@skopemag news for january 18, 2019 @ 7 am est


Shy Girls announces that his sophomore album, Bird On The Wing, is set to come out Spring 2019 via Keep Cool Projects/RCA Records. In addition to unveiling the title today, he also released his newest single, “This Is Your World” and announced his upcoming North American headlining tour. Tickets for the coast to coast tour will be on sale this Friday, January 18th.

Skope Mag x Vesper Wood’s solo debut (1/2 of Kaleida)

Today, Florida-based indie folk singer-songwriter Vesper Wood, the solo project of Christina Wood, announces her solo debut album Instar slated for release on March 1st. In anticipation, she also shares new single “Descend” with PopMatters – listen here.

Sigrid Releases New Single, “Don’t Feel Like Crying,” OUT NOW 1/17

Today Norwegian pop star Sigrid releases defiant new single ‘Don’t Feel Like Crying’, ahead of her highly anticipated debut album Sucker Punch, due out March 8, 2019 on Island Records. The 22-year-old’s epic songs are tales of the unexpected; fearless musical collages and shout-outs to human resilience, “There’s a romantic melancholy in the landscape,” says Sigrid. “And there’s a certain grace to heartache, a sort of…epic grace! I love dramatic pop songs,” which is the foundation of Sigrid’s extraordinary debut Sucker Punch.

Melodic Metal Outfit THE CROWN REMNANT Reveal Action Packed Music Video for New Track “Legacy”

Sure Sure new single + EP, tour w/ Young the Giant

Sure Sure has been releasing independently and systematically over the past couple years. Their sound is characterized by a glowing warmth, earworm melodies, and driving rhythms, like if the Talking Heads, Tame Impala and Steely Dan raised their love child together under the California sun. Ever since their 2016 single “New Biome” caught fire on Spotify, the band now has over 18 million total Spotify plays, reached #1 on the Hype Machine charts and gained praise from Grizzly Bear, Rostam of Vampire Weekend and other staples in the indie music community. Following their album release in 2018, the band also made their national television debut, performing on the ESPYs Red Carpet on ESPN.

Rubblebucket is heading out on tour in support of Sun Machine!

Their newest album came out last year on Grand Jury Music to praise from The FADER, NPR, Paste, and more. Watch their newly released World Cafe performance:

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets fire up for 2019 with new single ‘Keen For Kick Ons?’

The boys are most certainly back in town. With the dust still settling on the band’s impressive second edition of their sold out DR. NOGGIN-FLOGGIN & THE LIQUID FRIENDS FESTIVAL last month, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are getting back to business at hand – delivering new music for their hungry fan base to get around with new single ‘KEEN FOR KICK ONS?’.

Monteagle (Justin Giles Wilcox of Nassau) shares new video for “June”

FRI 10AM: Protest at Google HQ in NYC Demands Internet Giant Scrap Censorship Effort in China: Project Dragonfly

On Friday, January 18th, a coalition of Chinese, Tibetan, Uyghur, and human rights groups will protest outside Google offices and headquarters in San Francisco and New York City demanding that the internet giant scrap a controversial censorship collaboration with the government of China: “Project Dragonfly.” The protests in the US are part of a larger global effort calling on Google to protect free speech and human rights on Internet Freedom Day – commemorated on January 18th.

Activists are planning to gather outside Google HQs with signs highlighting the risks Dragonfly poses to freedom of speech and internet security and calling on the tech company to end the project. They will also hand out leaflets to Google employees and the public. The organizers have stated that this will be the first of a series of protests that will continue until Google executives confirm that Project Dragonfly has been canceled.