@skopemag News For November 8, 2018 @ 10 am est

J Fernandez shares new track / video “Volcanic Winter” ahead of new Joyful Noise LP due Friday

Occasional Din is a sunny shoebox diorama for the eternal pessimist. Over the past half decade, songs by Chicago artist J Fernandez have appeared like unexpected gifts, each time invoking a holiday we didn’t realize existed. Like all good holidays, his songs are imbued with a mythical energy, full of curious moods, charmed settings and the timelessness of a familiar moment.

Carter Burwell’s “Canyon Awake” from ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ premieres via Indiewire

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a six-part Western anthology film about the American frontier told through the unique and incomparable voice of Joel and Ethan Coen. Each chapter tells a distinct story about the American West.

‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Soundtrack: Carter Burwell Travels West for Coen Brothers’ Anthology Film — Listen

Honors release debut album ‘Feel Better’, alt-R&B for the underdog

Today, Honors release their debut full-length album Feel Better, a record that pulses with a vulnerable heartbeat and the sound of an alternative R&B symphony, infused with electronic elements, and trap drums.

For Honors, it’s been a long, winding road that led to this project. The members have been playing together in various bands since they were 12 years old.

FERGUS releases ‘Nobody Knows’ music video 06.11.18

London based, singer songwriter FERGUS, releases music video for ‘Nobody Knows’ (06.11.18) via Goldun Egg Records. ‘Nobody Knows’ follows the release of ‘Willow’ back in September ’18 and is the lead single from his ‘Purple Road’ EP released on 25.10.18.


Today, PMR-signed songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist SG Lewis releases new single ‘Again’, featuring critically-acclaimed electronic artist Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. The track follows recent release ‘A.A.T’ featuring Drew Love of American hip-hop duo THEY and is taken from the second phase of his upcoming three-part concept album Dusk, Dark, Dawn, which chronicles the trajectory of a night out through its different moods and genres and serves as a tribute to club and youth culture.

Instagram Superstar Fatboy SSE Announces Boobie From The Block Mixtape, Shares the Blistering “Chase Freestyle”

A multi-faceted entertainer that delights his followers with a blend of music, sketch comedy, rants, and motivational speech, Fatboy SSE is an icon for the social media age. Revisiting his first love and preparing a batch of hard-nosed, high-volume hip-hop, Fatboy announces Boobie From The Block, his upcoming mixtape. Bursting with the humor, charisma, and personality that Fatboy’s 5.3 million Instagram followers have come to expect, Boobie From The Block also showcases Fatboy’s strength as an emcee, as he energetically packs as many punchlines as possible into each track. Featuring appearances from Lil Yachty and YFN Lucci, and Fatboy’s Big Biz affiliates Drama, Lil Tjay, Lar$$en, Crunch Calhoun, and Fuzzy Fazu, Boobie From The Block releases on November 16th, Fatboy’s 25th birthday, via EMPIRE.

Alternative Female Pop Artist Leda Returns with EP ‘Wildfire’

Alternative pop artist Leda releases her debut EP ‘Wildfire’ November 2nd , after Instagram videos of her singing received an influx of support, forcing her to go into the studio to produce the 5 track EP.

The New Album “Beloved” from the Yoga & World Music Favorite – Snatam Kaur

Snatam Kaur is an American singer, peace activist and author raised in the Sikh and Kundalini Yoga tradition. She has an amazing ability to transform traditional Sikh chants of India into a contemporary sound that appeals to the modern ear and awakens an ancient yearning in the soul.

For over thirty years, she studied with and grew up in the presence of her spiritual teacher, Yogi Bhajan, while he was in his physical form, learning the essence of Naad Yoga, a form of yoga focusing on sacred sound. At the core of this practice is an essential experience of peace and healing which has helped her music to be accessible to people of all walks of life.

IDER Release Video for “Mirror”

London duo IDER today share the intimate accompanying visuals for new single ‘Mirror’ on Glassnote (Mumford & Sons, Chvrches, Phoenix, and more). Produced by MyRiot, ‘Mirror’ arrives right off the back of summer release ‘You’ve Got Your Whole Life Ahead Of You Baby’ – which has almost eclipsed 4,000,000 streams on Spotify alone since its release in late July.


Today, Elley Duhé releases her music video to “$$$$” from her DRAGON MENTATLITY EP.

Shot in Los Angeles, the video is directed by Jacob Arden McClure (Major Myjah) and produced by Tara Razavi (Jennifer Lopez, Frank Ocean) and Courtney Wold.

Piroshka (Members of Lush, Modern English, Moose & Elastica) Share Track “Everlastingly Yours”

From four individual parts, with distinct musical pasts but also overlapping histories, a new unified chapter begins with Piroshka and the quartet’s thrilling debut album Brickbat, to be released February 15th via Bella Union.

Melbourne artist Laura Jean > new video for ‘Devotion’

Melbourne artist Laura Jean has shared a new video for the title track from her critically acclaimed LP ‘Devotion.’ Released on Chapter Music in June, the album saw the revered folk auteur dipping into new age synth-pop terrain. The new video arrives in the middle of her EU & UK tour dates supporting Courtney Barnett, with solo headline shows on the horizon, including a London date at the Sebright Arms on 13th November.

VOUNA: Debut LP Streaming At Invisible Oranges

Invisible Oranges is now streaming the eponymous debut LP by Cascadian synth-driven funeral doom outfit VOUNA. The album will see release this Friday through Artemisia Records, the label forged by Aaron and Nathan Weaver of Wolves In The Throne Room. VOUNA is also currently embarked on a West Coast US tour supporting the album this week.

Casey Conroy “Watch You Go” | Skope

20-year-old alternative-pop/singer-songwriter, Casey Conroy, is set to release her first single “Watch You Go” to radio. The Orlando native’s musical inspirations range from 80’s favorites a-ha and Depeche Mode to present-day artists Kali Uchis, Dua Lipa and Kimbra.

SILENT THEORY Release Official Music Video for “Before the Storm”

Idaho Rock Band Silent Theory has released the Official Music Video for their new single “Before the Storm”. Originally premiered on Tattoo.com. “Before the Storm” was directed by Jon Kuritz (Make Waves Entertainment).

“Wisdomics”, upcoming J. Caesar EP on Villa Lena Recordings

Introducing “Wisdomics”, the new EP from London based vocalist, keyboardist and producer J.Caesar. Despite having previously turned the heads of Fader, tmrw and more with his unique approach to space cadet soul, towards the beginning of the year Caesar found himself in a period of creative drought. Unsure of his sound and questioning himself, he knew assertive action was needed.

The Slow Readers Club – new single ‘On The TV’

It’s the latest track to be taken from their Top 20 album Build A Tower, which was released in May this year. It’s also out ahead of their December headline tour, which will see them play the biggest shows of their career so far, including London’s Scala and Manchester’s O2 Apollo, both of which are sold out.

The Watson Twins’ “Hustle and Shake” music video premieres at Brooklyn Vegan

“Hustle and Shake” comes from the twins’ acclaimed new album, DUO, which was released last month with distribution from The Orchard/Think Indie (purchase/stream here). DUO is the sixth studio album from The Watson Twins—made up of identical twin sisters Chandra and Leigh Watson—and the first with the pair co-writing all the material and singing all parts together. Produced by their longtime collaborator Russ Pollard (Everest, Sebadoh), the album was recorded in Nashville and continues to garner widespread critical praise…

MAX Releases “Still New York” feat. Joey Bada$$ and Leslie Grace

“Still New York” gives listeners a glimpse of where MAX grew up. The track is currently in rotation on New York’s Z100 and was featured on Elvis Duran’s syndicated morning show along with being playlisted on Spotify’s massive Today’s Top Hit’s and A-List Pop on Apple Music along with multiple playlists at Amazon Music, YouTube and Pandora. With vibrant beats, Leslie Grace adds her flare to the track alongside MAX’s dynamic delivery and traffic-stopping vocal range. MAX is currently on his ‘House of Divine Tour,’ which started on October 4th in Seattle, WA and has included stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and more before concluding in his hometown of New York City on November 13th. The tour has featured special performances from Bryce Vine, Ezi, Ishdarr, Nina Nesbitt, and Sweater Beats (see below for the remaining dates).

EP: wifisfuneral – Leave Me The Fuck Alone

Developing a massive and eager grassroots cult who responds to his grounded lyricism, wifisfuneral is an unconventional rap star. Faced with fans clamoring for more music after he dropped his popular Ethernet Vol. 1 mixtape earlier this year, wifi shares the Leave Me The Fuck Alone EP. A dark and absorbing collection of four standout tracks, Leave Me The Fuck Alone finds wifi deep into his mental state and unflinchingly reporting what he sees. Wallowing in rich and aqueous sonic worlds created by producers like frequent collaborators Cris Dinero and HenryDaher, the new EP finds wifi mourning lost friends on “Alone as a Facetat,” indulging his pill habit and experimenting with auto-tune in the bouncy “Dangerous,” and flexing his lyrical muscles in “Pain”: “Listen, I was lost a lot/Trapped in hell with no parking spot/No pot to piss, they watched me rot/I was rottin’ in my grave, I thought/But it was back to reality, it kept me soft.” Last week, wifi shared “Ever Seen a Demon,” a bleak and unsettling banger from the EP that amassed over 300K streams in its first week of release after being included on Apple Music’s Breaking Hip-Hop playlist. Featuring an appearance from beta.files and additional production TNO, Leave Me The Fuck Alone EP is available to stream on wifi’s SoundCloud and on all other DSPs.


Drea Love’s New Single Release “I’ll be Around” ft Teah Philani produced by Perion76 for Lumbajack Productions with En-Treeg Records. Brought to you by Starlight Ent, IBR Music.