#tgif edition – @skopemag news for july 19, 2019 @ noon est

WORMED Issue Full Stream of New Sci-Fi EP, ‘Metaportal,’ via Invisible Oranges!

Spanish technical death metal masters WORMED are now streaming their upcoming EP, ‘Metaportal,’ in full. The EP is set for worldwide release tomorrow, July 19. The new sci-fi offering from the band can be heard via Invisible Oranges –

California Based Lifestyle & Cannabis Brand, Cookies, Celebrates The Culture Of Humboldt County With Northern Nights Music Festival Sponsorship And Headlining Set By Berner

Cookies, the leading lifestyle and cannabis brand in North America, is pleased to announce its title sponsorship of 7th Annual Northern Nights music festival in Humboldt County, California. For the first time in camping music festival history, attendees 21+ will officially and legally be able to buy weed and partake onsite, and Cookies will have a presence in both the main area as well as the VIP and media access area. The brand’s founder and CEO, Berner, will also perform a headlining set on Saturday night with longtime friend, B-Real of Cypress Hill.


New Music This Week – The Flaming Lips, Ed Sheeran, Brian Eno, and More

New Releases for July 19, 2019 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.

Award-winning Americana artist Karen Jonas to release new album

Lucky, Revisited examines Jonas’s finest songwriting in the sonic format that fans have heard live on tour, highlighting an easy but road-hardened chemistry, laser-sharp dynamics, and intricate arrangements. Bray’s dazzling contributions shine like never before, showcased prominently in every song. Engineer/bassist E.P Jackson stood back, capturing and supporting the unfettered performances of Jonas and Bray without interfering.

Song Premiere: Karen Jonas Sings a Honky-Tonk Cautionary Tale On ‘Ophelia’

Peter Lewis, founding member of the legendary Moby Grape, releases new album ‘The Road To Zion’

Peter Lewis of the legendary Moby Grape will release, The Road To Zion a full-length album tomorrow. The Road To Zion is coming out through Omad, the boutique label of the album’s producer John DeNicola.

Peter Lewis played a crucial part in the creation of that rare beast, the perfect rock & roll album: Moby Grape, a legendary union of guitars, voices and brotherhood made in a now-distant American age, the psychedelic San Francisco of 1967. Many miles later, Peter has made his best record as a singer, songwriter and spiritual explorer: The Road To Zion, new stories of wanderlust, fortune, trial and commitment that still carry the living glow and redemptive power of that great band.

Theo Bard seethes with sincerity on unnervingly experimental ‘Forget’

“A subtle but striking return, with the songwriter’s gossamer electronics set against his sighing vocal” (CLASH)

After first introducing himself to us with his beautifully composed debut EP ‘You Give’ in 2015, Theo Bard has spent the intervening years pushing his music further into electronic realms than ever before. Inspired by a new generation of songwriters augmenting their music with electronic sounds, he has developed a unique voice as both producer and songwriter and has returned to reveal his new brand of dark, experimental pop.


Atlantic Records and Signature Entertainment have announced the eagerly awaited label debut single from rising pop singer-producer EBEN. “Plastic Angels” sees EBEN pushing his sound to visit more emotionally sincere terrain, accentuated by the track’s mesmerizing summer-ready production.

Leslie Stevens’ debuts “Depression Descent” via Los Angeles Times, new album ‘Sinner’ out Aug 23 on Thirty Tigers

“I have always written songs to help me heal and to help me cry and laugh,” Stevens explains, “Many people don’t like tears- they are afraid of pain- they want to walk away… When after I play someone says ‘You are the most vulnerable’ I consider it the biggest compliment. Still, it means cracking my heart open like an egg at every show.”


“It’s really hard when you love someone who doesn’t feel the same way,” says Kiyoko. “In this video, I wanted to bring to life the support group we all need when our love for someone isn’t being reciprocated. Having a strong support system of friends is so important to remind us we are loved and we are not alone.”

Hear One Eleven Heavy’s “House of Cards” off Desire Path. Out Sept. 20th

The single follows “Mardi Gras” and both are off their upcoming album, Desire Path, that’s out September 20th on Beyond Beyond is Beyond. Catch the band on tour around the Northeast this fall!

“The album is laced with lush three-part vocal harmonies and two-part harmonized guitar licks, recalling those classic Allman Bros runs at the same time as it brings to mind timeless classics by Hendrix, the Stones and, of course, the Dead.”

‘House of Cards’ by One Eleven Heavy

OXX: Decibel Magazine Streams “Birthday Song” By Danish Avant-Hardcore Act

The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance, was recorded by OXX, mixed by Klaus “Q” Hedegaard, mastered by ET Mastering, with artwork by Aske A. Hvidtfeldt, photography by Malte Riis, and design by Greg Meisenberg.

Track Premiere: Getting Crazy-Weird with OXX’s “Birthday Song”

Disillusive play – “Her lonely mind”

Disillusive Play music can be considered mainly as Hard/Heavy Rock but always with a Metal attitude and some Progressive nuances.

Skope: bittersweet, enchanting indie-pop ▸ Make Friends ‘Ellie’

Playlist-ed by Spotify on their Lo-Fi Indie, Hot New Bands & Surf Pop 2019 playlists, and played on BBC Radio 6 Music, Radio X, Amazing Radio, and BBC Introducing, Bristol’s Make Friends have just released a video to go with their gorgeous new indie single ‘Ellie’:

The Struts Release Video For “Dancing In The Street”

Formed in Derby, England in 2012, The Struts have found themselves massively embraced by some of the greatest icons in rock-and-roll history. Along with opening for Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Guns N’ Roses, the U.K.-bred four-piece was also hand-picked by Mötley Crüe to serve as the supporting act for their last-ever performances. The Struts released their sophomore album YOUNG&DANGEROUS in the fall of 2018 and have been on the road nonstop since their formation including worldwide headline shows and prestigious festival plays including Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Bottle Rock, Isle of Wright and many more. The Struts recently finished up a sold-out European tour and are currently touring the states on their Young & Dangerous Tour 2019.

Winnipeg’s Alone I Walk Debut Video For Upcoming Single “Get Up”

“We shot the video over the course of a day with our good friend Kelsey Giesbriecht in the forest at home in Winnipeg, Canada. So, it made this experience pretty relaxed and fun. The video plays off as Franky trying to find the right path to his destination in his head, but as everyone knows the self conscious thoughts can get in the way very easily. So I depict the self conscious part of him continuously trying to stop him from reaching and achieving his goal. But in the end he has to decide to stand up and keep moving forward.” – Pascal Courcelles


Watch the video for the title track directed by actress, playwright, and director Anisia Uzeyman. The visual stars Saul alongside jazz trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and a beautiful cast dressed in a sea of colors. Styling for the video comes from Autumn Randolph with hair and makeup by Tanya Melendez. Describing the video Williams notes that it’s “a power bank. Fortified by the footprints of migrants and the rarest of minerals, it is charged and recharged by the harmonious interweaving of human awareness, space/time alignment, and electro-magnetic frequencies on the spectrum of light.”


With “Highway to Heaven,” NCT 127 has delivered a song that speaks to pop music fans of all ages – a classic in the making that transcends K-pop boundaries and propels the band into the mainstream. The band gave “Highway to Heaven” its live debut during its first U.S. arena tour. Rolling Stone hailed them as “a phenomenon-upon-arrival” in an opening-night review and noted, “NCT 127 were given the Beatles’ welcome in New Jersey.” Billboard singled out “Highway to Heaven” as “a soaring, synth-pop ballad…a groovy, sleek tune.”

Corb Lund To Release “Cover Your Tracks” September 13th

Corb Lund is set to release Cover Your Tracks on September 13th via New West Records. The 8-song EP is a collection of unexpected cover songs previously recorded by AC/DC, Nancy Sinatra, Billy Joel, Marty Robbins, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Willie Nelson & Ray Charles, and Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show. It was produced by Lund and John Evans, and features guest appearances from the critically acclaimed singer songwriter Hayes Carll and Canadian Western music legend Ian Tyson alongside Lund’s band The Hurtin Albertans: Kurt Ciesla, Grant Siemens, and Brady Valgardson.

Victory Lane Debut New Single/Music Video “Happy Sad”

Frontman Dan Lamb says, “Happy Sad is a song about finding solace in feeling happy whilst ultimately accepting you also must be sad, I wrote the song from the perspective of a third party seeing me cope with my moods during taking anti-depressants. Eventually I came to realise that living in a limbo state of happiness and sadness was not natural and I gradually took myself off of them and began to deal with my natural state.

PREMIERE: Victory Lane throttle through emotions on “Happy Sad”

Mob Bounce – “Sounds Of You”

Mob Bounce are The Northwest Kid (Gitxsan) and Travis Hebert aka Heebz the Earthchild (Cree/Metis). They grew up in Northern British Columbia, bonding over their love of hip hop. Mob Bounce was officially born with the release of their Mixed Blood Mixtape.

Rooted in their cultures, ceremonies, and connections to place, Mob Bounce brings lyricism and power to hip-hop culture from a contemporary Indigenous perspective on their new track “Sounds Of You.”

ROSS GOLAN Releases Single “Stay Positive”

Initially conceived as a solo acoustic performance in which Golan sings the story of Duran, a man wrongfully accused of murder, The Wrong Man has evolved into a full-length album, animated film and musical developed over the last 10 years. Set in Reno, NV, sex, deceit, revenge and the judicial system test the will of Duran, who reflects on the moment when he realizes his misfortune in the song “Stay Positive.”


Icewear Vezzo proudly leads a new era of Motor City hip-hop. His explosive discography encompasses the fan favorite Clarity mixtape series and breakout Moonwalken, which boasted beats from heavyweights such as Zaytoven and TM88. Following a stint in Federal Prison, he ignited 2018 as his biggest year yet. In addition to a triumphant return to the stage at Detroit’s Hot 107.5 Summer Jamz, he dropped the acclaimed 337 EP with Earlly Mac and set the internet ablaze with the brash and blunt banger “Drank God Back Freestyle.” Mass Appeal predicted, “Detroit’s best hope at a singular star is Icewear Vezzo,” and Hypebeast dubbed him, “The King of contemporary Detroit rap.” A pillar of his community, he also owned the local haunt Chicken Talk restaurant.

The federal Empire Release “I Never Liked Your Friends” Video!

The duo that would become The Federal Empire came together to write songs for other bands, but decided the pairing was to monumental not to keep some of the material for their own project (**shrugs**). One of those song was “I Never Liked Your Friends” from their album The American Dream.

CATTLE DECAPITATION To Kick Off Summer Slaughter 2019

CATTLE DECAPITATION will begin their Summer Slaughter takeover this Friday. Boasting its first-ever triple co-headlining bill, this year’s edition of the Summer Slaughter tour finds CATTLE DECAPITATION, Carnifex, and The Faceless all sharing the spotlight of the main event and performing full sets. The journey begins July 19th in Salt Lake City, Utah and runs through August 14th in Los Angeles, California. Support will be provided by Rivers Of Nihil, Nekrogoblikon, Lorna Shore, and Brand Of Sacrifice, plus the Headbang For The Highway winners. See all confirmed dates below.

7/20/2019 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
7/21/2019 Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
7/22/2019 Wildwood – Iowa City, IA
7/23/2019 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
7/24/2019 The Forge – Joliet, IL
7/25/2019 Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
7/26/2019 Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY
7/27/2019 Heavy MTL Festival – Montreal, QC
7/28/2019 Opera House – Toronto, ON
7/29/2019 The Odeon – Cleveland, OH
7/30/2019 Oddbody’s – Dayton, OH
7/31/2019 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
8/01/2019 Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
8/02/2019 Fete Ballroom – Providence, RI
8/03/2019 One Centre Square – Easton, PA
8/04/2019 SoundStage – Baltimore, MD
8/05/2019 Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
8/06/2019 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
8/07/2019 The Firmament – Greenville, SC
8/09/2019 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX + Born Of Osiris, Bad Omens, Spite, Kingdom Of Giants
8/10/2019 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
8/11/2019 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
8/13/2019 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
8/14/2019 1720 – Los Angeles, CA

Stream Sub Dio’s Debut EP

Consistency is not your average compliment in punk rock, but it’s been the hallmark for one East Bay native songwriter for over two decades. The debut EP from Sub Dio opens the next chapter in Brian Moss’ musical story. It’s unceasingly consistent quality will feel familiar to anyone who’s heard his prior bands Great Apes, The Ghost, Olehole, and Hanalei, even though the resulting sound is something new.

Exclusive Premiere: Sub Dio EP

GUSTER Covers Labi Siffre’s “Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying”; Listen Here       

Unafraid to speak up against injustice, protest songs take on issues of their day, but transcend their eras to speak to future generations. Partnering with WXPN, Guster shares their cover of “Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying”, a respectful rework that honors the unassuming protest song for a new generation (out tomorrow).

Night Sins emerge from the goth shadows to bask in glistening synth pop on forthcoming fourth LP

From the shadows of a dark sonic past emerge a bright new day for Night Sins, the Philadelphia-based project of singer-songwriter Kyle Kimball. After two years of near silence, Kimball wipes the cobwebs from his undead body of work to reveal Portrait in Silver, the fourth full-length under the Night Sins moniker.