#tgif Edition – @skopemag news for may 10, 2019 @ Noon EST

Carly Rae Jepsen Releases New Song “Too Much” Today; New Album “Dedicated” Out May 17th

Multi-platinum Grammy, Juno and Polaris Prize nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen releases new song “Too Much” today, May 9, via all digital retailers. Jepsen worked on “Too Much” with John Hill, Jordan Palmer and Noonie Bao. “Too Much” will be featured on Jepsen’s upcoming album Dedicated, which will be released May 17th on Schoolboy/Interscope Records.

Judith Owen Celebrates Mother’s Day with ‘Here’

From Judith Owen, for Mother’s Day:

“Every year on Mother’s Day, I’m reminded of just how much I miss my mother and wish she was still alive. I wrote the song “Here” for exactly that reason. For many of us who’ve lost mothers, this day is a constant reminder of all the things missed, of all we could have shared. It’s bitter-sweet, half gratitude half loss.”

Misty Mtn Releases Debut EP Today

Self-described “dark mountain pop” duo Misty Mtn (pronounced misty mountain) share their debut EP Missed Your Call, premiered via XS Noize. For members Morissa Trunzo and Lucas Segall, the EP is a scintillating 5-track effort absorbed with lavish synth-pop productions and effervescent vocals. Navigating through melancholic soundscapes and reflective storytelling, Misty Mtn makes their statement in prismatic and inspired ways. As the EP is deeply influenced by the outdoors, each track here is visually associated with natural elements (moon, fire, water, mountains, forest).

Phourist & the Photons – Tired of My Medication single

“For me, songs are like a musical exorcism—they come out screaming and I interpret them later on,” says Nick Phourist, of the Louisville, Kentucky-based quartet Phourist and the Photons. The band’s aptly-titled latest, We’re All Born Screaming, offers forth a viscerally distilled edition of the group’s stately and tuneful indie-rock allowing for maximum cathartic impact.

Critically Acclaimed Game Of Thrones® Live Concert Experience To Return For Fall 2019 North American Amphitheater Tour

The critically acclaimed Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience will return this fall for a 20-city amphitheater tour, bringing the music of Emmy® Award-winning Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi to stunning new life at outdoor theatres across North America. As we say goodbye to one of the biggest shows and scores in television history, relive the greatest musical pieces and footage from all eight seasons in an immersive outdoor concert experience. Tickets for the tour will be available HERE starting Monday, May 13, 2019, at 10:00am local time and a full list of dates can be found below.

ICYMI: Plague Vendor share new single ‘Let Me Get High\Low’

Plague Vendor have revealed their new single “Let Me Get High\Low,” the latest from their upcoming album By Night. The psychelia-tinged track is an infinity mirror of echo, effects, illusion and delusion and follows the release of “All of the Above,” a brooding track that sees an internal monologue disintegrating over a sci-fi punk drumbeat, and raw, vital lead single “New Comedown.”

Steven A. Clark (Theophilus London Remix) – Listen to Evil Woman (Theophilus London Remix)

teven A. Clark released his excellent Where Neon Goes To Die LP last year via Secretly Canadian; an album inspired by 80s pop and R&B in the vein of a Peter Gabriel Meets Frank Ocean. Today he dropped a Theophilus London remix of “Evil Woman” from the album. London adds an airy, tropical rendition of the song along with a new verse. “It’s refreshing to work with up and coming kids like Steven A. Clark who push the mold a bit further. He’s one to watch!” London says of the Miami based artist. Clark adds “Theophilus is a young legend who I’ve been a fan of for since the beginning. HIs taste level is crazy, so its an honor to have him jump on Evil Woman and do what he always does.” Listen to the remix and full album below.

Hear “See” off TENGGER’s upcoming album, Spiritual 2

TENGGER is a traveling musical family, made up of Pan-Asian couple, itta and Marqido, who create their brand of psychedelic New-Age drone magic through the use of harmonium, voice, and toy instruments (played by itta) and analogue synths (played by Marqido). The duo originally started out with the moniker “10” but since the birth of their son RAAI (who joins them on tour and often on stage) in 2012, have called themselves TENGGER (meaning ‘unlimited expanse of sky’ in Mongolian) to mark the expansion of the family. It also means ‘huge sea’ in Hungarian.

Old Dominion Expand “Make It Sweet Tour” Through End of the Year

Acclaimed country band Old Dominion add new dates and cities to their “Make It Sweet Tour.” Expanding on an already stacked schedule, the AEG powered outing adds over 30 cities in six countries throughout the end of summer, fall and winter with big names as special guests as Scotty McCreery joins for 8 shows, Michael Ray for 5 and Jordan Davis added to the international run. Morgan Evans, Ryan Griffin and Ryan Hurd are set to open on select dates.


Salt Lake City, UT rockers Royal Bliss have released a new video for the single “Pain” from their latest self-titled album. The video was directed by AJ Satterfield and shot at Legends Boxing in Salt Lake City, UT. The video can be viewed at this location:

David Baron premieres ‘People Of No Concern ft. Lettie & Madeleine”

Baron’s extensive list of credentials includes work alongside The Lumineers, Lenny Kravitz, Peter Murphy (Bauhaus), Simone Felice, Shawn Mendes, Meghan Trainor, Melanie De Biasio, Bat For Lashes, Jade Bird, Vance Joy, Matt Maeson, Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers and Michael Jackson.

KPop/Mom Group Drop Track + Video

Out-of-this-world pop group Jelly makes their musical debut with the release of new single “Shake It Like A Mutha” and accompanying video today. It’s a perfectly upbeat track to introduce such a high-energy group to the music industry. The video and track premiered exclusively at Parade who wrote Jelly “deliver catchy beats, fun vocals and plenty of humor with this video for “Shake It Like a Mutha.”

Exclusive Premiere: K-pop Moms Jelly Invite You to ‘Shake It Like a Mutha’

Roger Daltrey – ‘The Who’s Tommy Orchestral’ Available June 14 via Polydor/UMe

In the of Summer 2018, Roger Daltrey and his band toured the U.S.A. performing The Who’s classic album Tommy with some of the finest symphony orchestras that America has to offer, an experience that Daltrey described as ‘magical.’

Featuring a bold new orchestration by the renowned composer and arranger David Campbell (who has worked with Adele, Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Metallica, Carole King and his son Beck to name a few) this incarnation of Tommy celebrates the 50th anniversary of the album’s first release.

Roger Daltrey Announces ‘The Who’s Tommy Orchestral’ Album & Shares ‘Pinball Wizard’

Slumberland Records: Jeanines release new single from forthcoming debut album

eanines’ self-titled debut album is coming soon from the ever-fertile Brooklyn indie scene, putting a very fresh spin on classic DIY pop as pioneered by groups like Dolly Mixture, The Aislers Set and The Pastels. Their new single “Winter In The Dark” explores the darker side of their sound; it’s a miniature minor-key masterpiece that combines singer Alicia’s savvy 60s melodies with an uptempo tune that owes as much to Grass Widow’s and Household’s post-punk inflected pop as it does to C86 jangle. Like the previous single “Either Way,” though, “Winter In The Dark” ably exhibits Jeanines’ skilled writing, smart arrangements and unwavering way with a song.


DJ Snake releases the video for his all-star hip-hop anthem “Enzo” ft. Offset, 21 Savage, Gucci Mane, and Sheck Wes.

Institute shares music video for ‘Anxiety’ single, European tour starts this month

Just about one week away from the release of Institute’s anticipated Readjusting The Locks LP, the band are sharing the single for ‘Anxiety’ from the album accompanied by a music video directed and edited by bass player Adam Cahoon.

Method Man feat. N.O.R.E. + Joe Young “Drunk Tunes” (VIDEO)

New Music This Week – Mac DeMarco, Ciara, Esperanza Spalding, and More

New Releases for the Week of May 10, 2019 – Here are our editors’ picks for this week’s most noteworthy new releases. Check out a specific album or visit our New Releases page for more information.

New Music: Gorgon City & Kaskade join forces for new single ‘Go Slow’ Ft. ROMÉO

The artists made the decision to work together after a fan tweeted suggesting a collab between them. Both parties tweeted back their agreement, and less than a month later met up in an LA studio to record the track. The end product combines Gorgon City’s trademark slick, bass house sound with Kaskade’s signature emotive house elements.



The artists made the decision to work together after a fan tweeted suggesting a collaboration between them. Both parties tweeted back their agreement, and less than a month later met up in an LA studio to record the track. The end product combines Gorgon City’s trademark slick, bass house sound with Kaskade’s more emotive, progressive elements.

new Bars of Gold video

Detroit based post-rock, indie sextet Bars of Gold recently put out new LP SHELTERS and today they’ve released a video from it for “$20”. Directed and animated by guitarist Scotty Iulianelli the video is a visual representation of how he sees the world. Since suffering a concussion in 2016 where he was knocked unconscious for an undetermined amount of time Iulianell started to see the world in a new way where geometry and math in the universe started to reveal itself differently. His new perspective flows through the video with explosive colors, shapes, and vividly illustrated portraits of the band.


Just last week Memphis entertainer and hip hop mogul BLAC YOUNGSTA introduced fans to his newest alter-ego on Instagram, “Mr. Buttermilk” and then dropped off THREE NEW RECORDS off his upcoming album including his self-produced new single “Cut Up,” along with “Court Tomorrow” and “Lay Down.”

Jazz guitarist Reza Khan’s “Next Train Home” chugging right along

Jazz guitarist Reza Khan hits the City Winery stage in New York City on Thursday night to celebrate his well-received new album release, “Next Train Home,” which hit charts on both sides of jazz while garnering effusive reviews. Soon after he takes his final bow, he’ll be back in his role as a United Nations program manager jetting off to Uganda as part of peace and conflict operations. It’s an unusual balancing act for the Bangladesh-born, New York City-based Khan, who manages to straddle creative and diplomatic duties throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East with aplomb.


Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso gave fans everything that has made Swedish House Mafia one of the most compelling live acts in the world – a stunning production, their classic hits such as “Don’t You Worry Child,” “Save The World,” and “One” plus a special first listen of some brand new music.

Fans from around the world travelled to be a part of the spectacular shows and were treated to a massive production featuring a 54 metre long and 17 metre high screen, a vast floating stage, three giant circular lighting rings creating Swedish House Mafia’s signature logo and three huge circles of fire that were suspended above the packed crowd.

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FIXATION: Revolver Magazine Streams Into The Pain EP By Philadelphia Hardcore Outfit

Into The Pain explodes with FIXATION’s take on classic hardcore, unloading four ripping tracks in under five minutes. The EP was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Wyatt Oberholzer at The Knife Lair (Year Of The Knife, Struck Nerve, Drowse) and finished with artwork by Linas Garsys (American Nightmare, Ceremony, World Be Free).

NEEDSHES (New Album out Friday)

NEEDSHES offer a signature alternative rock foundation with elements of blues, funk, soul, punk and R&B. From Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the band is gearing up for the release of their forthcoming album, Truth Power, due out May 3rd via AWAL. Throughout the album, the band intertwines the power of truth and how truth is power combined with hidden metaphors, life stories, and easy-to-follow imagery underlying the collection. This is evident in their latest single, “Sometimes I Can Fly,” a more theatrical tune with a mythical atmosphere, reminiscent of the anthemic tunes of Queen, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, U2, and The Killers. The dramatic life-affirming ode, is a call for our conscious recognition of our past mistakes to burst into tears of joy from awareness. Within the song, the main character feels helpless, but despite all obstacles in his way, he reminds the listener that it is possible to move forward.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ Video For “For Real” Premieres Today, Directed By Adria Petty

The video for “For Real,” the latest previously unreleased single to debut from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, is premiering today. The loving video was directed by Tom’s daughter, Adria Petty, and features archival footage and photos as well as intimate, behind-the-scenes moments of Tom and the band. Throughout his storied career, Petty did everything with authenticity—putting the music and his fans first. It is this sentiment that he sings about in the poignant and autobiographical song “For Real.”

“For Real” is off The Best Of Everything, out now via Geffen Records/UMe, the first career-spanning collection of Tom Petty’s hits—including songs from his solo projects, songs with The Heartbreakers and essentials from the reformed Mudcrutch. The collection continues to receive widespread critical praise: