@skopemag news for February 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am est

SOAK’s New Song “Valentine Shmalentine” Out Now

Derry, Ireland’s SOAK — a/k/a Bridie Monds-Watson — today released her timely and biting new track “Valentine Shmalentine” from her anticipated second album, Grim Town, out April 26th on Rough Trade Records. Following a sold-out show at NYC’s Mercury Lounge and packed shows in Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA, SOAK has also confirmed a run of U.K. and European dates for the spring. Grim Town follows the success of SOAK’s multi-prize-winning 2015 debut album Before We Forgot How To Dream, and an extraordinary period of invention and self-discovery for the still just 22-year-old artist.

LULLWATER Release Official Music Video for “Empty Chamber;” New LP, ‘Voodoo,’ Out 2/22/2019!

Athens, GA based alternative rock band LULLWATER has released the official music video for their single “Empty Chamber.” Originally premiered on Consequence Of Sound, “Empty Chamber” is off of the band’s upcoming LP, Voodoo, set to release 2/22/2019.

Watch josh pan turn into a snake in “undefeated” video

The Love Language share new song “Bees” ahead of tour with Teenage Fanclub

Last summer, we welcomed The Love Language back with their latest masterpiece Baby Grand, an album that left Pitchfork describing the band’s ringleader Stuart McLamb as “one of the most underrated indie songwriters of the past decade.” Today, The Love Language share further evidence of this mastery with new single “Bees,” a song that will undoubtedly be performed this month and next on their North American tour supporting labelmates Teenage Fanclub.

Spectator Announces Single “Waves” Out February 7

The new dream pop single, “Waves” due out February 7 from St. Louis duo, Spectator, flows like a glossy, peaceful river flooded with sonic intimacy. It is an emotionally- packed love song exploring the romanticism and mystique of finding a sense of personal belonging within someone else. “Waves” is an invitation to love openly and freely, a sign for two separate souls to jump into the raging stream of life together as one. The single is off the upcoming album, Charlie, Baby, out April 12, 2019. The album will be released in Scandinavia on Painted Black, a subsidiary of Nordic Records.

Ryne Ziemba Premieres “Message” via BREAK THRU RADIO

In Dirty Sunset #1, Ryne seeks to conjure the musical stylings of the ghosts of boisterous garage rock and laid-back psychedelia in a whirlwind of songs that promise to leave the listener wanting more.

Victory Records Announces Signing of Don’t Sleep

Victory Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Washington DC / Pennsylvania hardcore band DON’T SLEEP – led by legendary frontman Dave Smalley (Dag Nasty, DYS, Down By Law, ALL), bassist Garrett Rothman, guitarists Tom McGrath, Tony Bavaria and Jim Bedorf on drums. DON’T SLEEP, who formed in 2017, play anthemic, harmony laden, meaningful, melodic and uncompromising hardcore. They are (in their own words), “Five friends playing hardcore and trying to make a positive impact on the world.”

stream Ladytron’s new LP via NPR’s First Listen

They say it’s “dynamic” “potent”, “bewitching”, “catchy”, “romantic”, “foreboding” and “chock full of the group’s hallmark analog synths, sweeping dance rhythms and breathy voices”.

Gringo Star release new single from ahead of UK & EU tour

Having shared stages with the likes of Feist, Weezer, Cat Power, Best Coast, Wavves, Black Lips, The Toadies, and more, Atlanta quartet Gringo Star are heading out on a UK & EU tour in 2019.

JOHNNYSWIM Premiere Video For “Bridges” Via Atwood Magazine

Throughout 2018, JOHNNYSWIM carefully crafted what would become the new album alongside GRAMMY®Award-winning producer and songwriter Malay [Frank Ocean, Sam Smith], working out of both his Brooklyn apartment and his recently opened Britannia Row Recordings studio in Hollywood. Together, they expanded the band’s musical palette, while honing its signature songwriting. Invariably inspired by the final product, Malay went on to sign them to Britannia Row Recordings as well.

Diplo debuts “New Shapes” featuring Octavian, Europa EP due February 22

“I met Octavian at a party in London. We took a photo and I never thought I would see the kid again,” Diplo says. “Over the next six months I kept hearing his name and seeing him on great songs. I tried to stay in touch even though he had another twelve phone numbers since we met. Finally, he was stuck in L.A. for a while and it was easy to pull up on him. After a few weeks we nailed this song and I’m glad it gets to finally see the light of day. Big up to Jim-E Stack for producing this with me.”

machineheart Share New Single/Video For “Altar,” Debut Album Out Tomorrow ?

LA’s machineheart have shared another visually enthralling video for new single “Altar,” an aching bid for salvation that is at turns vulnerable and assertive. Tomorrow (February 8th), the ethereal indie pop quartet will release their anticipated debut full length album, People Change, followed by a North American tour with You Me At Six and Dreamers starting February 21st in Boston, MA and ending March 11th in Los Angeles, CA.


Indie Rockers Darkbird are here with their new single “Crimes” which is the first of a string of singles to be released by the band over the coming months.

The lyric, “I hope you call this number for a good time” coupled with the electronic feels of this indie pop track will instantly get stuck in your brain and find you bopping around in the stylings of Molly RIngwald circa 1985. A huge installment from this not so little bird out of Austin, Texas.

South City Revival | New release

With their latest release, “Singer In a Country Band”, South City Revival continues to refine what the South Side band is referring to as “Chicago Country”. The new single is a quintessential blend of country and rock and roll that demonstrates their diverse influences: from Red Dirt artists such as Reckless Kelly and Randy Rogers Band to Bruce Springsteen and Jackson Browne.

Astræa releases moving acoustic version of ‘Anybody Out There’

Hotly tipped singer, songwriter and producer Astræa has shared the moving acoustic version of her debut single, ‘Anybody Out There’.

Global Superstar Josh Groban Announces Summer 2019 BRIDGES Tour

Today, multi-platinum award-winning singer, songwriter and global superstar Josh Groban announces his Summer 2019 BRIDGES tour. Special guests joining him for select dates on this leg of the tour are country music singer-songwriter Jennifer Nettles and critically acclaimed instrumentalist, Chris Botti.

Josh Groban Bridges Tour

Field Medic Releases Official Video for “henna tattoo”