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

Precyce Politix, DRUGS Beats – “Calamari / Pagers” [Video]

PSA: This video-single isn’t actually about the popular seafood dish Calamari but it is a lyrical exhibition loaded with effortless wordplay and relevant content. It’s been a number of months since the collaborative project “DRUG-POLITIX” was released by Brooklyn [via NC] emcee Precyce Politix and Grammy nominated producer D.R.U.G.S Beats, they’ve both returned after a short break with another well-crafted concept visual for one of the most acclaimed songs on the album “Calamari,” paired with the guilt ridden dark single “Pagers” which brings to reality the consequences of being in the wrong type of business with a conscience. If you didn’t hear “DRUG-POLITIX” on the original release date it’s available now via Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify.

City Park release single ‘Nights Never End’

City Park return with ‘Nights Never End’, the playful sequel to their tentative slow-jam ‘Symbolic Love’. With pulses raised, the track demonstrates the band’s mastery of guitar riffs to change the mood entirely.

Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) Releases New ‘Brokenhearted Jubilee’ EP

Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) has released a new EP titled Brokenhearted Jubilee (Stocks in Asia/Thirty Tigers), a 7 track EP, inspired by the days of old cassette mix tapes. It includes 6 covers and a new, original song by Broemel, weaving together songs well-known and new alike, a collection of melancholic yet beautiful music.

My Brightest Diamond Drops Stirring New Song “Dorian” | On Tour Now w/ Death Cab for Cutie

My Brightest Diamond is dropping a stirring new song today with the release of “Dorian.” The song was recorded during the A Million And One LP sessions with My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Nova on vocals and guitar, Earl Harvin (Sam Smith, Seal, The The, Tindersticks) on drums and Vincent Taurelle (Air) on keyboards. The song was produced by Nova and The Twilite Tone (Common, Gorillaz, Kanye West) and mixed and mastered by Andrew Scheps (Beyonce, Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers).

Iron Maiden sell out Rock In Rio – 90,000 tickets in two hours!


Industrial-tinged and true crime-inspired duo SKYND is the dark creative outlet and the alter ego of its lead singer, Skynd, and producer and multi-instrumentalist Father. They are back with a new song and video that continues their exploration of the darkest and most disturbing parts of the human psyche and furthers their delightfully creepy aesthetic.

Native Harrow’s New Album ‘Happier Now’ Out Now

Native Harrow, the nom de plume of singer-songwriter Devin Tuel, has released a new album Happier Now through Different Time Records. The collection of nine songs was recorded and mixed by Alex Hall (JD McPherson, The Cactus Blossoms, Pokey LaFarge) at Chicago’s Reliable Recorders. The album was co-produced by Hall, Tuel, and her bandmate, multi-instrumentalist Stephen Harms.

BTS Release Official Music Video For “Boy With Luv” feat. Halsey


“Better By Myself” captures the duality inherent in feeling invincible in solitude because you don’t need anyone, but recognizing that perhaps being totally alone isn’t necessarily the best path forward. “It’s about being in an unhealthy relationship and having the courage to leave, but realizing maybe you’re isolating a little much,” says Hey Violet frontwoman Rena Lovelis. “I think we need to fall in love with ourselves before we fall in love with anybody else and that’s why the song sounds so celebratory. It’s about finding that happy medium between ‘I don’t need anyone,’ which tends to be a defense mechanism, and being truly okay with yourself.”


Relationships being a core theme at the center of JAMESDAVIS’ music, the sibling trio gives an objective view of a relationship on the rocks, and what it will take to save it. The soft chords on “Something to Talk About” set a calm tone for the addictive chorus calling attention to a force keeping love from growing. “You’ve been working, I’ve been working, so we should relate,” sings Rey and Jess. Their approach to conflict resolution is mature, adding profound reasoning such as, “conversations work with patience baby let’s find the key.” There is hope in their message and delivery.

Music: JAMESDAVIS – Something to Talk About

Rodrigo y Gabriela share new song; new album out April 26

Rodrigo y Gabriela have unveiled their new song, “Terracentric,” today, with a performance video showcasing the acoustic rock maestros’ fresh approach to the studio for their eagerly awaited new album, Mettavolution, out April 26 on ATO Records. Layered with slide guitar and shimmering effects over pounding beats, “Terracentric” is a prime example of the power displayed on the Dave Sardy-produced album. The song’s arrival was heralded earlier today via Billboard.

Out Today | Zia Benjamin is Playing By Her Own Rules | New Single “Rudie”

This Friday (April 12th), Zia releases her new solo track “Rudie.” On this audacious ultimatum to her man, Zia confronts his other lover to take a back seat. “Baby forget him, he’s mine all mine. You gonna regret it, wasting your time,” she boldly warns on the chorus. “He say he’s leaving the past behind. You’d better put those dreams to sleep, I’ll sing your lullaby,” adds Zia. Her cheeky lyrics ride effortlessly over an upbeat modern-day ska groove, produced by 3x GRAMMY-nominated production duo Loudcity Music and ZJ Sparks.

Bruce Hornsby’s Absolute Zero out now to widespread critical praise

Pianist, singer and songwriter Bruce Hornsby’s highly anticipated new album, Absolute Zero, is out now. Fans can listen to the album here.

The Raconteurs share “Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness)” | New album available for pre-order

Tickets to The Raconteurs recently-announced North American headline tour dates are now on sale. These new dates, spanning from July to October, include previously-announced US festival appearances at Woodstock 50 and Railbird. The band will kick off their world tour with their first trip to Australia and New Zealand later next week, as well as stops in Japan, Europe, and the United Kingdom before returning to the US for their North American tour. For tickets and more information on all tour dates, visit – https://theraconteurs.com/tour.

Russell Louder shares emotive second single Light Of The Moon

“Lyrically, Light of the Moon draws on the experience of seeing someone’s life become engulfed by an abusive relationship,” Russell says of the track’s inspiration. “This is a reality that, in recent years, has shown itself to be scarily universal, yet I notice that people are still quite afraid to address it, even more so when they’re personally confronted with it. There’s a dissonance there that I find very unsettling. I think, subconsciously, I was mirroring that dissonance in the production process, as the musical relationship between tension and release is a strong motif throughout the song.”


Emblem/Atlantic recording artist and multiple-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Rob Thomas has released “Timeless,” the third instant-grat track from his highly anticipated fourth solo album Chip Tooth Smile – arriving everywhere April 26th (pre-order available now). The Butch Walker-produced song lives up to its title, calling out the classics and namechecking everything from “Nothing Compares 2 U” to “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”