Month: September 2015

Ships Have Sailed – ‘Re: Mix’ EP

Will Carpenter and Daniel Hange…let me just tell ya guys…you are DANGEROUS! I feel like each of these songs were designed to fit squarely into my rounded face-holes never to leave now that I’ve heard the latest EP, Re: Mix. Incidentally…that’s a freakin’ brilliant title – no one out there has come up with that…

MANDY RAIN “BACK TO BAD”

With much anticipation and fan excitement, we are very pleased to announce that Triple Threat/Rising Star Mandy Rain is set to release her next single “Back To Bad”. The single will be released on iTunes and other online outlets on Friday, September 18, 2015, with a video to follow. “Back To Bad” was co-written by…

MARY ELLEN KIRK VIDEO “EVER AFTER”

Merry Ellen Kirk unveils the new video for “Ever After,” from her upcoming album, We Are the Dreamers, due out October 23. “Ever After,” delves into the end of a dark ethereal fairytale as she walks through lush forests and tranquil waters while passionately pleading “I wish you would stay/Please don’t go/Baby I need you…

IMAGINE DRAGONS RELEASE VIDEO FOR “ROOTS”

Multi-platinum, Grammy® Award winning rock band IMAGINE DRAGONS release the video for their new song, “Roots,” today on Vevo. The band partnered with Box to present the video during BoxWorks and to create a companion brief that helps tell the story of how the video came to life. Imagine Dragons took an honest and introspective…

J FERNANDEZ “BETWEEN THE CHANNELS” VIDEO

\ J Fernandez released his debut LP, Many Levels of Laughter, this summer via Joyful Noise Recordings. A hypnotic, self-recorded album that mixes elements of psych, bedroom-pop, and early electronic music, it’s warm and inviting, but with plenty of experimental twists and turns. Over the record’s nine tracks, J invites listeners into his strange universe,…

SKOPE NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

MDNGHT COVERS MICHAEL JACKSON UK dance collective MDNGHT recently paid homage to one of their heroes, Michael Jackson by recording an in-studio performance of the classic hit ‘Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough.’ The track was recorded live at SSR in the band’s home town of Manchester. You can check out the premiere over at…

THE VIEW RELEASE VIDEO FOR “UNDER THE RUG”

The View has released a brand new video for the track “Under The Rug”. The jangly single is a prime example of the vibrant, rollicking indie rock sound captured on the Scottish outfit’s new album, Ropewalk, out now via Slimstyle Records. For its fifth studio album, The View enlisted Albert Hammond, Jr. of The Strokes…

Uncle Tadashi & Da Boyz – “My Old Stompin’ Ground”

“My Old Stompin’ Ground” has a rustic charm to it. Uncle Tadashi & Da Boyz opt for a full clear sound. Right from the beginning the song has an autumnal quality to it. By keeping it all acoustic Uncle Tadashi & Da Boyz are able to accomplish great things. The heart and soul is the…

Nick Peay – ‘Sobering’ EP

Armed with a whole crew of talented musicians to bring his songs to life, solo-artist Nick Peay has released the Sobering EP just a little earlier this September into the world awaiting. Those looking for an authentic acoustic/rock sound in the spirit of bands or artists like Toad The Wet Sprocket, The Fray, Nick Drake,…

GREY LANDS “ANOTHER LIE”

Grey Lands have revealed the video for “Another Lie” and have expanded their tour in support of the recently released album, Right Arm. Watch the new video here. Full tour details are below. Right Arm is available on CD or vinyl here. Right Arm is a throwback to the early days of American indie rock.…

GHASTLY “GET ON THIS”

Phoenix to Los Angeles transplant Ghastly today unveils his latest track “Get On This” via Mad Decent. Marking his debut on the label, the hard-hitting track embodies Ghastly’s hybrid bass house style with a funk flared electro lead that erupts onto a hotbed of bass. His unique approach has quickly been applauded by some of…

SKOPE NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

SALLY CREWE ALBUM STREAM Sally Crewe plays pop music for people who think they don’t have any use for pop music. If you’re already OK with a great melodic hook and sharp, spunky guitar work, then Sally Crewe is just what you’re looking for. But if you think pop music in the 21st Century either…

Chris Sabatino – ‘Maybe Not This Time’

Midwestern born singer/songwriter Chris Sabatino traveled a circuitous route to get here. Following his college graduation, Sabatino initially pursued a career in media, but soon turned his attention to a musical career that, so far, has produced three EP’s. His third and most recent EP, Maybe Not This Time, is a five song collection that…

Violet Night – ‘I Hope You’re Well’

Wait a minute here…northern British Columbia? Like…as in our own backyard? NICE. It’s even better when you find a band from your area and they make absolutely stellar music – and that’s exactly what we have here with the indie/electro/folk band Violet Night. I’m not even sure I’ve been to Little Prairie, where they’re based…

Luke Underhill – ‘Atlas Unplugged’

Luke Underhill’s Atlas Unplugged is straight from the heart. From the careful arrangements to the resonant sound, everything simply works. Vocals are the highlight of the album. Raw and earnest the lyrics are clever narratives, dedications to cherished ones, love songs done right. Together the pieces work to create an album of great warmth. By…

5 REWARDING CAREERS TO EXPLORE WITH A MUSIC DEGREE

While many people dream of becoming a musician, most people assume there are limited career options. However, there are actually many exciting jobs available to music degree graduates. Below introduces five rewarding careers available to those with a music degree. App and Software Development As smart phones and tablets become as universal as laptops, the…

FEMME NEW VIDEO “S.O.S”

British alt-pop darling FEMME is returning to North America this fall for a handful of highly anticipated headlining dates in New York and Los Angeles, including dates at this year’s CMJ Festival. Her latest single “S.O.S” reached #1 on the Twitter Hype Charts and topped the VEVO Viral Charts, amassing an impressive 300k+ views on…

SKOPE NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 28, 2015

MYKA RELOCATE STREAM FIRST SONG “NEW AGAIN” Myka Relocate will release their new album The Young Souls on October 30th via Artery/Razor & Tie. The pre-order Myka Relocate’s sophomore album is also now available at MerchNow here: http://mykarelocate.merchnow.com/. http://mykarelocate.merchnow.com/ “SYNCHRO” VIDEO Santiago, Chile based Alternative Rock band The ReAktion have released their “Synchro” music video…

NINA SCHOFIELD “COME DOWN”

Nina Schofield is a London-based singer-songwriter who’s hard work and DIY attitude have gained her a pretty impressive music CV. She’s co-written and co-worked with Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winners and nominees including a striking list of names such as Morrisey’s Richard Niles, Gabrielle Aplin’s Tom Wilding, Usher’s Angelo Valentino and Orbital’s Lloyd Perrin.…

Sarantos – “Surgery”

“Surgery” paints the portrait of ultimate vulnerability. With a unique mixture of early 90s grunge paired with symphonic gestures the song’s sense of looming mortality is undeniable. Remarkably clever the song reflects upon the fleeting nature of life. Even within this dark subject matter Sarantos is able to find hope. Lyrically the song describes his…

SEEPEOPLES NEW DOUBLE ALBUM + VIDEO + TOUR

The East Coast anti-genre band SeepeopleS (of Portland ME, formerly of Asheville, NC – Boston , MA) are thrilled to announce the first leg of the Dead Souls Sessions Tour. Celebrating their 15th year anniversary, the band recently released their fifth studio album, a landmark double album (Dead Souls Sessions – RascalZRecordZ) and are hitting…

Zach Linley and the Rebel Daredevils – ‘What It Takes’ EP

Zach Linley and the Rebel Daredevils present us with a very impressive hard-driving country experience with their latest EP, “What It Takes.” The EP shows off Zach’s talent for writing a well crafted song. Zach’s gritty vocal style is ever present on the EP, which is laced with numerous sonic touches that leave the listener…

Frank Peters – ’50 Shades of Frank’

Frank Peters shows off his impressive flow on “50 Shades of Frank”. With a series of playful interludes the album has a thematic narrative. The songs take on an impressive array of styles from low slung cruising grooves to fast-paced rushes. Jazz flourishes appear throughout the album helping to tie the album together into a…

SKOPE NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

JAPANESE ROCK BAND ONE OK ROCK SELLS OUT FALL HEADLINE SHOWS Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK have been one of Tokyo’s best kept secrets for years until…now. Tix for the band’s upcoming first full U.S. tour went on sale in early July with the first of four shows set as headliners in theaters. All…

AYLA NEW SINGLE ‘WHEN THE WORLD ENDS’

Fresh from dazzling the crowds on the triple j Unearthed stage at BIGSOUND this year, AYLA has announced the release of her upcoming debut self-titled EP with a brand new single ‘When The World Ends’, and a whirlwind run of intimate headline shows in November. Syncopated, breathy and heady with somewhat cynical lyrics and more…

SIA RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE “ALIVE”

Singer/songwriter/producer/massive hitmaker Sia releases today her brand new single entitled “Alive,” from her forthcoming album THIS IS ACTING (Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records). “Alive” was written by Sia, Adele and Tobias Jesso, Jr. and was produced by Jesse Shatkin, who also co-wrote and co-produced Sia’s massive four-time Grammy-nominated “Chandelier.” http://www.vevo.com/watch/USRV81500751

CAVALRY SINGLE “SOAK”

‘Soak’ is the latest track to expose the brooding anthemia of Liverpool five-piece, Cavalry. Haunting vocals and a fractured instrumental envelop and unravel before rushing towards a blazing, wide-screen refrain. The unannounced online release arrives in the wake of attention in 2015 from The Guardian and Music Week, as well as radio support from BBC…

Ships Have Sailed – ‘Moodswings’

Ships Have Sailed master the balance between dance and rock on “Moodswings”. At times reminiscent of similarly structured Australian group Cut Copy Ships Have Sailed use an impressive palette of sound throughout the album. By having such a diverse set of elements they are able to convey a sense of play. Whether this is the…

PREMIERE: MICHAEL PINDER “SEARCHING FOR SEPTEMBER”

Michael Pinder has classic rock and expert songwriting in his bones. As the son of The Moody Blues’ Mike Pinder, he has been in the art of music since his earliest days. For many years Michael performed alongside his brother Matt as a duo, but now has stepped out on his own with his brand…

BASECAMP NEW VIDEO

Nashville trio BASECAMP drop the new video for their lead track “Watch My Back” from their latest Greater Than EP. Directed by Dylan Reyes, it depicts a woman’s attempt to exist within reality and delusion and exudes an air of seductiveness. Check out the video below and share.

WICKERBIRD “RIVERBORN”

Premiering their new single, “Riverborn”, Washington state’s Wickerbird have captured the sound of the Cascadian Pacific Northwest’s gentler side. “Riverborn” is the type of hymn one imagines right from the title and first chord alone. It’s a a soft descent into an echo-y world of acoustic guitar tapestries, over top of the sounds of nature.…

RÜFÜS DU SOL WATCH ‘LIKE AN ANIMAL’

Ahead of the North American leg of their headlining ‘You Were Right’ Fall Tour RÜFÜS DU SOL bring us ‘Like An Animal’, the 2nd single from their upcoming sophomore album. It’s everything you’d expect from this 3 piece who continue to pioneer their own clever blend of melodic pop-euphoria. The official video accompanying the release…

SKOPE NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 23, 2015

YOUNG THUG TOUR POSTPONED Regrettably, the following Young Thug Hy!£UN35 Tour has been postponed. Young Thug will use this time to focus on putting the finishing touches on his highly anticipated debut album, Hy!£UN35. The postponed dates will be rescheduled to 2016 in support of the release of the Hy!£UN35 album. Refunds will be available…

Mary Bue – ‘Holy Bones’

It’s often when an artist takes unexpected detours that their voice truly emerges. Minnesota native Mary Bue has carved out a growing reputation as a piano balladeer and songwriter of unquestioned skill, but Bue’s sixth studio album sports a triumphant turn in artistic direction. Bue abandons the piano-driven sound of earlier efforts in favor of…

Jonni Slater – ‘Hold On’

Pretty sure there’s not much else you could potentially do to raise expectations any higher; citing comparisons like Jeff Buckley, David Bowie, Beck and Radiohead on his social-media pages – Jonni Slater has set himself up to have to really deliver after such a comment. Question of course…is can he live up to the standards…

Qualia – ‘Triptych’

Whatever it is…whatever luck I’m experiencing lately in not only finding quality music within the independent scene, but also music that’s being made incredibly CLOSE to where our studio is based…I really don’t want it to stop! Recently finding excellence close by in acts like upcoming SBS Live This Week guests Lindstrom And The Limit…