Weekend Edition – @skopemag news for April 13, 2019 @ 5 pm est

The Leisure Society release new double-album ‘Arrivals & Departures’

Today, 12 April 2019, The Leisure Society release their stunning new double-album Arrivals & Departures via their own new imprint, Ego Drain Records.

The new double-album has two quite distinct sides – loss and anger. “In our minds, it’s clearly a double album” the band explained. “We’ve had a sequence in mind for a while, with 8 ‘classic’ Leisure Society songs making up the first album (Arrivals) and 8 angrier, more experimental songs making up the second album (Departures)”.

Ona’s “Young Forever” premieres today

Produced by Drew Vandenberg (Of Montreal, Deerhunter, Futurebirds), Full Moon, Heavy Light was recorded at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA and includes nine new songs co-written by the five band members: Brad Goodall (keys, background vocals), Bradley Jenkins (guitar, vocals), Zachary Johnston (bass), Max Nolte (drums, percussion) and Zack Owens (lead guitar, background vocals).

Legendary Producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Release New Single feat. Sounds of Blackness

Today, one of the most successful writer-producer duos in modern pop history, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, released the track, “Til I Found You” featuring the Grammy Award-winning group, Sounds of Blackness with lead vocals by Ann Nesby, Big Jim Wright who recently passed and Lauren Evans. Announced exclusively via Billboard, the track is the first single off the duo’s first ever compilation album, Jam & Lewis: VOLUME ONE, which will feature all original new music from mega superstar acts. The album will be released via Jam and Lewis’ record label, Perspective Records, and distributed by Caroline this summer.

CHEL Shares New Track “Amen” Via HollywoodLife | Single + Music Video Streaming Now

CHEL has returned with a brand new single, titled “Amen.” The track premiered exclusively with HollywoodLife, who called the new song, “an empowering anthem that seeks to unite us all.” The release is also accompanied by a stunning and striking new visual, which can also be seen up top. She’s also been busy hosting a prime time slot on DASH Discover in LA and modeling for FashionNova. In addition, she recently performed at the Women’s Empowerment Expo in LA.

Body-Positive Songstress CHEL Debuts Striking New Song ‘Amen’

The Cadillac Three release new single ‘Crackin’ Cold Ones With The Boys’

Country music’s most amped and raucous trio bring their cheers, beers and hallelujah motto from the road to the airwaves with today’s release of ‘Crackin’ Cold Ones With The Boys’. The Cadillac Three are back on the top of playlists with their aptly-title new single and live music video, out now on Big Machine Records.

Glenn Thomas releases single “The Longest Alibi You’ve Ever Heard”

“I wrote the song thinking about a couple people who haven’t been in my life for a long time, but I looked up to,” shared Thomas. “I imagined them seeing me now and wondered if all the decisions I had made amounted to something worthy of their respect. The idea behind the song came from thinking about if I had to explain why I’d been the way I am for so long, as though one would be on trial for the person they’ve become.” Written as a reflection on change, Thomas looks back at how time and bad decisions alter self-identity, and how those closest to you see those changes.

Exclusive Song Premiere: Glenn Thomas – “The Longest Alibi You’ve Ever Heard”

OUT TODAY! GOLD FIELDS releases new LP “Dalawa” via Haven Sounds!

The music video for ‘Glow’, sees Gold Fields illuminated by psychedelic projections while they each play their respective instruments, giving the viewer a sneak peek into their live performances. In the same degree their music manages to blur the line between organic and digital instrumentation, this music video is the perfect blend of technology and creativity. The video might not be the colourful and flashy videos we see all over the media, but it masterfully creates a stunning visual effect in its own simplicity, providing the viewer with an opportunity to focus in on the music itself.

At the Gates Releases Video Clip of “The Colours of the Beast”

“Right in time for the prestigious Roadburn Festival appearance we decided to release yet another video from the latest album,” states AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindbergh Redant. “This time we want to focus on the heavier, grittier sound of the band, hence “The Colours of the Beast”. We once again worked together with Costin on this one. We talked with him that we wanted him to try to capture the dark, gloomy side of the band’s music. And he succeeded, creating the, by far, most dark and twisted video we have ever released. We are very happy to present to you the new AT THE GATES video clip: The Colours of the Beast!”

NUE Releases “4AM” Single [WATCH NOW] 

UE made waves in 2017 with his critically-acclaimed mixtape, Iroquois. Eventually, he joined Grammy-nominated hitmaker, Fetty Wap on tour. Noisey has referred to his sound as “nasally harmonies reminiscent of “Lollipop”-era Lil Wayne.” Additionally, he released “Nightfall’s” music video and remix with Toronto’s Pressa. NUE’s unique sound and clever storytelling has garnered the attention of Hypebeast, PAPER, Noisey, Complex, The Fader, Pigeons and Planes, Earmilk, Dirty Glove Bastard, Rap Radar, Hot New Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop DX, and more.


Earlier this year, Vanic released his track “Good On Me” ft. Olivia Noelle about which DJ Times said, “is fueled by his refreshing brand of production working wonders around Noelle’s lofty vocal offering while delivering an aggressive edge that walks the line between trap and future bass which is sure to make this bad boy a fan favorite throughout the festival season.”

Mexican-American Singer-Songwriter & Musician CUCO Shares New Single “Hydrocodone”

El cantautor y músico multifacético México-Americano Cuco, regresa con su nuevo sencillo “Hydrocodone” el cual salió la semana pasada y viene siendo su primer lanzamiento vía Interscope Records. La canción fue parte del estreno mundial “World Record” de Zane Lowe a través de la estación radial de Apple, Beats 1. En el tema melancólico, Cuco cuenta una historia sombría de amor la cual refleja los sentimientos de aislamiento que uno siente con un despecho que justo va paralelo con la recuperación de Cuco luego de tener un accidente automovilístico junto a su banda en otoño del 2018 durante su gira. Con más música por venir este año, Cuco continúa abriendo paso a través de su cuentos sentimentales y personales en ambos idiomas – Ingles y español.

Glen Hansard Releases New Album ‘This Wild Willing’ Today, Watch New “Brother’s Keeper” Video

Hansard recently performed in select, intimate spaces across the US in the weeks leading up to the new album’s release. This included the Paste Studio, the offices of Billboard Magazine and the rare book room of the legendary Strand Book Store in New York City, the Bluegrass Underground caverns outside of Nashville and finally he held court in the round at Thalia Hall in Chicago for both a performance and a spirited discussion with WXRT’s own Marty Lennartz. Currently touring Europe, Hansard will return to the States in late May; all upcoming tour dates are listed below.


Dutch-born breakout artist Nicole Bus reinvents her hit single “You” with a remix featuring Rick Ross. The remix continues the theme of vulnerability and expression while Ross adds his renowned grittiness. The melodic duo creates a soulful blend that complements the richness and texture of Nicole’s voice

Pioneering Artist Beatie Wolfe Debuts New Single “Barely Living” Out Now

Pioneering singer-songwriter Beatie Wolfe – an artist who has beamed her music into space, been appointed a UN Women “Impossible to Ignore” global role model, and held an acclaimed solo exhibition at the V&A Museum in London – today released “Barely Living,” the first single off her forthcoming album. Co-written and produced by multi-platinum producer Linda Perry, the dark Americana track was mixed by Billy Bush of Garbage/Muse and mastered by Emily Lazar, the first female to win a GRAMMY for mastering.

Power Metal Giants GLORYHAMMER Release First Single and Official Video for “Gloryhammer”

Dallas Artist FXXXXY Swears Off Relationships in a Single-Life Slow Jam

Dallas artist FXXXXY has a versatile approach behind the mic and behind the boards, able to craft hard-nosed rap and sweetly sung R&B in equal measure. Leaning into melody atop a luscious self-produced backing track, FXXXXY shares “Staying Single.” Though it resembles an R&B slow jam, “Staying Single” turns the concept on its head, as FXXXXY isn’t describing romantic love, but declaring his intentions to give it up entirely. Reverberating with pitched-down vocal samples and screeching synths, the single finds the Interscope signee deciding to get his mind right by taking time for himself. Premiered by Dirty-Glove Bastard, “Staying Single” represents the conclusion of FXXXXY’s thought process in “Self Care,” his piano-laden previous single, as he abandons emotional attachment and all the pain that comes with it.

DGB Premiere: FXXXXY “Staying Single”

SO – “On the Mic”

SO is ready to take their experience, inspiration and love of all music types to produce a record that would be its own tornado of hope and triumph. Bronze Baby Shoes a diverse musical range and The Character’s vocal schizophrenia displays the group’s long-standing love for punk, goth, hip hop, and experimentation.

Jamestown Revival’s “Harder Way” premieres at The Bluegrass Situation

Of the track, band member Jonathan Clay shares, “This song is about feeling isolated in a room full of people. It’s about missing your three year-old son when you’re on a month-long tour. It’s about the cost of achieving your dreams and the bittersweet reality that exists throughout the journey. Its not a gripe; just a peek into our heads when the show’s over, the lights are out and we crawl back into our bunks—missing home.”

88GLAM release new 88GLAM2.5 album + Coachella debut today

Along with making their Coachella debut in a matter of hours, XO Records signees 88Glam release their new 88GLAM2.5 deluxe album today which includes their new “Snow Globe” remix. The project revisits their breakout 88GLAM2 album with two new tracks including their track “Lil Boat” ft. Lil Yachty

Taylor Alexander Releases ‘Good Old Fashioned Pain’ Today

Within the ten tracks of Good Old Fashioned Pain, Taylor Alexander blends singer-songwriter country with rockabilly grit, examining the intricacies of relationships, the importance of self-reflection and the all-too-present passing of time. The album is out today.

It’s true, Good Old Fashioned Pain does showcase traditional elements, like the triple-time of a waltz and a crying steel guitar. But it’s also infused with Alexander’s own brand of rockabilly, created with an acclaimed group of musicians including Whit Wright (Elizabeth Cook, Joshua Hedley, American Aquarium) and Randy Harper (Pure Prairie League, Collin Raye). The album was recorded in Nashville, Alexander’s adopted hometown, along with producer and recording engineer Brendan St. Gelais and mixing engineer Mark Petaccia (Jason Isbell, Lindi Ortega).

Album Review – Taylor Alexander’s “Good Old Fashioned Pain”