@skopemag news for june 27, 2019 @ 1:30 pm est


KORN has announced details of their widely anticipated new LP, THE NOTHING, which will be released September 13th on Roadrunner Records / Elektra (album art / track listing below). Today, the band has shared the album’s first single “You’ll Never Find Me,” which is available at all DSPs along with a visualizer streaming on KORN’s YouTube channel.

The Goa Express release the urgent new wave of ‘The Day’ on the 5th of July!

The Goa Express release their urgent new single ‘The Day’ on Friday the 5th of July. Recorded at Champ Zone with Nathan Saoudi (Fat White Family), it rattles with an unstoppable new wave rhythm, shudders with abrasive guitars and with vocals that sneer with the spirit of seizing the day while everything is falling apart around you, their sound may rustle with the ghosts of acts like The Stooges, Psychedelic Furs and contemporaries like Shame, but the Goa Express possesses youthful energy, northern spite and ever-evolving sound all of their own. The band’s frontman James Douglas Clarke says ‘The new tracks are about moving out to university and getting caught for doing shit whilst there and also about the fake, social media platform of our society, lick arses and how everybody wants to pretend that they’re friends.’

Emma Lamontagne – Listen to “Love Games”

“Love Games” is about the realities of the online dating world. A year ago, I was going through a breakup and my friends signed me up for Tinder so I could “get myself back out there.” I think I swiped no to almost everybody in Ottawa, but inevitably I ended up matching with someone I knew and we hit it off. Just as it was leading up to that first date, I was ghosted.


Earlier this month, Irish “new wave trad” quintet Beoga released their latest track “Let You Go” featuring Anderson East. The band and Anderson recently got together in Nashville to tour a whiskey distillery and discuss their collaboration – watch HERE.

THE END A.D. – New Single + Video / Download

Philadelphia’s Female Fronted Metal / Hardcore / Punk band The End A.D. was formed in 2014 and has members from some of the filthiest bands to ever plague the city of brotherly love. Ami Friend who is one of the most exciting singers to see live joined The End A.D. on vocals back in May of 2017.

The End A.D. has already pounded out two releases since Ami joined the band: Their 12inch color vinyl EP “The Smell of Despair” via Kill Time Records and their split cassette release “Sermon of Violence” with the all female Thrash band Tormentress from Singapore via Hellforced Records.

The Building unveil ‘PETRA’ acclaimed musician Anthony LaMarca aka The Building

PETRA was written, produced, and performed by acclaimed multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Anthony LaMarca, also known for his role as guitarist in The War On Drugs. Like so many Midwestern musicians before him, LaMarca left his beloved hometown of Youngstown, OH for Brooklyn but returned in 2014 and began work as The Building, often joined by his brother Angelo (guitar) and wife Megan (cello) on a series of EPs and albums – including 2018’s acclaimed RECONCILIATION – released via Peppermint Records.


Fresh off her two wins at the 2019 BET Awards – Album of the Year for Invasion of Privacy and Best Female Hip-Hop Artist – Cardi has released the much anticipated music video to her newest hit single “Press,” directed by long time collaborator Jora Frantzis.


Spencer Thomson of Moon Taxi explains: “The song ‘Restless’ was inspired by the innovative spirit of trailblazers like Steve Jobs. When we wrote ‘Restless,’ we wanted to create a song that paid homage to that spirit of invention. These pioneers didn’t settle for the status quo and were able to see the world from a different view. So often they started from humble beginnings, starting out in garages or out of someone’s house, not unlike a lot of rock ‘n roll bands and artists. We tried to have the track capture a mix of that punk rock energy mixed with futuristic sounding elements. We’re excited to have ‘Restless’ out in the world.”


The Chicago-raised singer, songwriter, and genre-shifter has quietly become a hot topic of conversation. Her global streams just exceeded 50 million and counting as recent singles “Me & You” [5+ million streams] and “Lonely Nights” [3.5 million streams] continue heating up. Her voice has also resounded from behind-the-scenes as a sought-after collaborator in the studio and from the stage as a true pop maverick. Recently, she spoke to both NPR and Rolling Stone regarding her contributions to Ariana Grande’s latest release thank u, next, and she sat down with ET Live for an extensive interview about her own artistry

Facebook Marketing for Musicians

Facebook marketing is still a great platform for musicians to post and engage their audience on, even with Instagram having a strong following for those under the age of 30. It’s all about what goal you’re trying to achieve and having a strong marketing strategy behind it.

We’ll go over some best practices for both organic and paid advertising efforts to not only help you increase engagement on posts, but also get you more streams, purchases on merch and concert tickets — so that you actually see more money for the time you put into Facebook.

Facebook Marketing for Musicians Guide

Fantastic Negrito shares new video from GRAMMY winning album

Fantastic Negrito is marking the one year anniversary of his GRAMMY® Award-winning album, PLEASE DON’T BE DEAD, with the premiere of a powerful new companion video. “The Suit That Won’t Come Off” is streaming now at Fantastic Negrito’s official YouTube channel HERE. A special closed captioned version of the video is also available to stream on Fantastic Negrito’s official Facebook page with a donation link to the Braille Institute.

Liam Duncan New Single ‘Broken Hearted’

Liam Duncan is a songwriter, artist and audio engineer, who will make an impression on your ears. 2019 will see Duncan touring and of course, creating new music. The upcoming album release will feature notable friends alongside Howard Redekopp (Tegan & Sara, Mother Mother, New Pornographers, etc.).


“I want kids from all over the world to feel like they can make it no matter where they’re from,” Brian says of “Yellow.” “I see myself in the same boat that many have traveled in before in hopes of reaching something better. This song is for the past, present, and future generations who brave new worlds with nothing guaranteed.”

Ashley Sofia To Release Sophomore Album, ‘Shades of Blue’

Folk-rock singer-songwriter Ashley Sofia grew up in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, where her father — a former merchant marine — taught her the art of storytelling and folk songs on the same guitar he traveled the world with. Throughout her 20s, Sofia ventured across the United States, as well, writing the songs that would become Shades of Blue, her sophomore album set to be released on September 6. Wide Open Country premiered the first single, ” Make You Love Me Too,” a neo-western tale of infatuation written for the feature-length film Goodland.


Diplo’s Major Lazer debuts the video for summer single “Make It Hot” featuring Brazilian superstar Anitta today, in partnership with BACARDI. The song unites Spanish-language vocals from Anitta with the group’s dancehall-inspired signature sound. Watch the Jovan Todorovic-directed video here.

Atmosphere Drops New Music Video: “Specificity”

Today, Rhymesayers Entertainment’s flagship hip-hop duo Atmosphere unveils a new music video: “Specificity.” Set in the midst of turmoil, the visual follows frontman Slug as he weaves among waves of civilians and police. Directed by Johannes Roth, the backdrop for “Specificity” is perhaps representative of the unrest prevalent, both externally and internally.


With Atlantic chairman/CEO Craig Kallman and Amazing Music CEO Bruce Tyler serving as A&R, “Simple Things” is already being buzzed about as one of the surprise hits of 2019. Produced by and co-written with Michael Poleman and Morgan Taylor Reid, the new single follows the international acclaim Cardinale earned with his track “Made For You,” which was featured in a global campaign for Coca-Cola, garnering more than 100 million impressions worldwide. The companion music video for “Simple Things” is currently in pre-production. In the meantime, the song’s lyric video can be viewed HERE.