@skopemag news for April 15, 2019 @ 6 pm est

Rock Legends KING’S X Enter the Studio to Record First New Album in Over a Decade

Rock legends KING’S X are thrilled to announce that they are entering the studio to record their highly-anticipated new album – the first to be released in over a decade – scheduled to drop this year via Australia’s leading international independent record label, Golden Robot Records. The label announced their global signing of KING’S X in December.

Las Aves offer well-informed relationship advice on surrealistic ‘You Need A Dog’

For Skope: Marcus James Releases pop punk-inspired dance single “Over U” ft. RYYZN

Anna Wiebe – ‘Fortune’

“I wrote “Fortune” at when I was working at Lake O’Hara, and recorded the demo during my first week at the lodge. There was no internet or cell phone service out there, so I had a lot of time to sit with what I had written. It gave me time to process exactly what I was saying to myself with this song, and it feels so great to finally share these musings with the world.”

Grim Streaker Share “Sensitive Demon” Single On The Fader

Brooklyn-based band Grim Streaker share their new single “Sensitive Demon” the third single off their forthcoming release No Vision. The Fader premiered the single last week, and the band announced their NYC LP release show at Alphaville, presented by AdHoc on Thursday, May 16th. No Vision is due out May 17th via Local Fun Boy.

Boy Harsher shares video for ‘Come Closer’, announce European tour dates

Today Boy Harsher are sharing the video for the lush Careful album track ‘Come Closer’. The video was directed by Muted Windows (Widow Brothers + Nedda Afsari.) They had this to say about the video –

“This is the first time we all (Michael R. Zumaya, Michael E Linn, and Nedda Afsari) collaborated on a project from start to finish, and Boy Harsher couldn’t be a more perfect fit for us as our new collective Muted Widows. For Come Closer, we explored duality. There are things within us that feel so familiar and, conversely, so different. At the end, both are integral parts of yourself. Our amazing crew and exceptional talent really came together to create something we’re extremely proud of. Furthermore, we’re extremely flattered to create the visuals for a stellar track.”

Ben Folds reunites with CAKE for co-headline tour; Ben Folds memoir arrives this summer

Based on the huge success of the first tour, which Pollstar noted as one of the highest grossing co-headline tours of summer 2018, Ben Folds and CAKE are reuniting for a second round of shows beginning September 5 in Bonner, MT. The co-headline tour will be making stops at venues across the West Coast including Los Angeles, CA’s Greek Theater, Mountainview, CA’s Shoreline Amphitheater and more. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, April 19.

Blissful debut from Brazilian singer Nathaje offers passionate message to empower the human spirit


Grammy-Award winner Elle Varner is setting the tone for 2019 with the release of her second single this year. With the summer clearly on her mind, Elle releases new single “Kinda Love,” which is an island-infused smash just in time to be a female summer anthem. Co-written with Grammy-nominated songwriter Stacy Barthe, Elle continues to show her constant growth and ability to convey what most women are thinking with lyrics like:

“I don’t wanna be your homie/ I don’t wanna be the chick you call 3 in the morning Late night creep, I’m sleep, you’re drunk and horny/ Wasting my time when you ain’t got nothing for me You ain’t got nothing for me.”

GANZ Curates a Masterclass in Sound Design on “Carry Me” Featuring Jantine

Heavy percussion and bright synths travel effortlessly throughout GANZ’s masterclass in sound design “Carry Me,” premiered on This Song Is Sick. Featuring vocals from Jantine, the euphoric single layers shimmering future bass melodies over beautiful soundscapes.

PREMIERE | GANZ Returns With Vibrant New Genre-Defying Single “Carry Me” Ft. Jantine


Beck has offered fans a glimpse of the future today in the form of “Saw Lightning,” a stunning new track featuring Beck’s unmistakable raw acoustic slide guitar and harmonica playing. “Saw Lightning” was written and produced by Beck and Pharrell Williams, who contributes drums, keyboards and mumbles.

The Cinematic Orchestra announce 1st US tour in over a decade

The Cinematic Orchestra – led by Jason Swinscoe and Dom Smith – will tour with a 7-piece band of virtuosic performers who are all long-standing members of the revered electronic group. The announcement follows a 3-night run of hometown shows at London’s Roundhouse, which the Times of London called “atmospheric…transporting.”


NY-based singer-songwriter Coyote Eyes released her new single “Looking For God” on Friday!

The genuine lyrics of the song mixed with the artist’s haunting vocals make this track one to remember. Coyote Eyes fights for those who have been silenced by their addictions and illnesses, and she uses her music as the mouthpiece for her message.

“…haunting vocals, evocative lyrics, and hypnotic beats to create a tragic and seductive soundscape”- Popdust
“…hauntingly poignant…”- Celebmix