#tgif edition – @skopemag news for june 28, 2019 @ 2 pm est

Jacobs Run – New Single “Sleepwalking”

Australian indie rock trio Jacobs Run, have enjoyed local and USA radio support for their singles “Hold On A Minute”, “Use”, “Better Days” and “So Beautiful”. Their music blends bold layers of guitar, strings and orchestration with captivating melodies along the lines of Oasis, The Verve, Snow Patrol, Stereophonics and Smashing Pumpkins.

Magpie Blue shares music video for debut single ‘Just In Time’

Today, Scottish singer songwriter and lyricist, Magpie Blue shares the atmospheric music video for her debut single ‘Just In Time’, released via Seahorse Music. Directed and beautifully shot on Edinburgh’s breathtaking Portobello beach, by rising filmmaker Jude Thomas (Liverpool Philharmonic, Mitre)

Slaughter Beach, Dog share new single ‘Heart Attack’

Philadelphia’s Slaughter Beach, Dog – which began as the solo project of Jake Ewald (Modern Baseball) but has grown into a band with the addition of bassist Ian Farmer (Modern Baseball), Nick Harris (All Dogs) and Zack Robbins (Superheaven) – recently announced a new record, entitled Safe And Also No Fear. Out August 2nd, 2019 on Big Scary Monsters, it is available for pre-order.


Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson is back with one of the most intriguing album concepts of recent years. ‘Stranger Songs’ is a collection of ’80s tinged synth-pop anthems inspired by the Netflix smash ‘Stranger Things’. The album is out tomorrow – a week ahead of the July 4th premiere of the show’s third season.

ONLY SUN – Announce New Single “It’ll Be Alright” Out 27th June On Closeup + Autumn UK Tour

Initially written one drab, rainy day in High Wycombe as the band found themselves daydreaming of Summer, the five piece set about penning a track that would beam straight through the gloom and transport them there sooner. With the quintet hitting upon a shared belief that simply: “life is just better with a little sunshine”, their sunny-side-up outlook in turn began shape the warm palette of sounds and words found to radiate from their latest studio recording.

James Leonard Hewitson shares pulsating new single ‘Deader’, the first track lifted from debut album ‘Only The Noise Will Save Me’

Positively infectious and channeling his trademark witty persona, James Leonard Hewitson shares pulsating new single Deader, the first track lifted from debut album Only The Noise Will Save Me, out this autumn via Butterfly Effect Records.

Guardians Of The Culture Battle League Announces Its First Major Pay-Per-View Event

Guardians of the Culture to hold its first major Pay-Per-View Live Audience event in Orlando on July 27, 2019. GOTC: Takeover will be will bring some of the biggest names in battle rap history into our Coliseum for battle. Bouts include Loso vs Lu Cipher, Don Marino vs Jonny Storm, a cypher featuring Chilla Jones, Marv Won, Quest MCODY, Venomiss, and Amzilla, as well as 6 FL vs MD judged battles!

Canadian Garage-Psych WALRUS (Stereogum, CoS) | Share Video & Announce Album

Following tips in the US from the likes of Stereogum, Vice and Consequence of Sound, Walrus’s jovial new clip perfectly highlights the band’s impish knack for tongue-in-cheek humour – featuring Instagram comedian Jackson Briggs, the video was shot with StanceEast Car Group in the band’s hometown with Jackson throwing some heavy posing in front of Need For Speed-kitted out cars.

New Music This Week – The Black Keys, Lil Nas X, Marcos Valle, and More

New Releases for June 28, 2019 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.

Sub Dio Announce Debut EP

It’s always a good day when you check your inbox and find new music from Brian Moss. Today, I’m happy to introduce Sub Dio, a band that consists of a lot of familiar faces from the Bay Area punk scene. Featuring former members of Great Apes, The Ghost, and Reunions, Sub Dio play a brand of punk that is rooted in urgency and aggression. Their self-titled debut will release on July 19th but you can get a preview of what’s to come by listening to “Skeeters” today. The song is a direct response to predatory, parasitic, and incessant behavior many men feel entitled to exhibit towards women. Brian and Danica’s dual vocal approach is a shot to the gut and demands your attention. Head over to No Echo for the exclusive.

BHIC/Trombone Shorty Tour, European Tour starts TOMORROW

28 JUNE 2019 – Marmande, France – Garorock Festival
29 JUNE 2019 – Ruoms, France – Ardeche Aluna Festival
01 JULY 2019 – Vienne, France – Jazz a Vienne
02 JULY 2019 – Turin, Italy – GruVillage Festival
04 JULY 2019 – Albi, France – Festival Pause Guitare Sud de France
06 JULY 2019 РH̩rouville-Saint-Clair, France РFestival Beauregard
07 JULY 2019 – Arras, France – Main Square Festival
09 JULY 2019 – Ravenna, Italy – Ravenna Festival
10 JULY 2019 – Pistoia, Italy – Pistoia Blues Festival
12 JULY 2019 – Chieti, Italy – Chieti Summer Festival
13 JULY 2019 – Rome, Italy – Auditorium Parco della Musica
15 JULY 2019 – Juan-les-Pins, France – Jazz a Juan
16 JULY 2019 – Mantua, Italy – Piazza Sordello
17 JULY 2019 – Milan, Italy – Milano Summer Festival
20 JULY 2019 – Carhaix-Plouguer, France – Festival Des Vieilles Charrues
21 JULY 2019 – Paris, France – Lollapalooza Paris
23 JULY 2019 – Lucerne, Switzerland – Blue Balls Festival
26 JULY 2019 – Calella de Palafrugell, Spain – Festival de Cap Roig
28 JULY 2019 – Marbella, Spain – Starlite Festival
29 JULY 2019 – Madrid, Spain – Noches del Botanico


Have the time of your life at the BIG Summer Concert Series at Big Cork Vineyards in Rohrersville, MD. Big Cork and The Maryland Theatre are teaming up to present three special evening concerts on the last Saturdays of June, July, and August. Listen to a bit of nostalgia as Big Cork welcomes three top-notch tribute acts celebrating the music of ABBA, Frank Sinatra and Billy Joel. Concerts are rain or shine. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the gate. Big Cork Wine Club members pay $35 in advance, $45 at the gate. Gates open at 6:15 pm for all shows.


Whiskey Gang – ‘I Can Be…’

A drill / rap song about mental health awareness?

WhiskeyGang ‘s new single ‘I Can Be…’ sees rap artist Walter Whyte discuss the paradoxes of mental health conditions with such flow and conviction that this is worth further inspection. A call-and-response style of questioning of character traits, god and society makes the audience ask are these warnings on descriptions? Standouts being,

‘I can be generous and I can be a teef, I can be a problem or can I be the relief?’

Anna Wieb – “I Felt It In The Wind”

“”I Felt It In The Wind” is the newest single I’m highlighting off of the LP. I wrote and recorded a demo all on one rainy 4/20 a couple years ago, this is sort of like my one that got away song.”

Alaska’s Paul Jacks Is Back With A New Album

The city of Anchorage is located at the terminus of the Cook Inlet in the south-central portion of Alaska. With its long, brutal winters and close proximity to active volcanos, the city is as beautiful as it dangerous. Here is where we find the iconoclastic indie-pop auteur Paul Jacks.


Watch dreamy music video for Sonny Santos and Billie Marten’s duet ‘swear 2 g-d’, Billboard premiere

The subtle style and the pair’s lilting harmonies reflect the ways in which a romance can gently unfold. As opposed to a fantastical on-screen passion of kissing in the rain and dramatic proclamations of amour, ‘swear 2 g-d’ is so much more about the everyday moments, those little things that add up until your life becomes entirely entwined with another.

Video: losLAUREN 718 – Something In Me

Bronx MC LosLAUREN 718 drops visuals for his latest “Something In Me”.

The track will appear on his upcoming release “Only Believers Achieve Success”.

The smooth, yet hitting “Something In Me” was produced by QB Da Problem from Corpus Christi, Texa, who has worked with artists such as Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent and AZ.

NOA – new artist

NOA is a Toronto-born, pop singer-songwriter who’s about to take the music industry by storm. NOA’s dedicated fans have followed her to sold out shows from Toronto’s Drake Hotel to Los Angeles’s Hotel Cafe, and the community grows everyday. After a year in Los Angeles filled with songwriting and honing her sound as an artist, the 22 year old songstress is ready to share her voice with the world.

ALUNAH debut new song “Trapped Bound”

On the back of last year’s critically acclaimed “Amber & Gold” EP, ALUNAH return with their brand new album — and debut on Heavy Psych Sounds — “Violet Hour” this October 11th. Stream the first single right via Doomed & Stoned!


Today, Liam Gallagher releases “The River,” the second track from his highly anticipated album Why Me? Why Not., set for release on September 20 via Warner Records. “The River” follows Gallagher’s recently released single “Shockwave” from the forthcoming album.

Elvis Presley’s Pivotal Year of 1969 Celebrated with Massive, 11-CD, 50th Anniversary Box Set

New York, NY – The 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s transformative Las Vegas residency at the International Hotel will be commemorated this summer with Live 1969, a deluxe 11-CD box set out August 9th on RCA/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Marking his return to the stage for the first time in eight years, Elvis’ 1969 Vegas run featured 57 sold-out shows and the live debut of his signature #1 hit “Suspicious Minds” (the track celebrates its 50th anniversary on August 26th). The transcendent performances included The King of Rock and Roll backed by two vocal groups (The Imperials and The Sweet Inspirations), a full orchestra and a band later known as the TCB band.

Listen to Lightning Bug’s dreamy new single “October Song, pt. ii”

about the song, Audrey Kang (Lightning Bug) shares:

“One night last year in Spring, I was caught beneath a storm of doubt. My idea of what was right morphed as I asked question after question, like a child. In the morning, the birds moved soft and easy through the tree. The buds at the tips of the branches quivered with the yearning to be realized. Then, I wrote this song.”

Heilung stream forthcoming album ‘Futha’ in full!

HEILUNG are now premiering their upcoming album in full! The album sees the light on June 28, 2019 but is already streaming via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel at the link below.

#pride: micki maverick honors GF and women everywhere with “FINE,” premiered via Nylon

Dylan Neil, aka micki maverick, shares “Let me tell you, my girl is truly fine as wine. Needless to say this track was written for her. I’ve been with my girlfriend since we were both 17, and to say the least she has seen me through some of my darkest moments. These past 4 years with her have been the best and most authentic of my life. When I met her I was a chameleon, I’d change myself slightly for whatever social situation I found myself in. I never wanted people to see the real me out of fear that I would be rejected, but there is something about her that made me feel like I didn’t need to cover up and hide. She spoke up for me when others stayed silent, and she gave me all the love I needed when no one else would.

Watch Divino Niño’s Animated Video For “Flamingo” Via FLOOD From Acclaimed New LP ‘Foam’ Out Now via Winspear

“Divino Niño work in a reverb-filled realm, drawing on psych-pop and shoegaze to build daydreamy, bilingual love songs. There’s a sweet-natured earnestness to the group…” – Pitchfork