4th of July Edition – @skopemag news for july 4, 2019 @ 9 am est

MOJO: “This is a very different beast” – Lisbon-based Rua Das Pretas Releases Beautiful New Album, Video

Rua das Pretas is a Lisbon-based gathering of international musicians. Their new video for ‘Calma Morena’, featured on the band’s newest release, ‘Lisboa Edition’, was shaped and edited by Felipe Lacerda, editor of the 1998 Oscar-nominated film “Central Station.” Watch the video here:

IMMORTAL BIRD: Decibel Streams Thrive On Neglect Full-Length

“…a take-no-prisoners-and-add-no-filler kind of record; each song is loaded with a sense of urgency and notes don’t feel wasted or unnecessary.” — Decibel

Full Album Stream: Immortal Bird – “Thrive on Neglect”

Chris Rivers – Sincerely Me (Video) | Official Big Pun Tribute

“Sincerely Me from the beginning was a letter to my father and an homage to him. I thought to drive that message home with the video as well as give into the comparisons in embracing our similarities, it was great to remake some of his classic videos and pictures but with my own spin on it. I want him to know that we are here, we remember him and that a legacy is being carved in my steps and there’s no better way to show all that at once withthat subject matter tied to the video . It’s the first video off of G.I.T.U. and I’m just so excited to give ya more.” – Chris Rivers

Outer Spaces’ New Album ‘Gazing Globe’ Out Now (Western Vinyl), Summer Tour Begins Next Week

“…a slow-burning beauty. It sears like early summer. It rambles like a sunset drive. It aches like the early days of a fleeting crush, or flickers out like the end of a long one, hanging airy yet thick as a Maryland July.” – Baltimore Magazine

KAZU “Meo” Music Video / Trailer for Visual Album “Adult Baby” | Dir. Eva Michon / Lief

“Meo” is one of the most significant and courageous tracks of Adult Baby — it is no accident that it was chosen as the soundtrack to the extraordinary, moving trailer for the upcoming narrative film that accompanies Adult Baby, a genuine visual album inspired by the cinematic music of the album, by filmmaker Eva Michon.


Los Angeles-based Mount Music Group has just closed a long-term management deal with Virginia-based soul-pop R&B band Erin & The Wildfire, it is being announced by industry veteran and founder David MacMahon Mount today.

“Since the first time I heard Erin’s limitless vocals and the band’s incredible mastery of instrumentation,” comments David MacMahon Mount. “I knew I had to work with them. Their message and what they believe in is compelling. I couldn’t be happier to welcome Erin & The Wildfire to the MMG family!”

Dance Yourself Clean Explosive New Release

Dance Yourself Clean is an Indie-Pop dance party created by music lovers, for music lovers. What started as a small party in a tiny bar in Seattle in 2013 has since grown to a massive movement spanning the US from coast to coast and further. With a dedicated celebrity following, the nights are known for their playlists consisting of Glass Animals, LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire and more.

Sadie from Speedy Ortiz & Maneka on Skope?

The new single from Maneka (aka ex-Speedy Ortiz guitarist Devin McKnight) and Sadie Dupuis from Speedy Ortiz entitled “My Queen” which is going to be premiering tomorrow morning. It’s from his new album Devin which was announced a couple weeks back and will be out on Exploding In Sound at the end of July. This one is probably the most straight ahead punk song on the record, kind of reminiscent of the Philadelphia Collins stuff that Devin did with Theo from Ovlov, and the track is about King Tut and Nefertiti, as Devin puts it “the greatest black power couple until the Obamas.”

New LP from Boston’s The Pull of Autumn

Boston-based art rock collective The Pull of Autumn has announced their sophomore album ‘Afterglow’, to be released in late July via Boston-based RBM Records. This 15-track offering follows up their debut eponymous album, released in 2018 on the same label.

The painting ‘Parliament Hill’, featured on the cover artwork was created by James Johnston, founder of Gallon Drunk and also a former member of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and recording and touring aritst with PJ Harvey, Lydia Lunch, Ulan Bator, Barry Adamson and Faust.

Crank it UP! “Destination Anaheim” The Emma Garell Band Official Single/Video

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. Emma recently returned from 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!

AWAKE AT LAST “The Change (Feat. Spencer Charnas)” Visualizer

Dover, DE based Dark Pop / Hard Rock Band AWAKE AT LAST has released a vivid visualizer for their single, “The Change (Feat. Spencer Charnas).”

A. harlana release new atmospheric acoustic single “If I’m a Bird”

Dream-folk group A. harlana have just released a new single titled “If I’m a Bird.” The track is an atmospheric acoustic lullaby, featuring Juno Roome’s soft croon that builds into a saxophone-lead crescendo and ends in pure dream-folk bliss. Impose Magazine called the track “a searing slice of dream folk, and another sign of more amazing things to come.”

Fenn Wilson releases first single

The Bellarine born and Melbourne based Fenn Wilson holds up a two way mirror with his latest single Eye On You. Fenn forges feeling from compassionate observations, allowing audiences to see themselves in the timeless tenderness of his songcraft.

US Glam Rockers DSP DAVID ‘SCARY’ PERRY Release ‘Combinations’ Music Video

US Glam Rockers DSP DAVID ‘SCARY’ PERRY have released a music video for ‘Combinations’, the track is taken from the digital Rock/Metal Sampler ‘RAWKAHOLIC Volume 1’ with 15 exclusive and unreleased tracks, which will be released on July 5, 2019 via Rock’N’Growl Records. RAWKAHOLIC Volume 1 featuring VARDIS, RYAN ROXIE, DESOLATION ANGELS, to name a few.

Las Vegas July 4th Weekend Final Reminder

The best daylife at Wet Republic will feature the Hot 100 and Calvin Harris. The top nightlife will offer Calvin Harris, Tiesto and Zedd.

The rest of July will feature a full lineup of pool parties and nightclub events, and Labor Day Weekend is around the corner.

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