#tgif edition – @skopemag news for june 28, 2019 @ 7 am est

XAVIER RUDD Announces North American Headline Tour

This summer, Australian musician and multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd returns to North America for a headline tour that includes several festivals stops along the way – Reggae Rise Up on August 25, Dry Diggins on August 31, Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival on September 14 and San Diego’s Kaaboo Del Mar on September 15.

Detroit’s Deadbeat Beat announce record on Arrowhawk + Crystal Palace

Deadbeat Beat slowly took shape as the natural extension of a friendship begun in high school by drummer/vocalist Maria Nuccilli and guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Alex Glendening. Always at shows, hanging out, killing time and absorbing music, the two moved through early projects and various members coming and going before solidifying Deadbeat Beat with the inclusion of bassist Zak Frieling. By that point the band began finding their legs at shows in Detroit and through a series of sporadically self-released demos, EPs and singles.

QUEEVA Prepares to Release Debut Album On July 14

Following the CMT.com world premiere of her music video for “How Do You Know,” the rising singer-songwriter continues to garner a list of accolades, having appeared on Nickelodeon’s Fresh Faces, capturing over one million streams on Spotify and YouTube, and landing on multiple Spotify playlists including Fresh Finds: Country, Wild Country and Pop-Co, while also reaching overseas audiences appearing on Spotify’s In Viaggio playlist (Italian for “In Travel”). Aside from having the direction and support from chart-topping songwriter and powerhouse vocalist, Jamie O’Neal, the promising songstress teamed up with a long list of accomplished writers including Rob Crosby (Luke Combs, Eric Paslay, Trace Adkins), Stephanie Bentley (Martina McBride, Gloriana) and Lisa Drew (Love and Theft, Martina McBride).

Rising Singer-Songwriter QUEEVA Prepares to Release her Debut Album, How Do You Know, July 14

Soaware unveil their video, “I, Behold

“Soaware amalgamates heavier ’90s grunge sonics with swirling ’80s-related synths scintillation on their music.” (Rebel Noise). The track is “a great example of the mix of emotions you’ll hear on Soaware’s debut.” (Pure Grain Audio) “SOAWARE are helping people win over their own demons.” (Metal Nexus)The song details the woes of unrequited love and the pains of falling in love. Combining eclectic rock and electronic elements, Soaware have created an immersive piece that echoes the intense emotions of its writers.

Topshelf Records // Field Mouse announces new album Meaning with lead single “Heart of Gold”

Today we’re really excited to announce the upcoming release of Meaning, the third full length album by the Brooklyn- and Philly-based indie rock group Field Mouse, out this summer, August 16.

All The Saints’ new record ‘Look Like You’re Going Somewhere”

The path of All The Saints is one of a band that has almost deliberately hid in plain view. The story is simple: three Alabama kids raised on a diet of Crimson Tide football and loud “college rock” move to the big city of Atlanta in the early aughts. From here they were noticed by stalwart label Touch & Go and hold the distinction of being the final band being “signed” to the label before Corey decided to shut down daily operations. The next decade showed a band not just improving what they do, but instead almost expanding their performances to cinematic war zones. For a three piece, you’d close your eyes and think a battalion of marauders were just around the bend. For those who relished their gigs, their live performances became infrequent occurrences. Then in a moment of weed inspired clarity, Chunklet decided to step in and suggest to the band recording a full length with producer Jason Kingsland. Jason is noted for recording artists such as Deerhunter and Band of Horses amongst a lot of other reputable acts.

Bad Blood, A Brand New Rock Band from Los Angeles Composed of Rock Veterans

Bad Blood, A Brand New Rock Band from Los Angeles Composed of Rock Veterans from Adelita’s Way, Screaming At Demons, and The Last Vegas are Leading the Revolution of Releasing Their Music in a Brand New Way. Fan Ownership.

INTRODUCING RED HEARSE…2 TRACKS OUT NOW – Sam Dew, Jack Antonoff, and Sounwave

Today, Red Hearse unveil two tracks off their upcoming self- titled debut album. Red Hearse is Sam Dew, Jack Antonoff, and Sounwave. The entire album was written, performed and produced by Sam, Jack & Sounwave and was engineered by Laura Sisk.


“Loyal” is the first new track from their upcoming EP due this summer. The vibrant Roxana Baldovin directed video is nostalgic and reminiscent of the 90s when music videos were colorful, fun and filled with catchy dance moves that made you watch them on repeat. The video also features some cameos from a few familiar faces including DJ Carisma and dancers Rameer Colon, Lydia Edina, Mariah Lewis, Kiana Wood, and Kia Charles.