Weekend edition – @skopemag news for June 1, 2019 @ 7 am est

Lev Snowe premieres new single “In a Few” via Earmilk

“In A Few” is sonically equipped with all the components for dream-pop perfection. Drifting through its musings, the wistful yet spiritually uplifting tune finds symmetry on the dance floor or on a drive up the coast.
-Sean Kayden, Earmilk

Pollstar Live75 – 6.30.19 – Metallica Holds No.1 Spot for Third Consecutive Week

Metallica continues its run at No. 1 on Pollstar’s LIVE75 chart for a third consecutive week based on a sold ticet average of 56,398 from concerts in Madrid, Barcelona and Milan, the same shows that earned the veteran metal band the top honor on the past two charts. The group has a firm hold on the top position since their WorldWired tour is the only one included in the tally that’s solely devoted to stadium-sized concerts.

New music: ReauBeau – Hustle (ft. Aristoteles)

Dutch artist ReauBeau is one of the most exciting names in the future bass scene right now, dismantling clubby beats and expanding thick bass in atypical arrangements. He has released on Spinnin’ Records, Trap City Records, and Lowly Palace/Trap Nation to name a few, which made him grow extremely fast within a short period of time. His track ‘Dreams’ has been remixed by the mighty Tiësto, and he has received support from many of the great artists in the scene.

Singer/songwriter Harlea increases the voltage on powerful new single “99”      

New single here from LA-based, UK-born pop act Harlea – ’99’ produced by Rock Mafia (Gwen Stefani, Eminem, J. Bieber)

New Remo Drive Album ‘Natural, Everyday Degradation’ Out Now

Remo Drive’s new album Natural, Everyday Degradation is available now. Produced by Joe Reinhart (Modern Baseball, Hop Along) and mixed by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol), Natural, Everyday Degradation highlights the band’s true strengths. Erik’s lyrics are emotionally resonant and universally relatable, though, they’re far more intentional and precise this time around. Instead of letting off-kilter turns of phrase and nervous energy capture listeners’ ears, Remo Drive allows their confidence to take center stage. Listen to Natural, Everyday Degradation now


Debuting at #1 upon its May 1994 release, Beastie Boys’ fourth album was an unstoppable force, pervading every aspect of pop culture. Its charge to the top of the charts was led by “Sabotage” and its legendary Spike Jonze/Nathanial Hornblower ’70s TV police drama tribute, as ROLLING STONE dubbed Ill Communication 1994’s “soundtrack for summer.” Crowds and critics alike were floored by highlights “Sure Shot,” “Root Down” and “Get It Together,” as a VIBE (RIP)—in the magazine’s first cover story on a white artist–hailed Beastie Boys as “perhaps the most consistently innovative musicians to emerge out of hip hop.” It was a claim that Ill Communication has justified for years to come, and 25 years later Ill Communication’s impact has resounded with generation after generation.

Brook Alexx – Pop Music Video Feature – 100K Streams – ‘Bored’

“Bored” is a sassy bop depicting the trouble of dating a hot guy with a dull personality. Co-directed and co-edited by Kenneth Herron and Brooke herself, the video is very much an artistic metaphor for the relationship, taking the viewer into an alternate universe where color represents character. While Brooke stands out in bright, vibrant-colored outfits, her love interest remains in all-white, symbolizing his bland personality.

Electric Youth Announce First New LP In Four Years ‘Memory Emotion’ Out August 9th

Toronto duo Electric Youth — vocalist Bronwyn Griffin and multi-instrumentalist Austin Garrick — today announced their first new album in four years, Memory Emotion, will be released August 9th, 2019 via Watts Arcade Inc./Last Gang Records.

Kara Connolly for Skope Mag – ‘Let Me Go’

“Let Me Go” is a coming of age anthem with a powerful message surrounding being true to yourself and forging your own path despite what others may want or think. Kara addresses codependency, pulls away from the paralyzing and gripping expectations of others (as well as her own fearful thoughts), and steps into the autonomy of being herself and confidently making her own decisions despite what anyone else, even those closest to her, may say or think.

Kara Connolly Fights To Find Her Independence With Powerful New Track ‘Let Me Go’ — Listen


Brad Mehldau’s Nonesuch Records debut album, Live In Tokyo, first released on September 14, 2004, will make its vinyl debut almost exactly fifteen years later, on September 13, 2019. The vinyl edition, made in partnership with Run out Groove, comprises the original album’s eight tracks plus an additional seven tracks previously available only in the Japanese market and sequenced in the order of that release. (See below for complete track list.) Each month, RUN OUT GROOVE allows fans to vote on the label’s next high-quality vinyl pressing, chosen from selections of unreleased material, reissues of out-of-print titles, titles that have never been pressed on wax or brand new collections compiled from the Warner Music vault.

Heron share post-rock journey “The Glow” via Mxdwn

Heron is a four-piece musical collaborative from the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Comprised of two guitars, bass, and drums, their bottomless sound is undeniably innovative, compelling, and cinematic. Sun Release, their second full length album set for a July 19th release, sees members Ben Blick (guitar), Boyd Lewis (guitar), Eric Morelli (bass), and Nate Blick (drums) crafting a seamless musical narrative. With the instrumental ballads of their 2017 debut now a distant memory, they’ve clawed their way into new surroundings that are at once dark and visceral, broad and beautiful.

mxdwn PREMIERE: Heron is Optimistically Reflective on New Post-Rock Song “The Glow”


Guitar slinger and singer, the legendary Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), bassist Kiki Solis (Baby Baby Dance With Me, Knife in The Water, Rhythm of Black Lines), drummer Ron Miller (Switch Hitter, Up The Academy) and Chicano guitarist Mark Cisneros (The Make-Up, Medications, Des Demonas) are back out on tour in June, with shows that include an encore run with Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, as well as appearing at Sled Island and select October dates with Mudhoney.