@skopemag news for December 4, 2018 @ noon est

Guided By Voices Share “My Angel” Track On A.V. Club

A.V. Club has shared another gem from Guided By Voices, premiering their new single “My Angel”. After 2018’s critically acclaimed Space Gun LP and a string of jaw-dropping, sold-out shows, Guided By Voices has announced a sprawling double-album, Zeppelin Over China to be released on February 1. But before this one has even made it to stores, Robert Pollard has written and recorded another full-length in record-breaking time. It’s Warp and Woof (April 2019), exuberantly barreling through 24 songs in just 37 minutes with a brevity similar to mid-90s GBV albums Alien Lanes and Vampire On Titus. GBV kicked this one out in a flash, recorded in studios, club soundchecks, hotel rooms and even in the tour van. And because you can never have too much GBV, the album is being teased on four vinyl-only (1000 copies) limited edition 7-inch EPs: Winecork Stonehenge and 100 Dougs will be released on December 7, Umlaut Over The Özone and 1901 Acid Rock in March.

Small Forward Premieres “Tearjerker” via The Wild Honey Pie

While attending college in Los Angeles, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Michael Stevenson and Rounak Maiti converged on a desire to collaborate and meld their love of Americana and pop music. Informal bedroom jam sessions resulted in hours of demos, constructed from the duo’s rudimentary yet textured take on songwriting. After condensing their work down to four downtempo, home-recorded songs, they self-released an eponymous debut EP in 2014. From hazy, forlorn atmospheres to more heart-on-sleeve folk, Stevenson and Maiti worked with Campbell Scott (bass) and

Broods Announce Spring Headlining Tour

Critically acclaimed pop duo Broods, comprised of siblings Georgia and Caleb Nott, have announced the Don’t Feed The Pop Monster Spring 2019 Tour. The band’s headlining tour will kick off on March 26 in Santa Ana, CA and will bring Broods through Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Boston, New York City and more (see below for the full list of dates).

Royse Single ‘Madness’

Produced by legendary guitar player and artist, Adrian Gurvitz (Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Andra Day), ROYSE’s upcoming single “Madness” tells the story and spreads the message of sticking by someone through thick and thin. The ride or die themed anthem is meant to be a fun and energetic song letting ROYSE’s fans know that she will be with them no matter what through her music. Following in the footsteps of her debut single “Intention,” ROYSE has made it clear to her fans and critics that her vocals are a force to be reckoned with and is truly one of the must-hear artists of 2019. ROYSE’s feel good music is meant to be an escape for anyone who needs it for any reason. Music has always been a form of therapy for ROYSE, and she intends for her music to do the same.


Fiend is a Paris based doom laden stoner act. Fiend’s new album “Seeress” will be released on December 5th 2018 via Deadlight Entertainment.


Canadian Alternative Metal Group DOAN join Sliptrick Records

Formed of Diane Thibault at vocals, Olivier Roy on the drums, André Labrecque on bass and Nicholas Roy on guitar, they first established in 2011 as a cover band bearing the name Ghettoblaster. They changed their name in 2017 to dedicate themselves more seriously to their own compositions. Heavy and incisive to sweet and melodious, the band’s music is the result of a collaborative effort influenced by the music of bands like Tool, Alice In Chains, Mastodon, A Perfect Circle, Deftones, Godsmack and many others.

Explore The American Dream // A Fragile Tomorrow

Today, indie rockers A Fragile Tomorrow share the track and video for their new single “Generation Loss” and announce a new full-length album of the same title, due February 22, 2019. The band has also released a string of East Coast tour dates lined up for next year, with the promise of more shows to be announced in the coming months. The dates span Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and New York.

“Generation Loss” uses the technical term as an analogy between today’s younger, grossly in-debt, “slacker” generation and the more “practical” predecessors — all of them striving for conflicting versions of the ‘American Dream.’

Roosevelt Clones Star In New “Losing Touch” Video (via Brooklyn Vegan)

Roosevelt — née Marius Lauber — today shared a new video for “Losing Touch” via Brooklyn Vegan off his sophomore LP Young Romance, released late September via City Slang/Greco-Roman. Director Luke Bather explains the clip, which features various clones of Lauber as a literal “one man band,” saying: “I wanted the video to echo the song’s ideas of being on tour & away from your friends and family – only really having yourself for company.


“Beyond the Bestial” reflects the evolutionary development of Khors in many aspects as this is what they have been working on for the past year. This EP consists of 3 new songs a new approach by the band towards old songs from the album “Mysticism” to honor its 10th anniversary.

Skela Releases New Single and Video “Heartbreak & Liquor”

“Heartbreak & Liquor is about an intoxicating relationship placed in the backdrop of New York City lyrically and literally. All of the projections in the music video are videos from my phone that I took just to have as keepsakes for myself,” explains Skela. “I never imagined being able to use them for anything other than memories. It’s nice being able to look at a place like this city and think of people you’ve loved, even if it wasn’t forever.”

Van Goose (Marcy Playground Mem.) Shares “Last Bus” Video On The 405

The 405 has shared the video for Van Goose’s debut single “Last Bus”. Van Goose is the solo project of Marcy Playground drummer Shlomi Lavie. It is out today and will be featured on the self-released LP Habitual Eater out early next year. Upcoming NY tour dates are below.

The 1975 Share Video For “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)”