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

Dinosaur Pile-Up announce new album ‘Celebrity Mansions’

To mark the announcement the band have released the new single ‘Thrash Metal Cassette’, which premiered last night as Daniel P. Carter’s ‘Rockest Record’ on the Radio 1 Rock Show. The song smacks you in the face then spits on the floor with its chugging grunge riffs and enraptured punk chorus celebrating life on the road as a touring rock band.

Jamaican Dancehall Star DeeWunn Releases “Back It Up, Drop It”

“Back It Up, Drop It” is a dynamic collision of cultures, resulting in a unique blend of sounds that represents DeeWunn’s dancehall roots and Leo Justi’s self-labeled ‘Heavy Baile’ movement. DeeWunn uses his impressive mic skills to expertly address Justi’s production chops, ensuring that Waxploitation Records are responsible for the release of another gem.


Richie will launch the Hello tour on May 28 at Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land, TX. He’ll be playing all the hits during the headline outing, which includes shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. All online tickets purchased for the summer 2019 North American headline tour will include a CD copy of Richie’s new album, Live from Las Vegas. VIP packages will also be available.


The Colby’s – ‘Skin’ EP

Emboldened by youth’s brazen attraction to energy and sensation, The Colby’s have set upon 2019 with an EP of reverent riffs and an unabashed love of rock’s stylistic dalliances. Lead single Telephone showcasing that amongst the rip and the roar the quartet aren’t afraid to reflect and relate.


LISA Debut Single – ‘Primitive Us’

“Primitive Us” explores the claustrophobic feeling which is sometimes symptomatic of living on the grid in today’s world. Constantly plugged-in, bombardment from every direction, disconnection from ourselves and each other. Lack of control, lack of purpose, mental/environmental pollution, and the realization that what you see is rarely what you get or what you need.

New video: London indie quartet Hot Dreams release video for new single ‘California’ today

Grammy Winning Artist, John Berry, Releases Official Video for “The Richest Man”

“We wanted this to be personal and tell a story,” Berry tells Billboard, “to create a meaningful video to honor those who enriched our lives with the values, and put priority on the things in life that truly have lasting meaning.”

Danielle Bradbery Makes A Splash With “Shallow”

Known for her stunning renditions of some of today’s most popular music, Danielle Bradbery has released her version of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow.” The song is available everywhere now and features Parker McCollum trading vocals with the ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year nominee. The iconic film inspired Bradbery so much that she immediately wanted to put her special spin on the OSCAR-winning tune.

Pat Lok drops another banger with “Don’t Think”

Hotly tipped Vancouver based DJ / producer Pat Lok has just released his brand new track with the arrival of “Don’t Think” featuring the vocal talents of London soul-pop artist Tom Aspaul and follows on from his acclaimed new year hit “From The Back” with Party Pupils and Dances With White Girls.

PAPA ROACH Premieres Official Video for “Elevate”

“‘Elevate’ is about someone who is stuck in a depression and feels isolated and alone and is looking for something to bring them out of that,” says guitarist, Jerry Horton

BLACKLITE DISTRICT Releases New Music Video for “never came around”

Spearfish, SD based alternative rock / hip hop artist BLACKLITE DISTRICT has released a brand new song and video called “never came around” coinciding with the announcement of a tour with ADELITA’S WAY, AMERICAN SIN, and ZFG, which kicks off April 17 in Houston. Aside from the video, the song is streaming exclusively on Spotify.

New > Demuja > ‘Cosmic Connection’ EP > MUJA > Out 28th March 2019 > Listen Here

Austrian based DJ and producer Demuja has announced his latest EP ‘Cosmic Connection’, to be released on his MUJA imprint on 28th March 2019.

With his signature style veering from classic house to deeper breaks and lofi hip-hop, Demuja’s 90s inspired output is influenced by the likes of Kerri Chandler, Ron Trent, MJ Cole, J.Dilla and Glenn Underground.

&More (Chill Moody & Donn T) Release NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert Ahead of Debut Album ‘Ethel Bobcat’ out 4/5

Today, NPR Music released a Tiny Desk Concert of the Philadelphia-based hip-hop/R&B duo &More comprised of singer Donn T and rapper Chill Moody. The group, who will release their debut album Ethel Bobcat on April 5 via D-tone Victorious/nicethingsMUSIC, performed “My Own Light,” “Future Come Around” and “WHOA.”

New “Miracle” film to release on Willie Nelson’s birthday

“WAITING FOR THE MIRACLE TO COME is about connections—what they mean, what they feel like,” Lunson says. “It is styled in otherworldliness to bring the supernatural element closer.” Audiences will find themselves transported into this dreamlike world, discovering “gold” in hidden places throughout.

Tedashii “Never Fold” Billboard Announcement

NEVER FOLD, the fifth studio album from rapper Tedashii, makes waves with multiple top 10 entries on the charts. Released on March 8th, NEVER FOLD debuted this week at #9 on Billboard’s Current Rap Album Overall Chart and #7 on Billboard’s Christian Album Charts. Heralded by chart-topping singles like “Gotta Live” featuring Jordan Feliz and lead single, “God Flex” featuring Trip Lee—the 17-track project evokes the Texas-bred rapper’s renewed creative vision and commitment to persevere. The album also features appearances by LeCrae, Crowder, 1K Phew, Jarry Manna, Parris Chariz, Sara Reeves and Kam Parker.

“I appreciate the album’s response and I am floored by the success of it all,” said Tedashii. “Never Fold is a reminder to never back down.”


MOLO – the Xhosa* word for hello – is the meeting of musical minds which occurred when Africa Express travelled to Johannesburg for a week of discovery, collaboration, music-making and live performances. The trip saw artists including Damon Albarn, Blue May, Gruff Rhys, Georgia, Ghetts, Mr Jukes, Nick Zinner, Remi Kabaka, Otim Alpha and Poté come together with emerging and established stars of the buzzing South African music scene including Sho Madjozi, BCUC, Blk Jks, Infamous Boiz, Moonchild Sanelly, Muzi, Morena Leraba, Radio 123, Zolani Mahola (Freshly Ground) and Maskandi guitar legend Phuzekhemisi – to complete an electronic album in just 7 days.

H.C. Slim shares ‘The City Is Burning’

H.C Slim had amassed quite a catalogue of original songs he’s demoed on a tape recorder, deep in the Eastern Finnish countryside. Over the years cassettes and CDRs began to circulate with original copies selling for high prices, before Svart Records drove out to his remote cabin to offer Slim a deal for his debut album.

SUMMER indie-pop PERFECTION // Suns Up ‘Just Because’

Heron’s “Splashdown” Out Now

“‘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

Rachael Sage Releases New Acoustic Album “PseudoMyopia”

A companion acoustic album to Sage’s critically acclaimed recording Myopia, PseudoMyopia is a collection of 11 songs focusing on the concept of vision – including narrow mindedness – in all its many manifestations. Legally blind without corrective lenses, Sage balances the political and the personal with a striking depth and perspective. A multi-instrumentalist herself, she enlisted a diverse cast of guest musicians to bring a warm intimacy to these very timely tracks, touching on topics as varied as government surveillance, environmental protection, and female empowerment. Co-produced by Sage and Grammy® winner Andy Zulla, guest artists include Ben Butler (Sting), bassist Richard Hammond (Joan Osborne), cellist Ward Williams (Sara Bareilles) and Grammy® nominated musician Seth Glier.

Yves Tumor “Lifetime” video out now + sold out NYC shows & tour dates

Yves Tumor continues along a world tour, with two sold out NYC shows starting tonight, featuring the full band. Yves Tumor and its’ band will make exclusive appearances at Coachella, All Points East, Primavera, Pukkelpop and more festivals across the summer.

Max Styler Heads to Funkytown On “Gimme That Funk”

Max Styler takes a trip to funkytown with the help of Moon Man on Dim Mak single “Gimme That Funk.” Utilizing groovy basslines and a healthy dose of cowbell, Styler crafts a fun, techy, floor-filler.

Max Styler – Gimme That Funk (feat. Moon Man)

LITTLE VILLAINS stream ‘Philthy Lies’ album in full!

The long-awaited debut by LITTLE VILLAINS — a rock trio founded by legendary MOTÖRHEAD drummer Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor — is set for release this Friday on Heavy Psych Sounds, and can be streamed in its entirety right now via Decibel Magazine.

Full Album Stream: Little Villains – ‘Philthy Lies’

Parisian indie electronic outfit Conference of the Birds new single + video ‘Satan Is Wiser’

French electronic outfit Conference Of The Birds aim to captivate the listener with wistful, ecstatic energy, propelled by sounds and textures where synthetic and organic sounds merge together. Working from their Parisian flat, the band isolated themselves from the outside world to experiment with new techniques that eventually created their first single ‘Satan is Wiser.’

MAYBELLEEN – New “Emily” vid, share the love

“Emily” is a reminder that everything will be alright, a perspective we try to keep as we prepare to release our forthcoming The Paris Tapes EP (out later this year!)

Matt Perriment meditates on the transformation of a past love

After successful debut EP ‘Everlast’, two sold-out headline shows in London and 4 international headline and support tours, Matt Perriment returns with new track ‘Distance’ from his upcoming ‘Memos’ EP set for release 22nd March 2019. With support from BBC Introducing, Spotify editorial, and placement in various singer-songwriter charts, Perriment lives up to expectations with this new piece of work.

Brave Releases New Single, “Race to the End”

After 10 years of writing, Washington DC-based progressive rock veterans BRAVE are back with a new album entitled the calm | the storm. This collection of songs spans across multiple genres–from heavy guitar riffs to acoustic passages, but is always rooted in solid songwriting and emotion. BRAVE enjoy the freedom of artistic expression without boundaries, as the driving mission has always been to write and perform without regard to current trends.

Animal Feelings ‘Friends & Lovers’ – sumptuously ambient dream-pop from NYCs Animal Feelings

Animal Feelings is New York-based artist Oli Chang’s latest musical experiment. One-half of dream-pop duo High Highs (who have amassed over 45 million streams), Oli spent much of his childhood in South East Asia, constantly surrounded by the vibrant music of Java, Bali, Bangladesh, Pakistan and India.


M!NT Releases New Single “I Need Space,” Out Now Via Outside/In Records

The song is a five-minute interstellar audio journey that starts in one dimension and ends in another, taking you from a meditative space walk to a whole new universe as if you were falling out of orbit or accelerating to warp speed. Throughout, the producer creates a dream-like melodic atmosphere that sets the track’s hypnotizing tone.

Outside In Records

Icelandic Singer-Songwriter Khanin Releases Debut Single Tomorrow

Based out of Keflavik, Iceland, Singer-Songwriter Gudmunder Jens Gudmundsson, simply known as Khanin, contains a swell of tumultuous strength in his music, an unapologetic wisdom about life, and a longing in his voice that is mystifying to the listener. Married and a father of two beautiful girls, in 2017, a friend of his recommended that Khanin do something with all the songs he’s written out at sea. The outcome was a 5-song EP, recorded in the summer of 2018 by Arthur Pingrey, along with Keah Siegel (vocals) and Eric Doob (drums) in Brooklyn, NYC, with “Wonderland” being the first single to be released today.

Incredible Icelandic Singer Kahnin Shares “Wonderland” Single

Heilung Share Teaser for Forthcoming Album, ‘Futha’

The band comments, “‘Futha’ was three years in the making and was finished in the dark, Danish midwinter. But after darkness comes light, after winter comes spring, after suffering comes relief, after ‘Ofnir’ comes ‘Futha.’ Here’s what the spirits has to say about it!”

Indio Invasion feat. Chromeo DJ set

Pandora and T-Mobile are headed back to the desert for the 5th installment of Indio Invasion. The free event will take place April 13 from 1-4pm at Cree Estate in Cathedral City, CA and will feature a DJ set from electro-funk legends Chromeo. The Grammy nominated duo have over 71 million streams on Pandora and guests at the event can expect a DJ set filled with Funklordz classics, deep cuts, medleys and some covers thrown into the mix.