@skopemag news for march 19, 2019 @ 11:30 am est


Death Race For Love, the second studio album by Chicago artist Juice WRLD, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with 165K equivalent units. Additionally, Death Race For Love marked the second-biggest streaming week of any album released this year, with over 200 million global streams. The album was released March 8 on Grade A Productions/ Interscope Records.

Jonas Brøg – All Across The Sky in Spotify’s NMF

Danish producer/songwriter Jonas Brøg has released a new single “All Across The Sky”. The laid back indie-pop track is about the process of closing a chapter and moving on to a new journey. Last week it premiered via Buzz Music and Denmark’s biggest national radio station P4, and today you can find it in Spotify NL’s New Music Friday Playlist: All Across The Sky.

Lupe Fuentes Releases New Ep ‘No Rules’ Ft. Dances With White Girls- Out Now Via Psycho Disco!

With mentorship from legends like Roger Sanchez, Kerri Chandler, and Todd Terry, Colombian artist Lupe Fuentes has released over 100 records on labels like MadTech, Lost Records, Simma Black, Roush Label, Safe Music, Inhouse, Undr the Radr, Nervous, and many more. Today, Fuentes adds yet another release to her extensive roster as well as marks her debut on Atlanta-based House label Psycho Disco! Records.

Perth’s Alex Arpino shares retro gaming inspired video for new single ‘Falling Away to the Moonlight’

Alex Arpino has had a rich history in Perth music, with a decade fronting indie pop purveyors The Autumn Isles behind him, he has now set out on a solo escapade with his debut self-tilted record. Following on from singles Space Ghost (In a Puppet) and I Remember You (Dancing with the Devil), Alex finds himself exploring social anxiety via the medium of big harmonies and punchy synth arpeggios with Falling Away to the Moonlight.

Sasha March unveils bright new slice of alt-indie with single, ‘Ten Days’

Embracing a new creative chapter for 2019, Sasha March presents earnest vibrancy in her new single, ‘TEN DAYS’. Hailing from Adelaide, now based in Sydney, March’s new music signals a journey down a new musical path. As one of South Australia’s most renowned vocalists and musicians, March’s latest release in ‘Ten Days’ is one that still remains true to her folk foundations, but defined by strong alt-indie instrumentation and delivery.

Lil Poppa Announces New Project » “Man of The Year” Now at 135K+ Views!

With his powerful wordplay and soulful storytelling, Lil Poppa turns each of his songs into an up-close account of life in his hometown of Jacksonville, FL. Today the dynamite young talent — and birthday boy — announced the release date and cover art for his upcoming project Under Investigation 2. Poppa released two new singles titled “Dangerous” and “Man of The Year” — the latter of which came with a music video that has already racked up over 135,000 views in less than a week.

ROMASA: New Orleans-Based Sludge/Crust Trio

New Orleans, Louisiana-based sludge/crust trio, ROMASA, featuring within its ranks members of Ossacrux And Witch Burial, will kick off a seven-date stretch of live dates this week. The trek will commence March 19th and run through March 26th with additional shows to be announced in the coming weeks. See all confirmed dates below.

ADAM ANT announces USA 2019 tour

Following a world tour to sold-out venues throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Adam Ant confirms his 2019 “Friend or Foe” USA tour from September 4 to October 1.

Adam Ant “Friend or Foe” USA tour 2019
Wednesday, September 4, Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theatre
Friday, September 6, St. Louis MO, The Pageant
Saturday, September 7, Chicago, IL, Riviera Theatre
Sunday, September 8, Minneapolis, MN, Pantages Theatre
Wednesday, September 11, Cincinnati, OH, Taft Theatre
Friday, September 13, Detroit, Royal Oak Music Theatre
Saturday, September 14, Cleveland, OH, Masonic Auditorium
Sunday, September 15, Toronto, ON, The Danforth Music Hall
Tuesday, September 17, Boston, MA, Boch Center Shubert Theatre
Thursday, September 19, New York NY, Beacon Theatre
Friday, September 20, Philadelphia, PA, Merriam Theater
Saturday, September 21, Mashantucket, CT, Fox Theatre
Monday, September 23, Washington, DC, Lincoln Theatre
Wednesday, September 25, Greensboro, NC, Carolina Theatre
Friday, September 27, Atlanta, GA, Symphony Hall
Saturday, September 28, Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theatre
Sunday, September 29, Orlando, FL, Hard Rock
Tuesday, October 1, Miami, FL, The Fillmore

Wolfchild // new single

New York Country Artist, Ken Wilber, Releases Lyric Video for New Single, “You’ve Gone to My Head”

“This is such a nice, flowing love song; the kind that just grabs you. I recorded this song in February on 2018 as part of my first session in Nashville. My daughter was seven months old at the time and that was the longest I had ever been away from my family. I was missing my wife and daughter and that was my inspiration for my performance of the song,” said Ken Wilber. “The lyrics and the melody transported me back in time to how I felt when my wife and I first started dating. My hope is that people can listen to this song and be reminded of similar experiences in their own life.”

Tori Amos meets EBTG: Heather O’Neill’s “Pricking a Witch” Signals Sonic Sorcery

Singer-songwriter, Heather O’Neill has turned to ancient and dark places to find inspiration for her forthcoming single, “Pricking a Witch”. Taking its title from the practice in the 16th century of witch-finders and family members testing the “cleanliness of the suspect – they were stripped, examined for marks, and pricked with needles to test their sorcery, with a lack of reaction taken to mean they were in league with the Devil himself.” Heather drags this into the 21st Century, wondering if it is still the people closest to you who are most likely to betray you.

New release: Phonettes – Now We’ve Lost It All (single)

Phonettes is the project around the songs of Amsterdam based singer-songwriter and film composer Daan Hofman. About two years ago he started writing material from scratch with only an analog synthesizer, two guitars and a computer. He sings, plays all instruments, and wrote and produced all the tracks of the upcoming EP Algorithm Love.

Kasador: ‘Brood & Bloom’

“Blood & Bloom” is the title track of our upcoming full-length that’s set to be released this fall. Produced in part by Graham Walsh (Sam Roberts, Lights, Wintersleep) and by The Tragically Hip’s Rob Baker & Gord Sinclair, we recorded this album in two chunks at Bathouse Studios throughout 2017/18.

Heron Shares Single “Splashdown”

“‘Splashdown’ opens on resonant guitars, gleaming and lingering, as if waiting for encouragement. Inspiration arrives, as the harmonics gently swell, adding measured percussion and an austere bass line. Deep, vibrant synths bathe the tune in echoing breadth. As the washes of colors intensify, the soundscape attains an ethereal beauty both immediate and transcendent.” – Popdust

New video: Swedish indie-rock duo Slide release video for new single ‘If You Say’

SAINT VITUS Premieres New Song, “Bloodshed,” via The Obelisk

American doom metal Godfathers SAINT VITUS have partnered up with The Obelisk to premiere “Bloodshed,” the second single from their forthcoming eponymous album.

Review & Track Premiere: Saint Vitus, Saint Vitus


Critically acclaimed pop extraterrestrial Morgan Saint will join LÉON on her 2019 You And I Tour as direct support. The jaunt kicks off April 19 in Washington, D.C. at 9:30 Club, rolls through major markets coast-to-coast, and comes to a close on May 21 in Nashville, TN at The Basement East. Eight shows have already sold out completely!

new Jamila Woods song

Jamila Woods just dropped “Eartha” from her upcoming album LEGACY! LEGACY! out May 10th via Jagjaguwar / Closed Sessions. Inspired by Eartha Kitt, Jamila says of the track:

“‘Who gonna share my love for me with me?’ These are the thoughts that play in your head after an argument with your partner. These are the pages you write in your journal the next morning. This is everything you wish you could have said, or everything you’ve said a million times without it being heard. The moment you realize you are worthy of more. Inspired by the badass spirit and wisdom of Eartha Kitt.”

Bailo to Release “Flatline”

Trap and Bass DJ/producer–BAILO–will release his newest track, “Flatline” on Thrive Music. The song draws you in with atmospheric elements, pulsing quicker and quicker until the listener is near ‘flatlining’ – only to be suddenly led into a death-defying drop.


This spring, James Beard® Foundation Book Award nominee Questlove makes his first proper foray into the food industry as he introduces “Questlove’s Cheesesteak™,” made with Impossible™ plant-based meat.

Questlove encountered the Impossible™ Burger in 2015. He was immediately impressed with Impossible Foods’™ plant-based product and their mission to be the leading manufacturer of sustainable foods. Additionally, he resonated with the company’s ambitious goal to impact the global environment by creating a delicious and sustainable alternative to animal meat. In 2017, he became an investor in the Silicon Valley based-company.

GLITTER WIZARD share new song off “Opera Villains” album

San Francisco’s freaky hard rock revelers GLITTER WIZARD unveil a new track off their fourth album ‘Opera Villains’, due out 4/20 on Heavy Psych Sounds Records.

K.Flay Debuts Official Video For ‘Bad Vibes.’

Two-time Grammy® Award-nominated Night Street/Interscope Records artist K.Flay returns today with her official video for “Bad Vibes.” The video was directed by Lorraine Nicholson and stars actress Kathryn Gallagher (“Annika” from the Netflix series ‘You’) alongside K.Flay.

The Cranberries Release New Single “Wake Me When It’s Over”

While many bands may aspire to be timeless, or have a sound that transcends the whims of musical fashion, The Cranberries are one of the few to have achieved that. Play one of the Irish rock group’s early anthems such as “Linger” or “Dreams,” and they sound as fresh – and deliver as much of an emotional sucker-punch – as when they captured a generation’s hearts in the 1990s.

Introducing: Joyero (Andy Stack of Wye Oak)

Please welcome Joyero, the new songwriting project of Andy Stack, to Merge Records! In addition to his role as one half of Wye Oak, Stack has gained notoriety in recent years as a multi-instrumental collaborator with Lambchop, EL VY, Helado Negro, Madeline Kenney, and Thor Harris, among others. Today, we introduce Joyero with a brand-new song called “Salt Mine.”