#tgif Edition – @skopemag news for may 10, 2019 @ 4 pm est

Collapsing Scenery shares heartbreaking video for “Sisyphus of the Negev”

Collapsing Scenery has also announced June tour dates with kindred spirits Death Bells, which culminate in an album release show at the Los Angeles multidisciplinary arts space Chewing Foil on June 29.

Smoke Season release “Up On Me (Tuff Ghost Remix),” duo star in new Budweiser campaign

“Up On Me” was written by Smoke Season’s Gabby Bianco and Jason Rosen as a love letter to East Los Angeles – their home and the incubator of their creativity. “We’ve lived in Silverlake / Echo Park for the last decade,” Bianco shares. “It’s become the inspiration and backdrop to almost all of our music. We felt like it was time to pay homage to our turf and our community.”

Cherokee (Outkast, Jill Scott, Bilal, Musiq, Azomali, Neal Pogue, David Ott, Jairus “J. Mo” Mozzee, Duckwrth)

This is a celebratory return of the artist who debuted with the life-changing I Love You … Me, a crucial cornerstone of the Neo-Soul movement of NYC 1999, and let’s not forget about Soul Parade which is now a underground gem.

BLAC YOUNGSTA Releases New Music Video for “CUT UP”!!

New Video: Kissing Party – “Wasted Worlds Apart”

“The woozy harmonies and indistinct vocals mirror the resignation and bittersweet surrender of a drifting romance.” – Under the Radar

Judah & The Lion: “Don’t Mess With My Mama”

Judah & the Lion bring their Moms center stage in the new video for “Don’t Mess With My Mama” just in time for Mother’s Day! Watch now and be on the lookout for a special cameo from Judah’s grandma.


Lee Daniels is an Academy Award® nominated filmmaker whose work is trademarked by authenticity and candor, providing audiences with a unique and refreshing experience and character insight with each of his projects. In 2013 he released the critically acclaimed box office smash LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER, an epic drama set against the tumultuous political backdrop of 20th century America that tells the story of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), an African American butler who served at the White House during seven presidential administrations between 1957 and 1986. The film, released in August 2013, held the number one box office spot for three consecutive weeks and has to date grossed over $175 million worldwide.

Singer-Songwriter Abrina Releases Captivating Single “Todo Tuya” feat. Frankie J

Mexican-American and San Diego native, Abrina showcases Latin roots on latest bilingual single “Todo Tuya” feat. Frankie J. The honest and emotional R&B influenced track shows a new side of Abrina that has never been seen. “‘Todo Tuya’ is so much more than just a song for me, it defines the point in my life where I fell back in love with my music,” says Abrina.

Noelle Tannen debuts new single + video “Ride U Slo” via The Vinyl District

The video premiered via The Vinyl District who called it, “a perfect example of her theatrical synthesis of genres, bouncing from low slung neo soul to retro horn-laden funk.”

TVD Video Premiere: Noelle Tannen, “Ride U Slo”

Xavier Toscano Front Cover – Outword Magazine

“I have made the cover of Outword Magazine (in Sacramento), and I feel like jumping out of my skin!”

SPIRIT ADRIFT: Kerrang! Magazine Streams Entire Divided By Darkness LP

Kerrang! Magazine is now streaming Divided By Darkness, the valiant new LP by Arizona metal outfit SPIRIT ADRIFT, on the eve of its release through 20 Buck Spin. The album is playing alongside an interview with founder Nathan Garret on the creation of their most epic album yet and the personal trials and tribulations from which the album was inspired. The album also strikes just a week before the band embarks on their massive North American support tour for the LP.

DOOMSTRESS’ Debut Album ‘Sleep Among the Dead’ Streams via Metal Injection, Releases Friday 5/10/19

Following three years of blistering live work and a pair of EPs that hinted at the band’s greater potential, Texas’ Doomstress is poised to release their much-anticipated debut album Sleep Among the Dead this Friday via Ripple Music for CD/Digital and DHU Records on limited edition vinyl.

Formed in 2016 by bassist/vocalist Alexis Hollada and guitarist Brandon Johnson, Doomstress concentrated their proggier creative impulses from the epic-minded Project Armageddon to focus on, according to Indy Metal Vault, “a more somber atmosphere with concise songwriting to match.”

DOOMSTRESS’ New Record Sleep Among The Dead Is Loud, In-Your-Face Doom

We Are Strangers Share “Thirty Days,” Announce EP

Today, We Are Strangers release “Thirty Days,” the first track to be released from their upcoming self titled EP, due in June. “Thirty Days” will also be featured in tonight’s episode of the CW’s iZombie, but XS Noize is where you can get an exclusive listen of the full track before its big TV debut.

TRACK PREMIERE: We Are Strangers (Josh Kramon) Shares “Thirty Days” as heard on CW’s iZombie


Rising Sydney-born dark-pop artist CXLOE reveals her new single “Low Blow” via The Line of Best Fit. Just as captivating as CXLOE’s previous tracks, “Low Blow” brings a refreshing new theme to her music. Rather than focusing on love, CXLOE hones in on the feeling of being blind-sided by the music industry’s ever changing terms; one minute you’re wanted, the next you’re discarded. Her intoxicating vocals flow over as she takes back control with empowering lyrics: “I used to treat you like religion. I’m done with this tradition.”

OMB Peezy Drops “Where I Come From” Music Video

OMB Peezy just dropped his latest mixtape, Preacher to the Streets, with guest appearances from G-Eazy, Boosie Badazz, Lil Durk, Sada Baby and more via 300 Entertainment and E-40’s Sick Wid It Records. Now the Alabama native also blessed fans with his “Where I Come From,” the latest visual release from his star-studded mixtape.

Check out Punk-Infused Act, The Band Gooch

Salt Lake City-based, punk-infused rockers, The Band Gooch, take center stage with the release of their adrenalized single, “Stuck With You.” Premiered on Substream Magazine, the song takes a classic punk energy to new heights, showcasing the group’s impressive talents and refreshing point of view. The track precedes their debut album, Modern High, due out June 21, 2019.

PREMIERE: Punk Rock’s The Band Gooch Drops High-Energy “Stuck With You”

ANCIENT TORMENT: Distorted Sound Magazine Streams Satan’s Legacy Come Flesh EP

Writes Distorted Sound in a 9/10 review of the record, “The meticulous work and attention to detail ANCIENT TORMENT have shown in the creation of Satan’s Legacy Come Flesh has certainly paid off… It has just the right balance between a dirty sound and catchy, memorable compositions to make it stand out significantly from many of their underground contemporaries. ANCIENT TORMENT are clearly well versed in old school black metal, but at no point does this strike the listener as contrived or stray into the realms of cheap parody…”

PREMIERE: Satan’s Legacy Come Flesh – Ancient Torment

Franky Wah Shares New Track ‘Words’

While maintaining the melodic elements present in previous releases, ‘Words’ incorporates garage-tinged chords and ultra-smooth melodies to create a refreshingly contemporary sound. Underpinned by a haunting vocal sample, it’s a track with an unmistakably British feel.

NYC-based singer-songwriter Chapell

Set to the tune of Bond-style spy guitars and mariachi horn blasts, Chapell’s creepy new single is an uncompromising parody of Mark Zuckerberg’s dodgy testimony to congress. “I Am Zuck”:

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

This quote of hers from the premiere says it best: “So I had a goal when I was writing these songs — for (fans) and for me. The messages I get are not ‘Yeah, I partied to your songs this weekend and I went on a road trip and blasted your songs.’ What I get is, ‘I didn’t commit suicide ’cause I listened to your song’ or ‘I came out because of you’ or ‘I left my abusive partner because of your song.’ Those are the messages I get. So f*** this music business; As long as I’m doing the work of keeping people alive, I’m successful.”

Rodney Atkins Releases Caught Up In The Country Tomorrow, May 10, 2019

Platinum Country music superstar Rodney Atkins is set to release his highly-anticipated fifth studio album, Caught Up In The Country, via Curb Records tomorrow (5/10). The long-awaited project is Atkins’ first long-form collection of original material since 2011.

Strong pop debut from Norwegian artist KNUT Roertveit, Chasing out May 10th

Waajeed (Platinum Pied Pipers) shares reflective track “The Rock”

Pure Sounds of Michigan is a groundbreaking ambient album that invites listeners to take a sunrise-to-sunset tour of Michigan from coast to coast as interpreted by some of the state’s most talented musicians. The album is set for a May 22nd release on Detroit-based Assemble Sound, and was imagined, created, and released by Michigan’s tourism arm, Travel Michigan as a part of the Pure Michigan campaign to coincide with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources State Park Centennial celebration in 2019, in conjunction with the label. Combining the natural sounds of Michigan’s iconic state parks with its rich musical history and talent, Pure Sounds of Michigan is a first-of-its-kind album designed to bring new awareness of and inspire travel to the state of Michigan, utilizing the power of sound to transport listeners.

FENCES (Macklemore, Tegan and Sara) Debuts New Song/Video (“A Mission”)

“…further testament to Christopher Mansfield’s deeply emotional and expressive songwriting. Writers such as Mansfield remind us that pop can still be spiritual, sublime, its expressive qualities capable of elevating the spirits and challenging our preconceptions about art of any kind.”- PopMatters (Jedd Beaudoin)

Sunsleeper / New Single “No Cure”

From the upcoming album comes single “No Cure,” an emotionally-driven track written after one of lead singer Jeffery Mudgett’s monumental musical influences fell from grace after being outed for sexual misconduct in 2017.


Ed Sheeran has released his new single with Justin Bieber – titled “I Don’t Care” – available everywhere now via Atlantic Records. “I Don’t Care” is produced by Max Martin, Shellback and FRED.

Ed says – “Me and @justinbieber have got a new song out. It’s called “I Don’t Care”, I hope you like it x”

[Exclusive] ËMMË x PON CHO release new hard-hitting bass single ‘YULE’!!

Pon Choon YULE: “The thing I learned most about music on my journey is that it’s about moments shared with mates. That matters waaaay more than trying to be a ‘somebody’. And that’s why I’m randomly popping in to drop a banger. I don’t want to be anything but myself and I don’t want music to be anything more than something I enjoy. We are all somebody and we shouldn’t be measured by our achievements but by the quality of who we are and how we treat others around us.”

MK returns with new single “Body 2 Body” to kick off the summer season


Innovative upcoming pop artist Jayden McGrath has today announced his debut single Conditions, a fascinating track that explores a feeling of acceptance towards less-than-ideal circumstances in life, out May 31. The accompanying video to Conditions, made in collaboration with Dave Hunter of Band Factory Digital Media (Drown This City, Captives) and artist Joey Klarenbeek, is a dark, hypnotic reflection of that feeling of strange contentment. Jayden McGrath will be celebrating the release of his debut single with a headline show at Melbourne’s Evelyn Hotel on June 7.

H.C. Slim shares new single ‘Sojourner’ | Debut album ‘Sings’ due out 31st May via Svart Records

H.C Slim had amassed quite a catalogue of original songs he’s demoed on a tape recorder, deep in the Eastern Finnish countryside. Over the years cassettes and CDRs began to circulate with original copies selling for high prices, before Svart Records drove out to his remote cabin to offer Slim a deal for his debut album.

Charly Bliss launch 24-hour TV channel to celebrate release of new album “Young Enough” out today on Lucky Number

Today NYC’s Charly Bliss (Eva Hendricks, Sam Hendricks, Spencer Fox and Dan Shure) not only release their highly anticipated second album, Young Enough, but also celebrate with the launch of CBTV. CBTV is a live channel, broadcast via YouTube, dedicated entirely to the band with a full 24 hours of content!

Isa Molin describes a panic attack in new single “Hypo”

“This fall was pretty dark… I became a slave to my anxiety and got all these weird symptoms as a result. Anxiety wasn’t new to me, but this time it was worse than ever. I was constantly walking around waiting for a catastrophe, and my body was set on danger-mode every single awaken minute” says Isa, and continues:

British artist Jaz Ellington unveils new music video for ‘Don’t Run’

Nothing helps us escape like music, even if it is only just for one little moment. Through the power of music, Jaz Ellington wants to connect with audiences on an international level, because he truly believes that by creating raw, authentic, and unique music, he can set their minds and hearts free! Hailing from London England, Jaz’s approach to music is direct and honest. A grounded and genuine artist with a passion for creating poignant lyrics and captivating soundscapes. Jaz use’s music as an “audible diary”. This essentially means that he freely expresses his own personal experiences, thoughts, and emotions in his music releases.


Today sees PMR-signed songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist SG Lewis release his new single ‘Flames’ featuring 16 year old Australian breakthrough artist Ruel. The track follows the recent Clairo collaboration ‘Throwaway’ and is the third single to be taken from Dawn, the third and final chapter of his three-part concept album Dusk, Dark, Dawn, out soon via PMR/Virgin. The new track comes alongside the announcement of his biggest headline show to date at O2 Academy Brixton on February 1st 2020 with tickets on sale now, as well as a huge US tour for September/October this year.

Critically acclaimed singer Dan Owen releases new single ‘Run Me Down’

Dan Owen has released his brand new single ‘Run Me Down’. The new song finds Dan making a bold return and is the first taste of new music since the release of his highly acclaimed debut album Stay Awake With Me last year.


The legend of Major Lazer began in 2008 when the infamous Jamaican commando who lost his arm in the secret Zombie War surfaced with an experimental lazer as a limb, under the cover of a dancehall nightclub owner from Trinidad. He enlisted the help of long-time allies Diplo and Switch, to produce his first LP – a collection of futuristic dancehall bangers that would protect the world from the dark forces of evil that live just under the surface of a civilized society. In 2009 Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do was released and Major Lazer was successful in his mission to set the world free of the malicious forces harboring around us.

Madonna Releases “Crave” Featuring Swae Lee

Madonna today released “Crave” featuring Swae Lee and co-produced with Mike Dean and Billboard. The infectious pop gem, co-written by Madonna and Starrah, is the third track of five songs to be previewed before her highly-anticipated new studio album Madame X debuts globally on June 14. Following the release of the critically-acclaimed “Medellín” and the empowering “I Rise,” additional songs to be shared with fans include the Jamaican dancehall vibes of “Future” featuring Quavo on May 17, as well as the sonically innovative “Dark Ballet” on June 7.

Madonna Drops New Song, ‘Crave,’ Featuring Swae Lee

Kat Frankie’s KEØMA releases nostalgic “Rich Man”