@skopemag news for may 16, 2019 @ 9 am est

The Sidekicks Share New Song “People’s Court”

Formed in Cleveland in 2006, The Sidekicks made their debut with 2007’s So Long, Soggy Dog and followed the album with 2009’s similarly punk-influenced Weight of Air. The band embodied a more melodic sound with 2012’s Awkward Breeds, and fully showcased their tightly honed pop sensibilities on Runners in the Nerved World. Produced by Phil Ek (The Black Angels, The Walkmen), Runners in the Nerved World drew praise from the likes of Pitchfork (who noted that the album “hearkens back to the widescreen indie rock of Built to Spill, the Shins, and Band of Horses”). The band’s latest release, Happiness Hours, was released in 2018 on Epitaph with much critical acclaim.

Chuck Cleaver, of Ass Ponys and Wussy, announces his first solo album! Send Aid is out July 19th on Shake It Records.

Chuck Cleaver (Wussy, Ass Ponys) has been writing and performing his thoughtful, idiosyncratic songs for over thirty years, developing a cult following of devoted fans across the United States, Europe and beyond. However, this summer’s upcoming Send Aid LP (on Shake It Records) marks his first recorded solo output.

Volbeat Return With 7th Studio Album, “Rewind, Replay, Rebound” Via Republic Records On August 2nd

Today, Volbeat, the multi-platinum, Danish rock band, confirm their return with their seventh album Rewind, Replay, Rebound, which will be released via Republic Records on August 2nd. For the album, Volbeat— Michael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Rob Caggiano (guitars), Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass), and Jon Larsen (drums) —build upon their distinct, psychobilly, punk-tinged rock ‘n’ roll sound they are known for, while reaching for new creative summits. “The whole point for us going into the studio, is because you still have something to prove — not just for the fans, but mostly for yourself,” says Poulsen. “We would not be able to do this record if it wasn’t for the work we have done in the past. No matter how old the band gets or how many records we do, there is always going to be that signature sound.” Rewind, Replay, Rebound is available for pre-order on all formats here, including a 2 CD deluxe edition, a special deluxe edition box set, and transparent and blue colored vinyl, numbered and limited to 1,000 copies each.


After releasing her debut EP earlier this spring, Raiche returns to announce that she’ll be joining Pink Sweat$ for “The Pink Beginnings Tour” which is kicking off on May 22nd in Vancouver, BC with already three sold out dates. The tour is set to visit Los Angeles, Nashville, TN and Atlanta, GA before coming to an end in Toronto, ON.

Famed TV Star Julius Cowdrey // Stunning Double Release

Julius Cowdrey is a British singer/songwriter from Kent, England. Despite coming from a famous sporting background where his father and grandfather both captained the England cricket team, Julius discovered his talent and love for music at a very young age whilst singing in school choirs and concerts and quickly immersed himself into his passion.

River Tiber shares new single “Taurus”

River Tiber, the Toronto vocalist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist also known as Tommy Paxton-Beesley, has shared a new single “Taurus.” Arguably his most serene work yet, the song’s gentle acoustic strumming stretches out across a latticework of electronic textures as Paxton-Beesley’s hushed vocals ruminate on unconditional love. The song arrives on the heels of last year’s subdued but tension-laden single “Deep End,” both acting as mile markers on the road toward his sophomore full length, anticipated later this year.


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.

HEAVY AS TEXAS, Featuring Members of Exhorder, Reveals Energetic Music Video for “King of Fools”

As a follow up to the release of their “To Keep a Promise” music video, HEAVY AS TEXAS have revealed another new music video today, this time for the track “King of Fools”. The video was directed by Mark Borchardt.

Apex Manor levels up with his “Asked & Answered” music video

31 Music Websites That Artists & Fans Will Love

Music websites showcase content to meet diverse needs and interests of music fans and artists around the world, but there’s a lot of noise on the web with the same content being republished over and over again.

31 Music Websites That Artists & Fans Will Love

Bodywash Sign To Luminelle Recordings, Share “Eye To Eye” Track On The Line Of Best Fit | Debut LP Out Later This Summer

Montréal’s Bodywash are the latest band to sign to Luminelle Recordings and we’re delighted to welcome them into the world. Their debut album is heading our way later this summer, it’s a heady, gorgeous mix of shoegaze, trip hop and IDM and for fans of Beach House, Deerhunter, MBV and Slowdive.

Sólstafir Release Intense New Music Video for “Bláfjall”

SÓLSTAFIR comment: “Here it is, our 3rd video by the almighty Bowen Staines. After we did our last video with Bowen, ‘Lágnætti,’ we talked about for years to make another video together. As usual, adventures are like magnets when we join up forces, and this one was no different. We are super proud of the result, and yet again, Bowen shows that he is the master of this game. Enjoy, ‘Bláfjall.'”

The debut single by Jobee Ro – Everything Pulls Together

Betta Lemme Wants You To ‘Play’

Sarah Bethe Nelson Releases New Single “Weird Glow”

San Fransisco based musician Sarah Bethe Nelson has released the title track from her upcoming album Weird Glow. Coming at the heels of her critically adored albums Fast Moving Clouds, (Nelson’s debut effort) and Oh, Evolution, Weird Glow reinforces Nelson’s position as a standout voice of dreamy indie-rock. Weird Glow, Sarah Bethe Nelson’s third full-length studio album with Burger Records, will be released on June 28, 2019. The album will be available on all major streaming services, CD, and limited edition vinyl and cassette.

Breaking Pop Artist, Miles Hardt Releases New Single “Sleepless”

“I wrote a lot on this project about the human condition of wanting somebody to share your life with. After a failed relationship Its ’s something I have craved and at times can lead to disappointment. This song is about longing for someone who isn’t right for you. Being okay with the regret just as long as you don’t have to spend another night alone. Just wanting someone to make you feel whole again. I’ve been the wrong person and I’ve also called the wrong one. I love the feel in this song because I managed to capture that feeling I had when I wrote it at 3am in my kitchen. These songs are designed to make people feel they are not alone in their search for happy. You are never really alone will be a common theme” – MIles Hardt

Bazerk – ‘Every Body Wants A Piece Of Me’

Lost Children Shares “Winter’s Song” Video | ‘Spectres’ LP Out Now

During a trip to Hanayashiki Park in Tokyo, Avery Brooks finally found a moniker for a collection of songs he had been working on in private. It was a small placard, glanced in passing, but the phrase stuck with him. ‘Lost Children’ spoke to his ongoing preoccupation with aging, mortality, and the anxieties of adulthood. Time has been a theme for Brooks since his first release, Our Fallen Cities, which was a soundtrack to visions of post-apocalyptic America, a score of love songs meant to accompany a dimly-lit futurist nostalgia.

Dash Radio & Insomniac Radio announce new partnership

Dash Radio has launched a new partnership with Insomniac Radio, as two of the world’s premier music platforms join forces to create a free dance music destination with real DJs and zero commercials. Now live at radio.insomniac.com, Insomniac Radio – Dash Radio’s flagship dance station – will live-stream Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2019 to listeners around the world beginning at 5pm PST Friday, May 17 with a special edition of “Night Owl Radio,” hosted by Alesso. The livestream will continue through Sunday, May 19, and include highlights from the entire EDC Las Vegas weekend on Monday, May 20. Dash Radio will be only place where fans can livestream and enjoy EDC sets. The partnership marks the latest music milestone for Insomniac Events, creators of the world’s largest dance music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival.


Silent Forum reveal video for reflective hymn ‘Safety in Numbers’ & Ynys shares video for ‘Caneuon(Songs)’

It explores a far more reflective musical landscape. This is a song that “expresses the importance of looking after your friends……that time will forget us, but that our relationships are the most meaningful thing we can achieve in life.”

NEW VIDEO: Jordan Kahn drops visuals for “U R MY DRUG” single

WEYV Announces Podcasts as Latest Content Offering

WEYV, an app platform with music, magazines, e-books and more all in one experience, today announced that users can now listen to podcasts in the WEYV app.

“To continue to deliver on our multi-content commitment, we are thrilled to expand our library to include podcasts,” said Stephanie Scapa, CEO of WEYV. “As has been consistent with our other content offerings and new app features and integrations, this expansion is a direct result of feedback from our users.”

As with the robust music offerings in WEYV, users can:
Browse podcast categories such as kids & family, technology, business, news, comedy, sports & recreation, and more
Download podcasts to be made available offline when an internet connection is not available, like on a flight or road trip

Swiss rockers Charles In The Kitchen unveiled new single “I Wanna Know”. New EP coming out soon.

After released an album (‘Slice, cook, taste & thrill’) and then a split EP with their co-conspirators of Them Stones for the three last years, Swiss alternative rockers Charles In The Kitchen are back this spring with a brand new EP called ‘The Fifth Mechanism’ coming out on May 24 for Limited Tape edition & Digital through their “partners in crime” from Division Records (Closet Disco Queen, Bunkr, Dirge, Hexis, Papertank, Unfold…)

FETID: “Consumed Periphery” By Pacific Northwest Death Metal Outfit Now Streaming

“Consumed Periphery,” the new single from cult Pacific Northwest US death metal outfit FETID, is now streaming through 20 Buck Spin, alongside preorders for the band’s horrifying debut LP, Steeping Corporeal Mess. FETID has also begun announcing tour dates in support of the new album.



For the song, Jordan delivers his strongest vocal performance to date. You can hear the vulnerability and rawness in his voice and lyrics. With “Holdin Me Back,” Jordan clearly transcends onto new levels.

Who the *Flip-flop* is Jillian Rae? – New video!

Ruston Kelly’s “Mockingbird” nominated for Song of the Year at 2019 Americana Awards

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Ruston Kelly’s song “Mockingbird” is nominated for Song of the Year at the 2019 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards. The annual awards ceremony will take place on September 11 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.

The nomination celebrates a landmark year for Kelly, whose full-length debut album, Dying Star, was released last fall on Rounder Records (purchase/stream here). Co-produced by Kelly and Jarrad K, Dying Star features 14 new songs written/co-written by Kelly and continues to receive widespread critical acclaim.

Sacri Monti to Release Sophomore LP, ‘Waiting Room for the Magic Hour’, July 5

San Diego psychedelic heavy rock champions Sacri Monti return with a vengeance on their sophomore LP ‘Waiting Room for the Magic Hour’. Recorded at Audio Design (Earthless) with producer Jordan Andreen (Joy, Arctic), ‘Waiting Room for the Magic Hour’ sees Sacri Monti firing on all cylinders, somersaulting between the spontaneous and the musically calculated. Blues rock, prog rock, proto metal, fusion; it’s all masterfully represented, as brash as it is beautiful. ‘Waiting Room for the Magic Hour’ will see a July 5 release via Tee Pee Records.