@skopemag news for may 7, 2019 @ 12:30 pm est

Art-Pop Muse KILL J Shares “Moon Sick;” Album Out June 14th       

Critically acclaimed, Danish art-pop songstress Kill J has been working hard on her wild science-inspired debut album Superposition, out June 14th on Nettwerk Records.

Following on from her previous singles – the fiercely political “Strange Fruits of The Sea,” the powerful “Dead Weight Soldier,” the sugar-sweet “Silver Spoon,” and most recent “Addicted,” the new single “Moon Sick” is the fifth offering from Superposition.

Chart-Topping Swedish Production Duo NOTD Release New Track ‘I Miss Myself’ ft. HRVY, OUT NOW!

Having amassed over 525 million streams globally, Swedish duo NOTD return with a new summer anthem, ‘I Miss Myself’ featuring British pop sensation HRVY. Following the success of their recent single ‘So Close’ alongside Georgia Ku, Captain Cuts and Felix Jaehn, (which accumulated +130M Streams and hit #1 on Dance Radio in the US as well as #1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs and Billboard Dance/Mix Show charts) and 2018’s RIAA Certified Gold hit ‘I Wanna Know’ ft. Bea Miller, NOTD once again show off their production finesse on ‘I Miss Myself.’

Paper Idol Shares “Still So Alive” Track | Playing The Echo Tonight | Single Out Now On All DSPs

Paper Idol, the pseudonym of Matan KG, has released his new single “Still So Alive”. You can check it out now on all DSPs.

When talking about the track Matan says, “The song that is now “Still So Alive” used to be titled “Sex on a Balcony,” after a fictional romantic experience. After all, sex on a balcony is the absolute last thing that would happen to a broke 23-year-old living in his sister’s garage. I wrote, recorded, and produced the entire song in the lonely town of Coolum, Australia, where I was making music before moving to LA. I was feeling extremely isolated, living with 5 medical students who didn’t understand what I was doing all day, or why I would bother doing it. “Still So Alive” was my catharsis, an outlet for the fear and confusion and a reminder to myself that I still existed.”

Ona’s “Full Moon, Heavy Light” now streaming at Vice’s Noisey

Produced by Drew Vandenberg (Of Montreal, Deerhunter, Futurebirds), Full Moon, Heavy Light was recorded at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA and includes nine new songs co-written by the five band members: Brad Goodall (keys, background vocals), Bradley Jenkins (guitar, vocals), Zachary Johnston (bass), Max Nolte (drums, percussion) and Zack Owens (lead guitar, background vocals).

Porcupine share new video

New tour dates have been added to the tour, including festival dates at Art-A-Whirl and Midwest Music Festival show. Porcupine will be sharing the stage with Built to Spill in June, Mudhoney in October and also with Flipper for select 40th Anniversary tour dates in June.


JUNO Award-winning female rock band The Beaches announce The Professional EP, due May 16 via Island Records. Produced by the band’s long-time collaborator Jacknife Lee (The Killers, U2, Weezer), the collection features the group’s current single “Snake Tongue” and shattering fan favorite “Fascination.” The Professional EP follows a whirlwind couple of years for the band. After two self-released EPs, The Beaches unveiled their debut album Late Show in October 2017.

Electro-Rock Chanteuse JENN VIX Releases New EP “6”

“JENN VIX is making the kind of Electro music you need to hear,” proclaims indie music tome Rock and Roll Fables… and for good reason. YOU need to hear Rhode-Island based electronic-rock singer Jenn Vix’s new EP 6 which was released on Friday, May 3, 2019 via Umbrella Music Co.

Art Pop Artist deelanZ Releases Video For “Authenticity”

Japanese Songstress Sena Kana Enlists Wiz Khalifa On New Single, VIRAL Video Out Now

If you haven’t yet heard of Sena Kana, you’re about to. And, not just because she’s an incredibly talented performer. Sena Kana also has an inspiring message. The Tokyo-born songstress is fiercely dedicated to encouraging others to go after their dreams.

Kana recently achieved her dream when she released her first single, “Up,” a catchy collaboration with rapper, Wiz Khalifa, and Australian indie pop band, Sheppard.

NJ outfit Scary Hours – ‘Live To Serve’

NJ outfit Scary Hours who imbue their tunes with the confrontational ethos of punk and hardcore – think Elvis Costello meets Lawrence Arms…or a pissed off Plain White T’s on Ritalin.


Fueled By Ramen group ONE OK ROCK have unveiled a series of new North American headline tour dates, which will see the band returning to the U.S. and Mexico this July. The new west coast dates are set to begin July 17th at Portland, Oregon’s Crystal Ballroom and continue through a July 27th performance in Guadalajara, Mexico (see itinerary below). Artist pre-sale tickets for the tour will be available today at 12:00 PM ET through Thursday, May 9th at 10:00 PM local time.

Music News: Listen To Shepherd Boy’s New Single “Praise On”

Da Shepherd Boy or “SB” for short, is an Independent HipHop Gospel artist based out of Atlanta, GA. Born and raised in Washington, DC, “SB” also serves as Youth Minister at New Shield of Faith Christian Ministries under the tutelage of Senior Pastor John S. Battle and First Servant Regina Belle. Driven to motivate, inspire, and instill hope, the multiple award nominee travels across the US and Canada speaking and promoting his new single “Praise On”. “SB’s” projects are released independently and have made reoccurring appearances on the mainstream top Gospel music charts.


PORTLAND drop video for epic and cathartic ‘Expectations’

It’s such an accomplished epic and cathartic track with remarkable voices and lush strings, electronics and chimes. A bit Beach House perhaps with a central male / female duo fronting the band. Would be great to see what you think.

Calgary punks Miesha and the Spanks embrace their inner child on new video

Delivering ferocious, riff-fuelled rock akin to The Runaways and Honeyblood, Calgary-based guitar & drum duo Miesha Louie and drummer Sean Hamilton are heading over to the UK for performances at The Great Escape and Focus Wales.

The Modern Times share new single “It Sure Is Fun To Party”

Norwegian indie-punks The Modern Times have shared their new single It Sure Is Fun To Party. Coming on with the propulsive energy of Parquet Courts, the sharp-as-a-tack nous of Gang of Four, and the effervescent spirit of The Hives, It Sure Is Fun To Party is a hybrid of jagged post punk, snotty punk rock and garage-infused power pop.

Rolling Stone to Launch Music Charts

Rolling Stone, the leading voice of music and pop culture for over 50 years, and its owner Penske Media Corporation (PMC), leading digital media, publishing, and information services company, today announced the launch of Rolling Stone Charts.

The charts, which will launch in to the public on Monday May, 13, will track the popularity and reach of artists, albums, and songs in the United States. Powered by state-of-the-art music analytics service Alpha Data (formerly BuzzAngle Music), Rolling Stone Charts are customized for specific content verticals, incorporating digital and physical sales, and on-demand streaming activity.

Rolling Stone to Launch Its Own Music Charts in Challenge to Billboard

Hear “Last Night” the soaring new single from Chicago’s Little Church!

Kaltblut Mag says about the track: “Showcasing lead singer Chelsea Foss-Ralston’s soaring voice, the dreamy song wanders in and out of complex melodies as hazy memories from the night before begin to flood back.”

Track Premiere: Little Church – ‘Last Night’

For Skope Mag // Heather Mae – “Feelin’ Crazy”

Her newest project, GLIMMER, is a collection of nine songs supporting one central theme: “Feel To Heal.” Within the grooves of the new album, Mae wrestles with the complexities of existing as a human with mental illness. From her #MeToo-inspired feminist anthem “Warrior,” featuring a choir of 100+ female vocalists, to “You Are My Favorite”, a love song written for her wife inspired by her own wedding vows which will surely be the 2019 wedding soundtrack for LGBTQ+ couples, Mae shows she’s nothing less than a powerhouse. She has examined her struggle with Bipolar Disorder from every angle in order to create her most sonically adventurous set of recordings yet–and to remind us that we aren’t alone.