weekend edition – @skopemag news for july 14, 2019 @ 7:30 am est

Locos Por Juana Drops New Album “Crazy For Jane”

Miami’s own GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® nominated reggae fusion band Locos Por Juana is proud to announce Crazy for Jane their 6th studio album due out July 12th via Rock the Moon. The new release includes the critically acclaimed hit singles, “Crazy for Jane” ft. Common Kings, “Don’t Tell Me No” ft. Freddie McGuire, and “Children of the Light.” Crazy for Jane can be pre-order here and will be available everywhere you stream music on July 12th.


Florida’s Have Gun, Will Travel return with their first new album in four years. Strange Chemistry is the sound of a band with a renewed sense of purpose and direction. Following in the footsteps of fellow Florida rockers Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, while simultaneously paying tribute to their early indie-rock influences, HGWT set out to make the quintessential American rock album. Singer-guitarist Matt Burke and fellow bandmates; brother and bassist Daniel Burke, guitarist Scott Anderson, drummer JP Beaubien, and keyboardist Edward Stork; along with help on several songs from good friend Garrett Klahn (Texas Is The Reason), deliver their most personal and emotionally resonant album to date. Strange Chemistry is the product of HGWT’s determination and commitment to each other and to the music.

Shayfer James reflects on love & heartbreak in new single “New York Doesn’t Remind Me”

Singer-songwriter Shayfer James is back, with a moving new single “New York Doesn’t Remind Me”. Paired with an exclusive photo-set, the new release takes fans on an audio-visual journey throughout NYC, reflecting on love, heartbreak, and the intertwined connection memories can hold to particular locations. An emotive and intimate ballad, the single comes hot off the heels of James’ latest EP Hope And A Hand Grenade, released earlier this year. PopMatters premiered the track describing James as a “songwriting tour de force”.

YOUNG OTHER Releases Official Music Video for “Between The Few”

Hard Alternative Rock Band YOUNG OTHER has released the official music video for the title track off of their upcoming, debut EP, Between The Few.


Recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis, TN and produced by Vance with Matt Ross-Sprang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine), To Memphis is the companion album to From Muscle Shoals, which was released late last month. The two very special albums pay homage to the deeply rooted Soul and Americana traditions that have influenced Vance’s approach to songwriting. The catalyst for the project was Vance’s discovery of old demos he had labelled “Soul” and “Americana” while he was searching for inspiration for the follow-up to 2016’s The Wild Swan.


Multiplatinum singer-songwriter Ally Brooke has teamed up with R3HAB for a summer-ready remix of her sophomore solo single, “Lips Don’t Lie” featuring A Boogie Wit da Hoodie – available now via Latium Entertainment/Atlantic Records. The second offering from Ally’s forthcoming debut solo project, “Lips Don’t Lie” is currently piercing through the Top 40 of Billboard’s Pop Chart and has seen an excess of 10 millions streams and over 5.8 million music video views.

Out now: ‘GOLDEN AGE THINKING’ by indie-folk-rock band, Wylder

“The blend of indie-rock and chamber-folk is reminiscent of alternative and indie trailblazers like Vampire Weekend and Fleet Foxes.” – Ones To Watch

Monograms Share “Don’t Fight For It” Single, Announce New LP ‘Living Wire’ Out 9/20 Via PaperCup Music

Brooklyn-based, experimental indie rock band Monograms share their lead single “Don’t Fight For It,” and announce their debut LP, Living Wire. The 405 premiered the track with praise, stating, “Ostensibly a song about “finding yourself and letting go in this crazy world,” to use Jacobs’ words, ‘Don’t Fight For It’ revels in a sound embedded in the DNA of an entire generation. Monograms’ version of this sound captures the raw emotion at the heart of all the best songs of the era, infused with a little modernity, both in sound and spirit.” Living Wire LP is due out September 20th via PaperCup Music.

Nate Mercereau’s debut album Joy Techniques out

“Joy Techniques…blends [Mercereau’s] classical training, multi-instrumental virtuosity and love of jazz.”—Jazziz


Hailing from Memphis, TN, rapper Kevo Muney (a.k.a., Baby GOAT) is hitting the ground running, releasing “Gotta Get The Muney” with an accompanying video today. With co-signs from Tay Keith, BlocBoy JB, Kevin Gates, Gunna, and more, and his vow to “bring soul back to rap,” this is just the beginning for the 18-year-old rapper. Watch Kevo swim in $100 bills while he croons “I gotta get the money” here.

Anna Wiebe – My New Album: All I Do Is Move

“I’m very pleased to tell you that today marks the official release of my new full-length record, All I Do Is Move. All I Do Is Move focuses on cycles, and the mental growth and movement that comes with life’s lessons.”

Alexander 23 Releases New Track “Sad” Today On Interscope Records

L.A. based, rising pop artist, Alexander 23 releases lyric video for his new track, “Sad” today. The melancholy song is the fourth release from the newcomer, “Sad is about the challenges of someone you love battling mental health issues. The line between helping and hurting can become so thin” says Alexander 23 of the track. Watch the lyric video HERE.

concrete concrete share new single ‘Iris Sky’ | Produced by Mino Takaaki of toe | Debut album ‘Drifter’ out 2nd August 2019

Today, Brooklyn instrumental rock trio concrete concrete have shared their emotive and intricate new single ‘Iris Sky’. The single was premiered by Fecking Bahamas and is taken from their highly anticipated debut album ‘Drifter’, which is due out 2nd August 2019.

80s Synths, EDM Beats And A Dash Of Film Noir, Mai Eve Unleashes ‘I Will Love You’

Combing a rock structure with EDM beats and echoes of the 80s synth scene, Mai Eve gives to us Dark Dance Music, with meaningful lyrics and genuine musicianship, welcoming us to a new world of hard-boiled dance music.

Blacks0n Release New EP “Cry For Inspiration”

Relentless, heavy and technical, are just some of the words that come to mind if you’ve had the chance to check any of the band’s previous singles, and just like those, “Ears on Distant Stars” takes no prisoners, makes no apologies, and captures listeners with its guttural vocals and bone-crushing instrumentation. Fans of bands such as The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza or Meshuggah will be delighted to find something to sink their teeth into.


TIËSTO amplifies the impact of the original through an infusion of his signature house spirit, bass power, and big room-ready energy. The remix remains primed to pop off on dancefloors and in clubs worldwide throughout the summer. Meanwhile, “Good Things Fall Apart” just crossed 46 million cumulative streams across platforms.


Featuring Rhys’s unique standout vocal, ‘What If’ showcases Rhys ability to tell poignant stories through his contemplative lyrics, which have helped earn him a legion of dedicated fans all over the world. Just like with his recent ‘In Between Minds’ EP, Rhys once more takes hold of the production reins alongside collaborator Aidan Glover, recording straight to tape in their studio in South London.

Out now: ‘THE DEEP END’ EP, debut release from Marielle Kraft

“Her gorgeous vocals lead us along, as the emotion from the lyrics is palpable on her face. With each passing second, we allow ourselves to fall more deeply into this incredible soundscape.” – Imperfect Fifth

Sonic Radiation – “Infrared”

From Dallas, Texas – Sonic Radiation, also known as Todd Last, is a solo artist who creates exciting electronic dance music that is both modern and experimental. Sonic Radiation’s newest song “Infrared” has recently become available worldwide.

Sonic Radiation blends synthesizer grooves and beats to produce a unique sound. By intertwining modern music with electronic dance music and using modern computer music technology, Sonic Radiation creates tracks that are both intriguing and captivating while also sticking to the roots of electronic dance music.

Sonic Radiation’s Latest Single “Infrared” Takes You Into The Future

Sweden’s ANDREAS MOE To Release EP (Out August 23); Listen To “Mine Mine Mine”

On August 23, singer-songwriter Andreas Moe will release his EP Love Fast, Heal Slow (via Nettwerk). Recorded in Stockholm, Sweden, the latest single “Mine Mine Mine” is a guitar-driven love song in its truest form; a song about the realization and appreciation of moments, small and big that make love less ordinary. “It’s when you look into your lovers’ eyes and you wonder…how did this happen? Despite this and despite that you are the ‘chosen one,'” says Andreas.


“Clear-headed and hard-nosed, ‘Meet Again’ accomplishes what so many have asked of hip-hop: to artfully tell the stories of black Americans who are systemically silenced and kept out of sight” – Billboard

Puddle of Mudd Sign with Pavement Entertainment; New Album Coming in September

Multi-Platinum-selling rock band, Puddle of Mudd, will release their long-awaited new album, Welcome to Galvania, on September 13th via Pavement Entertainment. It marks the band’s first full-length album of new material since 2009’s Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love and Hate.

Having sold over 7 million albums worldwide and releasing a string of chart-topping hits, including “Blurry,” “She Hates Me,” “Psycho,” and “Control,” Puddle of Mudd is finally ready to share some new music with their fans.

MIKA returns to North America this fall, new single “Ice Cream” out now

Critically acclaimed, platinum-selling, global pop star MIKA will make a long-awaited return to North America with the Tiny Love Tiny Tour this fall. The tour sets the stage for his highly anticipated new album, My Name Is Michael Holbrook, out October 4. The headline run kicks off with a show at New York City’s Brooklyn Steel September 13. He then heads to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Montreal, before jetting overseas for a massive European arena tour.

InVogue Records Welcomes Nashville’s “FFN” & Releases New Single “Ugly; Label Debut EP “Such Is Life” Out August 2nd

InVogue Records have signed Nashville based FFN. The first single “Ugly” is available everywhere digitally today. You can view the music video for “Ugly” at the InVogue Records YouTube channel & it is also featured on MTV.

NYC’s DJ Dirty Vibezs Set To Release “No Genre” Album In August

DJ Dirty Vibezs brings his world renown sound to an album with no boundaries. DJ Dirty Vibezs’ busy schedule DJing in NYC, at some of their most prominent clubs, has only polished his talent. His amazing knowledge and combination of genres and styles can be heard in many of the City’s hottest clubs.

Edinburgh Fringe’s Female Pioneer, BARB JUNGR, Unleashes Single From Career-Defining Album

“One of the best interpreters of Jacques Brel and Bob Dylan anywhere on the angst-ridden planet today” – Village Voice, New York

Humphrey Sings Dying Words In Latest Single ‘Now and Forever’

MASK frontman and guitarist, Humphrey, is releasing his latest solo single on July 5th, Now and Forever, a track which presents a far different tone from the 1960s rock chops of his debut. The drifting stream of consciousness marries Humphrey’s perfectly judged, soulful vocals with a vibe which is mournful but which still has hope. From the perspective of someone uttering their final words, Now and Forever is starkly beautiful and lingers long after the last chiming chord.

Tycho’s new album out today

Tycho has announced today’s release of their much-anticipated new album. WEATHER is available now via Mom + Pop Music/Ninja Tune. The arrival of WEATHER is being celebrated by today’s release of an official visualizer for the title track, “Weather,” streaming now via YouTube. The album is available everywhere.

FUR release new single “Nothing (Until Something Else Comes Along)” with video

BrooklynVegan described the track as, “the kind of dreamy, brokenhearted number that inspires mash notes and crying into your pillow, with all manner of heightened emotions wrapped up in pomade and hairspray.​”

MIRRORPLAIN – New Single & Video – Sealed off

The second single release by MIRRORPLAIN is called “Sealed Off” and is taken from their upcoming album “Lost In Paradise”. This new song again demonstrates the musical flexibility of the band and also their taste for special visuals, which are presented in the official video of the single.

SURVIVE New Single/Official Video For ‘Degenerate’

The track Degenerate features footage from the Survive gig at Cyclone in Shibuya (Tokyo) which took place earlier in 2019. “My enemy is you, but my enemy is also myself. I’ve been fighting all my life, and that’s the only thing one can do” says the frontman and singer/guitarist of the band, Nemo – “I believe there’s a devil inside all of us, and I wanted to express this aspect of human nature… We’re often torn between our inner demon and our good side. While most people blame everything on society, in most cases the real enemy is within ourselves. This is why this track is called Degenerate.”

Nef The Pharaoh Shares “High Voltage” ft. Tyga, Announces Upcoming Mushrooms & Coloring Books Album

“It’s been nearly three years since Nef The Pharaoh took the Bay Area by storm with his breakout hit ‘Big Tymin’.’ Since then, under the tutelage of E-40, the South Vallejo rapper has become an ambassador of the region in his own right, championing artists like SOB X RBE, OMB Peezy, and others.” – The FADER

Nef The Pharaoh Shares “High Voltage” ft. Tyga, Announces Upcoming Mushrooms & Coloring Books Album