Memorial Day edition – @skopemag news for may 27, 2019 @ 11 am est

Brooklyn Rapper Flipp Dinero’s “Leave Me Alone” Goes Double Platinum

“Honestly it’s a dream come true,” says Flipp Dinero about his Double Platinum milestone. “I always envisioned myself having a plaque and I never knew it would get this big. I can’t wait for the world to hear what else I have. To celebrate, I’m gonna take my moms out to eat, maybe buy my dad a new car.”

Chris Orrick Releases New Album “Out To See”

Let’s offer a toast to the return of Chris Orrick (Ugly Heroes), rap’s poet laureate of imperial decline. It’s springtime in the dystopia, the birds are coughing up blood, the bees are dying at an alarming rate, and Michigan’s most acerbic misanthrope has emerged from winter hibernation with a clutch of doomed stanzas about cold pizza and liver destruction. His latest for Mello Music Group, Out to Sea, might not be easy listening, but it’s impossible to ignore.

Explosive Rock Band, A Brilliant Lie, Lift Spirits with New Video, Premiered via New Noise Magazine

“Five diverse and talented musicians that make magic as one,” (Metal Nexus), the band are touring relentlessly across the US and working alongside reputable producer, ​​James Paul Wisner (Paramore, Underoath, Hands like Houses), on their collection of EPs. The quintet is currently endorsed by Paul Reed Smith Guitars, Ernie Ball, Strymon Engineering, Seymour Duncan, and Intune Guitar Picks and appeared at this year’s NAMM convention.

Video Premiere: A Brilliant Lie – “The Tarot”

MACACO Releases Today “Civilizado Como Los Animales”

Notes about Macaco’s new album Civilizado Como Los Animales by Miguel Amorós:

In the music industry, it’s easy to feel like you’re only as good as your latest album. It doesn’t matter how big your last record was. “What have you done for me lately?” When you confront that blank sheet, that sonic void – the best solution is to be true to yourself, or more importantly, be true to the extreme. That’s the way to make the creative juices flow. Be like the quote attributed to Picasso: “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”

micki maverick releases debut single “HE/ART” (RIYL: Billie Eilish, Kehlani)

Today, indie alt-pop artist micki maverick makes her debut with the release of the new single “HE/ART,” the first track from her forthcoming EP due out later this summer. micki maverick is the moniker for Dylan Neil, an LA-native who uses music as a way to navigate life as a young gay female in an ever-evolving society.


Through the success of his 2018 album Redemption, Grammy Award-winning artist Jay Rock, of Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), today received the Key to Watts from Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino. The key was handed to Rock during a community presentation at Nickerson Gardens, the very neighborhood in which he was raised. Lyft will also be contributing toward the Nickerson Garden Community Center’s beautification project, to help improve the center as it continues to serve as a resource for local residents.

Children of the Sün joins The Sign Records

The band will release their debut album “Flowers” the 26th of July 2019. “Her Game” is the first single from the upcoming album and will be out the 7th of June. The Swedish band is influenced by the American music scene during the 60´s and 70´s. They hold a timeless sound that is not often heard of today. There is a lot of focus on vocal harmonis in the bands music, something that brings a feel good mood to the music.

Actress and activist Rose McGowan teams with Bauhaus’ David J on ‘The Auteur (Redux / The Starlet’s Cut)’

“The original version of ‘The Auteur’ was released as part of an EP in 2002, an old song that tells a much older story but one which in light of the whole #metoo movement now has an addendum,” says David J.

“The most vocal proponent of that righteous call for respect and culpability, Rose McGowan, makes a fitting and emotional appearance on this brand new version’s reprise. Rose told me that she related to the lyrics on a very personal level and, because of this, she is also considering recording her own version of the song.”

Painted On Releases Debut Single “Fall”

The alternative, cinematic track is available today, Friday 5/24 on all major music streaming platforms:

Hear Fifty Grand and BONES team up on new single “DyingLight”

BONES and Fifty Grand have collaborated and toured together many times over the years — Today they share “DyingLight,” a new single produced by cat soup. It marks their first vocal collab. since “Gravel” in 2013. BONES is best known as the founding member of the TeamSESH label / crew and Fifty Grand, an openly trans artist, is best known as the founding member of The Red Mirror crew and for his production work with XXXTentacion, Night Lovell, Craig Xen and more.

Norwegian 20 year old indie pop/r&b artist Lil Halima shares ‘For The Bright Days’ EP

Lil Halima ́s enthusiasm for music has been a part of her since birth. When her father departed from Kenya to Bardu in the north of Norway in 1995, his bag was filled with everything from Kenyan music to American hip hop. These became the foundation for an adolescence filled with a wide range of musical role models for Lillian Halima Anderssen. With inspiration from artists such as Stevie Wonder, 2Pac, and Aaliyah –introduced to her by her father –as well as her own personal favorites such as SZA, Noname, Erykah Badu and FKA Twigs, it’s no wonder Lil Halima developed the musical versatility she now so clearly demonstrates at just 20 years old.

Chateau Chateau Premiere ‘Evidence’ EP via Come Here Floyd

“With clamoring beats and strident guitar strokes, the amply come-of-age single dives right into a pastel colored decadence of love and loss, where a message of recovery and return glory is in the cards.” – comeherefloyd

PREMIERE: Chateau Chateau Shares ‘Times Are Changing’ Off Of New EP ‘Evidence’ (May 24th).

OTF’s Doodie Lo Kicks It in Kankakee in the “Time Out” Video

With a gruff and commanding rap voice, Only The Family signee Doodie Lo always keeps it real. Displaying the charismatic tough-talk that endeared him to Lil Durk, Doodie Lo shares “Time Out,” his latest video. Populated with horror movies and pianos, “Time Out” finds Doodie Lo in a boastful mood, bragging about his NBA2K skills and warning opps about his violent tendencies. The video finds Doodie Lo gathering his crew in his hometown, the Chicago-adjacent neighborhood of Kankakee, Illinois, as they mob on a basketball court and chill on porches. “Time Out” is a standout track from Lil Durk Presents: Only The Family Vol. 2, a compilation mixtape that showcases the talents of all OTF signees.

Chris Orrick Uses Music As a Form Of Survival With ‘Out To Sea’

Today, Detroit based political Hip-Hop artist Chris Orrick officially releases his much anticipated album Out To Sea. The album includes tracks like “Funny Things,” an ode to the feeling of doubt one experiences while watching our country go into a seemingly downward spiral, as well as something seemingly more light-hearted like “Liquor Store Hustle”.

Swiss rockers Charles In The Kitchen shared new EP ‘The Fifth Mechanism’ for FREE DOWNLOAD

As announced a few days ago with the single “I Wanna Know”, Swiss alternative rockers Charles In The Kitchen just released their brand new EP called ‘The Fifth Mechanism’ for Limited Tape edition & Digital through their “partners in crime” from Division Records (Closet Disco Queen, Bunkr, Dirge, Hexis, Papertank, Unfold…)

Billboard-charting dance/pop artist Ricky Rebel releases new remix video

LA-based Billboard-charting dance/pop artist Ricky Rebel releases his official music video for “Magic Carpet (HeadRocka Down & Dirty Mix)” track, from his Magic Carpet Remix Album. The HeadRocka video is the second in a series of remix videos Rebel is releasing to accompany his latest album.

Steve Marino releases “debut” album ‘Fluff’ via Darling Recordings

Bloomington-based songwriter/musician Steve Marino releases his “debut” album Fluff today via Darling Recordings. The record is available on all formats including limited-edition coke bottle green vinyl, CD and cassette. “I’ve always liked songs that leave a lot of space and evoke a sense of earnestness. I guess a goal of mine is to accomplish that on recordings,” says Marino. With a tender authenticity, Marino artfully crafted a collection of songs that – as Paste Magazine put it, “…couldn’t have been artificially manufactured.”


James World rose from painfully complex origins. Michael’s father was a worship leader who had a fatal heart attack while playing music at church. The guitar Michael writes on to this day is the instrument his dad played on during his final performance. “That event shows that through trauma and heartbreak beautiful events can occur. My goal is to give everything to music just like my father did,” Michael explains. The alt-rock quintet’s debut, Funny Dreams, comes out May 24th.

Rel McCoy releases Illect Recordings debut “Feels Like Limbo”

Whether it be home and work, love and hate, patience and anger or even creativity and commerce, life can feel like one great balancing act. One slip, and it’s a long fall into figurative oblivion.

Scarlet Pumps Track: Out Of Season

Released on May 10, 2019, Out of Season is Scarlet Pumps’ first release since our debut album, Keep It Secret, in early 2018. At our core, Scarlet Pumps strive to write music that is instrumentally engaging without sacrificing the “hook-factor” of pop music. With Out of Season, we believe we’ve continued to evolve our style of catchy rock into a more focused, modern take on the retro California Pop sound that perfectly fits the nostalgic vibe of the Summer season. As of May 10, 2019, Out of Season is available on all streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.

Eva Gardner (P!NK/Tegan & Sara Bassist) Shares “Dirty Bird” Video | ‘Chasing Ghosts’ EP Out 6/14

LA-based singer songwriter Eva Gardner is back with a brand new visual for her hit single, “Dirty Bird.” Glide Magazine notes, “the shots are kept energetically light while maintaining a dark and sexy appeal. There is a nostalgic tone throughout, immediately established by the phone dialing sound in the song’s intro.” The video was produced, directed and edited by Jessamyn Violet.

The Late Ones Drop New Single “Tell Me Not,” Out Now!

Rising conscious reggae/hip-hop band The Late Ones have just released their single “Tell Me Not” via tastemaker label Easy Star Records. The band has been bubbling on the US reggae scene for a few years, while they put together an album’s worth of material to release. Working closely with the Easy Star Records team over the past year, the group is finally ready to begin releasing material, starting with this single. A full album is due later this year.

Raging Moses “Good Life” reminds us life is good and quite likely, better than you think

After spending the last few years feelin’ like a G, Raging Moses is back with a brand new single which sets aside the chest pounding defiance of his earlier joint and substitutes it with a compassioned and measured style.

The Black Fever – ‘No Work’

“Given the plight that many people are facing in the modern economy, the title “No Work” just came to us, and the lyrics flowed from there. It seemed appropriate to talk about given how tough it is – particularly for younger people or newer graduates from university or college – to find and keep a good job.”

August Landelius delivers his warped rendition of Sixpence None The Richer’s KISS ME

Since returning after his three-year absence earlier this year with his ghostly comeback single ‘All You Can Eat’, the buzz surrounding Swedish producer August Landelius has begun to bubble up once again. With his long-awaited return now back on everyone’s mind, the ‘Woozy trip-hop, experimental electronica’ (XLR8R) producer previews his highly anticipated new album with the release of his latest cut ‘Kiss Me’.

Canadian rapper Mitchell Bailey links with UK’s Skatta for new video ‘Hold That Down’

“After hearing the beat, I instantly wrote my parts for the track, and the hook just came naturally,” said Bailey, who has amassed over half a millioned combined streams and whose trademark breathless flow goes toe to toe with Skatta’s no-frills delivery.


LOVA comments, “‘I Can Do Better’ is mostly talking to the “Male Boss” the “Alpha man” and the society as a whole. With “I Can Do Better” I’m saying that I’m tired of living in the shadow of men. I’m tired of men telling me what to do and how to do things. I don’t need no man to fix things for me, talk on my behalf or to pay for my dinner. We can clearly take care of ourselves and we should get far more credit and recognition for our achievements and knowledge than what we do in today’s society.”

Alyssa Trahan Track: Petty

Alyssa’s newest release “Petty” is an upbeat and wickedly catchy modern country tune. It pays homage to legendary artist, Tom Petty, both lyrically and sonically, drawing influence from his song titles and signature instrumentation. The song was written as a reminder to “be the bigger person” in a tough situation, a message much needed today, while still remaining lighthearted and positive. This song showcases not only Alyssa’s clever songwriting, but her sweet vocals, impressive musicianship, and unapologetic sass.

Earmilk premieres “Ricochet” Video! 10k Spotify Streams first week!

“I’m at my happiest when I just live my life and don’t bother worrying what anyone else is up to,” says NYC musical artist Nick Vivid. Such sentiment mirrors the title of Nick’s new solo album, Blissed Out. The 9 track effort weaves 1960s soul and funk, 1970s psychedelic glam rock, 1980s synth disco, and 1990s boom bap into a cohesive blend of hi-fi and lo-fi flavors. “I have no idea if my aesthetic is considered chillwave, or vaporwave, or whatever. I just like the sound.”

Eric Church Sets New Nissan Stadium Attendance Record: 56,521

After delaying the show open to allow the new record-setting concert crowd of 56,521 fans into Nissan Stadium, multi-Platinum superstar Eric Church appeared at the end of his 50-yard-line catwalk beneath a single spotlight to set the tone for the marathon Saturday night ahead. Adorned in his trademark aviators, t-shirt and a Gibson guitar, Church opened his first headlining stadium show with “Drowning Man” before meeting powerhouse backup singer Joanna Cotten center stage for “Country Music Jesus” and what could have been the official mantra of the evening: “That’s Damn Rock & Roll.”

Galore “How U Do Dat” Feat. Scrappy Doo

Galore’s new single “How U Do Dat,” produced by Yo Benny (who recently produced much of Junglepussy’s Jp3 with partner Shy Beats), features trending NY Drill rapper Scrappy Doo. The music video is directed by SVRGN.

John Van Duesen – Whatever Makes You Mine – listen now!

“Recording in the middle of nowhere, hanging out and watching scary movies was a dream that suited this track perfectly.”

Loki Lonestar – release “Ambition” @ Atypeek Music

Singer Performer from the Reunion Island LOKI LONESTAR is now part of the band called MICROPOINT Shape Shifter LOKI LONESTAR will soon release his own Album “Show No Mercy” An Electro Rock Voodoo invitation to the transe, to the dance!!

Kaosis X Dino Cazares unveil new single “Zombie” from their latest album “Hitech Lowlife”

After clawing their way through the nuclear fallout created by dropping their first single “HITECH – LOW LIFE X DINO CAZARES”; KAOSIS have recalibrated their metalstep weaponry and unleashed their follow up single “ZOMBIE”. Check out the new track “ZOMBIE.”

State Lights to release Open Your Arms / May 27th, 2019

With powerhouse vocals that rival the enchanting beauty of Freddie Mercury and George Michael, State Lights write songs that send your spirits soaring. – HotPress

Another slice of classy stadium-sized pop from State Lights – Danny McElhinney, Daily Mail