Weekend Edition – @skopemag news for april 28, 2019 @ 6 am est

Meiko Announces Release of ‘In Your Dreams’ & Shares 1st Single “Gimme Gimme”

In Your Dreams marks the fifth studio record of original material for the acclaimed and well-published singer/songwriter. Meiko wrote and recorded the entire record in Nashville, TN alongside producer (and former drummer for The Lone Bellow) Justin Glasco before relocating to Germany. Self-funded and independently released, the two performed all instruments on the album themselves, working outside the usual demands of a record company. For Meiko, who’d partnered with labels like MySpace Records and Concord Music Group during the first decade of her career, it felt freeing to create music on her own schedule. She took her time, writing new material over a period of two years — years that also found her adapting to life as a Nashville resident and a new mother.

Devin Kirtz Releases MOVE EP

On his MOVE EP, Devin shares, “I’m beyond excited to release this collection of music. Not only am I getting to bring new life to my babies ‘MOVE’ and ‘MY DAY,’ but I am also able to show how I have evolved and matured as an artist with these new songs.”

Winnetka Bowling League’s EP “Cloudy With A Chance Of Sun” Out Today via RCA Records

Definitely the first time you’ve heard “non fat” rhymed with “Prozac,” “Kombucha,” the first release off of Cloudy With a Chance of Sun, is another end-of-a-relationship anthem. Winnetka Bowling League’s penchant for cars and freeways continues, but instead of “On The 5”s “‘92 Subaru,” the protagonist of “Kombucha” is ending a relationship before hitting the road in “my Honda on the 101.” Directed by Zach Sekuler, the video takes place in the Elliott Salter Pawn Shop in West Hollywood.

PLGRMS push the boundaries of contemporary pop on new single ‘Daylight’

Speaking on new single ‘Daylight’, singer Jacob Pearson explained: “‘Daylight’ is a feeling, a choice to be made, a person; it’s whatever you need it to be so that you can bring yourself out from the dark.”

Aries’ new album, Juramento Mantarraya is out now on on La Castanya + K

It is not because she thinks there’s something wrong “doing nothing.” Introspection is, according to her vision of the world, a highly productive and efficient activity for the individual. But Isa doesn’t just love to talk about “doing nothing” – she loves to do. In the last year, she soundtracked the Playstation video game Melbits World and a short film for Stella McCartney. She provided singing voices for the Spanish-language version of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, and has remixed several other artists.

Nicole Moudaber Announces First Single of 2019 On ‘Seeing It Through’ EP

Currently marching her way through her biggest North American tour to date with performances at Ultra Music Festival and back-to-back headlining weekends at Coachella including being one of the first artists to ever be live-streamed from the YUMA Tent, Nicole Moudaber continues her dominance in the techno-sphere with her ‘Seeing It Through’ EP, her first original release of 2019. Arriving through her tastemaking MOOD Records imprint on Friday, April 26, the three-track release also features her first single of 2019 as the EP’s eponymous title track. With all three fiercely produced tracks asserting Nicole Moudaber’s position among techno elite, her ‘Seeing It Through’ EP is sure to leave a mark on the dancefloor this spring and summer season.

EDM Producer TruFeelz to release new Single ‘Peaks’ [for release on 04/26/19]

“I wrote Peaks while riding emotional highs. I wanted to make a song that captures that, while keeping the energy of heavy bass and trap music. Enjoy!” – TruFeelz

Gavin Haley’s New Single “96” Out Now Via Red Bull Records

“Simple, sweet, and seemingly straight from a movie, comes the perfection that is “96.” A near impossible feat, Haley has managed to bottle up the butterfly-inducing feeling of love and deliver it in a 4-minute package of stellar songwriting, velvety vocals, and a marvelous melody.” – Ones To Watch

British Singer Songwriter Roo Panes, US Tour, New Single

Talking about the song, Roo explains “Thinking of Japan is about a simple little photo and the idea that you can hold nostalgia for a place you’ve never been because it reminds you of someone else. I like the idea that something as small as a photo can be a window into stories and worlds and moments”.


The 7-track EP features both songs from the band’s latest album Hyperion, as well as long-time fan favorites such as “Elevate” and “All Eyes On You.” Acoustic Vol. 1 also includes two new versions of “Love Somebody,” where Patti Beranek takes vocal lead for the first time, along with a Portuguese version of the track.

LoveSick Radio Release New Blues Tinged Single, “Bloodshot Eyes”

Alternative Rock Band LoveSick Radio has released their newest single, “Bloodshot Eyes,” which was voted Track of the Week on Classic Rock Magazine.

“Good times now with part Ohio, part Vegas-based rockers Lovesick Radio. The opening riff sounds a little like a more rootsy You Shook Me All Night Long, but in truth this is a more layered affair – in a good way. Punchy blue-collar rock’n’roll, rough-edged touches of punk, pop rock, bluesy guitar soloing… All audibly drawing from the classic rock likes of The Stones, Aerosmith and co.” – Classic Rock Magazine

London via Bristol band Junodream release sublime indie rock EP ‘Terrible Things That Could Happen’

Bristol born, and now London based band Junodream today release their debut EP ‘Terrible Things That Could Happen’.

Potent, 90’s tinged indie rock; driven by stomping rhythm sections, soaring guitar passages – and endearing songwriting – the EP is a passionate, emotive, hugely impressive first release from the 5-piece.

Becky G and Digital Farm Animals Drop “Next To You” ft Rvssian, With Video

Today, global superstar Becky G and Digital Farm Animals release single and video “Next To You” featuring Rvssian, via Arista Records. Directed by Daniel Duran (Becky G, Ozuna), the video shows a cinematic story of a hot and cold first love, where an underground rave provides the escape to forget it all.

“Next To You” follows the release of Digital Farm Animals latest collaboration with Venezuelan singer-songwriter, Danny Ocean, which Earmilk praised for being “altogether calm and funky, sincere, and brimming with emotion.” “Next To You” also follows Becky G’s latest tracks, “Green Light Go” and “LBD”, which received rave reviews from Idolator who called the song a “bilingual smash” while PAPER Magazine called Becky a “bonafide urbano star.”

deCasa debut single “RAIN” is out now

Luis Santiago, popularly known as deCasa, has released his debut single “RAIN.” The title fits the solemn sound of the record perfectly. deCasa explains the title, “the song was ultimately inspired by a rainy night in Puerto Rico that I spent with a girl. The lyrics came from the frustration I had wanting to be with her, but knowing it would never work out, however the instrumental came a few months later after my first show and I was in a much more upbeat headspace which is why the instrumental is more up-tempo.” The guitar and bass melodies flow smoothly with deCasa’s vocals.

Modern Love Child releases new single, “Just For Kids,” cowritten by Ben Kweller

Modern Love Child (the pseudonym of Jonny Shane) has released the new single and video, “Just For Kids,” today, April 26th, 2019. The track is the follow up to “Golden Brown,” released earlier in 2019, and teases his upcoming debut album, MLC, due out this fall. “This song was inspired when I drove along the coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles. At the time I was just starting to fall in love with a girl,” Shane says. “The feeling I had in my stomach of nerves and excitement was the same feeling I had when I had crushes on girls when I was a little kid, hence the line, ‘falling in love ain’t just for kids.'” The video also emulates real life. “When I was young, the ‘new’ girl from Texas moved in next door, so to get her attention I went to the edge of my driveway and played my trumpet to get her to notice me,” he explains. “I played loud enough, so it worked!


“Welcome to the End of Your Life” is the fifth track The Driver Era has released – following fan favorite pop-anthem “Feel You Now” and radio single “Low” (written, produced and performed by Rocky Lynch), currently gaining traction on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation. The band’s debut single “Preacher Man” debuted at #15 and #21 on Billboard’s Alternative & Rock Sales Chart, and currently sits at over 17 Million combined audio streams. Since its release, the band has graced the cover of Coup de Main and Ladygunn Magazine, and have earned praise from Billboard, Paper, Consequence of Sound, W, V Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Live Nation’s Ones to Watch, Elle Magazine and more.

Jason Charles Miller Releases New Music Video “Running”

Teen Daze’s new album BIOLUMINESCENCE is out now on FLORA!

Teen Daze is the moniker of British Columbia based producer Jamison Isaak. Over the course of his prolific career he’s released five full length albums and numerous EPs. In 2017 he started his own label, FLORA, where he released his critically acclaimed albums Themes For Dying Earth and Themes For A New Earth.

BIJOU Brings The Heat On Future House Burner “Your Love”

Slick vocals layered over deep piano keys and an alluring chime motif help BIJOU bring the heat to his future house burner “Your Love.”

“‘Your Love’ is another song that holds something special in my heart,” states BIJOU. “I made this one in the same three day span as ‘Memories’ last summer & have been dying to finally show it to the world. This Friday it drops on Dim Mak and closes the chapter on who I used to be and opens up a new one to where I’m going.”

Buzzy Lee & Tommy Mandel Release New EP, ‘Close Encounters Of Their Own Kind’ Out Today Via KRO Records

Buzzy Lee (Sasha Spielberg) shares Buzzy Lee and Tommy Mandel’s “Close Encounters of Their Own Kind” Part I. Produced by Justin Raisen, the EP will be released on Raisen’s new KRO Records label he founded with Lawrence and Yves Rothman. “It’s a body of work that sounds like if you were walking along a beach and found a buried cassette tape in the sand that was all sunbaked, warped and wet, but you decided to put into your tape player anyways and for some strange reason it actually worked.” It is Part I in a trilogy of EPs introducing listeners to the world of Buzzy Lee and Tommy Mandel.

Sasha Spielberg on New Buzzy Lee EP and Acting in Her Dad’s Movies

Laurie Anderson guests on Rob Burger track “Souls of Winter”

Rob Burger is an accomplished keyboardist and composer whose storied career comprises film soundtracks and other compositional work, as well as meaningful contributions to the albums of artists such as John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, and Iron & Wine with whom he maintains an ongoing working relationship. Burger rightfully brings his skills and nuanced sensibilities to the fore on The Grid, an LP that recombines neo-classical soundscapes, Harmonia-esque kosmische, krautrock, and jaunts of 20th-century exotica into a multi-genre quilt-work all his own. It’s set for a June 21st release date on Western Vinyl.

The Chainsmokers – Do You Mean ft. Ty Dollar Sign and Bulow


Atlantic recording artist ABIR gathers her girls in the gluttonous music video for EP standout “Reunion,” released today. NYLON says, “ABIR’s crew is going to give you some serious style envy with their version of boozy brunch. If my squad doesn’t roll up to the restaurant like this next weekend, I’m going to be mega-disappointed.” “Reunion” is featured on ABIR’s debut EP MINT, released last October.

Megafauna release “Is There Anything Else”

Led by singer/shredder Dani Neff, who has been dubbed the “next Annie Clark”, Megafauna blend raw garage energy, prog-rock flash, and infectious riffs into a sound that’s just as face-melting as it is melodic. To date, they’ve released four albums, leading to praise from Noisey, Stereogum, The Austin Chronicle, Consequence of Sound and more, and support slots with artists like Cursive, Wavves, White Denim, Mission of Burma, Mineral and All them Witches.

FUKC Unveil Scorching New Single “I Wanna Be A Nobody”

British/French indie pop duo FUKC (ef – u – kay – si) unveil their sensational new single ‘I Wanna Be A Nobody’, the first release since sign to their new label, +1 Records.

Sandro Cavazza Releases New Single “Enemy,” OUT NOW via Island Records

From busking on the streets of Los Angeles to collaborating and touring worldwide alongside Kygo and the late Avicii, pop singer-songwriter Sandro Cavazza is certainly a voice you’ve heard before and a name you won’t forget. Following the release of “Used To” via Idolator and the remix packages which launched via FORBES, Sandro is thrilled to release his brand new single “Enemy” via Universal Music Group in addition to joining the Island Records roster in the US. The track has already landed on 30 New Music Friday playlists today and the #6 spot on Spotify Sweden.

Experimental indie-pop artist KYOSi Debuts a “Defiant anthem for the underprivileged and voiceless” via EARMILK

Born from a series of dreams, the name KYOSi represents a character fascinated by sound, math, symmetry, beauty, wonder and color. Shows meander between verse and chorus style future-pop to deep, floor-opening doomsday bass, sampled laughter, pointed political criticism and experimental sampled sounds.

New > DāM-FunK Reveals New Single > ‘On Code’ Out Today > Taken From Forthcoming EP ‘STFU II’

It’s now 2019 on planet Earth, and this season after spending the previous couple of years respectfully ‘experimenting’ with the warmer sides of deep house and techno via his own imprint Glydezone Recordings, as well as his DJ sets and mixes, Los Angeles based modern-funk musician and producer DāM-FunK makes a gradual return to his roots, strapped with an all-instrumental collection of dreamy post G-Funk sophistication in the form of ‘STFU II’.

Japanese Producers CVN and Koeosaeme Announce June Dates

Koeosaeme is Japanese artist Ryu Yoshizawa, and OBANIKESHI, his second album for Orange Milk, is a master class in how to engineer a compelling sound-design record front to back. Utilizing a variety of recorded instruments and hi-fidelity electronics, OBANIKESHI can be linked to multiple musical lineages; the screeching strings, whispered vocals, and moments of atonality recall famous works of 20th century composers like György Ligeti and Krzysztof Penderecki, while sections of manic synthetic noise bring to mind tape-collage composer Noah Creshevsky and more recent Japanese underground artists Footman, DJWWWW, toiret status, Seiho, and others.

NEEDSHES Unleash “Sometimes I Can Fly” Off ‘Truth Power,’ Out Next Friday!

NEEDSHES offer a signature alternative rock foundation with elements of blues, funk, soul, punk and R&B. From Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the band is gearing up for the release of their forthcoming album, Truth Power, due out May 3rd via AWAL.

Rodrigo y Gabriela’s new record out

ATO Records is excited to announce that the new Rodrigo y Gabriela record is out today. The duo’s first album in five years, METTAVOLUTION marks the most ambitious music of Rodrigo y Gabriela’s remarkable two-decade career and is one of NPR’s top 6 albums of the week. Three years in the making, the LP embraces the duo’s passionate interest in Buddhism, the history of human evolution and the liberation of the potential we have as a species, all expressed through the medium of two acoustic guitars. The new single, “Electric Soul,” was added to Spotify’s “New Music Friday” playlist.

Dracula present their debut full length Dorys & Eli!

Dracula’s anticipated debut full length, released on April 19th, has landed them a top spot in NPR’s New Latin Music Favorites. The Miami based duo are one of the foremost folk acts of Miami and South Florida, with a solid following not only in the music circles but also in the art and gallery scene of the Magic City. Dracula’s signature style of intricately harmonized vocals over an acoustic guitar is easily identifiable and has garnered them a solid following in Florida. Having released several EPs on cassette, Dracula has now released their highly lauded debut LP, Dorys & Eli via Sweat Records Records.