#weekend edition – @skopemag news for august 3, 2019 @ 11:30 am est

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Summer Cannibals “Can’t Tell Me No” Official Video

Summer Cannibals recently released their new album Can’t Tell Me No via Tiny Engines. A defiant release whose very existence is the result of taking back power, the record paves a path for those who may feel powerless and voiceless offering the hope that through strength and community they can create change.

Icelandic pianist Gabriel Ólafs shares stunning new single ‘Staircase Sonata’

“If it’s woebegone pianofortes, lilting melodies, and languid ballads you fancy, we have what you need in the form of 19-year-old Icelandic pianist and composer Gabríel Ólafs.” – Tiny Mixtapes

NEFFEX Debut Brand New Song “It’s My Life” Via 12 Tone Music

Southern California duo NEFFEX have released their brand new song “It’s My Life” today via 12 Tone Music. Filled with pop melodies, hip hop rhythms and an anthemic guitar-fueled breakdown, the track finds lifelong friends Bryce Savage (vocals) and Cameron Wales (guitar, decks) furthering their genre-defying sound. Mastered by Matthew Gray and self-written, produced and mixed by Nefex.

Tiffany Young Releases Dreamy “Magnetic Moon” Music Video

Pop phenomena, Tiffany Young, announces the release of her disco-inspired music video for “Magnetic Moon.” High fashion Korean designer, K I M H Ē K I M, jumped on board to assist in bringing Tiffany’s vision to fruition; with his classic diva/disco-inspired looks throughout the video. The single dropped on 8/02 at 12:00AM EST globally on all platforms, and Tiffany will be performing it live for the first time during her Open Hearts Eve concert in Seoul on 8/03. Billboard stated “the lo-fi disco-infused pop track was put out through an enchanting music video full of glitz, glam and moonlight.”

Showtek drops animated remix of Major Lazer’s‘Can’t Take It From Me’

Taking time out from their hectic global touring schedule, revered Dutch duo Showtek have delivered a high-energy remix of ‘Can’t Take It From Me’, the latest single from internationally renowned dance music trio Major Lazer, out on Friday 2nd August.

Showtek drops animated remix of Major Lazer’s ‘Can’t Take It From Me’


KORN has shared “Cold,” a brand-new song off their widely anticipated new album. “Cold” is available today at all DSPs with an official visualizer streaming now on KORN’s YouTube channel. KORN’s new LP, THE NOTHING, will be released September 13th on Elektra Records / Roadrunner Records.

RED Releases “From The Ashes” Today; Announces “I For An I” Tour, Events With Hinder, Festivals, More

GRAMMY® nominated, RIAA Certified Gold-selling rock band RED releases “From The Ashes” single today (Aug. 2) on RED ENTERTAINMENT with distribution from The Fuel Music into digital and streaming outlets globally, including iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify and more outlets globally.

David Wax Museum Release New Single “Equal In The Darkness” From New Album ‘Line Of Light’ out August 23 via Nine Mile Records

Today, David Wax Museum, fronted by David Wax and Suz Slezak, released “Equal In The Darkness,” the second song to be released from their fifth studio album Line of Light. The album is now available for pre-order and will be released on August 23 via Nine Mile Records. The album was produced by Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket and was the first full length album he produced in his newly built recording studio in his home of Nashville, TN.

“Windows On The World” Out Now Via Ropeadope

Today Ropeadope has released the soundtrack for Windows On The World, a new film written by Robert Mailer Anderson and directed by Michael D. Olmos. The album is an expansive mix of genres ranging from americana to R&B, electronic, a spoken word track from Abiodun Oyewole (The Last Poets) and original jazz music from members of the SFJAZZ Collective including Eric Harland, David Sanchez, Edward Simon, Obed Calvaire, Robin Eubanks, Matt Penman, along with Taylor Eigsti and Ethan Iverson (The Bad Plus). The album is available now to download HERE.

Introducing CONCENTRIC CIRCLES – A Podcast About Creativity

Ever wonder where creativity comes from or how creative pros make the cool stuff they do? We’ve always been curious, so now we’re on a journey to talk to as many creatives as we can in our new podcast, Concentric Circles.

Progressive Metal Fusion Quartet ANAMORPH Reveal New Track “Overcome” + Bass Playthrough Video

Fast-rising North Carolinian instrumental progressive metal band ANAMORPH recently announced the upcoming release of their ambitious, otherworldly full-length album, Lucid, out September 6, 2019. Lucid, which was recorded by renowned producer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, Scale the Summit, The Contortionist), is available for pre-order now via the band’s website, Bandcamp and iTunes, and the album will be available to stream upon release via Spotify.

ANAMORPH Help You “Overcome” In This Exclusive Bass Playthrough And Track Premiere By Griffin Daniels

Fytch Remixes Crywolf’s “QUIXOTE” for ‘OBLIVIØN [Reimagined]’ Series

Up next in Crywolf’s OBLIVIØN [Reimagined] series, musical enigma Fytch is bringing his distinctive sound to Crywolf’s track “QUIXOTE.”

Much like Crywolf, Fytch is a trailblazer in the electronic space, marrying elements of rock and electronica in order to create a soundscape that is simultaneously of this earth and otherworldly. Incorporating digital production with techniques from his classical music background, Fytch’s sound is constantly evolving to create music that makes people feel.


gnash is best known for his 4x platinum-certified breakout hit “i hate u, I love u” (feat. Olivia O’ Brien) from his Atlantic Records debut album we, released on January 11 earlier this year.

Natasha Bedingfield Releases “Kick It,” Off Forthcoming Album ROLL WITH ME Due Out 8/30

Today, Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield released “Kick It,” off her highly anticipated forthcoming album Roll With Me, due out August 30. With its anthemic chorus, rhythmic melody and palpitating beat, the introspective track – produced by Linda Perry and Adam Bravin – explores the challenges and ineffable rewards of a long-term relationship.

Bill Bloomer Releases ‘Bounty’

“I can’t imagine how you can argue with a cat that sounds like a mash up between Tom Waits and Michael Hurley while actually being admired by Butch Hancock. Sure, you’ve got to be a left leaning, freak folk gourmet to fully appreciate it, but have you looked up how many You Tube plays some Tom Waits stuff has? For people that never met a hit they ever liked, this is music right up your alley and right in the pocket. Sure to clear a room from non believers, why would you want them around you anyway? Killer stuff.” – Chris Spector, Midwest Records

Volbeat’s 7th Studio Album, Rewind, Replay, Rebound, Out Now Via Republic Records

Consequence of Sound also spoke to Poulsen about the new record, and he reveals “I can say 100 percent that I feel this lineup is the strongest lineup in the Volbeat history so far, both when it comes to working together on the music and being together offstage. I feel that leaves a very important mark in the music, where I can hear that we are having fun.” They also say of the album in their review, “Volbeat’s knack for writing songs with intriguing lyrics and memorable hooks continues.”

Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen on New Album, Fatherhood, Knotfest Roadshow, and More

concrete concrete release debut album ‘Drifter’ | “reconciles the qualities of a genre that is all too often misunderstood” – Fecking Bahamas

Today, Brooklyn instrumental rock trio concrete concrete release their highly anticipated new album ‘Drifter’.

On ‘Drifter’, concrete concrete mirror their own personal lives by telling the story of a restless soul who anxiously leaves its past life for a new destination. The atmospheric eleven-song narrative sways gently from euphoria to melancholia – and then back again – as the main character gradually transitions from a place of chaos and confusion to a new setting in which peace and self-realisation can, and do, occur.

“smoky” (NPR) Molly Burch ‘Ballads’ 7″ release today + US tour begins

Today Texan chanteuse Molly Burch, compared to Golden Era Hollywood starlets like Judy Garland and Loretta Young (FADER) releases her new 7” entitled Ballads via Captured Tracks. This is her first release since her wildly successful 2018 album, First Flower. Burch explains, “A-Side ‘Only One’ was recorded at the same time as First Flower, but it didn’t quite make sense on the album. Both this and the B-side ‘Your Party’ fit together in a nice way, I think. I decided to call the 7” Ballads as an homage to the powerful female vocalists I idolized growing up. Seems sort of classic. Both songs really embody what I love to do – sing with emotion, and drama, and romance, taking as much time as I need.”