@skopemag news for may 29, 2019 @ 10 am est

Immerse Your Ears & Soul With The Music of Rev Peter Unger:

Peter Unger is a pastor and part time college instructor. Originally a native of Vermont, he now lives in Pennsylvania. His songs are written in a variety of genres including folk, country, Gospel, and Celtic music. He tries to write songs that will reach a broad spectrum of spiritual seekers where they are at spiritually.

Loamlands Shares “Soni Wolf Grandmother” Track | ‘Lez Dance’ LP Out 6/7 On Cruisin Records

When talking about the track Kym Register says, “Soni Wolf Grandmother questions our queer origin stories by exploring the identities of our elders. Soni Wolf Founded Dykes on Bikes. But what was she like outside of that narrative? What was it like to gay in the 70’s / 80’s? What was it like when there were fewer gender identities? What was is like for my grandmother? What would they be like now? How can we tell the stories outside of the lenses of our own narratives?”

Brother Son Release new single ‘Lonely Shoulder To Cry On’ via The Wild Honey Pie

The story of Brother Son begins with four unlikely friends of disparate musical tastes and backgrounds uniting over a shared love of Alabama Shakes, The Strokes, Mac DeMarco, and ganj. Their music reflects this, bringing a unique blend of bluesy soul and jazzy smoothness to indie rock. And so they began in early 2017 with their debut EP Young & Pretty, the first order of business being to play as many shows in as many midwestern cities as they could. Rising quickly to local prominence, by the end of that year they began headlining and selling out shows at venues like El Club, The Shelter, and The Loving Touch. Now, with a tour under their belts as well, they’ve been gearing up to release their second LP, Goodies, with even more tucked away for a third project slated for early 2020. With all that locked and loaded, their next move will be east and west coast tours this summer.

New Music from Goldensuns

Jonas Brothers Sign Book Deal With Macmillan

BLOOD, is a memoir that will detail the incredible true story of the Jonas Brothers, from the band’s creation, phenomenal rise to superstardom, break up at the height of their fame, and now reunification. Written with Neil Strauss, author of The Dirt, BLOOD will publish November 12, 2019.

Swiss Pagan/Folk metallers NORVHAR streamed whole debut effort ‘KAUNA’ on YouTube

A few weeks after the official release of the effort, Swiss Pagan/Folk-metalband NORVHAR just shared their whole ‘KAUNA’ EP for full-stream on YouTube thanks to the courtesy on the Unknown Melodeath Channel.

SONTALK releases new video to honor mental health awareness month

“This video means a lot to me,” he told Billboard. “I hope it gives hope to those who need it and consolation for those struggling with mental illness and/or substance abuse, or those in relationships with someone struggling with these things. Apart from that, I hope this short film can help outsiders empathize with people in the midst of this battle by hopefully normalizing the life of those burdened by mental illness and addiction. I’ve been in and around the cycles of mental illness/addiction for most of my life, and I’ve seen families and children’s worlds rocked by the constant oscillation from good times to bad times. I’m grateful for all the advancements in treatment and the destigmatization of these illnesses in the public sphere. Without these and the support of my family and friends I could have so easily gotten lost on the road of self medication and wound up just another ‘crazy person,’ a ‘drunk’ or a ‘junkie.’ Whatever you want to call it. I hope this video helps show that these ‘crazy people,’ ‘drunks’ and ‘junkies’ are still PEOPLE with families and children who they desperately want to stop disappointing.”

Nettwerk Signs SAMUEL PROFFITT; ‘Good Death’ EP coming 6/7       

Nettwerk is excited to announce artist and producer Samuel Proffitt has signed to its label roster. On Friday, Proffitt released his latest track “You,” a reprise featuring multi-instrumentalist Crywolf, from his forthcoming June 7th Nettwerk debut Good Death EP.

No Time to Waste–Hoodrich Pablo Juan Drops New Video “Right Now”

Consistently rocking jewel-encrusted watches, Hoodrich Pablo Juan always knows what time it is. Toting guns in his favorite ATL haunts, Hoodrich Pablo Juan lives in the moment in “Right Now,” his new video. Stacking triplet bars above a seasick synth line and subsonic 808s, Pablo asserts that he’s always open for business…and always ready for a fight: “Say you want smoke?/You ‘on want no beef/N**** Imma pull up and buss it right now.” Featuring a verse from fellow ATL rapper MPG 45, second new single in two weeks, following the similarly flashy “Grind For Mine” (428k views on YouTube). Both singles arrive in the wake of BLO The Movie, Pablo’s star-studded, recently released project.

Air Apparent Debuts “Do I Forget,” Color Dreams EP out in August

San Francisco-based Air Apparent has released his latest single, “Do I Forget”, via Ground Sounds today. Praising its “smooth, slick” songwriting, writer Jake Craney hailed that “it’s time to add Air Apparent to the list of great artists like Lauv or Troye Sivan.”

If you’re just getting familiar, Air Apparent is Indian-American producer Neil Sethi. An Atlanta native, he started making music at an early age on piano along with singing in church and playing in an orchestra. In college, he DJ’d at a radio station, informing his sample-based music inspired by J Dilla, Ta-Ku, and Kanye West among others.

PREMIERE: Air Apparent – “Do I Forget”

TC Superstar Releases R&D via VENTS Magazine

TC Superstar is a collaborative performance group fronted by Connor McCampbell. McCampbell’s production style is rooted in modern bedroom pop, but alludes to 80’s synthwave (Depeche Mode, New Order) and late 70’s dance music (Chic, David Bowie). TC Superstar’s live set features high-energy dance performances choreographed by LB Flett, Emily DiFranco, Francis Rodriguez, and Yuriko Roby — all graduates of the dance program at The University of Texas at Austin. Performing musicians include Julio Correa, Mitchell Webb, and Aaron Chavez.

PREMIERE: TC Superstar Streams New LP, “R&D”

ICYMI: Ray Volpe Releases “Save Me” on Thrive Music (5/24)

ICYMI – Last Friday (5/24), bass heavy DJ/producer RAY VOLPE released his newest track, “Save Me” via Thrive Music. Run The Trap (who premiered the single last week), says of dynamic composition: “‘Save Me’ delivers an anthemic medley that aims to have you free your emotions through song. It’s catchy topline really seeks the vulnerability out of you and does it with ease. But as you lose yourself in the atmosphere you’re quickly led down a false path, as the melodic appeal quickly transforms when you are hit with an epic drop filled with Ray’s signature basses and growls.”

PREMIERE: Ray Volpe Lets Loose On New Single “Save Me”

WINDRUNNER Unveil Double Music Video For Both “Mulan” & “Oleander”

Vietnamese progressive metalcore act WINDRUNNER have just dropped a double music video for the tracks “Mulan” and “Oleander.” The songs were included on their most recent and critically acclaimed LP titled ‘MAI’.

The Nicoteenagers announce debut album, A Tale For Two

The Nicoteenagers made their presence known early in 2019, with the release of their single ‘Big Thing’, but as the band anticipates the second half of the year, their ambition returns with more vigour than ever before, with the release of their debut album, A Tale For Two. From it, we get a taste of a huge menu of sounds, with The Nicoteenagers’ latest single, ‘Black Lips’; an exploration of rhythmic melodies and intoxicating rock and roll from one of Melbourne’s best young bands to do it.

KISS KISS BANG Release Official Music Video For “Hearts On Fire”

Missing Words Entitled ‘Moment to Moment’

Moment To Moment is an amalgamation of loss, conquering fears, love, depression, and change. The title track Moment To Moment sums up the vibe and overall feel of the album. Missing Words lead singer James Meays talks about overcoming struggles, lost love and addiction, and changing for a better purpose. Throughout the nine tracks on the album 9 tracks of the album, you are taken on a journey of self-reflection, accompanied by a sea of pulsating synth melodies, lush guitar tones, and hard-hitting percussion. Together with all these elements combined Missing Words paints the picture of someone who can find peace within.


MULTI-PLATINUM, GRAMMY-NOMINATED singer/songwriter/producer TY DOLLA $IGN has released the stunning companion visual for “PURPLE EMOJI (FEAT. J. COLE),” the first single off the musical phenom’s forthcoming third studio album, coming very soon. The video, directed by Olivia Rose, was shot in Brooklyn and is visually different than what Dolla $ign fans are used to seeing from the self-proclaimed REAL ‘King of R&B.’

See Ty Dolla $ign, J. Cole in Reflective ‘Purple Emoji’ Video

Kim Cameron & Side FX Release New Deep House Single – “Didn’t Know I was Fallin”

EDM artist, Kim Cameron, drops her new single “Didn’t Know I Was Fallin'” on June 1st. The single featuring DJ Kris “Halo” Pierce is from Cameron’s new remix album, out on June 8, 2019.

Music Playlists: An Indie Artist Marketing Tool

The music playlist is the new album, and it’s a great marketing tool for independent artists to gain more exposure. We’ll cover general playlisting as well as specifically for Spotify, which is one of the most well-known for quality playlists.

Learn who some of the best playlist curators are and how they put together their lists, so you can start building relationships and creating your own.

Music Playlist: An Indie Artist Marketing Tool


Global pop sensation Ava Max is celebrating the continued success of her RIAA platinum certified hit single “Sweet but Psycho” which has officially broken into the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. With more than 650 million global streams, “Sweet but Psycho” is available at all DSPs and streaming services HERE.