Mother’s Day Edition – @skopemag news for may 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm est

LÉON Releases “Live From The Village” EP. North American Tour Underway

Currently in the midst of the North American leg of her You and I World Tour, Swedish artist LÉON has released a new EP today called ‘Live From The Village.’ A beautiful 3-track acoustic collection of songs from her debut self-titled album, recorded live at the legendary Los Angeles recording studio The Village.

Over the years, The Village has seen icons like Frank Sinatra, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Madonna as well as some noteworthy contemporaries including Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Rihanna and more record inside its walls. The soundtrack for the Academy Award-winning 2019 film, ‘A Star Is Born’ starring Lady Gaga was recorded there as well. Now, with the release of ‘Live From The Village’ LÉON adds her voice and legacy to this impressive list.

Waka Flocka Flame Releases New Video for “Turn It To A Rave” feat. Neon Dream Today

Waka Flocka Flame releases a new video for his track “Turn It To a Rave” (feat Neon Dream) today. The video teases Waka’s starring role in the new film Mollywood, out on June 4th, with never-before-seen footage from the forthcoming film. The track previously appeared on Waka’s Turn Up Godz mixtape, and the new, horror-themed video was directed by Mollywood director Morocco Vaughn.

Bear Hands Release Fake Tunes, Fourth Studio Album, Via Spensive Sounds

Today, Bear Hands release their fourth studio album Fake Tunes, a deep dive into a twisted modern era, paranoid yet hopeful, celebrity obsessed and introspective, and an unmistakable sign of troubled times. Written and recorded in the plastic warmth of Los Angeles, Fake Tunes marks an evolution for the band, whilst drawing upon newly formed collaborative relationships with producer Christopher Chu of POP ETC and outsider artist Ursula Rose. Their most auspicious release to date, Fake Tunes is available for purchase on all formats here.

Whitesnake Release New Studio Album “Flesh & Blood” Today

Frontman David Coverdale on “Flesh & Blood:”

“The band and I are absolutely thrilled that our new album, ‘Flesh & Blood’ has been released! We put everything we had and more into making this album. We truly hope you all enjoy it as much as we did making it for you…”

Fresh off celebrating their 40th anniversary, rock legends Whitesnake return with their latest studio album, “Flesh & Blood”. This album follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album “Forevermore” and 2015’s “The Purple Album”, a reimagining of Deep Purple classics from Whitesnake mastermind’s David Coverdale’s time in that band. The 13 original, visceral tracks on “Flesh & Blood”, the band’s 13th studio album, are, luckily for you dear reader, “all killer, no filler”, as the saying goes.

Joining Coverdale on Flesh & Blood is the powerhouse band comprised of Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitar, Michael Devin on bass, Tommy Aldridge on drums, and Michele Luppi on keyboards.

ROTTING CHRIST Announce North and South American Headlining Dates

Speaking on the upcoming tour, frontman Sakis Tolis comments, “Dear Metal Brothers and Sisters, we are very excited to see you at our upcoming shows in South America and the West Coast of the U.S.! It is also a privilege to be asked to be a part of Psycho Las Vegas, which is one of the most important metal festivals in North America right now. Look forward to seeing you all. The Heretics are coming… non serviam!”

ROTTING CHRIST Latin America Dates:
05/30: Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Teatro Odisseia
05/31: Sao Paolo, BR @ The House
06/01: Joinville, BR @ Armageddon Fest
06/02: Asuncion, PY @ Absdoluto Rock
06/05: Santiago, CL @ Blondie
06/07: Quito, EC @ La Ideal
06/08: Manizales, CO @ Hateworks Festival
06/09: Bogota, CO @ Ace of Spades
06/13: Mexico City, MX @ Sala
06/14: Leon, MX @ Maybach Concert Hall
06/15: Guadalajara, MX @ Cafe Iguana

Tisoki And Watgood Collaborate On Sophisticated Bass Single “Relate”

“Relate” is Tisoki’s first Dim Mak single and follows his recent live debut for the label at Dim Mak Miami 2019. The new material arrives during a jammed pack spring which included performances at both weekends of Coachella and a blowout show at Colorado’s Red Rocks supporting NGHTMRE & SLANDER’s Gud Vibrations. Next weekend he’ll resume tour, playing to thousands of fans on Sunday at EDC Las Vegas. Over the past few years, Tisoki has seen a blistering rise through the ranks of electronic music on the strength of his impressive catalogue filled with dance-floor anthems and melody driven songs alike. Migrating to Los Angeles in 2018, in quick succession he released collaborations with Jauz, Crankdat and GTA, along with Everybody Dies EP on Never Say Die. Through a relentless touring schedule and work ethic to match, Tisoki’s live performances and adept productions have elevated him above the fray, captivating crowds across the world.

Boogarins’ Sombrou Dúvida is out today on OAR after premiering recently on Remezcla!

The album premiered recently on Remezcla calling it “one of the most alluring albums we’ve seen this year.” Just today, Afropunk premiered the two-part video for “Dislexia ou Transe / Passeio” saying that it’s “not something you want to put on in the background, it’s an experience.”

Boogarins’ ‘Sombrou Dúvida’ is Psychedelic Pop Catharsis

Award-winning singer-songwriter Ciaran Lavery releases new single, “Full Love”

In anticipation of his next full-length release, Ciaran Lavery is releasing a Double A-side single, comprised of the new songs, “Full Love” and “Selene.” The first of the new tunes, “Full Love,” is out now. “‘Full Love’ is an expression, and at times, a demand for, the purest form of love – of a love that’s filled to the brim. People often hurt or gripe over the imbalances in love: ‘I loved them too much’ / ‘They didn’t love me enough’ etc.,” Lavery explains. “Rarely do we ask for love outright – but the expectation still exists within, all wrapped up in our own feelings of hopefulness and simultaneously, self-respect.” Stylistically, both “Full Love” & “Selene” were written on the piano, an instrument Lavery was drawn toward because of its tragic melodramatic sounding nature.

Photo by Kathrin Baumbach.


“Ringing guitar chords are backed by atmospheric layers of keyboards, but the true stunner is McDell’s unforced voice, which has already led the Americana artist to gold certifications and award nominations in her native New Zealand.” Rolling Stone on “Extraordinary Girl” (single)

10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week: Love & Theft, The Cadillac Three

Madison Cunningham Debuts “Pin It Down” Video

“Pin It Down plays this feeling of helplessness out in a real-life situation,” Cunningham describes, “a conversation between two people who can’t figure out the issue, or choose to ignore it in hopes that it will disintegrate.”

The Late Arthur – New Indie rock from Sweden

Derived from his forever hated middle name, Swedish-American musician Henrik Jonzon coined the alter-ego “The Late Arthur” for his new melodic lo-fi guitar rock project. This messy mix of nostalgic indie bliss depicts a dysfunctional world of skateboarding, sex, family camping trips and the endless plights of trying to become a functional adult.

Arthur King debuts “Lightning Bugs” video

The next installment in their ongoing Changing Landscapes series, Wauters Farm, is set for release May 31 via Dangerbird Records, followed by an accompanying film due this summer. The project was created by Arthur King members Aaron Espinoza, Peter Walker and David Ralicke, and was performed and recorded live outdoors in rural Iowa at night.

Surprises’ Brooks Paschal (of Early 00’s Emo Vets Sullivan) Reflects on A Crazy Night In Central America on New Song “El Salvador”

Surprises, the solo project of Brooks Paschal, frontman of beloved 00’s emo group Sullivan, has unveiled another track off his upcoming LP ‘Natural Disaster,’ which will be released on May 31st via Spartan Records.


Gloria Gaynor releases new single “He Won’t Let Go”

The release of Testimony comes as Gaynor’s most iconic hit, “I Will Survive,” turns 40 this year. Comprised of 10 stunning tracks, the album showcases a new side of Gaynor’s Grammy Award-winning musicianship with a combination of carefully-chosen classic hymns, self-penned songs, and a stirring cover of Bob Dylan’s “Man of Peace.” After decades spent as an international music icon, Testimony celebrates her faith, which has been an integral part of her journey both personally and professionally.

The Dirty Diamond Releases New Single Feat. Andra Day – “Going Through Changes”

What do Gwen Stefani, Andra Day and the feature film, Echo In The Canyon, have in common? Upon first examination, possibly nothing. But that’s where you’d be wrong. Enter The Dirty Diamond, LA’s premier Rock n’ Roll band, comprised of talented musicians–Sam Babayan (lead vocals, guitar, slide guitar), Fernando Perdomo (Electric Guitars), Derek Frank (bass, effects) and Shay Godwin (drums, backing vocals)–who’s individual careers have been comprised of touring with Stefani, accompanying Day and playing throughout the aforementioned feature film.

Grim Streaker Share “Cat Call” Single On The 405

Today, Brooklyn-based band Grim Streaker share their new single “Cat Call” the forth and final single off their forthcoming release, No Vision, out next week. The 405 premiered the new single, praising, “‘Cat Call’ features Grim Streaker at a more leisured pace, but the song is no less cacophonous or fire-fueled. But rather than letting a breakneck pace dictate the song’s energy, ‘Cat Call’ relies upon the venom stored up behind the lyrics.” Grim Streaker will be celebrating the release of their debut full-length with a headlining set at Alphaville (presented by AdHoc) on Thursday, May 16th along with Big Bliss, Cold Fronts & FLEXI (purchase tickets here). The record, No Vision, is due out May 17th via Local Fun Boy.

Seba Kaapstad drop intoxicating video for their new single “Don’t”

With this track, the group continues to captivate the audience, opening with glistening pianos and a head-bopping slap. Zoe Modiga then unleashes her sky-rattling voice, alternating between near-rapping and time-stopping, levitating multi-octave solos. The powerful sound that is Seba Kaapstad is one that can only derive from such a diverse group of artists.

Psych Rockers 3ft Share New Album “21st Century Drone”

3ft is a five piece psych rock fit from Detroit. It took them a while to become the solid band they are today. And today the band is sharing their new album 21st Century Drone. The album was mixed and mastered by Jim Diamond of Ghetto Recorders fame (White Stripes, Dirtbombs, The Sonics). Influences by the likes of Spaceman 3, Lee Hazlewood, Modern Lovers, and the Velvet Underground, 3ft sounds classic and familiar, yet entirely new.

3ft debut new single “Evening Song”

New Music from Mustard Feat. Quavo, 21 Savage, YG, Meek Mill “100 Bands” Out Now On 10 Summers/Interscope Records

The label is equally thrilled to announce that the Mustard and Migos collab, “Pure Water,” has officially reached platinum status, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Since its release in mid-January, that single has been steadily climbing up the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is currently perched at #23.

Winnetka Bowling League Announces Headlining West Coast June Tour Dates

“Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Matthew Koma is raw and honest, possessing a dry sense of humor that is reflected in both his songs and his mannerisms. Coming from punk rock roots and branching out into hip hop and EDM, his new band, Winnetka Bowling League, is the perfect pairing of deep lyrical content and alternative rock melodies.” – V Magazine

Listen to Elluna’s out of this world single, “Lucky Me”

Everything is not always what it seems and Elluna’s “Lucky Me” has landed on Earth here today to remind us that. Originally inspired by and written about a blooming love, the lyrical direction for “Lucky Me” took a terrestrial turn after the man Elluna was falling for showed his true colors and they were nothing short of lackluster. So, “Lucky Me” is Elluna’s way of reminding herself, and listeners, that sometimes we’re blind when it comes to love, wanting so badly for it to work out that we willingly ignore red flags.

PREMIERE: Elluna – “Lucky Me”

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COMBICHRIST Reveals Intense, Bizarre Music Video for New Track “Understand”

Today, COMBICHRIST have revealed the very first music video cut from One Fire for their creepy, unrelenting, aggressive new anthem “Understand”. The video, directed by Jason Alacrity, shows a space traveler awaking from a long fall to find herself trapped inside of a bizarre, grotesque nightmare that could have been dreamt up by David Lynch himself.

Feisty Electro Pop New Single // Leah Kate – ‘So Good’

Leah Kate is a New York City based artist whose music is a true embodiment of her IDGAF attitude. The left of center pop artist fuses her passion for creating relentlessly honest and relatable music with feel-good dance-worthy anthems.

Leah Kate has been on a lifelong journey of confidence and self-identity. Having grown up in Los Angeles with a family in media and submerged in the entertainment industry, she found herself under enormous pressure. The songstress decided to escape, moving to New York City, where she discovered her creative fulfillment, flourishing into who she is today.