@skopemag News For October 16, 2018 @ 9 am est

Lindsay Lou Announces Fall 2018 Tour

Today, poignant powerhouse songstress Lindsay Lou announces an extensive North American fall tour with her band. Performing in support of their latest album, Southland (released April 2018), the tour kicks off on October 24th at Mississippi Studios in Portland, Oregon, heads down the West Coast, and then across the country—stopping in almost 20 markets along the way. In December, Lou and her band head to Mexico for 2018 Strings & Sol.

New Beans On Toast Music; (British Folk/Indie) Produced By Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett

Sticking firmly to his tradition of releasing a new album on the same date each year, 2018 was always going to be a big deal for Beans on Toast with this year seeing his 10th album release. To celebrate the landmark anniversary, Beans got back in touch with Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons, who had produced his first album a decade ago, and together they hatched a plan.

Kin Hana shares droney, doomy non album track “The Wolf”

Earlier this year, Aaron Carroll Hodges released an album as Kin Hana called Au Sable on his own Black Meadow imprint, his first under that moniker. Since his arrival in New York, he has created a body of work that straddles the line between dark-pop, krautrock, and ambient hum inspired, all of which manifested themselves throughout Au Sable. WIth Kin Hana, Hodges revives his Japanese great-grandfather’s name and finds a new opening between these aesthetics: a symphonic approach to whispers and texture.

Sheridan Reed Shows “Mastery of Combining Soul and Pop” on NEW Single, “Twisted Up”

“Twisted Up” plays with these elements of intensity and uncertainty perfectly. Telling a story of the emotional push and pull of being attracted to someone who is already spoken for. Sheridan Reed’s music speaks to audiences across the globe as a soundtrack to their emotional journey through life.


Of the track, WHSTLE shares, “Our wheels are spinning and every turn is off a cliff… We are blindfolded, reckless, and determined to make a name for ourselves no matter how we get there. Make no mistake, WHSTLE is far from being a group of partiers. We spend our nights rehearsing, emailing, and plotting our world takeover. But we can’t help but notice the environment around us, which can be toxic and sometimes pretty heavy. Writing ‘Bad Decisions’ has become a therapy of admittance. We’ve all made mistakes, we all have temptations. We see the drug abuse. We see the mental illness that affects so many of our peers and role models. So we keep each other in check – in a positive path and far away from the distractions that come with being an entertainer. Yeah, we know what it’s like to make bad decisions. You live and learn.”

DJ Muggs x Roc Marciano release trailer for ‘KAOS’ album out this Friday

In anticipation for their collaborative album KAOS set for release this coming Friday, October 19th on Soul Assassins Records, DJ Muggs and Roc Marciano have shared a trailer for the album that doubles as a soundtrack for a forthcoming feature film of the same name. The trailer follows the release of the first single and video from the album “Shit I’m On”.


The official motion picture soundtrack to Warner Bros. Pictures, Live Nation Productions and Metro Goldwyn Pictures’ A Star Is Born has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with over 231,000 in equivalent album consumption units. Released via Interscope Records, the album makes this Lady Gaga’s fifth consecutive #1 album and puts her in the lead for the most #1 albums by a female artist this decade. The Soundtrack has also earned the highest album-sales week for a music film soundtrack since Frozen in April 2014 and the biggest week for a soundtrack since the Fifty Shades of Grey album in 2015.

New psych folk single from Bay Area band Getaway Dogs

“Papersoul II” is a sun-kissed song with waves of atmospheric guitar chords and shimmering harmonies. The song ebbs and flows like a dreamy cloud floating into the existential ether of the world. A reissue from their 2016 album Lost In The Ebb, the newly recorded song was redone to convey the energy and soul of the band’s live performance to put the listener front and center.

WAR OF THRONES Featuring Former Members Of Crimson Glory And Rob Rock Announce New Music Video For “Say What”

WAR OF THRONES, featuring former members of Crimson Glory and Rob Rock, have released a new music video, “Savior”, from their debut album. The album, Conflict In Creation, hit stores worldwide on March 9th, 2018 via Sonic Night Music Club.

Groove thrash band Hostile release video for ‘Retribution’

Hostile is groove thrash band hailing from the ‘West Midlands’ U.K., the birthplace of Heavy Metal. Their debut album Eve Of Destruction, as well as their sophomore album were produced by the legendary K.K. Downing of Judas Priest and were both well received by the press. Hostile toured their debut album all over Europe supporting bands such as Machine Head, Soulfly and Hatebreed – and more recently Megadeth at Moscow’s live Stadium – going down a storm at every tour. The band is currently planning to release a handful of singles as well as embark on an Eastern Europe tour in 2019.

This Record Label Is What The Future Of Music Business Looks Like

While the major labels are finding their way back from oblivion with the staggering success of streaming, the digital age has allowed smaller players to lead the charge rebuilding the industry.

New > Lobster Theremin founder Asquith announces ‘Never Alone’ EP > Out 30th November 2018 > Listen Here

Jimmy Asquith follows up his massive dancefloor-crushing solo debut ‘The Conditioning Track’ with a four track techno-house-bass EP that shimmers with London-via-West Yorkshire influences.

Imagine Dragons Meets Nine Inch Nails With Thunderous Electro-Rock Anthem, “Daggers”

Bringing together two of Australia’s biggest musical talents, Daggers is an extraordinary fusion of cutting-edge electronic beats with urgent crunching drops and jagged gnarled guitars. EDM production titans Slumberjack are already huge successes in their home country of Australia but this union with one-man rock/IDM phenomenon Machine Age sees them take on the rest of the planet with a sound that is both vast and intricate – industrial, cinematic and gloriously addictive, Daggers is one of the best tracks you’ll hear all year.

LITTLE JIMI: new video unveiled

Go for the finest of French new psychedelia, and enter the world of Bordeaux-based trio LITTLE JIMI. The band just unveiled a brand new video taken off their upcoming debut “EP.1”, out November 16th on MRS Red Sound and available for vinyl pre-order right now.

Fast-rising London collective SUN SILVA release ‘Blue Light’ video

The warped video premiered with Clash and features kaleidoscopic seafront visuals alongside headshots of the band as they take aim at the social media use of today.