@skopemag news – friday – july 16, 2021 @ 4 pm est

@skopemag news – friday – july 16, 2021 @ 4 pm est

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DANA AND THE WOLF Share “2 Lovers” Video Via FLAUNT

Today, Burbank-based Dana And The Wolf share “2 Lovers”, following up on April’s “It’s Too Late”, further exploring the controversial world of non-monogamous relationships. COOL HUNTING premiered the track, noting it as “another considered exploration of non-monogamous relationships” and musically praising how “from Hobson’s powerful, pliable vocals and soulfully sincere lyricism to the steady, supportive and percussive instrumental, the track rises into pensive anthemic artistry.”

RATINOFF Ubers his way through “Take Me Away” video

SoCal-based alt-rock artist RATINOFF (full name: Jay Ratinoff) releases “Take Me Away” on July 16, the second single and follow-up to the song “Light Me Up” from his upcoming album LET IT OUT (due out September 17 through CEN/The Orchard). With “‘Take Me Away’ I wanted to write a fun dance song, The inspiration came from an experience I had when I met a girl one morning, and by that evening, we on our first date,” says Ratinoff.

Memphis, TN’s Blvck Hippie releases new single “Technicolor” today!

AFROPUNK premiered the track today, stating: “Over a loping 6/8 beat and washed out guitars, the latest from Memphis’ Blvck Hippie is an existential crisis in song. Josh Shaw has an undeniable talent for translating emotional vulnerability into off-kilter indie rock hooks.”

DemiAura Releases Debut Album ‘The Ascendant’

Phoenix, AZ-based progressive metal band DemiAura releases its debut album, entitled The Ascendant, via Pavement Entertainment. The Ascendant features ten songs that were mixed and mastered by Brad Cox at Black Paw Studios in Lawrenceville, GA.


Austin TX’s ragging hardcore collective BAND OF BASTARDS is back this week with another new song from their volatile debut album, DELETE. REPEAT., that’s out July 23rd from Redacted Records/SilverDoor Music. The slow-burning scorcher “Let Me Out” is a punk-n-roll anthem tinged with hardcore energy that’s made for the pit.


MASN says, “One thing I’m hoping to emphasize with “Don’t Talk” is the relationship of vulnerability in my music and appearance. I’m letting myself be vulnerable, but I also feel like I have to hold back, like I’m sure many do on a regular basis. Having to hold your tongue and feel like you’re stuck behind a glass wall is painful. “Don’t Talk” shows what it’s like to not be able to vocalize your feelings because of how difficult it is being vulnerable.”

Trousdale Share Feelgood Indie-Folk Single “This Is It”

“’This Is It’ is our friendship anthem,” Trousdale says. “It was born out of how much fun we were having just talking shit, drinking beers, and laughing with each other. We couldn’t believe how some of life’s best moments are so simple. By the time we got home, Lauren had sent a voice memo of the chorus to what has now become ‘This Is It’.”

Still Woozy Releases New Song “Get Down”

Maggie Rose shares new song “Are We There Yet” – a call to enjoy the moment

Today, the Nashville-based rock and soul singer-songwriter Maggie Rose shares “Are We There Yet,” the newest single from her upcoming album, Have A Seat, following the releases of the songs “Do It,” “What Are We Fighting For,” “For Your Consideration,” and “Saint.” Have A Seat is due out on August 20 via Starstruck Records. The album was recorded live at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL, and was produced by Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes).

Jane Honor Releases Moving Single “There Won’t Be Any Music”

Pop singer-songwriter, Jane Honor, has just released her new single “There Won’t Be Any Music,” a charming up-tempo pop-rock song that discusses drugs and addiction in a musician’s relationship. “In my lifetime, I have only dated musicians (songwriters, producers, band members, etc.),” says Jane Honor, “but whenever there was a bad day in the relationship, there would be no music.”

DEFIANT Releases New EP, The Rent In Hell Is Free, TODAY via Curtain Call Records

Defiant released their second EP The Rent In Hell Is Free today via Curtain Call Records. The EP features guest appearances by Ace Von Johnson (L.A. Guns/Faster Pussycat), Richard Reilly (The Bo Deadlys/The Victims) and Jim Taylor (Lenne).

Theophilus London + NEZ join Louis The Child on “Keep On Moving” (VIDEO)


“Undone,” out now on New Damage Records, is about the person in your life that makes everything about them and takes no responsibility for their own actions.

BECK BLACK New Release Hollywood Blvd Out Now!

Beck Black has a FAB new single available, just released on all digital platforms July 16th Friday, entitled “Hollywood Blvd” from her forthcoming album, “Hollywood Blvd” in September!


SoCal-based alt-rock artist RATINOFF (full name: Jay Ratinoff) releases “Take Me Away” on July 16, the second single and follow-up to the song “Light Me Up” from his upcoming album LET IT OUT (due out September 17 through CEN/The Orchard.) With “‘Take Me Away’ I wanted to write a fun dance song, The inspiration came from an experience I had when I met a girl one morning, and by that evening, we on our first date,” says Ratinoff.

Eli Hurts releases new single “The Best”

Eli Hurts, the project from songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Eli Hirsch (courtship), has officially dropped his new single “The Best” today via Rude Records.

“I was really angry when I wrote this song. I’m glad I’m not this angry anymore,” shares Eli on the new track. “It sucks to be angry, it’s painful. But I guess it’s unavoidable. Looking back, I make it seem so dramatic. Definitely playing quite the victim in this one, But let’s be honest, it was equally my fault. It’s all good. Thanks for listening.”

Rufus Wainwright Joins Ampersounds For ‘Solitude Of Heart.’ EP Out Today

Legendary house DJ’s and producers Fred Falke and Zen Freeman aka AMPERSOUNDS release their debut EP today via the iconic West End Records and BMG. They are joined by GRAMMY® Award nominated artist Rufus Wainwright for two incredible tracks, including the previously released “TECHNOPERA” and a brand new song, “SOLITUDE OF HEART” –



Dubstep Legend Rusko Drops Dnb Single on Elevate Records

Legendary producer Rusko is about to unleash his release on Elevate Records after a career which has enabled the Leeds-born DJ and producer to become a leading figure within the UK bass music scene. Ascending with the original dubstep movement, his change of direction through his first ever Elevate single shows he’s able to tap into the sub genres which have defined the UK music movement, something he’s been heavily involved with from his earliest stages. However, whether it’s been at Electric Daisy Carnival, Germany’s Melt!, Australia’s Good Vibrations or Ultra Music Festival, he’s also taken his music internationally, garnering him a massive fan base. It’s one reason why he was brought into such a renowned part of the UK’s dance music culture as part of Elevate, as well as why his experience shines through the release through its dancefloor prowess.

Indie Pop Recording Artist Graciela Releases Debut Single — “Seize The Day” — Out Now

Breakout, indie pop artist Graciela (Gr8 Entertainment) makes her debut with the original tune titled “Seize The Day.”* The upbeat track serves as a fitting introduction to the budding 14-year-old vocalist in both style and personality, and is available now via all digital retail outlets and streaming platforms.

For Skope: Din & Vic’s appropriately titled track “Slumped” is the 2nd one signed during live demo:drop sessions on Twitch (out now on Protocol)

Me, I’m Counting brings analog synths to life on new song “Wave Age”

North Carolina electronic artist Me, I’m Counting is the solo project of Durham musician Nick Williams. Today, he announces his debut EP release MACAU due out August 20th, and shares the single “Wave Age.” Williams utilizes hardware samplers and a mesmerizing array of analog synths to craft a psychedelic blend of techno/electronica and krautrock. The accompanying music video features aerial footage and far-out visuals that meld their way into a live performance that Williams gave in a park during the pandemic with intense social distancing restrictions.

Davido Releases Video for “Shopping Spree” ft. Young Thug & Chris Brown- Watch it Now!


Written by Dasher alongside Andy Albert, Thomas Archer and Gordie Sampson, the feisty track showcases country newcomer’s impressive chops, as she playfully lists off some of the things that earned her the nickname “Hannah Damn Dasher.” Directed by Justin Key, the clip plays homage to the past, as the “Georgia badass” (Rolling Stone) explores Don Williams’ 1970s tour bus, pours herself a drink and sings along to her rowdy tune.