@skopemag news for may 13, 2019 @ 2:15 pm est

Z Money Shares “Wealthy” Video From New Shawty Paid Mixtape

Music: Edith is the Sound of Youthful, Contemporary Pop Bliss on ‘Afterparty’

Working with The Sonic Crew (Idris Elba/ Diplo/ Lethal Bizzle) has brought her distinctive brand of pop music to life. Born in Romania, before relocating to England, she began writing songs at school as an outlet for emotions she was unable to vocalise. Creating music was the only path from a young age, with Edith joining any musical assembly available at her school, while also learning guitar and piano. Her mother, who was also in a band, was a massive influence on her musical journey.

X Ambassadors Announce Fall Headlining Tour; New Album ORION Set For Release June 14

Multi-platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors announce a fall headline tour today. The ORION Tour kicks off October 8 in Tucson, AZ at the Rialto Theatre and makes stops in major markets including New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco. The ORION Tour will support X Ambassadors’ new album, ORION, which will be released June 14th on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records.

Trisha Yearwood Announces New Single “Every Girl in This Town”

Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning country superstar Trisha Yearwood is set to release her new single “Every Girl in This Town.” The powerful female anthem is available everywhere June 6th and is the first to be released from Yearwood’s highly anticipated country record coming this fall. This notably marks her first full-length country record since 2007’s critically acclaimed Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love. She recently released Let’s Be Frank – a collection of the singer’s favorite songs by Frank Sinatra.

Chonna Cristelle tackles mental health in new video

Last week we teamed up with Pure Grain Audio to introduce the world to a new Texas singer-songwriter. Chonna Cristelle had visions of becoming a singing princess that she would never share, and slowly became too shy to use her own voice. Chonna’s life had a lot of moving parts, and took even more wrong turns, and it’s been through poetry and song that she has confronted those experiences.


“ ‘Never Change’ is about self-awareness, accepting yourself, and not listening to the noise,” says Jocelyn. “There are people that will try to tell you what to believe, what to think, and who you should be. I want my audience to know that they should never be afraid to be themselves.”

Apollo Ghosts announce ‘Road to Sappy’ tour with Julie Doiron & Jon McKiel

Apollo Ghosts embark on a ‘Road to Sappy’ tour throughout Eastern Canada this summer. Culminating in a performance on the Main Stage at SappyFest in Sackville, NB, the jaunt sees the band touring with both Julie Doiron and Jon McKiel and includes double-header shows in Toronto and Peterborough. Dates are as follows:

July 23 – London, ON @ Baker’s Dozen *
July 23 – St. Catharines, ON @ Warehouse Concert Hall *
July 25 – Hamilton, ON @ Casbah *
July 26 – Guelph, ON @ eBar *
July 27 – Toronto, ON @ Burdock (Two Shows – early & late) *
July 28 – Peterborough, ON @ The Garnet (Two Shows – early & late) *
July 29 – Ottawa, ON @ Bar Robo *
July 30 – Montreal, QC @ Brasserie Beaubien *
July 31 – Quebec City, QC @ La Source de la Martinière *
August 01 – Saint John, NB @ Callahan’s *
August 02-04 – Sackville, NB @ SappyFest

Experimental Harpist Sarah Pagé Releases “Ephemeris Data” Single

The sound of the harp immediately pulls the attention elsewhere than one’s immediate surroundings. It’s like a little bell ringing somewhere hinting at a long forgotten memory of another place or time. It’s like hearing an echo from some other time or life. Her hands and her harp now know each other so well that she tries not to get in the way or interfere with that relationship. Her hands are connected to her subconscious on a deeper level than passing thoughts so for Ephemeris Data she wanted to leave them in charge and they guided the composition.

The Hold Steady announce live dates

The Hold Steady have announced “Constructive Summer 2019” weekend shows across the Unites States, including Seattle, WA’s The Crocodile (August 15-17), Chicago, IL’s Thalia Hall and Empty Bottle (August 22-24), Nashville, TN’s Basement East (September 5-7) and Boston, MA’s The Sinclair (September 12-15). They have also announced the fourth annual “Massive Nights” weekend at NY’s Brooklyn Bowl (December 4-7).

THIS GIFT IS A CURSE Release Music Video for New Song, “Monuments for Dead Gods”

The band comments on the track: “‘Monuments for Dead Gods’ is a dark sludge metal epos that pays homage to the inner destructive forces that seem to inhabit all humankind. A never-ending turmoil that both drives man and in the end, lead him to his inevitable doom. Both on a personal level and as a collective, the lyrics tell about a protagonist who finds himself falling in a complete darkness, not really knowing how or why he ended up there. He then performs a ritual to get free from this captive state, uttering ancient words into the abyss as well as carving old forbidden symbols into the framework of reality. Doing so manages to awake a dead star, creating a black hole and setting in motion the destruction of the world.


Once again, the artist delivers a captivating visual befitting of the music. This time around, he takes over a different kind of church. As the congregation takes turns spitting his rhymes, collection plates of stacks bounce across the pews. However, tithing goes the other way in this case! Highlighted by a gospel-style chant, his signature storytelling, and nimble flows, the clip mirrors the song’s dynamic spirit and soul. It also illuminates just how much he stands out from the pack, merging old school word-craft and modern experimentation for a sharp style of his own.

Chase Rice Earns First No. 1 with Two-Week Chart Topper “Eyes On You”

“From the moment we wrote ‘Eyes On You’ we felt how special it was, and then that was confirmed when we saw how strongly the fans reacted to it right away,” reflects Rice. “My career has certainly had its ups and downs, but we knew we were putting the work in to set ourselves up for something even bigger. To have it all pay off in this way makes me so grateful that I get to make music I’m proud of every day and makes me hungry to keep pushing for more. Thank you to every single person from the fans at our shows to the people playing our music on the radio for making this crazy dream of mine come true.”

for Skope: R3HAB & Norwegian star Julie Bergan team up on “Don’t Give Up On Me Now” [out now]


Having released “arguably the best work of her already celebrated career ” (AMERICAN SONGWRITER) this year, Jenny Lewis is taking things higher with a very special collaboration with cannabis cultivator extraordinaire, Glass House Farms. Today, Jenny and the environmentally conscious team at Glass House unveil her handpicked hybrid strain of cannabis, The Rabbit Hole, inspired by her new album On The Line (Warner Bros. Records).

Jenny’s special strain features a light Sour Diesel sativa with 16.3% THC content. Story has it the origin of this strain can be traced back to a Grateful Dead concert in 1991, where the seeds were first distributed.


Today, Grammy-nominated Squaaash Club/RCA Records recording artist GoldLink releases a new song. “Zulu Screams,” produced by P2J, finds the DMV artist teaming up with British-Nigerian producer and singer Maleek Berry for an infectious summer anthem. The song also features additional vocals by BiBi Bourelly, Odie, and Zapaterro Strongman of UK group LDNC.


Death Valley Girls announce summer and fall tour dates with The Distillers!

“Learn from the stars and beyond! Be happy and thankful we got to live together on Earth at the same time! And death is just a shift—stay alive and awake,” Bloomgarden and Schemel respond when asked for a final thought on Death Valley Girls. “Embrace the darkness and don’t fear the Reaper.” Suicide Squeeze Records is proud to further the cause by releasing Darkness Rains on October 5th, 2018 on LP/CD/CS/ and digital formats. The first vinyl pressing is limited to 1,500 copies. Both the cassette and vinyl include digital downloads.

Tour dates with The Distillers:
August 15 – Mr Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
August 16 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
August 17 – Fete Ballroom – Providence, RI
August 19 – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ

Petra Glynt – ‘New Growth’

The “New Growth” video carries these feelings of anger and empowerment. I chose to create my own version of a scene from David Lynch’s Wild At Heart. The love, passion, hope, and strength the couple share in this particular clip is visceral. Replacing the hetero relationship with my best friend and I was a conscious choice. I want to see more images of empowered womxn, non binary, and trans folx in lead roles. I want to see queerness up front and center. The couple may not know where they’re going, but together they are full of hope and passion; an emotional combination I like to cling to.

Mara Connor & Langhorne Slim share “Someone New,” out now on Side Hustle Records

The track and its accompanying video debuted via Consequence of Sound, who said, “Connor and Langhorne take opposite perspectives in the melancholy duet. Where Connor’s character is wrestling with her heartbreak… Langhorne’s is sorrowfully wishing she can find a way to move on.” Those in New York City and Los Angeles will be able to catch Mara on June 8 at The Mercury Lounge (supporting The Pierces) and on August 29 at The Moroccan Lounge, respectively.

Mara Connor shares the Origins of her duet with Langhorne Slim, “Someone New”: Stream

Peter Cat Recording Co. (Guardian/NME Best of Year) | new video

Peter Cat Recording Co. today release ‘Where The Money Flows’, the latest single to be released from their forthcoming debut album, ‘Bismillah’ due for release on June 7, 2019 via French independent label Panache Records. With debut UK live shows soon to be announced by the New Delhi-based band, the new video for ‘Where The Money Flows’ is streaming here.

AD PATRES unleash new NSFW music video

Death Metal heavy weights AD PATRES have just unleashed a (NSFW) music video for the song “Mechanical Enlightenment”, opening track of brand new album, “A Brief Introduction to Human Experiments” released on Feb.08 through XENOKORP.