Happy Easter – Weekend Edition – @skopemag news for april 21, 2019 @ noon est

Carriers shares “Patience” via CoS | feat. Bryan (The National) + John (Afghan Whigs)

The track premiered in an Origins piece with Consequence of Sound where the band’s Curt Kiser detailed, “Overall it’s about appreciating what we have and remaining present, while still being able to have an honest perspective of the past and our future. I’m just trying to accept what happens and handle it the best I can.”

Carriers announce debut LP, share Origins of lead single “Patience”: Stream

Italian Industrial/Alt-Electro- Rock Duo, Soaware, Release New Single via Metal Nexus

“We Shall Be One” is about struggling with feeling separated and lonely while being aware one is not truly alone in the world. The emotional ethos of the lyrics are truly captured in brooding vocals which loom over an ethereal combination of guitars, bass, drums, and synths. The haunting tones of “We Shall Be One” leave the listener to ponder their own relationship with the world.

Christina Castle Shares “Crazy Lover” Track Feat. Gangsta Boo (Three 6 Mafia) On HipHopDX

Today Christina Castle has shared her new track “Crazy Lover” featuring Gangsta Boo of Three 6 Mafia and produced by Lido. A force to be reckoned with, on this track Gangsta Boo and Christina Castle together look and sound like the female equivalent of Run the Jewels.

Chuck D lends his iconic voice to The Oddysy’s single, “BANG BANG”

BANG BANG, the funky, hip-hop fusion, 90’s throwback first single off THE ODDYSY’s debut album YOU MUST BE JUST DON’T KNOW WHO I IS, features a verse from the one-and-only CHUCK D of PUBLIC ENEMY and, true-to-form, it has a powerful message.

Neal Morse Debuts New Song “There’s A Highway”

“Jesus Christ – The Exorcist” is a monumental project in Neal Morse’s already impressive discography. A Progressive Rock Opera 10 years in the making, it was written and produced by Morse and includes performances by Neal and an all-star cast of vocalists and musicians. “Jesus Christ the Exorcist” will be released on June 14, 2019 on a double album set featuring about two hours of music that will encompass all the spectrums and genres Neal Morse is known for and will, of course, tell the Story of Stories.


Atlas Maior is thrilled to announce the release of their new full-length album Riptide, out May 3, 2019, and will celebrate the release with a hometown performance at Stay Gold on May 24, 2019. Riptide represents the group’s most dynamic and intricate effort to-date as the eleven song album traverses American and Progressive Jazz, Middle Eastern and Indian traditions, and Latin American musical idioms. The result creates hypnotic, transportive soundscapes with powerful melodies and gripping passages that are uniquely Atlas Maior.

Gangstarr Foundation pay tribute to the late great “Guru” [Video]

Japanese pianist Masakatsu Takagi announces ‘Marginalia II’

Born in 1979 in Kyoto, Japan, Masakatsu Takagi lives and works in Hyogo, Japan. He started his career as a visual artist, creating video art with his own music which played with his Piano and software processing. In 2001, His first album, Pia, was released by Carpark Records in the United States. Following other releases on Karaoke Kalk, he shifted his focus to playing the piano more specifically, in the form of intimate solo piano style, as well as in band settings and with larger orchestras as well.

Nashville singer dnny teams up with XUITCASECITY on new single ” “way wrong (feat. XUITCASECITY)”

Got a great tune here from up-and-coming Nashville pop singer dnny, who has teamed up with incredibly successful hip-hop/pop duo Xuitcasecity, for his second single “way wrong (feat. Xuitcasecity)”.

Tech N9ne Drops “Like I Ain’t” Music Video; New Album N9NA Out Today On All Platforms

Today, Tech N9ne drops a new music video for his track “Like I Ain’t” and N9NA, his latest full-length studio album, is available on all platforms.

The 21-track N9NA is a direct response to comments the pioneering Kansas City rapper has gotten from his rabid supporters.“Fans have been asking for an album centered around just Tech N9ne with minimal features, so I give them N9NA,” Tech N9ne explains. “This is me, wholeheartedly. It’s something for my die-hard fans and an introduction for all newcomers. I’m rapping like never before – like I’ve never sold a Gold or Platinum record.”

SILVER SNAKES to Release New Album “Death and the Moon” May 3rd on Evil Ink Records

The visuals for the “Smokedance” lyric video were done by Cloaking.us. The track is one of three on the album mixed by Michael Patterson, whose credits include She Wants Revenge, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Nine Inch Nails.

Slow Pulp shares new single “High” from forthcoming EP via The FADER, just in time for 4/20

Slow pulp is a Wisconsin born, Chicago based rock quartet. Somewhere between anthem and lullaby, their music hints at a mess of contradictory emotions wound up in a gentle yet incisive wit. “High” is the first (and only) single leading up to their sophomore EP Big Day, due out mid-May. Check out the premiere via The FADER. Slow Pulp is — Teddy Mathews (drums), Emily Massey (guitar / vocals), Henry Stoehr (guitar), and Alex Leeds (bass).

LUCY SPRAGGAN Releases New Track “End Of The World”

Lucy Spraggan is in a good place and wants to share it with the world – earlier this week Lucy announced that she will be playing Glastonbury for a second time and today she shares a lyric video to new track “End of The World” from her fifth studio album Today Was A Good Day out on May 3, 2019 on Cooking Vinyl. Lucy is the only X Factor contestant ever to be asked to play Glastonbury – and now she will be returning for a second time on The Avalon Stage. Lucy played The Acoustic Stage to a completely full tent in 2017 and describes the performance as a ‘life changing show’.

Chris Ayer & LACES release new single, “Running In Reverse”

Chris Ayer has joined up with LACES to release the new single, “Running In Reverse,” via a premiere on Substream Magazine. The Los Angeles-based artist defies genres by amalgamating elements of pop, folk, soul and Americana, with a keen ability to combine raw performance with poetic lyricism. Ayer is currently releasing songs that will culminate into two separate records that developed in tandem: an indie-pop EP (on which “Running in Reverse” will appear) and a singer-songwriter LP.

PREMIERE: Chris Ayer and LACES try to move forward on “Running in Reverse”

Dose – Trap Rock is Here!

The Dose bros are embracing the not so usual sound of Trap Rock. It is an eclectic mix of rock, hip hop, punk rock, metal, hardcore, and other genres. A sound that spans generations of yesterday and today and meshes them into a harmonious, rhythmic, head-banging lyrical masterpiece that is ahead of its time.

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NY-based indie pop rock band SWIM have released their new single “The Chase,” out on all digital platforms NOW. The track, a fun and energetic piece written collectively by the band, blends together various elements of mainstream pop, rock, and indie. “The Chase” is quite nostalgic, speaking of personal doubt in a relationship, while also piecing together each band members’ instrumentation to create a sleek, cool fusion.

Artist: Kiran Biswa – Track: O Warriors!

O Warriors! is a Rock World Fusion. It is a unique mix of music from the Himalayas to the West. It is the fusion of ethnic sound in Progressive Rock elements. Fusing of cultures and language through sounds.


Having already achieved a rapid and immense launch of a venture within the music scene, consisting of generating more than 100 000 collective streams in the span of only a few weeks, post-hardcore/metalcore formation Kill The Blonde launches video for the critically acclaimed “If You Only Knew” – a compelling single, which undoubtedly accurately embodies the strong and unique song-writing characteristics of this group in a powerful fashion