@skopemag news for January 31, 2019 @ 11 am est


Latest single from Running Red Lights

Running Red Lights was established in 2006. Migrating from small towns all across Eastern Canada to the swelling city of Toronto. Kevin, David, Jeff and Scarlett assembled together as a pop oriented, female fronted group under the control and direction of well-established traditionalists with crumbling ideas. ‘Calls of Prudence’ is a moodier, more sorrowful track in comparison to the bands previous, most recent releases. Scarlett’s voice and lyrics beautifully capture the familiar ache of uselessly yearning for the return of the carefree days of youth. The production practices a measured restraint that gives the song a dreamy, spooky quality. The track requires time and patience but the payoff is so worthwhile.

HOSH announces new compilation series ‘Become One’

Widely acclaimed German DJ and producer HOSH has delivered the first in a series of various artist compilations, ‘Become One’. The first of which was curated for and showcased live at the iconic, clubbing mecca of Brazil, Warung Beach Club.

Miles Francis announces ‘Doves’ EP, shares surreal “I Could Use Your Love” video

For many, Miles Francis’ 2018 debut EP, Swimmers, was a first introduction – but he had already been around for years, keeping time for some of the most dynamic performers in the world. Some might have seen him on Late Show with David Letterman drumming with Arcade Fire’s Will Butler, or on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as the kit drummer for Antibalas; in South Africa onstage with Angelique Kidjo, in Hollywood playing with Amber Mark, or at the Apollo Theater backing up the late Sharon Jones. Born and raised in New York City, Francis grew up seeing his father play trumpet at local jazz clubs, playing raucous rock shows in high school, and leading underground afrobeat parties in college.

Lil Baby announces The New Generation Tour with City Girls, Blueface & more

Atlanta’s fastest rising star Lil Baby has announced his headlining The New Generation Tour in support of his latest mixtape Street Gossip, out now on Quality Control Music / Motown Records / Capitol Records / Wolfpack Global. The tour kicks off March 18th and will travel across America with stops at Terminal 5 in New York, The Riviera in Chicago, The Warfield in San Francisco, The Coca Cola Roxy in Baby’s hometown Atlanta and many more, with support from Quality Control label-mates City Girls, Jordan Hollywood and Marlo, LA rapper Blueface, Rylo Rodriguez and 42 Dugg.

Aries (Spain) announces new album Juramento Mantarraya

Although Isa Fdez. Reviriego defends in one of the songs of her last album that “doing nothing” is a sublime pleasure, the truth is that Isabel herself finds it very difficult to stay still.

Upbeat Afro-beat Sensation D-SARO Contemplates his ‘Conundrum’

D-Saro is pretty on the nose when he suggests in his new single ‘Conundrum’ that he ‘ain’t your average joe from London’. He has previously worked (under a different artist name) with urban music collective Roll Deep, including Wiley and J2K, as well as supporting The Game and Flo Rida. However, he soon became frustrated by the red tape and politics that are endemic to the urban scene and decided to set up his own label with a friend, catalysed by a brush with death in 2016 when he suffered from a heart attack related to a rare heart condition.

Billie Eilish Reveals Details on Debut Album, Release Date, Single and New Video for ‘bury a friend’

Billie Eilish’s meteoric rise to global stardom has been nothing short of phenomenal and arguably unparalleled to date. Since her ‘Ocean Eyes’ debut, Billie has quietly, yet unapologetically infiltrated the forefront of pop. Thanks to a growing legion of loyal followers across the globe, an EP that has sat in the Billboard Top 200 for more than 18 months now and more than 5 billion combined streams globally, her tours have sold out consecutively around the world, and this week, the teenage marvel has confirmed she will be releasing her highly anticipated debut album ‘WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?’ on March 29 via Darkroom/Interscope Records.

Box Of Moxie Premiere Submission Admission LP via New Noise

A combination of alt-rock, Americana, folksy rock, and avant-garde, Box of Moxie is a manifestation of material that Stephen Jacques gathered throughout his multifaceted professional life as engineer, custom builder, TV host, and actor. Strumming his acoustic guitar along the way, Jacques’ real life experiences reveal their truths in a delicate, dreamy, oftentimes humorous fashion.

Album Premiere: Box of Moxie – ‘Submission Admission’

MONEY FOR ROPE – “Actually” video (King Gizzard, Amyl & The Sniffers)

Melbourne psych-rockers Money For Rope are today airing the new video for ‘Actually’, lifted from their forthcoming new album ‘Picture Us’ for March 8, 2019, following international tours which have previously taken in shows across Primavera Sound, Glastonbury & SXSW, alongside support slots for Courtney Barnett (also an early champion of the band). Details of a 2019 UK headline tour from Money For Rope in support of the new album are soon to be announced. Stream the ‘Actually’ video here.

The Sonic Dawn Premieres New Song “To Change Who We Are”

“‘To Change Who We Are’ is a reminder to keep an open mind and let new people and experiences change you,” says The Sonic Dawn vocalist / guitarist Emil Bureau. “The open mind is a skill we’re born with, but unfortunately, many tend to unlearn it as we get older. A true psychedelic experience in any form can be a big help for re-opening the doors that we have closed for ourselves and others.”

Track Premiere: The Sonic Dawn, ‘To Change Who We Are’

“Moving Target” – Wild Rivers

“Moving Target” highlights the singers’ vulnerable lyrics over building, wistful melodies.

Jim Jarmusch & Jozef Van Wissem share new single + music video

Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch are sharing the next single from their upcoming collaborative An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil LP today accompanied by a psychedelic music video shot in the desert.

Chatham County Line Announces Tour; Brooklyn Vegan Premieres “I Think I’m In Love”

Raleigh, NC-based quartet Chatham County Line will hit the road in support of their eighth studio album, Sharing The Covers, out March 8 on Yep Roc Records. The 23-city tour begins February 9, and includes stops along the East Coast, dates with Steve Martin and Martin Short, as well as two days at the annual Merlefest in Wilkesboro, NC.

Brooklyn Vegan shares Emilie Kahn’s new “Will You?” video

“For the “Will You?” video, we wanted to highlight Emilie’s performance while exploring the dark but tender feeling of the song,” explain directors Aaliyeh Afshar & Max Taeuschel. “Playing with the mirror, blinds and faux walls, we wanted to delve into the liminal divide between life and death in a physical way.” Outro, her second album will be available everywhere February 22nd via Secret City Records.

GUITAR ZEUS Video by Carmine Appice & Bumblefoot

Billboard Magazine is premiering “Mothers Space,” the new music video from Carmine Appice’s GUITAR ZEUS album. Carmine loved working with current Sons of Apollo/ former Guns N’Roses’ guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal. Carmine praises Bumblefoot for his mastery of the fretless guitar, and how easy he is to work with, “He is one of the nicest people I know . Talented singer player writer. Love to create good music . Always helpful to others, and he gets the job done quick. And does it great. “

Major Lazer premieres official “Get Free” Pop-Up video

Balthazar Share “Wrong Vibration” Video

Following the release of their fourth album Fever last week, Balthazar today share the video for recent single outing “Wrong Vibration”.


Following A Sundance Premiere and His Debut Album, Utkarsh Releases Video For “Rundown”

Taking narrative into his own hands, Utkarsh embodies the general theme of the album. Touching on subjects which include race, politics, and (perceived) celebrity status. “And everyone wondering who the fuck’s this Indian; yo, who the fuck is this Indian…,” raps Utkarsh, juxtaposing between feelings of exclusion and isolation and a sense of hope and resolution. “They look at him and say ‘why isn’t he wearing a Turbin’; well, motherfucker that’s some pretty shitty observing.”

Sam Spiegel scores new Squarespace commercial starring Idris Elba, directed by Spike Jonze

Spiegel—best known as one half of the former production duo N.A.S.A. whose 2009 debut album featured guest appearances by Kanye West, Childish Gambino, M.I.A., Tom Waits, RZA, David Byrne and more—has recently:

GHOUL: Revolver Premieres Animated “Shred The Dead” Video

The masked mutants of Creepsylvania, GHOUL, are pleased to undrape their hilarious, animated visual accompaniment to “Shred The Dead” via Revolver Magazine. The track comes by way of the band’s Dungeon Bastards full-length, released in 2016 via Tankcrimes.