• NEW SINGLE BY HELLION
  • THE CASTLE WALLS SINGLE “PUSHING DAISIES”
  • CASEY JACK SINGLE “STAY AWAY”
  • “BACALAR” VIDEO BY SIDDHARTHA
  • JERRY CASTLE NEW ALBUM + VIDEO
  • Iconic female-fronted metal act HELLION announce details of their first new album and tour in over a decade.  Entitled Karma’s A Bitch, HELLION’s new mini-LP is set for release October 7 on New Renaissance Records in the US, and via HNE/Cherry Red Records on October 8 in Europe and...

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  • Sibling duo, The Castle Walls, have something special in their music. Their innate musical sense allows them to seamlessly blend harmonies and build compelling, thoughtful lyrics to create an inherently unique take on indie pop-rock. A true representation of the soul of New York both personally and in a...

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  • “Stay Away” follows Casey’s ferocious first single “Not In Love With The Modern World”, both of which will be found on his self-titled debut album for Rough Beast Records (part of the Frenchkiss label group) that comes out August 26th. The album is packed with catchy hooks, brilliantly layered...

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  • Siddhartha presents a beautiful video of their second single ‘Bacalar’ that belongs to their most recent album called ‘El Vuelo del Pez’. This song has been chosen by audiences themselves who have been adopting it as one of their favorites ever since the album’s release (January 2014). The video...

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  • Jerry Castle’s’ fourth album, South Holston, will be released on 26th August on his own label, My World Records. The album follows hot on the heels of Castle’s critically acclaimed third album, Desperate Parade, which was released in July 2013. Chad Brown (Robert Plant, Jim Lauderdale, Ryan Adams) co-produced...

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NEW SINGLE BY HELLION

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July 22, 2014
NEW SINGLE BY HELLION

Iconic female-fronted metal act HELLION announce details of their first new album and tour in over a decade.  Entitled Karma’s A Bitch, HELLION’s new mini-LP is set for release October 7 on New Renaissance Records in the US, and via HNE/Cherry Red Records on October 8 in Europe and the UK.  With a stellar...
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THE CASTLE WALLS SINGLE “PUSHING DAISIES”

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July 22, 2014
THE CASTLE WALLS SINGLE “PUSHING DAISIES”

Sibling duo, The Castle Walls, have something special in their music. Their innate musical sense allows them to seamlessly blend harmonies and build compelling, thoughtful lyrics to create an inherently unique take on indie pop-rock. A true representation of the soul of New York both personally and in a musical sense, the band is...
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CASEY JACK SINGLE “STAY AWAY”

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July 22, 2014
CASEY JACK SINGLE “STAY AWAY”

“Stay Away” follows Casey’s ferocious first single “Not In Love With The Modern World”, both of which will be found on his self-titled debut album for Rough Beast Records (part of the Frenchkiss label group) that comes out August 26th. The album is packed with catchy hooks, brilliantly layered harmonies, and lyrics both playful...
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“BACALAR” VIDEO BY SIDDHARTHA

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July 21, 2014
“BACALAR” VIDEO BY SIDDHARTHA

Siddhartha presents a beautiful video of their second single ‘Bacalar’ that belongs to their most recent album called ‘El Vuelo del Pez’. This song has been chosen by audiences themselves who have been adopting it as one of their favorites ever since the album’s release (January 2014). The video has been directed by Reno...
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JERRY CASTLE NEW ALBUM + VIDEO

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July 21, 2014
JERRY CASTLE NEW ALBUM + VIDEO

Jerry Castle’s’ fourth album, South Holston, will be released on 26th August on his own label, My World Records. The album follows hot on the heels of Castle’s critically acclaimed third album, Desperate Parade, which was released in July 2013. Chad Brown (Robert Plant, Jim Lauderdale, Ryan Adams) co-produced South Holston with Castle and...
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JESSE MACHT OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SUITCASE HEART”

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July 21, 2014
JESSE MACHT OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SUITCASE HEART”

Interlaced in Jesse Macht’s melodies are an abundance of stories overflowing with passion, vulnerability, empathy and honesty. On September 23rd, 2014, the Los Angeles born and raised songwriter and singer will independently release his sophomore album, Suitcase Heart, produced by Nashville’s Justin “Uncle” Tockett (Marc Broussard, Eli Teplin). “I completely trust Justin and the...
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INNA SHARES NEW SONG “GOOD TIME” FEATURING PITBULL

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July 17, 2014
INNA SHARES NEW SONG “GOOD TIME” FEATURING PITBULL

International Latin pop star, Inna, has shared her newest single, “Good Time,” which features Latin Grammy winner and global superstar, Pitbull, off of her first ever upcoming U.S. release scheduled to be out later this year. The feel good pop track was produced by Axident (Far East Movement) and Wallpaper (Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty”...
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NEW SINGLE BY BABYFACE MONSTER “IM IN DAT”

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July 17, 2014
NEW SINGLE BY BABYFACE MONSTER “IM IN DAT”

Easily the most entertaining leak from BFM’s project, “Im In Dat” is a bonafide street anthem! The crazy wordplay, catchy chorus, and top-notch Tony Fadd production will have anyone who listens chanting “Im In Dat! Im In Dat! Im In Dat!!!” The song also features Gremlen Studios crooner, Sam Beckley. This song is featured...
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MEGA BOG SHARES FIRST SINGLE “YEAR OF PATIENCE”

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July 17, 2014
MEGA BOG SHARES FIRST SINGLE “YEAR OF PATIENCE”

After 5 years and countless self-released tapes and CDs, Megabog – the brainchild of songwriter Erin Birgy – has completed their debut album and best work to date; a swirling pop cloud called Gone Banana. Today we are pleased to share the first cut from the album, lead single “Year of Patience”.   Click...
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LENA FAYRE SINGLE “I AM NOT A MAN”

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July 16, 2014
LENA FAYRE SINGLE “I AM NOT A MAN”

Lena Fayre, a mesmerizing singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, releases her highly-anticipated single “I Am Not A Man” today, the first single from her upcoming album “OKO.” “I Am Not A Man” is conceptually, and vocally, seductive. Influences of literature, poetry and personal history intersect; creating a diverse yet methodical sound. Blurring the line of...
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KODA CORVETTE SINGLE “BRING IT ON”

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July 16, 2014
KODA CORVETTE SINGLE “BRING IT ON”

15 year old Koda Corvette possesses a musical ability too magnetic to be contained. Her debut uptempo club offering, “Bring It On” carries the expectations of a young singer who has already proven herself on the pop charts. The track “Bring It On” is a fast-building club banger; an uptempo pop track with zooming...
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NEW SINGLE BY HARTS “ANGELS WALK BELOW”

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July 16, 2014
NEW SINGLE BY HARTS “ANGELS WALK BELOW”

Harts just released the third single, “Angels Walk Below” and is readying his debut album for release after returning from Minneapolis where he spent time jamming with Prince at Paisley Park Studios, receiving an invitation from Prince himself. The first two singles off the album, “Leavn It All Behind” and “Lovers In Bloom,” landed...
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BLAHZ NEW ANTHEM “OMG BKLYN”

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July 15, 2014
BLAHZ NEW ANTHEM “OMG BKLYN”

“There’s a race to define what the new Brooklyn sound is. ‘OMG BKLYN’ the ‘new Brooklyn’ community an anthem to define that sound while keeping that authentic Brooklyn feel,” says BLAHZ. Featuring Grammy nominated song writer Camille Carolina “Faith Evans’ Dumb” and production by Avery “Avenue” Chambliss. https://soundcloud.com/pfcuttin/bk-blahz-clean “OMG BKLYN ” will be available...
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NEW VIDEO BY ED ROMAN

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July 15, 2014
NEW VIDEO BY ED ROMAN

MTS Management Group is happy to announce the release of “Comin’ My Way,” the second video from Canadian indie rocker, Ed Roman’s critically acclaimed Letters From High Latitudes album. After a series of comical video previews, promoting its release, the official video made its World Premiere on Roman’s Youtube channel, earlier today.  Watch it...
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MACY GRAY TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘THE WAY’ + “STONED”

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July 15, 2014
MACY GRAY TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘THE WAY’ + “STONED”

Internationally acclaimed artist Macy Gray today announced the official release date for her new studio album ‘The Way’ as well as new North American tour dates for the fall. ‘The Way’ will be available on all digital platforms and in all good record stores from October 7th, 2014. Macy Gray — a multi-award winning,...
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VITA CHAMBERS RELEASE NEW VIDEO “A+D”

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July 14, 2014
VITA CHAMBERS RELEASE NEW VIDEO “A+D”

International Pop Superstar & Canadian Diva, Vita Chambers has released her powerful new single “A + D” to a worldwide audience who have called it her most commanding work to-date. “A + D” is an artistic departure for Vita Chambers, who’s shows off her versatility & strength in this classy & moving video. “A...
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NEW SINGLE OUT BY BLACK RAIN

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July 14, 2014
NEW SINGLE OUT BY BLACK RAIN

Produced in New York City by Stuart Argabright, Black Rain’s founder and figurehead, Dark Pool is a work of hard-edged sonic fiction rooted in cyberpunk’s quintessential neo-noir cityscape/dataspace but projecting into a farther future of biotechnological advancement and alienation. Partly inspired by the writings of Philip K. Dick protégé K.W. Jeter (particularly 1996’s Edge...
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THE TALL PINES VIDEO “LEAVE HIM AT THE ALTAR”

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July 14, 2014
THE TALL PINES VIDEO “LEAVE HIM AT THE ALTAR”

The uniquely talented artist Corn Mo conceived, shot and directed a wild new video for Brooklyn-based alt-blues/soul duo The Tall Pines for their song “Leave Him at the Altar.” The story creates an atmospheric vision of what happens when a clique of hard partying dolls, battle their addictions and indecisions on a search for...
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MARY LAMBERT RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SECRETS”

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July 11, 2014
MARY LAMBERT RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SECRETS”

Mary Lambert releases a new single, entitled “Secrets,” which is the first track from the Seattle-based singer-songwriter’s upcoming debut album, Heart On My Sleeve, due October 14th from Capitol Records. Inspired by confessional folk singers as well as spoken-word poets, Lambert is a fearless and candid writer, who empowers both herself and her listeners...
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SAINT RAYMOND UNVEILS NEW SINGLE “I WANT YOU”

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July 11, 2014
SAINT RAYMOND UNVEILS NEW SINGLE “I WANT YOU”

Saint Raymond has unveiled his new single ‘I Want You’, which is available to stream now and will be released at all DSPs on August 25 via Elektra Records. The 19-year-old singer/songwriter is confirmed as main support to Ed Sheeran on his upcoming European arena tour this fall. “I Want You” made its premiere...
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RUDIMENTAL “FEEL THE LOVE” FT JOHN NEWMAN

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July 11, 2014
RUDIMENTAL “FEEL THE LOVE” FT JOHN NEWMAN

East London quartet, Rudimental, comprised of Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden, Amir Amor, and DJ Locksmith, are proud to announce a run of direct support dates for multi-Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran on his X Tour of North America. The tour is in support of Ed’s latest album X, which debuted at #1...
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WISE GIRL RELEASES NEW SINGLE “DON’T GO”

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July 10, 2014
WISE GIRL RELEASES NEW SINGLE “DON’T GO”

Wise Girl is known for their energetic and quirky live performances.  The band has graced the stage of numerous legendary New York venues such as The Knitting Factory, Mercury Lounge, Piano’s and The Greene Space (WNYC’s performance stage). Wise Girl has also appeared on numerous famed media sources to include: Bust Magazine, Bitch Magazine,...
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T.H.R.O.N.E.S. BY JUSTIN HUNTER

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July 10, 2014
T.H.R.O.N.E.S. BY JUSTIN HUNTER

T.H.R.O.N.E.S. is the first single from Justin Hunter’s upcoming remix album ‘Keyism’. The album was written and produced  in Hunter’s hometown of Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, with Thomaz Charuk (Silent Titan & Thundamentals). “In an industry where EDM is the mainstream sound; old school beats with piano is where it’s at for us.”...
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JOY VILLA NEW EP ‘MAKE THE STATIC’

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July 10, 2014
JOY VILLA NEW EP ‘MAKE THE STATIC’

Joy Villa’s sensual, sultry vocals and lyrics shine from the soul drenched depths of “Darkness” to the hopeful message of “Beautiful” and paint a melodic, hard driving rock pop and folk saga telling her story of travel, triumph over addiction and desire. https://soundcloud.com/joyvilla/sets/i-make-the-static-ep In March 2014, award winning U.K producer Barrie Gledden and globally...
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JENNY LEWIS REVEALS SECOND SONG FROM ‘THE VOYAGER’

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July 9, 2014
JENNY LEWIS REVEALS SECOND SONG FROM ‘THE VOYAGER’

Singer songwriter Jenny Lewis has released the title track off of her forthcoming LP, The Voyager.  Lewis has also added new August dates to her tour, which began Sunday in Toronto and continues through the end of October.   Listen to “The Voyager” here: http://bit.ly/thevoyagersndcld   Her third solo album, The Voyager has been...
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LUPA RELEASES VIDEO FOR DEBUT SINGLE ‘STATUES’

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July 9, 2014
LUPA RELEASES VIDEO FOR DEBUT SINGLE ‘STATUES’

At a mere 16 years old, Imogen Jones is already making sonic waves under her moniker Lupa. With people from Brooklyn to Brisbane raving about her electro-pop prowess, Lupa’s experience surprisingly lies in classical music, with the artist currently finishing her studies in violin at the Conservatorium High School in Sydney. Her introduction into...
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GALLOWS PREMIERE NEW VIDEO FOR “CHAINS”

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July 9, 2014
GALLOWS PREMIERE NEW VIDEO FOR “CHAINS”

Fresh from launching themselves back into the live arena for the first time since the Reading and Leeds Festivals last year, Gallows spent the weekend tearing down tents at Hyde Park with Black Sabbath before dominating Sonisphere Festival and are now proud to unleash a new video for recently released single “Chains”. Shot in...
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DIE SO FLUID VIDEO “BLACK BLIZZARD”

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July 8, 2014
DIE SO FLUID VIDEO “BLACK BLIZZARD”

Los Angeles / London based gothic rock band Die So Fluid have released the official music video for their track “Black Blizzard” directed by David Kenny. The track is from the band’s upcoming album which will be released in the U.S. later this year. Watch for Die So Fluid on tour in the U.S....
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SOFT WELLS NEW SINGLE “FLOODLIGHTS”

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July 8, 2014
SOFT WELLS NEW SINGLE “FLOODLIGHTS”

Today, Soft Swells are thrilled to announce their sophomore album Floodlights out September 30 on Modern Outsider Records. Floodlights will be available on CD, LP and digital download and available for pre-order here. Soft Swells are sharing their first single “Floodlights” the title track from the album on SoundCloud now.  The band has booked...
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THE OCCUPANTS SINGLE “STREETS”

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July 7, 2014
THE OCCUPANTS SINGLE “STREETS”

Following the success of “I’ve Been Thinking” and “Wonderland”, the Gower brothers are back with their third instalment, a new track entitled Streets which will be released on Monday 7th July 2014. With a recent addition to Triple J rotation, Streets ventures in a new direction. “Yeah it’s different. We hope it’s different. We...
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LYKE GIANTS SINGLE “LET UP”

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July 7, 2014
LYKE GIANTS SINGLE “LET UP”

Tasmanian indie-shoegazers, Lyke Giants are once again expanding their body of work to follow their debut album. Brothers Callaghn and Luke Thomson, and close friend James Brewer are set to release their brand new track Let Up this August 2014. The Aussie trio is currently putting the finishing touches on a group of new...
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KIKI ROWE TAKES ON “WE DEM BOYZ”

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July 3, 2014
KIKI ROWE TAKES ON “WE DEM BOYZ”

Born and raised in Mississauga, Canada as Keandra Shan Lal, which means “inspirational writer” in French/Indian, Kiki blossomed into her birth name quickly as a singer, pianist, guitarist and songwriter and eventually led to her working with top producers on her upcoming debut self-titled EP, out later this year. Kiki Rowe (her nickname which...
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YOUNG SCRAP VIDEO “THROWIN’ DOLLA’S”

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July 3, 2014
YOUNG SCRAP VIDEO “THROWIN’ DOLLA’S”

Los Angeles-based hip-hop artist Young Scrap has premiered the music video for his latest track, ‘Throwin’ Dolla’s.’ Directed by Barry Williams (V.I.C., Young Swift), the clip is complete with club scenes, neon lights and beautiful women. Young Scrap and Williams, whose previous work together includes Scrap’s hit video ‘No Love,’ prove that they have...
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DAVID GUETTA JULY 4TH ANTHEM “LOVERS ON THE SUN”

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July 2, 2014
DAVID GUETTA JULY 4TH ANTHEM “LOVERS ON THE SUN”

Having already set a hugely impressive precedent so far in 2014, scooping three consecutive Beatport #1 successes with a trio of meticulously worked, club-focused tracks including Shot Me Down and Bad, as well as announcing a host of coveted Ibiza residencies and festival appearances, David Guetta is back with news of an eagerly awaited...
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DELTA EDGE AND THE HOUNDS SINGLE “RISING WATER”

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July 2, 2014
DELTA EDGE AND THE HOUNDS SINGLE “RISING WATER”

Delta Edge and the Hounds is a rockabilly band with a lot to offer. Set to release their debut single Rising Water this August, the Sydney based three-piece has some exciting things in stall.   If you’re looking for a classic rock sound done in a contemporary way you will find it in Delta...
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GRECCO BURATTO DEBUT ALBUM + TITLE TRACK

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July 2, 2014
GRECCO BURATTO DEBUT ALBUM + TITLE TRACK

Grecco Buratto is a Brazilian-born singer, songwriter, guitarist, arranger, and Latin Grammy® Award-nominated producer. He began playing guitar at the age of 8 and has since recorded with a long list of renowned artists including P!nk, Macy Gray, Dionne Warwick, Earth Wind and Fire and George Duke. He has toured with international stars such...
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FREE DOWNLOAD FROM WE ARE STATIONS

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July 1, 2014
FREE DOWNLOAD FROM WE ARE STATIONS

Brooklyn indie rockers We Are Stations have released the first single “Found My Way ” from their debut EP as a free download! Created in collaboration with producer Tommy Eichmann, the powerful, relentlessly hopeful track is the first off their forthcoming EP. With charged vocals and an irresistibly catchy hook, “Found My Way” is...
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RYAN CORN NEW SINGLE “WONDERFUL THINGS”

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July 1, 2014
RYAN CORN NEW SINGLE “WONDERFUL THINGS”

Curb Records is pleased to introduce Pop Singer Songwriter Ryan Corn who will release his debut EP, Wonderful Things, via the famed independent label in the Fall of 2014. The lead single, also titled “Wonderful Things” is an infectious and upbeat song about change and redemption, serving as an appetizer to the full album...
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BLUES PILLS POST “HIGH CLASS WOMAN”

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July 1, 2014
BLUES PILLS POST “HIGH CLASS WOMAN”

Örebro, Sweden-based blues rock force BLUES PILLS will release its debut LP Blues Pills on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The stunning young American-Swedish-French quartet, featuring vocalist Elin Larsson, drummer Cory Berry, bassist Zack Anderson and 17- year-old guitar phenom Dorian Sorriaux, are wise beyond their years, creating unique, intense and extraordinary rock...
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DIANA BREAKS OUT WITH “METEOR SHOWER”

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June 27, 2014
DIANA BREAKS OUT WITH “METEOR SHOWER”

Diana, born Diana Salangina in a small town in Russia, signed with the boutique label Drew Right Music and Blast Music as reported to Rolling Stone Magazine. Diana has co-written most of the songs that will appear on her debut album “AWOL.”  Even though exact terms of the deal were not released, Drew Right...
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THE GHOST OF YOU NEW SINGLE

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June 27, 2014
THE GHOST OF YOU NEW SINGLE

North Carolina’s The Ghost Of You has just released their brand new single featuring Zach Norman of Beyond Our Eyes. The single, entitled “This House Is Not My Home,” can be heard HERE and is expected to be featured on the band’s forthcoming EP that will drop in the latter half of 2014 while...
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NO LANDS POST “CITY”

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June 27, 2014
NO LANDS POST “CITY”

New Amsterdam Records is proud to announce Negative Space, the debut full-length from No Lands, the recording project of Brooklyn-based electronic musician and sound artist Michael Hammond. No Lands has also revealed “City,” a track from Negative Space. “This song was written about a life-altering phone call, in which I found out some devastating...
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STOLI IS A SLAVE TO THE BLUES IN AMY SCHUGAR’S “500 MILES”

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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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D.Z THA DOK DEBUTS FREE UNDERGROUND MIXTAPE

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July 17, 2014
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D.Z tha DoK is first and foremost an underground mc and producer. From the first beat off his FREE...
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PAUL CREANE & THE CHANGING BAND SOLIDIFY STOLI’S LOVE FOR IRISH CULTURE EVEN MORE

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July 15, 2014
PAUL CREANE & THE CHANGING BAND SOLIDIFY STOLI’S LOVE FOR IRISH CULTURE EVEN MORE

Hello there my loyal readers and music lovers, it is good to be alive today! I would like to...
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MY SILENT BRAVERY PREMIERES VIDEO “ON MY SIDE”

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July 9, 2014
MY SILENT BRAVERY PREMIERES VIDEO “ON MY SIDE”

Today My Silent Bravery premieres “On My Side” the second single and video  from its forthcoming album, Diamond From...
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STOLI KNOWS NEVER TO PIGEONHOLE EMMA CONSTANCE

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July 8, 2014
STOLI KNOWS NEVER TO PIGEONHOLE EMMA CONSTANCE

Hello good people of this music loving earth, it is awesome to be here with you today. To all...
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BRITTNEE BELT HAS THE PERFECT SOUND FOR STOLI’S JULY 4TH BBQ PARTY

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July 3, 2014
BRITTNEE BELT HAS THE PERFECT SOUND FOR STOLI’S JULY 4TH BBQ PARTY

Hello and welcome again to Skoped Out. It is so nice to see you here again this week. I...
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BRISTOL TO MEMORY HITS THE ROAD JUNE 29

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June 28, 2014
BRISTOL TO MEMORY HITS THE ROAD JUNE 29

Bristol To Memory, an Alternative Pop-Punk band, has been established in the LA/OC music scene since to 2005. Hailing...
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STOLI LOVES THE MESSAGE & MUSIC IN PETER KELLY “FEAR OF LANDING”

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June 25, 2014
STOLI LOVES THE MESSAGE & MUSIC IN PETER KELLY “FEAR OF LANDING”

Hello to all music loving people of this fine planet earth. This is the first post of summer, 2014....
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STOLI INVITES MUSIC LOVERS TO EMBRACE EDEWAARD AND ‘NEVER TAKE BACK’

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June 17, 2014
STOLI INVITES MUSIC LOVERS TO EMBRACE EDEWAARD AND ‘NEVER TAKE BACK’

Hello there good people of the planet earth. Before we begin I must say that the violence I see...
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JIGGLEY JONES AND STOLI HOLD THEIR TONGUES FOR NOBODY

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June 10, 2014
JIGGLEY JONES AND STOLI HOLD THEIR TONGUES FOR NOBODY

Hello there good music loving people of the world, it makes me so happy to be surrounded by you...
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STOLI FINDS 13 SHADOWS MYSTERIOUS BUT HE IS NOT COMPLAINING

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June 3, 2014
STOLI FINDS 13 SHADOWS MYSTERIOUS BUT HE IS NOT COMPLAINING

Hello there to all loyal Skope readers. We meet again after I took 1 week off just out of...
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STOLI ENCOURAGES ALL SKOPE READERS TO LISTEN TO DAR.RA ‘BATTLE HYMNS’

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May 20, 2014
STOLI ENCOURAGES ALL SKOPE READERS TO LISTEN TO DAR.RA ‘BATTLE HYMNS’

Hello to everyone all around the world, it is so good to be here again with you! As most...
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STOLI SUPPORTS SAMMY HAKIM AND HER ANTI-BULLYING SINGLE “TUCK ME IN”

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May 13, 2014
STOLI SUPPORTS SAMMY HAKIM AND HER ANTI-BULLYING SINGLE “TUCK ME IN”

Hello there good people of the world. We at Skopemag.com are so happy you are here. Before we begin...
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AS THE WEATHER HEATS UP SO DOES CHRISTEN MARUCCI

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May 6, 2014
AS THE WEATHER HEATS UP SO DOES CHRISTEN MARUCCI

Hello and welcome to another edition of Skoped Out. It is always a pleasure to serve you whenever I...
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GALILEE DROPS HIT SINGLE “F.L.F. [FEELS LIKE FRIDAY] TURN ME UP” FEAT SUPA & ONPLANETZU

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May 5, 2014
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GALILEE aka DiGDuGDisaster is known here at Skope as a writer and graphic artist, but he’s also a prolific...
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DOUG BRINEY STANDS FOR GOD, FAMILY, & MUSIC & STOLI LOVES IT

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April 29, 2014
DOUG BRINEY STANDS FOR GOD, FAMILY, & MUSIC & STOLI LOVES IT

Hello there world, wow we are here again. I will not indulge in the Donald Sterling issue like the...
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STOLI HAS FALLEN FOR KASHA AND HER MUSIC

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April 22, 2014
STOLI HAS FALLEN FOR KASHA AND HER MUSIC

Hello to the world. Today is a really nice day here in New England as we got to watch...
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STOLI GETS TO PICK THE BRAIN OF CEO LEE PARSONS OF DITTO MUSIC

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April 8, 2014
STOLI GETS TO PICK THE BRAIN OF CEO LEE PARSONS OF DITTO MUSIC

Hello there good people of earth, I am writing from rainy Boston, MA. You know I sometimes think about...
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STOLI IS HUMBLED TO ANNOUNCE THE NEW ALBUM BY ONPLANETZU ‘ADVENTURES OF YO MAMA’

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April 2, 2014
STOLI IS HUMBLED TO ANNOUNCE THE NEW ALBUM BY ONPLANETZU ‘ADVENTURES OF YO MAMA’

Hello world and welcome to another edition of Skoped Out. It is my pleasure to be here. I do...
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STOLI IS TRULY MOVED BY JUOCHI’S DEVOTION TO HER FAITH AND MUSIC

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March 18, 2014
STOLI IS TRULY MOVED BY JUOCHI’S DEVOTION TO HER FAITH AND MUSIC

Hello to the world and all good people out there doing the best they can. Before I begin I...
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THE FIONA NOAKES BAND ARE DOING MUCH MORE THAN JUST ‘STARING AT THE CEILING’

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March 11, 2014
THE FIONA NOAKES BAND ARE DOING MUCH MORE THAN JUST ‘STARING AT THE CEILING’

Hello there to the people of this world. Before we begin I must send prayers and thoughts to the...
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STOLI IS READY FOR WARM WEATHER AND AMY ROSE HAS THE “SUNSHINE”

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March 4, 2014
STOLI IS READY FOR WARM WEATHER AND AMY ROSE HAS THE “SUNSHINE”

Hello there good people of the world, hope your week is off on a good note. Last week Justin...
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HATE IT OR LOVE IT STOLI ROCKS WITH PR VETERAN RHONDA BRILLIANT

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February 19, 2014
HATE IT OR LOVE IT STOLI ROCKS WITH PR VETERAN RHONDA BRILLIANT

Good morning to all good people out there in the world. I am so tired of shoveling but we...
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STOLI LEARNS HOW POLAND NATIVE MICHAL RUDAS WAS INFLUENCED FROM INDIA

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February 11, 2014
STOLI LEARNS HOW POLAND NATIVE MICHAL RUDAS WAS INFLUENCED FROM INDIA

Hello world, I hope that you are all having a good week. Who says that it is all doom...
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STOLI HOSTS A TRUE MUSIC VISIONARY LES FRADKIN

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February 4, 2014
STOLI HOSTS A TRUE MUSIC VISIONARY LES FRADKIN

Hello people of the world, hope you are well. Before we begin I want to congratulate Bruno Mars. Bruno...
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STOLI THINKS THE GRAMMYS COULD HAVE USED SOME LINDSEY SAUNDERS

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January 28, 2014
STOLI THINKS THE GRAMMYS COULD HAVE USED SOME LINDSEY SAUNDERS

Hello out there music lovers of earth, hope you are all well. I do not want to overindulge on...
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JIM ALLCHIN REMINDS STOLI TO KEEP DOING WHAT YOU LOVE ONE DAY AT A TIME

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January 14, 2014
JIM ALLCHIN REMINDS STOLI TO KEEP DOING WHAT YOU LOVE ONE DAY AT A TIME

Hello to everyone all over the world today. We are back at it in 2014 and it feels good....
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SKOPE SAYS GOODBYE TO CHRIS WEST

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January 7, 2014
SKOPE SAYS GOODBYE TO CHRIS WEST

Hello to everyone all over the world. Today is a very sad & somber day here at Skope. We...
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MERRY CHRISTMAS: STOLI IS INSPIRED BY THE STORY AND MUSIC OF GODSWILL OGBANGA

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December 24, 2013
MERRY CHRISTMAS: STOLI IS INSPIRED BY THE STORY AND MUSIC OF GODSWILL OGBANGA

Hello to readers all over the world today. I want to wish you all peace, prosperity, and good health...
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STOLI KNOWS NOT TO PIGEONHOLE THE MUSIC OF STEVEN BURTON

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December 10, 2013
STOLI KNOWS NOT TO PIGEONHOLE THE MUSIC OF STEVEN BURTON

Hello there good people of the earth and welcome to another week @ Skoped Out. So I spent some...
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STOLI HAS GOT TO KNOW WHY CLASS REUNION DECLARE ‘NO DRUMS ALLOWED’

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December 4, 2013
STOLI HAS GOT TO KNOW WHY CLASS REUNION DECLARE ‘NO DRUMS ALLOWED’

Hello good music lovers of the world. We have made it to another week and for that I am...
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STOLI & OWEN STEVENSON WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

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November 26, 2013
STOLI & OWEN STEVENSON WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well. For some reason the Thanksgiving week post is one of...
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MATT LALONDE IS PUSHING GREAT MUSIC & CIGARETTES?!

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November 19, 2013
MATT LALONDE IS PUSHING GREAT MUSIC & CIGARETTES?!

Hello people of the world, we are back at it on this Tuesday in November of 2013. Before we...
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STOLI IS CELEBRATING VETERANS DAY WITH GREEN CORN REVIVAL ‘BOUND FOR GLORY’

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November 11, 2013
STOLI IS CELEBRATING VETERANS DAY WITH GREEN CORN REVIVAL ‘BOUND FOR GLORY’

Hello to all on this Veteran’s Day. Before we begin, I want to say a thank you to all...
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STOLI FEELS “LUCKY” TO HAVE STACIE ROSE ON

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November 5, 2013
STOLI FEELS “LUCKY” TO HAVE STACIE ROSE ON

Hello good people, I took a week off for some R&R but now I am back at it. So...
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STOLI HAS BEEN FEELIN’ #9oclockdrop SERIES FROM DUBBY

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October 22, 2013
STOLI HAS BEEN FEELIN’ #9oclockdrop SERIES FROM DUBBY

Hello everyone out there, pleasure to see you here today. I know we have many readers in St Louis,...
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STOLI IS IMPRESSED WITH CALCASKA’S SOUND & WORK ETHIC

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October 15, 2013
STOLI IS IMPRESSED WITH CALCASKA’S SOUND & WORK ETHIC

Hello good people, welcome aboard! As I was starting my day today I got an email from Universal about...
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SKOPE DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SINGLE PREP

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October 9, 2013
SKOPE DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION SINGLE PREP

Skope now offers full service prep for your single before you send it out for digital distribution. Let Skope...
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THE SOOTHING SOUND OF RUSSELL SUERETH IS JUST WHAT STOLI NEEDS

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October 8, 2013
THE SOOTHING SOUND OF RUSSELL SUERETH IS JUST WHAT STOLI NEEDS

Hello world and good people of earth, pleasure we meet like this again. There was a major announcement made...
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BEFORE WINTER COMES IN STOLI GOES BACK TO THE OCEAN

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October 1, 2013
BEFORE WINTER COMES IN STOLI GOES BACK TO THE OCEAN

Here we are again. A new week is upon us, and it’s going to be a good one. Should...
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STOLI IS EXCITED TO CELEBRATE ALBUM #5 WITH GREG FORESMAN

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September 24, 2013
STOLI IS EXCITED TO CELEBRATE ALBUM #5 WITH GREG FORESMAN

Hello people of planet earth. Before we begin I need to address a disturbing trend going on all over...
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HAILEY WOODRUFF SHOWS SHE HAS THE DRIVE & TALENT TO GO IT ALONE

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September 17, 2013
HAILEY WOODRUFF SHOWS SHE HAS THE DRIVE & TALENT TO GO IT ALONE

Hello people of the world, glad to see we are all still here. The more I read the Internet...
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STOLI LOVES DEBBIE GOODMAN FOR HER ABILITY TO SPEAK TRUTH THRU MUSIC

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September 11, 2013
STOLI LOVES DEBBIE GOODMAN FOR HER ABILITY TO SPEAK TRUTH THRU MUSIC

Hello world, pleasure that we meet again. Before we begin I want to acknowledge a man who is not...
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LET STOLI BE THE FIRST TO WELCOME MARY KEEY TO THE USA

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September 4, 2013
LET STOLI BE THE FIRST TO WELCOME MARY KEEY TO THE USA

Good morning world. I hope you are all doing well this week. I love taking time off but coming...
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IF YOU NEED TO WAKE UP PUT ON SOME STONETHROW

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August 27, 2013
IF YOU NEED TO WAKE UP PUT ON SOME STONETHROW

Hello there people of the world. It feels so good to be back & posting again after WordPress 3.6...
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REVIEWS

Xombie, Capital X

Xombie, Capital X

With some brutal beats and out there vocal stylings, Xombie’s latest album Capital X will shake the dust from your weary bones. Stream the full album here: https://soundcloud.com/xombienyc/sets/capital-x/s-VNfUp Starting strong, ‘Velocarapper’ sets out Xombie’s stall with clarity and focus, laying down some aggressive hip hop vocals with some real nu metal leanings. The fusion...

Matt Townsend And The Wonder Of The World

Matt Townsend And The Wonder Of The World

Matt Townsend’s curious blend of  folk rock leans in many ways towards Neutral Milk Hotel and Apples In Stereo, immediately made clear on opening track ‘Seventh Story’. Listen: http://matttownsendmusic.bandcamp.com/ The folksy americana makes good use of lap steel and emotive, wailing vocals and form an undulating rhythm. ‘Carry On’ continues in the same vein,...

Sean Wagner And The Ne’er Do Wells EP

Sean Wagner And The Ne’er Do Wells EP

Blasting into the soundscapes with trumpets blazing, Sean Wagner And The Ne’er Do Wells blend Irish folk, americana and marching band tunes to complete abandon. After seeing Monsters University it irritated me that the best tune on the entire soundtrack wasn’t featured on the main OST. It was ‘Gospel’ by the Marchforth Marching Band,...

Tanya Marie Harris, Second Hand Dreams

Tanya Marie Harris, Second Hand Dreams

Citing inspiration from Patsy Cline to Carrie Underwood, Canadian and Nashville country pop rock singer Tanya Marie Harris is destined to inspire future generations of country music lovers with her new single “Second Hand Dreams”. Something that really stood out to me are the lyrics, her story is about her father that sacrificed his...

D.Z tha DoK, A Souljah’s Ambition

D.Z tha DoK, A Souljah’s Ambition

D.Z tha DoK’s latest mixtape lays down tight beats and confident rhymes, with a narrative approach and a sense of direction all the way. http://www.datpiff.com/DZ-tha-DoK-A-Souljahs-Ambition-mixtape.628239.html Opening with ‘Combative Soul’, the military imagery is immediately present, with a beat that creates the sense of marching onwards to fight a noble battle. Lyrically the track calls...

Larusso, Life In Static

Larusso, Life In Static

Larusso aren’t afraid to hide their influences. Rather, they are the kind of band that shows through their music that they are proud to be a part of the rich legacy of modern hardcore. Larusso-pic-4-750x500Let’s get the comparisons out of the way; Anberlin, Brand New, Yellowcard, Taking Back Sunday (spot the reference in the...

Alex Cook, The Swing Set

Alex Cook, The Swing Set

Who can forget the greatest party of all time? Fortunately I am old enough to remember some of it.  Trust me when I say being in Las Vegas in the 60’s and late 70’s was the place to be as artists like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Tony Bennett dominated the strip and airwaves....

Xander Demos, Guitarcadia

Xander Demos, Guitarcadia

The opening track is titled “Right Angles.” You can tell right form jump not knowing anything about this act that it is definitely metal. This gives you an old school metal feel almost and that is a good thing to me. The third track, “Under A Darkened Sky,” jas some really strong and good...

Amy Rose, Country Crazy

Amy Rose, Country Crazy

The opening track ” Country Crazy” starts off with a great high energy. There are good instrumentals, Amy Rose’s voice adds to the song very nicely. I like the country/pop sound she has! At first I was really into track two, “I Just Want You To Know.” Then, as I listened more and more...

Mike Barnett, Everyone Gets to Dream

Mike Barnett, Everyone Gets to Dream

Midwest artist Mike Barnett, great hooks and melodies to get you thru your day. Old 97′s producer Salim Nourallah produced and played a great bass on the tracks. Dallas super players contributed. Do you miss George Harrison? Me too. One of the greatest things a music-lover can experiences is the discovery of a new...

Rozii Chaos, The Beginning Of The End

Rozii Chaos, The Beginning Of The End

The Beginning Of The End is the latest single by British rock-n-roller Rozii Chaos and it’s got a heck of back story. Apparently Rozii and her band were nearly killed by a meteor as they were driving back from a performance in London, and this lifechanging experience inspired Rozii to write this monster hard...

Jerra Blues, “Soul Inspirer”

Jerra Blues, “Soul Inspirer”

Transformed from a b-girl to an MC on one of the modest hip-hop labels in Russia in 2004, recording a handful of singles as both a rapper and singer, and also winning a few festival contests. “Hip-hop quickly became my religion and the love of my life” Jerrra. Some of my biggest musicial inspirations...

Jude Gwynaire, Singing Rock Lake

Jude Gwynaire, Singing Rock Lake

Opening with ‘Ocean City Groove’, Singing Rock Lake establishes itself as an album filled with a range of influences. We could reel off names like Boards Of Canada, Death In Vegas, Royksopp, and the more obscure sounds of Finland’s Paavoharju. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/judegwynaire54 ‘Girls Of Malibu Canyon’ has a dark, energetic and at times pummeling groove...

A Hundred Years, Cosmic Imbalance

A Hundred Years, Cosmic Imbalance

A Hundred Years is a trio of avowed “creepy dirtbags” from Edmonton. Purveying a genre known as “psychedelic badlands rock,” this group of malnourished, long-haired misfits has – since its inception in early 2012 – acquired a reputation for maniacally intense live shows, be they underground or otherwise. As front man Jeremiah Simmons remarks,...

Deborah Henriksson, Traces

Deborah Henriksson, Traces

Deborah Henriksson’s voice perfectly suits her celtic, ethereal music. Written with her longtime producer Mats Nyman, Traces is a delightful collection of classic, yet modern celtic folk. On ‘Fly’ things sound almost like the symphonic rock of Within Temptation, with slightly gothic hints, but the strongly celtic tones are what carry the song along,...

Marshall Dane, One of These Days

Marshall Dane, One of These Days

How would one describe Marshall Dane? Dane’s voice cuts to the heart of any story, taking you down back roads, through broken lonely hearts, and into hopeful, open skies.    Launched in May 2013, in time for last year’s CMAO Awards – for which he was nominated in several categories including Male Artist and Album...

Stevie Bucks, “Soul Projects” Mixtape

Stevie Bucks, “Soul Projects” Mixtape

With a distinctive style that sits somewhere between Kanye and a kind of caribbean influenced dub, Stevie Bucks shows of his skills as an emcee with his latest mixtape, Soul Projects. Stream the mixtape at Datpiff: http://www.datpiff.com/Stevie-Bucks-Soul-Projects-mixtape.501518.html   From its opening track, the flow is relentless like a steady stream of bullets, and blending...

Kenny Fame, Another Man’s Woman

Kenny Fame, Another Man’s Woman

“A hoe down between Woody from Toy Story and Teenage Fanclub, while they dance around a purple campfire.” Audio – http://www.reverbnation.com/KennyFameMusic/song/21104574-another-mans-woman The archetypical renaissance man, Kenny Fame returns with another track that takes his sound into a totally new direction. This time, Kenny Fame has put his hand to country and blues. Tonally rich,...

The Lost Poets, Insubordia

The Lost Poets, Insubordia

The five tracks that make up The Lost Poets’ Insubordia form a dark, brooding record that draws on a wide range of influences. The EP can be streamed in full at Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lostpoets/sets/the-lost-poets-insubordia Opening with ‘Ode To K’, there are hints of Alter Bridge and even Slipknot, with rich vocals that sustain and break...

Chris Andres, Authentic Outlaw Country

Chris Andres, Authentic Outlaw Country

Americana artists often offer listeners something that is very genuine and can be awe-inspiring. British Columbia based singer / songwriter Chris Andres fits well into this category with his latest release entitled fittingly enough Authentic Outlaw Country. In his own words: The term “Outlaw” gets thrown around a lot in the music biz, but...

Mangoseed, Basquiat

Mangoseed, Basquiat

Mangoseed’s debut album is a funk infused slice of quirky rock. Opening with ‘Lioness’, an energetic track which nods to Rage Against The Machine in terms of funk/rock fusion, while ‘Careful’ lays on the 2-step pretty thick at points, with a cracking snare that you’ll just have to hear yourself to believe it.  ...

Red Undead

Red Undead

Red Undead is an Alternative Rock band from Mission Viejo, CA. . Influences: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Franz Ferdinand, The Strokes, Pixies. The band enjoys pizza, Kirin Ichiban, and pirate tales. Mary Yanashima – vocals, Daniel Jun – drums, Thomas Monroe – guitar, Blake Martin -bass. An original blender of sound mixing bands like White...

Lovesick Saints, Dia De Los Muertos

Lovesick Saints, Dia De Los Muertos

Blasting out ballsy punk rock tinged with hints of dirty southern blues, Lovesick Saints’ Dia De Los Muertos EP is a hook-laden set of punchy tunes. Opening with ‘One Foot In The Grave’, Lovesick Saint’ style is immediately made clear, with their growling guitars and Green Day style vocals. The guitar work even has...

Shudder, Inside My Head

Shudder, Inside My Head

Hailing from the city of Detroit in the US, the rock world brings you “shudder”. Formed in 2003, this 5 piece has had quite an adventure from their early roots to present. However today they are here to show the world they mean business! Combining the sounds of rock and modern melodic metal, you...

John Lynam, WAR

John Lynam, WAR

Gritty, emotive on-the-road country is the dish of the day with John Lynam’s EP WAR. Opening with ‘Daisey’, we’re immediately met with a driving, rolling piece of rock and roll. The guitars are crunchy, the organs swirl in and out, and the lyrics are romantic. Add to that the uplifting chords of the chorus,...

Aluatta, Foolish Game (2014)

Aluatta, Foolish Game (2014)

  This CD “Foolish Game” by Italy’s own Aluatta is sure to one day be remembered as one of the classic good timing Americana-Alt Rock CD’s of recent time – and they’re not even from the states. It’s pure rocking Americana magic the way it used to be, full of cautionary tales, and a...

Canary Burton, Jazz Bird

Canary Burton, Jazz Bird

Canary Burton brings us a jazz compilation called, Jazz Bird. She is a lover of music and is a composer that writes for no other reason except for the love of the game. Some people exude their talents and Burton is one of those who creates pure heart felt music from the deepest depths...

The 12:45 Music Project – (Volume I)

The 12:45 Music Project – (Volume I)

In our modern age of Rap synths and autotune it can be difficult to find the top seeds among the harvest. What makes masters like Snoop Dog, Nelly, Eminem so sought after? Sure they sound good, they look good, the feel good. But above that they got something else. They got what many in...

Jared Wesley, The Reinvention of ‘The Cool’ 2

Jared Wesley, The Reinvention of ‘The Cool’ 2

With its tongue-in-cheek reference to Miles Davis’ seminal Birth Of The Cool, Jared Wesley’s mixtape The Reinvention Of ‘The Cool’ stands in an entirely arena with his old school hiphop. With the intro out of the way, ‘Happy Belated’ immediately establishes Jared Wesley’s style as vintage sounding, with a loose flow and relentless rhymes....

Sulu Babylon, Colour

Sulu Babylon, Colour

British indie rockers Sulu Babylon are here with their EP Colour. It’s tinged with all the british indie rock tones we’ve come to expect, and yet touched with a distinctly American influence. Soundcloud EP streaming: https://soundcloud.com/sulu-babylon/sets/sulu-babylon-colour-ep Opening with ‘See It In Colour’, there’s an immediately fascinating blend of emo and britpop, the vocals shifting...

Frankly Speaking EP

Frankly Speaking EP

Frankly Speaking is the brainchild of Jordon Schneider, a Cincinnati native who, upon taking a music degree, headed to Los Angeles, where he: recorded two albums, appeared on CD compilations with such acts as Lifehouse, and earned a nomination at the 2007 L.A. Music Awards. Having since returned to his hometown, he has performed...

Liz Kennedy hits a “Speed Bump”

Liz Kennedy hits a “Speed Bump”

The Review: Speed Bump by Liz Kennedy was released 2013. A highly anticipated  release from a singer songwriter who hails from the Bay area featuring all original heartfelt songs on acoustic guitar and piano, accompanied by amazing musicians on electric and acoustic guitar, piano, organ and back-up vocals. I call this style of music...

When Summer’s Gone, Knockout Mechanism

When Summer’s Gone, Knockout Mechanism

Exploding with the feisty punk rock of ‘After All’, When Summer’s Gone’s Knockout Mechanism immediately establishes itself as big, bold, and full on rockin’. Stream the full album at Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/when-summers-gone/sets/knockout-mechanism As an album opener, it’s a good way of getting your sound across effectively, with hints of Nirvana on the vocal and touches...

EarthandtheNextSociety, On the path to the 100th Monkey

EarthandtheNextSociety, On the path to the 100th Monkey

In anticipation of their upcoming release, The 100th Monkey, Earth And The Next Society reveal four tracks to give a taste of what is coming up. Soaked in classic rock swagger, these tracks hark back to a time when prog rock reigned, while also acknowledging the clean aesthetics of modern music. https://soundcloud.com/earthandthenextsociety/sets/on-the-path-to-the-100th ‘Cheap Hustle’...

Frostbite, Everything I Crave

Frostbite, Everything I Crave

Frostbite is a one man rock band and constantly evolving portfolio of an emerging Atlanta based producer, experienced performer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter named Chris Compton. Chris Compton writes, performs, produces and releases all Frostbite material under his own dark moniker. Drawing  influences by suspected artists such as Carnivore, A Pale Horse Named Death, Seventh...

Peter Kelly, Fear Of Landing

Peter Kelly, Fear Of Landing

Starting off sounding like Peter Kelly has something of a kinship with Jack Johnson, as ‘Fear Of Landing’ progresses it becomes clear that there is more going on here than might at first seem apparent. The verse is pretty laid back, with an engaging melody and some touching falsetto, but once the chorus kicks...

Kenny Fame, I Need U

Kenny Fame, I Need U

With the pop punch of a male Katy Perry and a side helping of skitteringly eccentric electronica, Kenny Fame’s ‘I Need U’ is incredibly fun, frenetic, and fanciful. I Need U (Lyric Video) http://youtu.be/fLpsKlY_Q-k Completely nuts, laced with 8-bit bleeps, soulful vocals, and airy atmospheric synths, this is music that takes not taking itself...

36?, Where Do We Go From Here?

36?, Where Do We Go From Here?

From its opening bars, Where Do We Go From Here? establishes itself as a diverse and inventive record from 36? (The question mark is on purpose, and possibly even intended to be pronounced.) Drawing on sounds and influences from Arcade Fire, The Polyphonic Spree, and even the Mars Volta at times, Where Do We...

And They Are Us, And They Are Us

And They Are Us, And They Are Us

Dark, dusty, brooding and skulking, And They Are Us opens with the grubby, moody ‘Last Day Of Summer’. Laced with distorted guitars and spoken vocal samples, the track is thrust along its timeline with breakbeats that underpin an exciting fusion of dance, rock, ambient, and dubstep. Link: https://soundcloud.com/andtheyareus ‘Groove Modulator’ stays firmly fixed in...

The Goldilocks Enigma

The Goldilocks Enigma

Interesting and inventive music that comes from a religious perspective is not only hard to come by, but also often hard to listen to. Bands like Danielson have made their mark in the past by using Christian imagery in their music, not as satire or attack but as an authentic use of personal faith...

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