#tgif edition – @skopemag news for june 28, 2019 @ 11 am est

Stephen Puth Releases Music Video For LOOK AWAY Today Via Arista Records

Today, Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and musician Stephen Puth releases the official music video for his critically praised new single, “Look Away” via Arista Records. Penned by Stephen along with his brother and fellow musician, Charlie Puth, “Look Away” arrives as the third single from Stephen, following “Sexual Vibe” and “Half Gone.”


Kikagaku Moyo announces Fall North American tour dates

Kikagaku Moyo announces Fall tour dates!

The band returns in October through November for a full North American tour in support of their new album. Masana Temples is out now on Guruguru Brain and you can buy the album on Bandcamp.

Chronixx Teams Up with Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber and Koffee Ahead of Dread & Terrible Re-Release

This Friday (June 28), Jamaican reggae star Chronixx re-issues the deluxe edition of his seminal project, Dread & Terrible (via Soul Circle/Seed Distribution) on its five-year anniversary. This re-release contains 11 tracks such as his now-certified classics “Here Comes Trouble,” “Capture Land,” and “Spirulina.” Another standout is the previously unreleased “Jah Is There,” produced by Chronixx. The song was intended for Dread & Terrible, but did not make it in time for production. The introspective track is accompanied by an animated lyric video by artist Tom Kariv.

Collapsing Scenery shares new video; debut album out this Friday

LA / NYC electro duo Collapsing Scenery (Don De Vore and Reggie Debris) have shared the video for their latest single “All The Way Alive” from their anticipated debut album Stress Positions (out this Friday, June 28 via Metropolitan Indian). The video, which was directed by the band’s own Don De Vore, premiered via CVLT NATION, who called it “a glorious presentation of Los Angeles the way you live it rather than the way you see it on TV.” Watch the video HERE.

Madonna Releases Powerful Video For “God Control”

Madonna today unveiled a powerful video for “God Control” from her new album Madame X. Directed by frequent Madonna video collaborator Jonas Åkerlund, the visually-arresting video unites art and activism as it addresses the important topic of gun control.

Mono/Poly announces ‘Monotomic’ LP ft Kaytranada, Kimbra, Thundercat

Today Los Angeles based music producer Mono/Poly, aka Charles Dickerson, announces his forthcoming full-length album, Monotomic, out July 26, 2019 via NAYMLIS Records. The 13-track LP, his most immersive yet accessible album yet, features Kaytranda, Kimbra, Thundercat, Alyss, and more. Inspired by a lucid dream, Monotomic, continues to showcase Mono/Poly’s rich, textured sonic interpretation of abstract experiences and life-changing moments. He also confirms a worldwide tour in support of the new album including release shows in London, NYC, LA and more– all announced dates below.


Progressive metalcore quintet Artificial Oceans continues the positive gradation of its release schedule (after the powerful “Glass Cannon” and the emotional, Heart Support-endorsed “Safe Haven”) with the launch of the most recent single off the band’s latest EP (“Distance”) – the emotionally charged “Commonplace”! A ruthless, hard-hitting song that presents some serious groove and bouncy riffs and is sure to get the crowd on their feet (as showcased by the accompanying video), “Commonplace” is a song with anthemic choruses, undeniably crunching heaviness and the unrelenting level of aggression, which explores the progcore territories that the formation is determined to explore, with its very well polished and clear, crisp and consistent, heavy hitting atmosphere that pairs relentlessly aggressive vocals, soaring choruses and catchy, energetic riffing in one diligently diversified smasher that is fueled with pure angst.

Mat Kearney’s “City of Black and White Revisited” EP Out Friday

On Friday, Mat Kearney is set to release his City of Black & White Revisited EP, commemorating the 10-year anniversary of Kearney’s second studio album and one of his fan-favorite releases, 2009’s City of Black & White LP. The EP is set to feature “All I Have,” “City of Black & White,” “Fire & Rain,” “New York to California,” and GOLD single “Closer to Love.” Through the experience, Kearney said, “the songs took on a life of their own and gave me a new love from some of the them that I’ve been singing for a while now.”

More about Photo Ops – “Time For An Innocent Song”

Los Angeles singer/songwriter Terry Price creates achingly beautiful, folk-tinged dream pop under the name Photo Ops. His voice is unmistakable – resonant and clear with an edge of suffering. The songs are compact and upbeat, richly textured, and full of lyrical insights about beauty, pain, and the connections between people.

Sunscreen share new single ‘High Over Love’ + announce new EP

“The band have drawn references and comparisons to the Cocteau Twins and The Go-Betweens and we can hear that but there’s also a solid sense of their own songwriting skills and style.” – Noisey / Vice

WOODY PITNEY returns with new single ‘Do You Feel The Same’

“Expect to hear a lot more from this talented young performer in the near future, he’s got success written all over him” – Indie Shuffle

Miami’s FIRSTWORLD Releases Dream-State Video For “Just a Feeling”

This song explores sexual anxiety through the scope of lust and how it affects one’s perspective on love and monogamy. When two people first enter into sexual relations, the main question surrounding the nature of the association is normally “what is this, and what are we?” When someone lusts for someone else, the idea of being committed to that person isn’t always at the forefront of one’s mind. Sex becomes more of a means to an end, that end being satisfaction. However, when one is in love with someone else, there are more emotions and feelings involved. Sex becomes more of an act of romantic passion, given with care and affection toward the other person.

Take the Destination Anaheim Rock n Roll Song and Inject it!

Emma is unique in that although she holds and understands the realm of rock n roll very well she is also someone who enjoys nature very much. Currently hiking the southwest and western region of North America she resides on a farm back east. Complex? Maybe, but we prefer to find her the definition of rock… wickedly interesting!

Ancient Oak Consort – new singer and new album

Ancient Oak Consort introduce their new singer Chiara di Mare, already known as front woman of the symphonic metal band Aresea.

Ancient Oak Consort was born in 1995, founded by Andrea Vaccarella (composer/guitarist). The 1th album Ancient Oak, released in 1997; the 2th album The Acoustic Resonance of Soul, released in 2006.Ancient Oak Consort is a Rock-Progressive-Metal band with Chamber Music and Mediterranean Folk influences.Ancient Oak Consort is a project composed of 3 fixed members and special guests. Why Consort? Because in Renaissance music Consort means that some musicians play music with the founding musicians. The important thing is the use of classic guitar and the compositions of chamber music inspired by great composers like Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota.

ENVENOMED: Release New Single & Video ‘Abandon Hope’

After the release of Metal United the bonus track for the great worldwide Metal United World Wide-Festival. Envenomed now release their first official single and video Abandon Hope from the upcoming album The Walking Shred (release date: 5 July 2019).

Toronto’s Swagger Rite SKRRTs in His “Drop Top” with Flipp Dinero & Yella Beezy

Swagger Rite is the standard-bearer for Toronto’s trap scene. Recruiting Yella Beezy and Flipp Dinero for a top-down turn-up anthem, Swagger Rite shares “Drop Top,” his latest single. Powered by plunking pianos, the single finds Swagger Rite slipping into a trance, listing his array of topless automobiles. The track is bookended by a pair of standout verses in disparate styles, as Dallas rhymer Yella Beezy twists his southern drawl into knots and Brooklyn’s Flipp Dinero foregoes melody for a ferocious flurry of triplets. The first high-profile collaboration for an artist who built a fanbase without relying on features, “Drop Top” demonstrates Swagger Rite’s infectious style and proves that he can hold his own with rap game heavy-hitters.