Brand new, but much buzzed about rockers, Paper Tongues will release their debut album this February. The band fuses rock n’ roll melodies with fiery hip hop beats, resulting in an addictive sound on their A&M/Octone debut.
Flyleaf have just released their new album, Memento Mori. In celebration of the release, the band and Skope Magazine are giving one lucky fan the chance to win an Epiphone LP Junior Electric Guitar!
For those that already know, Miami’s own ¡MAYDAY! have been putting it down for a few years now (voted Miami’s best Hip-Hop 2009 by the New Times).
Icelandic 7-piece Seabear has announced the release of their anticipated sophomore album, We Built a Fire, in March 2010 on Morr Music.
One of the great pleasures of booking Bonnaroo is the opportunity to introduce other music lovers to some of the great but lesser known artists that we really love.
Fresh off the DFA re-release of their legendary sophomore record CHOMP, PYLON has unearthed the original video for their single “Beep.” Shot by the band and their crew on Super-8 and VHS in the early ’80s, the video is a trippy is a glimpse into the Chomp-era Pylon on the road.
Chicago-based electro duo Moneypenny are putting the finishing touches on a great year by offering up 2 FREE holiday singles AND special holiday mixtape to the masses.
Peanizles is back for December to offer Skope’s music crazed readers a small break. Just don’t make it too long!
Alice In Chains have recently released a video for the song “Your Decision” , which comes off of their new critically acclaimed album, Black Gives Way To Blue.
Upcoming Alt-Rock stars Static Summer are set to release the digital only “She’s Not a Lover” EP on January 12th. The album is full of their timeless hard driving hooks, edgy guitar lines and features guest vocals by Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach.
Skope TV recently had the opportunity to chat with a veteran of the spoken word poetry scene. Our next guest is an artist by the name of Chill. For those not familiar, spoken word is very much like hip hop rhyming except there is no need for a beat as the poets often flow acapella.…
Today Sade releases the first single from a new album, Soldier of Love. The title track “Soldier Of Love,” which Sade co-produced with Mike Pela, was written by Sade along with longtime collaborators Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman and Paul Spencer Denman.
In anticipation of the release of their forthcoming album in Spring 2010, SHINOBI NINJA, the party rocking beasts from Brooklyn NY, have just launched a dangerously addictive video for their single “Brooklyn to Babylon” directed by Evan Savitt (Lady Gaga, Saint Motel), one of New York’s most sought after, up-and-coming directors.
After recently completing his aggressive and unique 100 Concerts In 100 Days Tour – where from March 20th to June 27th of this year he performed 100 living room concerts throughout the nation in 100 consecutive days – singer/songwriter Jon Troast has also worked in enough time to head back into the studio to record…
The holiday season is upon us and I guess nobody told Snob Doodle this is a time to be joyous and merry. Let us apologize to all before you read the new Snob Doodle strip. We know whose house Santa will not be visiting again this year!
Comedian Rodney Carrington’s first Christmas CD Make it Christmas follows on the heels of his latest all-song comedy record, El Nino Loco, which recently debuted at number 2 on Billboard’s comedy charts.
Berlin-based electronic artist, The Go Find, has announced the release of their third album, Everybody Knows It’s Gonna Happen Only Not Tonight, in February 2010 (Morr Music). On this third effort, The Go Find, led by Dieter Sermeus, continues to refine and build upon the band’s now-familiar sound: charmingly dreamy indie pop songs shaped…
Let’s face it–these days, it’s scary just to pick up the morning paper or turn on the news. Who wants to read yet another gloom and doom story about declining home values, jobs disappearing left and right, corporate bailouts, terrorism, political extremism, you name it. The big question is, are you “filled with dread”? Maryland…
These days it seems that a new emcee appears on the scene via Myspace or Facebook everyday. But of these Internet emcees only a few really have what it takes to hustle themselves and their craft to the top. My next guest is an emcee, a CEO, and an all around hustler. Coming out of…
I met the members of Chairlift at Howley’s, a local diner on South Dixie Hwy, and a popular destination for the cool kids that make up the small hipster contingent of West Palm Beach, FL. The band was sitting in the corner table in the front section of the restaurant with a small group of…
New Zealand sensation Gin Wigmore is set to make her Stateside debut in March 2010 with her debut album Holy Smoke, to be released on Universal Motown Records , this legendary label being the perfect home for this soulful lady.
Seattle has long been at the forefront of indie-pop music as made evident by some of the nation’s best independent record labels. Now in the midst of its most exciting growth period since its conception, Paper Garden Records has found a real diamond in the rough with Seattle’s Mighty Tiger.
Sweden’s Shout Out Louds will be releasing their new record, entitled Work, on February 23, 2010. Work is the band’s third album and second for Merge. It was recorded in Seattle and produced by Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses).
Brooklyn-based five-piece Extra Life has announced the release of their second album, Made Flesh, on LOAF Recordings in March 2010. Extra Life is the primary musical vehicle for Charlie Looker, singer, guitarist and composer, who has become one of the most intense and respected voices in the New York experimental underground.
Fly Gypsy has been garnering excellent feedback with the recent release of their second single “You,” and to celebrate the release date of their new EP Change For A Dollar, and reward fans for all of their dedication and support, the duo has decided to release an accompanying video for the song.
On the week of Obama’s announcement of his escalation of the war in Afghanistan the new rock band Outernational responded with a sharp and provocative music video with Graphic Design by Ron Wilhelmsen.
On February 16th of 2010, another bad brother Philadelphia Freeway, seizes the moment and sets out to stimulate the Hip Hop industry by signing into law the Hip Hop Recovery and Reinvestment Act with the release of his third official studio album The Stimulus Package.
Everyone knows that when Vermont singer-songwriters cover classic Motown singles, there is really no sense in trying to do it with more soul. Jer Coons certainly had this in mind when he chose to record the Jackson 5’s, “I Want You Back” as a tribute following the untimely death of their lead singer.
Tamar Kaprelian was born in Scottsdale, Arizona and brought up in both Georgia and California surrounded by love and great music. She has been writing songs as long as she can remember, influenced as a kid by classic Disney films, but her true love of music came about when she discovered Billy Joel and…
After five years in the making, the long awaited Arcangels: Living in a Dream DVD/CD is now available!
California rock-reggae hybrid OPM has posted their video for the track “Feel The Vibration” online. The song comes from the band’s latest album, “Golden State Of Mind”, which was released through Suburban Noize Records.
Fan2Band Inc., a leading social-network marketing technology company, has played a key role in the success of recent album campaigns by Carrie Underwood, Kris Allen and Orianthi.
Get to know international, pop singing sensation Agnes in a brand new EPK. Watch the clip to learn more about her experience winning Sweden’s version of American Idol, her chart-topping single “Release Me,” and her favorite parts of performing.
The Decemberists’ epic song cycle The Hazards Of Love takes on new life today December 1st with the release of Here Come The Waves: The Hazards Of Love Visualized, a full-length video album available exclusively through iTunes, the first of a kind for the digital retailer.
In partnership with Disturbed’s label Intoxication Records, Reprise Records is pleased to announce that it has signed Vancouver hard-rock band Art of Dying to its roster.
The Swimmers, People Are Soft (Mad Dragon Records) There was a metallish, hard-rock release on Mad Dragon Records a few years ago that had the most slovenly album art I’d ever seen and really bad music to match — I forget who they were, but they left a taste in my mouth that didn’t compel…
Welcome to another amazing month of music from the incredible musicians that make up the Sonicbids.com community. We have got ten amazing musicians that will be speaking directly to the Skope readers. As always we encourage readers to dig deeper and check out their EPK’s.
It was just so hard to get the wheels rolling after a long holiday weekend. I really need some authentic rock music to get me going. That is where the boys of Downcast Theory come in. These guys have been together since 2007 and have already released two CD’s and an LP independently. I found…
With members of each woman’s bands in different cities, they originally conceived the idea of doing a punk cover band, playing their favorite songs from bands like the Buzzcocks and the Damned. That soon changed when Nikki brought her tune “Lustfully Yours” to the table.
More coverage from Austin… It is that time of year again folks. The air is crisp, the leaves are dying off in beautiful shades of fall, and some of the most entertaining musicians in the world are migrating to Austin Texas for the 4th Annual Fun Fun Fun Fest.