Category: FEATURES

Feature stories and artist interviews

GAVIN’S OLDER BROTHER JOEY PREPS SOPHOMORE ALBUM / AUDIO

New York based singer/songwriter Joey DeGraw combines strong clever lyrics with rootsy rock sounds in his much-awaited release, Say Something Strong (August 18, 2009). With his distinctive raw gravely voice and in-your-face honesty, the rocker’s second album is sure to prove popular with fans looking forward to the follow-up to his debut album, Midnight Audio…

TIESTO DEBUTS NEW SINGLE “I WILL BE HERE”

The world’s biggest DJ and critically-acclaimed producer, Tiësto, joins forces with Australian electro pop-stars Sneaky Sound System for the new single, ‘I Will Be Here’.   This original Tiësto production debuted on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection on BBC’s Radio 1 on July 17th and   released this Tuesday July 28th on Ultra Records.

AUGUST 2009 SONICBIDS “ARTISTS 2 WATCH”

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.

VANDAVEER OFFER NEW MP3 & VIDEO

Vandaveer’s sophomore effort, Divide & Conquer, touches upon similar themes found in Grace & Speed, winding timeworn themes of love & death, malice & goodwill, despair & perseverance into (mostly) four-minute vignettes.

TERENCE BLANCHARD STREAMS TWO SINGLES FROM NEW ALBUM ‘CHOICES’

Concord Jazz is proud to announce the signing of three-time Grammy award winning trumpet player and composer Terence Blanchard. With more than 29 albums to his credit, Blanchard has established himself as one of the most influential jazz musicians and film score composers of his generation.   Blanchard’s new album Choices will be released on…

GOODIES FROM DJ HERO RENEGADE EDITION FEAT JAY-Z & EMINEM

Start the party with the DJ Heroâ„¢ Renegade Edition Featuring JAY-Z and EMINEM.   In addition to the DJ Hero game, the Renegade Edition includes a premium Renegade turntable controller, hardshell turntable carrying case that converts to a performance-ready DJ stand, and an exclusive JAY-Z and EMINEM 2-CD pack featuring unreleased tracks.

VIC CHESNUTT OFFERS MP3 OF “CHAIN”

Vic Chesnutt is announcing a North American tour with a band consisting of mbrs of Fugazi and Godspeed You! Black Emperor in support of his new record, “At The Cut,” out Sept 22 on Constellation records.   The album features the same players as the touring band.

INTRODUCING DIGIMUSICBIDS.COM

Since the debut of online sales powerhouses such as eBay.com and Amazon.com, consumers have benefited from greater access to more choices and more control over the pricing structure.

STOLI MEETS THE MAN & MEANING BEHIND REQUIEM FOR DELINQUENCY

My next guest is a musician in the purest of forms. After listening to his new album, ‘Hobs End’ it was amazing to me to find out that the band, Requiem for Delinquency, is a one man classically trained composer named Faron Chance Morrison. The music that RFD creates might not be for Top 40…

PROMO CLIPS OF ELVIS PRESLEY ON THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW

Share the excitement of Elvis Presley’s earth shattering introduction to the nation in these three unforgettable episodes from The Ed Sullivan Show, now on DVD for the first time ever, and experience for yourself why Elvis became the legendary King of Rock and Roll!

U-N-I VIDEO FOR “LAND OF THE KINGS”

Green Label Sound, the free exclusive singles label, announces the release of its latest music video from Inglewood rap duo U-N-I. Directed by Tomas Whitmore, the video features U-N-I’s Green Label Sound single, “Land of the Kings.”

CINEMA BIZARRE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “I CAME TO PARTY”

Dance-rock anthem “I Came to Party” will be the first single from Cinema Bizarre’s upcoming release BANG!   A collaboration between Cinema Bizarre and “digital rock” artist Space Cowboy, “I Came to Party” features pulsing beats and an infectious hook.  

HONOR SOCIETY PREMIERE “WHERE ARE YOU NOW” MUSIC VIDEO

HONOR SOCIETY’S new video for the single “WHERE ARE YOU NOW,” featured in the summer music-comedy BANDSLAM. Rising newcomer HONOR SOCIETY was recently hailed as “a breakout band to watch” by RollingStone.com and is currently on tour with the Jonas Brothers while simultaneously headlining its Full Moon Crazy Tour.

1 MP3 & 2 NEW VIDEOS FROM DEAD CONFEDERATE

Dead Confederate is currently compiling live material from shows recorded in 2008/2009 for digital and possible limited edition vinyl release that will include rarely performed covers as well as the band’s original material.  

STOLI CHATS WITH THE WORLD’S GREATEST DANCEHALL GROUP T.O.K

I must admit that I was excited all week long to post this next interview. As a huge fan of dancehall I have been following TOK for many years now since ‘My Crew, My Dawgs.’ TOK is back with their new album, ‘Our World’ coming out on August 25th on VP Records. Their single “Guardian…

DATAROCK NEW VIDEO “TRUE STORIES”

In celebration of their sophomore album RED (September 1), DATAROCK is taking over North America with a 26-city tour that beings on Friday, August 28 in Montreal and ends on Saturday, October 3 in Seattle.  

SNOB DOODLE

Snob Doodle has been up all night and he wants to share his thoughts on how to save the world from global warming.