Weekend Edition – @skopemag news for april 6, 2019 @ 5 pm est

Members of Pioneering Post Hardcore Band Dag Nasty To Play Select Shows As Field Day This Summer

Former members of pioneering post-hardcore band Dag Nasty, including Doug Carrion and Peter Cortner, and former Down By Law guitarist Mark Phillips, have announced plans to play a select number of shows this summer under the under the moniker Field Day, with new music to follow in 2020.

Field Day is scheduled to perform a select number of shows on the West Coast and East Coast in late August 2019.

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The Struts “In Love With A Camera” Lyric Video Out Now

Interscope rock band The Struts release the lyric video for new single “In Love With A Camera” today. “In Love With A Camera” is featured on the band’s sophomore album YOUNG&DANGEROUS which was released on Interscope Records in the fall of 2018. YOUNG&DANGEROUS follows the 2016 release of The Struts’ debut album Everybody Wants.

Diplo’s Higher Ground event series debuts in Miami, new tracks “Hold You Tight” and “Bubble Up” out now!

Diplo recently kicked off his new house music focused Higher Ground event series in Miami—the night featured sets from Nitti Gritti, Krystal Klear b2b Alex Olson, Lee Foss b2b Michael Bibi, Diplo with an impromptu/surprise b2b with Claude Von Stroke, Camelphat, Andhim and MK! The event marks the first of more to be announced soon. Exclusive photos of the party can be found here.


Self-made phenomenon Loren Gray released two new singles today: the sinuous, pulsating “Options” and the haunting “Lie Like That.” She teamed up with Captain Cuts (Walk the Moon, Halsey, The Chainsmokers) to write and produce both tracks, bringing in collaborators Nija (Jason Derulo, Chris Brown) on “Options” and Australian artist Ivy Adara on “Lie Like That.” The two-track single is available HERE.

Cheat Codes team up with Kaskade for new song, “Be The One”  

“Kaskade’s one of the reasons we got into dance music. So blessed to be collaborating on this record with him. “Be the one” is about that desire to be special in someones life. Bringing them into the fold, and bringing them experiences they’ve never had before. I think every relationship has those moments that stick out and make it memorable, whether its a short fling or someone you’re committed to long term with. Everybody wants to be “the one” ; that person that makes a HUGE impact on someones else’s life” – Cheat Codes


Set to a song about being mistreated in a relationship and the consequences that come with breaking someone’s heart, the vibrant and retro-inspired video show Robinson embracing a newfound independence.

Little Dume Releases Music Video For “Brothers”

“We’ve been brothers for a long time… a very long time. This song means a lot to us, it cuts down to the core of who we are: a band of brothers,” states Little Dume about the music video. “We filmed this video with our best friends who have been there with us since the beginning… and there is much more to come.”

The Felice Brothers Release New Single

The Felice Brothers just released “Special Announcement” from the forthcoming album Undress, out May 3 via Yep Roc Records. Paste said, “The song, which directly and cleverly targets financial corruption, is quick to acknowledge the absurdity of our modern politics and the role money plays in them with the lyric “I’m saving up my money to be president.” Songwriter Ian Felice imagines a world without financial interests, without the “Stock Exchange” and the ‘Federal Reserve.'”

Out today: ‘Tree of Shade’ by Americana-Folk-Rock band, Driftwood

For their fifth studio album, Driftwood spent ten days working with Simone Felice, the award-winning producer of the Lumineers’ Cleopatra, and sound engineer Pete Hanlon, whose many credits include work with O.A.R. and Rachael Yamagata.

Future shares Vevo official live performance

70-year old Larry “Ratso” Sloman shares new single ‘Caribbean Sunset’

70-year old NYC author/writer/actor Larry “Ratso” Sloman has collaborated with some of the most dynamic figures in pop culture from Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, John Cale and Leonard Cohen. Ratso also wrote the best-selling memoirs for Howard Stern, Anthony Kiedis and more. Today, Ratso releases his debut LP ‘Stubborn Heart’ via Lucky Number.


“The tension Gika creates isn’t just palpable; it makes you want a cigarette and someone to hug.” – ROLLING STONE

GLOSON: Doomed & Stoned premieres EP Mara of Swedish atmospheric sludge metal group; out today via Black Lion Records

Swedish atmospheric sludge/post-metal quartet GLOSON releases the EP Mara today via Black Lion Records on CD format. This two-track EP is the follow-up to their 2017’s acclaimed debut album, Grimen.

Broke For Free Shares “Forever Wavvy” Visual | Announces New ‘BFF’ Album Out This May

Collie Buddz New Single Bank (feat. B Young & Russ)

Russ adds, “Collie Buddz is a legend and has been one of my favorite artists for a long time. Bank was the first thing he played me the first night we met. I knew it was the one. His cadence and penmanship is unbelievable. B Young killed his verse too.”


With over 1 billion on-demand streams and widespread acclaim for his global smash “Nevermind” and rising single “Never Go Back”, Israeli international singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Dennis Lloyd unveils his highly anticipated debut Exident EP today via Arista Records.

WARGIRL Debut New Music Video “How You Feel” on Earmilk

“Wignall’s tastes run the gamut, from old-school garage-rock to post-punk to Afro-beat to psychedelic funk to dance music. All of those flavors take a turn on the palate in the personal and political empowerment anthems on “WARGIRL””- Buzzbands

Tronos Release New Single “Premonition”

“I wrote the words to ‘Premonition’ on tour one year on a day-off in Portugal,” states vocalist and guitarist Shabe Embury about the song. “I think it might have been on one of my birthdays away from home. I mean, when I am ever at home? The words are reflections about the life I have led – how any of our lives, I suppose, start small. How at times it feels dark and scary, but at times there’s the happiness of achievement. Life feels continuously insecure sometimes but I know that when I feel my strongest, when I gaze at the life I have in part helped to create for my children, I have no regrets. As life speeds faster onwards, I am prepared to leave one day knowing I have achieved more than was ever expected of me.To add, also having the chance to have Snake from Voivod singing on this track with me and Billy playing bass was an honor. I couldn’t have thought of any other people more perfect for this track. It captures the emotion of a journey onwards and towards a higher plane of existence and has a special meaning for me!”

Allen Tate (of San Fermin) shares “Something Different” + new tour dates

On “Something Different” Tate says, “This is song is meant to be a pep talk from a friend. I think everyone has that one person in their life who is their go-to hype man/cheerleader. It may even be after you’ve really messed up but they believe your biggest and wildest dreams and hype you up when you need to hear it. I doubted myself a lot while I was making this record but was lucky to have a lot of people give me that boost and push me through.”

Dead Horse Beats unveils “Home Days” via Exclaim | New LP out 5/24

The track premiered via Exclaim where Dead Horse Beats detailed, “‘Home Days’ is about people having different motivations and the tension that can cause between them. The main character (who is definitely not me) is the type of person who works at home making electronic music in sweatpants all day, while their partner works at a prestigious, downtown law firm. He struggles with the feeling that he’s not pulling his weight or making the people who care for him proud. I tried to use this song to work through my insecurities about whether or not I’ve chosen the right path, and whether my choices could potentially breed resentment towards me from those who care about me.”


ZAYDE WØLF has released his anthemic new single “Cold-Blooded,” out on all platforms today. This is the follow up to the jam-packed deluxe version of his incredible album Modern Alchemy which charted in over 25 countries on the iTunes overall charts and debuted in the top ten Alternative charts here in the U.S. upon its release. It will also act as the theme song for the Chicago Cubs starting on Monday being used in the stadium and for local TV media.

Throw The Fight – next single and music video drops April 12th

Pre-save Echoes on Spotify or Apple Music:

May 16 – Chippewa Falls, WI @ Every Buddy’s
May 17 – Mankato, MN @ What’s Up Lounge
May 18 – Mandan, ND @ Baymont Inn

KIDDO and GASHI Release “Coming Down”

GASHI’s prominence on the record is an obvious lean with his sense of melodic structures and his distinctive lyrical flow, saddled alongside KIDDO’s nous for songwriting delivery and that production bitter/sweetness that is becoming an ever-apparent feature on a KIDDO record. What you end up with is one jam that is sure to be a groove long beyond the Spring season, ringing into those sunny and warm days of 2019.

Johnny Stimson – Entitled ‘Flower’

After landing high-profile syncs on The Vampire Diaries and Trophy Wife and building a growing following, the Dallas native urged a European booking agent to get him a show in London. He had a gut feeling something would happen in the wake of it, so he went across the pond for the gig. The next day, he got a rather unexpected, yet extremely welcome call. Stimson reveals, “Someone at the show knew Elton John, told him about my music, and Elton called me the next morning,” he smiles. “In the following months we built this incredible partnership. I recognized the importance of taking risks, because it was the only way I would’ve been able to do this.”

Breakout artist Tayla Parx’s We Need To Talk out now on Atlantic Records!

In conjunction with the release, Parx has confirmed North American tour dates supporting Lizzo. These run of shows include performances at New York’s Terminal 5, Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Steel, Philadelphia’s Theatre of Living Arts, Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom, Chicago’s Riviera Theater, Boston’s House Of Blues, DC’s 9:30 Club and many more.

Tayla Parx shares new album We Need to Talk: Stream

Tristen releases new 7″ single

“Dream Within a Dream” is the new 7-inch single from pop savant Tristen, out May 10 via Louisville’s This Man Records. Crafted from Edgar Allan Poe’s classic poem, the single – like the mononymous singer-songwriter and musician known for her “knack for penning an infectious hook” (Entertainment Weekly) – marries complex, introspective lyrics with rollicking, jangly guitars.


Only a brief moment after their comeback single, Team Me reveal their second single of 2019 ‘The Future In Your Eyes’, out today via Propeller Recordings.