darker, jungle-nodding house of ‘Inta’, London duo Nick Harriman and Alfie Granger-Howell aka Dusky have become renowned for both the breadth and diversity of their production sound. As touring DJs, their non-stop global touring has included headline tours in Australia, New Zealand, North America, UK and Europe over the past 12 months – including a packed out Miami WMC showcase and their all-night set at London’s Laundry (which sold out nearly a month in advance).

Both artistically uncompromising and undeniably accessible, the duo’s sound achieves widespread DJ support from names such as Disclosure, Maya Jane Coles, George Fitzgerald and Heidi, whilst Radio 1 tastemakers Annie Mac, Pete Tong and Danny Howard all champion them heavily.