Weekend Edition – @skopemag news for March 30, 2019 @ 2 pm est

SQUEEZE announces “The Difford And Tilbrook Songbook 2019” USA tour

Squeeze (www.squeezeofficial.com/) are announcing the American leg of “The Difford And Tilbrook Songbook 2019” tour that will see the UK legends play their extensive list of hits as well as rare, lesser-known gems from their back catalogue and solo careers.

Squeeze Men’s Single Life

Zakk Wylde, dUg Pinnick, Ice-T, Pete Parada join forces for Beauty in Chaos ‘Un-Natural Disaster’ (Collide Mix)

This is the first song to be previewed from the soon-to-be-released album ‘Beauty Re-Envisioned’, which will contain an extremely wide variety of remixes and alternate versions of many of the tracks that appear on their debut album ‘Finding Beauty in Chaos’. Both albums are produced by Ministry’s Grammy-nominated producer Michael Rozon at Ciravolo’s own SAINTinLA Studio.

First Look: Beauty in Chaos Ft. Dug Pinnick, Zakk Wylde & Ice-T – Un-Natural Disaster

Kenny Chesney Wraps Rehearsals for “Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour”

Kenny Chesney, the eight-time Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, wrapped rehearsals for his Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour – and watched as the breakdown and loadout began. Having once again played to well over a million people in 2018 – topping the million mark in Boston alone after his 18th show at Foxborough’s storied Gillette Stadium – the East Tennessee songwriter/superstar made the decision to take the music to the fans living in markets where stadium shows are not always an option.

“Growing up outside of Knoxville, I remember the tours that didn’t come near us,” Chesney says. “You’d hear about them, read about them – and even dream about them. But if it wasn’t playing the Knoxville Civic, well, it wasn’t something we could get to.”

Rhys Lewis Shares New Single, “End Like This,” OUT NOW

Rochester, NY’s Handsome Young Ladies Releasing New LP ‘We Got It Covered’ on May 17

Rochester, NY power trio Handsome Young Ladies will release their new covers album ‘WE GOT IT COVERED’ on May 17.

On the 11-track album, the band brings new life to your favorite multi-genre hits of the last 40 years.

The band recently unveiled a video for their spirited take on the Elton John classic “Bennie and the Jets” which can be viewed here:

Oakland psych r&b band Bells Atlas share stunning “The Khamsa”

Bells Atlas’ latest offering ‘The Mystic’ digs further into their soulful buoyancy to explore both sound and storytelling. Sandra Lawson-Ndu, Douglas Stuart, Geneva Harrison, and Derek Barber stumbled upon a new process for songwriting– of which included sampling grainy phone recordings of the band’s drummer — that elevates Bells Atlas’ already unique approach to psychedelic R&B. The spontaneity of The Mystic’s creative process results in a raw, cosmic sound that is mirrored in its lyrics. The record is a sci-fi fantasy of two first-generation Nigerian American women coming to terms with a mental health diagnosis, and at the same time, a very universal exploration of how we make sense of reality.


The band premiered the video with FLOOD Magazine this morning, who called the track “a sparkling pop confection, punctuated by bracing horn blasts like an updated take on the Waitresses day drinking with Florence + the Machine,” and praised the visual as “surreal” and “fueled by youthful exuberance.”

A Wake In Providence Release Debut Full Length Album

East Coast based death metal act A Wake In Providence have released their first full length record ‘The Blvck Sun || The Blood Moon’ releasing on all platforms via Outerloop Records/Cooking Vinyl.

The record is an example of close to two years of work and fine tuning, and it shines through on the entire product. The entire album is a heavy, pummeling powerhouse of a deathcore record- a piece that can truly throw around its weight with any of its contemporaries. The record has guest features from genre heavy weights CJ McMahon (Thy Art Is Murder) and Mark Poida (Aversions Crown), further cementing the work’s place in the industry. A Wake In Providence have created a bitter, twisted and mean body of work that demands your attention, and ‘The Blvck Sun || The Blood Moon” is their most stunning example of that.


POW! Share “Here It Comes” Track

POW! have shared their new single “Here It Comes”. The band recently announced their new LP Shift and shared the first single “Disobey” on BrooklynVegan. The LP will be out 5/10 on Castle Face Records.

BIG|BRAVE Shares Video For “Sibling”

BIG|BRAVE shares a video for “Sibling,” the first full single from their incoming fourth LP, A Gaze Among Them, set for release May 10th through Southern Lord. The label has posted preorders for the record alongside the new single, and the band has announced new tour dates, including US dates with the likes of Primitive Man and Dreadnought. The new “Sibling” video was created by BIG|BRAVE’s Robin Wattie and Mathieu Ball.

Rare DM shares new drama on the dance-floor single “Jade”

Today Rare DM shares new single “Jade” about a particularly rough recent breakup involving Amsterdam, Facebook Messenger, pigeons and the film Ponyo. She wrote an essay for The Talkhouse about the experience that led her to write the song.

Banners Release “Got It In You,” OUT NOW Via Island Records!

The music of BANNERS ascends towards steeple-size heights, lifted by frontman Michael Nelson’s dynamic delivery and exquisite song craft, as well as the robust presence and impressive instrumental chops of his band. The group hones this expansive and cinematic delivery in 2019 with a bevy of new releases and extensive touring around the world.


Eighteen-year-old Brooklyn based emerging rapper Jay Gwuapo drops his new music video for single “No Good For Me” today via From Nothing/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records and also marks the official signing to Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records.

New Original Song “Wildflowers” From “Teen Spirit Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” Available Today On Interscope Records

The first official single from Teen Spirit Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, “Wildflowers” is available today via Interscope Records. The soundtrack, available for pre-order now, is out April 5. Those who pre-order the soundtrack digitally will instantly receive “Wildflowers,” a new song performed by Elle Fanning and co-written by Carly Rae Jepsen, Jack Antonoff and Tavish Crowe as well as the previously released Fanning rendition of the iconic Robyn song “Dancing On My Own.”

New song & video by doubleVee!

English Rockers JOHNNY WORE BLACK Reveal New Music Video for “Honey Club”

After years of honing and perfecting the album, English rockers JOHNNY WORE BLACK burst back onto the rock scene with the release of 2018’s Ultra Violent Light, out now via EMP Label Group. The poignant album features Megadeth’s David Ellefson on bass guitar, was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer David Bottrill (Tool, Stone Sour, Dream Theater) and Gez Walton (Earthtone9), and mastered by Joao Carvalho and Bryan Lowe.

Live Premiere: "Honey Club" Johnny Wore Black

Live Premiere: "Honey Club" Johnny Wore Black

Posted by Alternative Press on Thursday, March 28, 2019


Following his recent release ‘One in a Million,’ Swedish DJ and producer Otto Knows has delivered his brand-new single ‘Something For Nothing,’ a soulful record produced alongside fellow Swede Klahr. Utilizing a slick downtempo style, ‘Something For Nothing’ is topped by the vocal delivery of singer/songwriter Amanda Cygnaeus – who also featured on ‘One in a Million.’ A collaborative effort, ‘Something for Nothing’ also features joint production from fellow Axtone protege Khlar and follows his previous hit ‘Falling In Love.’


“85%” comes hot on the heels of “Better When You’re Gone,” Loote’s recent collaboration with David Guetta and Brooks, released in February. The single followed up “Back Together,” the final track to be released late last year from Loote’s well-received debut EP, SINGLE., which contained “Your Side of the Bed” and “Longer Than I Thought” with Joe Jonas. Loote also announce their North American Tour with Australian Pop artist Betty Who kicking off May 22nd in NYC!

PHAL:ANGST: Viennese Industrial Post-Rock Collective Premieres New “Despair II” Video (Remixed By Dälek’s Will Brooks) Via BrooklynVegan

Vienna-based industrial post-rock collective PHAL:ANGST are pleased to undrape the official new video for “Despair II” as remixed by Will Brooks, aka MC Dälek. The track comes courtesy of the band’s Phase IV full-length released last fall via Bloodshed666 and is currently available for your viewing pleasures via BrooklynVegan.

Yungeen Ace Steps Into the Ring in the Brutal “So Long” Video

Jacksonville 21-year-old Yungeen Ace commands a loyal legion of fans, inspiring them with his tales of struggle and perseverance. Stepping into the ring to confront his demons head-on, Ace shares “So Long,” his latest video. His first new single of 2019, “So Long” finds Ace fighting to move on from his hometown, where he’s suffered unfathomable losses and faces danger every day. The video dramatizes Yungeen Ace’s internal conflict, putting him in a boxing ring with a much larger man as the gym crowd cheers against him. Though his opponent knocks him down, Ace rises up to score the knock out, overcoming his adversity and conquering his life’s problems. Premiered by Complex, and with audio reaching the top 30 of YouTube’s Trending chart on its first day of release, the new video single follows a long line of standout videos from Life I’m Livin, Ace’s late-2018 mixtape. Earlier this month, Ace shared “Spinnin,” which racked up over 1 million streams in less than a week. “Spinnin'” followed the ferocious clip for “Murder Rate Rising” (2.3 million views), and the mournful “2X Screamin'” (8 million views).

Pia Mia – Multi-Platinum Recording Artist Drops New Single and Film

Pia Mia (@PrincessPiaMia 5.3 million Instagram followers)who is set to co-star in the highly anticipated coming-of-age feature film AFTER, (April 12th 2019) timed to the release of her newest single “Bitter Love” which just dropped on all platforms this past Friday. The song is the first single from her upcoming EP and is also featured in her film AFTER as well.

Tim Bluhm Releases Acclaimed Album “Sorta Surviving”

Today, Tim Bluhm releases his new full-length solo album Sorta Surviving via Blue Rose Music. Known as the frontman for praised rock outfit The Mother Hips, Sorta Surviving is a testament to Bluhm’s versatility as an artist and honed skill as a songwriter. Recorded while coping with a recent divorce and during recovery from a nearly-fatal paragliding crash, the album finds Bluhm at a unique place – grateful, appreciative for his life, and more determined than ever. Produced by Widespread Panic’s Dave Schools, Sorta Surviving features an all-star lineup of musicians including Elizabeth Cook (vocals), Jesse Aycock (guitar, vocals) and Jason Crosby (piano, violin, organ), as well as Nashville legends, David Roe (bass) and Gene Chrisman (drums).


Skope: Party Favor questions image-obsessed reality with video for “Work It Out” with GTA


With an average of 1.4 million daily streams on Spotify alone, “On My Way” has already surpassed 10 million streams since its release, and currently holds the #59 spot on the Spotify Global Chart, and climbing. Upon its release, “On My Way” hit #49 on Shazam Global Chart, as well as securing Top 10 placements on Spotify in 8 countries (including #1 in India and Indonesia) and Top 10 in 11 countries on Apple Music.

UK Rockers JOHNNY WORE BLACK Reveal New Music Video for “Honey Club”

JOHNNY WORE BLACK has now revealed the brand new music video for their haunting track “Honey Club”, which gives fans a look inside the studio during JOHNNY WORE BLACK’s recording of the track.