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ALTERNATIVE RECORDING ARTIST JENNIFER HOPE RELEASES NEW COVER SINGLE

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Indie Artist Takes On Her First Duet And Brings A New Perspective to Evanescence’s “Bring Me To Life.” Alternative recording artist Jennifer Hope, has released her new cover single “Bring…

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AGAINST THE CURRENT “RUNNING WITH THE WILD THINGS”

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Against The Current has announced the release of their debut full length album “IN OUR BONES,” set for release via Fueled By Ramen on May 20th. The band has also…

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ELECTROPOP ROCKSTAR RYNO ANNOUNCES 2/25/16 RELEASE OF DEBUT SINGLE “STARS IN THE SKY”

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“We shine so bright. Together we can rule the world,” proclaims RYNO in his latest song, “Stars in the Sky.” Perhaps it’s this kind of thinking that has helped RYNO…

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MAHOGANY MARIE “KICKBACK” VIDEO

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Atlanta-based Organic Soul songstress Mahogany Marie is making big waves in the soul community this week with the debut of her music video for “Kickback”. Coming from a very honest…

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FLORRIE ANNOUNCES VIDEO FOR SINGLE: ‘REAL LOVE’ DIRECTED BY EMIL NAVA

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Today, FLORRIE premiers her brand new video for her latest single, ‘REAL LOVE’ which is due for release on March 25th through Epic Records. The video, directed with acclaimed director…

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KEIANDRA SINGLE “ICING SUGAR”

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Emerging singer-songwriter Keiandra has announced the forthcoming release of her second single Icing Sugar. The track, the second to be taken from her debut EP Empty Palaces due for release…

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FEMME ALBUM RELEASE + “LIGHT ME UP”

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After two years of delivering self-written, self-produced knockout pop gems to an ever-growing army of bullet girls and fever boys, FEMME has confirmed she will be releasing her long-awaited debut…

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DEBUT VIDEO FROM THE TRUEBELLES

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The Truebelles are ready to shake up the pop scene with plenty of soulful energy while aspiring to remodel the traditional image of femininity in today’s world of media and…

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BEARMOUTH ‘BILL MURRAY’ EP STREAM

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Wilmington Delaware’s fuzzy-rock trio Bearmouth have emerged from their shelters within “Murdertown” and have jumped into the eardrums of audiences around the world. Bearmouth has unveiled a brand new three-track…

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WILLIAM BARRY “LEAVE TONIGHT”

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If you haven’t already heard this, you need to check out the new release of ‘Leave Tonight’ by William Barry on his first official album, ‘Undiscovered’. The song is catchy,…

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ANNABEL JONES “IOU”

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Newly signed Atlantic Records/Cooked Paintings recording artist Annabel Jones just debuted her new single “IOU” on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show. Once upon a time, pop stars tore up…

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LELE ROSE “VIVACIOUS” LYRIC VIDEO & ON I-TUNES

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Meet international pop soul artist – Lele Rose. The Washington DC born singer, songwriter and pianist is best known for her deep smoky vocals and her superior classical piano chops.…

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OLIVIA CIPRIANI “LIMITLESS”

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Released at end of February, ‘Limitless’ is the first single from Scottish/Italian songstress Olivia Cipriani. Olivia is a 21 year old singer/songwriter of Scottish and Italian descent but based permanently…

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ALLIE X GIVES NEW TRACK “OLD HABITS DIE HARD” AWAY TO FANS

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Since Allie X appeared online in 2014, the Toronto-born, LA-based artist’s radio-ready electronic pop and bold visual style have caused waves internationally. 2015 saw Allie X’s first UK releases, ‘Catch’…

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MANDY JIROUX AND REEZ “FADE AWAY”

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Following the international success of 2015’s “My Forever,” Dutch duo, Reez and America’s Mandy Jiroux have once again teamed up for a musical collaboration. The new track, “Fade Away”, is…

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MILA FALLS “CAN’T LET YOU GO” VIDEO

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With tour slots supporting Rudimental, Tinie Tempah and Ella Henderson plus extensive radio play on Radio 1, Kiss FM and Capital in her arsenal, 2016 is shaping up to be…

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PJ HARVEY “THE WHEEL” VIDEO

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PJ Harvey releases the video for “The Wheel,” the first track to be taken from her forthcoming album The Hope Six Demolition Project, to be released on April 15th through…

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BIRDY HAS REVEALED THE BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR “KEEPING YOUR HEAD UP”

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UK singer/songwriter Birdy has revealed the fantastical video for new single “Keeping Your Head Up”. The enchanting video sees Birdy moving through a mysterious and dreamlike world full of interesting…

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HEY MARSEILLES “EYES ON YOU”

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Seattle indie rock septet Hey Marseilles have released their music video for “Eyes On You”, the third track released from their self-titled third studio LP to drop February 5, 2016…

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TORN LOW “PHONE”

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Liverpool singer-songwriter Tom Low has announced the upcoming release of his debut single Phone. Arriving ahead of the release of his debut EP of the same title, Phone highlights the…

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SKOPED OUT

STOLI ESCAPES WINTER IN MIAMI WITH MUSIC GRAND EFFECT

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Hello there to all my music loving people of this great planet. It is so nice to see you all. So we have so much going on lets get it…

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STOLI REMINDS YOU TO SIT BACK RELAX AND PUFF PUFF BEER

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Okay now this is an exciting moment as we step into our first Skoped Out for 2016. So far so good in the new year so lets get right into…

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STOLI SAYS BYE TO 2015 AND WELCOMES 2016 WITH ED ROMAN

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Oh man I am a bit nostalgic today as we leave 2015 and enter 2016. I must say that 2015 was full of great artists/bands and music and my resolution…

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CELEBRATE 2016 WITH NEW MUSIC FROM EVERPRESENT

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Hello to all music feigns out there, it is such a pleasure to see you all today! So as you all know Star Wars is coming out today. When will…

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STOLI IS IN A FINE MOOD TO THE SOUNDS OF THE MUDDY CROWS

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So here we are on a rainy Wednesday here in the Skope HQ New England. It is so good to be alive & here listening & talking about music, what…

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WHEN TRAGEDY STRIKES STOLI TURNS TO MUSIC AND DAYLIGHT DOWN IS RIGHT ON

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Hello to all on this somber Monday. Now I am going to let the other news outlets analyze & report the details. I just have to speak on the fans…

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TODAY WE CAN SALUTE ALL VETERANS WHILE LISTENING TO ATLANTICA VOX

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Hello to everyone on this day November 11th as us folks in the USA are honoring veterans I want to say thanks to all service members all over the world.…

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JAGGERMOUTH HAVE CREATED AN ALBUM 10 SONGS STRONG

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Hello November, I cannot believe the holidays is upon us again. So as many readers know I am more about paying for downloads than streaming, I need to own my…

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LIKE A GOOD BOURBON STOLI LIKES BILLY GRIMA STRAIGHT NO CHASER

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Good morning to all today it is so wonderful to see you all today. This is our special Halloween edition of Skoped Out so trick or treat?! So in music…

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INDYTRONICS PROVES NOTHING CAN STOP THE MUSIC IN UKRAINE

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Hello music loving people of earth, it is amazing to have you all here today! Lots going on today on October 21 so lets get to it. In academic news…

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WHEN YOU ARE AS CONFIDENT & TALENTED AS IVORY BLACK WHO NEEDS BANDMATES

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Happy hump day to all music loving people of earth, so nice to see you again. I know this is a music website but I must say I am rooting…

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WHEN SOPHIE AUSTER HAS “BAD MANNERS” IT SOUNDS SO GOOD

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Hello all on a hungover Friday morning, not sure how last night got so out of hand but the music just gets in me and watch out! So let’s get…

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STOLI BELIEVES WE WILL BE SEEING MUCH MORE FROM ALYSSA GRAHAM

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Man it is so good to be here today, I am so excited that you have all decided to join us on this musical Skope journey. So much to get…

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STOLI IS EXCITED TO PRESENT LELE ROSE “HONEY I LOVE YOU”

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So hello again to all music loving people, it is so good to see you again. Lots going on so lets get to it. Twelve colleges and universities along with…

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STOLI SAYS GOODBYE TO SUMMER 2015 WITH THE TUNES OF AIRY JEANINE

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So here we are a few days away from Labor Day weekend, that is unreal how fast summer went. Overall I must say it was a great, music filled couple…

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STOLI LOVES HOW BJ SMITH OFFERS ‘REAL LIFE ISSUES’ THROUGH MUSIC

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Hello there from heat stricken New England, but I am not complaining as winter is around the corner. So I would like to congratulate Rachel Platten as being the next…

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STOLI FINDS WHELAN’S AMERICANA BLUES & ROOTS SOUND REFRESHING TO THE EARS

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Hello there music loving people of earth. Did anyone else read this about Joshua Greenberg passing away at 28, who co-founded music streaming website in 2006, gaining 35m users before…

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STOLI WILL HAVE GIRAFFE’S EP ‘TRAJECTORY’ PLAYING THIS JULY 4TH WEEKEND

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Hello there good people on the days before we here in the USA break for July 4th. We have much to be thankful for here in the USA but most…

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STOLI HEADS TO STOCKHOLM TO GET TO KNOW VILDIRHEART

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Hello to all fellow music loving people on this fine Friday morning. I am going on 4 hours of sleep and a Starbucks Double Shot so please bare with me.…

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STOLI HAS FALLEN FOR THE VOCALISTS OF SONNET COTTAGE

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Good morning to all, I must be honest though I write this column with a heavy heart, I am saddened and angry by the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina –…

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REVIEWS

Jennifer Hope – “Bring Me To Life”

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Jennifer Hope’s “Bring Me To Life” is a defiant triumphant song. Sounding akin to a lovely mixture of the Cocteau Twins mixed with a little metal, the song is positively…

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Oakes and Smith – “Between the Earth and Sky” EP

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Art Folk. I like that term. I like how it fits the music of Oakes & Smith…from what I can hear in their new EP, they’re deserving of such an…

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Airy Jeanine – “Do You”

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Airy Jeanine’s “Do You” is a perfect pop song dedicated to unrequited love. Backed by crisp percussion the song positively bounces. The infectious groove is made just right, not too…

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Chris Lind – Drive

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Chris Lind has become a driving force in the New York City music scene. “A dazzling singer-songwriter a la Jeff Buckley and Nick Drake…” – Chronogram Magazine. He’s developed a…

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The Wild Waiting – Stay Gold

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Boston-based alternative pop band The Wild Waiting has released a debut EP, Stay Gold, capable of reminding you there are only a few new things under the sun. The collection…

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Johnny Goldstein – ‘An Elegy for the Lost City’

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An Elegy for the Lost City by Johnny Goldstein is an ebook that uniquely doubles as a soundtrack. It marks a milestone that is the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina…

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Pat Baer – ‘Make the Best of It’

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I had the chance to interview Pat Baer back in August, (http://skopemag.com/2015/08/07/moving-two-steps-forward-into-the-right-direction-with-pat-baer), and I knew then that she was an upbeat, positive person. And that is exactly what you are…

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Mr. Ray – ‘No Room For Bullies’

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Ray Andersen, better known as Mr. Ray, is an accomplished musician who has had much success in the area of Children’s music for the last 20 years. Mr. Ray was…

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Dom Mar Kz – “When It’s Tough To Be You”

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With strong passionate vocals embodying a sense of hope, Dom Mar Kz’s “When It’s Tough To Be You” is a warm comforting song. Lyrically the song emphasizes the sense of…

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Dr Compressor – “Doctor’s Orders”

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Dr Compressor creates dark downtempo on the shadowy “Doctor’s Orders”. Spacious with its elaborate sound Dr Compressor weaves in a wide variety of samples throughout the collection. Lush grooves dominate…

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Gnarly Karma – ‘Classic Breeze’

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Based out of Long Island, NY, Gnarly Karma is a memorable four piece rock/fusion band quickly making a formidable reputation for themselves in one of the nation’s toughest music markets.…

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Sweet Honey in the Rock – ‘Love In Evolution’

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Sweet Honey in the Rock has a long, illustrious history as one of music’s preeminent performing entities. The six piece female a cappella unit has long merged a social mission…

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Robert Nash – ‘The Ghost of Your Old Love’

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Robert Nash creates a compelling environment on the expressive and lovely “The Ghost of Your Old Love”. Conjuring up images of early Elliott Smith records (specifically “Roman Candle”) the songs…

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Third International – ‘O.B.L.I.V.I.O.N.’

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Third International is an interesting project from New York but has roots in England. The band was formed, in 2010 as a vehicle for my songs. I wrote and performed…

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The Stollers – ‘Stationary Sun’

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There’s no use enumerating the long history of successful sibling musical combinations. The list is long. Thankfully, however, The Stollers leave out melodramatic and often violent interactions characterizing such acts…

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bitter’s kiss – “No One Will”

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Bitter’s Kiss is an album of delicate pop songs. These are piece that are full of emotion. Lovelorn, hopeful, carefully arranged, Bitter’s Kiss is the kind of album that gently…

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Bad Mary – ‘We Could Have Saved The World’ EP

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Ya gotta know your punk to really ‘get’ Bad Mary. If you’re not okay with a few rough-edges and rough-elbows being thrown-in along the way to the center of their…

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Hz. – “Bad Guy feat. BrooklynxHippie”

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Certainly. I can get behind this. The idea of encouraging someone starting out as young as Hz in the rap-game is definitely something that I can support; that being said…

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Phil Celia – ‘The PCB Sessions’

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Quick Bio – Singer/Songwriter Phil Celia, Los Angeles Music Awards 2014 Americana Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year, recorded his follow-up to 2012’s acclaimed “Circus Town” at EPM Studios…

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NEWS

SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 5, 2016

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THE LUMINEERS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM & “OPHELIA” The Lumineers announced today the release of their second album Cleopatra via Dualtone, an Entertainment One company, on April 8th. In addition the…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 4, 2016

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AUTOEROTIQUE NEW SINGLE PREVIEW On the heels of this exciting nomination, Autoerotique is thrilled to announce the first single from his forthcoming Kids Don’t Care EP, “AUH”. Dropping Feb 12th,…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 3, 2016

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HASTER “THE UNSCENE” “The Current Sea”, the brand new album of “Best Metal/Hard Rock Metal” winners at the 2013 Artist In Music Awards, HASTER, is out now via Musicarchy Media.…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 1, 2016

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FRIEDEMANN LP STREAM Helping broaden the audience for the works of FRIEDEMANN, US-based Scene Point Blank has chosen the infectious Wer Hören Will Muss Schweigen as its featured album for…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 29, 2016

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COLDPLAY ANNOUNCE U.S. STADIUM TOUR Today, Coldplay announced the first U.S. shows of this year’s A Head Full Of Dreams Tour. This is the band’s first world tour since the…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 28, 2016

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LOREN SMITH “BREAK FREE” Pop vocalist and pianist, Loren Smith, recently dropped the groundbreaking reworking of his single, “Break Free,” titled “Break Free: The Late Night Mix” in collaboration with…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 27, 2016

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OLE SIGNS JEFF TROTT ole, the world’s fastest growing independent rights management company, has signed a co-publishing agreement and catalog purchase with acclaimed songwriter Jeff Trott. Jeff’s credits include chart-topping…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 26, 2016

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STREAM LASER’S DEBUT ALBUM ‘NIGHT DRIVER’ Toronto’s Laser, the new group fronted by vocalist Lisa Lobsinger (Broken Social Scene), Paul Pfisterer (The Beauties) and Martin Davis Kinack (Transistor Sound &…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 25, 2016

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CHEMICAL BROTHERS “WIDE OPEN” Directed by their long-term video collaborators dom&nic – previous visuals include the legendary ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’ and ‘Setting Sun’ videos – The Chemical Brothers release…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 22, 2016

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HXLT PREMIERES NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR “SICK” HXLT, the Chicago punk minded crooner and recent signee to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music has announced his debut, self-titled album to drop…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 21, 2016

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SLABDRAGGER ALBUM OPENER London doom/sludge trio SLABDRAGGER have teamed up with Terrorizer to present you a new track off their upcoming second album “Rise Of The Dawncrusher”, out next month…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 20, 2016

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JIMKATA RELEASE “WILD RIDE” Ithaca electronic rock trio Jimkata will release In Motion on February 12 and this week they’ve announced a slew of tour dates that will keep the…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 19, 2016

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TELEKINESIS NEW VIDEO “Courtesy Phone” is the second song from Telekinesis’ latest album, Ad Infinitum, to receive a music video. Directed by Whitey McConnaughy, it puts a seemingly indestructible camera…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 15, 2016

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RATIONALE NEW SINGLE Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, RATIONALE was first inspired by his mother’s diverse record collection which included everything from Fela Kuti to Meat Loaf. Later settling in London,…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 14, 2016

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PACHA NYC TO CLOSE PACHA NEW YORK – the nightclub that announced its imminent closure last month after a decade of dominance – is down to its last four nights…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 13, 2016

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EMMY THE GREAT “ALGORITHM” Preceding the release of her highly anticipated third album Second Love, out March 11th via Bella Union, Emmy The Great has unveiled new track ‘Algorithm.’ Its…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 12, 2016

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RACHEL PLATTEN’S “WILDFIRE” DEBUTS TOP 5 ON BILLBOARD 200 Wildfire, the major label debut album from multi-platinum selling recording artist Rachel Platten, has entered the Billboard 200 at #5 this…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 11, 2016

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EARTHSIDE NOMINATED FOR MULTIPLE NAIRMA AWARDS New Haven-based progressive ensemble, Earthside, has been nominated by the North American Independent Rock Music Association for several 2016 NAIRMA Awards. The award show,…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 8, 2015

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MAJOR LAZER AND DJ SNAKE’S “LEAN ON” VIDEO HITS 1 BILLION VIEWS “India is special and its beauty absolutely humbled me. When we toured there as Major Lazer, it was…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 7, 2016

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ESH & ARC NEW SINGLE Esh & Arc have announced their new album, ‘Death Doesn’t Want You’ available January 22 on AR Classic Records. To celebrate this announcement, Esh &…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 6, 2016

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OPIE WILL BREAK YOUR HEART NEW SINGLE Australia’s Opie Will Break Your Heart has served up a future bass treat to kickstart your New Year in all the right directions.…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 6, 2015

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NEW SINGLE BY TRUDY Where are we going babe? A question that sticks like a knife in the gut of all young lovers and passenger side drivers. However while this…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR JANUARY 4, 2016

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STOOKI SOUND NEW SINGLE Having just signed to new management, Stööki Sound release a fresh banger that puts fans in high hopes for what will become of this young talented…

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SKOPE NEWS FOR DECEMBER 30, 2015

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LOUIS AMANTI WILL PERFORM NEW YEAR’S EVE @ MIAMI’S “HIALEAH PARK RACING & CASINO” Louis Amanti, the new exponent of romantic music and jazz, will perform during the 3rd annual…

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