Father’s Day edition @skopemag news for june 16, 2019 @ 7 am est

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“Today, so many people try to fit in, where everything should be perfect, which does not give a place to be different. I think defect makes us unique”. – Simon Erics.


One of Sweden’s most popular hard rocks bands are now back with the new single “Fallen Worlds”, that is the beginning of their third upcoming album “TRANSITION”.

New release (today): “The Surgeons” video & single by Thadeus Gonzalez

Oakland-based artist THADEUS GONZALEZ released “The Surgeons” today, the third single and video from his debut Spectra Music Group album, Silver Inside. “The Surgical Tour” summer dates have also been announced, bringing the band back to the Midwest and southern part of the U.S.


With over 1 million streams already across previous solo tracks and support from Kiss Fresh and 1xtra for most recent single ‘Murda’ – today producer and songwriter Claye drops his new track ‘Forever’, which is taken from his forthcoming album which will follow in the autumn.

Alas The Sun (Indie-Folk) – Debut single ‘Absence of Time’

“He’s looking for her” – That could be the title of a schmaltzy romantic comedy, but it’s the beginning of a completely different love story: Anja Tremp and Sandro Raschle’s catchy guitar melodies on the acoustic guitar and harmonic vocals, summarized under the name Alas The Sun. The duo feels inspired by melancholic souls like Nick Drake, Fleet Foxes, Haley Heynderickx, Julia Jacklin or Andy Shauf.

Arlo Parks Releases New Single ‘george’

With the release of her debut track ‘Cola’ and subsequent singles from her EP ‘Super Sad Generation’ earlier this year, eighteen-year-old musician/poet Arlo Parks stopped listeners in her tracks. Rarely does a new, independent artist demand such intrigue, which is testament to the power behind her songs and their ability to resonate with an audience. Today, the London based artist has shared her first taster of new material since; the melodic and beat-laden ‘george’, which is accompanied by an official video directed by BFI Future Films Festival nominee filmmaker Molly Burdett.


The new album “Artificial Void” will be released on August 9th and is now up for Pre-Order!

Additionally, the band will support ANIMALS AS LEADERS on 2 german Shows!

German progressive metal virtuosos UNPROCESSED have released the amazing one-shot music video for the second single “Abandoned”. The track is taken from “Artificial Void”, the second full-length and successor of last years “Covenant”, which is set to be released on August 9th, 2019 as exclusive bundles, limited 2-LP, CD and digital.

VERONICA FUSARO – ‘Lie To Me’ : video for new single by Swiss singer songwriter available 14.06.19

“Full of soulful tones and warm Motown-esque arrangements, ‘Lie To Me’ is a gorgeous new soul pop release. The track is a beautifully intimate and playful number, showcasing real emotion and a lush, engaging vocal. There’s a touch of Amy Winehouse, Paloma Faith and even a bit of Lana Del Rey in there, but also something fresh from a young musician pushing boundaries among the infectiously slow, waltzy sounds.” – RECORD OF THE DAY

Lil Keed shares debut album ‘Long Live Mexico’ on 300 Entertainment

Lil Keed has released his debut album Long Live Mexico out today on Young Stoner Life Records / 300 Entertainment. The title was inspired by Keed’s late friend “Mexico” who passed away earlier this year, the album is Keed’s way of paying respect to a loved one but also celebrating life. Long Live Mexico includes Keed’s recent singles “Oh My God”, “Proud Of Me” featuring Young Thug, and “Pull Up” featuring Lil Uzi Vert & YNW Melly, plus new tracks with features from Gunna, Nav, Moneybagg Yo, Lil Gotit, Lil Duke, Roddy Rich, Karlae, Stickbaby, Guap Tarantino and PG.

Las Rosas lament lost love and melting ice caps on new EP      

Las Rosas formed in Brooklyn, New York. Consisting of guitarist Jose Boyer (Matador Records), bassist Jose Aybar, and drummer Christopher Lauderdale, their lo-fi psych pop affectations garnered the attention of legendary indie label Burger Records. Now with Greenway, they’ve transcended their garage roots with a more polished, complex sound that holds onto its abrasive edge.

Arthur Kay celebrates Norway’s socialist institutions on moog-heavy new track

Channeling contemporaries James Blake & John Grant one moment and the spirit of Sun Ra the next, Arthur Kay has been a prominent figure on the Oslo music scene for a decade, touring with the likes of Norwegian rapper Ivan Ave.

Stealth unveils powerful new single ‘Never Say Die’

Ahead of his eagerly-awaited performance at Nell’s Jazz & Blues Bar on 27th July, rising UK singer-songwriter Stealth has released his brand-new single ‘Never Say Die’, out now via Ultra Music.

ICYMI: WHY? announces visual album “AOKOHIO” out August 9th on Joyful Noise Recordings | Hear the second “movement” now

WHY?, the creative moniker for consummate wordsmith and beloved songwriter Yoni Wolf, is excited to announce AOKOHIO, a visual album to be released on August 9, 2019 via Joyful Noise Recordings.

Rising U.K. Rapper, Kirby Forest Shares Addictive LoFi-Hip Hop Track ‘I Don’t Care’

Born in Radlett, Hertfordshire, at 12-years-old Kirby moved to Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S. with his family, this was where he discovered hip hop and his passion for music. He even got the chance to experience recording at renowned Tree Sounds Studios (Drake / DJ Khaled / J.Cole / OutKast). Now relocated back the the U.K., Kirby is set to make waves with his distinctive lyrical style and sound. Forest has already gained support from the likes of Highsnobiety, Complex, Trench, NOTION and London in Stereo.


Chase Atlantic released “LOVE IS (NOT) EASY” last week. The new effort is an emotional, soaring anthem that discusses the challenges of relationships. “The song was inspired by a dear friend of ours who had recently suffered from heartbreak. He came into the studio and we asked him to write down how he felt and drew inspiration from both his story and our own personal situations. It’s kind of ironic how loving someone can be easy yet so difficult at the same time.” says lead vocalist, Mitchel Cave. Listen to the track HERE.

Keb’ Mo’ Releases New Album, Oklahoma

Today, Keb’ Mo’ releases Oklahoma, his first solo studio album since BLUESAmericana (2014). Building on the backbone of the Blues with subjects like depression and love, Mo’ also addresses current worldly issues like immigration and environmental degradation. Oklahoma is now available through all digital retailers and can be purchased.


Speaking on the track, K-Trap explains: “I made this song to highlight what’s going on in drill at the moment and separate myself from other rappers that people may compare me to or think I am similar to. I’m cut from a different cloth and have a whole different motive and purpose to this ting.”

MK drops intimate video for summer hit ‘Body 2 Body’

Directed by Tash Tung, who has previously worked with Meduza and Sega Bodega, the arresting, deeply personal video shows a male and female dancer moving skilfully and intimately in each other’s arms – acting as an ideal visual interpretation of the track’s sultry lyrics. The track itself sees MK switch it up from his well-known warm piano house sound in favour of a more progressive flavor.

Them Coulee Boys share new song “Pray You Don’t Get Lonely” from upcoming album ‘Die Happy’

Them Coulee Boys from Eau Claire, Wisconsin proudly share “Pray You Don’t Get Lonely,” the first instant grat track from Die Happy, their upcoming album out via LoHi Records on August 23. The album is produced by Trampled By Turtles front man, Dave Simonett.

BE GOOD release new single ‘Not Waking Up’ with debut EP ‘God of Nowhere’

Self-described as ‘music for midnight walks and dancing in the nude’, Oxford quartet BE GOOD have captured attention with a sound that is silky smooth, whilst maintaining just enough rough edges to stay warmly endearing. Steadily they’ve released a handful of R&B inflected alt-pop jams into the world, and now they’re pulling together a collection of these into debut EP God Of Nowhere. Explored across the 6 tracks are themes of ending relationships, the loss of religion, disconnection and more – all through the late night suburban lens the band have firmly established as their voice.

MARS RED SKY release new single ‘Collector’ today

French heavy psychedelic masters MARS RED SKY release their new digital single entitled ‘Collector’ today! The song is taken from their upcoming fourth album ‘The Task Eternal’, due for release this year on September 27th on Listenable Records.

Mars Red Sky Premiere “Collector” Video; EP out June 19


Today, GRAMMY® Award-winning rapper Common unveils a new single and music video entitled “HER Love” featuring Daniel Caesar and special guest Dwele. Also included is an unreleased beat from J Dilla.


Buzzing duo Loote (comprised of Emma Lov and Jackson Foote) release their highly anticipated EP lost featuring singles “tomorrow tonight” and “85%” ft. gnash. Their new EP is extremely personal and explores diving into new love, because that is something Emma recently experienced. Loote finds it easiest to write songs based on their own real-life experiences. There aren’t as many pure breakup songs on the EP because that’s no longer a reality in their lives.

Yianna’s Alt-R&B Sophomore Single “Heavy Waters” Is Out Now

New York-based songstress Yianna is back today with the release of her second single, “Heavy Waters,” the follow up to her stunning late 2018 debut, “Ordinary Love.” Drawing influences from alt-rock, pop, R&B and soul, Yianna creates music that is completely unrestricted by traditional genre boundaries.

Swedish band AMBAGE presents Stethoscopes on Silent Mode

Ambage is an alternative rockband from the city of Jönköping, Sweden.

The harsh cold from lake Vättern and lacking music scene puts its mark in their music. Their alternative rock with hints of emo/ambience splits reality and dreams of getting out of hiding. The lyrics are a reflection of what’s behind the mask.

PACIFIST (Indian Post-Hardcore) stream debut EP on IdiotEQ

Pacifist is a Mumbai based post-hardcore act that takes inspiration from the anxiety & despair of urban existence as much as it is inspired by the lyrical & emotive range of 90s hardcore, the minimalism & loud-soft dynamics of post-punk, coupled with a sound that’s awash in noise & melodic crescendos to deliver powerful, fuelled performances. Their debut EP ‘Greyscale Dreams’ set the soundtrack tot he desolation & despair of urban existential angst.

Mumbai’s PACIFIST encapsulates diversity of post hardcore; premiere new passionate EP

Horse Jumper Of Love share new single ‘Nature’

“As Horse Jumper of Love, Dimitri Giannopoulos, John Margaris and Jamie Vadala-Doran stitch together inquisitive and gripping slowcore out of everyday passing moments…Today, they’re sharing hypnotic lead single “Poison,” a song magnifying the slow drip of repetitions that build a lifetime.” – The Fader