@skopemag news for november 23, 2018 @ 8 am est

NIGHT FLIGHT examine addiction on soaring new indie-folk rock single ‘Medicine’

London based indie-folk rock band Night Flight today release a new single, lifted from their upcoming self-titled debut album Night Flight – set for release December 7th via CRC Records (Mt. Wolf, Roo Panes, Whyte Horses).

Alexandra Stréliski collaborates with illustrator Élisabeth Gravel

Alexandra Stréliski’s new album INSCAPE was released this fall via Secret City Records. While the singles from the album got immense visibility this summer thanks to being featured in the HBO’s miniseries Sharp Objects directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, audiences have literally fallen in love with Alexandra’s compositions, launching her latest album INSCAPE to the top of the Quebec sales charts during the first two weeks of release. People are eager to get their hands on the pianist’s sheet music online, and her two albums have been streamed more than 35 million times to date. How can we interpret this rather unusual popular success? asks Alain Brunet in an article published online by La Presse last week. Alexandra guesses that “First, there is a heartfelt connection, I believe. I think I reached people’s emotions as well as their musical references.”

Billboard Profiles My Brightest Diamond + Premieres “It’s Me on the Dance Floor” Video

Shara Nova says her upcoming My Brightest Diamond album, A Million And One, is all about the body — and dancing. And there are plenty of bodies in the video for its first single, “It’s Me on the Dance Floor,” premiering exclusively below.

City Girls Release “Season” Music Video Featuring Lil Baby

“Season” comes after Girl Code (Quality Control Music/Motown/Capitol Records). Girl Code includes features from Cardi B, Lil Baby, and Jacquees. They also recently released the new song, “TWERK,” with the remix version featuring Cardi B included on Girl Code.

Feature Reqeust: Indie Outfit P.F. Phillip & The Night Riders “Call Me By My Name”

‘Call Me By My Name’ is a 3-minute shot of indie-rock perfection to soundtrack every moment you’ve done something stupid in the name of love. At once innocent and mature, playful and heartfelt, P.F. Phillip & The Night Riders serve up the hopeless optimism of daring passion with an effortless charm.

Stephen Kellogg’s “High Highs, Low Lows” is “like John Prine fronting the Heartbreakers”

Stephen Kellogg is set to release Objects in the Mirror this Friday, November 23. Produced by fellow Americana singer-songwriter Will Hoge, the 12-track set was recorded over the course of a single week in Nashville, TN and tracked live with minimal overdubs. “I wanted to make an album that sounded and felt like the ones I grew up loving,” says Kellogg. “Bob Seger and Cat Stevens, Tom Petty and Rod Stewart. Emotional records where the songs relate to each other and the lyrics are front and center.”

LA’s Yacht Punk Release “New Wave Denier”

“New Wave Denier is about disillusionment and being over mainstream music. I wanted to capture the feeling of being young and disillusioned by life, by love, and by current and/or popular music. The sense of being unable to relate to your peers, the sense of searching for something more meaningful, and ultimately finding identity and belonging in the music from a past generation.” – Graham Bockmiller

Donna The Buffalo’s “Dance in the Street” On The Charts!

Donna The Buffalo offers everything you want in a roots band — songs that matter, a groove that makes you dance, an audience that spans generations, and a musical voice that evokes a sense of community. On November 9th, the Americana dance band released Dance in the Street, their first new album in five years, capturing the dynamic energy that has earned the band the love and respect of their fans, “the Herd”, for thirty years. Today, the band is proud to announce that Dance in the Street has landed on the Billboard charts! The beloved roots band held #9 on Billboard’s “Up & Coming Musicians” chart and #31 on the “Independent Albums” chart. They also debuted at #46 on the Americana Radio Chart! Since the release of the album, Donna the Buffalo has garnered impressive reviews from No Depression, The Boot, Cowboys & Indians, PopMatters, and Rolling Stone, calling “Motor,” the record’s second track, “every bit as kinetic as its title indicates, with co-founder Tara Nevins encouraging her listeners to abandon their emotional baggage and speed toward a brighter horizon.”