@skopemag news for january 29, 2019 @ 11 am est

G Herbo Announces ‘Still Swervin’ – Out Friday

Shy Glizzy Drops Music Video “30s, 50s, 100s” – Fully Loaded EP Out Now!

Since his 2018 Grammy nomination for “Crew,” Shy Glizzy returned last fall with his critically-acclaimed EP, Fully Loaded and today he drops his new music video, “30s, 50s, 100s.”


Critically acclaimed Atlanta songstress Summer Walker will embark on the Summer Girls Need Love Tour this spring. This inaugural cross-country headline run commences March 21 at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL, rolls through major markets, and concludes April 1 at Terminal West in Atlanta, GA.

Emily Breeze single and (David Lynch Composer) Barry Adamson Remix

Recorded at Rockfield studios and produced by Stew Jackson (Massive Attack, Nick Cave, Tom Waits), “Ego Death” has already received airplay from Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6) and was earmarked as his favourite track on forthcoming Emily Breeze album Rituals. This single will be accompanied by remixes from Former Bad Seed and David Lynch composer Barry Adamson, Retro Futurist improv maniacs Modulus III and Giallo Disco deviant Antoni Maiovvi.

Duo Haley & Michaels Are Taking Off in 2019 With New Single, Top 5 Most-Added

Husband and wife country duo Haley & Michaels (Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels) are kicking off the new year strong with their debut single “Taking Off” officially impacting at country radio today, January 28, with the single entering as Top 5 most-added. Their high-energy debut for Reviver Records in partnership with Sony/ATV label imprint Hickory Records/RED Music has already landed on Spotify’s New Boots and Wild Country playlists. With over 20 million streams on Spotify alone, two performances on NBC’s TODAY and praise from Rolling Stone (Artists You Need to Know), Huffington Post and Taste of Country (Artist to Watch), Haley & Michaels are living up to their new single’s connotation.

10 Best Country, Americana Songs to Hear Now: Aaron Watson, I’m With Her


Today, Counting Crows release the official video for their brand new song, “August and Everything After”. The Amazon Original track was recorded November 2, 2018 with Composer Vince Mendoza and the London Studio Orchestra at the famed AIR Studios – listen to it here. In one of rock’s most mystifying stories, multi-platinum selling band Counting Crow’s 1993 breakout album was titled August and Everything After, but the album never featured the unfinished title track.

2019 She Rocks Awards Recap

The seventh annual She Rocks Awards rocked the House of Blues Anaheim on January 25, 2019. Hosted by the Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN), the gala celebration featured a star-studded array of honorees that include Terri Nunn of Berlin, Lisa Loeb and Nita Strauss, as well many other women from all corners of the music and audio industry.

Swedish indie-rock duo Slide release eye-catching video for new single ‘Floating’

Speaking about the video shoot, Albin from Slide says, “So first of all shooting this video was a fucking freeze man. It might look like New York in the fall type weather but it felt more like Serbian winter. Also the director wanted to end the video with us holding hands. Fortunately it didn’t make the cut. All in all it turned out pretty dreamy and psychedelic – just like the song itself. ”

Nate Curry x Haiti Babii “Active” Prod By Sbvce

Have you seen Astræa’s poignant new video?

It’s a really touching and emotive video, drawing on the sentiment of the track and featuring footage of a homeless man intercut with shots of him as a child, enjoying a happy childhood. It premiered with Clash, who called it “a poignant, timely work… frosted alt-pop that is both sparse and overwhelming.”


Bon Iver, Ben Howard Inspired, Joshua Howlett Releases Stunning New Video ‘Dover’

Growing up experiencing British and Swiss culture, Joshua Howlett takes influence from both the music from his homeland and the tranquil, breath-taking vistas of his new home. With musical influences such as Ben Howard and Bon Iver, Joshua’s music is a melodic mix of folk and indie that lyrically talks of real experiences; hopes, thoughts, anxiety and love symbolised with descriptions of the stunning mountains and forests around him.

Straytones “Dark Lord” single premiere at The Obelisk

“Their material nonetheless offers an expanse of naturalist tonal reach and periodic turns to more volatile noise. Oh, and fuzz. Fuzz for days.” – JJ Koczan

New Music // Makola ‘Champagne Monday’

‘Champagne Monday’ is a track that captures the collective optimism the nation feels when the weekend approaches and reveals a more light-hearted side to the duo, whilst retaining a strong storytelling ability.

VC Pines explores mental vacancy in ‘Vixen’

The Truth: VC Pines is Jack Mercer, the former frontman of The Carnabys, who has moved away from the realm of indie-rock and has immersed himself in a well of alternative soul, poetry and punk performance. Under Violet Coloured Pines, Mercer has released a handful of original songs, the most recent being ‘Garden Of The Year’ which garnered to attention of BBC radio’s Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne, Chris Hawkins and Huw Stephens.

Six Impossible Things releases new music video for “Dance Floor”

Jon Bryant’s ‘Cult Classic” Coming May 17th; Shares New Video “Did What I Did”

“4 years ago, I joined a cult. I was a member for a short but intense period of time. In the beginning I was recruited by a friend and after months of convincing I decided I would give it a shot. I did my research and found mixed reviews of the organization. No cult will ever say they’re a cult, but in my core, I felt a weary need to have caution. Especially since how from the minute I walked into their basement facility up until the day I left, I felt transformed and enlightened.

Dani Le Rose New Single

“SHELLSHOCK” is a representation of women’s sexual expression, and the significant breakthrough we’ve witnessed throughout the last 20 years.

Josh Ritter’s new album Fever Breaks out April 26, produced by Jason Isbell + Single “Old Black Magic” debuts

Already receiving widespread attention, Rolling Stone recently spent time in the studio with Ritter and Isbell while finishing the album and calls the music, “classic Ritter on Muscle Shoals-bred steroids.” Read the full profile here.

Inside Josh Ritter’s New Album Collaboration With Jason Isbell

Chicago Latinx Punks Divino Niño Premiere “Foam” Video via Gorilla vs. Bear

Chicago-via-Bogotá, Colombia quartet Divino Niño today released their new single “Foam” — and first for Winspear (Kevin Krauter, Barrie) — alongside an animated video that premiered at Gorilla vs. Bear earlier today.

Hear the second single off South Korea’s Drinking Boys and Girls Choir upcoming album!

Drinking Boys and Girls Choir are a skate-punk trio from Daegu City, Korea. Formed in 2013 when two drummers MJ and Meena shared a rehearsal space, and decided to form a band. Meena switched to Bass and guitarist Bondu (who had just finished his military service) answered their ad. They bonded over a shared love of drinking, skating and punk.

Jerry Williams Reveals Official Video For “David At The Bar”

British musician and songwriter Jerry Williams returns today with the video for her latest single, “David At The Bar,” which premiered over on Earmilk. Directed by James Robert Sharp and filmed on location at The Marmion in Portsmouth, UK, the very pub where Jerry first met the titular David, the accompanying video beautifully supplements Jerry’s warm, true to life story telling.

FEWS Share New Track “More Than Ever”

Highlighting a penchant for propulsive rhythms partnered with a sense of bleak estrangement that encompasses much of what the world presents to a generation, “More Than Ever” proves a eulogy for the disenfranchised. As guitarist/vocalist Fred succinctly puts it: “The song is mostly about being and feeling apathetic. It’s quite a literal song and I hope no one connects to this song on a personal level.“

Phosphorescent’s Jo Schornikow Announces Debut Album, Shares “Incomplete”

Jo Schornikow has announced her debut album Secret Weapon to be released March 29 on Keeled Scales. The nine-track collection is a stirringly calm triumph of control, created in the weighted wake of motherhood. Gorilla Vs. Bear premiered the first offering today, calling it “a gorgeous, smoldering meditation, with Jo’s tranquil vocals radiating both heartache and hope over softly glimmering synths.” Jo will perform in Austin at SXSW this March before playing key shows in Los Angeles and New York City. More tour dates to be announced.