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THREE FREE MP3’s FROM SKOPE AND THE FRONTIER BROTHERS

Photo By: Janette Beckman Skope would love to offer 3 free downloads from The Frontier Brothers upcoming album for exclusive use for your site. The album is called Space Punk Starlet. This will be for a release in September of 2008. They recorded at Wire Recording in Austin, Texas with Stuart Sullivan. “Everyones A Neutron…

THE REPUBLIC TIGERS’ DEBUT ALBUM KEEP COLOR OUT MAY 6TH

Spring Tour with Tally Hall & Summer Tour with Nada Surf   The Republic Tigers will be releasing their debut album, Keep Color on May 6th. The Kansas City-based quintet — Kenn Jankowski (vocals, keyboards and guitar), Adam McGill (guitar, vocals), Ryan Pinkston (guitar, keys, vocals, auxiliary percussion), Marc Pepperman (bass, keys, accordion) and Justin…

M83 NEW ALBUM “SATURDAYS = YOUTH” OUT 4/15/08

  DIGITAL SINGLE “GRAVEYARD GIRL” OUT 4/8/08 & US TOUR BEGINS IN MAY M83’s new album “Saturdays=Youth” hits stores April 15th. Mute will release “Graveyard Girl” as a digital single on April 8th. The single features an exclusive remix by Yuksek. Check out the video here: M83 – Graveyard Girl [youtube LCkk0-az5TA nolink] For M83…

SASSY SONGSTRESS KATY PERRY TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM

ONE OF THE BOYS – ON JUNE 17TH VIA CAPITOL RECORDS & PERRY TO APPEAR ON THE VANS WARPED TOUR THIS SUMMER No less a harbinger of ‘what’s hot’ than Perez Hilton who has predicted that L.A.-based singer/songwriter Katy Perry will be “one of the breakout stars of the summer” when Capitol Records releases her…

Denmark’s VOLBEAT Delivers American Debut In June

Elvis metal ‘n’ rollers VOLBEAT, who combine ‘50s rock with modern metal, will unleash their trademark rockabilly sound on unsuspecting Americans come June 10th via their first ever U.S. release, ROCK THE REBEL/METAL THE DEVIL on Mascot Records USA. Expect to hear the first single Sad Man’s Tongue on radio nationwide in May. Volbeats new…

KUDU IS ‘BACK FROM MORE’ OUT JUNE 10th

KUDU returns with “BACK FOR MORE: A REMIX COLLECTION” featuring new and previously released tracks, rarities and explosive remixes by ARMAND VAN HELDEN, SINDEN, TOMMIE SUNSHINE, DROP THE LIME, KING BRITT, LINGLING, HESS IS MORE, DANCES WITH WHITE GIRLS, CURTIS VODKA and MKL Hailed as “one of New York’s most caustic, daringly inventive and criminally…

Ha Ha Tonka To Play Lollapalooza 2008

To hear songs from “Buckle in the Bible Belt, click here: http://www.bloodshotrecords.com/press/145/145.html Ha Ha Tonka have enjoyed exciting times since releasing their Bloodshot debut, Buckle in the Bible Belt to critical raves. They were featured in SPIN Magazine’s Buzzworthy section as well as getting rave reviews in PopMatters, CMJ and No Depression.   After touring…

Darkest Hour Record Arena Anthem For Capitals

Darkest Hour have recorded a new arena anthem for their favorite ice hockey team — the Washington Capitals. Based on their song A Thousand Words To Say But One, Let’s Go Caps! can be downloaded from a special page Darkest Hour have set up:  www.myspace.com/letsgocapsmusic Ex-youth puck player and Darkest Hour guitarist Mike Schleibaum notes…

Swedish Troubadour Tobias Froberg New Video

 Check out Tobias’s new video for Slipping Under the Radar:  [youtube O0Q4gm2jWUg nolink] 4/21, New York, NY (Mercury Lounge) 4/22, Cambridge, MA (Middle East Upstairs) 4/23, Montreal, QC (Cabaret du Musée Juste Pour Rire) 4/24, Toronto, ON (The Mod Club) 4/25, Columbus, OH (Wexner Center) 4/26, Chicago, IL (Schubas) 4/28, Vancouver, BC (Biltmore Cabaret) 4/29,…

New Crash Romeo Video – Popular

Photo by: Justin Hyte Please take a second and watch the new Crash Romeo video! They just got this video up in 946 American Eagle Stores across the United States starting May 1st! [youtube uzmQD9hSSb4 nolink]

Sage Francis on his Strange Famous record label

Interview by Stacy Coronis SKOPE: When did you start the label? When did you add your first artist? Who was it? How many employees does the label have now? SAGE: “I suppose it started when I put out my first self-released tape in 1996. I didn’t start using the name SFR until 1999 when I…

Brother Bean at Bamboo Room

The term “jam band” is almost useless. Simply sloughing off a band that likes to take a song out on a tangent and see where it goes as a “jam band” doesn’t begin to describe these bands’ sounds. A band such as Galactic may choose a jazzy or hip-hop route, while Sound Tribe Sector 9…

RAILROAD EARTH TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, AMEN CORNER, ON JUNE 10, 2008

Photo: C. Taylor Crothers LOOK FOR THE BAND ON TOUR THIS SPRING. Anticipation has been building for a new release and for the first time in 4 years, Railroad Earth found themselves back in the studio recording all new material.   It’s definitely a home-grown project, much like the band itself.   Railroad Earth’s new…

Young Knives To Release Superabundance April 22nd

Superabundance is bigger, more beautiful, bracing, and more direct and compelling than any of their previous work. It is the sound of a band not only enhancing the dexterity, eclecticism and integrity of their debut, but redefining the stakes of what the band is, dispensing a wider set of tools, and deriving from a greater,…

Scream The Prayer Tour Details

Facedown Records is excited to announce our affiliation with the 1st Annual Scream The Prayer Tour. The Facedown camp is proudly sending Impending Doom, Sleeping Giant and War of Ages to take part in this 40-date US summer tour. Please visit http://myspace.com/screamtheprayer   War of Ages will be touring in support of their upcoming release…

VOXHAUL BROADCAST TO RELEASE ROTTEN APPLES ON 4/29

Having played together in various incarnations for years, David, Tony, Phil, and Kurt of Voxhaul Broadcast always considered themselves more of a live band than a studio one.   So on a sunny summer afternoon last year, they blazed out 8 tracks of raw enthusiasm in one day and conceived their debut EP Rotten Apples,…

RADIOHEAD AUGUST 2008 DATES & VENUES CONFIRMED

Photo: Colin Greenwood Dates and venues have been confirmed for the second leg of Radiohead’s upcoming North American tour. They are: August 1 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL August 3 – Verizon Wireless Music Center – Indianapolis, IN August 4 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH August 6 – Parc Jean Drapeau – Montreal,…

FROM READING, ENGLAND COME PETER AND THE PIRATES

Photo by Rebecca Miller Pete and The Pirates are a misfit gang of five friends wonderfully out of step with all other bands and scenes. Together, they produce music which is raw, joyous, melancholic, raucous and tender. The band’s debut album – Little Death– was produced by Gareth Parton (the Go! Team, Foals). Pete and…

B-52’s “Funplex” Highest US Chart Debut Ever!

The B-52s first album in 16 years, ‘Funplex’ (Astralwerks), makes a triumphant entry into the Billboard 200 this week at #11. In the past week, the “infectious dance rock” (New York Magazine) album was the #2 best-selling record on Amazon.com and reached #7 on iTunes. “Funplex” Video WATCH HERE!

LEONA LEWIS NEW CD OUT 4/8/08

Skope just wanted to  put out a reminder that Leona Lewis’ CD Spirit will be hitting store’s on Tuesday April 8th. “Bleeding Love” Audio Streams: LISTEN HERE! Leona Lewis Official Site: http://www.leonalewismusic.com MySpace page: http://myspace.com/leonalewis   YouTube Channel: http://youtube.com/leonalewis

HENRY ROLLINS RELEASES PROVOKED CD

Fresh off the second leg of his 120-date PROVOKED world tour, HENRY ROLLINS returns with a CD from the tour, released April 1 on HENRY’s own 2.13.61 label. PROVOKED…QUINTESSENTIALLY AMERICAN OPINIONATED EDITORIALIZING AND STORYTELLING features more than an hour of material culled from shows on both sides of the Atlantic — along with a bonus…

Gnarls Barkley and Santogold Live In Concert – NYC 4/10/08

Gnarls Barkley Performing Saturday Night Live April 12, 2008 Downtown Records label mates Gnarls Barkley and Santogold will co-host an intimate soiree at New York City’s Highline Ballroom. Gnarls Barkley, the partnership of artist/musician Danger Mouse and vocalist Cee-Lo Green, has achieved international notice for its rare, unique, unpredictable live performances. At this show, Gnarls…

FRIDAY JULY 25TH, SATURDAY JULY 26TH & SUNDAY JULY 27TH 2008

WOLFMOTHER AND KATHLEEN EDWARDS ADDED TO FESTIVAL BILL! Tickets Available at www.Pembertonfestival.com or Charge By Phone 1-800-594-8499 **GENERAL ADMISSION** TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE AT HIGHLIFE RECORDS (VANCOUVER), PEMBERTON VALLEY LODGE & SHOWCASE SNOWBOARDS (WHISTLER) The Pemberton Festival announced today that Grammy Award-winning Aussie rockers Wolfmother and Canadian singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards have been added to the Pemberton…

JAMES JACKSON TOTH TO RELEASE DEBUT SOLO ALBUM, WAITING IN VAIN

Photo By: Bo Streeter   The Tennesee-based singer and songwriter, James Jackson Toth, will release his debut solo album, Waiting In Vain, on Rykodisc on July 29, 2008. On Waiting In Vain, Toth’s scenarios are intriguingly tawdry, his sounds tantalizing, with beautifully layered, almost-dreamlike harmonies; touches of blues, country and soul; the occasional flash of…

SAVING ABEL JOIN THE SICK PUPPIES TOUR AS OPENING BAND

SELF-TITLED MAJOR LABEL DEBUT DROPPED MARCH 11TH Memphis based Southern boys Saving Abel, whose self-titled Virgin Records debut is set to be released on March 11th have announced a string of tour dates as opening band for label mates Sick Puppies beginning today at the Canyon in Las Vegas, NV (full schedule below). With four…

JIMMY EAT WORLD BLEED AMERICAN DELUXE OUT APRIL 29

Photo: Jason Odell 2-Disc Edition Features Rare Import Tracks, B-Sides, Previously Unreleased Live And Demo Tracks, Newly Recorded “Your House 2007” For every artist paralyzed with fear and frustration as to how to “make it” in today’s terrifying marketplace, the story behind Jimmy Eat World’s Bleed American provides both inspiration and a lesson in Perseverance…

Aimee Mann To Release @#%&! SMILERS On 6/3/08

Aimee Mann announces release of new album @#%&! Smilers,   will hit the road this spring and summer   Aimee Mann’s seventh solo release to date, @#%&! Smilers, is a return to form after the artistic detours of 2005’s concept album The Forgotten Arm and 2006’s Christmas CD One More Drifter in the Snow. You…

Tina Dico Releases ‘Count To Ten’ On April 8, 2008

Singer-Songwriter Tina Dico released her first album ‘Fuel’ in 2001 to critical acclaim. Not happy to rest on her laurels, Tina’s wanderlust took her to London where she embarked on two years of musical isolation and discovery. Along the way, she was invited to feature on Zero 7’s second album ‘When It Falls’. Featuring on…

Kaki King Hosts Crafty Mobile Making Contest

Kaki King Gets Mobile with Mobiles! Enter Mobile-Photo Contest To Win Secret Prize! WHAT? The always-innovative Kaki King has worked hard to release her most impressive album yet, Dreaming Of Revenge, on March 11, 2008! She is now challenging you to show how artistic you can be with her Mobile Photography contest! Read below for…

Gossip’s Live Video: “Standing In The Way Of Control”

Columbia Records / Music With A Twist is set to release “Gossip – Live In Liverpool,” a deluxe live CD/DVD combination package from Gossip, America’s premier indie pop/soul/experimental trio, on Tuesday, April 15. Recorded live in concert on July 9, 2007, “Gossip – Live In Liverpool” brilliantly captures and focuses the stunning ferocity, energy and…

FOO FIGHTERS ADD TO U.S. SUMMER TOUR ITINERARY

Photo: Ben Watts Foo Fighters have announced that they will headline Virgin Festival 2008 at Toronto’s Island Park. They have also added to their US tour itinerary with newly announced dates at East Ruthorford, NJ among others. The band will continue to announce new dates over the next few weeks. Supergrass will be supporting on…

Lawson Rollins To Release Expansive Multicultural Solo Debut Album May 20th

Infinita is a richly decorated tapestry of jazz and World Music  featuring renowned musicians.   Exquisite Spanish guitar melodies and ethnically diverse grooves dance and romance on Lawson Rollins’ alluring solo debut album, Infinita, which will be released May 20th on the artist’s Infinita Records label that is distributed by Baja/TSR Records.   Rollins composed…

DAVE MATTHEWS AND TIM REYNOLDS TEAM UP FOR SPECIAL SHOW IN SUPPORT OF BARACK OBAMA THIS SUNDAY AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY

Presented By Indiana University Union Board (does not endorse any political candidate) And Students For Obama, Concert Is Free To Indiana Residents Dave Matthews, vocalist/guitarist for Dave Matthews Band, and his longtime collaborator, acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Tim Reynolds, will play an acoustic show this Sunday, April 6th, at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN to raise awareness…

LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE FOR DIDDY’S BAD BOY

Diddy and Bad Boy Records top the SoundScan/Billboard 200 album chart for the second consecutive week as Day26’s self-titled debut album explodes into the #1 spot in its first week in release.   The #1 chart entry follows last week’s top-charting debut for Danity Kane’s smash second Bad Boy album, “WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE.”  …

SECONDHAND SERENADE ANNOUNCE HEADLINING TOUR

Playing Main Stage at Bamboozle and Bamboozle Left Photo by Ben Fink Shapiro SECONDHAND SERENADE has recently announced a string of headlining tour dates that will take John Vesely and his band from coast to coast, playing the main stage at both Bamboozle Left on April 6th and Bamboozle Right on May 3rd.   Please…