@skopemag news for February 16, 2019 @ noon est


California alt. rockers The Mowgli’s have released “Norman Rockwell,” the third single from their forthcoming EP American Feelings out March 1. The song, along with the album art were both inspired by Norman Rockwell’s painting Painting The Little House and the idea of painting yourself into a better life.

Queen of Funk Chaka Khan Releases New Album ‘Hello Happiness’, OUT NOW!

The Queen of Funk Chaka Khan has today released ‘Hello Happiness’, her first album in twelve years, via Diary Records / Island Records, the new label formed by Major Lazer founder and Grammy-nominated producer Switch with artist/songwriter Sarah Ruba Taylor. It has emerged to rapturous acclaim, with many critics hailing it as one of the finest albums of her career.

Yoshi Flower Releases Brand New Track “Dirty Water” Today On Rock Mafia/Interscope Records

Yoshi Flower is an emerging multi-genre artist, writer, and producer raised in Detroit, MI. Today he unveils a brand-new track titled “Dirty Water” on Rock Mafia/Interscope Records. The self-written and produced song premiered on Hypebeast today and is now available via all digital platforms.

Gethen Jenkins Releases New Single “Restless Ways”

Gethen Jenkins today releases his new single “Restless Ways” that is available across all digital streaming platforms now via Five Music Company/RED MUSIC. Co-written alongside George Shingleton, the single was produced by four-time Grammy Award winner Vance Powell (Chris Stapleton, Jack White, Old 97’s, and Buddy Guy) and recorded at Nashville’s Sputnik Studios. “Restless Ways” is the follow-up to Gethen’s debut lead single, “Bottle In My Hand,” which premiered on Billboard. Both singles are off Western Gold, Gethen’s forthcoming full-length debut album-set to be released later this year-in which he wrote or co-wrote every song.

BRUX Enchants On Soul-Captivating “Belong”

“Her penchant for walking her own path instead of steering away from traditional songwriting formats goes hand-in-hand with the production, which sets her even further apart from anyone else in her field.” – COMPLEX UK

BRUX Enchants On Soul-Captivating “Belong”

LA Indie Rockers The Drives Release New Single

Since coming together in early 2017, The Drives have accelerated into our musical consciousness with their infectious blend of indie rock and electro-pop. Comprised of singer/guitarist, Andrew Levin, and producer/songwriter, Casey Chen, the band makes use of catchy guitar hooks and vocal effects to create a uniquely modern vibe.

Gashi Unleashes New Track “That’s Mine” in Honor of Kosovo Independence Day ft. Ledri Vula

Continuing a breakthrough 2019 highlighted by millions of streams and widespread acclaim, Brooklyn crossover superstar GASHI reveals a new track entitled “That’s Mine” [feat. Ledri Vula] today via Honesty Saves Time/RCA Records.The release arrives in honor of Kosovo Independence Day.

Algebra Mothers’ “Strawberry Cheesecake” 7″ out today on Third Man Records

This is THE single. 1979. Detroit, Michigan. A-Moms, a.k.a. Algebra Mothers, were one of the Midwest’s early cutting-edge new wave punk groups, who would go on to play shows with like-minded artists Pere Ubu and Destroy All Monsters. And this is their only release ever, that is, up until Third Man released a compilation of unreleased and live material last summer. Now you have the chance to own a reissue of the single that sparked it all, in 3 vibrant and eye-catching colorways.

The Bluegrass Situation premieres Renee Wahl’s “From Here To There”

“To me, this song is about the beauty and pain of discovery and then loss, and in knowing you can never go back,” Wahl explained to The Bluegrass Situation. “From Here To There,” a reverb-laden road song simmers with desert heat, is one of nine gems featured on Cut To The Bone. The album, produced by Stuart Mathis (The Wallflowers, Lucinda Williams) and recorded in Nashville, is a self-exploration of discovery, awareness, and finding the beauty in spite of something painful. She writes from her heart, occasionally changing names “to protect the innocent.” These songs are her darkest, rawest yet, as Wahl opens herself up more than ever before.

Actor/Singer/Former Teen Idol Leif Garrett Announces Upcoming Memoir

Leif Garrett has announced that his memoir, Idol Truth, will be released in July 2019 from Post Hill Press (New York / Nashville). The memoir, to be co-written with well-known author/journalist Chris Epting, promises to be a no-holds-barred look at the former teen idol’s life, crammed with untold personal stories, wild celebrity anecdotes and many rare photos from Garrett’s private collection.

In the late 1970s, Leif Garrett came to define the ultimate American teen idol. His posters hung in the bedrooms of millions of teenage girls all over the world.

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First Listen: “Open Eyes”

“Open Eyes” (stream on SoundCloud) is about getting close to people who are difficult to get to know because they don’t immediately reveal themselves to you. However, once they do, it can be really rewarding getting to know someone who is guarded.

Def Jam’s self-reflective rapper MAXO drops “In My Penny’s” – LISTEN NOW

Maxo, 23, started recording his musings just a few years ago, inspired by his older brother’s struggles in coping with the world around him.