weekend edition – @skopemag news for june 22, 2019 @ 8 am est

Birmingham’s Jaco Shares New Single + Video

“With a sound reminding us of the likes of Syd Barrett’s Pink Floyd, The Who, and even Jethro Tull, the psych folk/rock vibe of Birmingham Alabama artist Jaco’s song ‘Shoe’ takes us back to a time when things were a lot simpler, if in reality not too different politically.” – Essentially Pop

Cigarettes After Sex Return This Fall W/ Global Tour

Cigarettes After Sex will return this fall for a global headline tour. The new dates include stops at The Wiltern (Oct 3) in LA, and Brooklyn Steel (Oct 24) + Webster Hall (Oct 23) in NYC. Full routing below, new dates in bold. All new dates will be available via pre-sale at 9AM local time tomorrow June 19 through June 20 at 10 PM local time. General on-sale Friday June 21 at 9AM local time.

new music coming soon.love you…

Posted by Cigarettes After Sex on Monday, June 17, 2019


Atlantic Records recording artist Sueco The Child has unveiled the official video for his massive viral single, “Fast.” Directed by RJ Sanchez (Migos, Travis Scott, Young Thug), the hilarious clip premiered today via COMPLEX with the outlet praising, “The visual highlight’s the Los Angeles artist’s sense of humor while also critiquing the concept of “clout.” We see Sueco & Co. running amok in a department store, posing next to cars that aren’t theirs, taking up horseback riding, and making beats on a woman’s buttocks.”

Georgia Anne Muldrow New Album Release: “VWETO II”

The names people invoke when trying to describe Georgia Anne Muldrow are unavoidably, almost impossibly lofty: Nina Simone and Alice Coltrane, Erykah Badu and Ella Fitzgerald. The Los Angeles-bred singer, songwriter, and musician is all and none of these things –– she’s able to channel the greats from decades past in soul, R&B, and jazz, but her own music is too subversive, too forward-thinking to be cordoned off as a footnote to any one lineage. Over the course of a career that spans dozens of releases and ropes in a wide array of talented collaborators, it would appear that Muldrow has explored every nook and crevice of her tastes and talents. And yet, after nearly 15 years, each new turn in her catalog is a step directly into the unknown.

RJMrLA Has His CashApp Goin’ Brazy on the New “Rat Race” Single

“RJ has built a huge regional following in the West Coast, perfecting his hard uncompromising Cali street sound on this year’s OMMIO 3.” – HotNewHipHop

Kris Kelly explores LGBTQ+ identity on new single “Cracked Porcelain”

Kris Kelly has released his newest single “Cracked Porcelain,” featuring an all-star team of musicians including Todd Sickafoose (“Hadestown”, Ani DiFranco) on bass and arrangements by John Philip Shenale (Tori Amos). The track will appear on his forthcoming album Runaways, due out on August 29th.

Lee Burridge & Lost Desert Announce New Album ‘Melt’

Today, global house music icon Lee Burridge and Belgian studio impresario Lost Desert have announced their debut collaborative album, Melt, set for release July 19 on All Day I Dream. The album will act as Lee’s first complete body of work, fusing his history of entrancing dancefloors around the world with the production know-all that has made Lost Desert one of melodic house’s most expressive characters.


“Ardent supporters of R&B have been clamoring for a new heartthrob to take the genre by storm, and so far, YK Osiris is making his case to be the one to do it….with two strong singles, the Florida-based crooner is positioning himself for a long run in in the genre…don’t be shocked if ‘Worth It’ becomes inescapable by the end of the spring.” – Billboard

DaBaby Joins YK Osiris On His New Single ‘Freaky Dancer’ — Listen

Jay Nash releases new single “Keepers of the Time”

“Keepers of the Time” is Jay’s first solo music since 2015. Over the last several years Jay has been dedicating his time to TFDI and The Contenders. In 2017 TFDI released an EP and a full length album with Josh Day as The Contenders.

INVITE: Kygo Performing at PrideFestival Utopia in NYC on June 30th

Global superstar, producer and DJ, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll – a.k.a. Kygo will take the stage for PrideFestival’s closing party, where all net proceeds will be donated to LGBTQ charities, on June 30th at Javits Center.

Ariana Grande Announces Additional North American Dates to The Sweetener World Tour

Due to overwhelming fan demand, multi-platinum, record-breaking superstar Ariana Grande has announced additional North American dates to The Sweetener World Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the renowned tour adds 19 dates including new stops in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and more this Fall. The tour kicked off earlier this year at Times Union Center in Albany, NY and has been met with fan and critical praise alike.


Melodic death metallists Fragmentum will continue to increase their growing buzz on the road. FResh off dates supporting Children of Bodom in the US, the Belgian band are now set to support Soulfly in late June, with multiple dates in both Germany and in France.


THE NEW ROSES Release New Video For “Down By The River”

German Hard Rockers THE NEW ROSES are back to climb the rock Olympus with their fourth studio album “Nothing But Wild!” After successful live appearances all over the world, lately opening for KISS, and the invitation to tour with the legendary Scorpions in summer, the four-piece, centered around vocalist/guitarist Timmy Rough is ready to deliver the long awaited follow up for “One For The Road” (2017), which hit the top 20 in Germany.


Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist Logic (aka Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, aka Bobby Hall) has announced a joint venture with Def Jam Recordings for his new label, BobbyBoy Records, formerly known as Elysium Records.

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Glen Campbell’s Remarkable Life and Catalog Celebrated With Career-Spanning Box Set

Originally released in 2003, this lavish four-disc anthology collects 78 beloved songs that beautifully tell the Rhinestone Cowboy’s remarkable sonic story, beginning with his earliest songs, traveling through his indelible classic hits—”Gentle On My Mind,” “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” “Galveston,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Southern Nights”—and culminating with his final recordings. This comprehensive collection includes all of Campbell’s best-known and favorite songs and chronologically charts his meteoric rise that made him a GRAMMY®-winning, global pop/country superstar for over six decades with sales totaling more than 50 million albums.

Leslie Stevens’ new album ‘Sinner’ out August 23 via Thirty Tigers

She’ll be hitting the road this fall in support of the new record. You can find a complete list of tour dates below. Stevens’ has garnered raves from the likes of NPR Music who describe her saying “her soft, clear voice remains the focal point, while her alt-country sound recalls the Laurel Canyon day of The Flying Burrito Brothers” while Los Angeles Times called her “one of the cities best.”

Green Buzzard ponders on solitude with nostalgic indie rock single ‘I Don’t Want To Be Alone’

‘I Don’t Want To Be Alone’, the first new music from Green Buzzard in almost two years, is well worth the wait.

Produced by Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Weezer) at his rambling LA studio, the single marks a new chapter for the Sydney based project of singer and guitarist Paddy Harrowsmith.

Lo-Fi-Fnk’s Leo Drougge shares single, “Say Oh La La” as LD Donovan

Swedish producer Leo Drougge releases his infectious and bittersweet debut electro-pop track “Say Oh La La” from Kitsuné Musique today.

FUKC Unveil New Single “Not My History”, Debut EP “Je Suis Meh” Out July 10th

British/French indie pop duo FUKC (ef – u – kay – si) unveil their stunning new single ‘Not My History’, out today on all digital platforms. A more stripped back offering than their previous releases, the track reveals a softer side to the duo giving fans yet another glimpse of what’s to come from this exciting new band.

‘WANE FROM NOW’ – electro-pop perfection from SCORECARD

Having just moved to London, Jack was on the lookout for collaborators to help perform the music he had been writing at art school. An introduction through a mutual friend lead him to Dom, who was studying Popular Music at Goldsmiths. Their closely aligned creative vision soon found them forming a collaborative duo. Since then, they’ve been steadily refining their combined sound, pairing Jack’s lyrical imagery of mythologised pop-culture adolescence with Dom’s mutated pop productions. This EP is a first glimpse into the meeting point of their two musical identities.

Luna Shadows celebrates girls who skate in new video / RIYL Grimes, Muna  

Luna Shadows is thrilled to unveil her new single, “god.drugs.u” and the accompanying video, directed, produced, styled, edited, & starring a nearly exclusively female-identifying cast & crew and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

As an artist, producer, songwriter, & multi-instrumentalist creating alternative pop with a dark melancholy and a California twist, she is firmly routed in a DIY aesthetic and oversees and executes the audio and visual for her projects from beginning to end.

Oakland psych r&b band Bells Atlas share stunning “The Mystic” video with Nothing But The Wax

Bells Atlas’ latest offering ‘The Mystic’ digs further into their soulful buoyancy to explore both sound and storytelling. Sandra Lawson-Ndu, Douglas Stuart, Geneva Harrison, and Derek Barber stumbled upon a new process for songwriting– of which included sampling grainy phone recordings of the band’s drummer — that elevates Bells Atlas’ already unique approach to psychedelic R&B. The spontaneity of The Mystic’s creative process results in a raw, cosmic sound that is mirrored in its lyrics. The record is a sci-fi fantasy of two first-generation Nigerian American women coming to terms with a mental health diagnosis, and at the same time, a very universal exploration of how we make sense of reality. Today the band share their video for “the mystic” with Nothing But The Wax. You can watch here. The video is collaboration with the The House of Malico production company (an Oakland based production team that includes mc / filmmaker Queens D. Light)

The Ocean Blue – new single + NPR Weekend Edition

You may know the band from their 1989 debut with songs like “Between Something and Nothing” on Sire Records (Madonna, The Cure, The Smiths, Talking Heads, the Ramones, etc) – the four teenagers from Hershey, PA had widespread acclaim, Top 10 Modern Rock/College Radio & MTV airplay…Frontman David Schelzel is also part of international supergroup 5 Billion in Diamonds led by legendary producer/drummer Butch Vig, making music with alumni of Spiritualized, Soundtrack of Our Lives, Echo & the Bunnymen and more.


“I am so excited about the release of Phone Down. This track means a lot to me, it was the song that got me my record deal and to have Baby on it is amazing. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it!” – Stefflon Don

THE FELL Release Official Music Video for “Dancing on a Glass Floor”

Alternative Rock Band THE FELL–Stephen Vickers (vocals), Mike Krompass (guitars), Billy Sheehan (bass), Scott Westervelt (keys), Rich Redmond (drums)–has released the official music video for their new single, “Dancing On A Glass Floor.”

Ras Kass Releases New Single “Guns N Roses” feat. Styles P and Lil Fame

Today, legendary West Coast rapper Ras Kass releases a new single, “Guns N Roses” feat. Styles P and Lil Fame, and unveils the release date July 26 for his next LP, Soul on Ice 2. “Guns N Roses” premiered on HipHopDX, and finds Ras wrecking a dusty psychedelic flip with M.O.P and Styles P. It’s a classic four alarm, bring-the-big-guns assault; a tunnel banger for the second decade of the 21st Century.