#tgif edition @skopemag news for june 14, 2019 @ 8:30 am est

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LIFE Share New Track “Hollow Thing”

Following the release of their recent single “Moral Fibre”, brazen Hull punk-rockers LIFE are thrilled to announce details of their highly anticipated second album A Picture Of Good Health, that will see release on September 20th, 2019 via Afghan Moon / [PIAS]. Alongside this announcement the band have also shared searing new track “Hollow Thing”.

The Coronas “Find the Water” in New Music Video’s California Desert Locations

“Find the Water,” the new single from The Coronas, provides a glimpse into the direction that the popular Irish band’s forthcoming sixth album is shaping up to take. A paean to the need for ongoing self-improvement, both personal and on the band’s own trajectory, the song immediately catapulted to #1 on Ireland’s iTunes chart upon release in late May.

Sophia Messa Unveils Music Video For “offyourface” Via Arista Records

Just days after releasing “offyourface”, on-the-rise pop artist Sophia Messa returns today with the official music video of the song that 1883 Magazine said to “add to your summer playlist!”

Judah & The Lion share stop-motion video for ‘Why Did You Run?’

Nashville’s award winning, genre-bending trio Judah & The Lion pull together the twang of folk, the beat of hip-hop, the drive of rock & roll and the punch of pop to create something fresh and unique. There’s mandolins and banjos mixed with modern electronics; a sonically diverse marriage that’s intriguing and exciting in equal measure.

Rapping Math Professor Chad Rico Sets Summer School Lessons with 12 Weekly Hip Hop Releases

It may be summer break but for college math professor and hip hop artist Chad Rico school is back in session! Chad plans to drop lesson plans all season long with his “12 Weeks of Summer” EP project on Gold & Gems Records by releasing a new single every week. With intentions to keep his international classroom of music fans interested and engaged during the upcoming heatwave, “Legend In The Coupe,” the debut track, hits on June 14 and is a banger for the books! Follow up song assignments for the first four weeks include “Pure Highbury” on June 21, “Charge It to the Game” on June 28 and “Don’t Trust You” on July 15.

BEYOND CREATION Premiere New Music Video for “Afterlife” via Exclaim!

The band comments on the video: “What a pleasure it was to work with Ismael Mossadeq and his crew in making this music video for our song ‘The Afterlife!’ We shot this during the ‘Algorythm’ album release show on December 8th, 2018, at Le National in Montreal, QC. There are reasons why most metal bands will agree that Montreal is one of their favorite stops on North American tours; the energy, the fans, the crew and the venues themselves make up for one particularly unique vibe, and this video perfectly captures that! We are proud of our hometown and the impact it has been having on the metal scene! Huge thanks to everyone who came out that night and made it such an unforgettable one! Stay tuned, we have more content to share from this gig! Enjoy, share, like, and subscribe! Peace!”

Too Much introduce themselves with new 7-inch

Today, Rich Morel and Ian Svenonius (Escape-ism, The Make-Up) introduce the world to Too Much with a preview of their debut single “Patent Leather” b/w “Dyslexia,” available in full on July 12 as a 7-inch and via digital services.

Too Much use excitement and pathos to create sounds, a reversal which has never before been attempted. The listener isn’t actually hearing anything, but imagining that they hear things based on suggested impulses sent forth through the name, the record cover, etc. It is dance, it is rock ‘n’ roll, it perfectly distills everything Rich and Ian ever liked or wanted from music.

(ICYMI) Concrete Concrete share new single ‘Hue’

Today, Brooklyn instrumental rock trio concrete concrete have shared their emotive and intricate new single ‘Hues’. The single is taken from their highly anticipated debut album ‘Drifter’, which is due out 2nd August 2019.

A Beacon School Shares Reissue LP On Hype Machine

“What he (Smith) shares is wisdom ahead of its time – acceptance of the inequities of life as a path toward redemption. Destiny is preached as a set-in-stone limitation, but soft tones and enchanting melody highlight our ability to adjust our sails in intractable winds, holding that former philosophy to the fire with heavenly optimism.” – PopMatters

R&B Pop Artist Tessa Rae Teams Up With LADYGUNN to Release New Music Video for Single, “Awesome”

Oakland-born, LA-raised R&B pop artist Tessa Rae shares her newest music video for single, “Awesome.” A feisty track with a minimalist beat, “Awesome” features brazen, cheeky lyrics sung captivatingly over an R&B and trap-inspired landscape, with a stunning video to match. The song is the first listen from Rae since the release of “Footsteps (feat. Brando),” and is a taste of what’s to come with her new EP, set to drop later this year.


GORE: “Waste Taste” Live Video Premiered At Roadburn.com

Dutch instrumental/technical metal trio GORE reunited last year, and earlier this year released their Revanche LP – a completely reworked, re-envisioned, and repackaged version of the band’s 1992-released Lifelong Deadline album. The record was released in conjunction with the band’s first live performances since the 1990s, with a tour which included performances at the label’s 20th Anniversary celebration and events, including a set at Roadburn.


Lewis Capaldi’s “Spotify Singles” is out today. Recorded at Spotify Studios in NYC, the two- track set features an A Side performance of his new song, “Hold Me While You Wait” and a B Side cover of Billie Eilish’s “When The Party’s Over.”

new tobi lou video “Waterboy”

Chicago artist tobi lou makes excellent videos and here’s one paired with an excellent song “Waterboy”, the first track of more to come from tobi this summer. A heavy contender for song of the summer the video is full of easter eggs featuring synchronized swimmers, tobi’s unique brand of humor, incredible fashion and more. Watch the video below.

Miss Ballistic – Sweet Female Electro Pop Band from Hell

Los Angeles-based band, Miss Ballistic is proud to announce their 10 track debut album release Blood and Glitter (on Black Pill Red Pill). Featuring the vocals of Carley Girl, Maeze, Cel and Melanie Jade. Blood and Glitter will turn dance floors into a blitz with infectious sweet girl vocals, pop hooks and pounding beats.

IRATA: New Video Now Playing At The Obelisk

Writes The Obelisk, “If what you’re looking for is to hear a band belting out full-tilt riffs with an emphasis on rhythmic groove making, they’ve got you covered – plus melody. Tower is eight songs/thirty-nine-minutes, and the title-track, with lead vocals from drummer Jason Ward, go-crush guitar work from Cheryl Manner and Owen Burd and low-end force from Jon Case is just the very beginning of what’s on offer on the album that shares its name. And not just because it’s the first track, either. Whether it’s the proggy winding of ‘Waking Eye’ or the wistful guitar melody in ‘Innocent Murmur,’ the Jane’s Addiction-meets-Torche vibe of ‘Weightless’ or the spacier nuance in the early going of ‘Crawl To Corners,’ there’s more dynamic on display throughout Tower than, frankly, anyone bitching about how, ‘they don’t make bands like Band X anymore,’ probably deserves. Who gives a shit? They make bands like IRATA.”

Irata Premiere “Tower” Video

Brooklyn glam-punks Plaid Dracula share new single “No Reaction”

The track premiered on Punk News where the band shared, “This song is about questioning the foundation of a relationship that’s become very important to you without you even realizing it was happening. There’s all this time and energy invested in this person and in trying to show them who you are, and all of a sudden you’re not sure either of you is doing the other any favors by continuing to believe that’s an outcome that’s possible in this context.”

Kool Customer shares Midas Hutch remix of “Favorite Song” via SoulBounce

The remix premiered via SoulBounce where Midas Hutch shared, “The first line in ‘Favorite Song’ from the Kool Customer album is ‘hopping on the freeway…’ So when B.Bravo hit me up for a remix, it was an easy choice! The car is my go-to place to listen to music. Whether it be my own demos or new music that I need to vibe out to.”

SoulBounce Exclusive: Midas Hutch Puts His Touch On Kool Customer’s ‘Favorite Song’

Cosmo Sheldrake Debuts Animated “Egg and Soldiers” Video with FLOOD!

At its best, a music video is an innovative art form raising the level of whatever song it’s promoting. Such is certainly the case with Cosmo Sheldrake’s “Egg and Soldiers,” an ambitious animated clip incorporating a panorama of styles and techniques as it follows a large-footed protagonist through a surreal adventure.

Pat Guadagno – “That Summer Night”

“Jersey Shore music scene veteran Pat Guadagno has released a throwback record that walks the listener right down the Jersey Boardwalk. With Big Orchestration and a kind-of Drifters vibe, he evokes a time when magic came out of a transistor radio” – B Davis, Tampa FL

“A well-traveled troubadour with a remarkable repertoire…A musical journey”- The New York Times

“Talk about breathing new life into old chestnuts …This Guy is Big Time” – Vin Scelsa – Idiots Delight

“From raucous, invigorated strumming to tender finger-picking a showcase of Guadagno’s mastery of the acoustic guitar.” – Martha’s Vineyard Times

“What sets him apart is his refusal to perform the songs in anything resembling their original style, and his effortless intuitiveness gives them new meanings.” – Acoustic Guitar World

Wade Bowen Releases Mental Health Documentary ‘Inconsistent Chaos’

Today, Wade Bowen releases “Inconsistent Chaos,” a documentary short film about mental health. In a conversation with MusiCares, Bowen chronicles his struggles with vocal chord issues that left him unsure if he would be able to sing again and the death of his nephew and crew member Chase Everett Cavender, who died by suicide on Father’s Day 2018.

FEVRMOON, entitled “Mountain of Dreams”

“Mountain of Dreams” explores the nature of journeys — of both physical and mental realms. Beyond the intro’s wave of electronic energy, a gentle piano arpeggio permeates alongside sounds of nature. A haunting symphonic presence arises around 01:40, casting an emotional and cinematic feeling on the track before a rousing final minute, where strings and electronics converge.

Los Angeles-based art rock band Fell Runner share “Same Way” with LA Record

At once understated and astonishing, Fell Runner’s blend of post-punk and improvisation is declarative of a unique voice on the L.A. rock scene. The four-piece take guitar rock and infuse it with literary sensibility, vibrant vocal harmonies, and expressive polyrhythms, influenced from their studies of West African music with Ghanaian drum master, Alfred Ledzekpo. Fell Runner executes these embellishments without ever breaking the uninhibited drive that serves as the band’s foundation, keeping their sound edged and urgent.


Helena Christensen Directs Oh Land’s Captivating New Video For “Family Tree”

Danish composer Nanna Øland Fabricius, better known as Oh Land, has just shared her new video for “Family Tree,” the title track off her much anticipated album Family Tree, out now. Directed by Danish model, director, and photographer, Helena Christensen, the beautifully haunting video captivates – as Nanna floats her way through frosty woods and an empty, dimly lit house, the sense of intimacy one feels while watching is palpable.

Flume debuts “Let You Know” with London Grammar

“[London Grammar vocalist] Hannah Reid and I wrote ‘Let You Know’ last summer,” says Flume. “I was on a writing trip to London, was actually the same trip where I first met slowthai. Had been wanting to make something with Hannah for a long time and this one just came together really naturally in the studio that day.”

Flume Debuts Optimistic New Track “Let You Know” featuring London Grammar

Skope Magazine News? Jessi McNeal’s song/vid “Won’t Run Dry”

Jessi is a badass–she’s an amazing songwriter, mom in a large blended family, and she has the gentlest and sweetest spirit about her. The album is about the “middle,” you know, that weird part of life where you’re not so young anymore, but you’re definitely not old–the messiness of the middle and the gratitude for it. Jessi grew up on hymns and this song has a little gospel tinge to it that pays homage to those roots.


Carrie Underwood continued her North American arena tour, THE CRY PRETTY TOUR 360, with stand-out shows in Vancouver, British Columbia; Edmonton, Alberta; Ft. McMurray, Alberta; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Winnipeg, Manitoba and Ottawa, Ontario. A previously-announced show at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena has been postponed due to the NBA Finals and has been re-scheduled for October 14.

Bozeman’s King Ropes Announce New LP and Share First Single, “California Stars”

“For a brief five seconds, you’re tempted to hear this song as some sort of 90s rocker, but soon King Ropes pull away from that, giving off a brief little vocal blurb that resembles that one song from Butthole Surfers that everyone knows. Still, the song’s natural progression isn’t over, it plods slowly, allowing the natural melody in the vocals to build; the guitars and bass still have this ominous tone in the distance behind the voice Dave Hollier. The pinnacle is from the chorus with the line “those California stars they shine and shine;” it’s a sublime pop tidbit amidst a song that avoids the trappings of modern pigeonholing, never staying in one place long enough to bore the listener. This bodes well for Gravity and Friction, out on July 26th!” – Austin Town Hall

Bryan ‘Birdman’ Williams And Benny Boom Team To Produce Nigerian Immigrant Drama ‘Tazmanian Devil’

Music industry icons turned feature filmmakers, Bryan “Birdman” Williams of Cash Money Films and Benny Boom of Groundwurk Studios are teaming as executive producers on Solomon Onita, Jr.’s Nigerian immigrant drama, Tazmanian Devil.

Boom’s Groundwurk Studios and Williams’ Cash Money Films are providing the necessary financing to market and distribute the indie. Principal photography wrapped earlier in the year and currently the film is in post production.

Bryan ‘Birdman’ Williams & Benny Boom Team To Produce ‘Tazmanian Devil’ With ‘Beasts Of Nation’ & ‘When They See Us’ Stars