@skopemag news for may 2, 2019 @ 10 am est

Cursive Shares “Pick Up The Pieces” Video via Brooklyn Vegan


Multi-platinum, GRAMMY® award-winning artist/DJ/producer ZEDD today announces his Orbit Tour, a world tour which will travel across North America in September and October and then travel across the Atlantic in November, marking Zedd’s return to tour Europe for the first time since his ‘True Colors Tour’ in 2015 with performances in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and Hamburg.

“I’ve been working extremely hard putting together this new tour and am beyond excited to finally take it out on the road and share it with my fans,” says Zedd, “It’s going to be unreal – I can’t wait to see everyone at the Orbit Tour!”

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real Set To Release New Album, “Turn Off The News (Build A Garden)”

Straddling rock and roll, country, soul, folk and R&B, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real reach a new high-water mark on Turn Off The News (Build A Garden) their second full-length album for Fantasy Records due June 14th, 2019.This is Lukas Nelson at his best: as a songwriter, a singer, a guitarist and band leader – an artist at the peak of his powers, backed by Promise of the Real, his nimble and dexterous brothers-in-arms, one of the most talented, in-demand rock and roll ensembles working today.

Luke Combs’ new single “Beer Never Broke My Heart” out May 8

The release of “Beer Never Broke My Heart” continues a landmark year for Combs, who recently made history as the first artist to simultaneously top all five Billboard country charts for multiple weeks: Top Country Albums, Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, Country Streaming Songs and Country Digital Song Sales (dated March 9, March 30 and April 6). Additionally, Combs’ current 2x platinum single, “Beautiful Crazy,” spent seven-straight weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart—tying the second longest run atop the chart since its launch in 1990.

Pepper Drops Fire New Single “Warning” feat. Stick Figure!

For the band,””Warning” is a perfect representation of our sound, instead of being something that was relevant to us a year ago, it’s POTENT!!!” It reflects Pepper’s sonic sensibilities and their signature “dub” sounds, clashing in a synergistic style. They continue, “it really is resetting the bar for our music, we’ve been a band for over 20 years now and all of a sudden everything seems brand new, that’s a fuckin warning if I’ve ever heard one!”


Visionary Records/RCA Records announces the signing of X Lovers, a pop duo/band from Northern California. X Lovers is the first artist to be signed to Visionary since the announcement of the label’s partnership with Sony Music. On Friday, the duo/band will release their debut single, “Colder When It Rains.”


THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER To Kick Off US Tour Next Week; Journey Includes Dates With Meshuggah And More!

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, fresh off a trek through Europe, will hit the road again next week on a two-week US tour. The journey, which includes performances at Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival and Chicago Open Air, will find the band sharing stages with Meshuggah as well as Traitors and The Last 10 Seconds Of Life on select shows.

5/06/2019 Buckhead Theater – Atlanta, GA w/ Meshuggah
5/07/2019 The Fillmore – New Orleans, LA w/ Meshuggah
5/08/2019 Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN w/ Meshuggah
5/09/2019 Zydeco – Birmingham, AL w/ Traitors
5/10/2019 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL w/ Traitors
5/11/2019 Elevation – Virginia Beach, VA w/ The Last 10 Seconds Of Life
5/12/2019 The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD w/ Meshuggah
5/13/2019 Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME w/ The Last 10 Seconds Of Life
5/14/2019 House Of Blues – Boston, MA w/ Meshuggah
5/15/2019 Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY w/ The Last 10 Seconds Of Life
5/16/2019 Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY w/ Meshuggah
5/17/2019 The Chameleon – Lancaster, PA w/ The Last 10 Seconds Of Life
5/18/2019 Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival – Columbus, OH
5/19/2019 Chicago Open Air – Chicago, IL

CashorTrade Partners with Billy Strings

CashorTrade.org is proud to announce their partnership with Billy Strings. The partnership is the first in a series of artist endorsements to be unveiled by CashorTrade, and closely follows the site’s endorsement by Summer Camp Music Festival as the festival’s official secondary ticketing resource.

“We really appreciate Billy Strings’ commitment to his fans and could not be more excited to partner with him,” says CashorTrade co-founder and CEO Brando Rich. “As Billy continues to rise, we will follow him every step of the way to help make sure his fans can score tickets at face value”


“While we were on the boat I started to take the recordings, manipulate them and mutate them into drones or other types of musical functions-so we could use the sounds as instruments for building compositions. We decided, ‘Let’s try not to have them sounding too much like real sounds, let’s turn them into something else.’ When I had done some drones, some long tones out of a bird or something, I gave it to Jónsi and he started to peel off certain types of melodious things, and then play it to me. And then we started to just throw the ball back and forth,” explains von Hausswolff.

LUNA SHADOWS delivers darkly dynamic new single, “lowercase” / RIYL Grimes, Elohim    

Luna Shadows is thrilled to unveil “lowercase”, her first release of 2019, and her first as a new signing of +1 Records.

Co-produced by Luna Shadows, Brad Hale of Now, Now and Thom Powers of The Naked and Famous, driving rhythm and uplifting melody are juxtaposed with dark lyrics about a power struggle in a relationship.

Donnacha Dennehy’s album “Surface Tension / Disposable Dissonance” out June 28

New Amsterdam Records will release Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy’s album Surface Tension / Disposable Dissonance on June 28, 2019. The album is named for the two single-movement compositions featured on the recording — “Surface Tension,” which is performed by Chicago-based, Grammy-winning percussion quartet Third Coast Percussion, and “Disposable Dissonance,” which is performed by the Dublin-based and internationally renowned Crash Ensemble, which Dennehy founded.

Caswell finds strength in self-love on ‘Surface’ visual

South-London-born BRIT School alumna, Caswell crafts a flavour of neo-soul propelled through glimmering chutes of downtempo electronica, resulting in an elaborate forma of pop. She returns with the release of visual for the lead-single of the ‘Blindside’ EP – ‘Surface’ – mastered by Frank Arkwright (New Order, Blur, Coldplay) of Abbey Road Studios and partly mixed by Cenzo Townsend (a-ha, Bloc Party, Florence + The Machine).

Rocketman: Music From The Motion Picture Set For Release On Interscope Records May 24

On May 24, Interscope Records will release ROCKETMAN: Music From The Motion Picture. The set sees celebrated producer and composer Giles Martin re-interpreting and re-imagining Elton John’s iconic hits, tailoring the music specifically to support the narrative of Paramount Pictures’ upcoming major motion picture, ROCKETMAN, with a truly show stopping vocal performance from lead actor Taron Egerton. The first track from the album, “Rocket Man,” was Zane Lowe’s World Record today on Apple Music’s Beats 1. Fans can pre-order ROCKETMAN: Music From The Motion Picture now and receive “Rocket Man” instantly.

Berlin abstract art: Latvian musician Valerija Kravale & new music video

Valerija Kravale is a musician from Latvia currently living and creating in Berlin, Germany. Her music is a crossroads of post-soviet thematic lyrics and deep atmospheric guitar sounds. In collaboration with Elina Shorokhova (RUS), she made a music video for a song from her debut upcoming album “Life goes on”, that was filmed both in Berlin and Sochi, Russia.

Hot Water Music Announce New EP ‘Shake Up The Shadows’

Today Hot Water Music share details on their forthcoming EP Shake The Shadows, out May 24 on Epitaph. The first shared song is “Rebellion Story,” a melodic track that reinforces the importance of community and rallies against the toxic mentality of entitlement and privilege that some people feel when it comes to where they’re from or the color of their skin.

DAYVID’s New Single “VHS”

“VHS” is the first song on DAYVID’s upcoming album “No Signal.” The track features Prophet, who co-wrote and rapped on Hilary Duff’s song “Reach Out” and who is the founding member of the American rap/rock band 7LIONS spearheaded by super producer RedOne (Lady Gaga, JLO, Nicki Minaj).