@skopemag News For September 25, 2018 @ 10 AM EST

Calvin Johnson Shares “(I’ve Still Got) Sand In My Shoes” Track Feat. Michelle Branch Via Paste

The new Calvin Johnson album A Wonderful Beast [KLP269] is an experiment in sound. Calvin entered the Audio Eagle Studio in Nashville, TN. using the premise “Rock’n’roll Will Never Die” as a starting point. Working closely with Producer Patrick Carney and Chief Engineer Marc Whitmore, the team tested the resiliency of such time honored materials as the electric guitar, modular synthesizer and trap drum kit, combining them in various ratios with musical elements like chords A, C and Dm. The results are the Frankenstein’s monster of an album, A Wonderful Beast.

OUT NOW: Raul Midon ‘If You Really Want’ + Tour Dates

The New York Times has called Raul Midón “a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus.” Now, with his exciting new album – If You Really Want, out now via Artistry Music/Mack Avenue – Midón’s voice and guitar ride the waves of an actual orchestra: the acclaimed Metropole Orkest, the GRAMMY® Award-winning Dutch ensemble that has collaborated with artists from Al Jarreau and Elvis Costello to Laura Mvula and Snarky Puppy. Midón – who earned his first GRAMMY nomination for Bad Ass and Blind, his Artistry Music/Mack Avenue album of 2017 – worked hand in glove on If You Really Want with another renowned GRAMMY winner and frequent Metropole Orkest collaborator: conductor-composer-arranger Vince Mendoza.

Dr. Sheila L. Johnson returns with her incredible single track “Freedom”

The diverse musical Gospel artist, Dr. Sheila L. Johnson affectionately known as “Dr. Sheila” is back again with her new single “Freedom”, which is the latest Church track to resonate from the music warehouse of Enon Music Group. “Freedom” reached the Billboard Hot Singles Sales Chart at the 9th position.

ZSUZSIKA Releases ‘Start Again’ Single

Zsuzsika is an Australian born singer/songwriter with a family background of Hungarian/Polish descent. She grew up in Australia, however in her earlier years lived on her grandmother’s farm in Hungary with her family.

Zsuzsika has released her debut EP called Start Again. The EP was recorded with USM records at Universal School of Music. It was recorded, produced, composed and mixed by Michel Kroll

Neuromantics share video for powerful debut single ‘Solaris’

It’s a dilemma familiar to even the most marginally ambitious of us and one which, as frontman Daniel Pye reveals, informs the debut single by Neuromantics, a London four-piece who are fast establishing themselves as one of London’s most exciting alternative-rock acts. Set to a powerful and gritty track that manages to cross the spectrum from Dinosaur Jr to Kings of Leon with its noise-rock-style guitar melody, growling bass and stadium-sized indie beats, Daniel’s anthemic vocals tell of “notions related to self-doubt, the challenges and fears of taking risks, and finding your place in the world. The chorus lyrics point to the idea that life itself can be interpreted as a ‘show’ and it really comes down to us as individuals as to how our unique show is going to be performed.”

She Drew The Gun – ‘Resister Reprise’ – the new track available now

She Drew The Gun have shared the new video for ‘Resister Reprise’, the blistering second track to be taken from the Wirral band’s new album ‘Revolution Of Mind’ following lead single ‘Resister’, which was premiered by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6Music and is currently on the station’s A-List.

Boston Is 2018’s 9th Best Coffee City in America – WalletHub Study

With National Coffee Day around the corner and the U.S. coffee industry currently valued at $48 billion, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best Coffee Cities in America as well as accompanying videos, along with its list of top coffee deals and discounts offered by retailers during the holiday.

To determine the best local coffee scenes in America, WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 14 key indicators of a strong coffee culture. The data set ranges from coffee shops, coffee houses and cafés per capita to average price per pack of coffee.

Vaureen share new single ‘Secret’

Formed in 2011 in Brooklyn, New York, three-piece Vaureen are anything but straight-forward. Combining the off-kilter fuzz of mid-90’s grunge aligned against abreactive passages of noise, left-of-centre shoegaze and the bleak doom of psych-infused stoner rock, Vaureen create a brooding, nihilistic sound, steeped in a raw energy and honesty that could shake even the most apathetic listener. With an acclaimed EP behind them along with a number of US live dates under their belt, the band are now set to release their debut album ‘Extraterra’.

Song Premiere: Vaureen – “Secret”

Dave Matthews Band to Embark on 10-City Arena Tour

Dave Matthews Band have announced a 10-city arena tour kicking off on November 27 at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH. The east coast trek will include a two-night stand at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden on November 29 and November 30 as well as two hometown shows in Charlottesville, VA at John Paul Jones Arena on December 14 and December 15. A portion of proceeds from the John Paul Jones shows will go to support the redevelopment of public housing in Charlottesville.

For members of the DMB Warehouse Fan Association, an online presale will begin on Tuesday, September 25 at 9:00 AM ET and closes Saturday, Sept. 29 at 3:00 pm EST at www.warehouse.davematthewsband.com. Citi is the official credit card of the Dave Matthews Band Arena Tour. As such, Citi card members will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, October 2 at 9:00 am local through Thursday, October 4 until 10:00 pm local. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. The general public on sale will be Friday, October 5 at 9:00 AM local, noon in Boston.The upcoming arena tour will feature a wide mixture of songs from throughout the band’s career, including material from their new album Come Tomorrow (RCA Records). With its entrance atop the Billboard 200 in June, Dave Matthews Band became the first group in history to have seven consecutive studio albums debut at No. 1. Come Tomorrow also took the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart, logging the biggest sales week for a rock album in more than four years.