weekend edition – @skopemag news for july 14, 2019 @ 3 pm est

Cosmos & Creature Ascend on “The Wonder” Produced by Steve Aoki

Molly Moore and Brandyn Burnette bring their Cosmos & Creature project to Dim Mak via “The Wonder.” Featuring vibey production by label boss Steve Aoki, the eccentric duo showcase their expertise at penning progressive pop earworms..

Too Close To Touch Release ‘I’m Hard To Love But So Are You Vol. 2’ EP

Lexington, KY three-piece Too Close To Touch have dropped the second volume of their EP series I’m Hard To Love But So Are You. The 3-track release was mixed and produced by Erik Ron (Issues, Saosin, Panic! At the Disco). You can watch the music video for the single “F.I.N.E.”, which the band released earlier this week:

K.Flay Releases New Album ‘SOLUTIONS’ Today – Headlining Tour Starts September

As her North American headlining tour approaches, and the launch of her brand new, first of its kind microcast show “What Am I Doing Here” is set to debut next week, two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer K.Flay releases her highly-anticipated third full-length album, SOLUTIONS today on Night Street/Interscope Records. Sticking to a powerful, passionate, and positive mission statement on her latest full-length, SOLUTIONS translates the simple pleasures into ten genre-bending bangers, and was catalyzed by a three-year whirlwind of multiple sold-out tours around the world and prolific output.

Yuna’s new LP ‘Rouge’ is out today via Verve Forecast, U.S. tour kicks off July 14

Born in Kedah, Malaysia and raised primarily in Kuala Lumpur, Yuna now splits her time between Malaysia and Los Angeles (where she recorded Rouge). “I’m a Muslim singer-songwriter, but I never saw myself as that,” she explains. “That label became more obvious to me as I moved to LA…it was really cool that everyone I met supported the fact that I do my own thing and don’t sacrifice my identity for the music.”

Modern Love Child announces debut LP with the release of new single and video

“The steady, consuming feeling of love is captured neatly [by Modern Love Child.]” – Consequence of Sound

MAYVE Announces Upcoming Single “Slide,” Out July 26th

Long Island-based indie pop/rock band MAYVE have announced the upcoming release of their new single, “Slide,” available on all digital music platforms July 26th. Part of a three single series, “Slide” is a follow up to their early 2019 single “Head High,” which received recognition from numerous media outlets, including Alternative Press. After receiving sync placements on various MTV shows, such as The Real World, MAYVE found themselves transitioning and evolving into a groovy, sugary, mainstream indie-esque pop sound. Although “Slide” leans heavier on the electronic spectrum, the band upholds their indie and alternative roots throughout the track’s production. About “Slide”, MAYVE states:

Koinophobia–the fear of living an ordinary life. “Slide” follows the tempo of a mind left to wander. One that slips into a downward spiral and denies the tangibility of our most ineffable moments.


Gavin is just as much a storyteller as he is a musician. He wears his heart on his sleeve with his songs revealing raw emotion both lyrically and melodically. The new single “Show Me” is a follow-up to Gavin’s recent heartfelt song “​96​” and adds to his ever-growing repertoire of indie-pop songs.

Dhani Harrison releases new single “Motorways (Erase It)”

Talking about the inspiration behind “Motorways (Erase It),” Harrison says: “I’ve spent a lot of time stuck in traffic on the M4 motorway going into London recently, it always makes me think of the Banksy that used to say ‘it’s not a race’… it’s definitely not a race now.”


“That Janet Joint” aka “That’s The Way Love Goes” is the first single from the forthcoming “Joints: The Smoke Sessions” featuring reimagined classic R&B “joints” that ride the wave of Hip Hop and R&B. “Joints: The Smoke Sessions” will be globally released later this summer. “That Janet Joint” Produced by Frank “Nitty” Pimental and inspired by Kris Kollin’s dynamic arrangement is the ultimate “netflix and chill” song that new listens will discover and music enthusiast will find comfort. “This song is one of my all-time favorites from Janet Jackson,” says The BLK LT$, “So when we started working on at I really didn’t know if I had the guts to do it. Completing the song with Frankie was great.”

Black Milk Looks to the Future with 8/2 DiVE EP

“Black Milk’s solo career represents a constant cycle of adopting and mastering new production styles and then abandoning them before they become crutches.” – Pitchfork

Activist Nora Rothman Releases New EP, ‘Nothing New,’ Ft. Cape Francis

“Rothman’s latest single is the project’s most poignant and jarring single yet, a personal commentary on the #METOO and #TIMESUP movement that tells the story of her own experiences in LA working in the entertainment industry” -DISCOBELLE

David Wax Museum Release “Uncover The Gold” from New Album ‘Line of Light’ out August 23 via Nine Mile Records

Today, David Wax Museum, the duo of David Wax and Suz Slezak, released “Uncover The Gold,” the first single from their seventh studio album Line of Light. The album is now available for pre-order and will be released on August 23 via Nine Mile Records. The album was produced by Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket and was the first full length album he produced in his newly built recording studio in his home of Nashville, TN.

Sunsleeper Celebrate New Album Release, You Can Miss Something & Not Want It Back

Salt Lake City emo/rock band, Sunsleeper, are thrilled to unleash their brand new album, You Can Miss Something & Not Want It Back, out today viaRude Records. The album was produced/engineered by Nathan Hussey of All Get Out and centers around the theme of change with a tang of nostalgia. Throughout the writing of the record, the band drew from a 90’s indie influence to create a contemporary emo-rock vibe with a focus on structure and hooks.

Capture Drop New Single/Video “No Cure”

Out of the ashes of beloved Australian metalcore outfit Capture The Crown comes a rebirth, with the formation of Capture, which brings together original CTC frontman Jeff Wellfare, drummer Manny Dominick (Ghost Town, Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa) and bassist Erik Vaughn Weatherford (Oh, Manhattan), for a completely new creative force that represents the union of three singular talents whose own roads twisted and turned to reach this point.

Capture garner cult following in new track, music video

Little Boots Releases “Lesson” Featuring Kiddy Smile – JUMP EP Out August 2

As the release for her forthcoming JUMP EP approaches, British artist, producer and DJ, Little Boots has dropped another sonic gem called ‘Lesson,’ featuring legendary Parisian ballroom icon, artist, producer and DJ Kiddy Smile.

Mick J Clark – Track: Anuther Sunny Hulliday

This is the complete Happy Holiday Song, to a conga beat and lyrics that take you from the very start of your holiday, all the excitement, fun, laughter and partying, and to the eventual ‘end of the holiday promise’, of ‘returning to do it all over again next year’.

for Skope: Deorro releases breezy anthem “All This Time” (out now on Ultra)

Deorro’s new single “All This Time” just has been released on Ultra Records and its sound is pretty different than Deorro’s past releases. “All This Time” is about breezy melodies, gentle basslines, and breathy vocals.


“So Me Move” predates his forthcoming and highly anticipated project “Hotel,” set to release later this year. The project would follow his 2015 debut “Rumors,” which rightfully garnered raving reviews and served as the perfect soundtrack for summers to come. This debut also solidified Kranium as a global streaming artist with its 443 MILLION streams to date (worldwide) + the breakout single, “Nobody Has To Know” which continues to be a playlist must have.

Hear “Skeleton”, the new single from Seattle rock quartet Reader

In a time of facsimiles, replicas, and false tributes, along comes Reader — a bombastic, fearlessly unusual rock quartet from Seattle, WA. Practically speaking, this means stunning and precise vocal harmonies over shattering angular guitars, unconventional time signatures, and a driving rhythm section. Less practically speaking, the band’s debut record Engrams is a journey — a dynamic and unpredictable experience that challenges the listener in all the best ways.

Greentea Peng Shares New Track “Downers” || Out Now On Different Recordings

The 24-year-old Greentea Peng (real name Aria) has been making waves over the past 12 months, culminating in the release of her acclaimed debut EP SENSI late last year. That chapter (produced by frequent slowthai collaborator Earbuds) introduced a star in the making and 2019 will see the young singer steadily cement this status, and first up is “Downers”.

Bassnectar announces Deja Voom 2020 returning to Mexico

Bassnectar, in conjunction with CID Presents, have announced the return of his Deja Voom all-inclusive vacation festival taking place at a new location in 2020, the Grand Oasis in Cancún from March 25th to the 28th. The four-day event takes on the beaches of Cancún and will be packed with music, pool parties, beach activities, off-site adventures, daily yoga and meditation sessions, tequila tastings and more. The fest will include three massive Bassnectar sets along with a stacked lineup of other artists to be announced soon, all hand-selected by Bassnectar. During the day, guests can lounge on the beach, stop by pool parties hosted by special guests, or head off-site for local excursions.

New York City Raised Artist, STEELE, Releases Debut Tracks Today

Both tracks, which premiered this morning on DIY, showcase raw and melodic bodies of work. On “Is This How You Find Love” Steele poetically questions a disconcerting relationship. While on the more up-tempo track, “If You’re Passing Through” he sings about trying to move on from a loved one, “The evening lasts for weeks and seasons too, and someone new is on your mind. If you’re passing though, you can waste my time.”

Tco Riaz Drops New Single “Killas”

NY-based artist Tco Riaz fuses together the sounds of Reggae and Hip-Hop in his new summer single “Killas”, out now. Written, produced, and composed by Tco himself, “Killas” is a smooth record that found its way through experimenting. Soon Tco created a “Trap Reggae” beat and penned the rhythmic lyrics. The story follows a gang of marauders (Killas) riding into an unknown town to cause trouble, but they are defeated by the local vigilantes (Shotas) – metaphors for overcoming fears & breaking through obstacles in life.

David Garza Returns- New 100 Song Compilation

Guided by the light of music, painting, poetry, theatre, dance, and video- David has spent years as a spiritual seeker, always on the move- following the crops and chasing the seasons. A true troubadour, singing his poems and strumming his guitar across the country, Garza has composed and recorded over 500 songs during the past 30 years of touring, while releasing 25 albums of original music.

The Hunna announce US tour w/ Barns Courtney  

The Hunna began to take shape when Ryan (Vocals/Guitar), Dan (Lead Guitar) and Junate (Bass) met in college. After a couple of line-up changes, Jack arrived on drums and everything fell into place. A sucker for a good chorus, the boys like to work from the outside in when it comes to writing. “There are so many different processes to what we do, but often we’ll start with a chorus, and then we’ll funnel in from there,” the band have noted about their writing and recording process.

Upcoming tour dates:
September 3rd – Fineline – Minneapolis, MN
September 4th – Park West – Chicago, IL
September 6th – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
September 7th – Mod Club – Toronto, ON
September 9th – Webster Hall – New York, NY
September 10th – Paradise – Boston, MA
September 11th – Rec Room – Buffalo, NY
September 13th – Space Ballroom – Hamden, CT
September 14th – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
September 16th – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
September 17th – Loft – Atlanta, GA
September 19th – EMO’s – Austin, TX
September 20th – House Of Blues – Houston, TX
September 21st – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
September 25th – House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
September 26th – Fonda – Los Angeles, CA
September 30th – Doug Fir – Portland, OR

October 1st – Imperial – Vancouver, DC
October 2nd – Neumos – Seattle, WA
October 5th – Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO

Silversun Pickups Release “It Doesn’t Matter Why (Math Bishop Remix)”

“…it seems pretty obvious that, nearly 20 years into its career, the band is humming with renewed energy.” -The Los Angeles Times