#tgif edition – @skopemag news for October 4, 2019 @ 5 pm est

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Brother Hawk Say Yes to Trouble with New “Big Trouble Sessions” Live EP

Four piece Atlanta band BROTHER HANK will release a new live EP, Big Trouble Sessions on November 8th. With raging riffs and huge hooks, their music has been described as, “the sunset that the hero rides into.” These raw, riveting tracks are no exception, taking their style of soulful grooves and explosive dynamics to a new level

11/12 Greensboro, NC @ Flat Iron
11/13 Richmond, VA @ Wonderland
11/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
11/17 Somerville, MA @ ONCE Lounge
11/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
11/19 Harrisonburg, VA @ The Golden Pony
11/21 Columbus, OH @ Space Bar
11/22 Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club
11/23 Buffalo, NY @ Transit Music Lounge

for Skope: 4B releases “Atomic Bomb” from forthcoming “Explosive” EP (Ultra Rec.)

4B’s brand new single – “Atomic Bomb,” which will be out on Ultra Records on Oct 04. It’s a track from 4b’s forthcoming “Explosive” EP and follows previously released “Told You” (which dropped on Aug 30 as the first single from the EP).

Rachael Sage Releases New Single / Proceeds To Benefit Women’s Cancer Research

Now on the other side of treatment and in complete remission, Sage hopes to raise awareness of this disease, which is the most common type of women’s cancer with more than 60,000 new cases in the United States and 530,000 worldwide diagnosed each year. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the single will benefit women’s cancer research at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, the two institutions where Sage received her treatment.

BLACKBOOK PREMIERE: The Stunning New Rachael Sage Single ‘Bravery’s On Fire’ is a Poignant Meditation on Struggling Through Tragedy

Gaby Moreno and Van Dyke Parks’ ¡Spangled! out Today

Nonesuch Records releases ¡Spangled!—a collaboration between Guatemalan–born singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno and American musician, songwriter, arranger, and producer Van Dyke Parks—today: October 4, 2019. The ten-song set celebrates the migration of song across the Americas and spans more than a century, including a bolero from Panama, a bossa nova from Brazil, and an elegiac ballad from the Southwest United States—Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, and Jim Dickinson’s “Across the Borderline,” performed with Cooder and Jackson Browne. The album also includes one of Moreno’s own songs as well as the previously released track “The Immigrants” by Trinidadian songwriter David Rudder (full track list below). Moreno tours the U.S. this fall, as part of Roots Rising! (complete schedule below). ¡Spangled! is available at the Nonesuch Store and iTunes; it is also streaming at Spotify, Apple Music, and other digital service providers.

New Music Video! Roller Coaster Night (Radio Version)


The video was directed by Jason Koenig, who previously worked with Sheeran on his companion video clips for “Shape Of You,” “Perfect,” and “Galway Girl” off of his previous album, 2017’s “÷.” “South of the Border” is featured on Sheeran’s latest LP, “NO. 6 COLLABORATIONS PROJECT,” which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 upon its release this past summer.

Toothgrinder’s New Song DEMANDS Your Attention — LISTEN

“A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them. As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” — Carl Jung

D-Town Diva Molly Brazy Drops Hard-Hitting Built To Last Project

“Molly Brazy is one of the dopest rappers coming out of Detroit right now, and her Molly World mixtape from January is one of the hardest tapes of the year so far” – XXL

Kal Marks’ ‘Let The Shit House Burn Down’ EP is out today via Exploding in Sound Records

“the band have never sounded this good, as they unleash an aggressive assault on both the climate catastrophe and personal demons. Kal Marks’ ability to find the sweet spot where folk and metal intertwine — a demilitarized zone most of us thought didn’t exist — will leave you screaming and crying in the same chorus. … Kal Marks’ decade-long career has had many peaks, but Let the Shit House Burn Down could be the highest — so far” (8/10) – Exclaim!

Parisian musician Zimmer’s self-titled debut album out now + “Make It Happen” video featuring Panama premieres

The album was recorded across two years in Zimmer’s Paris studio and during extended stays in Los Angeles and New York. The producer took his time to experiment and deliver a record that’s both personal and genuine. Entirely self-produced, the album features two vocalists—Panama and New Zealand’s Laumė.

Singer-Songwriter RORIE Announces Debut Album with Captivating Single “Train”

D.C. singer-songwriter Rorie debuts “Train” the first single from her forthcoming debut album Valley in The Mirror due out January 31, 2020 via self-release. This optimistic synth-pop song deeply explores the “train of thought” idiom and self-struggle. The track also holds a double meaning as Rorie explains, “There is also a double meaning here about my experiences as an independent artist navigating my way through the music industry, and how difficult that can be, and also how important it is to keep going”

The Blamed Dropping New Album “The Church Is Hurting People” on October 18

Indie Vision Music is proud to present the long-awaited new full-length release from legendary post-hardcore punk band THE BLAMED. This release comes on the heels of last fall’s split with The Satire that garnered critical acclaim and further cemented their impact as one of our generation’s hardest hitting powerhouses. Mixing equal parts heaviness and raw delivery with the enlightened lyrics of a band with a lot to say. “The Church Is Hurting People” is a cry out for change and a message of love for those searching for meaning in this life.


LA’s Latinx psych icon Joel Jerome returns with new video [ex- Dios (Malos)]

We are so excited to share the new single from Los Angeles psych icon Joel Jerome. He made a name for himself as the frontman and mastermind behind indie outfit Dios (Malos), who Pitchfork described as making California’s pop less predictable.

Video premiere: Joel Jerome, ‘There’s Nothing Here To Bother You Anymore’

Danny Darko – MINOTAUR (top 10 on Beatport charts)

With support from EDM greats DJ Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk, Pete Tong, Judge Jules,Gareth Emery, and Chuckie, Darko has released nearly ONE HUNDRED Top 100 hits on Beatport Charts. His songs have been featured numerous times on The Hype machine. Danny’s songs on Spotify have topped an aggregated amount of 15 milions streams, with songs like Los Angeles and Butterfly topping 3 milions streams each.

Seersha ‘Changes’ Music Video Premieres on MXDWN

Today, Atlanta-based indie pop producer Seersha, releases the music video for her exciting new chamber pop single, Changes. MXDWN premiered the video and describes,

mxdwn PREMIERE: Seersha Hosts a Gilded Dinner Party in New Video for “Changes”

Bassist Brian Bromberg goes viral unapologetically

Every recording artist dreams of having a video go viral, but jazz bassist Brian Bromberg never imagined that one of his clips would receive over one million views. The Grammy-nominated musician who thrives in both electric and acoustic bass settings unassumingly posted a live performance video with his Unapologetically Funky Big Bombastic Band on his Facebook pages featuring a monster bass solo on the funk throwdown “Minneapolis, 1987.” Something magical happened. Amassing over 1.2 million views to date across multiple social media platforms, the voracious response to the video spurred Bromberg to drop the track as a single, the fourth from his “Thicker Than Water” album. The single goes for playlist adds on October 14.

MACACO Reveals The Music Video For “BLUE”

“The children of our Mother Earth have become a plague for her.” This statement by Macaco summarizes his concern, which spreads across the planet, for the present climate emergency. Macaco joins the Global Climate Strike to be held on September 27th and releases “Blue (Diminuto Planeta Azul)”, his brand new music video feat. Jorge Drexler, on the same day. There’s no better alliance for a mobilization like this.

BENJII – I Won’t Die For You.

“While speaking out on mental health issues or addiction has become a “trendy” topic as of late, it sadly feels like a lot of us are becoming indifferent to the idea of it. The fact remains that nearly 800,000 people die from suicide every year. It’s still a very real issue that needs continuous support.”

Richmond’s Sleave Release Debut Album ‘Don’t Expect Anything’ October 22

“A set of vocals that pour out with emotions, guitars weep with melodies — Sleave know how to tie their emotions into their art. Blending multiple genres in their glimmer, the group infuses a weight into their music that lifts upon being heard. Sleave open the lid to a swirling catharsis of harsh vocals and swelling melodies.”- New Noise Magazine

Jack Klatt releases new album, ‘It Ain’t The Same available via Yep Roc Records

Jack Klatt releases his much-anticipated and already acclaimed album, IT AIN’T THE SAME, today via Yep Roc Records. IT AIN’T THE SAME sees Jack Klatt affirming American roots music’s contemporary credence with devotion, depth, and his own distinct worldview. Produced by Klatt at Chicago’s Reliable Recorders, the album evinces a more creative approach to the studio than his previous outings while still staying true to the simplicity and spirit of traditional Americana.

DEYO (Brother of ‘Succession’ Star) Shares “Overgrown” Video

Christopher Deyo Braun, aka DEYO, is back with a brand new single, titled “Overgrown.” Accompanying the release is a premiere of an animated video for the track, animated/directed by Lije Morgan. It was premiered yesterday with Aesthetic Magazine.

Exclusive Premiere: Watch DEYO’s New Video for “Overgrown”

More To Be Said by Debbie Anthony Out Now!

Adult-contemporary country singer, and Minnesota-native Debbie Anthony has released her sophomore album, More To Be Said. Produced by fast-rising studio ace Gena Johnson (Ben Folds, Dave Cobb: Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Kacey Musgraves, John Prine), who also provides backing vocals on many of the tracks, More To Be Said is available at Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Pandora, and via her YouTube channel.

“The journey of recording More To Be Said has been such an incredible mix of excitement, hard work, learning––and learning more,” Anthony explains. “Each song on this album represents my heart, life experiences, and the dreams and future ahead of me.”