@skopemag news for June 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am est

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Bobby Hawk Releases First Single – “LIGHTS ON KINKS OUT”

During the first few seconds of Bobby Hawk’s first solo single, “Lights On Kinks Out,” the listener feels as though they’re tuning in through static to find a secret message unfolding on a faraway radio station. As the song comes into audio focus, it transforms into a haunting musical mantra about escaping a bad situation and returning to where one’s heart resides.

Americana Husband/Wife Duo The Imaginaries Announce Debut Album

Oklahoma husband / wife duo, The Imaginaries, Shane Henry (guitar, vocals) and Maggie McClure (keys, piano, vocals), recently finished recording their debut album, their first together as The Imaginaries, in famed Muscle Shoals, AL. It serves as both an introduction to their music together and the beginning of their journey as a band after both singer songwriters have had their own successes as solo artists. Maggie, with her subtly sweet vocals and piano style blends seamlessly with Shane’s blues-rock grit to form their own unique blend of Americana music.

Dana Crowe – ‘Not Broken’ Single & Video

Dana Crowe is ready to deliver her latest single Not Broken. A striking song of confidence and durability, it’s driving classicism is set to carry you to the highway interchange of hope and hardiness.


The clip places the two artists on a galactic voyage beyond the outskirts of an imperiled planet. Donning regal navy blues and backed by a full band, they perform the song mid-flight in between action-packed vignettes of the ship’s crew attempting to regain order in the cockpit. Flashes of bright light match the peaks of Bellion’s stunning delivery as ILLENIUM’s rich production reverberates. Everything culminates in an entrancing blast as a fiery phoenix fittingly rises into the fore during the final shot. Strikingly, this science fiction mini-epic also hints at more to come…

BRONCHO Debut “All Choked Up” Video via FLOOD

BRONCHO—the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based band of Ryan Lindsey (vocals/guitar), Nathan Price (drums), Ben King (guitar), and Penny Pitchlynn (bass)—today shared a new video for Bad Behavior track “All Choked Up” via FLOOD. The Costa Upson and Jeremy Charles-directed clip finds Ryan dancing his way through a discotheque dream to a strange conclusion. Upson says, “The concept of the video came from touring with the band for the better part of a year and witnessing first-hand how they dealt with the constant, surreal gauntlet of encounters on the road: keep moving forward and don’t look back.”

Hear a new single from Vancouver, BC’s Necking now! “Spare Me”

The single comes off Cut Your Teeth that’s out July 5th on Mint Records and premiered recently on NYLON saying that “the band’s jokes and unabashed lyrics are sure to continue to grow their fan base far outside their DIY Canadian sphere.”

Kodiak’s GOODBYE, New Band New song

With imagery of rain in the sky and tears, Kodiak’s debut single GOODBYE is a driven and determined single about wanting to get to the root of a breakup based on misunderstanding. The song makes you believe that love can heal all wounds, thanks to the Biggiani brothers– slamming drummer Pete and arousing guitarist Chris, along with supportive bassist TJ Haefner, and the passionate lead singer Eric Dalton.

FW: For Skope: Denis First & Reznikov release emotional yet club-oriented “Empty” (Enhanced)

Just wanted to let you know that Denis First & Reznikov’s brand new, vocal single “Empty” has been released on Enhanced Music. As per the duo’s quote “‘Empty’ turned out pretty emotional and it makes you wanna dance and think about something significant at the same time,” so it’s a combination of emotions and groovy beats coexisting together.


Pleasure Craft – ‘Work It Out’

““Work It Out” was written very quickly as an expression of anxiety which I associate with emotional suppression. I’ve always felt pressure to avoid sincerity and vulnerability. I think a lot of people feel this, but everything gets expressed somehow – I’ve often used alcohol and other drugs to facilitate that.” – PC

Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Sets A New Record

“To the uninitiated, it probably sounded like dogs barking. But to me, knowing the pure joy that comes with owning a rescue dog – or eight – it was music to my ears,” said country’s favorite animal-loving superstar, Miranda Lambert, who led the mile-long MuttNation Mutt March from Nissan Stadium to Walk of Fame Park. “We were all marching on behalf of MuttNation to raise awareness for shelter pet adoption and in support of animal rescues across the country – and because it’s fun and it’s our passion” she continued. Over 1,300 animal lovers joined Miranda, Bev Lambert, and Dan & Abby Smyers, for Thursday morning’s pup-parade; including several hundred mutt-loving fans who participated from their hometowns as part of the Virtual March.

Chris Brown Announces INDIGOAT Tour with Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas & Yella Beezy

Global music icon, world-class entertainer and Grammy Award winner Chris Brown will be hitting the road for the epic INDIGOAT Tour with some of the hottest names in hip-hop including Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Joyner Lucas and Yella Beezy. Following last year’s highly successful Heartbreak on a Full Moon Tour, Brown is returning to the stage, where he’ll wow audiences across the U.S. with a fresh high-energy show complete with his signature dance skills and strong vocals, as well as new music.

The Raconteurs reveal new single “Bored and Razed”

HELP US STRANGER sees the mighty Raconteurs reassembled, stronger and even more vital than ever before as they continue to push rock ‘n’ roll forward into its future, bonding prodigious riffs, blues power, sinewy psychedelia, Detroit funk, and Nashville soul via Benson and White’s uncompromising songcraft and the band’s steadfast musical muscle. With HELP US STRANGER, The Raconteurs have returned right when they are needed most, unified and invigorated with boundless ambition, infinite energy and a collectivist spirit operating at the peak of its considerable powers, once again creating a sound and fury only possible when all four of its members come together.