@skopemag news for february 7, 2019 @ 2:30 pm est


Global superstar Khalid drops his new single “Talk” today. Written by Khalid and produced by Disclosure, this is the lead single off his upcoming and highly anticipated sophomore album which will be released this April via Right Hand Music Group / RCA Records.

ROMASA: Invisible Oranges Premieres “Sepulchral Form”

Invisible Oranges is currently streaming “Sepulchral Form” from New Orleans, Louisiana-based sludge/crust trio ROMASA. The demoralizing hymn comes by way of the band’s impending Cheering Death debut, slated for release next month. Captured in two days with James Whitten (Thou, The Body, Ossacrux et al) at his own Hightower Recording Studio and mastered by Brad Boatwright (Gatecreeper, Necrot), Cheering Death spews forth five diseased tracks of sonic nihilism centered on a world of excess, apathy, and suffering all swathed in the twisted artwork of Ogi (instagram.com/coffincrux).

Living Hour shares “immaculate” album opener “Hallboy” via Stereogum, on tour now

Today, Winnipeg’s Living Hour shares “Hallboy,” the third single from their upcoming album, Softer Faces. Stereogum has the premiere and described the track as “immaculate.” The band is in the middle of a winter / spring tour that includes a stop at SXSW and ends with a west coast run in late March.

SHIM (Ex Sick Puppies) Releases New Video “Crucified”

Hot on the heels of his current self-titled release, SHIM has released a new single to radio titled “Crucified”. The video for the single has made it’s debut and can be seen here. In addition, SHIM has announced that he is hitting the road on a headline tour with Madame Mayhem. The tour begins on March 2nd in Colorado Springs, CO at The Black Sheep and concludes March 27th in Nashville, TN at The End.

Cris Jacobs to release new album ‘Color Where You Are’ on April 12th

Cris Jacobs will release Color Where You Are, the full-length follow up to his critically acclaimed 2016 album Dust to Gold, on April 12, 2019. Releasing through Blue Rose Music, Color Where You Are follows Jacobs’ brand of rock, Americana, and soul through the next steps of his life; coming off of a few years of extensive touring, learning to recognize the current political climate and its divisive nature, and most importantly, becoming a husband and a father. Jacobs and band members Todd Herrington (bass), Dusty Ray Simmons (drums/percussion), and Jonathan Sloane (guitar) self-produced Color Where You Are together, piecing together songs that Jacobs found time to write “between tours, coming home, changing diapers, fixing things around the house… whenever I could.” The album’s title references Jacobs’ no longer having the luxury of waiting for inspiration to strike. Cris Jacobs “colored where he was”.


Today, rising singer-songwriter Avonlea releases her newest single “Stranger,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. The song’s unforgettable melody and emotional lyrics highlight Avonlea’s talent as a new artist to watch.

Hey ICYMI, Yellow Shoots “everything” new psychedelic music video

“everything” is a cut from Yellow Shoots’ debut artist album of the same name- a career establishing release that has been met with support from OkayPlayer, Live Nation’s Ones To Watch, Paste, Spotify’s Fresh Finds, and more. Drop me a line if you have any questions. Thanks!

Skope Magazine Feature: Yacht Punk Share “Indian Summer” Video

The video was premiered last Tuesday with Wolf in a Suit, who praised the video saying, “the music video takes a unique and refreshing route as it is a finely tuned blend of classic vibes and contemporary touches that makes it all really stand out.” The single is off the band’s upcoming record, Ghosts, which is due out Friday, April 5th.

Mills College Music Department Welcomes Diverse Prominent Musicians to Perform on Campus & Opens the Door to the Public to Enjoy Series for Free

The Mills College Music Department and Center for Contemporary Music is pleased to announce the Mary and Tony Bianco Lecture Series and Artists-in-Residence, an exciting schedule of events featuring a diverse group of prominent artists and thinkers who will visit Mills during spring 2019.


Regarding the video, she said, “I knew I wanted to make a house party video for “Drugs,” as that’s where the inspiration for the song came from. The whole point is that it’s a metaphor for dealing with fake people and superficial conversations, so we wanted to replicate that feeling throughout the video with fake and colorful “drugs.” Patrick Lawler, the director, did all of the special effects himself. He’s the sh*t, and this video is so dope!”

Yawners’ “Please, Please, Please” video premieres at FLOOD Magazine

Yawners are the Madrid-based power pop duo of Elena Nieto and Martin Muñoz. Founded by Nieto in her home town of Salamanca and persisting through a move to Germany before finding its current form with Muñoz in Madrid, Yawners have established themselves at the forefront of the blossoming Spanish guitar pop scene.

Take a color-soaked road trip with UK band Flamingods in their new video for “Marigold”