@skopemag news for june 24, 2019 @ 1:15 pm est

Dana Williams Releases Music Video for Single “Holiday”

L.A. based Dana Williams who recently released “Holiday” her first single off her upcoming project for KIDinaKORNER/Island Records, has revealed a music video for the track. The visually stunning video was directed Naomi Christie. About the video Dana comments, “When Naomi Christie [the director] found this ethereal pink pool, I knew it was the perfect location for the song. This is one of my favorite videos because it beautifully reflects the light melody and heavy production with the soft visuals and dark twist at the end.” The video comes with a twist – so make sure you watch until the end!

Dylan Brady Releases New Video for Ultimate Break-Up Song “Over Us”

On the heels of that success, Brady releases his first music video for the reflective track Rolling Stone describes as a “nostalgic, radio-friendly anthem.” Taste of Country premiered the video yesterday with Brady sharing exclusively, “with ‘Over Us,’ I had a clear vision from the very beginning of the writing process of what the emotion of the song would look like in the video.” Shot on the backroads of east Tennessee the video was directed by Austin Peckham and perfectly captures the angst of the song.

Vic Mensa & Jesse Rutherford announce Heads & Tails tour

Vic Mensa has just announced Heads & Tails, a co-headlining US tour with Jesse Rutherford (of The Neighbourhood). For each night of the 14 date tour the headliner will be determined by a coin toss.

For the tour Vic will be performing new music by 93PUNX, his new outlet that experiments with some of his rock influences via an anthemic and singular fusion of alternative rock, rap, and punk. The project made waves last week when they shared their first song/video, “Camp America,” a poignant and scathing critique of the current administration’s family separation immigration policy. The impact of the video led to an interview with Ari Melber on MSNBC’s The Beat, in addition to widespread condemnation across the right wing media spectrum, including The Daily Mail, Breitbart, and more.

D-Sol returns with “Rescue Me (feat. Alex Newell)”

Building on the success of his first two releases, “Don’t Stop” and “Feel Alive,” D-Sol (aka David Solomon) is back with a summer scorcher – his dancefloor re-interpretation of the 1965 Fontella Bass classic “Rescue Me.”

Mustard Album “Perfect Ten” Available For Pre-Order

Award-winning music producer Mustard’s eagerly anticipated album, Perfect Ten, is now available for pre-order. The platinum-selling single “Pure Water” with Migos, the follow up “100 Bands,” featuring, Quavo, YG and Meek Mill and “On GOD” with YG, Tyga, A$AP Ferg and A$AP Rocky are the project’s designated instant-grat tracks.

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Release New Self-Titled Album with New Video for Single “You & Die”

Dead by Wednesday is available for interviews and the record is available for review!!

New England’s leading metal band, DEAD BY WEDNESDAY released their self-titled full length album on April 19th, 2019 through Combat Records/ EMP Label Group. In addition, DBW released their new video for the first single off the record titled “You & Die.”

Cierra Ramirez, TRIBECA/EMPIRE artist and star of TV show, Good Trouble Releases HOT single

Tribeca Music/EMPIRE recording artist and star of the Freeform hit TV show ‘Good Trouble’ Cierra Ramirez today releases her infectious and ultra-relatable new single and video’ “Broke Us” featuring Trevor Jackson, star of Freeform’s hit show, Grown-ish, and also an EMPIRE recording artist.

Elite Daily who just published a “first look” of the video as it went live on You Tube Premieres, said, “Cue Nelly’s “Hot In Herre,” because Cierra Ramirez and Trevor Jackson’s “Broke Us” music video is sooo steamy…The couple’s voices sound beautiful together, but the music video told a different story, one where the couple wasn’t exactly a perfect match.”


Grammy nominated California rock heavyweights, blink-182, premiere new track “Generational Divide” from their highly anticipated new album via Columbia Records.

The Sighs’ Robert LaRoche Announces Solo EP

“Lead single, ‘Drawn To You’, opens with a Beach-Boys/barbershop quartet style harmony, before dropping into an Everly Brothers guitar and vocal verse, sewn together with drums. It’s upbeat and downright jolly, as LaRoche sings to the object of his affections about how much he’s drawn to them. Close your eyes and listen to the music, be transported on the wave of retro guitar. This song could be placed anywhere between 1957 and now; the jaunty, jangly guitar evoking in equal parts The Merseyside sound, even The Shadows, as much as Buddy Holly and The Beach Boys – you can feel how much The Beatles were influenced by Holly early in their career, just by listening to this track.” – Essentially Pop

Robert LaRoche Channels The Everly Brothers With New Single ‘Drawn To You’ From Upcoming EP ‘A Thousand Shades’

Luke Rathborne Releases New Song, “Depending”

Luke Rathborne announces today a new release, the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Maine singer/songwriter who since moving to New York has garnered an impressive following through the release of “Soft”. Today, Rathborne has a new song to share – “Depending” a hushed atmospheric acoustic ballad recorded with co-producer Yale Yng-Wong the Winter which follows the trials of love found and lost.

Christopher Esse is Calling on YOU to Save the World in Single “I’ll Save The World”, Announces New Album

Christopher Esse is on a mission to share his 4 piece rock narrative with the world. And today he is releasing “I’ll Save The World”, the first look into RESONANCE Part 1: John Doe Saves the World It’s a vintage, organ driven pop song that explores dealing with personal depression and the feeling of captivity in a relationship, along with the self-destructive nature of desire and wanting something too much.

First Listen: Christopher Esse – I’ll Save the World

Manuel The Band. (Long Beach, CA) Debut LP ‘Room For Complication’

Long Beach, CA’s Manuel The Band. have just released their debut album, ‘Room for Complication.’

Frontman Manuel Grajeda says, “One thing I love about this band is the ability of all the players to take what was initially an acoustic song and bring more life to it through instrumentation and composition.”

Dirt-pop single “Heartbreak Jewelry”

The debut single from Gone Sugar Die (with members of The Bravery playing together for the first time in nearly 10 years, Teenage Wrist and Patrick of The Cut Losses) is here, called Heartbreak Jewelry!

Skope News: Albi & The Wolves – ‘This Is War’

“This Is War”, the new single from the New Zealand Americana trio, rallies the frustrations of being taken advantage of by a person and makes a prolific stand, once and for all. The liberation of writing “This Is War” and its upbeat, churning grooves rise throughout the melody, sifting through the scattered ashes of an unhealthy relationship and walking away with dignity. “This Is War” is the title track off of the upcoming album, and is out June 17 on Second Hand Records.


Los Angeles based rock sorceress, Jesse Jo Stark, is unveiling a new track, the beautiful ballad ‘Lady Bird’, along with an accompanying video. The song is her fourth standalone single following the debut of her EP last year, Dandelion. Co-produced by Stark’s guitarist Thomas Hunter of The Heavy, the song unveils a more delicate side to the singer/songwriter.

2019’s Most Patriotic States in America – WalletHub Study

With Americans preparing to show their national pride this Fourth of July, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Most Patriotic States in America as well as accompanying videos.

To determine where Americans have the most red, white and blue pride, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 13 key indicators of patriotism. The data set ranges from average number of military enlistees to share of adults who voted in the 2016 presidential election to AmeriCorps volunteers per capita.