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NEW MUSIC FROM JOHNNY POPCORN “TOTEM POLE”

Johnny Popcorn is a five member rock band with vocals from Hezekiah and Jani Coral. Johnny Popcorn’s new album “Totem Pole” is now available on Soundcloud, Amazon, iTunes, and Band Camp. The group combines funk rock beats and raspy vocals with fun artwork to create a unique presentation. Johnny Popcorn is a five member rock…

Chrissy – ‘Me Without You’

Chrissy’s “Me Without You” is a song of self-confidence. Offering a nice twist on the breakup song, here Chrissy displays how much better off she is without them. The exploration of a negative relationship presents the possibilities that exist once a person leaves. Lyrics are the heart of the song as everything else revolves around…

Joett – ‘Got U On My Mind’

Sung with the utmost of passion, Joett’s “Got U On My Mind” is a tender beautiful love ballad. By keeping the sound to the absolute essentials the song has an intimate, welcoming nature to it. The guitar work in particular is rather lovely as the nimble strumming and finger-picking works wonders in giving the entirety…

White Horses – ‘Angelina’

On “Angelina” White Horses offers a rollicking take on the traditional love ballad. Full of life this tenderness is a celebratory kind of love. Rather gorgeous in execution White Horses goes for a large, cinematic at times kind of sound. Throughout the track the attention to detail is profound from the western twang of the…

Analog Heart – ‘Sun Here I Come’

Delivered with fire and passion is Analog Heart “Sun Here I Come”. By far the heart of the album are the powerful vocals that lead the songs forward. Nicely accompanying these carefully crafted narratives is an incredible band whose style taps into the best of classic rock. Over the course of the album Analog Heart…

Michéal Castaldo – ‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel’

Beautifully delivered, Michéal Castaldo’s “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” nicely delves into the powerful regal quality of Gregorian chant. Throughout the piece his approach harks back to an earlier time, one with a hushed reverence towards the world. Over the course of the song he reveals a truly ear for style as the classical arrangement…

Karen Willough – ‘You Know I Have Angels’

Karen Willough’s “You Know I Have Angels” is a warm energetic song filled with good cheer. From the fast-paced paced to the dexterous guitar work, the way the song simply swoops down feels rather beautiful. Tying this whole sound together is the rather gentle yet powerful vocals which serve as the highlight of the piece.…

AL CONTI JOURNEYS WITHIN ON ‘MYSTIC’

A new album by Grammy-nominee Al Conti holds the promise of transporting us to another place and time. With this artful, sweeping blend, Conti leads us to explore the eternal, while inspiring the mystic within us all to embrace our surroundings and live a conscious life. Passionate, deeply personal, transformational…these are consistent aspects of GRAMMY®-nominee…

Al Conti – ‘Ritual’

Al Conti’s “Ritual” has a cinematic, tribal sound to it. Without saying a word, a journey emerges out of the combination of nimble percussion mixed with sweeping classically inclined ambience. By taking such a delicate approach to the piece Al Conti crafts a vast, all-encompassing sonic universe. The attention to detail is profound as everything…

Pat G – ‘The In Between EP’

Pat G’s “The In Between EP” shows off a forceful flow and luxurious usage of stylish samples. Beats hit hard and the bass is downright perfect in its delivery. Lyrics are highly articulate in nature as they reveal a poetic sensibility. Grooves are infectious as Pat G reveals great taste and attention in how he…

P Bailey – ‘Story’

P Bailey’s “Story” effortlessly merges funk and dance into a celebratory whole. By far the heart of the collection are the strong thoughtful lyrics that drive the songs forward. Carefully constructed these incorporate elements of house, acid techno, funk, and hip-hop into something truly unique. Quite nimble in terms of how carefully it all comes…

HEAD – ‘Afraid to Sleep’

HEAD’s “Afraid to Sleep” offers the best in dark pleasures. With lyrics that explore the underbelly, the sleazy and the sensual, the songs possess great power. Reminiscent of Garbage’s effortless blend of the industrial with a hint of electro-clash, the songs are woven together ever so perfectly. Easily the heart and soul of the album…

MsTish! – ‘Get Yo Praise On!’

Delivering a positive message with a ferocious beat, MsTish!’s “Get Yo Praise On!” is hip-hop at its absolute best. Their flow simply rides the beat ever so perfectly with no letup whatsoever. By letting the lyrics serve front and center the song feels strong, feels pure, and magnificent in terms of its overall execution. Sound…

Gene Pritsker, ‘Groove Possessed’

Are you ready for a game-changing, trend-setting record that doesn’t play by conventional rules or standards? If you said yes, then ‘Groove Possessed’ by Gene Pritsker is your ultimate destination as Gene is your musical wizard with plenty of tricks under his sleeve. I was introduced to Gene’s eclectic nature back in 2014 when I…

BRUCE CHAMOFF “PIANOLAND” VIDEO

Bruce Chamoff has been making music for years and now releases his first music video with his band. This song Pianoland is from Bruce’s new album “Comfort Zone” which is available on CD Baby at: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/BruceChamoff Pianoland is a pop R&B track with hip hop and a recording in a small house with the entire…

MARWAN MAURICE NEW VIDEO “I CAN’T”

Singer and songwriter Marwan Maurice has announced the release of his new single and music video, “I Can’t.” One of the latest singles to premiere from his forthcoming EP entitled Black Smoke, “I Can’t” is a song based on a true story written about a relationship involving a man and a woman. The woman ends…

JASMIN STONE “TIME” VIDEO

Jasmin Stone debuts a wonderfully magnificent visual with the release of her music video “Time”. One of the singles from her recently released EP entitled “Echoes.” http://www.jasminstone.com “Time” is a highly melodic tune with various mystical elements that capture the pure essence of Jasmin’s unique musical craft.

SHANNON K “SAPPHIRE” VIDEO

The newly released “Sapphire” music video from teen pop music sensation Shannon K is a low-key melody beautifully rendered through her enchanting vocals. HOME Directed by Kharen Hill, the “Sapphire” video features a lovely couple enjoying each other’s company through several captivating scenes. It also highlights the beauty of enjoying the moment.

PREMIERE: IAN & THE DREAM NEW VIDEO “THE GIRL WHO KNOWS EVERYTHING”

Ian & The Dream play indie pop/rock music full of sunshine and positive energy. After releasing 2 EPs and their full length California Cauliflower (2014), they are ready with their follow-up, “New Dreams”, expected 9-9-16. http://www.ianandthedream.com In the meantime, here is the first single from the upcoming album, “The Girl Who Knows Everything.” Upcoming events…

DECORATING YOUR HOME AND INVESTING IN STORAGE UNITS

If you need inspiration for what to place in your home and how to decorate it, there are numerous possibilities. People use a variety of approaches when decorating their homes according to their tastes, preferences and decor goals. The advantage of having your home professionally decorated is that it helps to prevent various common decorating…

Marissa Lauren – ‘Now & Forever’ EP

With a true twee sensibility is the satisfyingly sweet sound of Marissa Lauren’s “Now & Forever EP”. Light and airy the songs have a summery feel to them. Structurally sound Marissa Lauren explores a variety of different styles and settings throughout the EP, from the subdued to the bombastic. Throughout all of these many variations…

SISTER CRAYON SIGN TO WARNER BROS. RECORDS

Sister Crayon have been making their mark on the West Coast as electronic workhorses since 2009. After years of building a devoted and loyal fanbase in CA by playing countless house shows and selling out local establishments, the duo began touring relentlessly throughout the states with the likes of The Album Leaf, Built to Spill,…

Michael Flanigan – “Old Photo”

Played with passion, Michael Flanagan’ “Old Photo” is an unforgettable piece with fire in its belly. From the blistering guitar to the insistent rhythm the song refuses to let up. Throughout the piece Michael Flanagan appears to have the sound grow ever larger and more intricate. Layer upon layer of sound is woven together to…

ROOSEVELT “COLOURS / MOVING ON” VIDEO

On August 19th Marius Lauber AKA Roosevelt releases his stunning, self-titled debut album via City Slang / Greco-Roman records. To mark its launch Roosevelt unveiled a new video- which features two tracks from the album (“Colours” and “Moving On”)- along with the album’s tracklist and artwork (see below). This double-bill approach gives more insight into…

IMAGINE DRAGONS NEW SINGLE “NOT TODAY”

Multi-platinum, Grammy® Award winning rock band IMAGINE DRAGONS release their brand new song, “Not Today” from the THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK, ME BEFORE YOU. Those who pre-order the soundtrack will receive an instant download of “Not Today.” Listen to the song HERE. Interscope Records will release the soundtrack to New Line Cinema’s and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer…

POPCAAN “NEVER SOBER” VIDEO

Growing up in Portmore, Jamaica was not an easy road for Andrae Sutherland. As young as seven years old, Andre trained himself as a vocalist and performer in the tradition of many of the great Jamaican musicians that came before him. As many of his friends took the well-travelled route of drugs and crime, Popcaan…

RJ Comer – ‘Nightly Suicide’ (EP)

Based in Los Angeles, RJ Comer has released his new EP called Nightly Suicide in March 2016. It is an absorbing and thought provoking album of six perfectly produced songs, which impress you to the marrow of your bones and leave you replaying them and reflecting, while the music has stopped long ago. RJ Comer…

Mikhail Zagot – ‘Piano in the Bushes’

Mikhail Zagot’s “Piano in the Bushes” is playful to its core. Full of color these pieces positively teem with life. Stylistically varied Mikhail Zagot’s music runs the gamut from the theatrical opener to the folk influenced closer. Tying together these many approaches is Mikhail Zagot’s strong vocals which show off quite a wide range. His…

The Dearly Bereft – ‘Funeral Music’

Emerging out of a dreamy haze, The Dearly Bereft’s “Funeral Music” is surreal shoegaze. The Dearly Bereft focus on the spacious as their songs are atmospheric, almost airy with their crystal clarity. Complete balance is of the utmost importance as the band pays close attention to the smallest of details. Slow tempos certainly help this…

SKOPE NEWS FOR MARCH 30, 2016

FUNKADELIC X KENDRICK LAMAR X ICE CUBE After months of prep and internet teases, the official video for Funkadelic’s “Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You?” remix has arrived and it’s got the whole gang onboard. Featuring contributions from Kendrick Lamar (who spits the opening bars of his “Blue Faces” demo at the top of…

BRIGID MAE POWER “IT’S CLEARING NOW”

Irish singer/songwriter Brigid Mae Power has shared stages with Lee Ranaldo, Alasdair Roberts, Richard Dawson, and Ryley Walker. Born in London to a big Irish family, she moved to Ireland (Galway) when she was twelve years old. In addition to the guitar, she plays accordion, baritone ukulele, piano and harmonium; creating hauntingly dreamlike soundscapes. Her…

CONSOLERS “HARRY” SINGLE

Drawing from their love of The Velvet Underground and Jimi Hendrix, Consolers have settled on a softer indie sound sitting in between contemporaries such as Whitney, Mac De Marco and Simian Ghost. Harry characterises the band’s attention to detail as the track carries itself with weightless assurance. Vocalist/guitarist Florian Hofer, drummer Albrecht Bibas and Bassist…

CATFIGHT “FEMALE REVOLUTION” SINGLE

Catfight with Denise Lopez and Jennifer Love – two multi talented soul sisters from Stockholm Sweden. Catfight provides high technical skills and great artistic and interacting performances. Denise Lopez sings live to the music which creates a fantastic impact on the audience. Their hyper-energetic show combined with their evolved sense of music makes Catfight the…

3logit

3logit’s sound effortlessly combines elements of arena rock and rave techno into a compelling whole. Akin to the work of Daft Punk and Justice, 3logit infuse humanity into electronic dance music. Their music is fast-paced, chaotic, and melodically sound. By operating such a wide variety of color into their songs they are able to create…

SIKA VIDEO “BAD BOY”

Revered for a bold electro beat that is at once accessible and fresh, the gifted young songstress launched her first single Love Kills to rave reviews. Exceeding expectations, the rhythmic offering, partially recorded at prestigious Studio Glenwood in Los Angeles – home to treasured artists like Britneys Spears, Will.I.Am and David Guetta – was an…

“THE HOMECOMING” VIDEO NSFW BY WOLKOFF

The video was conceived and produced by the Italian creative duo Era Ora Ivana Gloria during a recent sojourn to Brooklyn. The Milan-based creatives set out to cinematically recreate an outlandish party they’d attended in one of NYC’s many houses of thrillingly ill repute. Culling a cast of non-actors from their community, like Wolkoff’s longtime…

BROCKER NEW VIDEO

London punk band BROCKER has released a music video for their new single “Gimme Gimme Rock N’ Roll”. The gritty track stays true to punk ethos and hits a sweet spot for anyone who fell in love with the Tony Hawk Pro Skater soundtrack. “This song is about how the music industry is destroying real…

Micheal Castaldo – “Everything Happens For a Reason (Dance Club Remix)”

Colossal in sound Micheal Castaldo’s “Everything Happens for a Reason” searches for meaning in the most trying times. Masterfully remixed by Tony Moran and Warren Riggs the song’s optimism is match by the driving rhythm, the crisp percussion, and the lumbering bass. The melody leads the way further emphasizing the song’s positive, inspirational message. Short…

LISA PRANK “STARTING AGAIN”

With summer lying in wait, Lisa Prank is coming out of hibernation and embracing the sun. Robin Edwards’ Seattle-based solo project has gained a dedicated following thanks to her expert marriage of a bubbly sound and all-too-relatable lyrics. Following 2014’s exceptional Crush on the World, Lisa Prank returns with a breezy but focused collection of…