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  • Charleston, SC’s Heyrocco released their debut LP, Teenage Movie Soundtrack, last month on Old Flame Records. The album is currently available on iTunes & Bandcamp, and tomorrow through Monday (7/3-7/6) will be on a special Fourth of July sale, available for only $4. The band has also shared a...

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  • Mumford & Sons have released a new video for their song “The Wolf.” The video charts the band over 48 hours at the 2015 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, as the band donned costumes and surreptitiously enjoyed the Bonnaroo experience amongst the masses of attendees. The video also features...

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  • Netherlands-born electronic artist Philty has teamed with San Francisco Indie label Treehouse Tribe Records to release his latest, ebullient track, “Abjure”. Featuring pounding basslines and driving synths, Philty’s newest single is sure to cement his unique, high energy sound in the minds of dance music lovers everywhere. This is...

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  • This fall, Warner Brothers Records will release Inanimate Objects, the new album from Atlas Genius. “Molecules,” the euphoric first single, was released today and is available. The Australian band, which features brothers Keith and Michael Jeffery, will be previewing material from Inanimate Objects while touring the U.S. this summer....

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  • “Under Neon Lights”- a song from The Chemical Brothers’ new album, Born In The Echoes – is out today and available HERE. The hallucinogenic track, which features guest vocals from Annie Clark (St. Vincent), debuted yesterday on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6 Music show. The visualizer for “Under Neon Lights,”...

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HEYROCCO “LOSER DENIAL” VIDEO

July 2, 2015
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Charleston, SC’s Heyrocco released their debut LP, Teenage Movie Soundtrack, last month on Old Flame Records. The album is currently available on iTunes & Bandcamp, and tomorrow through Monday (7/3-7/6) will be on a special Fourth of July sale, available for only $4. The band has also shared a new video for album opener...
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MUMFORD & SONS VIDEO “THE WOLF”

June 30, 2015
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Mumford & Sons have released a new video for their song “The Wolf.” The video charts the band over 48 hours at the 2015 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, as the band donned costumes and surreptitiously enjoyed the Bonnaroo experience amongst the masses of attendees. The video also features energetic footage of the band’s...
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PHILTY SINGLE “ABJURE”

June 30, 2015
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Netherlands-born electronic artist Philty has teamed with San Francisco Indie label Treehouse Tribe Records to release his latest, ebullient track, “Abjure”. Featuring pounding basslines and driving synths, Philty’s newest single is sure to cement his unique, high energy sound in the minds of dance music lovers everywhere. This is the TTR debut for PHILTY,...
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ATLAS GENIUS’ NEW SINGLE “MOLECULES”

June 30, 2015
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This fall, Warner Brothers Records will release Inanimate Objects, the new album from Atlas Genius. “Molecules,” the euphoric first single, was released today and is available. The Australian band, which features brothers Keith and Michael Jeffery, will be previewing material from Inanimate Objects while touring the U.S. this summer. Atlas Genius will perform with...
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“UNDER NEON LIGHTS” FEATURING ST. VINCENT FROM THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS’

June 30, 2015
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“Under Neon Lights”- a song from The Chemical Brothers’ new album, Born In The Echoes – is out today and available HERE. The hallucinogenic track, which features guest vocals from Annie Clark (St. Vincent), debuted yesterday on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6 Music show. The visualizer for “Under Neon Lights,” which can be seen HERE,...
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KILL J VIDEO “COLD STONE”

June 29, 2015
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KIll J aka Julie Aagaard has set the bar high with her eclectic take on Scandinavian pop. With tracks like ‘You Have Another Lover’ (here) ‘Phoenix’ (here) or ‘Bullet’ (here) racking up 500,000 plays on Soundcloud last year she is quickly becoming an artist to look out for. With ‘Cold Stone’ she shows complete...
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TEN NEW SINGLE “THIS LOVE”

June 29, 2015
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After a successful first radio single ‘Tell Me What To Do’, it’s time for that master song-writer Gary Hughes to show us what he can do with a ballad. ‘This Love’ is the second single to be lifted from Ten’s new album ‘Isla De Muerta’, with this gorgeous lyric video created by the director...
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XANDER DUELL PREMIERES NEW TRACK ‘HYPOTHETICAL VOW’

June 26, 2015
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Xander Duell originally prevailed in the indie world alongside his brother, Damon McMahon (now of Amen Dunes), as 2/5ths of Inouk,the five-piece originating from Brooklyn. After releasing their critically acclaimed debut LP, No Danger, in 2004 the band quickly parted ways never to be heard from again. Until now…Xander is excited to release his...
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GALVANIZE RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “MESS”

June 26, 2015
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Check out the Philadelphia and NYC-based techno-rockers Galvanize and their new music video for “Mess” from the forthcoming “Projector” EP, which is set to release in September 2015. Galvanize is the techno-rock project of Peter Milos and session drummer Scott Frassetto who played in Moby’s band through the “Animal Rights”, “Play”, “18”, and “Hotel”...
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PREMIERE: BRETTYN ROSE “THROUGH MY WINDOW” VIDEO

June 25, 2015
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Canadian singer-songwriter Brettyn Rose releases her video for “Through My Window” today! The single defines Brettyn Rose’s signature sound, and the title represents the sole purpose of how she feels about each and every day. We all view similar things through our windows, but we feel and interpret them very differently. That is the...
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DELTA RAE ADDRESSES CHARLESTON SHOOTING THROUGH MUSIC

June 25, 2015
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Wanted to share this new song from Delta Rae with you. The band was, quite understandably, horrified by the events in Charleston, SC on Wednesday night, especially as it hit quite close to home for them, based in Durham, NC. So they wrote and recorded this protest song, “All Good People,” as a means...
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TIRED LION DROP CLIP FOR NEW SINGLE “SUCK”

June 25, 2015
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Now, along with releasing the video for their brand new single “Suck”, Tired Lion have also been announced as the winners of the Triple J Unearthed competition to play Splendour In The Grass 2015 – joining an honoured list of previous winners such as Airling, Kingswood, Art vs. Science, and Millions. Opening the festival...
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RAURY “DEVIL’S WHISPER”

June 25, 2015
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A week after the release of “Devil’s Whisper,” Raury debuts the song’s powerful music video. The Carlon Ramong & Andrew Donoho-directed visual features the singer-songwriter facing his and others’ inner devil, in an unexpected twist. “I’ve seen the powers that be and how deeply rooted they are in the poisoning of my people. I...
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ON AN ON RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “IT’S NOT OVER” SHOT ENTIRELY ON AN IPHONE 6

June 25, 2015
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ON AN ON have released the music video for the song “It’s Not Over”, from their forthcoming sophomore album And The Wave Has Two Sides, out July 24th via Roll Call Records. The Carlos Lopez Estrada directed video was shot entirely on an iPhone 6, and features two lovers as they chase each other...
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MARY SARAH RELEASES “DRESS UP THIS TOWN”

June 24, 2015
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On her new album Bridges, 19-year-old singer and songwriter Mary Sarah duets with some of country music’s biggest names on 12 captivating songs. Amazed by the Texas ingénue’s voice and talent, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, the Oak Ridge Boys, the late Ray Price and others all signed on to sing...
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RUBY THE RABBITFOOT “AS BAD AS I AM”

June 24, 2015
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“I had an ‘aunt’ my cousins and I thought was a witch,” Ruby the RabbitFoot explains, her South Georgia drawl lagging after a long day at work. “So I think I’m connected to that world. Even though shit seems to always hit the fan, I feel like a lucky charm.” So explains Ruby’s adopted...
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THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX “SEXECUTIONER”

June 24, 2015
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New Jersey’s legendary, riff-centric power trio THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX (aka TAB) has announced a North Amercian headlining tour in support of its new album, Gravitron. The five week tour will kick off on August 13 in Brooklyn, NY and will traverse the continent, concluding September 18 in NYC. Gravitron was released on April 21...
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MARIANN ROSA “BANJO FOR MY BITCHES” SINGLE

June 24, 2015
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Quirky Norwegian vocalist and DJ, Mariann Rosa brings her own unique blend of colourful style and sound to the UK this summer with the release of her new Sci-Fi Pop single, ‘Banjo For My Bitches’, released 6th July via Popjoy records. Former Judge on Norway’s version of ‘Idol’, Mariann is already a household name...
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GABRIELLE APLIN TO RELEASE DEBUT U.S. ALBUM + “LIGHT UP THE DARK”

June 23, 2015
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Stunning U.K. chanteuse Gabrielle Aplin, who made her first waves stateside with last year’s English Rain EP, will be marking her official U.S. debut with the release of Light Up The Dark on September 18. The album follows her massive overseas success, where she’s enjoyed #1 chart positions in both the U.K. and Australia,...
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DISTURBED ANNOUNCE RETURN + NEW VIDEO

June 23, 2015
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After a four year hiatus, Grammy Award-nominated, multiplatinum hard rock titans Disturbed have announced their return with their sixth studio album, entitled Immortalized, to be released August 21 through Reprise Records. Lead single “The Vengeful One” is out now, along with the accompanying animated video from award-winning filmmaker Phil Mucci, and Immortalized is available...
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FANS SINGLE “IF GOD IS REAL”

June 23, 2015
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FANS are an alternative rock three piece, based in West Yorkshire, influenced by the likes of My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus and Mary Chain, set to release their debut EP ‘Born Into’ this summer. The new EP, produced and recorded by Eagulls / Hookworms / Pulled Apart By Horses producer Matt Peel is...
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MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD “ONCE A DAY” DEBUT

June 23, 2015
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Today Michael Franti & Spearhead are sharing his uplifting new single, “Once A Day” featuring Sonna Rele and Supa Dups. An irresistible summertime anthem, “Once A Day” was produced by Supa Dups who has worked with Eminem, Pitbull, Rihanna, Damian Marley and Bruno Mars among others. Michael Franti is a musician, filmmaker and social...
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JILLIAN SPEER “SPILL”

June 22, 2015
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Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Jillian Speer has announced June 22nd as the release date for her EP “Daggers & Suede”. In her six song self-release, Jillian sings stories of love, longing, and loss. Speer’s classically trained guitar sets the trance, supported by innovative drummer Chris Dave (Adele, Angus & Julia Stone, D’Angelo) and on...
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SUPERHUMANOIDS DEBUT NEW TRACK “ANXIOUS IN VENICE”

June 22, 2015
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LA indie electro-pop trio, Superhumanoids have debuted “Anxious In Venice,” the first cut from their upcoming sophomore album, ‘Do You Feel Ok?’ due out September 11, 2015 via Innovative Leisure. NPR Music proclaims “Los Angeles trio Superhumanoids have only been together since 2010, but their latest single, ‘Anxious In Venice,’ sounds like they’ve matured...
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SKOOTA WARNER VIDEO “STILL IN LOVE”

June 22, 2015
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Recorded at OWG Studio and Home Studios in New York City , ‘Vignettes’ is a collection of songs that Skoota describes as an eclectic mix of rhythms and genres of music that have greatly influenced him: “It’s a labor of love composed of snippets of everything I love.” A truly collaborative effort with a...
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DJ KHALED PRESENTS STEPH LECOR “SATURDAY”

June 21, 2015
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DJ Khaled is known for nothing but hits, so when he introduces you to We The Best First Lady Steph Lecor, you already know what it is. The Haitian born, Miami-based Steph Lecor drops her debut single “Saturday,” a sure to be female anthem. Stay tuned for the “Saturday” video coming soon. Listen to...
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PREMIERE: CARL BRISTER VIDEO “UNCOMPLICATED LOVE (LET’S GO BACK)”

June 20, 2015
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Singer-songwriter Carl Brister releases his video for “Uncomplicated Love (Let’s Go Back)” today! This soulful R&B smash-in-the-making turns up the heat on love and relationships. The single defines Carl Brister’s signature sound of retro-R&B with Pop overtones set to lyrics that touch the heart. With “Uncomplicated Love” this singer-songwriter, and dynamic performer is sure...
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MERCY VIDEO FOR “BREATH”

June 18, 2015
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Synth-pop artist MERCY releases her debut single, “Breath” with heavy clapping beats and crunchy synthesizer samples that will lead this single straight to the underground clubs of Los Angeles. The sultry and alluring essence of the track places MERCY firmly in the indie-electronic scene, with one hand on the microphone and the other pushing...
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THIRD EYE BLIND’S NEW ALBUM + “EVERYTHING IS EASY” MUSIC VIDEO

June 18, 2015
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Third Eye Blind, one of the most cited and emulated to this new generation of indie bands, has just released its first album in six years titled Dopamine today (available on iTunes and Amazon). Songwriter Stephan Jenkins, renowned for his inimitable lyrical sensibility, developed this collection while on tour over the last few years...
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BRIELLE “ROCKET” VIDEO

June 18, 2015
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Billboard Charting and MTV Hits, America’s Pop Sensation singer songwriter BRIELLE released the video her 3rd consecutive single, “Rocket” on June 16th, 2015. “Rocket” The high-octane patriotic anthem, produced by Grammy Producer and Mixer Ken Lewis, debuted on Billboards Hot Singles Sales at #15 and within one week climbed over Madonna to #8 on...
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ICONA POP PREMIERE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR SINGLE “EMERGENCY”

June 17, 2015
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Today, the Swedish duo Icona Pop premiered the official video for their brand new single “Emergency.” The video was directed by esteemed Swedish music and film director Christian Larson and styled by fashion director B. Åkerlund, and is a welcomed reminder as to why the world fell in love with Icona Pop in the...
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THE HOLYDRUG COUPLE SHARES NEW VISUALIZATION FOR “CONCORDE”

June 17, 2015
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The Holydrug Couple’s new LP Moonlust is out now Sacred Bones Records. The Chilean psych band just wrapped up a lengthy U.S. tour and are about to head to Europe for another month of shows. Today they are sharing a very trippy visualization for album track “Concorde.” Watch it here. The new album Moonlust...
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STRATUS UNVEILS FREE THREE-TRACK ‘JUICED’ EP

June 17, 2015
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After releasing a few singles in the past couple months, versatile Chicago bass producer Stratus is back with ‘Juiced,’ his first EP since ‘Power Up,’ which was released almost exactly one year ago. In the wake of prior releases with labels like Ultra Records, OWSLA, and Smog, Stratus has decided to strike out on...
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KWAME BINEA “HANG ON” SINGLE

June 17, 2015
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Harlem-based roots rock singer/songwriter Kwame Binea, who fronts the Kwame Binea Shakedown, has announced the worldwide digital release of their second single, “Hang On” for Tuesday, June 16, 2015 via CDbaby.com and all their major digital distribution partners including iTunes and Amazon.com. “Hang On” is catchy, upbeat, funk/rock/soul dance song layered with a poignant,...
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LITTLE BOOTS UNVEILS NEW SINGLE “NO PRESSURE”

June 16, 2015
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Hot off the heels of last weeks “Working Girl” reveal, today, Little Boots (aka Victoria Hesketh) unveils the next official single “No Pressure,” taken from her hotly anticipated third full-length album, “Working Girl”. Produced by Lockhardt, “No Pressure” once again showcases the records breadth in scope and Hesketh’s skill at creating forward-thinking, constantly shape-shifting...
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BECK “DREAMS”

June 16, 2015
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Beck unveils the new single “Dreams,” his first release since Morning Phase took Album of The Year honors at this year’s GRAMMY Awards. A 180-degree turn from that multiple-GRAMMY-winning “instant folk-rock classic” (Rolling Stone), the instantly and irresistibly infectious “Dreams” is a 5-minute dance party tour de force sure to delight summer jam connoisseurs...
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ETELLA VIDEO “PICKING WORDS”

June 16, 2015
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Three months after the successful launch of his s/t debut album, via Inner Ear Records. Athenian electro-pop singer Σtella (pronounced Stella) is pleased to share the video for ‘Picking Words’. “A game of identity in a hall of mirrors. Drawing from Bergman’s ‘Persona’ and Magritte’s reflections of a faceless stranger, the moment of attraction...
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DEAD ON TV VIDEO “SCREWDRIVER”

June 16, 2015
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Garage/Punk band Dead on TV has released their Official Video for “Screwdriver” off of the sophomore EP, Creeper. Directed by Yeva Dashevsky and Conor McCaffery, “Screwdriver” was shot at Superior Street Center for the Arts in Chicago, IL. “Screwdriver” turned out to be an interesting experiment for us as a band. We had been...
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KITA ALEXANDER “MY OWN WAY”

June 12, 2015
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Australian teen Kita Alexander is quickly gaining the attention of music fans, critics and tastemakers worldwide, since she released the video for her debut track “My Own Way” by way of video onto YouTube last month. Fast-forward just a couple of weeks and already she has received support from the likes of UK’s BBC...
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TAYLOR J “SHE LUV ME”

June 12, 2015
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Taylor J is currently prepping for the July release of his upcoming project “1991” and today unleashes a brand new video for his female fans. Sort of. Whilst the Minnesota native definitely shows us his softer side on “She Luv Me”, the song is more an ode to his prowess with the ladies than...
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THE PALMS RELEASE THEIR SELF-TITLED DEBUT EP FOR $0

June 11, 2015
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Hip/POP duo The Palms have independently released their debut self-titled EP. The five-song set is available to download for free for a limited time on The Palms official soundcloud page. Johnny Zambetti and Ben Rothbard first collaborated in the band Terraplane Sun. The two began experimenting musically and soon created their new project, The...
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ALISON WONDERLAND “RUN” VIDEO

June 11, 2015
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Alison Wonderland, one of Australia’s fastest rising young musicians/producers/DJs has a glossy, futuristic take on pop electronica which has already caught the attention of globally influential DJs including the likes of Diplo who featured her DJ mix on his Diplo & Friends show on BBC Radio 1. Fresh off the back of her US...
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“FERROUS” VITA CHAMBERS OFFICIAL VIDEO RELEASE

June 11, 2015
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Vita Chambers’ brand new video for “Ferrous” is the latest single off her brand new EP “Stories Told” available at http://www.vitachambers.com The video was shot in Barbados where she and her co-director Aaron Dean have been in awe of the beauty and inspiration of the island. It is a very special project as she...
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STOLI WILL HAVE GIRAFFE’S EP ‘TRAJECTORY’ PLAYING THIS JULY 4TH WEEKEND

July 1, 2015
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Hello there good people on the days before we here in the USA break for July 4th. We have...
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STOLI HEADS TO STOCKHOLM TO GET TO KNOW VILDIRHEART

June 26, 2015
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Hello to all fellow music loving people on this fine Friday morning. I am going on 4 hours of...
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STOLI HAS FALLEN FOR THE VOCALISTS OF SONNET COTTAGE

June 18, 2015
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Good morning to all, I must be honest though I write this column with a heavy heart, I am...
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LICENSING YOUR MUSIC IN TV AND FILMS: 180 OR 90 DAY CHALLENGE

June 4, 2015
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Are you making money licensing your music in TV and films? If not you’re missing out on a potentially...
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NOT EVEN CANCER CAN STOP THE UNRAVELLING AS THEY OFFER “REVOLT” FOR ALL

June 3, 2015
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Happy hump day to all loyal Skoped Out readers all over the world, it is so awsesome to be...
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EASE INTO YOUR DAY WITH THE SAX OF RUSTY CRUTCHER ‘ROMANCES LATINOS’

May 28, 2015
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Good morning to all music loving people of the world, I am so glad to be hear today. There...
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STOLI HAS FOUND MUSICAL EUPHORIA WITH DAVID ARKENSTONE & CHARLEE BROOKS ‘INAMORATA’

May 19, 2015
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Hello there music loving people all overthe world. The weather here in New England has been so amazing I...
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UK DUO THE TENFIVESIXTY COMING TO THE WEST COAST

May 8, 2015
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Formed by Jen Bailey and Rick Hornby a few years back, the group say it was a shared love...
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STOLI CANNOT LIE THAT NO ANGEL’S MUSIC GETS HIM AROUSED

May 5, 2015
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Hello there good people of the world, it is so nice to be here again with you today. We...
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STOLI FEELS THAT DAVID BARNETT THOMAS’ MUSIC MAKES HIM FEEL “BETTER”

April 14, 2015
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Hello there good people, we are back at it here today bright & early. We have got another awesome...
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STOLI KNOWS 500K+ TWITTER FANS @BILLZUCKER CANNOT BE WRONG

April 7, 2015
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So hello to all out there who live & die by music, it is so nice to see you...
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IAN AND THE DREAM TURN THEIR MUSIC TO REALITY

March 31, 2015
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Hello to all, nice to be back at it on a Tuesday morning, the last day of March 2015!...
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THE 99% HAVE SPOKEN & ALVIN HARRISON IS TAKING OVER THE CHARTS

March 19, 2015
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Skope: Where are we talking from today and are you excited spring is here on Friday? I am speaking...
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STOLI GETS THE LOW DOWN FROM DAVID CODR ON MUSICPAGE.COM

March 18, 2015
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Hello out there to all music lovers worldwide. Took a week or two off but we are back at...
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IT IS BETTER LATE THAN NEVER FOR STOLI & DEBORAH HENRIKSSON

February 25, 2015
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Hello there to all my music addicted people out there, it is awesome to see you today! Some good...
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STOLI JOINS FRED D ON A LONG HAUL TO THE MUSIC BIZ

February 18, 2015
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Hello there good music loving people of the world. Before we begin I must speak on AmazonMP3 $5 album...
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GRAB THE BOURBON & COLD BEER AND TURN THE GASOLINE BROS ON ALL NIGHT

February 12, 2015
GRAB THE BOURBON & COLD BEER AND TURN THE GASOLINE BROS ON ALL NIGHT

Hello there good people of this music loving world. I am coming at you live from snow-bound Boston, MA...
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ARTIST SHOWCASE OPPORTUNITIES: YOU GET 6 MINUTES ON STAGE TO PERFORM 2 TRACKS & SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT

February 6, 2015
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Some of today’s top stars began their careers showcasing at Urban Network events of the past–including Rick Ross, Mike...
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STOLI GETS DOWN WITH PRIZM EDM WITH 3 CHAPS FROM LONDON

February 4, 2015
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Hello there to all, today is a great day! I would like to congratulate the New England Patriots on...
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IF YOU WANT TO HEAR SOMETHING NEW GIVE THE GODDAMNS A LISTEN

January 21, 2015
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So here we are again, it feel so good too. I must admit I am very excited for the...
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STOLI SAYS GOODBYE TO 2014 & HELLO TO 2015 WITH BIRDS MAY BREATHE

December 31, 2014
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Hello there good people of the music loving earth, it is so awesome to be hear on December 31,...
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EL MAHON HAS HIS OWN MULTI-GENRE TAKE ON THE HOLIDAY CLASSICS

December 23, 2014
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Hello there my music loving friends all over the world, it is so exciting to see you all. We...
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YEARS OF DUST HOLIDAY SINGLE “BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS”

December 18, 2014
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During the Holiday Season, Christmas songs fill the airwaves and remind people what a special time of year it...
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NOTHING CAN STOP COREVALAY FROM ‘THIS BEAUTIFUL RIDE’

December 16, 2014
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Hello there good people. Before we begin I just want to send prayers to Peshawar, Pakistan where uniformed militants...
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STOLI’S GOT A TURKEY, STUFFING, BOURBON, & JESSY TOMSKO’S ‘BIG HEARTS EP’

November 26, 2014
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Hello there good people of the music loving earth. We are now officially in the holiday season. One thing...
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APOLLO-M DELIVERS UNLIMITED MUSIC LESSONS TO MUSICIANS FOR $4.95 PER MONTH

November 25, 2014
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LearnToPlayMusic.com’s Netflix-style on-demand content and social media platform, Apollo-M, helps musicians and music educators by giving them all the...
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PREMIERE: LIZ KENNEDY “HOW WAS YOUR LIFE” VIDEO

November 24, 2014
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It’s been said that most people go to their graves with their best music still inside of them. Liz...
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SARANTOS LATEST SINGLE/VIDEO “LET’S CALL IT LOVE” OUT NOW

November 17, 2014
SARANTOS LATEST SINGLE/VIDEO “LET’S CALL IT LOVE” OUT NOW

Sarantos last single “Let’s call It Love” was just released and the jazzy music video has gotten some rave...
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AS THE POLAR VORTEX HEADS EAST STOLI HEADS TO EL WEST

November 14, 2014
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Hello there good people on this TGIF. Does it get any better?! So before we begin I have a...
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PREMIERE: ALLISON GEDDIE NEW VIDEO “WAIT”

November 10, 2014
PREMIERE: ALLISON GEDDIE NEW VIDEO “WAIT”

At twelve years old Allison Geddie was already sowing the seeds of what has grown into a love of...
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THERE IS NOTHING STOLI DOES NOT LOVE ABOUT ATONOMIC’S GROOVE

November 5, 2014
THERE IS NOTHING STOLI DOES NOT LOVE ABOUT ATONOMIC’S GROOVE

Hello to all out there music lovers all over the globe. We are back at it today and feeling...
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STOLI ADMIRES JASON WELLS FOR TAKING LIFE BY THE HORNS

October 30, 2014
STOLI ADMIRES JASON WELLS FOR TAKING LIFE BY THE HORNS

Hello to all and Happy Halloween. What are you planning on being tomorrow night, I am the infamous green...
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STOLI LOVES THE FLETCHERS MUSIC CUZ IT’S SO JERSEY

October 21, 2014
STOLI LOVES THE FLETCHERS MUSIC CUZ IT’S SO JERSEY

Hello there to all. I hope all are well today and things are going your way. Great article in...
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STOLI THINKS OLYA & HER MUSIC ARE RUSSIA’S FINEST EXPORT

October 14, 2014
STOLI THINKS OLYA & HER MUSIC ARE RUSSIA’S FINEST EXPORT

Hello there good music loving people of earth. So what is going on in music these days? Mike Smith,...
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STOLI WOULD NOT MIND ‘GETTING AWAY’ WITH SARAH SCHULTE

October 1, 2014
STOLI WOULD NOT MIND ‘GETTING AWAY’ WITH SARAH SCHULTE

Good morning to all, I hope you are all doing well today. Before we begin I want to give...
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PREMIERE: KWANZA JONES “TURN IT UP” VIDEO

September 25, 2014
PREMIERE: KWANZA JONES “TURN IT UP” VIDEO

“Turn It Up” is a standout cut from Supercharged, a set of gleaming, high-energy club music by the effortlessly...
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STOLI LEARNS SOME GREAT MARRIAGE ADVICE FROM GIGGLING WHILE WALKING

September 24, 2014
STOLI LEARNS SOME GREAT MARRIAGE ADVICE FROM GIGGLING WHILE WALKING

Hello to all Skope lovers out there, so nice to see you again. There is so much exciting things...
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STOLI DECLARES RICK SHAFFER’S ALBUM ‘MISADVENTURE’ A CLASSIC

September 16, 2014
STOLI DECLARES RICK SHAFFER’S ALBUM ‘MISADVENTURE’ A CLASSIC

Hello there world, I am bouncing off the walls off Vitamin Water & Monster Energy drinks and I am...
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PREMIERE: FLAUNT VIDEO FOR “CODON (DIPPED IN ECSTASY)”

September 10, 2014
PREMIERE: FLAUNT VIDEO FOR “CODON (DIPPED IN ECSTASY)”

Flaunt is an act that can be hard to pin down. Taking its inspiration from all different waves of...
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STOLI IS PROUD TO PRESENT A MESSAGE FROM ALVIN HARRISON

September 9, 2014
STOLI IS PROUD TO PRESENT A MESSAGE FROM ALVIN HARRISON

Many of you Skope subscribers/readers are from nations all over the globe. I am sure at first glance, you...
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STOLI LOVES TO ZONE OUT AND LISTEN TO SEBASTIEN PARENTIN

September 3, 2014
STOLI LOVES TO ZONE OUT AND LISTEN TO SEBASTIEN PARENTIN

Hello there to all music fanatics all over the world, it is so good to see you all. Before...
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STOLI IS ‘BLOWN AWAY’ BY THE DAVE GODDESS GROUP

August 26, 2014
STOLI IS ‘BLOWN AWAY’ BY THE DAVE GODDESS GROUP

Hello there good people of the world. We are still all here and that is a good sign. So...
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STOLI HEADS OUT ON SUMMER VACATION WITH JUDE GWYNAIRE’S ‘SINGING ROCK LAKE’ ALBUM

August 19, 2014
STOLI HEADS OUT ON SUMMER VACATION WITH JUDE GWYNAIRE’S ‘SINGING ROCK LAKE’ ALBUM

Hello there good people of this music loving earth, pleasure to see you all again. Did you all know...
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DEVYN ROSE HAS STOLI FALLING FOR HER WITH “FALLING 4 U” SINGLE

August 12, 2014
DEVYN ROSE HAS STOLI FALLING FOR HER WITH “FALLING 4 U” SINGLE

Hello there loyal music enthusiasts of Skope. As we all know by now we lost Robin Williams yesterday. It...
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STOLI DOES NOT MIND WAKING UP TO KERRISSA MACLEAN

August 5, 2014
STOLI DOES NOT MIND WAKING UP TO KERRISSA MACLEAN

Hello there good music loving people of earth, it’s great to be here. I must admit that this Ebola...
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STOLI IS A SLAVE TO THE BLUES IN AMY SCHUGAR’S “500 MILES”

July 22, 2014
STOLI IS A SLAVE TO THE BLUES IN AMY SCHUGAR’S “500 MILES”

Hello there my fellow music lovers. It is so good to see you all here again. Another week is...
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REVIEWS

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Michael Grimm – ‘Grimm’

America’s Got Talent Season Five winner Michael Grimm’s new release entitled Grimm is a twelve-song collection with strong musicianship and top-notch production values that empathizes his voice without obscuring the superb backing on each song. The Colorado native has an ever-growing reputation as an energetic and charismatic performer on both recordings and the stage....

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Optimus Rex – Embers

Optimus Rex’s “Embers” embodies the best of indie rock. Quite flexible their songs have an autumnal quality to them. Woven together the songs work best as a whole. Attention to detail means that Optimus Rex is able to move from folk to alternative rock to pop, all the while ensuring that the album’s tone...

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Joey Flip & Aurora – ‘Release’

Joey Flip & Aurora’s “Release” is a silky smooth sound, one that effortlessly taps into the heart of the blues. Full of anguish the pieces nicely work off of each other, with the album overall coming together to create a truly fascinating narrative. Loss, longing, wistfulness, these work alongside the dreamy overall atmosphere that...

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CeeGramz – Transexual Tender – EP Review

Rap can be such an incredible genre of music. I’d never be the guy to say it’s all I listen to every day, but it’s certainly been a part of my life since about the age of seven years old. Combine an intense early love of hip-hop with a whole shitload of summer-school for...

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Hizreturn – ‘Deliverer’

“Deliverer” is a confident album full of hope. Hizreturn do a great job in including many different approaches from folk-tinged rock to indie rock and everywhere in between. Throughout it all they use their lyrical work to tie the pieces together. The songs are celebrations looking for the light of the world and living...

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Doug Cash – ‘The Acoustic Rock Onslaught’

Doug Cash’s “The Acoustic Rock Onslaught” is aptly named for Doug Cash manages to create a full-bodied frenzied physical sound. Whether he opts for the fast-paced blitz almost punk-like performance of “Midnight Baby 2” or the slow, low-slung funk of “Love Thicka Than Blood”, he shows an impressive range. Lyrically the songs have a...

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Glamour Assassins – “Ain’t So Young”

Glamour Assassins remembers the sounds of the 80s and builds upon them on “Ain’t So Young”. Among their influences are the meticulous New Order and to David Bowie’s 80s glam rock era. This means that they write the kind of songs that stick in the mind long after they’ve ended. Melodies are sweet as...

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Eric And Aaron – To Keep From Losing Our Minds – EP Review

Impressive songs from the song-writing duo of Eric And Aaron…I really felt like I didn’t know what I could or couldn’t expect in listening to their latest EP, To Keep From Losing Our Minds – and by the time it was over I found myself instantly reaching to repeat and hear more of their...

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Vince Lindley feat K-Trik-E – “Party Life”

If Greenville native Vince Lindley’s debut single is autobiographical then that must be one hell of a boring party. Party Life is a trite, tired song about nothing in particular with as much hot air as it takes to blow up Lindley’s big head. There is literally nothing redeemable about this supposed “banger”. The...

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Jelani Lateef – “Cold Days and Dark Nights”

Jelani Lateef’s “Cold Days and Dark Nights” is a warm, welcoming album full of carefully selected samples and impeccable delivery. With a keen ear for melody and a knack for carefully constructed stories, Jelani Lateef brings these songs feel alive. Inspiration and striving for the future help to weave the songs together giving them...

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Return for Refund “Self-Titled” EP

Big rock sounds echoing out of Toronto, Canada, coming from the amplifiers of Return For Refund – a three-piece rock’n’roll crew built on frantically-intense, straight-to-your-face music. Incorporating skilled musicianship, complex timing signatures and blazing-hot performances, Return For Refund is making sure you get every pennies-worth on their self-titled EP. Stream the full EP at...

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The Gypsy Lumberjacks – Giants of America

The new album from this Minneapolis-based six piece, Giants of America, shimmers with crisp musical textures and an airy, inviting sound full of intimacy that never overwhelms listeners. The production perfectly frames the band’s eight songs spanning across every imaginable genre line. These are deceptively modest compositions that conceal enormous ambitions behind an astonishingly...

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Empire Of Gold – Raw – EP Review

It’s been a strange morning here at sleepingbagstudios… I could have sworn things were going to be record setting type-awesome today as I awoke to the sunshine streaming through the windows. Shortly after, I’m back here to my online world and in massive discussions with managers and band-promoters…if it wasn’t for coffee, the amount...

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The Dan Coyle Wonder Thrills – Perfect Word. Perfect Beat.

New York City based singer/songwriter Dan Coyle and his Wonder Thrills project delivers listeners a vibrant and literate six song collection with their Perfect Word Perfect Beat ep. Coyle’s songwriting isn’t content with staking out long explored territory and, instead, plays uneasily at the seldom traveled border between the traditional and subversive. His subversion...

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Dylan McDonald & The Avians’ – Fueled by Dreams of the Future

Dylan McDonald and The Avians’ latest release “Fueled by Dreams of the Future” is an diverse rock album with a sound that is all their own. This band is reminiscent of rock legends from the 60’s and 70’s, but they bring their own fresh take. With great rhythms, unique melodies and distinctive vocals, this...

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Salome Pacific – Beautiful and Strong

‘Beautiful and Strong’ is a single by the Kenyan singer-songwriter, Salome Pacific, who has so far, delivered songs that are full of warm susceptibility and a gripping emotional connection, attached with the beautifully penned lyrics. She managed to conquer hearts wherever she went, with her beautiful vocals, powered by extraordinary lyrics. She has travelled...

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Lawson Garrett – “Language Of Love + Culture Of War”

Lawson Garrett’s work explores the roots of American rock. Vocals are honest, pure, and representative of years of hard work. The arrangements are downright meticulous and the lyrics show off a level of craftsmanship that is hard to do right. Yet Lawson Garrett does it all right. “Social Distortion (Facebook Parody Song)” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcmCGazOe8Y “Language...

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NEAL SCHON – Vortex

The veteran guitar slinger best known from his lengthy work with Journey, has also been involved in numerous side projects including a recent one working with Carlos Santana. This instrumental release with Neal on guitar and bass also features Jan Hammer and Igor Len on keyboards, and Steve Smith on percussion. Being a double-album,...

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Ajay Mathur – “9 to 3″

Ajay Mathur’s “9 to 3” follows the tradition of classic rock while incorporating elements of modern life. This includes anxiety, the interesting left turns (a surf rock track called “Surfing Girl” that explores surfing the internet instead of actual surfing), and even a few delightfully smooth jazz-rock hybrids that recall Steely Dan at the...

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SONNY LANDRETH – ‘BOUND BY THE BLUES’

The veteran blues slide-player started out playing trumpet, and being influenced by the jazz greats. Sonny has played and collaborated with many of the blues heavy hitters like John Mayall and John Hiatt. He also toured with Jimmy Buffet Coral Reefer Band as well as being a regular at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festivals. Sonny...

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Wonky Tonk – ‘Stuff We Leave Behind’

Jasmine Poole sings songs that celebrate togetherness. On “Stuff We Leave Behind” Jasmine Poole’s songs express optimism as they observe the large and small events of live, from love to a party to moving forward. Throughout the album Jasmine Poole effortlessly combines elements of pop, country, folk, and even a little acappella. By exploring...

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Mercury & The Architects – Mercury & The Architects – EP Review

We’re beginning to develop a semi-regular cast of characters here at the pages of sleepingbagstudios…anyone else noticing that? Mercury & The Architects first appeared on our pages with the lead single from their soon-to-be-released self-titled EP called “Philosophy Of Hope” which appears in the middle of their full set of five. With confident &...

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Magnificent Birds of Prey

This 4 member rock band Magnificent Birds of Prey recently released their latest 11 song CD entitled Kaleidoscope in 2015. From the first notes of “Sticks and Stones” trough to the final winding twists and turns of “lullaby” this release fires on all cylinders. In contrast a band like Magnificent Birds of Prey deliver...

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Beneath Potomac Skies: A Rustic Performance

Ken Francis Wenzel, a singer/songwriter/saxophonist, based out of Washington, DC, has a brand new album for release, which is titled, ‘…Beneath Potomac Skies.’ Ken, who happens to hail from Champaign, Illinois, is an expert saxophone player, which he studied at the University of Illinois before graduating from UNLV in Las Vegas, NV with a...

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TIM HOULIHAN – ‘Anthems’

Tim Houlihan sings like someone who has seen things. Often on hearing young singer-songwriters in their late teens or early twenties, critics might praise them for the imagery of their lyrics or the gritty delivery of their vocals. Houlihan skips over grittiness in favour of a pure, smooth voice. He skips over detailed imagery...

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Autopilot – ‘Desert Dreams’

You can tell a lot about a band by taking a look at the way they craft their sound. Autopilot, a Canadian indie rock group, has some intriguing methods that hooked me immediately. Laying of guitar effects, dynamic drum beats, and bow-played guitar are all present on their new record, ‘Desert Dreams.’ I’m compelled,...

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Jared Deck – “17 Miles”

Can’t help but catch the vibe on the latest song from Jared Deck. The new single, “17 Miles” is a great blend of classic-rock, Americana and a slight country-twinge all coming together perfectly for good times and much volume. In short, the song rocks…but I do kinda feel like writing more than that… In...

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Duncan Foley – “On Your Own”

Duncan Foley’s “On Your Own” is a comfortable reassuring album. Lyrically the songs focuses on the idea of evolution, of trying to constantly better oneself. The pieces heavily reference 70s rock, Cat Stevens’ work in particular. For like Cat Stevens, Duncan Foley lets his lyrics serve as the guide for the rest of the...

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Jodi Krangle

Performing throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, Jodi Krangle has lent her talents on several albums including: six albums from Chris Conway, who is also featured on this debut album, three albums with Urban Tapestry, and a live album with Play it with Moxie. Jodi’s influences are classic jazz era artists such as...

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Luca Bash – Single Drops – EP Review

Definitely a tough one to review…I gotta give Luca Bash some real credit for challenging my ears and brain for true acceptance with this new EP. On the one hand, there’s a beautifully gifted songwriter and musician…on the other is one struggling to find the perfect tones of voice to match the music. Listening...