@skopemag news for February 2, 2019 @ 2 pm est

grandson ANNOUNCES NEW EP “a modern tragedy vol. 2”

Volume 2 of the modern tragedy series follows grandson’s Fueled By Ramen debut EP, a modern tragedy vol. 1, and is an exploration into the heart, into addiction, into power, into disillusionment, and into accepting who you are and not compromising. Marking some of his most personal work to date, a modern tragedy vol. 2 touches on the environment around grandson and serves as a commentary on gun violence, on apathy and sensationalized media, on truth and martyrdom.


Olivia O’Brien, the 19 year old LA based singer and song­writer named one of “100 Women Revolutionizing Pop Music” by Paper Magazine, continues her extra­ordi­nary evolution as an artist and young woman with today’s release of her new single “Love Myself” from her spring debut album via Island Records. The personally frank and honestly graphic ode to self-discovery and self-love is destined to leave its stamp as one of Olivia’s most groundbreaking performances. Her past few releases, which set her over a billion streams, have clearly shown the evolution and direction of Olivia’s ever-promising career trajectory.


LÉON Releases New Single and Video ‘You & I.’

Following the announcement of LÉON’s’You and I World Tour – Part 1,’ which starts in Europe on March 30, the Swedish artist has confirmed she will be releasing her highly anticipated self-titled debut album worldwide on March 1 via her own LÉON Recordings imprint on BMG.

To celebrate the news of her forthcoming full-length release, LÉON has also released a brand new single and video titled ‘You and I.’ The gloriously up-tempo single was written by LÉON and produced by Electric and comes with a stunning official music video directed by Wendy McColm, also out today. Watch the video for ‘You and I’ HERE.

‘Anti-Pop’ Artist tiLLie Releases New Single “Faith”

Following the buzz of her breakout EP that landed her on the Vans Warped Tour, the Annie Mac Show on BBC Radio 1, and on the popular video game Rock Band, “Faith” arrives as the ark of a new era. Produced by tiLLie and Benjamin Greenspan, “Faith” is an infectious and empowering anthem that inspires hope in abuse survivors seeking justice in the era of “Me Too” – even if the system fails: “You know damn well that I could ruin you / But if they don’t believe me, I can count on you. / Cause I got faith, you’ll do it to yourself / And you’ll do it better than anybody else / I got faith.”

Haint Blue shares video for “Another Year” via MXDWN; New Album “Overgrown ” due Feb 15

Haint Blue has released a video for “Another Year” – the standout lead track from their new album Overgrown, featuring lush vocal harmonies set against a stark arrangement that shows off singer Mike Cohn’s powerful delivery.

mxdwn PREMIERE: In New Video for “Another Year” Haint Blue Lament How Life Passes Us By

ANVIL Releases New Single and Video Today!

Canadian Metal heroes ANVIL release a new digital single and video for the song “Bitch In The Box” today! The song is taken from their current studio album “Pounding The Pavement”.

American Authors Release Highly Anticipated Third Album ‘Seasons’, OUT NOW!

Brooklyn-based multi-platinum group American Authors, whose infectious breakthrough “Best Day Of My Life” became the lynchpin to over 1.7 billion combined global audio streams over their last two albums, have released their long-awaited third studio album, Seasons, today February 1, 2019, via Island Records.

Seasons was recorded with veteran producers Cason Cooley (Ingrid Michaelson) and Trent Dabbs (Kacey Musgraves, TV’s Nashville) in a mountainside studio 20 minutes outside Nashville. Surrounded by woods and overlooking nature, the album takes its title from experiencing all four seasons of Tennessee weather during the recording sojourn, from winter snow to summer sun. Simultaneously, American Authors embraced formative ’90s influences, from alternative stalwarts like Weezer and Nirvana.

Skope Mag x EXES & JOME’s new collab single + EP

EXES, composed of Brooklyn-based Allie McDonald and Venice beach-based producer Mike Derenzo, have amassed over 45 million Spotify streams and the band has opened for the likes of Børns and Ella Vos. Their critically acclaimed 2016 debut EP The Art of Saying Goodbye garnered over 25 million streams across platforms and was covered by the likes of i-D, USA Today, Galore, and more. JOME is made up of LA-based songwriter Jesse Epstein and New Orleans-based writer and producer Christoph Andersson and they’ve been featured in numerous television shows while amassing over 20 million streams on their first album, Tunnels. EXES’ and JOME’s previous collaboration resulted in the 2017 single “Better Better” which garnered over 500,000 streams across platforms.

The Collision – “Ghosts”

MEDUZA Join CAA & Spin Artist Agency ::Single out today::

Filipino-American post-rock outfit Wander breathe new life into the genre

On Wednesday, Kerrang! helped us share the new video from Bay Area post-rock group Wander. The all Filipino band, comprised of brothers brothers Ryan David and Christian Francisco, as well as friends Joseph Aguda and Bernard Barcela, are only in their early twenties, but have been refining their sound since their teens. It’s on their new record that the band seem to have truly hit their stride. On title track “March”, the band pair gorgeously nostalgic instrumentals with breathtaking imagery to stunning effect.

CLAVVS Announce ‘No Saviors’ EP, Share Title Track On PopMatters | Playing SXSW, New EP Out 3/22

Brooklyn alt-pop duo, CLAVVS have announced their new EP No Saviors and also shared the title track on PopMatters.