@skopemag news for january 25, 2019 @ 2 pm est

X Ambassadors Release “Boom” Today January 25th

Visceral and instinctive, “BOOM” is a quick-fire anthem for emphatic recovery and personal revolutions. As its beat rocks, personal demons and toxic relationships recede in the rearview mirror. The artwork for “BOOM” is written in Braille and designed in a yellow-on-black colorway. For Casey Harris, the band’s keyboardist and Sam Harris’ brother, who was born blind, it is the first physical manifestation of his work that he has been able to experience visually. He has just 10% of his vision. Listen to “BOOM” here.


“Blind” is the first release of the year for PRETTYMUCH. Previously, they released “Jello,” which was a fan favorite on the group’s headline Funktion Tour. The Mike Sabath produced track follows the release of “Real Friends,” “Solita” featuring Rich The Kid and their Ed Sheeran-penned “Summer On You,” which has over 50 million combined streams to date since its release.

KingJet releases first project – ‘TRAVEL’

(January 25, 2019) Nashville born, LA transplant, singer, songwriter and producer, KingJet has released his debut project, “Travel,” out everywhere today via independently popular. (home to Super Duper Kyle, Ronny J, Theophilus London, Shoffy) The project includes lead single “Ghost” and “Tan Lines” a silky jam, whose companion video ‘feels ’60s-era beach romance B-movie, KingJet at the helm with his prominent lyricism and provocative, love-stricken voice,’ notes Flaunt Magazine. Watch here.


Angel Du$t has announced details of their new LP, PRETTY BUFF, which will be released March 15th on Roadrunner Records (album art / track listing attached). The band has also shared two new tracks – “Bang My Drum” and “On My Way” – which are streaming now along with an official music video for “Bang My Drum” directed by Ian Shelton and featuring the anonymous artist BennY RevivaL.


St Humain – Vibrant Electrifying EP // Critically Acclaimed Artist

St. Humain is known for his vibrant genre-bursting music. Mesmerizing audiences across the globe with his authentic lyricism, stunning electronic soundscapes and slick urban melodies, St. Humain’s songwriting is a true expression of emotion. Through his imaginative and innovative delivery the singer, songwriter and producer illustrates his impressive musicality. St. Humain reveals, “The goal of my music is to make your life better. If my songs don’t mean anything to you and cannot relate to you in any way then I find it sorta useless.”

Salt Lake City Punks Problem Daughter Releasing New Album ‘Grow Up Trash’ on March 22

Salt Lake City, UT punks Problem Daughter have released a brand new song and music video titled “Self Amusing Smile”, the first track is off their forthcoming album “Grow Up Trash” due out March 22nd on Wiretap Records (North America) and Bearded Punk Records (EU).

Fairground Saints Release New Song “California”

Buzzing California-bred and Nashville-based trio, Fairground Saints – Elijah Edwards, Meg McAllister, and Mason Van Valin – have released their new song, “California” today. The track was produced by Marshall Altman (Natasha Bedingfield, Walker Hayes, Frankie Ballard, Amy Grant, Eric Paslay) and mixed by Ryan Hewitt (The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile, Dixie Chicks).

Ella Vos’ new EP Watch And Wait out today, North American tour this spring

Breakout pop star Ella Vos’ new EP, Watch and Wait, is out today—listen/share here. Watch and Wait was written while Vos was undergoing treatment for lymphoma and explores her illness and diagnosis through a deeply personal lens.

American Pleasure Club Announce New LP

American Pleasure Club has announced their new LP Fucking Bliss as well as a new track “what kind of love?” on Noisey. The new LP will be out 3/29 via Run For Cover Records. They also will be touring with Thursday this spring.

Kassi Ashton Releases New Song “Violins” Today


In speaking about the track, Ruth says: “‘Slow Fade’ is about the realization that some things just don’t work out. The hardship that comes with letting go of something that once brought you so much joy. It’s not a bitter break up song. It’s wishing the best for someone and realizing that something better awaits you as well.”

Lovers Leap announce self-titled debut EP, releasing April 19, 2019

Lovers Leap, a brand new partnership of musicians Shelby Means (Sally & George, formerly of Della Mae), Mary Lucey (formerly of Biscuit Burners), Joel Timmons (Sally & George, Sol Driven Train), and Billy Cardine (Acoustic Syndicate, formerly of Biscuit Burners), have announced their debut EP, Lovers Leap. Set to be released April 19, 2019, the eponymous collection of songs is a healthy mix of all four member’s backgrounds; beautiful, tight three-part harmony, dobro acrobatics, easy groove, and galloping bluegrass.

Teach Me Human shares emotive indie-rock single & video “Tell Me That You Love Me”

An energetic yet emotive indie-rock track, “Tell Me That You Love Me” was first written in Iraq, while Cotter was on air force deployment in 2018. He shared, “The lyrics represent the conflict of living in a new and dangerous reality while still attempting to connect with loved ones back at home.” The accompanying music video provides an insight to the lyrics, showing the duality between each individual’s reality. GroundSounds premiered the release, saying that it has an “energetic urgency that pairs perfectly with memorable guitars and huge hooks.”

PREMIERE: Teach Me Human – “Tell Me That You Love Me” (Video)


24kGoldn is an eighteen-year-old rapper and arranger from San Francisco signed to RECORDS LLC. while also being a current student at USC on scholarship, majoring in Business. His debut single “Ballin’ Like Shareef , inspired by the high school dominance of Shaquille O’Neal’s son, was featured on DJBooth.net. After the first listen of the energetic single “Valentino”, RECORDS, LLC. signed Goldn immediately.

American Authors Release Official Music Video for “Stay Around,” OUT NOW!

Alvaro Soler Releases Video For New Single “Loca” Today

SUSTO shares new single “Weather Balloons,”

Charleston-based band SUSTO share new single “Weather Balloons” today. The track is from the forthcoming new album, Ever Since I Lost My Mind, out February 22 via Rounder Records. The new record was produced by Ian Fitchuk (Kasey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly) with input from Osborne’s longtime creative partner Wolfgang Zimmerman.

FAMINEHILL Debut “Ruin”, Announce Signing

Today, Hungarian quintet FAMINEHILL are proud make their comeback on the scene, since 2015, with a brand new track, and quite a few announcements: the new visualette for “Ruin” is premiering right now via Dreambound on YouTube, and idobi Howl as well for the week, while their debut album, “Ascend” will be out April 5th, on their new label, Famined Records.


For more than twenty-five years Kirk Franklin has been a trailblazer, writing, producing and performing uplifting music which is loved by Christian and secular audiences alike. His body of work has garnered twelve GRAMMY® Awards, 43 Stellar Awards, nine NAACP Image Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three BET Awards, and an American Music Award, among other honors.

Listen: Kirk Franklin Debuts New Song, “Love Theory” [NEW MUSIC]

Tiffany Young Drops Dreamy Music Video For “Born Again”

Pop phenomena, Tiffany Young, has announced the release of her single and music video for “Born Again,” produced by Fernando Garibay (Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Whitney Houston). Upon its release at 12:00AM EST last night, #TiffanyYoung was trending Worldwide on Twitter within the first 10 minutes. Building up to the release, Tiffany sent her fans into a frenzy by wiping her official Instagram page of all previous photos, and posting teaser images to her 7 million, and counting, followers.


Production duo BLVK JVCK have been behind the literal boards for some of the biggest hip-hop hits of the millennium under The Runners moniker but over the course of the past year, the duo has stepped out on their own as electronic artists.

Watch 1349 Discuss New Single “Dødskamp,” Which was Inspired by Artist Edvard Munch

Norwegian black metal masters 1349 have recently released ‘Dødskamp,’ a new single that has been commissioned by Innovation Norway, Visit Norway, and the Munch Museum. Along with four Norwegian artists within four different genres of music, 1349 were asked to interpret their angle on a freely selected work by the famous painter Edvard Munch.

Awaken I Am Release New Single, EP Details

Australia’s alt-rock outfit AWAKEN I AM premiere their new single, “Indifference,” with details behind their upcoming EP, The Beauty In Tragedy, a tribute to their late guitarist Connor Verner-Oakley. Set for release on Oakley’s birthday April 26, 2019, the five-track EP features the previously released song/video “Dissolution,” as well as three new tracks dedicated to Oakley. Drummer Luke McKenzie explains, “The last track we had the privilege of recording with Connor was ‘Dissolution,’ he was so proud of it. We shared the same dream with him and we hope to make Connor proud by keeping that dream alive with The Beauty In Tragedy.”


Summer Walker is quietly carving out a niche of her own. Signed to LVRN/Interscope Records, her breakout single“CPR”has over 18 million streams on Apple while her follow up single, “Girls Need Love”has over 56 million streams on Apple. Summer’s garnered early praise from the likes of Billboard & Noiseyand has been featured on several of 2019’s Ones to Watchlists. In October of 2018, Summer released her project, Last Day of Summer,which represented the culmination of a breakthrough year. Complextouts, “It’s still early days, but Summer Walker’s emergence feels like the start of something very special.” Summerunassumingly started the project back in August 2017 by merging her passion for R&B, soul, pop, and alternative and it shows. Like the love child of Jimi Hendrix and Amy Winehouse, Summer Walker brings a new fire and flavor to R&B.

Crows – Silver Tongues LP | Out March 22nd

Crows formed in 2015 and have since built a considerable following for the intensity of their live shows which have seen the band members break bones as well as instruments. Supporting the likes of Girl Band and Wolf Alice in the past, the band will take their deafening live show on the road in support of IDLES for their sell out April tour.