@skopemag news for april 6, 2019 @ 11:30 am est

@skopemag APP – Coming Soon!

Today we are so excited to announce we have broke ground on the new @skopemag APP which will be available in your favorite APP stores soon. This app will continue to bring the diverse music coverage in this digital age to you in a format that is faster, current, and efficient to your music obsessed lifestyle.

@dafrieds said – We are so excited to make the jump from website to APP. It feels like going from the cassette / CD / vinyl to MP3 to streaming. We all must embrace and join the tech of today no matter what industry you are in. Cannot wait to use it.

Stay tuned for official release date coming soon – see you on the APP!

Morcheeba Releases “Find Another Way” (Djrum Remix)

Today, British trip-hop pioneers Morcheeba are releasing a remix of their song “Find Another Way” crafted by UK electronic musician Djrum. Inverted Audio called the remix “equally pensive and dynamic,” saying the track “floats in a zone of its own.” The original song was featured on the duo’s 2018 album Blaze Away.

TR/ST Shares “Colossal” Track On BrooklynVegan

When talking about the track Robert Alfons says, “Such a special collab with Maya, we wrote it together while in different parts of the world. This song was written during long walks I would take in the middle of the night around the hills in my neighborhood, watching the mist rise as the sun came up.”

YUMI Searches For Love on “Find You”

With her heart on her sleeve, YUMI showcases her vocal ability with the use of colored melodies and a snappy beat on “Find You,” premiered today on Just Jared. YUMI’s mesmerizing voice guides listeners on an emotional quest searching for a soulmate.

Indie/Folk Artist Kris Kelly Shares New Single ‘Birthplace’ + Video

Throughout the song, Kris explores the idea and concept of one’s birthplace, and what that means on a deeper, wider scope, provoking the listener to examine and dissect their own genesis.


“Blessed Is the Boogie certainly wears the group’s debt to John Lee Hooker and other boogie masters proudly on its sleeve. But tracks such as ‘Not For Me’ and ‘Cat on a Roof’ are more expansive and compositionally ambitious, while the acoustic-flavored ‘City of Lights’ hews toward some of Mariani’s power-pop background.” – Gary Graff, BILLBOARD

Evolix Single Release

Evolix is a Boston pop group comprised of siblings, Alexis and Korina, who have a unique and cohesive chemistry that only sisters could develop. Their musical journey has been in tandem through singing, theater and songwriting.

Avant-garde singer Empara Mi releases new single ‘Blood In The Water’

Produced by Zach & Roger (2Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Whethan) the single features dark brooding production and electronics, which lay the foundations for the powerful and beautiful vocals of Empara Mi as she addresses the fracturing of relationships.

AURORA Announces Third Album + Releases “The Seed”

Today, Norwegian artist AURORA announces A Different Kind of Human (Step II) due out June 7th on Glassnote. Her third album to date and one that forms the second part of last year’s surprise release; the critically acclaimed Infections of A Different Kind (Step I). A more experimental album than its predecessors, it is a record that finds AURORA focusing on the ecological crisis and the consequences of the rampant individualism so prevalent in society.

Good Kid – “Slingshot” – Listen to Our New Song!

“Written about childhood rivalries and the frustration & urgencies of being a kid, we took a lot of inspiration from the rambunctious tales of friends turned bitter enemies found in our favourite fantasy and anime series. We also drew on our own experiences of growing up in small towns where you’re stuck with what you get.” – GK

Seattle’s Flying Fish Cove release their debut LP

“Charming indie pop debut from Seattle’s Flying Fish Cove pairs vivid tones with rainbow-hued lyrical expressions of love and loss.” Bandcamp Daily naming the album New & Notable


Broussard said of the song, “‘Deeper’ is about the experience of having someone close to you battle with mental health or addiction problems. This song is about saying to someone “you can push me away all you want, I will not give up on you”. It’s about standing firm for someone because you know they would do it for you. Most importantly it’s about knowing that mental health is much like physical health, that those who are affected cannot help it. There is no shame in it, and with the right help and acceptance we can all be happier and healthier.”

New Years Day Release New Song “Come For Me”

Billboard charting rockers New Years Day release their new track “Come For Me” today. Check out the official lyric video for the track, which was added to Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist. This is the third release off of the band’s highly-anticipated album Unbreakable out on April 26 via RED MUSIC.

Orange Goblin Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Orange Goblin, the heavy hitting British metal band that has inspired a generation of up-and-coming rock acts has announced summer U.S. headlining tour dates. The week-long set of exclusive live shows will kick off on August 27 in New York City and will include a performance as part of the 2019 Muddy Roots Festival on August 30, where the respected group will share the stage with MC50, Off!, and more.

SUMif Releases Sophomore EP ‘Kinda Real’

Electro-pop sensation SUMif returns today with her radiant 4-track EP ‘Kinda Real,’ out everywhere today. Inspired by a whirlwind romance with a woman she met last summer, SUMif’s sophomore EP tells the story of the relationship from start to finish. “Being able to release these songs as an EP,” she explains, “is like taking the whole story and tying it up with a nice little bow and shipping it off into the universe.”

Hamish Anderson releases new single ‘What You Do To Me’

Hamish will head to his home country of Australia to support Gary Clark Jr. on a handful of dates before returning to the US to perform at Memphis in May. More tour dates to be announced.


Jasmine Thompson today releases her new EP, Colour, along with the sensational new lead single “some people,” which was written for a childhood friend, who always fell into the wrong crowd.

Legendary songstress Dionne Warwick releases second single “Am I Dreaming” feat. Musiq Soulchild

Legendary Grammy Award winner DIONNE WARWICK releases the second single, “Am I Dreaming” feat. Music Soulchild, from her forthcoming album today. The soulful ballad showcases Ms. Warwick’s remarkable vocals, and the moving feature by Musiq Soulchild. The R&B cover was originally recorded by Atlantic Starr in 1980, and is one of the highlights of “SHE’S BACK,” her first dedicated R&B/soul album in fifty years.

Audien & Echosmith Drop “Favorite Sound” Video

“This video is an escape from reality, and a really fun juxtaposition to the very true and dark truth of the song,” shares Audien. “The imagery is interesting to us and we think everyone will latch on!”

Samurai Champs Drop “POSEIDON”

Samurai Champs are rapper Jeah and R&B singer Merv xx Gotti. Both are of 1st/2nd generation Asian-Canadian heritage, which plays a large role in the upholding of their cultural roots and support of ethnic minority representation in North American music and creative culture.

Heart Attack Man Debuts New Song/Music Video (“Out For Blood”) on BrooklynVegan

Cleveland OH’s Heart Attack Man is debuting a new song and music video on BrooklynVegan. The song “Out For Blood” appears on the band’s upcoming sophomore LP ‘Fake Blood’ out on April 19 via You Did This/Triple Crown Records.

Heartfelt Track from Anthony Lazaro – “Honey in My Mind”

The Italian singer/songwriter, who’s presently living in Hamburg (Germany), values the impact of surprise. “I want to surprise them,” Lazaro explains. “I want to craft songs that people can relate to, have fun with. My most ambitious goal is being able to move across genres and influences.” Lazaro believes an artist should find a balance between accessibility and art, and those who do are the ones that are remembered.

Jon Haggerty Tackles Inequality & Human Connection In Flourescent Track “Fallout”

American singer-songwriter Jon Haggerty makes a stunning return today with his new single “Fallout”. With a handful of singles under his belt, Jon Haggerty has been able to quickly turn the heads of AltPress, Prelude Press, & numerous other high-profile media outlets with his impeccable songwriting abilities.

Big Eyes Drop Invigorating New Album ‘Streets of the Lost’ Out Now!

It’s 2019 and the words ‘rock’ and ‘female-led’ have rejoined the conversation with Big Eyes’ new album, Streets of the Lost out today. As an album chasing, “Classic power pop songwriting with hard rock dual leads and a punk edge,” Big Eyes succeed in delivering more than just the traditional two-minute angry blast of sound.

Famous Dex Drops New Single “Rockstar Lifetstyle” Music Video  

Famous Dex just dropped his new music video, “Rockstar Lifestyle.” This past November, he released his collaborative single, “Nervous” featuring hip-hop heavy weights, Rich the Kid, and Jay Critch.

“Rockstar Lifestyle” drops on the anniversary of Dex’s debut album, Dex Meets Dexter, which included the smash hit records, “Pick It Up” and “Japan,” both of records have gone platinum in the U.S. Appearances on the album include: A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, and Diplo.