@skopemag news for july 17, 2019 @ 1 pm est

New single from UK’s garage rock band Colour of the Jungle. Entitled ‘Steel Tray’

Colour of the Jungle are a five-piece rock band, whose captivating songwriting and raucous energy has been resonating with audiences from Munich to the South coast of England. Their catchy-but-emotional, approachable-yet-raw sound is built upon sexy bass-driven rhythms and edgy instrumentation, creating music that sticks in the head and the heart.

Chris Rivers – N.A.S.A. (Free Download) Anniversary

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Apollo 11 mission which landed on the moon July 20th. New York’s Chris Rivers has been out in the desert shooting his own moon landing for the new track N.A.S.A.. To celebrate, we thought we’d give away the new song free.

Questlove Announces New Book ‘Mixtape Potluck’

Questlove is best known for his achievements in the music world, but his interest in food runs a close second. Hisrenowned Food Salons—where the country’s best chefs cook for star-studded guest lists—are now legendary. At these salons, guests are always telling Questlove about their super-special secret recipes, which got him thinking: “Why not design an event where everyone makes that super-special secret recipe, all at once?” And everyone is invited.

Goo Goo Dolls Unveil Colorful New Music Video For “Miracle Pill”

Multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have unveiled the official music video for their single “Miracle Pill” today. The song marks the first release off of the band’s brand new upcoming album also titled Miracle Pill (Warner Records), which observes and reflects on the current landscape of instant gratification and relief that everyone seems to be seeking. Featuring lead singer & guitarist John Rzeznik and bassist & vocalist Robby Takac, the video shows the band in a plain white room. After taking the “miracle pill’, the walls start to bleed vivid technicolor paint, ultimately ending in chaos and an enormous mess.

LIFE Share Video For “Hollow Thing”|| New Album ‘A Picture Of Good Health’ Due Out 9/20 On Afghan Moon / PIAS

“a coltish two-minute art-punk tune set in a surreal, rough urban wormhole” – PASTE

UK singer, songwriter Sonny Santos releases new single “Capricorn & Cancer” – Out Today July 16

Reeling from the recent loss of his beloved abuela, destitute and at a crossroads, our mysterious dancer emerged on his Lunarian birthday, after no contact in seven years. Once again, a brief but meaningful affair ensued. From the streets of NYC to the total solar eclipse in Oregon and culminating with a weekend in San Sebastien, Spain at the beachfront Hotel de Londres before parting ways, this time maybe for good. Capricorn & Cancer, Cancer, Capricorn. Once you were my dancer and I, your crown of thorns

ON YOUR RADAR: I.L.Y.A. Introduces His New EP “HYBRID” Out July 19th

Russian electronic pop artist I.L.Y.A. (I Leave You Amazed) is pleased to announce his new EP Hybrid, to be released July 19th. Inspired by his transition from Moscow to New York City, I.L.Y.A creates a 6-track EP that experiments with the sounds of both European and American underground and pop music.

Dreamville Chanteuse Ari Lennox To Join Lizzo U.S. Tour

Dreamville/Interscope Records is thrilled to announce that singer-songwriter, Ari Lennox, has officially signed on to join Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You Too Tour. The highly anticipated, cross-country trek launches Friday, September 7th in New Orleans, LA and will conclude on Friday, October 25th in Las Vegas, NV.

The Lizzo dates come on the heels of Lennox’s recently wrapped Shea Butter Baby Tour in support of her hit single and new album by the same name. Released in May to critical acclaim, Shea Butter Baby is a masterful debut that showcases the singer’s expansive range across a variety of vintage, hip-hop soul productions by Elite (“Shea Butter Baby” feat. J. Cole), Christo (“Broke” feat. JID) and Masego (“Up Late).

Claudio Simmonetti’s Goblin Announces North American Tour

Italian musician, film score composer and keyboardist Claudio Simonetti, will return to North America with his band on tour this fall. The tour begins September 14th in Atlanta, GA and runs through October 17th in Montreal, QC. A complete list of dates can be found below.

The highly-anticipated tour will feature two sets, the first featuring a screening of Dario Argento’s classic giallo “Deep Red/Profondo Rosso” where they will be performing the score live. The second set of the show will showcase classic Goblin material as well as some selections from their latest releases.

DARK STATION Sign Management Deal with FM Music Management

Dark Station has entered into a management deal with FM Music Management. They have joined FM Music Management’s impressive roster which includes Nonpoint, Through Fire, SHIM, Kataklysm, MEYTAL, Royal Bliss, The Black Moods, Keith Wallen, Spoken and more.

THE PRIMALS: Video For “Hello Cruel World” Video

Los Angeles-based rock trio THE PRIMALS – founded by vocalist/guitarist John Henry (also of Darkest Hour), bassist Chad Fjerstad (formerly of Dead To Fall), and drummer Andrew Black (formerly of The Explosion) – has shared a new video for the track “Hello Cruel World,” through a premiere at Louder Than War. The new video hits as the band announces November tour dates with Cave In and Helms Alee.

The Primals Release Video For ‘Hello Cruel World’ – LTW Premier

Rod Wave Reconciles His Past and Present in the Moving “PTSD” Video

“The 19-year-old can rap at a brisk pace like an ATL rapper, hit a falsetto like a R&B singer, and often digs deep to unleash a gravelly voice that sounds like he’s the lead in a country rock band…he already possesses one of the best voices in the South.” – Pitchfork

Free yourself of the toxic societal norms and step into the “New Scene” with Mariel Darling

Mariel Darling, the singer and social media sensation for the youth with over 50K on Instagram, has created a safe community for fans to be themselves. Please find below Darling’s new song “New Scene”:

Rainer + Grimm – “All For You”

Rainer + Grimm have been described as Toronto’s contemporary dance music response to the alternative R&B sound the city is known for. With industry credits for the likes of Drake, The Weeknd, French Montana, Swae Lee, and Allan Rayman, the duo are poised to push their unique sound to the masses like never before.

BESVÄRJELSEN debut magnetic new video “When We Fall”

BESVÄRJELSEN (Swedish for “conjuring”) are not your everyday stoner rock band. The Swedish quintet conveys a unique sense of mystique and harrowing beauty through their crushing and alluring brand of rock, carried by Lea Amling Alazam’s spellbinding vocals. “These heavy hitting Swedes deliver beautifully produced doom rock with lush soundscapes and terrifying vibes.” describes Two Guys Metal Reviews.

Alec Benjamin Releases “Jesus In LA.”

Platinum-certified singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin returns today with yet another spellbinding, biographical gem, this time chronicling his highs and lows in the city of Angels, ‘Jesus In LA’ is out everywhere today.

Gibson-Foundation Re-Launches Worldwide; Dendy Jarrett Appointed To Executive Director

For 125 years, Gibson has been creating, shaping, and inspiring sound across all generations, genders and genres of music. Gibson is proud to announce the re-launch of the Gibson Foundation–a 501(c)3) committed to introduce, inspire and amplify the power of music–and the appointment of Dendy Jarrett to Executive Director, Gibson Foundation.

Since 2002, the Gibson Foundation has provided thousands of guitars and donations in excess of $30 million. Working directly with partner affiliations to drive future action, the goal of the Gibson Foundation is to make music matter to more people across the globe, one guitar at a time. Gibson will also engage with their artists and various industry partners to support and grow music culture by ensuring that guitarists and guitars remain a driving force in music forever.


Los Angeles based hard rock band VYCES have released their new single “PARALYZED” through IMAGEN RECORDS/WARNER ADA. The band is about to open up the flood gates with new music and content to be released in late 2019. They will be performing on select festivals and dates through the summer and fall.

Ducks Unlimited (Rolling Blackouts, Sacred Paws, Weyes Blood) – Share New Single

The Toronto-based jangle-pop quartet, Ducks Unlimited, are today airing their new cut ‘Get Bleak’ – listen here Featuring a contribution from Laura Hermiston of Twist, the track follows on from earlier singles that drew tastemaker acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic and will be followed with a date at The Garrison, Toronto on July 20 in support of Sacred Paws.