@skopemag news – weekend – may 16 & 17, 2020 @ 7 am est

@skopemag HQ: http://smarturl.it/skope

The California Honeydrops Release New Single “In The Air”

Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio) and Daniel Ledisnky announce The Neverly Boys

Groundbreaking artists/producers/songwriters Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio) and Daniel Ledinsky have announced their new band THE NEVERLY BOYS and the debut album Dark Side Of Everything. The album was written, produced and recorded by the two. Dark Side Of Everything is available now via Alchemy Recordings in partnership with BMG Recordings at all DSPs and streaming services.

Deerhoof’s Guitarists Teach New Song “Damaged Eyes Squinting into the Beautiful Overhot Sun”

The band explains: “the song is about the seemingly inexorable warming of the earth and the descent of human civilization. As everything melts a sad person thinks back to an earlier time and how things were supposed to turn out.”


“I am no Rihanna, but I feel like in channeling her I become a better singer,” says Devon Gilfillian. “I love the conviction in her lyrics and how she effortlessly shapes melodies around those lyrics. The melodies are classic soul but pop at the same time. I especially love ‘Love On The Brain’ because it accurately describes the struggle of loving someone so much that it actually hurts.”

Horror Metal Band FROM HELL Reveals Sinister New Video for “They Come at Night”

Horror metal band FROM HELL has unleashed a sinister new video for “They Come at Night,” the latest horror story in the FROM HELL anthology, Rats & Ravens, out May 22 via Scourge Records and Fastball Music in Europe.

Big Black Delta Announces New LP

Big Black Delta (Jonathan Bates) has announced the release of his newest LP, 4, out July 10th. With this announcement, Bates also shared the latest video-single off of the LP, “Lord Only Knows.” Both the announcement and video were premiered with BrooklynVegan. “Lord Only Knows” further expresses Bates’ enigmatic production. Through lush hooks, heavyweight guitars, spacious vocals, triumphant piano chords, BBD blends unlikely sounds into a captivating avant-pop track. “Lord Only Knows” further escalates the excitement ahead of the album.

Out Now: Jake Miller Returns with “SAVED ME”

The critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, and producer Jake Miller releases his fiery new single “SAVED ME” today. The track, which finds Miller singing along to a chorus like “I was down, I was down / now I’m all the way up / almost drowned pulled me out / right before I gave up / you saved me” over a pulsating trap beat, is the lead single from his forthcoming EP due out this winter and is co-written by Miller alongside Tony Ferrari (Monsta X, New Hope Club) and Whakaio Taahi (Hot Chelle Rae, Katelyn Tarver, Tonight Alive) who also produced the track with Miller.


While earlier singles ‘Love, Disorderly’ and ‘Entertainment’ and their respective short films, embody the sense of socio-political urgency, freeform expression and unflinching experimentation permeating the album, ‘Hold On Tight’ shows a more tender side. Reaching a dramatic high early on with its brooding synth chords and metronomic string stabs, while Thomas builds his rich tenor to an emotional crescendo.

International Reggae Artist Ghost Release Inspirational Song ‘Humbly Before Thee’ Uplifting The World Through His Music

Coming to prominence thanks to his vocal agility, flawless falsetto, and countless cover versioned songs, Ghost who is regarded as one of the most powerful voices of Jamaica. Carlton ‘Ghost’ Hylton and MS Music produced the uplifting and inspirational “Humbly Before Thee”

“Glory Glory Glory. Praises to you Only..
High Oh High we lift you up..
You have never left my side my savior…
From Darkness you opened my eyes forever”.

Out today: Luke Schneider’s new-age pedal steel opus ‘Altar Of Harmony’ (Third Man Records)

Schneider is an in-demand session musician, even described as “an MVP of the Nashville music scene” by the Nashville Scene. He has recently performed and recorded with Margo Price, Orville Peck, Caitlin Rose, William Tyler and many more.


Today, Nashville-by-way-of-New England singer/songwriter Glenn Thomas unveils his beautiful new LP Reassure Me There’s A Window. “This album was a long time dream of mine,” recounts Thomas of the LP, which premiered earlier this week via Billboard. “For the last seven years, I’d been touring New England and the East Coast with my alternative rock power trio Wild Sun. Everything I was writing was written for that outfit, and as such brought certain limitations with what I could do with the songs. Throughout that time I was writing a lot of songs that were not rock songs, but I didn’t have a vehicle for them.

French Melodic Hardcore Outfit Releases Video for Nxt10

Taking inspiration from bands such as Casey and Counterparts, Crossed Hands have found their very own niche in blending atmospheric passages, ambient guitars and gut-wrenching vocals and lyrics that fall right into step with any fan of Melodic Hardcore. The Melodic Hardcore that moves you, that sticks with you, and that sometimes hits a little too close to home.

POSTVORTA: Italian cinematic post/doom metal stalwarts announce new benefit album!

In response to the devastating Coronavirus outbreak in Italy, Italian post/doom metal stalwarts POSTVORTA have put together “Siderael Pt. One”, a benefit album to aid those affected by the pandemic.

100% of the proceeds of this experimental album, which finds no term of stylistic comparison with other releases by the band, will go to the Red Cross and be used toward relief efforts in Italy.

Carolina Story Returns With Poignant New Song Lamenting Lost Friendships, “See You When I See You”

Nashville-based Americana/roots duo Carolina Story has released a poignant new track titled “See You When I See You” via Black River Americana. The husband and wife duo Ben and Emily Roberts return with the thoughtful portrayal of a friendship nearing its end, brilliantly illustrated with Emily’s soaring lead vocals. Co-written by Ben and producer Paul Moak, “See You When I See You” is accompanied by a performance video shot in Nashville’s famed studio, The Smoakstack. American Songwriter featured it yesterday, declaring the song “demonstrates the Roberts’ continued commitment to tasteful, blue-collared storytelling.”

Husband and Wife Duo Carolina Story Laments Lost Friendships On New Single “See You When I See You”

Noah Cyrus Releases ‘The End Of Everything’ EP Today. Reveals Audio Visualizer For ‘Young & Sad’

‘The End Of Everything’ opens with ‘Ghost,’ which Cyrus revealed exclusively to Rolling Stone when discussing the EP, “I can’t help but see my younger self so hallow and sad, filled with hatred towards herself. I’ve dealt with depression since I was 11-years-old and always felt so uncertain with myself. I remember experiencing such sadness all the time. When I picture little me I just see her needing a pair of arms around her; someone to let her know she’ll grow up and be okay, and that one day the mirror won’t be her enemy.”

Noah Cyrus Details ‘The End of Everything’ EP Track by Track, Unveils ‘Young & Sad’ Visualizer


Pioneering house artist Chris Lake returns with a new single “I Remember,” released today by Black Book Records/Astralwerks. Incendiary and soulful, the track includes a reimagining of the indelible vocal line from the Ralphi Rosario-penned 1987 house classic “You Used to Hold Me.”

GoGo Penguin Releases New Single And Live Video for “Don’t Go”

Today, UK instrumental trio GoGo Penguin released “Don’t Go,” the fourth single from their upcoming self-titled album (out June 5th via Blue Note). Accompanying the single is a live video for the song which exemplifies the band’s mesmerizing live performance. “Don’t Go” offers a restful, emotive ending to the album.


The Pretty Reckless, who announced their signing to Fearless Records last week, have dropped the brand new single “Death By Rock And Roll” today. The song is now available at all DSPs and is the first taste of new music since 2016’s Who You Selling For.

Whitney Rose – “We Still Go To Rodeos”

Her new record takes her efforts to a completely new level as she beautifully succeeds in creating a new collection of songs that will live on as one her absolute best. – No Depression

Rose has a distinctive independence that shines through no matter what role she assigns herself. We Still Go to Rodeos stands out as among the best of contemporary albums. – Pop Matters

Everything about this Whitney Rose set feels more confident, self-assured and assertive than even her impressive earlier releases… – Her finest overall album; one that should raise her visibility as one of the most talented rootsy singer/songwriters, of any gender, on the crowded Americana scene. – American Songwriter

Ghost Gnotes Releases New Single “Takes Some Time”

Ghost Gnotes (pronounced Ghost neeyotes), the nom-de-plume of Denver, CO musician Luke Mossman (Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats) releases “Takes Some Time,” the first single from his debut self-titled album, out May 29th, 2020. Premiering with American Songwriter earlier this week, they describe the emotive single, “[‘Takes Some Time’] sways in delicate instrumentation and echoes, mirroring all its emotional waves.”

Ghost Gnotes Finds Beauty in Loneliness on “Takes Some Time”


Atlantic Records has officially unveiled SCOOB! THE ALBUM, the official musical companion to Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group’s animated Scooby-Doo action adventure motion picture for the whole family. The soundtrack is now available globally at all retailers and streaming services and is highlighted by today’s release of the epic pop-country collaboration, “On Me” by country superstars Thomas Rhett & Kane Brown Ft. global pop sensation Ava Max. Watch the official video, which premiered earlier today on PEOPLE and features a mix of live-action footage shot in quarantine with animation from the film, streaming now on YouTube.

Kuarantine featuring Chris Jericho Releases Debut Single “No No No”

Kuarantine, a new rock ‘n’ roll band featuring Fozzy frontman and multi-hyphenate superstar Chris Jericho, has released their debut single “No No No,” a cover of the KISS 1987 deep-cut, via Madison Records with distribution by The Orchard. The all-star quartet is rounded out by Kent Slucher (drummer for Luke Bryan), guitarist Joe McGinness (of KLASSIK ’78) and bassist PJ Farley (of Trixter) with Jericho on vocals.

Christian Lopez drops new single + video for “Sick of Me”

Written in his California home and recorded at Revolver Studios, the track is an effervescent anthem built around three major power chords that explore the anxieties in the relationships you foster. This universal sentiment made its way into Christian’s own psyche after years. He confesses “I would play shows and wonder why these people actually weren’t sick of me? A natural thought I guess, but it even ended up stemming into my relationships. The truth was, I didn’t want to be alone, and that old identity needed to fade in order to bring this new one to life. The one that could survive, the one I am today.”


The EP includes the previously released title track, which is currently charting in the Top 20 at Alternative Radio. It premiered as Zane Lowe’s ‘World First’ on Beats 1 and was praised by The Fader for having “new wave energy” and for “bursting at the seams with life.” The second single, “the world is flat and this is the edge//’, was called an “existential anthem” by Ones To Watch as well as “an unexpected listen, to say the least,” by Consequence of Sound.

The Rolling Stones Reveal Official Remix Of ‘Living In A Ghost Town’ From Brazilian Dance Superstar Alok

Brazilian Global Dance superstar Alok delivers a new remix of The Rolling Stones latest single ‘Living In A Ghost Town’ out Friday, May 15th via Polydor Records.


The track was written about the uncertain times we’re facing during a global pandemic. “I turned off the news today ’cause every channel sound the same / They say the world will be Pompeii real soon,” he sings in the topical song.


Donna Missal says, “I got to a point in writing the album that I had said everything I wanted to say about someone else fucking up. I wanted to talk about the role I played in letting something consume me and burn me down. In ‘Let You Let Me Down,’ I’m addressing that I need to change too, so I don’t rebuild myself the same way but come back from it stronger and better.”


Cash Cash has been holed up in the studio, hard at work putting the finishing touches on their next studio album that’s due out in Fall 2020 through their longtime label home, Big Beat Records. Their other latest single “Mean It (feat. Wrabel)” just reached #1 at Dance Radio – proof that a combination of prolific work ethic and their uncanny ability to churn out banger after banger pays off.

The Jerry Cans – “Swell (My Brother)”

“Swell (My Brother)” expresses a deep seeded frustration. Frustration from ongoing inaction by the powers that be to appropriately address these issues. Frustration from touring for years and repeatedly talking about these issues, but never really seeing any movement.


For this brand-new version, producers J Randy and Nellz deconstruct the track with FEVER 333 frontman Jason Aalon Butler and DMC trading bars and locking into a lyrical crossfire. Their feral verses give way to a powerful refrain on this essential collaboration in social activism.

Chase Rice Releases New Music With “The Album Part II”

Multi-Platinum entertainer Chase Rice is back with more new music today, May 15, as he releases The Album Part II. The four-song project follows January’s surprise release of The Album Part I which has already amassed over 125 million on-demand streams and counting.

Daniyel unveils new track “Alone On Your Birthday,” more music soon

“I’ve spent a few birthdays alone, sometimes it just feels better that way. But really, nobody wants to be alone on their birthday,” Daniyel says. “So this song is for anybody who feels alone, especially on their birthday. You ain’t alone. Sometimes you just gotta speak up.”