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Breakout L.A. Band Neil Frances Debuts “Dumb Love” Today

“Dumb Love,” the first ever track from breaking new Los Angeles-based band Neil Frances, debuts today—listen here @skopemag. Dumb Love was recorded in 2016 at the group’s personal studio space, Death x Vibe Studios in Downtown Los Angeles. The single speaks to the apathy of long-term, long-distance relationships. Neil Frances began writing pop music for…

Hajk Debut Album + “Nothing Left To Say”

Their very first single ‘Magazine’ premiered with Noisey and had waves of support then on from the likes of Stereogum, The Guardian, Hilly Dilly and more at the end of the last year, even making Indie Shuffle’s top 10 indie rock songs of the entire year, they’ve now got 130K plays on just that one…

CHECK OUT MACHINE GUN KELLY’S NEW SONG “LET YOU GO”

On the heels of “Bad Things” selling 4M+ worldwide, Cleveland native Machine Gun Kelly releases his third instant grat track titled “Let You Go.” The song is a treat for his fans who are anticipating the release of his third studio album titled bloom. The album will be available on Friday, May 12 and is…

Tiara Nicole New Video “Real Man”

Championed by the likes of fellow Memphians, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, the stately and dazzling Tiara Nicole is all at once sophisticated, vivacious, down to earth and incredibly real. Tiara Nicole brings to her songs a unique blend of her own experiences and interpretations on life and love with a vibrant imagery. This…

SKOPE NEWS FOR APRIL 28, 2017

The War On Peace Premiere New Video, “Fear Of Loss” via PASTE The War on Peace is a Chicago-based three piece that fuses pop, electronic, and dance elements into a vibrant, pulsing sonic landscape. Since the band’s inception, the focus has been on bringing a consistent stream of digital sounds to the airwaves. With two…

Scroggins & Rose – ‘Grana’

Adding a little experimentation to bluegrass’s tender tones is Scroggins & Rose’s spirited “Grana”. Reminiscent of the similar unique approach to bluegrass taken by Henry Flynt, the songs simply stun. While including a great deal of classical methods alongside an improvised approach, the pieces teem with life. Over the course of the album the duo…

The Gift – ‘Altar’

Bands and individual music artists often, six albums into their career, can rightly be accused of coasting. The Gift are not one of those bands. One release after another, this alt-pop quartet is setting the bar higher and higher for themselves. This is impressive, but more impressive is how they consistently match their past achievements…

Patrick Simmons Jr. – ‘This Mountain’

Patrick Simmons Jr. just released his debut solo CD entitled “This Mountain” in January 2017. Patrick Simmons Jr. is the son of legendary guitarist and Doobie Brothers founder Patrick Simmons. For the record – I am going to write this review like I have know prior knowledge of this fact. The CD gently lifts off…

Amilia K. Spicer – ‘Wow and Flutter’

The latest full length from Amilia K. Spicer, Wow and Flutter will likely mark her discography as one of the most substantial achievements in an already impressive career. Spicer has wisely chosen a number of top flight production and musical talents to help make the album’s dozen songs glow with as much quality as possible.…

Threefifty – ‘Gently Among the Coals’

Threefifty is the musical vision of duo Brett Parnell and Geremy Schulick how just released their latest effort entitled Gently Among the Coals (2017). OFFICIAL URL: http://www.threefiftymusic.com/ Stocked full of hooks and a jovial playing style that never lets it’s guard down, to melodies which linger long after the playing has passed, Gently Among the…

Tow’rs – ‘Grey’s Fidelity’

About the Artist: Tow’rs is a 5 member band hailing from Flagstaff Arizona featuring the husband and wife vocal team of Kyle and Gretta Miller. Their latest LP “Grey’s Fidelity” has received critical acclaim from many music critics around the world thus far. Genera: Alternative Rock/Pop. BANDCAMP: – https://towrs.bandcamp.com/album/grey-fidelity We have all been exposed to…

Sevdaliza – ‘ISON’

What is a name, the dictionary defines it as a word or set of words by which a person, place, or thing is known, addressed or referred to. That said, with artists that are up-and-coming with such namesakes as FKA twigs, Björk, or even Sevdaliza, it’s hard to tell who’s who within the music scene…

HAIM NEW ALBUM ‘SOMETHING TO TELL YOU’ OUT JULY 7

HAIM will release their sophomore album ‘Something To Tell You’ globally on July 7 (Columbia Records). The announcement comes in tandem with the release of a live studio version of new song “Right Now,” the first new music from HAIM’s forthcoming album. The song was released as a video of Este, Danielle and Alana recording…

Todd Mosby New Horizons Ensemble Video “Western Sky”

Todd Mosby’s goal as an artist is to present new audiences a hybrid form of fusion music which offers the highest musical standards, connects with listeners and even change lives. The Saint Louis-based musician is a groundbreaking guitarist, composer and improviser who creates an enthralling blend of New Age, Jazz, Folk and world music. The…

SKOPE NEWS FOR APRIL 27, 2017

LIVE FROM DARYL’S HOUSE EARNS ITS SECOND WEBBY AWARD Born on the Internet in 2007 as a “light bulb moment” for creator Daryl Hall, Live from Daryl’s House has earned its second Webby in the Music (Channels and Networks) category as the People’s Voice Winner out of more than 13,000 entries from 70 countries and…

Timely Debt Settlement Helps Businesses to Keep Debts Under Control

Business growth without investing is never possible. Regardless of the type of growth that you are looking for – growing sales that can lead to more profit or just thinking of scaling up operations, additional funds are required. It is the general norm in business to seek various types of loans for funding. Sometimes, it…

Famous Faces in the Fog: Celebrities Who Proudly Love to Vape

Vaping has become a popular alternative for people who like to smoke traditional tobacco: it’s a healthier choice and it can even help you wean yourself off of smoking of any form for good. In fact, vaping has become so popular that many celebrities can be seen with an electronic cigarette in their hands when…

Death Saddle Syndicate – ‘Self-Titled EP’

Trio acts are hard to come by at times. When one does come out of nowhere it is usually a good thing. In the case of Death Saddle Syndicate, whose line-up consists of singing drummer Michael Davis-Penta, virtuoso bassist Jedd Chlebowski, and John Leonard, this trio have got a rock hard sound, that can reach…

Hunter Simpson New Album + “Windows”

Ernest Jenning Record Co. is excited to announce Hunter Simpson’s new LP Goldmine, which will see a release on May 12, 2017. In anticipation of the release, Hunter has shared the new track “Windows.” Hunter has also announced a run of tour dates, beginning with an album release show at Alphaville in Brooklyn on May…

Death Saddle Syndicate – ‘You Whisper Loud’

With a clear nod to 70s arena rock, Death Saddle Syndicate create a sound that embodies what rock should be with “You Whisper Loud”. Deserving to be blasted as loudly as possible, the song drives forward with great purpose. Bluesy with a powerful physicality to it, the song feels alive. Everything works in perfect unison…

April 25th Proclaimed “Ella Fitzgerald Day” in NYC

On the 65th floor at the iconic Rainbow Room, with an expansive view of the city where Ella Fitzgerald got her first big break and performed her last public concert, the singer’s 100th Birthday was celebrated. Verve Label Group, in partnership with the Mayor’s office, hosted a proclamation ceremony this morning to honor this beloved…

AV Super Sunshine New Video “I Am Alien” (Dance Remix)

Hit after hit, we have brought you many exceptional, accessible, and timeless tracks from the unique world of AV Super Sunshine. “I Am Alien” created a stir last September with its guerrilla adventure-filled video and funky groove, creating an instant sensation. Today, we’re thrilled to bring you the new dance remix version of “I Am…

SKOPE NEWS FOR APRIL 26, 2017

Upcoming Re-Imagining of Calvin Harris’ “Slide” Rather than pursue the monotonous chip-chopping or basic percussive additions of many remixes, Shoffy breathes new life into the track with original additions — including a blues guitar, Wurlitzer, and his own vocals. While technically a remix, there’s a ton of original appeal here. THOUGHTS OF IONESCO: Long-Defunct Detroit-Based…

5 Things Every Aspiring Musician Needs For a Successful Career

Succeeding is the music field requires more than just musical talent. When you’re a professional musician, you also need to market yourself and manage your business. Here are five things every aspiring musician needs to ensure a successful career. 1) A Network of Musicians Your fellow musicians will help you locate and land gigs. People…

Nic Nassuet – ‘Die Die My Darling’

If you have not heard of the band by the name of The Misfits or another act called Danzig then you do not exist case and point. The Misfits is a horror punk band that was founded back in the late 70’s from the state of New Jersey, it’s original line up being such a…

Humphrey-McKeown – ‘Tapestry of Shadows’

The Windy City has been called home by a variety of first class artists and musical acts over the years. Songwriters Heather Humphrey and Tom McKeown demonstrate on their fifth album, Tapestry of Shadows, that they deserve inclusion with those names. The dozen songs on this new release show the same penchant for risk-taking that…

TJ Stafford “Crazy”

TJ Stafford gets sinister with his dark debut single, “Crazy.” A Los Angeles-based songwriter, Stafford performed in various bands before finally stepping out on his own, saying “being a musician for most of my life, not making an album that was just me, with the exact words I wanted to say, and the exact sounds…

Rugby Road – ‘Rugby Road III’

Rugby Road neatly embody a laid-back indie rock vibe alongside a slightly bluesy sound with “Rugby Road III”. With a strong emotional core, the vocals have a soulful tender quality to them. Over the course of the collection Rugby Road show off their impressive storytelling, letting every song represent yet another snapshot of a life…

K Á R Y Y N New Single ‘Quanta 11: PURGATORY’

Multi-disciplinary artist, producer, composer and vocalist K Á R Y Y N today unveils her new single ‘Quanta 11: PURGATORY’. The track follows debut release ‘Quanta 1’ comprised of ‘ALEPPO’ and ‘BINARY’, a release that Pitchfork called a “stunning solo debut”. ‘Quanta 11: PURGATORY’ is part one of the second instalment of the Quanta series…

MUSKETS JOIN NO SLEEP + PREMIERE ’17 YEARS’

Muskets found their birth in Brighton, UK where they quickly engaged in the city’s always-growing music scene. Here, they connected with like-minded peers who held a shared DIY ethos and influence of grunge, punk and emo sounds, such as Broadbay, The New Tusk and Water Canvas. With these names the band put touring and weekenders…

Jonathan Cavier – “When You Come Around”

Revisiting an artist more than once, can have its ups or downs it all varies really. In the case of Jonathan Cavier, we have heard his music before with his previous single for the song “Comes a Moment”. That track was consistent with the pop genre, it turning out to be good enough. This time…

Health Guide: Nutrition, Fitness and Varicose Vein Treatment

In addition to visiting you doctor for regular examinations and checkups, you need to be committed to playing a key role in taking care of your general health. Preventative care helps to keep diseases at bay and detect illnesses before they become worse. Good nutrition and fitness should be priorities for anyone who wants to…

TAD: The Album Art App

TAD, the award-winning, break-through design app for musicians to create their own cover art has just got a new update and it is pretty good news for musicians. The app has integrated video technology into its features. What does this mean for a musician? Well first up, it means you can really add some punch…

Bunny Sigler – “Till I See You Again”

Out of the variety of artists and bands within the music scene today, a lot of them have the strangest names, to the weirdest names, down to the dumbest names, if not some other variation of a name. In the case of this particular artist who uses r&b and soul as his genre choice, he…

Gabriel and the Apocalypse New Video “Thrill of the Kill”

Gabriel and the Apocalypse have been around in their current incarnation since 2011, but frontwoman Lindy Gabriel has been singing since she was six years old. Her parents were in rock bands, so it comes as no surprise that she’s always known she was destined to be a performer. Gabriel is joined by Jake LaCore…

SKOPE NEWS FOR APRIL 25, 2017

Four Star Riot ‘Slayed Pretender’ Four Star Riot shares a new track this week, the first cut from the follow-up to last year’s Waves album. “Slayed Pretender” finds the band revisiting days of shoe-gazed flannel in a hazy trip through youthful ways. Layered guitars and a lonely electric piano guide the melancholy song toward a…

Matty Marz – ‘Slow Motion’

Matty Marz has an EP “Child Of The Wild” in the works, but for the time being, has released its first single off it called “Slow Motion”. While this track and his style in general tosses together, quite a bit of genre choices, ranging from pop, house, EDM, and industrial rock, he takes these to…