@skopemag news for january 21, 2019 @ 4 pm est

Bjork Meets Arcade Fire | Line Of Best Fit Premiere Mesmerising New Music From Lailien

“What happens when you love yourself or someone else unconditionally, with all your heart and soul, but you know that suffering will disrupt said love? Exploring the complex interrelationship between life and death, the song and video features principles of eternal reoccurrence, anti-matter spacetime, a multidimensional daemon and mystical psychopomps.”

Have you heard Hannah Grace’s new single ‘With You’?

It’s a really beautiful track, showcasing Hannah’s soulful vocal abilities amid stirring jazz-influenced instrumentation.

LOS HUAYCOS: Peruvian Hardcore Thrash Punks To Release Savage Monstrosities Via Tankcrimes Next Month

LOS HUAYCOS will release their Savage Monstrosities full-length via Tankcrimes February 8th. The band features ex-members of Asmereir, Metamorphosis, and Experimental Dental School playing a raucous brand of psychedelic hardcore thrash punk. The word “huayco” comes from the Quechua, which means “depth/valley” and refers to landslides caused by torrential rains in the Andes. You will occasionally find these guys skating a curb in Oakland.

Mosimann Returns to Protocol Recordings with Groovy Progressive House Track “I Need”

Multiplatinum-Selling Group Drax Project Teams Up With Hailee Steinfeld on New Anthem “Woke Up Late”  

“”Woke Up Late” is about wrapping your head around the adventure of the night before and ultimately deciding that you’re cool with it. Given the nature of this story, it did cross our minds while writing it as to how it might work as a duet – with a female voice telling her side. We’re all huge big fans of “Starving” and “Let Me Go,” so were beyond stoked to get Hailee on the song! She absolutely kills it in movies and in music. We feel like having her vocals take both the sonics and the feel of the song to another level!”
– Drax Project​​​​​​​

INCITE Reveals Compelling Music Video for New Track “Resistance”

Today, INCITE have revealed a brand new music video for their track “Resistance”, featuring real footage from Los Angeles’ Skid Row area juxtaposed with images of opulence and excessive affluence to illustrate the immense wealth gap in America. Watch the music video, directed by Tommy Jones at Video Hammer Studios, now via Revolver Magazine:

Mavis Staples Shares “Love and Trust” on MLK Jr. Day, New Album ‘Live in London’ Coming Out February 8

“I’ve stretched out—I’m singing songs that rock stars have written for me,” explained Mavis Staples, “but they know me and the kind of songs I want to sing.” This includes “Love and Trust,” composed by Ben Harper, which is also the opening song on Live in London. Listen to the song HERE. “I love that song, it’s a beauty,” she says. “I’ve been sending a message of love and trust since the Sixties, and I’m still searching for that.”

Charlotte Cornfield – “Andrew” (New LP out this spring)

“You free yourself when you take away the script,” says Toronto songwriter Charlotte Cornfield. “That’s where this record came from, dismantling patterns and embracing the process.” Cornfield’s third full length, The Shape of Your Name, is set to arrive in Spring 2019 via Outside Music imprint Next Door Records. The album has a more honed studio sound than her scrappier 2016 release, Future Snowbird, and for good reason: it was recorded in 5 different sessions over the course of 3 years. The songs are her strongest and most striking to date, and they’ve got that stuck-in-your-head-for-days quality that Cornfield is known for.

Aussie Troubadour Thomas Keating Shares New Single/ Video “Today I’m Staying Home”

“‘Today, I’m Staying Home’ is a glorious, anthemic paean to cocooning from a prodigious new talent. A rippling acoustic bedrock underpins Keating’s open heartfelt singing and chorus as wide and open as the Simpson Desert. This is a catchy, jaunty pop song whose lyrics are contrastingly tinged with a hint of regret and melancholia born out of internal struggle and pain.” Backseat Mafia

Loren Gray releases video for QUEEN

Yalee “Hollyhood” New Single!

THETAN: No Echo Premieres “Put Out To Pasture” Alongside Interview

Nashville, Tennessee hardcore/powerviolence duo THETAN delivers a new single from their impending second full-length, Abysmal, nearing release via Anti-Corporate Music next week. The brutalizing new single, “Put Out To Pasture,” has been premiered through an exclusive at prime hardcore/punk blog No Echo alongside an interview with the band.

Brand New Friend (Frank Turner, Matt Healy, Radio 1) | new video

Brand New Friend have previously supported Starcrawler, Rat Boy and At The Drive-In, & will be out on tour with labelmate Sean McGowan this year alongside a sold-out headline residency in Belfast. They were nominated for 3 gongs at the recent Northern Irish Music Awards (Best Live Band, Best Single, Best Album), alongside the likes of Bicep & Ash (who, alongside Frank Turner, are huge fans of the band, and have already taken them out on tour).

Cinematic new video from French songwriter Quentin Sauvé [Pop Matters]

We announced Quentin Sauvé’s new album this past winter, when we premiered his first single at Revolver. Now, we’re kicking off the new year with yet another gorgeous slow burn from the Birds in Row bassist. “Love Is Home” premiered last week at Pop Matters, where Jonathan Frahm praised the songs post-rock inclinations and heartfelt message. We’re streaming the whole album at Brooklyn Vegan this Friday, keep your eyes peeled!

Foals Launch Dual Album Project With March 8th Release Of ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1’

Profoundly tethered but possessing their own personalities, the two forthcoming albums capture the most compelling, ambitious and cohesive creations that Foals – completed by Jimmy Smith (guitar), Jack Bevan (drums) and Edwin Congreave (keys) – have ever produced. “They’re two halves of the same locket,” frontman Yannis Philippakis explains. “They can be listened to and appreciated individually, but fundamentally, they are companion pieces.”