@skopemag news for April 1, 2019 @ 6 pm est

Alexandre Greatly “On Me” New Single!

Alive in Barcelona (On Tour w/ Red Jumpsuit Apparatus & Alesana)

The Spokane, WA-based group Alive in Barcelona recently released their self-titled album on February 22, 2019 via Smartpunk Records. Featured on the new album are singles “The Fight,” “House of Memories,” and “Zombies,” which features Craig Mabbitt of Escape The Fate.

4/6 – Greensboro, NC – Arizona Petes
4/7 – Baltimore, MD – Fish Head Cantina
4/9 – Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
4/10 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon House
4/11 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
4/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland
4/13 – Easton, PA – One Centre Square
4/14 – Cincinnati, OH – River Front Live
4/15 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
4/16 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
4/18 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
4/19 – Corpus Christi TX – House Of Rock
4/20 – Dallas, TX – Trees
4/21 – Austin, TX – Come & Take It Live
4/22 – Tyler, TX – Crossroads Music Venue


Singer/songwriter Kulick returns with new single “Scatterbrain,” out today via GRNDVW/Gold’N Retriever Records/RCA Records. He released his debut EP Hydroplane in 2018, which features the powerful single “Ghost.” Kulick is hitting the road on Andy Black’s The Ghost Of Ohio North American Tour kicking off on April 7th in Sacramento, CA.

Justin Townes Earle Returns With “The Saint of Lost Causes” May 24th

Justin Townes Earle is set to return with The Saint of Lost Causes on May 24th, 2019. The 12-song set was co-produced by Earle and his longtime engineer Adam Bednarik and was recorded at Sound Emporium in Nashville, TN. Founded by Cowboy Jack Clement in 1969, Sound Emporium has hosted country luminaries such as Johnny Cash and Kenny Rogers as well as R.E.M., and countless other historic artists. The Saint of Lost Causes is Earle’s follow up to his critically acclaimed 2017 Kids In The Street, and spans everything from traditional country, blues and folk to western swing, roots-rock and boogie-woogie.

International Jamaican Artist Jahmiel Collaborates with Rapper Safaree On New Single “No Regular Girl”

International reggae/dancehall artist Jahmiel teams up with Jamaican-American rapper, songwriter and television personality Safaree. In a recent collaboration titled “No Regular Girl”, Jahmiel opens the single with a catchy hook stating the status of this special female who stands out above the rest.

The Evening Release New Cover feat. Luke Holland

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.


Brand new Black Ops 4 Blackout battle royale map revealed: Alcatraz

Today, Treyarch and Activision released a new trailer for ALCATRAZ, a brand-new Blackout battle royale map in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launching tomorrow for all PlayStation 4 players, with other platforms to follow.

Rising Pop Star BAZZI Releases New Socially/Politically Charged Song “Caught In The Fire”

Tronos Release New Music Video For “Judas Cradle”

“‘Judas Cradle’ is our second single and shows more of the epic side of the album,” states TRONOS about the track. “It’s a real journey into our musical trip. We really let loose on this one. Although on the surface the story is set in fantasy, lyrically it draws a strong parallel to the struggles of mankind living on this dying planet. It may appear very dark and depressing…but stick with it, there’s light and hope for us all!”

A funky big band revolutionizes “The Search For Peace”

Reaching back to the past in order to move a musical artform forward, the BT ALC Big Band turns loose the might and muscle of a 13-piece horn section to huff and puff and blow down any previously held conceptions of what a big band could be. The mission of the 19-piece Boston big band’s forthcoming album, “The Search For Peace,” is part passion, part music education and anything but peaceful. The bombardment of funk and jazz, written by trombonist Brian Thomas and trumpeter Alex Lee-Clark and produced by Alan Evans (Soulive), drops May 17 on Ropeadope.


“Wise’s and Camino’s ego-less fusion as 88Glam – the name references Wise’s occasional alias Ryan Glamsling, as well as the fashion-forward duo’s dutifully cultivated sense of style” – TORONTO STAR

Stoic soul from Greek Londoner Eleni Drake

Hailing from Greece, but very much a Londoner, Eleni Drake has lived in West London all her life. Channelling a mixture of her initial influences such as Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald, and blending them with the contemporary soul sound of Jorja Smith, Eleni’s new EP ‘Songs On Sundays’ aims to project the frontwoman in a more luxurious light.

Reign of Z Premieres Official Music Video for Single “Reflections”

Reign of Z premiered their official music video for single “Reflections” off of their debut EP Mirrors and Memoirs produced by Steve Sopchak (Ice Nine Kills) due out on April 19, 2019. The band was able to fund the new EP after exceeding their goal through a very successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.

For Skope: David Pietras returns to Protocol with heartfelt “Remedy” ft. Nino Lucarelli


On the newly released music video, Kid Buu states, “My song and video for “Misery Needs Company” came together off the inspiration when I was in the club noticing a lot of people gathered there were smiling, but I saw a lot of pain behind those smiles. I feel clubs are the place where miserable people go to keep each other company. It is a way for you to shut out the world and escape. “Misery Needs Company” is the anthem for those people, letting them know they’re not alone.”

DREADNOUGHT: Progressive Doom Bringers Announce US Summer Tour

Denver progressive doom bringers DREADNOUGHT have confirmed a stretch of US live dates to kick off the summer season. Set to commence on June 21st and run through July 7th, the trek includes eight shows supporting Montreal’s Big|Brave, and follows several previously-announced performances this spring including an appearance at Psycho Smokeout in Los Angeles, California alongside Elder, Monolord, Belzebong, Amenra, Uada, and more. See all confirmed dates below.

Adam Fligsten channels Boards of Canada on new single

We’re so excited to announce Bloodier, the new album from composer Adam Fligsten. The lead single “Tendril”, premiered over at Treble Zine, who compared it’s crumbling synth sounds to Boards of Canada and early M83. Discussing the emotion behind the album’s sound, Fligsten writes “Bloodier can be a pretty bleak reflection of our world, but I hope listeners can appreciate the positivity that is also interwoven throughout.”

James World // new single (Phoenix alt rock)

Eve Maret shares enigmatic “My Own Pace” video via Mxdwn

Eve Maret is a Nashville-based experimental artist and composer who employs a wide array of electronic media and techniques in her various disciplines, exploring the possibilities of personal and communal healing through creative acts. She’s also a co-founder of Hyasynth House, an electronic music collective and education center for female, trans, and non-binary artists that started in May of 2018. Check out the recent profile via Nashville Scene.

doubleVee Drops New Video “Ladder For The People” in Advance of New EP

[“Ladder For The People”] mixes elements of new wave and garage band revival to create an invigorating sound. The video mimics the band’s retro chic style by using a mid-century modern home decorated with quirky art pieces by Joe Slack, Marilyn Artus, Rea Baldridge and more. Even the duo’s matching outfits are reminiscent of Devo or Robert Palmer dancers.

Crimson Apple Release New Video “Somebody”

“Somebody,” which premiered last week via LADYGUNN, was co-written and produced with the esteemed Japanese producer, Satoru Hiraide, creating a unique blend of American pop and Japanese rock-influenced sounds.The video is just as intoxicating as Colby Benson’s powerhouse vocals, and you can feel the girls’ playful energy through every beat. It’s reminiscent of Little Mix, Dua Lipa and Zara Larsson, and combines pop, electronic beats, infectious guitar riffs and an undeniable chemistry that only the Benson sisters can deliver.

AWAKE AT LAST Release Visualizer for “The Change (Feat. Spencer Charnas)”

Dover, DE based Dark Pop / Hard Rock Band AWAKE AT LAST has released a vivid visualizer for their single, “The Change (Feat. Spencer Charnas).”

new single from famed actor Riley Smith

Co-written with Brad Irby and Kevin Leach (who has previously worked with a wide array of major label acts and respected indie artists) the song is set to follow the success of Smith’s previous releases.


Osmani García se ha posicionado como uno de los cantantes favoritos de las discotecas y estaciones de radio en Francia desde hace varias semanas. De los playlists de mas de 500 DJ’s, esta semana Osmani García esta en la posición #15 con el tema “Cubaton”, y top 5 en The Buzz Chart. Firmado con la disquera Internacional Planet Records, Osmani siempre se re-inventa, ya que su originalidad y talento singular permite que haga una variedad de sonidos exitosamente.

NPR Premieres New Las Robertas EP ‘Together Outrageously’

Las Robertas’ appearance at Coachella 2019 will not only mark a career highlight for the young trio, but will also serve to be a landmark moment for its home country as well; the band will become the first-ever Costa Rican group to perform at Coachella. Las Robertas will leave for California on April 10 and following the festival, return to Costa Rica to record their as-yet-untitled fourth album.

Indie Rock and Psychedelic Pop Band Las Robertas Premiere New EP ‘Together Outrageously’

Lion Babe Announces US Headline Tour/ Cosmic Wind Album Out Now

This week has been very exciting for Lion Babe! We have released our sophomore album “Cosmic Wind”, our visual for “Western World”, and announced our upcoming tour.

Come check out brand-new Interscope artist Alexander 23 support Alec Benjamin in Boston

Hailing from Chicago, IL, Alexander 23 (Alexander Glantz) is pop’s next rising artist. A23 got his start as a songwriter and musician who has toured the country playing everything from drums, guitar and vocals. Now, at the helm of his debut solo release, the multi-disciplinarian and creative has shared the first taste of what fans and critics alike can expect from the young artist.

The South Austin Moonlighters Announce Release Date For New Album ‘Travel Light’

Roots-rock renegades The South Austin Moonlighters have announced the release of their new full-length album, Travel Light. Available everywhere May 17th on Station House Records, Travel Light marks a new era for the Moonlighters. In addition to bringing in the New Orleans songwriter Anders Osborne to produce the record, The South Austin Moonlighters manage to connect with each other like never before, unpacking sometimes-heavy subject matter in grin-inducing multi-part harmony; and when Lonnie Trevino (bass), Chris Beall (guitar), Phil Hurley (guitar), and Daniel James (drums) share vocal duties, it’s one hell of a blend. Today, The Boot premiered the first single from Travel Light, “Girl From Texas”, a song written by Hurley; he calls it a “homage to the girl that stole my heart and saved my life.”

MASS DESTRUCTION METAL FEST III To Take Place In Atlanta, Georgia This November

The third installment of MASS DESTRUCTION METAL FEST will take place November 1st and 2nd at The Loft at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia and include performances from Nile, Sigh, Demolition Hammer, Terrorizer, Nunslaughter, Thantifaxath, Deceased, and more!

New visuals from British Columbia artist Kuri

Though he may be a singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer, Kuri chiefly describes himself as “an observer.” His keen insight and sonic curiosity thread together an intriguing framework of carefully constructed and composed alternative on 2019’s debut album No Village [Nevado Music]. The foundation remains rooted in organic performances, classically infused orchestration, jazzy freeform spirit, cinematic ambition, and ultimately inspired observation. “I like to watch, analyze, and create systems in my brain,” he affirms. “As a solo artist, I enjoy the freedom to express exactly what I want by drawing on what I see.”