Category: FEATURES

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ELEKTRA WELCOMES RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE TO LEGENDARY ROSTER

Elektra Records has announced the label debut release from North Carolina-based quintet Rainbow Kitten Surprise. “HOW TO: FRIEND, LOVE, FREEFALL” arrives everywhere on Friday, April 6th. Produced by GRAMMY® Award winner Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Sleeper Agent), “HOW TO: FRIEND, LOVE, FREEFALL” is available for pre-order beginning today, with all pre-orders joined by an…

New Video By Saïnt Pierre “Acid”

Coming at you with a viral video and a word-wide lifestyle/merch brand taking the world by storm, the one and only Saïnt Pierreis back with a hot new single entitled, “Acid”. The Bronx native coined the term “Berri Life” through his last few efforts to represent his clique. Now that the world is glued to…

New Spell Release “You Win” Music Video

New single You Win from San Francisco-based electro-pop duo New Spell drips with tumbling echoes and graceful vocal figures: an inroad to relationship tension and seeing lies for what they are. Lead line “And so, lies you win” resonates at the forefront, and vocalist/songwriter Leanne Kelly recalls the moment when the line and melody first…

Laice Heads To Boston For Hard Rock Café Boston Show January 21

RME presents Anthem Boston Laice. Half artist showcase half networking event Anthem gives performers, producers, entrepreneurs and creators of all levels an outlet to connect with their local community and expand their creative network while engaging with industry professionals in person. Also, “Independence” Laice’s new single, will be available January 20th at midnight on all…

Alex M.O.R.P.H. New Single ‘Summer Love Story’

Winter be damned!! If you 1) live deep in the southern hemisphere 2) in the mind of Alex M.O.R.P.H. or 3) are looking (somewhat miraculously!) out of VANDIT HQ’s window right now, you’d be more than forgiven for entertaining some summery thoughts. For the rest, battling with the inclement rigours of bombocyclones, snownados, icenamis or…

Panda Funk Releases “Infected” by GARABATTO ft. Charlee Muse

The newest track from Panda Funk is a soulful, multifaceted tune titled “Infected” by producer GARABATTO and talented singer Charlee Muse. “Infected” weaves a tale of the juxtaposing emotions and self-medication that results from futile attempts at trying to fill a void with instant gratification. Muse’s poignant vocals are accentuated by GARABATTO’s deliberate, resonant bassline…

HAYLEY KIYOKO COMMANDS YOUR ATTENTION ON POWERFUL NEW SMASH “CURIOUS”

Atlantic recording artist Hayley Kiyoko has released her new song “Curious,” the first official single from her highly anticipated debut album EXPECTATIONS. “Curious” is available now via all digital music retailers and streaming services. “I’m so excited to launch my debut album with “Curious,” says Kiyoko. “This song is all about self-respect and knowing when…

Boise Rapper Zero Signs With Imminence Records

Imminence Records has once again trekked to Boise, ID and unearthed a promising up-and-coming emcee. In the process we have partnered with Axiom Tha Wyze to welcome Zero by releasing their epic cypher. ZERO is currently working on new music for his label debut. “Change is inevitable… Progression is a choice. That’s been something that…

New Video By Jared Dylan “We Can’t”

Jared Dylan is a pop/singer songwriter from New Jersey with one of the most impressive resumes in the industry. At a mere 23 years of age, Dylan has performed with some of the biggest and iconoclastic names in the music world including members from Grand Funk Railroad, Badfinger and Alice Cooper. Similarly, he has opened…

Jorja Smith shares new song “Let Me Down” feat. Stormzy

Jorja Smith, at just 20 years old, has had an already remarkable career in a short span of time, culminating last year with an opening spot on Bruno Mars’ US tour and winning the BRITS Critic’s Choice Award for 2018, the first independent artist ever to do so. Today she shares the first of new…

Diplo debuts video for “Get It Right” featuring MØ

Global superstar Diplo unveils a new video for “Get It Right” featuring MØ today. Watch the video, directed by Brantley Gutierrez and with choreography from longtime collaborator Sara Bivens and Calvit Hodge, here. “Get It Right was one of those songs that was written within a very short amount of time—where you hear the beat,…

Swedish singer Natali Felicia reveals video for ‘This Summer Is Cruel’

Natali Felicia has revealed the gorgeous new video for her latest single ‘This Summer Is Cruel’, taken from her forthcoming debut album via Antifragile Music. The black and white video is shot in a vintage style with delicate soft focus, featuring Natali surrounded by the elements through quiet, reflective moments and placed among landscapes in…

Car Seat Headrest Presents New Video “Nervous Young Inhumans”

Will Toledo always knew he would return to Twin Fantasy. He never did complete the work. Not really. Never could square his grand ambitions against his mechanical limitations. Listen to his first attempt, recorded at nineteen on a cheap laptop, and you’ll hear what Brian Eno fondly calls “the sound of failure” – thrilling, extraordinary,…

Austin David New Video “Find Me A New Way”

It could be the beautiful weather, or the beautiful people, or the constant presence of creative endeavors. Whatever the reason, Southern California continues to lure artists across the country, promising adventure, community, and nonstop fun. The latest outstanding songwriter to make the trip – from frosty Michigan, no less – is Austin David, and he’s…

Exclusive: Swirl Release New Single ‘The Lift’

We @skopemag are so excited to bring you the new single from Swirl. The guys are back at it with ‘The Lift.’ Join us today as we speak with DT about the new single and so much going on with Swirl! Q: Where are we speaking from and how you feeling about 2018? DT here,…

FOLLOWING HER SUCCESSFUL DOWNLOAD TO DONATE CHARITY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN, JENNIFER HOPE DELIVERS NEW ACOUSTIC EP, SINspirations

Cleopatra Records To Release Alternative Recording Artist’s Four Track Digital EP Friday, January 12th! After independently raising money for Linkin Park’s charity, the Music for Relief, One More Light Fund in Memory of Chester Bennington, Jennifer Hope delivers her latest alternative acoustic EP, SINspirations. Available Friday, January 12th on iTunes and all major digital music…

Lynn Moffatt newest music video of her recent single “Dark Room”

Written when Lynn was going through her own challenging life transitions, the song depicts the difficulties of overcoming such transitions in life, where sometimes we feel like being enveloped in a dark room of emotions or characters, even when we are surrounding by sunshine and light. That’s when we have no choice but to let…

Blues Rocker Albert Cummings Releases CD/DVD/Blu-ray “Live at the ’62 Center”

Following the release of 2015’s “Someone Like You”, Blues Rock and Americana Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Albert Cummings is back with a brand new Live CD/DVD/Blu-ray collection out now Recorded at a recent performance in his hometown of Williamstown, MA the aptly titled “Albert Cummings Live at the ’62 Center” features the widely respected bluesman and his band…

Sony Recording Artist SYMON’s “LONELY GIRL” #55 on Charts

Symon has a proven record for creating summer anthems (her 2016 hit “Say” and 2017 hit “I Never Do” have nearly one million views on VEVO) and her new single “Lonely Girl” is already tracking in the Top 60 on the Female Pop Chart. As pop music’s hottest rising artist, what Symon says goes. A…

Hannah Williams & The Affirmations Presents “Late Nights & Heartbreak”

No, maybe you haven’t heard of this group yet. But if you’ve paid attention to popular music in 2017, you ought to recognize “Late Nights & Heartbreak” from the moment you press play: it’s the soulful, stirring, Grammy nominated track that provides the backdrop for the centerpiece of Jay-Z’s most recent album. http://facebook.com/HannahWilliamsAndTheAffirmations “4:44” —…

‘MAY IT LAST: A PORTRAIT OF THE AVETT BROTHERS’ – Trailer

From longtime fans Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio and filmed with extraordinary access over the course of more than two years, MAY IT LAST is an intimate portrait of the acclaimed North Carolina band The Avett Brothers, charting their decade-and-a- half rise, while chronicling their present-day collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin on the multi-Grammy-nominated…

Prism Tats to release new album “Mamba” via ANTI- Records

ANTI- Records is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Mamba, the sophomore album from South Africa-bred artist Prism Tats. Due out March 2, Mamba offers a moody but melody-driven strain of psych-inflected post-punk. Recorded with producer Chris Woodhouse (Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall), Mamba explores themes of self-inflicted isolation, working-class hopelessness, and the emotional…

New Video By Edge Of Paradise “ALIVE”

With strong songs and an extremely dedicated fan base behind them, Edge of Paradise have grabbed the metal and hard rock scenes by the horns, and do not plan on letting go. Edge of Paradise formed in 2011 by lead vocalist Margarita Monet and guitarist Dave Bates, who wasted no time in showing what a…

Jane N’ The Jungle Present “One Time”

Phoenix, AZ’s Jane N’ The Jungle have begun paving their own road in 2017. Their eclectic fusion of 90’s alternative and modern rock has been showcased in a recent string of alt-radio hits. Just this year, we have had the honor of promoting singles like “Killed Someone” and “Faded Stars”. Their new barebones ballad, “One…

Steve Aoki and Lauren Jauregui Release Their Music Video For “All Night” Collaboration

  Today, 2x Grammy-nominated DJ/Producer Steve Aoki and Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui release the official music video for their hit single “All Night,” which premiered exclusively on Buzzfeed this morning. The video, directed by Mike Harris, entrances the viewer with a flashy vibe tempered by a very personal message of love and wanting. Jauregui breathes…

New Video By Paula Boggs Band “Holocene”

Paula Boggs is one of the most talented and distinguished musical personalities out there. Coming out of the world of academia with degrees from both The University of California Berkeley School of Law and John Hopkins University, Paula Boggs Band has established itself as a positive force of enlightenment in music. Wielding a heart of…

THE SHINS SHARE NEW TRACK “DEAD ALIVE (FLIPPED)”

The Shins have shared “Dead Alive (Flipped),” a more sober and serious take on the original version and the latest track from their forthcoming album The Worm’s Heart. The complete rework of The Shins’ 2017 acclaimed album Heartworms will be released on Friday, January 19. The Worm’s Heart is available for pre-order now and includes…

LA Rapper Cozz Releases New Song “Questions”

L.A.-bred rapper Cozz releases a brand-new song, “Questions,” today via all digital partners. The track is the first to be released from the South Central native’s upcoming debut album, Effected, which will be released Q1 by Dreamville/Interscope Records. Cozz (born Cody Osagie) launched himself with a video for his introspective song “Dreams,” which caught the…

Natalie Major Single ‘Waves’

Chicago-born and Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter Natalie Major translates raw emotion and relatable experiences into anthemic and ambitious pop punctuated by down-tempo beats, skyscraper-size vocals, and unabashed and cathartic honesty. After moving to L.A. to pursue a lifelong musical dream back in 2014, the artist bubbled up with a series of high-profile songwriting placements…

Sly deSilva & Jagger James New Video “24/7”

Seattle-based emcee Sly deSilva and Toronto-based Jagger James present the Paul Maxwell-directed music video for “24/7”, their new single on Ghost Money Records. “24/7″ appears on Jagger and Sly’s collaborative mixtape Trillions, their ten-track project that shows each emcee portraying opposite sides of America’s have/have-not divide. Jagger and Sly are currently working on solo EPs…

L’Homme Absurde: Watch the video for “Cleansing The Temple”

Russia’s post black metallers L’Homme Absurde have published a video for their latest single “Cleansing The Temple”, which was released on Christmas day and will be available on the band’s upcoming album. L’Homme Absurd was initially founded as the one-man-band of A., drummer for russian doom metal bands such as Mare Infinitum, Who Dies In…

BRUNO MARS AND CARDI B ARE DRIPPIN’ IN “FINESSE”

Global superstar Bruno Mars has teamed up with GRAMMY-nominated breakout hip-hop star Cardi B for a brand new remix of “Finesse,” from Mars’ GRAMMY-nominated blockbuster third album, 24K MAGIC. The remix is now available at all DSPs, with the high-energy companion video now streaming here. Mars rounded out an all-star year with six total GRAMMY…