@skopemag news for march 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am est

Country Rocker Damhnait Doyle Shares New Single “Better Life” Available Mar 29

Toronto-based country rocker Damnhait Doyle (pronounced DAV-Net) takes a highly personal look at all of the elements of adoption—the adoption of her own daughter–with striking conviction and a trademark commanding vocal performance. The song will be released digitally on March 29 and her forthcoming full album, Liquor Store Flowers, will be released on April 12 via Warner Music.

SONG PREMIERE: Country Troubadour Damhnait Doyle Gets Personal With Twangy Tune “Better Life”

M.O.D. Announces Release of ‘Ritz Hotel Presents M.O.D. The Official First Live Performance’

Legendary thrash-metal crossover band M.O.D. has announced the forthcoming release of their February 21, 1987 recorded Ritz Hotel Presents: M.O.D. The Official First Live Performance.

Brad Armstrong Shares New Single “Carry Your Head High”

In the early days, there was a rock and roll band. It is a familiar story. Man meets Guitar, Man meets another Man with Bass Guitar, they meet Man with Drums, set out to change the face of rock and roll as it has existed these many years. Then there are ten or twelve years of many shows, many records, not many dollars. The face of rock and roll remains unchanged. It is a familiar story. In this incarnation of the Rock and Roll Story, the name of the band is 13ghosts. The name of the city is Birmingham, Alabama. The name of the Man is Brad Armstrong. There are other men, certainly, but they shall not be named. Not for bitterness. For love.

The Wild Reeds Debut “Lose My Mind” Video via FLOOD

The Wild Reeds today shared a new video for “Lose My Mind,” the lead single from their latest album Cheers, released on March 8th via Dualtone Records to praise from NPR Music, BUST, UPROXX, American Songwriter, AllMusic, and more. Directed by songwriter Kinsey Lee’s longtime friend Michael Tyrone Delaney, the video offers an intimate glimpse into her world: “‘Lose My Mind’ is a song that I wrote years ago about friendship, family, and emotional support,” says Lee. “Our director Michael has been at birthday parties, family dinners, and at about every show that we have played in LA. When he gave me the rundown and asked to get my grandparents involved, I was stoked to see how his vision would pan out. I love my family, I love my friends, and my bandmates. It was so special to see Michael put us all in the same room and tie us into one video. Enjoy this crazy thing, you’ll see snippets of my childhood, my dance moves, and my friends dressed up like the beautiful freaks they are.”

For Skope // We are The Lobbyists!

“Golden Mountain” (released on 22nd of March) is single from theatrical project THE GOLDEN SPIKE, which will premiere on 25th of March. “Golden Mountain” is about the Transcontinental Railroad and explores issues of industrialization, immigration, and what it means to be called “American.” “Golden Mountain” is the name Chinese workers historically gave to America when they traveled to the west in search of gold in California. The name grew to be a symbol for migrant workers coming from the east. The Lobbyists wrote this song as an anthem for the marginalized dreamers of the past, present, and future.

Blue Foundation Share New “Shadow” Single Via EARMILK

Blue Foundation has returned with another brand new single, titled “Shadow.” The track was premiered exclusively today with Earmilk. They had high praise for the single, calling it “a powerfully epic new track featuring a seductive voice that calls out from a dense swarm of contorted synths and lodding beats.”

Guitarist GUS SINARO Releases New Single, “Fear the Unknown”

Brazilian-born, NYC-based heavy metal guitar guru and vocalist Gus Sinaro is back with his eponymous project SINARO! This Friday, March 29, Gus Sinaro will release his latest album, The Living Dead, which can be ordered now via iTunes.

The Living Dead was produced by Gus Sinaro, with mixing and mastering duties handled by renowned producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Rob Zombie, Queensryche, Crowbar).

New Music // Marquee Mayfield – “Databyte Diva” music video

GRAVEN by closegood

“Budding…genre-bending. Spitting bars and unspooling spoken-word poetry one moment before slipping into a soft, airy croon the next” ROLLING STONE

Woozy trip-hop, experimental electronica from as August Landelius previews his long awaited new album

Since returning after his three-year absence earlier this year with his ghostly comeback single ‘All You Can Eat’, the buzz surrounding Swedish producer August Landelius has begun to bubble up once again. With his long-awaited return now back on everyone’s mind, the ‘Woozy trip-hop, experimental electronica’ (XLR8R) producer previews his highly anticipated new album with the release of his latest cut ‘Now’.

Social Action Rocker Merv Pinny releases new single

This alternative rock song with its rhythmic beats and catchy guitar riffs lives on the edge of fantasy while the message behind the song shakes the very ground we stand on and call home.

This is a song about people ignoring gun violence and not wanting to face the cold reality of the world’s social problems.

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Scratch Release ‘Grave Groove (Call You Out)’

“This is our protest song, and it pretty much sums up the way we’ve felt for the last two years. Hope you like it!”

Reaches premieres new propelling electro single “The World Has Seen It Before”

Justin Randel is Reaches, an artist exploring the potentialities and possibilities for twisting the electronic communalism of dance music through his own framework of introspective, soul-searching lyricism and songcraft. Under both his Reaches project and other various monikers he has toured across three continents including 22 countries and traveling has left him with an impressively deep catalog of stories, names and places from which his work emerges.

AORATOS: Gods Without Name Full-Length From Searing Black Metal Project Led By Naas Alcameth

Gods Without Name is the first descent into the twisted depths of fresh creative entity, AORATOS. Spearheaded by Naas Alcameth known for his time in Akhlys, Bestia Arcana, and Nightbringer among others and described as a, “reflection of the eidola and egregore arisen from the liminal thresholds,” Gods Without Name probes deep into the darkness found beyond the boundaries of the profane and waking world of man. A maelstrom of mesmerizing and nightmarish tremolo riffs, relentless drumming, and the ever-tortured howls of Alcameth permeate this musical abyss serving accordingly as a piercing counterpoint to the undulating drone and dark ambient soundscapes found within. Cold atmospheres and malevolent whispers of ecstatic dread bookend these horrific hymnals to “forbidden plots, barren fields, and haunted abodes.” AORATOS’ Gods Without Name is true darkness given musical form in haunting, malefic black metal. Fans of Emperor, Nightbringer, Akhlys, Sinmara, and the like be forewarned.


Nav and The Weeknd come together for the video “Price On My Head”, capturing the Toronto natives expressing feelings of paranoia and being targeted in their home city, with scenes of the city in turmoil around them. It features cameos from 88Glam, Cash XO and the rest of the XO crew. The song is from his new album Bad Habits that debuted #1 on the iTunes album chart last Friday.

Doug Tuttle’s ‘Dream Road’ Coming Soon

Massachusetts-based indie-rock artist Doug Tuttle has announced that his new album Dream Road will be available May 31 via Burger Records. The announcement comes with the release of Dream Road’s first single “I’ll Throw It All Away.”

“Talk Me Down” By Drake Jensen

“Talk Me Down” brings one of Drake Jensen’s most powerful vocal performances to date to the table!! A high energy cutting edge combination of rock roots ,with a smoking country vocal track slamming at the top of mix,bedded with a sleek production quality once again proves Jensen takes a solid stand as an influencer in the indie country music scene. Charged with the rawest of emotion, the song takes you on a roller coaster ride driven by powerful, raw lyric content along with an energetic country rock arrangement . Drake Jensen’s influences of Southern country rockers are heard loud and clear in this dynamic “break up” song.

New Music from Gryffin & Slander “All You Need To Know” feat. Calle Lehmann”

Swiss stoner-rockers Hey Satan (ex-Shovel, ex-HSE) unveiled new single “Housewife Blues”

A few weeks only after unveilling a first official music video for the song “Golgotha Beach”, Swiss power-trio Hey Satan (featuring ex-members of Shovel and Houston Swing Engine), just shared another video excerpt from its upcoming second full-length effort with “Housewife Blues” available right now on YouTube.

German Project PAGAN INTERFACE Joins Sliptrick

Pagan Interface (or pi/0 for short) is an electronic music artist hailing from Munich, Germany.

Producing and executing the music all by himself, pi/0 employs hip hop and electronic tactics to fuse his influences together, these range from cyberpunk science fiction, post punk/new wave to 90’s trip hop.

Josh Alexander – ‘Closing’ Single

The majority of 2018 saw multi-instrumentalist Josh Alexander working as a bike mechanic and finishing his studies whilst residing with his girlfriend in the Netherlands. This time abroad, steeped in the cultivation of story and discipline, nurtured Josh’s expressive power and the emergence of his rousing single Closing.

J.Lamotta Releases ‘Back In Town’ Single & Video

Following on from the release of the much loved ‘Turning’ single, which received international blog and radio support, as well as placement of Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist, Berlin based producer and artist J.Lamotta shares the next offering from her forthcoming sophomore album ‘Suzume’. The ‘Back In Town’ single and video, is available from March 22nd via Jakarta Records.

Wy Share New Single/Video ‘Tired II’ – Listen Here

Ahead of the release of their highly anticipated second album ‘Softie’, Swedish duo Wy have today shared a new taster of the record; the sincere and anthemic ‘Tired II’. Written about being close to giving up, but pushing through your lowest moments, the spellbinding single is accompanied by a deeply personal video, which was directed by the band’s singer Ebba and features both herself and fellow member/lover Michel.

Bad Wolves announce UK & European tour

US rockers Bad Wolves have announced a European headline tour in June, including dates in London and Manchester ahead of a slot at Download Festival.

Following shows at Germany’s Rock Am Ring on June 7 and Rock Im Park on June 9, the band will play two shows at London’s The Garage on June 12th and Manchester’s Academy 3 on the 13th, before they perform at Download Festival on the 15th. Bad Wolves will then continue their tour with shows and festival appearances in Austria, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, France and Belgium.

Skope video submission: Ariano, “No Avatar”

80’s Legends, Wang Chung Release Video for Rework of Hit Single ‘Dance Hall Days’

Wang Chung, one of the defining bands of the 80s who conquered the UK, US and global charts, return with their original key protagonists, Jack Hues and Nick Feldman. Having become a staple of movie, TV, game soundtracks and commercials over the years, their name has almost uniquely passed into popular culture. The line “Everybody Wang Chung Tonight” from their mega-hit Everybody Have Fun Tonight has developed a life of its own, prompting the band to appeal to their fans around the world to have it officially recognised in dictionaries as a verb.

Trout Steak Revival Announces Spring Tour 2019

Trout Steak Revival is setting out on their Midwest Tour, Wednesday, March 27th!
The band has announced several summer tour dates including performances at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Campout for the Cause, Northwest String Summit, Floyd Fest, Hoseyville Music Festival, and more!
All up to date news and tour info can be found at trousteak.com.

Spring and Summer Tour Dates 2019
3/27 The Shrine, Tulsa, OK
3/29 Faulkner Performing Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR
3/30 Rose Music Hall, Columbia, MO
4/2 SPACE, Evanston, IL
4/4 G.A.R. Hall, Peninsula, OH
4/5 Mother Stewart’s Brewing Co., Springfield, OH
4/6 Bell’s Brewery Kalamazoo, MI
4/17 The Olympic, Boise, ID
4/18 RendezVan, Mt. Bachelor, OR
5/4 Blue Moon Rino Kentucky Derby Party, Denver, CO
5/18-19 Bluegrass in the Bottoms, Kansas City, MO
5/25 Papa Joe’s Banjo-BQue, Evans, GA
5/31-6/1 Campout for the Cause, Buena Vista, CO
6/26 Vail Bluegrass, Vail, CO*
7/6 Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Bellevue, CO**
7/18-21 Northwest String Summit, North Plains, OR
7/27 Floyd Fest, Floyd, VA
7/28 Floyd Fest, Floyd, VA
8/16-18, Hoxeyville Music Festival, Wellston, MI
* w/ Chain Station
** w/ The Lonesome Days + The Sweet Lillies

Gabrielle Aplin releases brand new single ‘Nothing Really Matters’

Gabrielle Aplin has released her brand new single ‘Nothing Really Matters’. The song features gleaming glacial pop production from Lostboy and finds Gabrielle celebrating positivity and self-love.

‘Nothing Really Matters’ is taken from Gabrielle Aplin’s forthcoming third album, due for release later this year through AWAL. The major global deal is a new partnership between AWAL and Gabrielle’s own successful label Never Fade Records.

SKIVER Releases Official Music Video for “No Goodbyes”

New York Visual Hard Rock Band SKIVER has released the official music video for “No Goodbyes,” off of their upcoming Maxi-Single “No Goodbyes / Noise”, out NOW.