@skopemag news for june 20, 2019 @ noon est


Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Sabrina Claudio and Wale have released their new song “All My Love” – the collaboration is available now via Atlantic Records. Listen HERE.

Light Organ – ‘Pekoe Cat – Jungle Cop’

“I have a very vague memory of toddler me playing some game on NES where a guy with a motorcycle helmet goes around shooting up the city. That’s what inspired the song. I have no idea how accurate those memories are or if that game even exists. And I think I should be a little concerned if that’s the kind of thing I consider to me a fond memory. Either way, it’s the closest I’ve ever come to achieving the sound I was going for.”

Florida Georgia Line hosts surprise performance at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

On Saturday, June 15, Florida Georgia Line along with Dan + Shay, Morgan Wallen, HARDY, and Canaan Smith made a special visit to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in Memphis, Tennessee, to play for the patients and their families ahead of the duo’s 2019 CAN’T SAY I AIN’T COUNTRY tour stop that night in Southaven, Mississippi.

Bonnie Doon release “Panty Twister” music video / summer tour dates

“We wanted to make a music video that showcased the opulence of being on a boat like in 90s rap videos we love and well… anything to do with sailing culture. Although, as a punk band, we are more like the underwater monstars than boat kweens; it was a really fun video to film, except when I got sea sick and was still eating shrimp in a shark suit with no railing to hold onto. The song is about getting your bathing suit all twisted from riding waterslides and this is our interpretation – see in it what you like! Some people say it is all a metaphor for cunnilingus.” – Director/Editor & Bassist Les666

BRKN LOVE Premiere “Shot Down” Video At Substream

“When we came up with idea to shoot a video like this, we wanted to it to reflect the sound of the song, which is raw and unfiltered,” Benlolo told Substream. “We didn’t need anything complicated — just a great view of us doing what we do in this sort of mystical ether. ‘Shot Down’ is two and a half minutes of non-stop bulldozing. It was one of the last songs written for our record. I wanted something that crushed from the minute it started to the second it stopped. I’m happy to say that I think we achieved just that. Having this as the initial view into the BRKN LOVE universe is very exciting and important to us. We hope you enjoy and keep on rocking.”

PREMIERE: BRKN LOVE bring the energy in “Shot Down” music video

Tae & The Wave new single “2002”

Alt-pop artist, Tae & The Wave, reminisce on the early aughts on new single, “2002,” out June 14th, 2019. Celebrating 10 years in Los Angeles with the release of his fifth single, Tae & The Wave has been hard at work defining himself as an artist unafraid to experiment with pop norms. Over the past ten years, he’s developed a dedicated following playing at classic LA venues like The Hotel Cafe and music festivals including two of Ohio’s largest festivals, Numbers Music Fest and Breakaway Music Festival. Tae & The Wave has performed alongside major artists like Halsey and Khalid, seamlessly blending in with the best of pop music via his chill-inducing electro beats and hooky melodies.

GOSH strike at the heart with provocative new single ‘Say Another Thing’

Following the success of, ‘Never Lose You’, which garnered spins from national community radio and support from Triple J unearthed, GOSH are back with their unique blend of inciting lyrics and indie-rock, in their latest single ‘Say Another Thing’. The four-piece band from Wollongong are on a steady incline as they gather new fans and turn heads from Australian tastemakers across the country, joining Pacific Avenue for shows in Sydney and Melbourne this June.

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.”

People Exclusive – Nashville Songwriter Haley Stevens Channels Heartbreak

Nashville singer songwriter Haley Stevens shared details about her heartbreaking relationship with Bachelorette front-runner, Jed, in an exclusive interview with People today. Wanting to convey a message of empowerment and inspiration for other women, Stevens felt she had to come forward after journalists contacted her threatening to leak the relationship. It was important for Stevens to tell her story describing how she channeled her sadness into writing and recording new music for her duo Sweet Leah.

Lucy & La Mer is the LA-based indie project of singer/songwriter Lucy LaForge.

Known for her bright melodies and disarming lyrics, Lucy wrote her debut EP Little Spoon while living aboard a sailboat after a bad breakup. The folk pop EP charted on College Radio in 2015, followed by a national tour and 2 semi-finalist spots in the International Songwriter Contest.

After landing in LA, Lucy began performing live with a full band and caught the attention of major press like the LA Times. Lead by Lucy’s welcoming stage presence and unmistakable attire (the band wears colorful bowties and decorates the stage), their live shows have gained attention for their interactive audience participation and focus on community activism.

Sofi Tukker announce European Headline Tour | Tickets on-sale this Friday at 10am

Just ahead of embarking on their vibrant summer festival tour, SOFI TUKKER have announced a fall headline tour of North American and Europe, the R.I.P. Shame World Tour. Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern are on “a mission to kill shame one loose dance party at a time,” and are planning an entirely new show that will follow the release of a new body of work this fall.