Weekend Edition – @skopemag news for March 29, 2019 @ 6 pm est

Fellow Robot release new single “So What” off forthcoming sophomore album

“So What” is featured on The Robot’s Guide to Music Vol. 2 which drops on April 24th.


Grammy Award-winning artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers have released their new track “Kills You Slowly” today via Disruptor Records / Columbia Records – listen HERE. The song features vocals by Drew and follows their previously released single “Who Do You Love” ft. 5 Seconds of Summer as the next piece of their new building album, World War Joy. The album will continue to build one song release at a time over the course of 2019.

Becky Hill Releases “I Could Get Used To This” Today on Interscope Records

Daniella Mason Debuts “Deepest of Wells” with Earmilk

The String Cheese Incident Release New Single “I Want You” + Video

“The String Cheese Incident deliver a windows-down country-rock tune with the new single “I Want You.” The stalwart Colorado-based jam band, known for a genre-jumping fusion of bluegrass, rock, funk and EDM, go for reflective roots-driven sentiment in the earnest song, enhanced by uplifting harmonies and winding lap steel fills from guest dobro ace Andy Hall of the Infamous Stringdusters.” – Rolling Stone Country

The String Cheese Incident Embrace Country-Rock on New Song ‘I Want You’

Saro deals with the pain of loss on his new single, “Nothing Remains”  

Born Evan Windom, Saro grew up on the sounds of Annie Lennox, Michael Jackson, Gloria Estefan, and Luther Vandross. It wasn’t until he was 19 that he began singing and writing with his close friend Simone Battle; in 2014, Windom was about to release an EP under the name Evan Mellows, but Battle’s suicide caused him to rethink his music. In tribute to his friend, Evan decided to rename himself Saro as an homage to the Smiths’ “Pretty Girls Make Graves.” The passing of his friend had a direct effect on his music making,

LAMB OF GOD to Release “Ashes Of The Wake – 15th Anniversary Edition” on May 3, 2019

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of their classic album, Ashes Of The Wake, heavy rock icons LAMB OF GOD are pleased to announce that the album is set to be re-released on double-vinyl with four non-LP tracks, including the B-Side “Another Nail For Your Coffin” and three previously unreleased demos. Ashes Of The Wake – 15th Anniversary Edition double-vinyl will street on May 3, 2019.

Kelsey Lu premieres “Blood” animated lyric video, debut album due April 19

“Blood” follows previously released singles “Due West,” which Pitchfork calls “[Lu’s] most arresting excursion yet” and her cover of 10cc’s classic “I’m Not in Love, which The FADER calls “meditative, oscillating between ambient and familiar.”

Nightly Releases New Song “Twenty Something” Today

Nightly release a brand-new song, “Twenty Something,” today on Interscope Records. “Twenty Something” follows the February release of “No Call, No Reply,” kicking off a wave of new music coming from this emerging, alt-pop band.

Cubbi Teases Debut EP With Release Of “Buzzkill”

For “Buzzkill,” Cubbi teamed up with Moving Castle co-founder Robokid to create a hypnotic song that gives the middle finger to people who kill the vibe. On the other end of the spectrum, “White Lies, Like Flies,” is a more solemn effort that sees Cubbi digging deep into his feelings with sparse, minimalist production, soaring vocals, and introspective lyricism.

Cincinnati’s Passeport releases single “Blood” on Modern Outsider Records

Like many groups before them, Brian Davis (synth, producer), Mia Carruthers (vocalist, writer) and Benjamin Hines (writer, guitarist) met in playing in a different band in 2014.


RCA Records and Gramercy Park Hotel announce they have renewed their artistic partnership for Rose Bar Sessions. The series will kick off this Monday, April 1st, with an inaugural performance by RCA’s own critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter, Sasha Sloan.

Trondheim based Amanda Tenfjord embraces youthful abandon on Lokoy-produced new single ‘The Floor Is Lava’

Trondheim based Amanda Tenfjord today shares new single ‘The Floor Is Lava’ – co-written and produced by Sløtface bassist Lasse Lokøy (Lokoy).

Released 29th March via Propeller Recordings – this is the first new music to be heard since her acclaimed debut EP ‘First Impression’. Inspired by the playground-game “The floor is lava” – a game that stands as a solid hallmark of a carefree childhood – it was this feeling which led to the idea behind the new single.

Allman Brown Captures Striking Sense of Isolation With New Song; Sophomore Album Out 5/10

UK singer/songwriter Allman Brown will release his anticipated sophomore album Darling, It’ll Be Alright this spring. Out on May 10th, it features an exciting evolution for the London-via-Hong Kong artist who expands upon his sonic palette while continuing to maintain his raw sensibility and aching melodic mastery. Today he shared his new song “Lonely Hearts, Los Angeles,” a gripping track where he uses his ongoing battle with tinnitus to capture a strikingly relatable sense of isolation.

Queer singer/songwriter, AMES releases emotional acoustic track, “Mama It’s Me” / EP out April 5   

Today singer/songwriter AMES put out “Mama It’s Me,” the fourth single from her forthcoming EP, My Name Is AMES (April 5). The track is penned as a letter to her mother, confronting their complex relationship.

OUT TODAY: DallasK teams up with Nicky Romero & XYLØ for new single “Sometimes”

Burgeoning Los Angeles-based DJ, electronic pop songwriter, singer and producer DallasK unveils his latest collaboration with Protocol label owner, Dutch DJ superstar Nicky Romero on “Sometimes.” The infectious and effusive future house single features DallasK trading vocals with fellow LA-based singer XYLØ. Served just in time for the festival season, the breezy and melodic, pop-infused single addresses a topic that anyone can relate to: missing a significant other. Talking about the meaning of the single, DallasK explains, “‘Sometimes’ is a song that we wrote about the push and pull between your past and present. Almost everyone has had someone come into their life who made such an impact that they lingered well beyond the end of the relationship, and this is a song for those people.”


Emblem/Atlantic recording artist and multiple-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Rob Thomas has released “I Love It,” the second instant-grat track from his highly anticipated fourth solo album Chip Tooth Smile – arriving everywhere April 26th (pre-order available now). Thomas is also due to make his TV debut performance of the album’s lead single “One Less Day (Dying Young)” next Wednesday, April 3rd on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (check local listings).

Alternative indie-pop band Del Pelson release single & video “Heather Lou”

Vocalist and guitarist Cal Nelson shared, “The song is about seeing your partner become distant or depressed, and wondering what the cause could be and if there is anything you can do to help. It leads to an internal battle, with the idea that maybe the best help I can be is to set you free from me.” It’s an intimately personal and difficult conversation, when depression and mental health issues cause their own sources of divide and emotional separation.

New > Wild Kid announces new EP, ‘Formless’ > Listen to first track A-F.U.S.A.

An abstract and refined club producer, Wild Kid viscerally explored his vision on 2018’s ‘Scream Tape’ – a body of work that pooled complex ideas and emotions from an intense period of internal struggle.

Video: Suigeneris – “Selfish”

Just 15-years-old, but with two mixtapes under his belt, Bay Area rapper Suigeneris has a prodigious talent for melody. Struggling to free himself from an obsessive ex, Suigeneris shares “Selfish,” his latest video. Weaving between snaking guitar, lush keyboards, and snapping trap drums, Suie gives a warning about his turbulent personality and crazy, fame-fueled life. With his hair dyed half-blood red and half-jet black, Suigeneris is a picture of menace in his new video, restrained to a chair as the camera exposes the monster within. “Selfish” is the latest video from Suinami, the young rapper’s second mixtape, which dropped earlier in March.

Introducing: Chris Burton and New Single Featuring Tory Lanez “What Sucks About Love”

Described as his “teenage poetry era,” “What Sucks About Love” follows Chris Burton’s debut single “Love Letters” which has already surpassed 3 million combined streams, placing the teenage songwriter firmly on the map as one of the most exciting male solo artists to emerge in 2019.

9Electric Releases MEGALITH and THE LIGHT

LA hard rock band 9Electric releases Megalith, their new album out now via Pavement Entertainment. Megalith features 12 tracks that are available to buy or stream on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon.

To celebrate their release, 9Electric premiered “The Light” earlier this week. The music video features Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies.


The Faim have shared another brand new song, “Amelie,” in anticipation of their forthcoming debut album, which is due in September. “Amelie” is an explosive pop-rock anthem that follows the release of “Fire,” the first track from the record that dropped in January. “Fire” received critical acclaim in the press and landed on notable playlists including Spotify’s New Noise and Pop Rock Shot, as well as Apple Music’s Breaking Alternative in 40 countries worldwide.

FXXXXY Details the Importance of “Self Care” With a Moving New Single

With towering talent behind the mic and behind the boards, Dallas native FXXXXY specializes in glistening jams for late night drives. Welcoming us into his hedonistic, romantic, and textured sonic world, FXXXXY shares “Self Care,” his latest single. A gorgeous and bittersweet piano ballad, the ELEVATOR-premiered “Self Care” finds FXXXXY dwelling on a failed relationship and the difficulty of moving on, dripping with sarcasm when addressing his ex: “Thank you so much for giving me these regrets/Thank you very much for taking advantage of a n**** who took a chance on you/That’s the part I really love best.” A whirlwind of toxic and conflicting emotions, FXXXXY wrestles with the temptation to get back with a woman he knows was not right for him, before eventually deciding to take time for himself.

Belzebubs Release New Single and Music Video For “Cathedrals Of Mourning”

“We shot the flick on location in an old monastery, snuggly shrouded by the grim Norwegian mountains. Beautiful place with grand views over the fjords and all. A bit of a pity we’re not exactly welcome back, I guess…” states lead guitarist Obesyx.


Bryan Leach’s Polo Grounds Music (PGM) extends it partnership with RCA Records, it was announced today. The partnership, now in its 13th year, is the longest and most successful joint venture across all music genres in RCA’s history. In the new deal, PGM will be releasing projects between RCA and The Orchard.

AlunaGeorge Releases Official Video For “Cold Blooded Creatures” Today

Out today across all digital viewing platforms, British duo AlunaGeorge have unveiled their new music video for the Bryson Tiller-featured “Cold Blooded Creatures,” taken from their Champagne Eyes EP.

Craft in Focus Festival Returns to NYC May 18-20, 2019

After six successful editions in Amsterdam, and a New York pilot in 2017, the Craft in Focus Festival will be making its return to New York, and taking place Saturday, May 18 to Monday, May 20, 2019. The three-day festival will transform Industry City in Brooklyn, NY into an open workspace and present hands-on workshops for people of all ages, master classes and demonstrations, focusing on master craftsmanship.


LIFE Share New Track “Moral Fibre” || Out Now On Afghan Moon / PIAS

Speaking about the single, frontman Mez Green says: “Moral Fibre is a stinging and frenzied shut up and step aside – a tongue in cheek reflection on the music industry, that beige scene, those that pimp poverty from Mummy’s detached house, those that trade in fair-trade cocaine and those that preach behind their keyboard. I’m taking the piss, but I’m deadly serious!”

Big Wild debuts remarkable music video for ‘City of Sound’