@skopemag news for march 28, 2019 @ 2 pm est


World-renowned DJ and production duo Tale Of Us return to Hï Ibiza for the forthcoming 2019 season with their acclaimed series Afterlife. Ben Klock, Maceo Plex, Marcel Dettmann, Mind Against, Rødhåd, Stephan Bodzin and Vaal will join the duo to kick off their second season at the venue. The lineup is set to showcase a singular musical journey, including some of the most popular names in Ibiza set to appear on Thursday nights.

LIFE AT THE ARCADE – Release “Tabloids” ahead of ‘The Fake News’ UK Tour

Written in early 2018 and finding itself as a staple of the band’s live set for some time, “Tabloids” receives its fully-finessed pressing this Spring and will hit the shelves on 28th March 2019.

Bedouine Announces Album Bird Songs of a Killjoy – Out May 31st

Speaking of the track she says: “Bird is about loving someone so much that you’re willing to loosen your grip on them. It was written as a love letter with the intent of delivering it. It’s one of my favorite memories regarding the power of song. I had so much to communicate and this was the only way I was able to get it all down. I drafted it on my recorder and emailed it that evening. The next morning there was a freshly written song in response to mine in my inbox. I was totally astonished by this perfect exchange. It seemed to prove that sometimes when you’re willing to let something go is when you’re given it entirely.”

Opelika Songwriters Festival announces inaugural event in Alabam

The Opelika Songwriters Festival, a new annual event based in Opelika, Alabama, will entertain music fans at its inaugural celebration over Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-26, 2019) at multiple venues in the town’s historic downtown. Rob and Jen Slocumb, a.k.a. Martha’s Trouble (a husband-and-wife folk/rock duo and owners of Opelika recording studio/event center The Sound Wall) are bringing the new festival to life. The Opelika Songwriters Festival is a co-production of The Sound Wall and The Arts Association of East Alabama. Confirmed sponsors include the City of Opelika, Auburn Opelika Tourism, and Sundilla Concert Series, and proceeds from the festival go to benefit The Arts Association of East Alabama. Attendees from across the Southeast and further afield are expected to gather for this very special event.

Spectator “The Only One” Now Streaming on Spotify

The single from St. Louis duo, Spectator, is like a deep haze smoldering in a dream pop woodland. Layers of droning synth and buzzing guitars crystalize and intensify with sonic overtones, revealing a sun-drenched rose blossoming in slow-motion. Soft percussion vaporizes, giving way to rhythmic drums and soulful vocals. “The Only One” is out for release on March 28 and is off the upcoming album, Charlie, Baby (out April 12, 2019). The album will be released in Scandinavia, Europe, and the US on Nordic Records.

Boston Ballet Presents Ashton’s Cinderella, May 10-June 8

Boston Ballet presents Sir Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella, an enchanting full-length classic fairytale ballet. The production is set to the highly-acclaimed soaring score by Sergei Prokofiev, performed by the Boston Ballet Orchestra under Music Director Mischa Santora. Cinderella runs May 10–June 8 at the Citizens Bank Opera House.

“Cinderella is a timeless masterpiece beloved by audiences of all ages,” said Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen. “Ashton’s signature technical and demanding choreography tells the magical story and showcases tremendous and animated acting skills thanks to the wit of British humor.”


Nashville-based rock outfit TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN have begun their 2019 spring tour. The band will serve as direct support to Black Stone Cherry for a 27-city run in the states; kicking off March 28th in Charlotte, NC and concluding on June 22nd in Bristol, TN. The Shakedown are no strangers to the stage, both in the US and abroad. The band has performed alongside some of the most iconic and venerable names in rock n’ roll, including Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, Deep Purple, ZZ Top, and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers just to name a few.


21 year old Icelandic native Sara Pétursdóttir – aka Glowie – releases the official music video for her incredible new single Cruel via Sony Music UK/RCA Records

VLTIMAS Stream Entire Debut Album in Full via Metal Injection

Blackened death trio VLTIMAS have partnered up with Metal Injection to premiere the entire stream of their debut album, ‘Something Wicked Marches In,’ which is out tomorrow, March 29. The record can be streamed HERE.

Destiny Rogers Unveils “North$ide” Video Via Complex — From Her ‘Tomboy’ EP

19-year-old Destiny Rogers is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who was born and bred in Lodi, a small Northern California town. At age 6, she became obsessed with skateboarding and even thought she wanted to pursue her passion professionally. But, growing up in the church with her father who is a youth pastor and listened to AC/DC and Mexican mother who listened to Mariachi, Destiny was pulled in by the power of music. At age 9 she received her first guitar and by age 10 taught herself how to play by watching Justin Bieber covers online and thereafter realized she could sing.


Simon Lunche “Marigolds”

The new single from soul pop artist, Simon Lunche, drifts with a caramel groove like velvety clouds roving through a golden sunburst sky. The guitar melodies on “Marigolds” ooze a soulful glaze off of each chord as they gather in a deep oasis of lively bass licks. The single is a playful game of infatuation that bursts with the excitement of falling for a forbidden love, both unknown and familiar. While caution is key and mystery flirts with attraction, “Marigolds” frolics in the sheer thrill of endearment and irresistibility accentuated by the uplifting, flirtatious background vocals. The single is out for release on March 28, 2019.

Sophia Messa Debuts “moneydontfixlonely”

New York City-based pop artist Sophia Messa has released her debut song “moneydontfixlonely” along with official music video, premiering on NYLON. Of the song, NYLON shared, “it’s the perfect concoction of pop-tinged indulgence, and exactly what you need to add to your current playlist.” Produced and co-written by Ido Zmishlany (Camila Cabello, Demi Lovato), Sophia’s debut introduces her subtly dark, left-of-center pop sound as she delivers flawless vocals and honest songwriting, with sharp precision and distinct style.

Nadia Tehran’s debut album due May 16 on YEAR0001, premieres new song “Jet”

Iranian-Swedish artist Nadia Tehran’s debut album Dozakh: All Lovers Hell is due May 16 on YEAR0001. Produced and written by Tehran, the album is over a decade in the making with songs dating back to her childhood years singing in punk bands.

Keane Set To Release New Album Coming in 2019 + Summer Festival Dates Announced

Keane, one of Britain’s best and most beloved bands, are currently putting the finishing touches to a brand new studio album, their first since ‘Strangeland’ in 2012, set for release later this year.

A stunning recent appearance on the BBC’s Comic Relief, performing ‘Somewhere Only We Know’, sent fans on social media into overdrive. It was like they’d never been away.

9th – Hello Festival, Emmen, Netherlands

6th – Cornbury Festival, Oxfordshire, UK
14th – BST Hyde Park, London, UK (supporting Robbie Williams)
19th – MEO Marés Vivas, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
20th – Noches del Botanico, Madrid, Spain
21st – 4Ever Valencia, Spain

7th – Live On The Beach, Den Haag, Netherlands

Luke Combs confirms “Beer Never Broke My Heart” fall tour

CMA and ACM Award-winning musician Luke Combs will extend his sold-out “Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour” through this fall. The newly confirmed dates commence September 26 at Rogers, AR’s Walmart AMP and span through the end of the year culminating at Nashville, TN’s Bridgestone Arena on December 13. Special guests throughout the tour include Morgan Wallen, The Cadillac Three and Jameson Rodgers.

Watch Foals’ New Video for “Cafe D’Athens” Via Noisey

Frontman Yannis Phillipakis revealed of the song:
“‘D’Athens’ was the outcome of me trying to teach myself how to use Logic properly. I wanted to break away from loop pedals and cassettes, which was how I was demoing stuff for the last ten years, and try and record myself in a more modern way. I stumbled across that marimba loop which threads throughout the track and ‘Cafe D’Athens’ was the result. The band jammed it a couple times, and added some bits, I worked on it in Paris separately, and used a fretless bass for the first and probably last time.”

New visual > Visible Cloaks, Yoshio Ojima & Satsuki Shibano – “Anata” – Dir. Spencer Doran > watch here

Visible Cloaks, Yoshio Ojima and Satsuki Shibano share “Anata,” the second offering from serenitatem, their upcoming collaborative album for the longstanding FRKWYS series. Recorded as a quartet in Tokyo at Sounduno Studios after Spencer Doran (one half of Visible cloaks, alongside Ryan Carlile) and Ojima spent months remotely exchanging sound sketches, serenitatem demonstrates a number of creative strategies. One of which, MIDI randomization, features prominently on “Anata.”

Jai Waetford Drops Cinematic “Honestly” Visual

Israeli pop punk band Loyal Panic releases motivational single “Hero”

Bolstered by a sound that’s reminiscent of New Found Glory and Paramore, Israeli pop punk/alt-rock band Loyal Panic has let loose their latest single and music video, “Hero.”

“Play It Cool” Music Video Out NOW: Monsta X & Steve Aoki Join Forces

“Pairing DJ and producer Steve Aoki and K-pop powerhouses Monsta X together is akin to pouring gasoline on a bonfire — an explosive combo that is both exciting and mesmerizing. “Play It Cool” is the high-energy club banger that came from this lethal collaboration,” – Earmilk

THUNDERCLAP: PopMatters Streams Entire Debut Album

PopMatters is now streaming the entire Inebriocean debut LP from Gainesville, Florida-based THUNDERCLAP, on the eve of the album’s release through Financial Ruin.


Recently featured on Rolling Stone and named among Billboard‘s “11 Hip-Hop & R&B Artists to Watch in 2019,” Pink Sweat$ will celebrate VOLUME 2 with a number of eagerly awaited live dates, including a sold-out two-night stand at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, CA (April 3rd and 4th), a sold out showcase at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom (April 8th), and two high profile festival sets at Napa, CA’s BottleRock Napa Valley (Saturday, May 25th) and at Chicago, IL’s Lollapalooza (Saturday, August 3rd).

Pink Sweat$ Is Tired of Hearing the Same R&B Hits

THROUGH THE NOISE reveal new ‘Deceiver’ music video & single

NEW Video from Soul/R& B Artist Sheridan Reed “Is Sure to Be at Hit…”

WIth is debut singles, Reed garnered media attention from taste makers, including EARMILK, Cools, Singersroom, PopDust, Hypebeast, and more. The video for “We Should Both Be Here” racked up over 200k views in just over 30 days upon its release. “Sheridan Reed is adept at fashioning songs fuelled by his mastery of combining soul and pop with intense passion and quiet sentimentality…an exceptional example of his talent and of his storytelling.”(EARMILK)

PREMIERE: Sheridan Reed – Money Maker

Demons Of Ruby Mae ‘Tomorrow’

The band have been in the studio working with producer Phil Bulleyment (Gaz Coombes, The Slow Readers Club, Blossoms) and in their own words, Tomorrow “is an uplifting song about learning from mistakes, writing your wrongs and appreciating those around you.” Featuring singer Jonny Gavin’s signature vocal features on top of a crescendo of pianos, synths, guitars and drums the track substantiates just why the band became one of BBC Introducing East Midland’s Top 20 artists played in 2018 and were included on Spotify’s Hot New Bands and Best of Indie Pop 2018 playlists.

Slothrust share “Peach” video and announce new tour dates

LA-by-way-of-NYC band, Slothrust, share their new video for “Peach” from their recently released their fourth LP, The Pact. Kerrang! Radio, who debuted the video, says it “features child-like cartoony magic realism.” Vocalist/guitart Leah Wellbaum explains the vision behind the video, saying, “Music is potent to all creatures, and I love this fairytale-esque idea of a song that is so magnetic that the creatures of the forest can’t help but be pulled in to join the magic.”

NEW VIDEO – “Rally Cry” by The Real Shade

Sebadoh Share Video For New Single “stunned”

Indie-rock pioneers Sebadoh will release their first new studio album in more than six years Act Surprised on May 24th via Dangerbird Records. Today, the band shared the official video for their new single “stunned.” The FADER said, “It’s a scuzzy, paranoid-sounding song, underpinned by Lou Barlow’s weary snarl.”

Molly Tuttle’s new album available via NPR’s First Listen now

“I love so many types of music,” Tuttle says, “and it’s exciting to be a part of and embraced by different musical worlds, but when I’m creating I don’t think about genres or how it will fit into any particular format – it’s just music.”

Rosalía Unveils A New Song & Video Today With The Release Of “Con Altura”

New Silver Girl – ‘Love Is Like a Goldmine’ (Indie/Rock)

“My first contact with rock’n’roll was in Rauma in Finland, somewhere in the 1990’s. Youth discos were playing europop. The streets were dead. The local ice hockey club offered a pastime for some. An old city hydroelectric plant however gave shelter and a way to salvation. Dick Dale, Hellacopters, Hypnomen, Laika and the Cosmonauts and Lou Reed were the music of the older boys and girls. I followed along.”

Dawn Landes To Release ‘My Tiny Twilight’ May 10; Tour Dates with Nick Lowe Confirmed

“These songs come from a place of exhaustion, bewilderment and pure love,” says Nashville-based singer/songwriter Dawn Landes of My Tiny Twilight, a six-song collection out May 10 on Yep Roc Records.

Written in the early haze of motherhood and inspired by her young daughter, My Tiny Twilight was recorded in Nashville and features Joe Pisapia (guitar, pedal steel, bass), Sam Smith (drums), and Landes’ husband Creighton Irons (piano).

April 3 – The Variety – Atlanta, GA*
April 5 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC*
April 6 – Haw River Ballroom – Haw River, NC*
April 7 – The Hamilton – Washington, DC*
April 11 – The Wilbur – Boston, MA*
April 12 – Tarrytown Music Hall – Tarrytown, NY*
April 13 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY*
April 14 – Infinity Music Hall – Hartford, CT*
April 19 – Philadelphia Museum of Art – Philadelphia, PA
April 27 – Stagecoach – Indio, CA
May 21 – City Winery – Nashville, TN^

*w/Nick Lowe
^w/KT Tunstall


RAMMSTEIN has released “DEUTSCHLAND,” the first single from the band’s long awaited seventh album, due out May 17 on Caroline Records in the U.S. and available for pre-order now.

MAGIC CIRCLE: Decibel Magazine Streams Entire Departed Souls LP

Decibel Magazine is now streaming Departed Souls, the third album from Boston true doom outfit MAGIC CIRCLE, on the eve of the record’s release through 20 Buck Spin. The full album is streaming alongside an interview with the band on this, their most diverse and encompassing material yet.

Full Album Stream & Interview: Magic Circle – “Departed Souls”

Sweden’s Small Feet premieres “Bad Science” video via Billboard

Small Feet frontperson and songwriter Simon Stålhamre tells Billboard that the writing on the new album came from a “frenzy…just some kind of creative spur where I started to write a bunch.” He continues, “I felt the words weren’t coming. What I had wasn’t as good as the melodies…I know it sounds banal, but I wanted to make a record that I liked, that I was proud of, and I guess that’s what everyone wants. I went back and wrote a bunch more songs and kept going until I was happy. And that was fun. It made me like doing this again.”