Weekend edition – @skopemag news for June 9, 2019 @ noon est

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Jaden Smith, Vic Mensa + Belly Join CHRISTIAN RICH for “SHIBUYA (GHOST II)”

GRAMMY® Award-nominated production duo Christian Rich—consisting of twin brothers Kehinde and Taiwo Hassan—have unleashed their new single and music video “Shibuya (Ghost II)” today featuring Jaden [Smith], Vic Mensa and Belly. Get the track HERE via Epic Records and watch the Anime-inspired music video HERE.

Rising Alt-Pop Duo RAINNE Drops Mysterious New Single “Dirty Little Dream”

Just in time for the summer, RAINNE delivers the heat in their new single, “Dirty Little Dream.” Featuring dark seductive vocals over a bass line that will rattle the walls, RAINNE brings us to the edge of giving into our desires. “Dirty Little Dream” is now available to stream and download on digital media platforms worldwide.


Today, Reprise/Warner Records is proud to release TUSCALOOSA, by Neil Young + Stray Gators. The previously unreleased, 11-track album was recorded live at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa on February 5, 1973.

TUSCALOOSA is available on a single disc CD, a double album over 3-sides with etched artwork on side 4, and on high resolution digital audio via NYA. Young performs the first two songs solo before being joined by the band comprised of Tim Drummond (bass), Kenny Buttrey (drums), Jack Nitzsche (piano) and Ben Keith (steel guitar) who would record Harvest and Times Fades Away with Young.

Neil Young + Stray Gators: Tuscaloosa

Sean Dampte – Gentleman & A Gangsta

The Lost Tape Series by music sensation Sean Dampte, delivered its third instalment titled Gentleman & A Gangsta featuring J-Don and Cold juice. Cold juice makes his second appearance on the series.

New TAME single ‘No Creep’

Fresh off the release from his latest single ‘Gepetto’s Story’, TAME, The Aspiring Me returns with a captivating new single featuring Lion Babe’s Astro Raw on ‘No Creep’.

Produced by TAME ‘No Creep’ compromises of funk elements with Astro playing some fresh soundscapes with the ‘wah wah’ pedal. The song examines the subtle nature of proposing companionship. It sees TAME strip back with upfront raw lyrics, and highlights the idea of love coming naturally without being forced.


All Blues, the new covers album from the Peter Frampton Band, is out today via UMe. The album is receiving widespread critical acclaim:

“All Blues captures Frampton at full technical and emotional power…”—USA Today

“For guitar enthusiasts, these discs will prove to be a treasure trove of six-string riches, with Frampton stretching out luxuriously on what could be viewed as a Great American Songbook of the blues.”—Guitar World

“The thrill is definitely not gone for Peter Frampton…”—Billboard

UK singer/songwriter Billie Marten teams up with Sonny Santos on new duet out today

“swear 2 g-d” is the first single off the debut forthcoming album, Hotel de Londres from London-based artist Sonny Santos. The song is a duet with UK folk singer Billie Marten, Matt Ingram and Nick Pini of Laura Marling’s band on drums and bass. Recorded and mixed at London’s Urchin Studios by award winning engineer Dan Cox (Laura Marling, Lianne La Havas) with additional album tracks recorded by Andy Ramsay of Stereolab at South Bermondsey’s Press Play Studios (Mount Kimbie, King Krule) and in Brooklyn, NY by Mike Kutchman (Eddie Vedder, Parquet Courts) at Look to Listen Studios.


‘Miracle’, fuses together big band instruments with tuneful synths and sees Labrinth explore his imagination and creativity. In perhaps one of his most meaningful songs to date – his lyrics recount the highs and lows of his musical career.

Gothic/Death Rock Legends CHRISTIAN DEATH Reveal Their New Video For “FORGIVEN”

Legendary gothic/death rock band CHRISTIAN DEATH is pleased to announce the release of their new video, “Forgiven” from the latest album, THE ROOT OF ALL EVILUTION.

Devon Welsh Releases New Track/Video “Faces”

A staple in Welsh’s live set for some time, “Faces” strengthens the minimalism, poetry, and illumination of Welsh’s best work, complemented by additional synths and sound processing from Nick Schofield and Kyle Jukka, and mixed by Austin Tufts of BRAIDS.

Samuel Proffitt releases new EP ‘Good Death’ on Nettwerk

Proffitt’s music finds its home in the veiled margins of the human experience, acting for him as a palpable embodiment of, and a ceaseless reflection on, what has come to define him. Through his artistic output, and in particular Good Death, Samuel confronts the audience with an acute, weighty deluge of tones and sonic layers allowing a momentary entry into his world, in which the listener is encouraged to question, like the artist himself, what it means to be human.


“Desert Dreams is the kind of music that promises to warm you up from the inside out. The feel of this recording is planted in yesteryear but cultivated firmly in the now.” – THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION

TVD Video Premiere: Lonesome Shack, “No Way Back”

Alexander 23 Releases “Mars” Today On Interscope Records

Chicago-raised, rising pop artist, Alexander 23 releases his latest track, “Mars” today on Interscope Records. On the moody, self-produced song, Alexander sings about a difficult relationship, “I tried to give you the world, but you wanted mars too.”

Dumb’s Club Nites is out now on Mint Records

Dumb’s Club Nites is out now on Mint Records! The album premiered recently on The FADER calling it a “slurred and glass-sharp album about going out that will make you want to stay in.”

Purchase Club Nites and catch the band on tour around North America in the coming weeks!

Christof van der Ven shares new track ‘A Darker Light’

Holland born Christof van der Ven today releases new track ‘A Darker Light’ – the second cut to be lifted from his much-anticipated second full length album ‘You Were The Place’, due for release September 6th 2019, via his own imprint, Planet Zog Records.


In speaking about their latest offering, Beoga says: “‘Let You Go’ is about trying to cut ties with someone and being able to move on. We’re thrilled to have been able to collaborate with the great Anderson East on this. His southern drawl married really well with our sound, we are so glad he agreed to be part of this chapter of the new record.”

James Levy shares “What Do I Know?” out now on Innit Recordings / The Orchard

“What Do I Know?” is the new single from James Levy’s forthcoming album Somebody. “It’s a breakup record,” says Levy. “It’s the most personal record I’ve made.”

Levy worked with Julian Casablancas, Coldplay and Tim Wheeler of Ash on his last two records. He wrote songs for Zoe Kravitz, Zuri Marley, The Pierces and currently is working in Nashville writing with multiple artists. His next EP is being produced by Richard Gottehrer. Levy’s collaboration with Charles Bradley is out now and has received critical acclaim.

Luke Combs’ new EP “The Prequel” out today

Produced by Scott Moffatt, the EP features five new songs co-written by Combs including lead single, “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Country Streaming Songs chart with 11 million streams—setting the record for the best first week of streaming ever for a country song. The song also recently set the record for most adds on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart with 149 adds and debuted at #15 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart—the top entrance by any artist since September 2012 and Combs’ highest debut to date. In celebration of the new music, Combs recently performed the track on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Indie-Pop Duo Eighty Ninety Are Back With New Single “10K Summer Nights”

Brooklyn-based indie-pop act Eighty Ninety are returning with their first single of the year, “10K Summer Nights,” available on all streaming platforms today. Fusing their minimalist production with intimate lyricism and laidback melodies, the new single is a delicate yet striking record about young, hopelessly romantic love. “10K Summer Nights” kicks off a new phase for Eighty Ninety as they head towards the release of their highly-anticipated sophomore EP, set for a release later this summer.

DOOMSQUAD Share Video For”Let It Go” || ‘Let Yourself Be Seen’ Out Now On Bella Union || Amidst North American Tour Supporting Operators

Today Toronto’s electro-psych, dance-rock sibling trio DOOMSQUAD have shared the entrancing video for single “Let It Go”, taken from their LP Let Yourself Be Seen, that was recently released via Bella Union. The video, directed by the band’s own Trevor Blumas and which premiered on FLOOD.