Weekend Edition – @skopemag news for may 5, 2019 @ 6 am est

Ashley Tisdale’s New Album Symptoms Out Now

“Symptoms is a very personal record. From beginning to end it’s a complete journey of what I experienced,” Ashley says of the album. “Every song title is a symptom I struggled with when facing my anxiety and depression. I’m not scared of these feelings like I used to be, I’m proud of it and I have this album to celebrate my growth.”

Maxo Kream Announces New Deal with Big Persona/88 Classic/RCA Records

Maxo Kream announces the start of a new chapter in his career, signing a deal with Big Persona/88 Classic/ RCA Records. Breaking out in 2015 with the pitch black Maxo 187, Maxo Kream exposed the gritty underside of Houston rap, combining stark lyrical realism with innovative production. With his subsequent projects, 2016’s The Persona Tape and 2018’s Punken, Maxo amassed a cult following, growing his Spotify monthly listenership to over 1 million and garnering over 22 million plays on “Mars,” his single with Lil Uzi Vert.

Joy Williams’ “Front Porch” Out Today

Front Porch features 12 new songs and represents a new chapter in Williams’ career, recording the album in Nashville while pregnant with her second child. She reflects, “There is an energy that is very creative in having a baby. It gives a sense of urgency on top of all the creative energy. Cellularly, your body is experiencing something really different. Everything you are feeling is elevated. And you have a time-stamped sense of urgency.”


Grammy nominated German DJ and producer Robin Schulz delivers an anthemic new single today “All This Love” featuring Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Harloe (born Jessica Karpov) known for Britney Spears, Charli XCX and Kelly Clarkson co-writing credits. Sitting in a cheap hotel in the dead of night, she ponders on the trials and tribulations of a great love: “And if we have to say goodbye ’cause it’s for the best / What are we gonna do with all this love?”, while the chart-topping DJ’s signature Deep House vibes make for a beautiful and evocative soundtrack –

DISASSOCIATE: Resurrected New York City Grindcore/Punk Legends To Kick Off Mini Tour

Featuring founding frontman Ralphyboy, guitarists Michael Dimmitt (Mutilation Rites) and Jimmy Aly (Swollen Organs, The Communion), drummer Kenny Appell (White Widows Pact), and bassist Avi Kulawy (Magrudergrind, Ruine), DISASSOCIATE will return to the stage next week after a two-and-a-half-year silence for four shows opening for Eyehategod. Additional support will be provided by Negative Approach, Sheer Terror, and Phobia on select dates. From there, the band will make their debut appearance at Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore, Maryland with Cro-Mags, Carnivore A.D., Indian, and more. In August, DISASSOCIATE will play this year’s edition of Skull Fest in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania alongside Poison Idea, Dropdead, Sheer Terror, and others with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks. The band is currently working on material for a new release later this year.

DISASSOCIATE w/ Eyehategod, Negative Approach, Sheer Terror:
5/08/2019 Space Ballroom – Hamden, CT
5/09/2019 Middle East Restaurant And Nightclub – Cambridge, MA
5/10/2019 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
5/12/2019 The Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY w/ Phobia
5/23/2019 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD *
6/22/2019 Gold Sounds – Brooklyn, NY *
8/15/2019 Skull Fest – Pittsburgh, PA *

New record from Hamish Anderson “Out Of My Head” – Out Now

“There are a lot of impressive young guitarists out there these days, but very few of them can match their physical dexterity with this much vulnerability and lyrical prowess. “

Alexina arrives with your tears on the dance floor anthem, “Partying On My Own” 

Alexina today releases her track, “Partying On My Own”, a heartbreak anthem worth crying on the dance floor to. Reminiscent of Charli XCX or Robyn, from first listen you’ll find yourself drawn into the track’s swelling synths during its infectious chorus as she sings about using escapism to forget about heartbreak.

Bad Religion New Album ‘Age of Unreason’ Out Now

Preeminent Los Angeles punk band Bad Religion will release their anticipated new album Age Of Unreason today via Epitaph Records. The record is the storied band’s 17th studio album and offers a fiery and intensely relevant musical response to the times, with songs that address a myriad of socio-political maladies, including conspiracy theories, racist rallies, Trump’s election, the erosion of the middle class, alternative facts and more. Brooklyn Vegan calls the record “as sharp as some of Bad Religion’s biggest fan-faves” and “classic Bad Religion.”

Charlie Straw is the Sound of Summer-Ready, Indie-Pop Bliss on New Single

Originally from The Wirral, Charlie is all about telling stories through his music and he’s got plenty to recall. Whether it’s his time recording music in a basement in Thailand, or the time he spent 30 days playing a show every night, sleeping on sofa’s up and down the UK. In the age of the internet artist, Charlie places real value in the personal, experiencing all he can first hand. Living as a working musician and a designer, has given Charlie a heightened appreciation for the visual element of his campaign and therefore, the visual aesthetic that underlines all of Charlie’s work, is his own creative vision.

ShaneBaggs delivers the visual to his new single, “Notice.”

No Reggae Sumfest 2019 For Tarrus Riley

The management team of International recording artist Tarrus Riley, would like to inform his fans and the fans of Reggae Sumfest that he will not be performing at this years staging.

Sad song enthusiast, Taylor Janzen releases sophomore EP, “Shouting Matches”    

With her stunningly sparse melodies and minimalistic guitar riffs, 19 year old Taylor Janzen may seem softly spoken, but her staggering lyrical narrative and deeply personal writing sends a resounding message. Today, she returns with her sophomore EP, Shouting Matches premiering on NOISEY.

MARSHALL Announces Solo Album ‘Layers’ Out June 21st + New Single “Mr Parachute” Feat. Jocelyn Alice     

Genre-defying artist and songwriter Marshall announces that his solo debut album Layers will be released June 21st. With this news comes the new single and album stand-out track “Mr Parachute,” featuring award-winning artist Jocelyn Alice. The compelling music video, directed by Chris Stacey, features Alice, along with actress Lauren Sweetser (True Detective) and World of Dance breakout star and finalist Briar Nolet.

The Dream Syndicate Release Mind-Bending New Album ‘These Times’

Los Angeles’s The Dream Syndicate is thrilled to release These Times today, their second album of new music since their 2012 reunion nearly thirty years after they first influenced California’s Paisely Underground scene. If 2017’s How Did I Find Myself Here was a 10 pm record, all swagger and cathartic explosion, then These Times is the 2 am sibling, moodier and more mercurial with the band acting as DJs of their own overnight radio station as the listener drifts off into dreams and wonders the next morning if any of it was real.

Danger Mouse signees Maybird release debut

Today we’re so excited to celebrate the release of Maybird’s debut LP, Things I Remember From Earth. It’s a psychedelic journey that is strikingly contemporary, invoking early Tame Impala and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, while tastefully referencing genre trailblazers The Beatles and Electric Light Orchestra. We’ve had some amazing support in unveiling the album, with singles premiering at FLAUNT, EARMILK, and Atwood Magazine, who all praised the hallucinatory production and hook filled songwriting.

Black Dawn – On Blackened Wings

Rhythm guitarist Tom Kelly expresses the pride and elation surrounding the new release. He says, “The band is very excited to finally be able to unveil On Blackened Wings for our fans. I believe it to be some of our finest studio work yet, and we are absolutely overjoyed that the time has come to share it with everyone.”

In mid-April, Black Dawn released the official music video for “Help Me,” a single from the new EP. This hard rock anthem helps reminds us all of how help can come from the most unexpected places.

New > NYC Audio-Visual Duo Georgia > ‘Sabalan’ > From EP ‘Time’ > Firecracker Records > Watch


Multi-platinum recording artist Christina Perri has shared “Tiny Victories,” a new track written for the upcoming documentary FOSTER, presented by Participant Media and Emerson Collective, in association with HBO Documentary Films. “Tiny Victories” is accompanied by a lyric video, which is streaming now via Christina Perri’s official YouTube channel. Perri commented on the track, stating “I wrote Tiny Victories with AG for the beautiful and inspiring documentary ‘FOSTER.’ It is an honor and a privilege to lend my voice and words to this story.

Maxo Kream Signs to RCA Records, Shares New “Still” Single

Maxo Kream announces the start of a new chapter in his career, signing a deal with Big Persona/88 Classic/ RCA Records. Breaking out in 2015 with the pitch black Maxo 187, Maxo Kream exposed the gritty underside of Houston rap, combining stark lyrical realism with innovative production. With his subsequent projects, 2016’s The Persona Tape and 2018’s Punken, Maxo amassed a cult following, growing his Spotify monthly listenership to over 1 million and garnering over 22 million plays on “Mars,” his single with Lil Uzi Vert.

FINNEAS Releases New Song ‘I Lost A Friend.’

Already a critically acclaimed and internationally recognized artist in his own right – sole collaborator, producer, co-writer and older brother/best friend to global superstar Billie Eilish– the 21-year-old Los Angeles born-and-bred native has a string of impressive single releases under his belt and sold out shows across the U.S, and is setting his sights on writing and producing for other well-known artists, as well as releasing more solo material between touring with his chart-topping sister on her sold out WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP WORLD TOUR.

Bohemian Dream Pop Artist Harry Nathan’s lush new single “Fool For Your Love”

Harry Nathan is an evolutionary Australian producer, singer, and songwriter. His sound is a fresh take on Bohemian Dream Pop which effortlessly resides between the lines of reality and fantasy, both sonically and visually in his storytelling. He is fundamentally inspired by his desire to explore the intricacies of modern love and human connection.

Feverwar Unleash Debut EP, ‘Piss Poor’

Ohio-based rock band, Feverwar, are excited to announce the release of their debut label EP, Piss Poor, which came out today via Revival Recordings. The band has previously released four singles off the album to give their fans a peek of the hard-hitting music that was promised for the EP. When discussing the creation of the EP and the excitement that band feels for it’s release, vocalist Nicholous Thomas stated, “With Piss Poor, we wanted to pour every once of us into the creation. We spent nearly two years writing and rewriting until we found what we believe is the best representation of what Feverwar is – dirty rock n’ roll. We are excited to finally bring this to light and keep moving forward. Piss Poor, baby!”

Mollie Collins Releases Her Debut Label Single

‘Better on My Own’ brings vocalist Bella Penfold into the mix, most known through her part in X Factor’s quarter-finals, although her addition to the drum & bass track from Mollie helps give it a soulful overture. After the two coming into contact through Mollie’s connections within the music world, it seemed only right for the pair to merge their worlds and create a single which would stand as a sign post for what’s to come on the label.

Wylder release new single, “Ghosts”

Indie-folk quartet Wylder return with their new single, “Ghosts,” the second single from their upcoming sophomore album, Golden Age Thinking. The Washington DC-based quartet’s latest track explores the darker side of indie-folk, telling of a return to a long-abandoned childhood home.

Margate, UK based duo THANDII return with pulsating psych-pop single ‘Company’

For Margate duo, Thandii, it’s all about the ‘Company’ you keep. In their latest single, Jess and Graham explore the nuances of a failing relationship, with relentless synth riffs that pulse under the signature seductive vocals. The lyric is resigned and hopeless, muttering rhetorical questions like “Don’t you know what I need?” amidst the monotony of daily life in a toxic yet comforting (or comfortable) relationship.

Miami rock duo BlueAshes release debut EP – Walking Solo

Miami-based Danish-Colombian rock duo, BlueAshes, explode onto the music scene with their electrifying debut EP, Walking Solo. Comprised of Danish vocalist Shila Mariposa Zuniga and Colombian guitarist Alexis Zuniga, the duo’s debut 5-track EP is out now on all online music streaming and retail sites.


Ardent Sons will be performing their No More Than This record release show at The Chapel in San Fran on Friday, May 10th, opening for the Flamin’ Groovies (with Tony T. Sales on drums, and original Groovies’ vocalist Roy Loney) playing their Teenage Head album in its entirety.

OUT TODAY: UNDRESS from The Felice Brothers; US and European Tour Dates

With UNDRESS, the band’s first album in three years, The Felice Brothers manage to walk that delicate tightrope between timely and timeless, crafting a collection that’s urgently relevant to the modern social and political landscape without ever losing sight of the larger picture. Consequence of Sound noted, “Undress seeks to take a thoughtful approach to all that upheaval through reflective lyricism and The Felice Brother’s warm, Americana harmonies.” About the song “Special Announcement,” Paste said, “The song, which directly and cleverly targets financial corruption, is quick to acknowledge the absurdity of our modern politics and the role money plays in them with the lyric “I’m saving up my money to be president.”’


Ian Noe’s “Letter To Madeline” premieres today

Recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio A with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, the album includes 10 new songs written solely by Noe. In addition to Noe (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals) and Cobb (acoustic guitar, electric guitar), the album also features Adam Gardner (bass, organ piano), Chris Powell (drums, percussion) and Savannah Conley (backup vocals).


NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK launched their massive 53-city nationwide tour last night to a SOLD OUT crowd in Cincinnati, OH. Over 13,000 screaming fans filled the U.S. Bank Arena to witness opening night of the summer’s biggest party. The MixTape Tour is the group’s biggest lineup yet, with over 3 hours of non-stop, epic performances alongside tourmates Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naughty by Nature. Known for their legendary collaborative events, NKOTB are setting the bar with this jam-packed show, as these iconic pop and hip-hop acts hit the stage together for the first time to perform 30+ years of hits.

“Constrictor” is a highlight off Chicago-based Flying Potion’s self-titled album

Track details from Flying Potion: “This song is played with dulcimer hammers rather than with picks and a steel bar. I used an inverted guitar bridge covered in felt to mute the strings slightly which provides additional clarity. This song is about some chronic health issues I’m still dealing with, and the cycles of avoidant behavior and guilt that goes along with that.”


Mt. Grey – ‘Lessons’ Video

LP Giobbi Shares Intoxicating Latin and Tech-House Single Out Today

Of the soaring, tropically-infused dance track, Giobbi says: “Sonically, Dejala Pasar is a journey through uplifting vocal samples, melodic piano, and tantalizing synths, married together with punchy percussion and a pulsing bass line—the perfect intersection of the darkness of tech-house and the brightness of world music.” Like her DJ sets, the song feels like a high-energy pow-wow fueled by addictive rhythms.

Christof van der Ven announces new album ‘You Were The Place’ with new single ‘Bravais Arc’

‘Bravais Arc’ sets the scene and the pace of Christof’s second album, where he picks apart the hypocrisies and contradictions of a recent fleeting romance, to expansive synths and often experimental instrumentation.

Worakls Launches Official Video for ‘Nikki’

Taken from the 2017 short film ‘Nikki Marianne’ by Guillaume Caramelle, for which Worakls composed the soundtrack, the video tells the tale of a modern romance and the multitude of conflicting emotions that comes with it. Set at a high school party, protagonist Peter watches on with confusion and horror as crush Nikki is seduced by an older man.

George Winston Releases New Album “Restless Wind”

Today, celebrated pianist George Winston releases his 15th solo piano album, Restless Wind, via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Records. By virtue of his brilliance as one of the foremost instrumental composers of our time, Restless Wind presents a stunning journey documenting George Winston’s sociological observations in American history. Winston repurposes for the modern listener stunningly relevant works by musical greats such as Sam Cooke, The Doors, Stephen Stills, George & Ira Gershwin, Country Joe McDonald, and others. Restless Wind captures Winston’s inimitable melodic language where piano textures and tones set the stage for vivid renderings of classic compositions.