@skopemag news for april 9, 2019 @ 1 pm est

Estonian Industrial Rock Band EVESTUS Releases Video For Their TEARS FOR FEARS Cover, “MAD WORLD.”

Estonian industrial rock band EVESTUS is proud to announce the video release of their TEARS FOR FEARS cover, “MAD WORLD.” Additional guitars were recorded by Matthew Setzer (Skinny Puppy, London After Midnight, Kanga etc).

VOWWS announce European tour!

Fresh off a North American tour with Cold Cave and ADULT., the Los Angeles duo VOWWS are now gearing up to tour Europe for the first time. The route will take the band through the old continent, beginning in Belgium on May 15th, and will include shows in France, Germany, the UK, and more.


Diana Ross has once again made music magic! Considered one of the most influential recording artists and iconic entertainers of all time, Ms. Ross rewrote history once again.

In just 7 weeks, the new remix of “The Boss 2019” has hit No.1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Top 50 Chart. “The Boss 2019” is Ms. Ross’ fourth remix in a row to go No. 1, and it reaches the top during the 40th anniversary of the original version hitting No. 1 on the same chart.

Gold Light + Snakemusk Share Single “One Thing After Another”

“It’s a mix of all the great duos: Johnny and June, Gram and Emmylou, The Everly Brothers, with a fresh newness in the jangling piano parts and the steady acoustic guitar. The vocals of Gold Light – better known as singer-songwriter Joe Chang – and Snakemusk – non-binary stick and poke tattoo artist and folk singer Beau Campolong – amble along, winding together as if they were walking down a dirt road hand in hand.” – Left Bank Magazine

Sounds x Premiere: Gold Light + Snakemusk // One Thing After Another

Ocean Alley add second London show due to fan demand

Due to overwhelming demand, Australian psych-surf-rockers Ocean Alley have added another London show to their upcoming UK tour in August, which also sees them play in Glasgow and Manchester.

After selling out the Electric Ballroom, the band have added a show at EartH on August 30th as well as announcing a full European tour.

“We’re stoked to announce our full run of dates for our return to Europe and the UK for August and September, including a 2nd show in London which is going to be wild. See you soon!” say the band.


dick clark productions and NBC announced today the first round of performers for the “2019 Billboard Music Awards,” which include top artists Kelly Clarkson, Lauren Daigle, Khalid, Panic! At The Disco and Sam Smith & Normani. The three-hour telecast will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and will feature this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments.

Sinkane’s Sudanese Psych Rock Single “Dépaysé” Out Now, From New LP Out May 31st (City Slang)

“Dépaysé is a French word that basically means “to be removed from one’s habitual surroundings,” says Ahmed Gallab. “By extension, it means to be disoriented, homeless. That’s a feeling I relate to very much in these times — and I don’t think I’m the only one who feels this way. That word gave me clarity and made my journey of self discovery that much more exciting.”


Columbia Records and HBO have announced For The Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones) in celebration of the highly anticipated global hit series’ final season. This is first time HBO has partnered up with a major label to curate a soundtrack, specifically for the series, that will feature brand new songs from an array of music’s biggest names. The soundtrack is set to release worldwide on April 26.

Eyellusion Presents the DIO RETURNS U.S. Tour 2019, Featuring the DIO Band and Special Guest Vocalists

The most buzzed-about tour in the heavy metal world – the DIO RETURNS Tour featuring the Ronnie James Dio hologram – is finally coming to the United States this spring and summer! The DIO RETURNS U.S. Tour will feature a line-up of DIO bandmembers of 17 years performing aside the stunning Ronnie James Dio hologram.

The official band line-up will feature Craig Goldy on guitar, Simon Wright on drums, Scott Warren on keyboards, and newer DIO family member Bjorn Englen on bass. The show will also feature renowned metal vocalists Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (Judas Priest/Yngwie Malmsteen) and Oni Logan (Lynch Mob).

A Beacon School Announces ‘Cola’ Reissue, Shares “Glue” Track

Cola, is the full-length debut from Brooklyn multi­-instrumentalist Patrick J Smith, whose previous credits include playing with Modern Rivals, BLUFFING and Fiasco. Having spent the last year working on a new project called Maxband with Max from Parquet Courts, A Beacon School marks Smith’s first entirely solo effort, allowing him to indulge his every musical impulse.

Drax Project & Liza Koshy Release Music Video For Viral Anthem “Woke Up Late” ft. Hailee Steinfeld    

New Zealand sensation Drax Project, collaborating with multiplatinum-selling artist and Academy® Award-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld, have released the music video for their hit song that’s charting in over 45 countries, “Woke Up Late.” The track pairs smooth pop vocals, an irresistible beat and unapologetically candid lyrics detailing a night out / morning in. “Woke Up Late” charted at #2 on New Zealand Pop Radio, #1 on iTunes in New Zealand, and #1 on Shazam in New Zealand for over 4 months. With over 30 million streams worldwide and growing daily, the “Woke Up Late” music video features YouTube star Liza Koshy in a fun and refreshing story full of charisma and feel-good vibes.

Surprises (solo project of Brooks Paschal of Sullivan) Unveils Music Video For Latest Single “Natural Disaster”

Surprises, the new solo project of Brooks Paschal of beloved 00’s emo group Sullivan has just dropped a music video for the new single and title track off the just-announced new LP ‘Natural Disaster’ which will be released on May 31st via Spartan Records.

PREMIERE: Surprises’ emo-anthem and video, “Natural Disaster”

Papadosio in Boston (4/25) – New Live Album Ahead of Spring Tour

Content Coma is a testament to the band’s maturity and evolution over the last decade of playing together. The 12-track album exudes their songwriting skills, demonstrating their versatility across multiple genres of progressive rock, electronic, psychedelic, and more while offering a strong lyrical depth as the record addresses the human population’s current addiction to the internet, and social media. The tracks are layered with progressive sonic structures, highly mathematical / technical beats, and light and catchy melodies.

UK post-punks Drahla share new single ‘Pyramid Estate’ from upcoming LP on Captured Tracks

“Go inwards and be bold.” This was Harmony Korine’s advice to aspiring creatives, during a Q&A at the British Film Institute back in early 2016. For the recently-formed Drahla, his words served as something of a directive, encouraging the trio to trust their own instincts, however far removed they might be from those of their peers. Three years on, the Leeds-formed band have defined their own vital subset of art-rock with Useless Coordinates, a debut album that’s as fearless as it is enthralling.


“Already Gone” was shot at 11st Records in Las Vegas, which also houses National Southwest Recording in the back where Post Dystopian Leisure Music was recorded. It was directed by Dominick Muzio, shot and edited by Nicholas Muzio with Stephy Hayward and stars Mia Muzio.

Alternative Press Premieres New Music Video From Hard Rock Act Evol Walks

Of the catchy new track, Martin-Brown tells Alternative Press: “I had been listening to a lot of bluesy rock and I really wanted to write something in that vein. When coming up with the lyrics I decided to have a bit of fun with it and write from the perspective of the “evil” woman described in a lot of the classics. The one who will happily play with your emotions and watch you suffer. ‘The Fire’ is meant to be a modern response to tracks like ‘Soul Stealer’ by AC/DC or ‘Sorrow’ by David Bowie, ‘Devil Woman’ by Cliff Richard etc. I really wanted to write something from that perspective, kind of owning the character and showing that maybe it isn’t such a terrible thing to be a bad girl.”

Evol Walks burn bright in new music video—watch

Watch Ben Harper Duet “There Will Be A Light” on American Idol

“Alejandro Aranda was born and raised in Pomona,” Harper said of his duet partner. “I was born in Pomona Valley Hospital blocks away from his house, and grew up one town over. I used to hear him play in my family’s music store.”

The Garden Share New Track “Thy Mission” Featuring Mac DeMarco

“Thy Mission” began as a demo for a future album. Interested in the idea of features, The Garden sent the track to their friend Mac DeMarco for his ideas. Together they spent a full day collaborating in DeMarco’s home studio in Los Angeles. By midnight a result was reached that they all liked and “Thy Mission” was born.

THONIAN HORDE: PopMatters Premieres “The Narcissist” Single

“The Narcissist” is the new single from Maryland-based THONIAN HORDE, the outfit founded by members of Admiral Browning, Pale Divine, Faith In Jane, Weed Is Weed, and Bailjack. The new track is pulled from Downfall,the band’s third album since 2016, and second title for Grimoire Records. The song makes its public debut through a premiere at PopMatters in advance of the album’s May release.

Joshua Radin + The Weepies Announce SiriusXM Coffee House Tour

Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Joshua Radin and iconic indie duo The Weepies will be teaming up this fall in a tour presented by SiriusXM’s Coffee House with special guest Lily Kershaw. The tour kicks off on October 8th at the legendary Troubadour club in West Hollywood, CA with a second show on October 9th. Additional cities include San Francisco, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, New York (two shows), Philadelphia and wrapping up in Nashville on November 9th. Pre-sale tickets for the tour will begin on Wednesday, April 10th at 10:00 AM local and general on sale tickets on Friday, April 12th, 10:00 AM local time.


Roadkeeper releases Enchanting Single, ‘Old Man’s War’

The song released April 5th, is written, recorded and produced entirely by the members of the band. Roadkeeper is an even-tempered group made up of regular guys who love to create.