Mother’s Day Edition – @skopemag news for may 12, 2019 @ 12:30 pm est


Japanese metal band BABYMETAL have released their first song of the year with “Elevator Girl” via Cooking Vinyl. The track comes on the heels of the news that the band will be releasing a new album this year, their first since 2016’s break out METAL RESISTANCE. The single is the first piece of music since METAL RESISTANCE EPISODE VII, the episode that sparked a new era of BABYMETAL where the FOX GOD sent the band on a darker path, which manifests in the darker tone of the new material as heard on “Elevator Girl.”

islandman – “Lamani”

Believing in music as the ‘vibration of time,’ islandman searches for new exotic sound spaces each performance, designing a joyful experience for their audience. Started as Istanbul based producer Tolga Böyük’s solo project, islandman now performs as a trio of multi-instrumentalists.

SiriusXM to Broadcast Performances from the Annual Rolling Loud Music Festival in Miami

SiriusXM announced today that it will broadcast performances and backstage interviews from Rolling Loud, the world’s largest Hip-Hop festival, live from Miami from Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12 on SiriusXM’s Hip Hop Nation channel.


Chase Atlantic have debuted, “HER,” the first single from their upcoming sophomore album. The new track is complete with engaging beats that reflect the band’s cool, confident delivery and deft ability to blend and bend the rules of pop music. “ ‘HER’ speaks on falling in lust with somebody who cannot truly be loved. The song touches on deeply-rooted issues including drug abuse, all while being portrayed in a lovely, pretty manner,” says lead vocalist, Mitchel Cave. The accompanying music video is also out today, which explores the dynamic between perception vs. reality and the struggles that young people face in today’s digital age.

ALIEN WEAPONRY Release Music Video for “Ahi Kā”

ALIEN WEAPONRY have released the music video for their new single, “Ahi Kā”, which premiered last week over at Billboard. The song represents the first new material from the New Zealand based metal trio since releasing their 2018 debut album, Tū. Fans can check out the music video for “Ahi Kā” via the link below. The track is also featured on Adult Swim’s new, streaming-only compilation record Metal Swim 2.


Tom Green – prankster, provocateur, pundit – has a lot on his mind, and this bracing, inventive album lays it all out. A dazzling pastiche of social and political commentary, autobiography, and general Tom-foolery, it mixes hip-hop, punk-rock, goth-rock, confessional folk, electronica, and signature novelty tunes into a heady stew, spiced with samples from the Green’s TV shows, movies, and stand-up comedy routines.

Leven Kali Releases ‘Leven Kali: Low Tide’ On Palm Studios / Interscope Records

Los Angeles based singer/songwriter/producer, Leven Kali, has released, Leven Kali: Low Tide, out today on Palm Studios/ Interscope Records. Listen at the links below.

The project includes Leven’s coveted single “Do U Wrong” featuring Syd (The Internet,) which has amassed over 20 million global streams, and received critical acclaim from Pitchfork, The New York Times, Billboard, i-D and more. Also featured on the project is Leven’s latest single “Mad At U,” released last week and aired as Zane Lowe’s World First on his Apple Music Beats 1 show.


John The Blind marks the latest solo endeavor by songwriter/producer John Henry Ryan II – culminating today with the release of his self-titled EP, available now via Atlantic Records.

The Bright Smoke announce new album and share first single + video, “Model Citizen,” via LADYGUNN

Brooklyn-based duo, The Bright Smoke, announce their third, forthcoming album, Gross National Happiness, due out July 5. This release will be their first in four years, and of course, quite a bit has happened politically since then. Themes on the record range from reflecting on the dangers of false virtue, pushing boundaries, being the victim and the aggressor in the same breath, calling an end of violence, art as whole, and a subject dear to the band, identifying as queer.

birthday Releases New Track And Video For “October”

The Oakland based multi instrumentalist has previously released the songs “Dream”, “No Fun”, and most recently “Oakland”, all of which are off of birthday’s upcoming debut EP.


Emotional Oranges, the mysterious Los Angeles-based R&B-centric collective whose run of critically acclaimed releases including – “Motion,” “Personal,” and most recently “Someone Else” release their highly anticipated debut full-length project THE JUICE VOL. I, via indie label Avant Garden. A gently squeezed 8-song compilation, THE JUICE VOL. I showcases the “face­less, nameless R&B twosome Emotional Oranges’ … upbeat, groove-filled R&B,” as cited by Complex. On the release of the project, Emotional Oranges state, ”

Soul/Funk Band Rhymes Band & Summer Dennis Premiere NEW Video on Soulbounce

“Storm” is an anthem for those who have combated abusive relationships in the past and surmounted these tremendous difficulties. The volatile and raw emotions conveyed through the lyrics and vocalisation of the song are only enhanced by the visual components of the “Storm” music video.

SoulBounce Exclusive: Rhymes Band & Summer Dennis Weather The ‘Storm’


“Nights Like This” ft Ty Dolla $ign was initially introduced at the top of this year and quickly rose to #1 on the iTunes R&B/Soul Songs chart and ranked in the top 10 on the iTunes U.S. chart. The track has garnered over 124 million streams to date while the futuristic video has earned over an impressive 26 million views to date. Elle Magazine went on to highlight “Nights Like This” as #1 on their list of the “10 Best Songs of 2019 (So Far).”


“Feels like a modern twist on the ’90s diva house vibes many grew up on, and if this is what we can expect from Whethan in the near future, we’re dumb excited.” -COMPLEX

Alt indie-pop band Del Pelson release another infectious single “Traffic”, premiered on Substream

Hot on the heels of their last two singles, Florida’s indie-pop band Del Pelson share another stunning and immersive track titled “Traffic” today. Gorgeously rich, dreamy guitar melodies, and layered harmonics introduce the track, cresting into an upbeat and groovy single, perfect for the coming summer months. A bright, care-free melody gives way to sobering lyrics that introduce the difficult subject of addiction.

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK Surprises Moms Everywhere

Much has been written and said about ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK, the King of Romance. His fans love the romantic and heartfelt love songs that he has been releasing for them with great regularity over the years. And as a surprise to mothers everywhere, Engelbert is releasing his special tribute to moms around the world with the new song “You” which is released to DSPs everywhere today in advance of Mother’s Day which is this Sunday, May 12th.

THEORIES: Seattle Deathgrind Faction Unveils NSFW Video For “Ill Will”

Recorded and mixed by Andy Patterson (Cult Leader, Gaza, Eagle Twin) at The Boars Nest in Salt Lake City, Utah, and mastered by Dave Otero (Primitive Man, Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation) at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, Vessel is raw, ruthless, and punishing. In keeping to the record’s theme, the visual accompaniment to “Ill Will” is at once grisly and terrifying; unsettling and panic-inducing.

NSFW Alert! Watch this Gnarly THEORIES video “Ill Will” At Your Own Risk!

The Curls premiere new single “Lemon Lime” via Vents Magazine

Chicago, Psych-Pop band The Curls have debut their new single “Lemon Lime” today via Vents Magazine. The track comes off their forthcoming album Bounce House due out June 7th, 2019 on Diversion Records.

PREMIERE: The Curls Release New Single “Lemon Lime”

MwS Are the Sound of Summer on Neo-Soul, Groove Rich New Single (Fans of Tom Misch/ Blood Orange)

M w S are a songwriting duo from a small town in Italy, that have made London their home for creating their distinctive, soulful-pop sound.

Although the pair recount working with other talented musicians and producers, the scene is unquestionably stronger on the British Isles so a move was always on the cards. However, the whole plan was nearly derailed early on as the pair booked tickets into the UK on the very day we decided to leave the European Union. It’s a wound reopened recently with the uncertainty in the air around the subject and growing worry about the position of touring musicians in the UK.

Thank You Scientist Unveils Video For “Terraformer”

The video for “Terraformer” was created, directed and edited by Richie Brown and puppets, camera work and set design are by Daimon Santa Maria.

Founded by guitarist and bandleader Monda, Thank You Scientist self-released the Perils of Time Travel EP in 2011, before signing with Claudio Sanchez’s (of Coheed and Cambria) label Evil Ink Records. Their 2012 full length debut, Maps of Non-Existent Places made it onto the Billboard Hard Rock and Heatseekers charts, and was eventually named “Album of the Week” by Revolver Magazine in 2014. They followed up in 2016 with Stranger Heads Prevail, which cracked the Billboard Top 200.

The best video you will see today! The Sentry by JESSIQUOI

LISTEN: UK Duo WITHOUT supercharge new single with neo-soul flavor on “I Want You”

In their own words, “‘I Want You’ initially came from the same sessions as “Wanta Be”. The chords went down pretty quickly but we had to be patient with the vocal which felt like a struggle, to begin with. It wasn’t until we were going through ideas on a surf trip in France that the concept for the song really came through. We got the main idea down on a voice memo and when we arrived home the rest of the song just fell into place.

WITHOUT Show Off Eclectic Style On New Single “I Want You”


Reigning from Huntington Beach, California, rapper/singer Pinch has unveiled his newest track and video for “Wink Emoji” today. The song features GASHI and was produced by Cisco Adler (Wiz Khalifa, Shwayze, G-Eazy) and Ronny J (Denzel Curry, XXXTentacion, Ski Mask the Slump God, Lil Pump). A hip-hop/reggae infused track with an undeniable island vibe, “Wink Emoji” is the latest of many anticipated releases Pinch has planned for this year.


Play this on Sunday!

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, Sara Bareilles sends a very special message to moms around the world.

Today, she unveils a new digital track entitled “Shiny,” and it serves as a sweet reminder about the importance of motherhood. These honest and heartfelt lyrics allow every mom to see just how special she is.

Birthday Girl Share New Single “I Came Here To Eat” Via Sweet Cream Records, Share EU Tour Dates

Today, Stockholm-based alternative rock band Birthday Girl share their new single “I Came Here To Eat.” Yesterday, The 405 exclusively premiered the track, praising, “But on the band’s new single ‘I Came Here To Eat,’ that noise is infused with a little groove and a healthy dollop of passion, resulting in one of the band’s most rewarding singles to date.”

Italian Industrial/Alt-Electro- Rock Duo, Soaware, Unveil New Video via Pure Grain Audio

Italian alt/electro-rock duo Soaware unveil their video, “Puddle,” ahead of their debut self-titled album, due out July 12, with a premiere on Pure Grain Audio. Combining eclectic rock and electronic elements, Soaware have created an immersive piece that echoes the intense emotions of its writers.

BLOND AMBITION is back with a ’90s-’00s inspired single “Emmanuelle”

EMMANUELLE is about a friend losing their mind and maybe their purpose. But in a sort of beautiful way. Losing one and gaining another. Or not.” – Brian Harding

Urban Electronic Artist, Aazar, Releases New Single & Video For “Diva (ft. Swae Lee & Tove Lo)” Today

Florence + the Machine debut Game of Thrones track live at FORM Arcosanti

Originally premiered during the closing credits of this season’s second episode, Florence is the only artist to be featured in the final season of the hit HBO series. Florence’s version, produced by Thomas Bartlett, has been streamed more than 12 million times to date.

Florence recorded the song after being personally approached by the show’s creators, longtime Florence fans David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

DAVIE Releases Brand New Single “Flavor,” New EP ‘Lesson Learned’ Set To Be Released This Summer

Having collaborated and toured with the likes of Childish Gambino, Selena Gomez and Lizzo, DAVIE is officially releasing his brand new single for “Flavor.” A fun and energetic mix of brass and buoyant, swaggering lyrics, “Flavor” is the first listen off his upcoming EP, Lesson Learned, due out this summer. Listen to the new track on Spotify or Apple Music.

Singer-Songwriter Corinne McKnight’s Angelic Country/Pop Single “Pretty Flowers” is Now Available

“I wrote this song while I was taking Lyric Writing at Belmont [University] about a year ago,” recalls McKnight, who graduated this May. “The assignment was to try and find song titles/ideas from movies. We watched Forrest Gump in class and I remember Forrest saying, ‘pretty flowers’ in his undeniable voice and I just loved that. Nick Lavery brought the song to life in the beginning stages and Zachary Manno produced the final recording.”