Weekend Edition – @skopemag news for March 16, 2019 @ noon est

LUCY SPRAGGAN Announces New Album “Today Was A Good Day,” Shares New Single “Lucky Stars”

LUCY SPRAGGAN is in a good place and wants to share it with the world. Today, she announces her fifth studio album Today Was A Good Day out on May 3, 2019 via Cooking Vinyl. In addition, she has released a new video for the single “Lucky Stars” and is currently in the midst of a string of U.S. shows to promote the announcement. This includes headline shows in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Anaheim, as well as performing on the Melissa Etheridge Cruise (dates below). You can pre-order the album here.


GRAMMY® Award nominated singer-songwriter Anderson East will be co-headlining the Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, Tennessee, performing alongside chart-topping rock band The Revivalists. Tickets to the show – set for Wednesday, August 28th – are on sale-now. For ticketing information, tour updates, and more, please visit andersoneast.com.

15 – Yountville, CA – Yountville Live 2019
21 – New York, NY – Carnegie Hall *
19 – Tyagarah, NSW, AUS – Byron Bay Bluesfest 2019 †
26 – Panama City Beach, FL – Sand Jam 2019 †
24 – Napa, CA – BottleRock Napa Valley †
29 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap ‡
12 – Minneapolis, MN – Basilica Block Party
3 – LaGrange, GA – Sweetland Amphitheatre at Boyd Park §
24 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre ^
28 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater ^

NEW VIDEO: “Good Thing” – Heartstreets


Describing the “Manic Pixie Dream” video, Chloe notes, “This video symbolizes how destructive the manic pixie dream girl trope is in relationships because of how unrealistic it is and how it sets really toxic expectations for young women.”


Atlantic singer-songwriter Nikki Vianna has teamed up with Matoma for an explosive new collaborative single “When You Leave,” available now via all DSPs. “When You Leave” marks the follow-up to Vianna’s debut single “Done,” which has amassed over 6 million worldwide streams and was deemed an “undeniable banger” by Billboard upon release.

DEAFKIDS: Metaprogramação LP Out Today Through Neurot Recordings And Streaming In Its Entirety

Brazilian experimental/industrial noise punk trio DEAFKIDS presents their intense third LP, and first full-length for Neurot Recordings, Metaprogramação.

Jake Miller Drops “NIKES” :: EP out 3/29

Singer, songwriter, and producer Jake Miller releases new song “NIKES” today off his highly anticipated six-song EP entitled BASED ON A TRUE STORY. due out on March 29th via RED MUSIC. The 80s synth-infused track is backed by rich production, personal lyrics, and a hummable guitar all courtesy of Miller. “NIKES” debuted on 10 New Music Friday playlists worldwide including the U.S. as well as Apple Music’s Best of the Week playlist. It is the follow up to Miller’s hit “WAIT FOR YOU,” which is currently sitting in the Top 45 at U.S. pop radio and has clocked 5 million U.S. streams to date.

Ted Jasper (BBC Radio 1, Boiler Room, 1Xtra) | Shares New Single

Drawing influence from an array of names, from Kanye West, to St Germain and The Neptunes, Jasper’s ‘Back For More’ single draws on a compelling network of downtempo house, hip-hop and jazz – merging the worlds of sinewy guitar, smooth-as-butter vocals and glittering electronica. Thematically, the track found inspiration in 90s cult flick, ‘Rounders’ – finding Jasper tinkering with lyrics for the first time.

Eric Church Extends “Double Down Tour” with 13 Additional Shows

After a rousing start to his Double Down Tour, Eric Church spoke directly to his faithful Church Choir in a video message, announcing 13 added shows across eight cities (with multiple nights in select arenas) to his 2019 trek, Sept. 13 through Nov. 23, to follow the 19 cities previously announced this spring.

Rod Wave Is a Walking Contradiction in the “Popular Loner” Video

Battling his demons through his soulful and melodic music, Rod Wave is remarkably down-to-earth for a rising rap star. Sharing some images from his wild lifestyle, Rod shares “Popular Loner.” Exploring his contradictory persona above plaintive piano chords and soaring guitar, Rod reveals his inner conflict in the new single, wielding his introversion as a weapon: “I don’t get along with my peers/I’m at war with myself/So fuck you and everybody else.” The video finds Rod in a montage of recent life and career highlights, from a trip to Times Square, to press interviews, to relaxing in the canals of St. Petersburg. Even though great things are happening for him, Rod Wave is still the same Rod he’s always been.


MISSIO have released their official single “I See You” today. “I See You” is the third track release off their upcoming sophomore album The Darker The Weather // The Better The Man which is due out April 12th via RCA Records.

‘Trunk Muzik 3’ By Yelawolf Due Out 3/29

Acclaimed hip-hop artist Yelawolf has announced a March 29th release date for his highly anticipated new album, Trunk Muzik 3. The album will be Yelawolf’s fifth full-length for Slumerican/Shady Records/Interscope.

Trunk Muzik 3 arrives as the follow-up to Trial by Fire, a self-produced 2017 album featuring appearances from artists as eclectic as Juicy J, Travis Barker, Kid Rock, and Wynonna Judd. The Alabama-born artist’s previous albums also include Love Story — a 2015 release certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

“Trunk Muzik 3 is my third installment to the Trunk Muzik series. The album gets back to these 808’s and classic southern rap cadences. Of all the album styles and songs I’ve released over the years, this was the funnest project to make .. I’m inspired again! And I’m proud to be releasing it with my SHADY family.. time to fuck shit up and GET BUCK !!!” says Yelawolf of Trunk Muzik 3.

Hoodrich Pablo Juan Reveals His Mantra in “Slang Dope”

A first-ballot entrant to the flexer’s hall of fame, Hoodrich Pablo Juan is not afraid to show off his ill-gotten gains. Coming through with an anthem for his fellow dealers, Pablo shares “Slang Dope,” his new single. Repeating the titular phrase until it becomes a hypnotic mantra, Pablo crafts a bite-sized banger, creating tension with his soft-spoken delivery atop distant, whirring synths and distorted bass. “Slang Dope” is the latest single from BLO, Pablo’s upcoming project, arriving this spring via 1017 Eskimo/Alamo.


Angel Du$t have released their Roadrunner Records debut LP, PRETTY BUFF, which is available today at all DSPs with exclusive bundles – including limited edition vinyl – available at – angeldustmoney.com.


Today, Mississippi artist/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Dear Silas releases his new single “Under My Feet” via RCA Records. The track is from his forthcoming album, The Last Cherry Blossom.

Billy Kenny unveils brand-new track ‘JustCame For The Music’ on Ultra Records

Following on from his recent world tour, LA-based producer and vocalist Billy Kenny has dropped a brand new production ‘Just Came For The Music’ on globally renowned label Ultra Records.

15-Y.O. Melodic Rap Prodigy Suigeneris Drops Suinami Mixtape

With a preternatural ear for hooks and infectious melody, Bay Area 15-year-old Suigeneris bursts with hitmaking potential. Demonstrating the songwriting ability and precocious swag that endeared him to artists like Lil Skies and Landon Cube, Suigeneris levels up with Suinami, his second project. Kicking off with the outrageously confident “Frank Muller,” and its opening line “15, making six figures, are you ballin like this?”, Suinami is the ideal canvas for the young spitter to paint on, with instrumentals ranging from the hyperactive, piano-led beats of his home region to lurching trap to candy-coated SoundCloud-style backing tracks. The follow-up to The Cheat Code, Suie’s 2018 debut project, Suinami hosts the recent single “Lucifer,” which has over 1 million combined streams. Featuring appearances from NLE Choppa, DaBoii, Lildaddex, TJ Porter, and Jasper, Suinami arrives via EMPIRE.

New Jane’s Party Video for “Casual Island”

With each single, it’s becoming clear that Casual Island, Jane’s Party’s fourth, full-length, is the band’s most successful and mature effort to date. Touching on relationships, politics, the pervasiveness of technology, and the intractability of human nature, the album is carried by the breezy riffs and lush vocal harmonies that have become the pop-rock quartet’s hallmark.


Artist: Philly – Track: Wop Talk

CIERRA RAMIREZ // Star of “Good Trouble” + “The Fosters” Releases New Single + Video “Liquid Courage (Love Me Better)”

Billboard exclusively premiered the video yesterday and said – “Good Trouble star Cierra Ramirez unveiled the steamy video for her new single, …the actress rocks a variety of sultry looks — including an ivory pantsuit with nothing underneath — and spars with a hunky fencing partner while delivering the single’s come-hither lyrics.”

Singer/Songwriter Steve Rodgers Debut Album “Head Up High” Receives Rave Reviews!

The long awaited debut album by Steve Rodgers released in 2017 was well worth that wait! With eleven tracks in total, Steve opens with his first single “I Will Grow” and his second single, the title track from the album, “Head Up High.” As you listen through all the tracks you will find this album is both uplifting and emotive at the same time. Steve Rodgers writes from experience and from the heart so expect a truly personal experience.


WE ARE SCIENTISTS Release New Track “Give It Up”

Brooklyn-based power-pop troupe WE ARE SCIENTISTS have just released the brand new single “Give It Up”. The song features a stripped down acoustic instrumentation setting the backdrop for carefully arranged, rich harmonies that add power to the track’s heartfelt lyrics.

We Are Scientists share new track, “Give It Up”

VASSY’s “Concrete Heart” w/ Disco Fries Out Now

“I drew inspiration from the notion that we all want to experience love but without getting hurt,” VASSY shares. “The fear of being vulnerable is a feeling we can all relate to and my hope is that ‘Concrete Heart’ will evoke the feeling of a newfound fearless love!”

Chase Walker – TGIF! Here’s a song to get your weekend started:

One of my favorite gospel tunes!

Posted by Chase Walker Band on Friday, March 15, 2019