#Weekend edition – @skopemag news for july 21, 2019 @ 4:45 pm est

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Ross Golan Releases Single “Stay Positive” On Interscope Records

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 where he realizes his misfortune in the song “Stay Positive”.

Transitions – new classical/minimalist/prog album by Malcolm Galloway

Transitions is the fifth contemporary classical/minimalist album by Malcolm Galloway, singer/multi-instrumentalist and composer of award-winning progressive rock band Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate. His classical music has been played on many radio stations around the world including BBC Radio 3 and his combined video-art/music pieces played at the National Gallery. He lives in London, UK. He has previously been a classical music consultant and reviewer, including writing for Tempo and Gramophone’s website and advising The Galliard Ensemble and Deux-Elles Classical Recordings on contemporary chamber repertoire.

The album starts and finishes with minimalist pieces, filled with intricate interlocking and interacting patterns. Sandwiched between these is a slow, contemplative contemporary classical piece with a peaceful resolution.

Metalcore band Glass Hands encourage LGBTQ+ acceptance on new single “Bouquet”

Last month was Pride Month, but as many in the community see their identities exploited for corporate gain for one month out of the year, Glass Hands are here to remind you to be proud all year long. The Indianapolis metalcore/post-hardcore quintet has released their new single “Bouquet,” a track about encouraging LGBTQ+ visibility/acceptance.


Of the song, Lewis shares: “When I wrote ‘Hurt Me Now,’ it was very much about one specific person. Now that I’ve had time to look at the song with a little more perspective, I’ve realized it’s not just about that one person, but actually, a thread that runs through all of my relationships. If I have a feeling that I’m going to get hurt it a relationship, I’d rather get it done with than end up further down the road and getting hurt ten times more.”


Bjørn Tomren today releases the third track ‘Hiroshima Mon Amour’ from his upcoming album ‘Bad Science Fiction’, which is due for release on 20th September via Norwegian powerhouse Propeller Recordings (Dagny, Highasakite, Sløtface and more). After accidentally announcing on a national radio show that him and his partner Åse are expecting a baby, the release of ‘Hiroshima Mon Amour’ is a token of apology to Åse, to compensate for the early, unexpected annoucement! Åse can be seen on the packshot below.

WATCH ME BREATHE Releases Official Music Video for “Feel Alright”

Progressive Pop-Rock Band WATCH ME BREATHE has released the official music video for their new single, “Feel Alright,” via TLG / INgrooves.


Hailed by The Boston Globe as “hip-hop’s next big star,” Token (Ben Goldberg) has quickly grown from viral rap sensation to acclaimed new artist. The MA-based rapper was introduced to hip-hop early on and by the age of six, began expressing himself through poetry. At 10 years old, Token began putting melody to his lyrics and recorded the poems as raps. What had started out as an outlet of expression soon became his passion.

Albi & The Wolves New Single ‘I’d Go Anywhere’

“I’d Go Anywhere” explores the heartache of falling out of love. Both endearing and tragic, the tender duet’s dreamy string arrangements and soft acoustic guitar intertwine as male-female vocals sway back and forth, speaking to one another in a heartbreaking tongue. The single is the second off of their upcoming album, This Is War, and is out for release July 12.

Hajile – ‘Go Out’

Go Out is a catchy melodic rap song produced by Sahara, everyone that hears it once will definitely put it on replay. I have a strong belief that this record can do numbers in this industry and it is something everyone can relate to. I thank you for your consideration in advance!

Moriah Formica Releases Music Video For New Single “I Don’t Care What You Think”

Albany, NY-based singer/songwriter Moriah Formica has just released her new single, titled “I Don’t Care What You Think”. The track serves as the 18 year old and former ‘The Voice’ contestant’s first new material of 2019, and was filmed at her show at the Times Union Center in her hometown just last month. Most importantly, “I Don’t Care What You Think” boasts Moriah recommitting herself to the heavy, unapologetic rock stylings that she has always connected the most with. Fans can check out the music video for the new single below.

Dirty Mae announce new album, HOLY MAMA, share title-track

“[Dirty Mae’s] music captures an old world feel with a new world edge, while exploring influences of New Orleans ghost folk and playful raucous riffs.” – Broadway World

“[Dirty Mae] colors delightfully outside the lines.”– B-Sides & Badlands


“I’ve been doing this for a while and I feel blessed to wake up and be able to keep doing what I love every day. It’s the simple things. I’m proper excited to get this new music to you all as my Dad always says, ‘The Race is not for the swift but for who can endure.’”- Angel


“‘Satellite’ is a stunningly cinematic cut, keeping the barebones instrumentation to just piano and strings, letting Abraham’s warm vocal shine.” – BILLBOARD

Mija shares new song + video for “Sweat It Out” on Hot Haus Records

Mija has shared a new song and video titled, “Sweat It Out,” out today on DJ Haus’ Hot Haus Records. The track is a moody deep house tune backed by a remix from Frankfurt’s rising underground don Ludwig A.F. Röhrscheid. The video was filmed and edited by Joel Eliasson in Sweden. He previously collaborateed with Mija for the music video of her 2018 track “Notice Me.”

Holdan Readies Debut EP With New Single ‘MAGIC’ ✨🔮🍄

LA songwriter Holdan has shared his new single “Magic,” available to stream now on Spotify, Apple Music, and DSPs worldwide. The track features backing vocals from Noah Cyrus, and is the next installment of Holdan’s effortless yet enticing new EP, divulging deep issues and personal battles of self-realisation, combined with catchy melodies and a kaleidoscope of sounds. “Magic” is a delicately performed, deeply genuine song that will resonate with fans of Bon Iver, Twenty One Pilots, and Oliver Tree. It’s a song perfect for beach bonfire singalongs on warm summer nights.

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

“From his idiosyncratic music videos and unreserved sense of style and personality, I.L.Y.A. throws in an irrepressible positivity for good measure.”

Watch The New Division’s music video for “Fascination”

Today buzzbands premieres The New Division’s newest single and video “Fascination.” The video was directed by Saumene Mehrdady, stars Dan C. Wright and Cynthia A. Strahan, and was produced by Joel Villegas and Saumene Mehrdady.