Weekend Edition – @skopemag news for March 24, 2019 @ 7:30 am est

Pop Songwriter, Kat Holland, Unveils NEW EP // Premiered on Genre is Dead!

At the beginning of 2018, Holland recorded her new EP in the famed Village Studios in Los Angeles. Since then, she has been busy gigging, composing, and working with her band in Charlotte. Holland draws from many musical influences that include Norah Jones, Adele, and Maroon 5.

PREMIERE: Stream Kat Holland’s New EP ‘Retrovision’

Flora Cash’s EP “Press” out today!

The video, which was filmed in and around Malmö Sweden, and was directed by Christofer Nilsson of Mohave Media, premiered on Billboard.com. Billboard called the video “lush” and stated that “Flora Cash prove that their songs are meant to carry a larger, lasting message.”

John Paul White (The Civil Wars) premieres new music via American Songwriter

“This song came out of nowhere. The title of the song was born of a conversation with my wife, Jenny,” explains White. “We were reminiscing about harder times in the past, moments where we struggled to get by. I said derisively, ‘Ah, the good old days.’ And we both thought, why do people say that? The last thing I’d want to do is go back and relive it. These are the good days. The best, I’d like to believe, are yet to come.”

Gabe Lee Takes a Closer Look at Love on ‘farmland’ // Out Today

“Nashville folkie Gabe Lee makes a mark with gritty, resonant vocals on ‘Alright, Ok’ as he reflects on perceived flaws and mistakes.” – PopMatters

Reason|Define // All-female hard-rock band release new music video “Inferno” today!

All-female hard-rock/post-hardcore band Reason|Define release energetic music video for “Inferno”. The video gives an inside look into their world on tour and the live music experience. Mosh pits and headbanging invite fans to enjoy the band’s anthems with their friends and fellow music lovers. The video transports audiences back to the roots of what hard-rock music is about: having fun, letting go, and surrounding yourself with others that enjoy the same things as you. Reason|Define create a community where the music is central, regardless of personal background. By showing what fans can expect at a live show, it gives them a chance to see how they can interact with this community and become a part of the Reason|Define fan base and family.

Augustine showcases raw magic with stripped video of debut ‘Luzon’

Moving through potent indie-pop while incorporating jazz-influenced instrumentation, and fusing altogether under an umbrella of bedroom electronica, 22-year-old Stockholmer AUGUSTINE makes his debut with ‘Luzon’ working alongside LÉON’s producer Rahmani.



Sharing the details for what promises to be his biggest record yet, DJ Khaled reveals his twelfth full-length—the mega-anticipated Father of Asahd—will arrive in stores and at all digital retailers on May 17, 2019 via We The Best Music Group/Epic Records.

Keith Wallen Releases New Video for Single “CROWS”

Alternative solo artist Keith Wallen released his dark new video for single titled “Crows” today.

“Crows is a song that I had for a little while. I’ve always been a fan of Westerns and I thought it would be cool to write a song that had that kind of feel to it. Crows is about the human spirit manifested through the eyes of of Crow, watching events of the world and wanting to escape, and keeping the faith that things can always get better and that love can prevail” says Wallen.

Cellus Hamilton Drops Sex album on his Wedding Day!

Hip-Hop artist, Cellus Hamilton has officially released his new album! The 40 minute album features an all R&B soundscape and is a raw as it gets. Diving intensely into the topics of commitment, sex, and conflict, Cellus Hamilton has given us his most intimate album yet.

Inspired & the Sleep – ‘Liaison’ x Spotify

“Liaison is our song about the apprehension of feeling stuck at a midpoint in life as it relates to your personal goals and the people around you.” – Inspired


On March 23, global icon BTS once again held a massive offline ARMYPEDIA event ‘ARMY UNITED in SEOUL’ that sold out in minutes. A crowd of 10,000 ARMY gathered at the Oil Tank Culture Park in Seoul to celebrate their memories of BTS. The event was live streamed around the world, garnering more than 130,000 viewers through BTS’ official YouTube channel BANGTANTV.


R E L’s current project is a 3-side visual album, EVOCAPOP. “Surgery”, the 1st single released from Side A of the project, came out on November 2nd. “Nanagrams”, the 2nd single, released on November 30th, with a music video premiere on LADYGUNN magazine Jan 7th. “Back to the River” & “Masquerade” came out February 22. She will release Side A of the project this March 22nd, 2019.


Under a week shy of launching the much-anticipated “Breaking The Internet” Tour, Pontiac, MI rapper and social media phenomenon DDG unleashes his Sorry 4 the Hold Up EP today.


“Suzi Wu is the badass pop music needs” – Pigeons & Planes

JINJER Release Music Video For New Single “Teacher, Teacher!”

One of the hardest working bands in the heavy metal landscape at the moment, Ukrainian juggernaut JINJER have released the fourth video single, titled “Teacher, Teacher!”, from their critically acclaimed EP ‘Micro’, which was released on Napalm Records in January of this year.

New > Blue Angels > “Sue” EP > out now > UNO NYC

This experiment fulfils on the faintly melodic extended tracks to date and takes the first steps toward touching on a softer sided sound bath, submerging listeners in late night AM channel frequencies. These superbly dusty soundscapes reminiscent of golden age Burial meet with a darker folk side for the first time, akin to The Caretaker but crossed channels with early Bon Iver. The elusive producer has reached a climax of soulful club on “Gil” and “Cryin” while transforming to deeply chilled out songwriter levels on “Ceo” and breaking the boundaries of chopped and screwed shoegaze with “Dislocation” – accompanied by a video from renowned video artist Leah Walker.


Singer, songwriter, and GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Shooter Jennings has announced he will join legendary Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan on the North American Tour in support of his forthcoming solo album Tenderness. Jennings, who produced the album, and his band will serve as both direct support and McKagan’s backing band on the tour, which kicks off on May 30, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA and wraps on June 16, 2019 in Seattle, WA. Tickets for all shows are available starting today HERE. Prior to the tour, McKagan and Jennings will deliver a special performance at GRAMMY® Museum in Los Angeles, CA on April 4, 2019.

New Single From Sundressed, “Heart Lie”

Arizona pop-punkers Sundressed have just released their newest single, “Heart Lie” with a feature from local friend and former tour mate Tiny Stills, on Outerloop Records. The song is upbeat and utterly anthemic, yet very real and somewhat somber; asking the question of “where does your heart lie”- a call to be honest with ourselves in life.

Bandsintown Acquires Trusted Indie And DIY Artist Resources Hypebot.Com and MusicThinkTank.Com

Bandsintown, the most trusted source for concert discovery, today announced the acquisition of Hypebot.com and MusicThinkTank.com, leading artists centric and technology news outlets founded in 2004 by music industry veteran Bruce Houghton. The acquisition expands upon Bandsintown’s mission to help musicians grow their careers by offering free tools to over 500,000 registered artists while simultaneously providing a platform for fans and artists to connect.

Bandsintown Acquires Trusted Indie And DIY Artist Resources Hypebot.Com and MusicThinkTank.Com, Furthering Its Mission To Empower Artists

The Unlikely Candidates Release New Track “Novocaine”

Alt-pop band The Unlikely Candidates release their epic new track, “Novocaine”, today via RED MUSIC.


‘Orange Trees’ is taken from the ‘LOVE’ collection of the 2-part album set. Produced by pop powerhouse Oscar Gorres for Wolf Cousins productions (Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Maroon 5) and co-written by MARINA alongside Gorres, Jakob Jerlstrom and Erik Hassle, ‘Orange Trees’ beautifully illustrates a desire to revel in the Earth’s natural wonders.

DIME Music Group Included in Billboard’s Top Music Business Schools of 2019, Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary

DIME is celebrating their debut in Billboard Magazine’s annual Top Music Business Schools list, coinciding with DIME’s 5 year anniversary. DIME is featured for their MSU Denver @ DIME’s Bachelor’s Degree programs in Commercial Performance, Commercial Songwriting and Music Industry Studies, and also highlights Antea Birchett, the Head of Songwriting at the DIME Detroit location, who co-wrote the song “Gone Away” on the self-titled debut album from H.E.R., which won a 2019 Grammy for R&B Album of the Year. The print issue hits newsstands today, while the online feature is set to hit this weekend.

NOTD & Felix Jaehn ‘So Close’ feat. Captain Cuts & Georgia Ku

Ali Barter Shares New Track “Ur A Piece Of Shit” || Out Now On Inertia Music / PIAS

On the surface, “Ur a Piece of Shit” arrives as a scuzzed-out, pop-punk rager, helmed by Ali’s unmistakable, classically trained vocals. But to listen with intent reveals the song’s nuance. We see that the title is no criticism, and is instead wholly endearing, where dark themes are lightened by the world’s oldest psychological salve – humor. Through the collective mantra of “your life is a mess, and so is mine” emerges a relatable coming-of-age song, completed by the understanding that while trauma can often binds us to the past, more often, it binds us to each other. “Ur A Piece of Shit is an ode to my best friends. It’s about the things we went through as teenagers and how they’ve affected us in adult life, and how those experiences have bound us together,” says Ali, “I also invited my girls into the studio to sing on the song. So, you can hear them all in there; my little Piece Of Shit Choir.”

’80s Rockers, A Picture Made, Share Single “Come To Me”

In the 1980s, in Kansas and Missouri, four kids came of age individually holding tightly to a purely shared rock music dream. This desire to play rock and roll collectively unified them into the powerhouse that is known as a picture made. They worked tirelessly to realize their dream and, after a short time, they started to generate an unavoidable buzz around the midwest. Their rise to success was swift and evident, as they were tapped to support The Replacements, The Call, and The Connells on the road. While touring with different bands only helped to fuel their fire, their hunger to write and record music was insatiable.


Alternative pop artist Violet Days are getting ready to hit the road as direct support to The Midnight on a North American tour, beginning next week.


March 29th – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
March 30th – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
March 31st – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
April 2nd – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
April 3rd – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
April 5th – Detroit, MI @ El Club
April 6th – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
April 7th – Nashville, TN @ EXIT/IN
April 9th – New Orleans, LA @ The Parish
April 11th – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
April 12th – Dallas, TX @ Trees
April 13th – Austin, TX @ Mohawk, Austin
April 26th – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
April 27th – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
April 30th – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
May 1st – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
May 3rd – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
May 4th – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater


Over the past twenty years, when musicians and producers in Southern California have needed fresh R&B, funk, or hip hop beats, they’ve called on drummer Jake Najor. A former bandmember of Breakestra, Incredible Moses Leroy, and The Styletones, Najor has performed or recorded with scores of noteworthy artists, including TV on the Radio, Raphael Saadiq, Kelis, Joss Stone, Big Daddy Kane, De La Soul, Karl Denson, Rodriguez and Empire of the Sun.

Imperial Jade “Sad For No Reason” New Video Out Today!

Her Crooked Heart Announces New Album, “To Love To Leave To Live” — Set for Release May 31

Minneapolis-based, genre-melding Her Crooked Heart is releasing the anticipated debut full-length To Love To Leave To Live on May 31st. Led by acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Ries, the record illustrates her journey of building a new life from the ground up; working through a divorce, leaving behind the life she once knew, and finding love again within herself, her family, and her home.

Therese Marie “Ain’t That Kinda Man” New Country Smash!

Aaron Rice Announces Debut LP | Shares “Ghosttown” Music Video | ‘Neverfade/For Dusk’ LP Due Out May 10th

Minneapolis singer-songwriter, Aaron Rice, has shared a brand new single and accompanying video, titled “Ghosttown.” The 405 premiered the video, who calls the song “a synthpop sound that pulses and caresses the heart in equal measure.” This is the latest single off Aaron’s upcoming debut LP, Neverfade/For Dusk, which is slated for release on May 10th.

Terrible Human Being Columbia Jones Announces New Album

When Columbia Jones found himself stepping out from behind a drum set to avoid getting caught up in the wreckage of what had been a once promising up and coming band he decided to do the only sensible thing. Columbia picked up a guitar and struck out on his own. Traveling the country, cutting his teeth as a blues fueled one man band helped Columbia develop the dynamic range of country, rock, and folk influences showcased throughout his first full length studio album, I’m A Terrible Human Being.

THUNDERCLAP: “Low End” Premiered At New Noise Magazine

Gainesville, Florida-based trio THUNDERCLAP is set to issue their debut LP, Inebriocean, through Financial Ruin late next week. Preceding its release, a new single has emerged, with the rumbling track “Low End” now streaming through an advance premiere at New Noise Magazine.

Song Premiere: Thunderclap – “Low End”

For Skope: Shadient releases dark, experimental “Medination”. Out on Gud Vibrations.

Sam Bush Demands To “Stop The Violence” In New Single

All-in, “Stop The Violence” is a decree; a frustrated, weary cry to humankind to stop hurting each other and spread love. When asked about the song, Bush says only, “I’m jumping on that peace train. Stop the violence.”