MOOD Records Releases ‘Best of MOOD 2018’ Mixed by Carlo Ruetz
Revisiting some of the year’s biggest tracks in techno, Nicole Moudaber’s MOOD Records presents ‘Best of MOOD 2018,’ mixed by label favorite Carlo Ruetz. Available for digital download December 21 and featuring artwork from mixed media fine artist, Peter Max-Jakobsen, the release comes as only the second compilation from the MOOD Records imprint after surpassing a milestone 50 releases in 2017. Delivering the stomping four track ‘Stormer’ EP this past June — which saw plays from the likes of Adam Beyer and Anja Schneider — Nicole Moudaber taps fast rising star Carlo Ruetz for the label compilation. Highlighting MOOD Records original tracks from Fur Coat, POPOF, Stephan Hinz, and remixes for Moby, Nicole Moudaber and Carl Cox, the 12-track compilation represents the label’s leading take on dance music.
Nero Kane Shares “Living On The Edge Of The Night” Track/Video Via Substream | ‘Love In A Dying World’ LP Out 11/30
Substream has shared the track/video for Nero Kane’s new track “Living On The Edge Of The Night”. All Things Go recently shared the video for Nero Kane’s new single entitled “Black Crows”. Both videos were made in collaboration with visual artist/performer Samantha Stella. Nero’s LP ‘Love In A Dying World’ will be out 11/30.
Rome Hero Foxes January Tour Just Announced!
Houston’s Rome Hero Foxes named their sophomore LP 18 Summers, but it more accurately describes the band’s beginnings. Shortly after graduating high school, the quintet was discovered in 2016 by Dance Gavin Dance’s Kurt Travis and released For When You’re Falling Backwards. As far as debuts go, its expanse melded the urgency of post-hardcore with an inward gaze offsetting any chaos. That introspection, bent over swirling guitars and mesmerizing vocal lines, led to reinvention. Instead of baring their teeth through arrangements that spiraled and warped, the band took a self-imposed journey into simpler territory. A pair of twin EPs, I/O and Horoscope, reset Rome Hero Foxes as a group indebted to surf rock and indie pop instead of gnarlier waves, with the latter predicting their shimmering follow-up. Enter the real 18 Summers.
A successful tour is much more than routing—it involves a ton of smart planning. Here are some pointers so you make the right moves before you load up the van.
alt.country White Owl Red – Existential Frontiers new music video pre-release single from New 3rd album
The album is set for release in March of 2019. This will be the third White Owl Red release. My last album Naked and Falling Charted up to #62 on the Americana Music Assoc. Chart, #9 on the FAR chart, and #20 on the Root 66. This is the First White Owl Red music video with many to follow. Take a listen and let me know if this is one you would like to feature or review for Skope Magazine.
Be the first to discover True Sleeper
The gloomy atmospheres seem a long time distant now, as his musical writing opens up embracing free harmonies and catchy melodies, hard to tag, while they move along the trail already traced by the late Flaming Lips, Glen Johnson’s Piano Magic and the most imaginative psych-pop.
New Release from TRAVIS SCOTT “SICKO MODE FT. DRAKE” On Sony Music Australia
If ASTROWORLD is Travis Scott’s amusement park, the Drake-assisted ‘SICKO MODE’ is one of the main attractions. Its three abrupt and overwhelming beat change-ups are like a rollercoaster that whips your neck and jabs your sides with sudden twists and turns. Travis recruited a team of producers (Hit-Boy, OZ, Cubeatz, and Tay Keith) to each bring their own distinct sound to the hectic track which debuted at #7 on the ARIA chart.
Chicago rapper dreadrock released a new single ‘flute’
New Music: RUTHANNE – ‘It Is What It Is’ – (rel 23.11.18)
Just checking in to see if you’ve had the chance to listen to songwriter RuthAnne? ‘It Is What It Is’ leads with an incredible video, shot in the London Palladium. It features RuthAnne at her best, singing a beautiful, stripped back song, delivered with one voice and one piano.
‘Rude’ from Adelaide synth pop hero’s The Montreals
With pacing and delivery akin to bands like Parcels, Gus Dapperton and Phoenix, ‘RUDE’ encompasses The Montreals’ innate sense of fun in with refined songwriting and wit. Keeping the same energy on previous releases sees The Montreals operating in a strong and comfortable creative space, while in the sprightly production, intoxicating vocals and well executed guitar progressions, ‘RUDE’ stands out as one of The Montreals’ most defined releases yet.
HECATE ENTHRONED – release new album ‘Embrace Of The Godless Aeon’ on January
A new song from the album, “Temples That Breathe,” will premiere on streaming and digital download platforms on December 7. A brief teaser clip can be seen here:
On the release, founding vocalist and songwriter Chris Desjardins — better known as Chris D. — is backed by the legendary “all-star” edition of the band, originally heard on the 1981 set A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die: Dave Alvin (guitar) and Bill Bateman (drums) of The Blasters; John Doe (bass) and D.J. Bonebrake (marimba and percussion) of X; and Steve Berlin (saxophones) of The Plugz (and later The Blasters and Los Lobos). The album was produced collectively by the band members.
SHALLOU Shares New Single ‘count on’ – Listen Here
Rising L.A.-based ambient electronic artist shallou proudly releases his new single ‘count on’ today, as his mammoth 20 date, sold out North American headline tour draws to an end. ‘count on’ sees shallou (real name Joe Boston) apply his trademark fragile, emotionally-laden narrative over soulful melody and otherworldly, pulsating beats; it’s a beautiful moment to mark the end of a huge touring schedule and to see out what can only be described as a life-changing year for the prodigious artist.
Josh Beech unveils new track ‘No Trouble’ 27.11.18
On the track Josh quotes: I’m really happy to finally share some new music, it feels like it’s been forever since I released any music under my own name and its felt weird not putting out any new songs for so long! No Trouble is my first solo release in over 3 years and it’s a slight departure from my normal solo material. There isn’t any folky guitar in No Trouble for a start and this song is also my first solo recordin that’s not so solo! No Trouble was a writing collaboration between myself, Brothers James & Joe Dzuris and Brent Kutzle (One Republic).