#Weekend edition – @skopemag news for july 20, 2019 @ 10:30 am est

SASHA SLOAN RELEASES NEW TRACK “at least i look cool”

Last month Sasha, who just finished a run of tour dates supporting LANY, released “Thoughts” along with a music video. The track, of which Idolator said, “it’s one of the week’s best new songs and deserves your full attention” also made the coveted New York Times Playlist.

Surfaces share “Take Some Time” (summer-infused pop), latest vid hits +900K views in 1 week

Today, the Texas-based reggae infused pop duo Surfaces, share their new single “Take Some Time,” which follows their latest single “Palm Trees” and the music video release for “Sunday Best.” The video featured YouTube star Hannah Meloche and has racked up over 900,000 views since the July 10 release.


Chicago punk / producer / creator HXLT has announced his sophomore LP Bloom From Doom out August 9th via the Orchard. The first project since his 2016 self-titled album, Bloom From Doom inspired he and long time friend/collaborator Virgil Abloh to coin a new genre”Black Wave”: music with produced beats, guitars and singling melody. This project was created during the darkest time of Nigel Holt’s life, addressing very real and extremely raw emotional honesty. The tracks range from despair, failure, depression, and pain, eventually making way for hope and forced positivity that lead to a whole new perspective for the Chicago artist. The latest single “Anti-Special” is out now – check the Jason Peterson directed video up top.

Holy Now – New video ‘It Will All End In Tears’ + UK dates

Holy Now cherishes and renews an indie pop built around captivating melodies and heartbroken lyrics. Songs about an unwillingness to grow up and stagnate. Timeless pop music with intimate melodies, yelling drums and sprawling choruses. Jangly fuzz pop where euphoria meets insomnia.

Goo Goo Dolls Announce Highly Anticipated 12th Studio Album Miracle Pill

Today, multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have officially announced their highly anticipated 12th studio album, Miracle Pill, out September 13th, 2019 via Warner Records. In an exclusive feature with SPIN earlier today, lead singer & guitarist John Rzeznik and bassist & vocalist Robby Takac shared the band’s cultural observations and experiences that shaped the momentous and timely record

OH HIROSHIMA Release Final Single ‘In Solar’!

The end of this month,July 26th, will see atmospheric post-rock unit Oh Hiroshima release their hotly anticipated, third studio album titled “Oscillation” with Napalm Records. After four long years since the band’s critically acclaimed “In Silence We Earn,” Oh Hiroshima return with their most epic record to date: Abstract guitar licks, dreamlike vocals as well as the hint of Electronica; this is a mesmerizing trip through diverse and dynamic soundscapes, like a beautiful fever dream that will hold you enthralled for a very long time.

Adam Green Shares New Video + Interview On Talkhouse

Adam Green has shared his ominous new track/video for the track “Cheating On A Stranger”. The medieval-style video, directed by Pete Voelker, was filmed in another universe that Adam discovered. The song contains an eerie backup vocal by Florence Welch.


Following the release of her critically acclaimed and #1 Hypemachine charted new single, “Aeroplane”, French pop artist, philosopher, composer and style icon Petite Meller joins forces with Danish producer Lazy Weekends to release the official remix to the track. The “Aeroplane (Lazy Weekends Remix)” amplifies the high energy of the original for a feel-good summer jam.

“the song transitions into an upbeat, eclectic, foot-tapping tune. Meller maintains this driving tempo throughout the song.” – V Magazine

Storm Music Group – 7 days before Playa d’en Bossa IBIZA is ours

In EXACTLY 7 DAYS from now you can spot Ian Storm & Michael FordRon van den Beuken Marvega JEFFK and Bas Abels at the Club Essentials event in the beautiful Ibiza. Watch them fulfill your best House loving dreams and enjoy the night full of cocktails, sunshine and a lot of good music! Just one more week to go!

Evening Standard’s ‘Brits Who Found Fame’; Poni Capri Releases New Spicy Single ‘Flood Out’

Given her name because she can “ride over any rhythm,” Poni Capri has come a long way since growing up in East London but her birthplace continues to influence both her music and how she lives her life. Now spending her time between London and Atlanta in America, she has battled through violent gang culture, homelessness and sexual exploitation before her luck changed, leading her to work with the likes of Lil Wayne and D12’s Mr Porter. Her brand-new single is Rich Sex and tells of her growing close to someone and sharing each other’s success and precedes an EP, Dark Candy, to be released on August 9th.

Kevin Kent – Endorsed by Nicki Minaj “Megatron Challenge” (VIDEO)

@Whoiskevinkent is an American rapper and comedian who has earned viral success a number of times thru worldstar and social media. In April 2019 Kevin made it to rapper @ToryLanez page and gained over 2 million views in 24 hrs with a viral video showcasing Tory’s new single “Freaky” . Recently he gained viral success yet again being posted on @nickcannon page and @nickiminaj page in the same week.

M.O.D. Classic announces new lead singer & first US show dates

Legendary Thrash Metal Crossover band M.O.D. Classic has announced a series of live dates through the Southwest launching 8/15 in Reno, NV and wrapping up 8/18 in Anaheim, CA.

The band has also announced that Donny “The DRP” Polinske (Primer 55) will be joining Tim McMurtrie and Ken Ballone (the original rhythm section from M.O.D.) and Felix Griffin (DRI) as their new front-man.

Catch M.O.D. Live:
08/15 @ Shea’s Bar – Reno, NV
08/16 @ The Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV *
08/17 @ The Underground – Mesa, AZ
08/18 @ The Doll Hut – Anaheim, CA
* Psycho Las Vegas After Party

500 Miles To Memphis – Its A Blood Fest!

Formed in 2003, the boys of 500 Miles To Memphis came together on the banks of the Ohio River between Cincinnati, OH and Newport, KY. Their genre-bending take on Americana and punk rock has been received worldwide in the form of movies, TV, video games, and their award-winning live shows. Logging 250 performances a year, these indie road kings have been to hell and back. If you are a fan of high-octane punk rock, bluegrass, and Appalachia – these boys are for you!

Exclusive: 500 Miles to Memphis Debuts the Gory Music Video for “Hold on Tight”

Nottingham Artist HEX Drops New Single “BLOW” Via Parlophone / 12 Tone

“Dark meets light, showmanship meets authenticity, celebration meets confession” – HUNGER

“With a faultless flow and a creative mind to match, there’s going to be no stopping this lad in 2019.” – NOTION

half•alive release new track “Pure Gold”

The music of half•alive breathes, evolves, grows, and changes alongside the lives of the Long Beach trio—Josh Taylor [vocals], Brett Kramer [drums], and J Tyler Johnson [bass]. Encompassing R&B, funk, pop, rock, soul, and more under a glow of disco ball bliss, the experience iterates in a fresh form every time. half•alive officially came to life on the 2017 3 EP, which sparked a palpable buzz on the strength of “The Fall” and “Aawake At Night”.

Cuja Shares Brazen Girl Power Anthem “New Bitch, Who Dis?”

Following the release of her debut EP Vol. 1, budding pop artist Cuja returns today with a new infectious bop titled “New Bitch, Who Dis?”

An ode to those that have done us wrong, “New Bitch, Who Dis?” shows Cuja reclaiming the energy in her life and giving the middle finger to anyone who tries to stand in her way. After finding herself shrouded by negative experiences in the music industry, Cuja enlisted the help of two fellow powerful women, producer Alina Smith and artist/songwriter Elli Moore. Together they created an impassioned yet relatable song that highlight Cuja’s sultry vocals. “I was feeling like I needed to be heard and if people were uncomfortable or didn’t like it, that’s on them,” Cuja explains.

Crystal Gayle Returns With First New Album In 16 Years, ‘You Don’t Know Me’

Grammy® award winning country music singer and Grand Ole Opry member Crystal Gayle is delighted to announce the release of her first new album in nearly 16 years, You Don’t Know Me. Available everywhere September 6, with a pre-sale beginning August 9, the new album is being released by Southpaw Musical Productions, and distributed by BFD in partnership with The Orchard.

Crystal Gayle to Revisit Country Standards on New Album ‘You Don’t Know Me’


Aaron Carpenter finds a way to preserve the thrill of the chase on his hypnotic new single, ”Chase,” which was produced by Pop Wansel (Ariana Grande, Alessia Cara) and Happy Perez (Halsey, Ariana Grande). Carpenter co-wrote the sultry track with the producers and Sean Douglas, Daniel Klein and Matt Campfield.

for Skope: Party Favor releases “Be OK” (Acoustic)

“Be OK” is the last single release from Favor’s debut album “Layers” (released in April) that also announces forthcoming TroyBoi’s remix of Party Favor’s “Wait A Minute” ft. A$AP Ferg & Juicy J, and “Layers” remixes.


Today, THE FLAMING LIPS release their 15th studio album, King’s Mouth: Music And Songs, via Warner Records on vinyl, CD and digital platforms. The original gold colored vinyl Record Store Day limited edition pressing sold out instantly. King’s Mouth is now widely available on all formats. To coincide with the album’s release and tour, a brand-new video from the album “How Many Times,” is also released today.