@skopemag news for april 29, 2019 @ 7 pm est

Little bear on a quest – new Rain Perry video “California I Love You”

Rain Perry releases the next video from her album Let’s Be Brave, for her song “California I Love You.” Filmed by Rain on her iPhone during the height of the wildflower bloom in California’s most spectacular Spring in years, the video features a little mechanical bear on a quest.

NEREIS release epic new ‘The Wave (Symphony Version)’ music video and single

“When we wrote The Wave, I never imagined that one day we would perform it with a full orchestra” says guitarist Sam Fabrello. “Working with Simone Tonin, who rearranged The Wave for the orchestra, was a great experience. I remember during the video shoot at the sport center in Albiano, we were listening to how this song came out and watching the orchestra perform our song with us… it was very exciting!”

Nereis reveal new “The Wave Symphony” music video and single


North Carolina-based quintet Rainbow Kitten Surprise has announced a fall leg of their wildly popular 2019 North American headline tour. The newly announced run of shows kicks off at the Corona Theatre in Montreal on September 14th. All dates being announced today will allow fans the option for a VIP ticket upgrade, which will include a private acoustic performance prior to the show. The fall tour also marks the continuation of Rainbow Kitten Surprise’s relationship with PLUS1, an initiative which helps support the band’s partnership with Equality NC, a North Carolina-based organization working to protect LGBTQ rights. On nearly all the band’s US dates, PLUS1 has facilitated $1 from each ticket sold to be donated to the advocacy group – the oldest statewide LGBT equality organization in the United States. In Montreal, the organization Project 10 will be the recipient of the PLUS1 dollars.

Louis DeFelice releases new single “Stolen Nights”

“Stolen Nights” is the latest single from Louis’ forthcoming album, Songs for a Pseudonym, due out on 5/2. The album was written over the course of a year during which Louis was learning to understand the pain of losing loved ones, the excitement of new relationships, and the peace and fear that comes with knowing all things come to an end. The album is a mixed bag, with the songs ranging from slow-dance love tunes, to bluegrass stomps.

Emily Chambers – ‘Real Talk’

“Have you ever been in a relationship that never should’ve happened? One of those situations where you’re just having fun with someone on the weekends and all of a sudden they have a key to your apartment and 7 months later you’re like “what just happened?” Too often we stay in bad relationships for too long.”

RINGWORM: Death Becomes My Voice Full Album Stream on Revolver

for Skope: Party Favor’s debut album [out now]

To reflect the profoundly personal nature of “Layers,” the album’s artwork is symbolic of the most important places and elements of Party Favor’s life to date, drawn by the same artist who did his tattoo. The Mountains represent Party Favor’s early life in Utah, where he loved the snow and snowboarding; the iconic Hollywood Sign represents moving to LA to pursue his career, and the waves are for his love of the ocean and living close to the beach currently. NYC is the city of his birth, while the 25 tally marks are the age at which is his music career really began to take flight. Finally, energy symbolizes the distinct feeling you get when listening to any of Party Favor’s music. With these personal elements in mind, press play on “Layers” and let Party Favor take you on a wild ride.

R&B Pop Artist Tessa Rae Releases New Single, “Awesome”, New EP Out Later This Year

Oakland-born, LA-raised R&B pop artist Tessa Rae shares her newest single, “Awesome.” A feisty track with a minimalist beat, “Awesome” features brazen, cheeky lyrics sung captivatingly over an R&B and trap-inspired landscape. The song is the first listen from Rae since the release of “Footsteps (feat. Brando),” and is a taste of what’s to come with her new EP, set to drop later this year. Listen to “Awesome” HERE.

NYC Rockers ZR. KING Show Off “Deep Sonic Arsenal” with New Track and Premiere on The Deli Magazine

Zr. King have left a big impression on the local scene, receiving support on BBox Radio, Radio Free Brooklyn, and playing at acclaimed venues in the Northeast. They will be celebrating the release on May 16, 2019 at Arlene’s Grocery.

Empath’s “Roses That Cry” Gets Pitchfork’s BEST NEW TRACK

After a temporary pause, Philadelphia-based noise-punk band Empath’s debut LP Active Listening: Night on Earth is set to be released May 3rd exclusively on Get Better Records! Over the past year Empath has become one of the buzziest emerging bands in indie music, being heralded as “America’s most inventive young psychedelic band” by Rolling Stone Magazine in their latest print issue. They’ve also garnered support from Pitchfork, FADER, Stereogum, NPR and more around “Soft Shape” and “Hanging Out of Cars,” the two standout singles they’ve released from this upcoming record.

Cruise to wine country Memorial Day Weekend for the 15th annual Temecula Wine & Music

For over forty years, saxophonist Michael Paulo has made a living making records and performing with some of the brightest stars in pop, R&B and jazz, but when he produces events like next month’s Temecula Wine & Music Festival, it’s personal. He’s not only a longtime Murrieta resident, but the festival’s beneficiary, Boys & Girls Club of Southwest County, directly impacts his own family.

Olivia Nelson – No Answer

New Music | The Aces – ‘Last One’ Remix by PVRIS

Hear “Beef Hits” from Dumb’s upcoming album, Club Nites | Out June 7th on Mint Records

The single comes off their upcoming album, Club Nites! Out June 7th on Mint Records, Tiny Mix Tapes premiered the song saying that “it’s clear quickly that frontman Franco Rossino is a hyper-literate dude with a quick wit and a snark that puts Dumb directly into conversation with A. Savage and the rest of Parquet Courts…”

Alycia Lang debuts “The Only One” via Earmilk | New EP out 5/17

The track premiered via Earmilk where Lang detailed it as, “a look at the dual nature of wanting to be ‘the only one’…it can mean you feel special, but on the flip side, you also run the risk of feeling pretty alone.”

Sky Civilian announces debut EP ‘Open Door’

After a decade of orchestral French horn playing, Maggie Thornton spent her first humble paycheck as a music theory teaching assistant on a pocket mono-synthesizer. Using only this synth, a piano, her voice, and an 8-track recorder she produced 3 tracks that set the tone for her productions to come. The focus was on vocal sweetness, compositional simplicity, and rich, layered analog tones.

Slowness presents ‘Berlin’, second single off forthcoming ‘Berths’ album

“When we returned to New York from touring Europe, we wrote ‘Berlin’ immediately. It’s the only song on the album that was written in one fell swoop and didn’t really change from its conception. Despite the title and some of the lyrics, it wasn’t written about Germany in the 30s, but about our own country just before our current president got elected,” says Geoffrey Scott.

Sara Kendall Shares New Single “Daydream” Via The 405, Playing NYC Dates TBA Soon

NYC-based dark pop artist Sara Kendall shares her new single “Daydream.” The 405 premiered the track with praise, stating, “Massachusetts-born but Brooklyn-based, Kendall has developed a reputation for her dark and foreboding brand of pop. Her lyrics often tilt toward the dark and the production is usually shaped to match. On the surface, ‘Daydream’ may seem like more of the same, but in actuality, the song has a life-affirming message at its core.” “Daydream” is out now on digital streaming platforms.

Katey Brooks Entitled ‘All of Me’

Growing up inside a cult, as a child Brooks found refuge in song. Her music details her romantic turbulence and the struggle to come to terms with her sexuality. Brooks has garnered acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Pride, The Advocate, Gay Times and Earmilk to name a few.

Zigtebra releases the single ‘Canyon’ on May 2nd

Zigtebra is the Chicago-based lo-fi indie rock / dreampop duo of Emily Rose and Joe Zeph. The creative partners met in the ecstatic, glitter-laden LGBTQ dance troupe “Pure Magical Love.” The pair were drawn together, united in their shared obsessions, and they found themselves laying on the roof night after night listening to mixes and talking about music. There was no way they could escape the fate of trying their hand together. Zigtebra officially began the night they performed their fictional musical about Leonard Cohen at the Gallery Cabaret in Chicago. From there they launched into premiering their concepts throughout Chicago’s supportive basement scene. Early Zigtebra shows were a mesmerizingly strange and sparkling experience inspired by a mix of The Unicorns, Brazilian Girls, The Blow, and The Knife.

Check Out Class Photo’s Indie Pop Gem “Hard Conversation”

Poised to make 2019 his year, Class Photo is preparing his new album Light Years Later for release in the Fall. But before he’s ready to drop the full album, he’s slipping out tasty morsels in the form of these two singles so far. If “Hard Conversations” is any indication, 2019 better buckle up.

Ontario’s Cat Clyde (FFO Angel Olsen, Shannon Shaw) Drops Latest Bluesy Folk Single “Bird Bone”

MUSHROOMHEAD To Begin US Tour w/ Insane Clown Posse This Week

Cleveland, OH alternative metal titans MUSHROOMHEAD are gearing up to begin their next U.S. tour alongside Insane Clown Posse. The band’s upcoming trek in the states begins on Friday, May 3rd in Poughkeepsie, NY and concludes on Sunday, June 9th in Chattanooga, TN. Earlier this month, the Mushroomhead announced that they’ve inked a new worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. Known for their stunningly theatrical live show and distinct masks, Mushroomhead has forged new ground in the rock world and influenced several other bands to push the envelope and bring art into rock music.

Hoodrich Pablo Juan Pushes Weight in Designer Threads in “Slang Dope,” Announces BLO The Movie Tracklist

Known for soft-spoken cadences and opulent rhymes, Hoodrich Pablo Juan can sell water to a well. Hypnotically describing his 24/7 hustling schedule, the 1017 Eskimo signee shares “Slang Dope,” his latest video. Over a percolating instrumental from producer CaptainCrunch, Pablo turns his flow into a trance-like mantra, the better to describe his otherworldly level of flexing: “They copy us, wanna come shop with us, too many watches, an octopus.” In the video, Pablo gathers his crew in a trap house, flashing his cash and his jewels, until the Feds come through and he has to bail. “Slang Dope” is the latest single from BLO The Movie, Pablo’s upcoming album, which features appearances from Young Thug, Young Dolph, Gucci Mane, NAV, Gunna, Smooky Margielaa, and more.


dick clark productions and NBC announced today that multi-platinum, record-breaking superstar Ariana Grande is partnering with T-Mobile for a special performance of her hit single “7 Rings” from her sold-out tour stop as part of the “2019 Billboard Music Awards.” The pop songstress, whose song spent six weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Pop Songs Airplay chart, marks her fourth No. 1 hit since July – the fastest any artist has collected that many No. 1 singles in the chart’s history.

The “2019 Billboard Music Awards,” with returning host Kelly Clarkson, will air from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and will feature this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments.

Colatura Share “Machine” Track Via Under The Radar | Single Out Now On All DSPs

“The track features a galloping drum line that maintains the pulse under a layer of cleanly distorted guitars and richly melodic bass. The track merges its influences into a unique hybrid consisting of power-pop bravado à la The Breeders with a surf rock motion to the rhythm.”
– Under The Radar

Oh Land Drops Touching New Single “Family Tree” // New Album Out 5/3

In this song Nanna finds confrontation, forgiveness, and healing. A tree represents resilience – something that can exist for thousands of years and still stand strong. Of the track, Nanna expresses, “I sing it for myself. This is the only place I can dare to exist while going through particular events of my life”

Legion of Saints – ‘Bottle it Up’ Single Release

Legion of Saints are making their mark across Canada with their intricate guitar hooks and catchy sing-along choruses that will leave you wanting more. Their sound is composed of a mix of high and low distortion guitars, complemented by a low to mid-range punchy bass and powerful drums. Their intricate instrumental techniques and melodic vocals not only provide a unique listening experience, but create a memorable event for their live performances.

for Skope: Flosstradamus remixes NGHTMRE & A$AP Ferg’s “REDLIGHT” [Ultra Rec.]

Citizens Announce New Album Fear, Out 5/3

Speaking to the message behind “Looking Up”, the band said, “A song for taking back the power of outlook. Who says we can’t choose optimism over pessimism? One by one a chorus is forming of smiling faces dancing in gold.”