@skopemag news for july 24, 2019 @ 2:30 pm est

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THE HOLD STEADY share new single “You Did Good Kid”

The Hold Steady have released a new song, “You Did Good Kid,” the second new one from Thrashing Thru The Passion, and can be downloaded with album pre-orders. Thrashing Thru The Passion is the band’s seventh studio album and is out August 16 on Frenchkiss Records. Fans can receive access to exclusive album bundles, including such extras as a poster, lithograph and enamel pin set. All album pre-orders will come with a free download of “You Did Good Kid” as well as the first song “Denver Haircut.” Both songs are available now at all DSPs.

I Met Famous People debuts with devastating single ‘That Will Save Me’ – OUT August 23rd

This new solo project is a way for Thomasson to experiment with new genres while having the opportunity to write personal lyrics. ‘That Will Save Me’ is the first song of a couple that has been written while he’s been working on his stand-up and tennis career. Along with the single comes a music video that he directed together with Ebba G. Ågren.

ICYMI: Miss June announce debut album “Bad Luck Party”

He notes, “the track gets at that feeling of instability in a relationship when there’s full on confusion around who your friends are or who you are… reality runs amok. I started to imagine this full throttle dream sequence in which a young couple bash through a bizarre night. As they find new places, they encounter strangers who at first seem normal become weird and dangerous creep characters… or ENEMIES. I felt like this erratic narrative had a powerful connection with the song – fast and heavy in a super off-kilter way.”

Adrian Wilson – ‘Farewell’ Single

Adrian Wilson continues to impress audiences across Australia and the world with his acoustic pop songs and youtube covers. With his extensive experience and growing fanbase, Adrian is set to release his next single Farewell.

Avant-garde artist Empara Mi releases provocative ‘Ditch’ video

The video premiered with London In Stereo who said, “‘Ditch’ exudes an enticingly intoxicating dynamism. A heady and opulent combination of soaring, resonant vocals and potent hip-hop beats intertwined with a warped, dark sample of Mozart’s ‘Requiem’.”

Empara Mí // In Short

A Picture Made Share Three-Part Rocker “Heal”

“The spare ‘Heal Me’ focuses on an acoustic guitar line and plaintive vocals, while next number ‘Heal You’ is a rousing roots rocker. ‘Healed’ tunes into a harmony-laden psych-rock channel as it flows with retro-rock positive vibes.” – The Big Takeover

LIFE AT THE ARCADE – Release New Single “Antidote” + Line Up Summer Dates

“Huge catchy choruses ready for festival main stages, paired with grungy undertones” – Gigslutz

Circles Around The Sun Meets Joe Russo + Fall Tour Dates Announced

Circles Around The Sun and Joe Russo have announced the October 18 release of a new four song EP simply entitled, ‘Circles Around The Sun Meets Joe Russo.’ The electrifying collection stems from a completely improvised recording session at Russo’s Brooklyn studio earlier this year. The collaboration, which has been kept secret up to this point, was mixed by legendary recording engineer Jim Scott whose Grammy Award-winning work includes albums by Tom Petty and Tedeschi Trucks Band and Circles Around The Sun’s bassist Dan Horne who has an impressive production/mixing discography in his own right with artists like Cass McCombs, Allah-Las and Mapache. The first single from the EP, “Peace Reprise,” is out today on all streaming platforms. Limited edition vinyl and download formats are available now for pre-order.


Today see’s Bishop Briggs release new track “Tattooed On My Heart” via Island Records along with another brand-new video and European headline tour announcement.

The video for “Tattooed On My Heart” directed by Tim Mattia (The 1975 and Twenty One Pilots) continues the story of the “Champion” video, diving deeper into the healing process of any relationship, symbolically represented by the heart Bishop is seeking to take back. Produced by Jonny Coffer (Beyoncé, Panic! at the Disco, Emeli Sandé) and written with John Newman (Calvin Harris, Rudimental), “Tattooed On My Heart” slips from handclaps and hummable piano into a heartfelt gospel chant: “I wish I didn’t get your name tattooed on my heart.”

Los Angeles-based producer & DJ davOmakesbeats shares stunning ‘Shadow Boxing’ EP

davOmakesbeats is an LA based music producer and DJ with over twenty years of experience in the music industry. DavO is also the co-creator and resident of the Bay Area party Swagger Like Us, and label owner of Molly House Records. With both businesses being heavily rooted in highlighting and supporting QPOC artists and communities, davO has found purpose and intention in his career through his passion for inclusivity.

Rosie O’Sullivan New Single

“‘Take Me as I Am’ was written in 2017 a year where I was trying to find acceptance to be myself, not only in personal relationships but also in today’s unfortunate stereotypical society. After losing an incredible amount of weight and drastically changing my image to find acceptance both in my mind and socially, the buzz line. ‘Take Me as I Am’ took over. As humans, all we want in life is to be truly accepted for who we are. Everyone is beautiful…. learn to embrace differences and diversity in our ever-changing world. If people cannot take you as you are…. It’s their own loss!” – Rosie O’Sullivan


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Everything You Need To Know About the Man In Black-New Johnny Cash Website Launches Today!

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, in conjunction with the John R. Cash Trust, is proud to unveil the definitive Johnny Cash online destination for Everything You Need To Know About the Man In Black.

The newly expanded fully-searchable JohnnyCash.com opens up the most comprehensive website ever created for the artist, an online virtual archive spanning the life, career and posthumous influence of Johnny Cash through recordings, television and movie appearances, related videos, personal writings and memorabilia, exclusive content and merchandise and more.


Tank and The Bangas confirm fall tour dates!

Breakout New Orleans-based five-piece Tank and The Bangas will continue to take their lauded live show on the road this fall with stops including New York’s Apollo Theater, Los Angeles’ The Fonda Theatre, Chicago’s Metro and Boston’s Royale as well as performances at Afropunk, Newport Jazz Festival and Emerge Fest. Tickets will be available on Friday, July 26 at tankandthebangas.com

Mariel Darling – Step Into The “New Scene” This Summer

Mariel Darling (https://marieldarling.com). 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.


*“Hollywood” which was released on July 11th, 2019 is already streaming extremely well for a new alt. group (reaching 101k streams). “Hollywood” has also been added to curated Spotify playlists such as New Music Friday (United States, Canada, Global and AU//NZ), New Noise and Fierce Femmes*