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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…

FOLEY ENT CONSULTING

So today we have an awesome promo as we all can use an outside voice to listen & consult. If at some point you decide to seek professional feedback about your songs or guidance for your career, I’d suggest you check out Foley Entertainment and speak to their President, Gene Foley. Gene offers a free,…

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…

MARK PRITCHARD SHARES NEW TRACK “BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE” FEATURING THOM YORKE

Premiered today on BBC Radio1 is Mark Pritchard’s “Beautiful People”, the latest track from his upcoming album Under The Sun. Following the previously released “Sad Alron”, the hauntingly gorgeous song features a vocal collaboration from Thom Yorke, and demonstrates the producers ability for sonic storytelling. Pritchard says “The original instrumental to Beautiful People is a…

SEELE NEW VIDEO “ENKELTEN LUONA” VIDEO

Founded by the singer Julia Mattila and guitar player Riku Mäkinen, SEELE originally started out as a two person project. During the summer 2015 they began recording their debut album “Jos Vain Kaiken Jättäisin” and in December the last recordings were finished. The album will feature ten songs, including the first single release “Enkelten Luona”.…

ASTARI NITE NEW SINGLE

Indie Rock, Dark Wave band Astari Nite will release their second album titled Until the End of the Moon on May 13th via German Label Dance Macabre Records. The group also announced a U.S. East Coast Tour in support of the album that will take them to N.Y. Philadelphia, Virginia, Asheville, St. Petersburg, Orlando, among…

BARNS COURTNEY “FIRE” SINGLE

Capitol Records will introduce U.K. artist Barns Courtney with a U.S. tour that kicks off next week at SXSW in Austin. He’ll perform at the NME, Americana Music Association and Paradigm showcases, the WFUV and Floodfest parties and a live KGSR broadcast. After SXSW, Barns Courtney will appear on the Western leg of Alt Nation’s…

DRINKING FLOWERS SHARE SURREAL VIDEO FOR “BLACK MONDAY”

Los Angeles post-punk revivalists Drinking Flowers have shared the disorienting video for their catchy single “Black Monday” off of their upcoming album New Swirled Order. Guitarist Alexander describes the making of the video… “‘Black Monday’ is a simple and straightforward song. We originally imagined the video to be the same. We pictured normal people caught…

Rev Peter Unger – “Take The Flame Out”

Peter Unger is a Reverend out of Allentown, PA. He has a vision to create a path for Christians to learn and reintroduce themselves to the teachings of God. He believes we are living in a period of transition, he wants to paint the trail with love and music. Audio: https://od.lk/s/Nl83MDExMDU4NF8/Take%20The%20Flame%20Out%2016%20Bit.mp3 Rev. Unger has a…

Claudia Norris – ‘Shine’

Canadian singer/songwriter Claudia Norris has been writing her own tunes since the age of 14 and singing since she was a little kid, so she definitely has experience under her belt at this point. Shine is her third EP release in which tips the hat to her influences Hilary Duff, Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson’s…

Josh Phillips – ‘New Beginnings’

Chicago native and Berklee School of Music graduate Josh Phillips may have a stellar musical pedigree, but his EP release New Beginnings never sounds like he’s slumming it. Phillips makes his home these days in Nashville, Tennessee and has embraced the AOR/pop country style with comfortable assurance. This six song collection is slick, expertly produced…

Rev Peter Unger – “Angels Are Found”

“Angels Are Found” shows off Rev Peter Unger’s celebration of the everyday heroes. His lyrics focus on those who make the world a better place in ways that people often take for granted. Rev Peter Unger describes a wide plethora of individuals from caregivers to teachers, those who change lives in small yet ultimately significant…

ALWAYS HAVE THESE ANTIBODIES IN ELISA KITS

Your enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kit must have antibodies, as they are a key component. These are what you use to identify antigens in the blood. There are many types of antibodies that you can choose from. You, however, should be careful with the ones that you choose because even though some are effective, others are…

Avi Jacob – “Pickup Truck” Single

Alright…here’s what I don’t expect at any given point in time; to like a song with a title calling it “Pickup Truck.” Instantly picturing tailgate-parties and redneck family-reunions…I was more than pleasantly surprised that Avi Jacob was nothing at all like I’d imagined he’d sound on his new single “Pickup Truck” – there are no…

Airy Jeanine – “Do You”

Airy Jeanine’s “Do You” is a perfect pop song dedicated to unrequited love. Backed by crisp percussion the song positively bounces. The infectious groove is made just right, not too fast or slow, “Do You” glides by ever so gently. Neon-hued synthesizers help to lead the song forward. Lyrically the song reflects upon the infinite…

SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 25, 2016

CHEMICAL BROTHERS “WIDE OPEN” Directed by their long-term video collaborators dom&nic – previous visuals include the legendary ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’ and ‘Setting Sun’ videos – The Chemical Brothers release the stunning new video for ‘Wide Open ft Beck’. Taken from their number 1 album ‘Born In The Echoes’, the video centres on the evocative…

CORLYX “STARLET” VIDEO

Corlyx are taking electro music to a completely new level, melting beautifully arranged pop melodies and glamour with an affection towards the grotesque. The singer-songwriter duo Brandon Ashley and Caitlin Stokes have created a unique sound of their own which has been praised by people such as Chris Pitman of Guns’n’Roses who recently shared their…

For The Kill – ‘Fire & Whiskey’

For The Kill’s “Fire & Whiskey” is hard rock at its absolute best. Dominating through sheer volume the songs pummel the listener into submission. Tying the songs together is Frank’s commanding vocals which rise above the intense riffing. Joey C.’s attention to detail is particularly satisfying as his guitar playing is pure perfection. Tommy D’Angelis’s…

Stevie Fitz – “High Time Now”

“High Time Now” shows off Stevie Fitz’s joyful carefree approach to dance music. With a light touch the sounds shine brightly. Balearic in tone the piece has an airy feel to it as if at any moment the sounds will simply disappear. Keeping it light certainly helps to emphasize Kate Walsh’s incredible vocals. Kate Walsh’s…

My Politic – ‘Anchor’

So across my desk slides the new 9 track CD from Nashville based 3 piece band “My Politic.” “My Politic” are: Kaston Guffey (vocals/guitar), Nick Pankey (bkg.vocals/guitar), Wilson Conroy (bkg.vocals/banjo/dobro mandolin, banjo). During my initial research of these 3, there were a few lines from their bio that I really liked: It all began back…

Shadows & Mirrors – ‘Dangerous’ EP

Some pretty inventive stuff coming out of the speakers this morning due to the dark-art & mischevious-music of Rockford, Illionois’ industrial/goth/electro/rock band Shadows & Mirrors. A set of rhythmic-grooves that pulse wildly like the beginning spurts of a jugular-stabbing; the music still has a ton of life to it thrashing out. It is very difficult…