@skopemag news for february 11, 2019 @ noon est

TIM BAKER to Release Solo Debut FOREVER OVERHEAD April 19th on Arts & Crafts

On his debut solo album Forever Overhead, Hey Rosetta! frontman and principle songwriter Tim Baker warmly welcomes you in. The first words we hear him sing on the lead single “Dance” are akin to a toast: “Here’s to the other side, lifted high.” About the track, Baker notes, ‘”Dance” is a song about longing – longer for love/lust/intimacy/connection, for youth/the past, and for nature/larger world. For me this has always been a song sung from someone held apart – convalescing maybe – from someone dreaming of being alive and close to love and something important.”

Pragya has just released the first single from an openly gay Indian musician

Indian musician and LGBT activist, Pragya has just released the first ever track to be released in India by an openly gay Indian artist since the legalisation of homosexuality in the country!

Her upcoming debut album ‘Queerism’ will also be the first album to be released in India by an openly gay artist. Her first single ‘Lingering Wine’ coincide’s with valentine’s day as an ode to same sex couples and touches on themes of body-positivity and self confidence.

FUR release video to HIM & HER

Front man Murray says the song is: “about trust and distrust in a relationship. Trying to tell if someone trusts in you and how that can lead to you seeing them in a completely new light. Then, ultimately, the battle of deciding whether you want to be with them anymore.”

Walden premieres “Axioms” + Announces debut EP out 4/5

Meet Athens, GA rock band WALDEN. With intricate melodies and complex songwriting, this young group is wise beyond its years. This week they’re proud to announce their debut EP, The Static, and share lead single, “Axioms.” We’ve teamed up with Jammerzine to bring you the first look inside this new band with a bright future. They’re also proud to announce a headlining tour that will see a performance at Shaky Knees Festival right in the middle.

First Listen: Walden – Axioms


Grammy Award-winning artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers have announced their massive “WORLD WAR JOY” North American headline arena tour for fall. Multi-platinum band 5 Seconds of Summer, who is featured on The Chainsmokers’ latest single “Who Do You Love,” will be joining all dates along with rising pop star Lennon Stella, who is opening the show. The 41-city tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off on September 25 in Cincinnati, OH and make stops in major cities across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping in Vancouver, BC on December 6. See full tour routing below

Perpetual Fate – release lyric video for “The Land”

Perpetual Fate share the lyric video for the song The Land ( Guest Marco Pastorino, Michele Guaitoli ) taken from the new album, Cordis!

Cypriot frontman Freedom Candlemaker Shares New Song “Journey”

Freedom Candlemaker’s new album Beaming Light is the culmination of his extensive musical journey and is aiming to reach far and wide and make his music known to an international audience.

20 Year Old Virginia rapper Caleb Steph drops debut track ‘Can I Talk’

20 year old Virgina-based rapper Caleb Steph reveals his new track ‘Can I Talk’. Premiered by Zane Lowe on Beats 1, the track was produced by Soundwavve, who has worked closely with Dreamville in recent years.

HAAS Releases Music Video For Debut Single “Behind Those Eyes”

“Behind Those Eyes” is the debut single off HAAS’ upcoming EP. This song is about the dynamics of my relationship with my sister, at a particular point in time, and how an outside influence was changing my perception of her. The song shows the emotional roller coaster that was a year of my life. It shows how an outside influence can have so much influence over someone. This is a song about my efforts to “save” her, but at some point, you have to stop trying and move on. Though this song is immensely personal, I believe that it can be applied to any type of relationship.

LIILY unveil video for latest single “Sepulveda Basin”

Rising alt-rock band Liily, a crew of teenagers hailing from deep in the San Fernando Valley, are premiering the lo-fi music video for their latest single “Sepulveda Basin” today. The band shares, “this video is about a place we all spent a lot of time in when we were kids and bored out of our minds and looking for friends and something / anything to do.”

new La Dispute track

La Dispute just dropped “RHODONITE AND GRIEF”, a new track from their forthcoming LP Panorama due out March 22nd via Epitaph and along with it a lyric video.

Donna Missal Makes Directorial Debut With ‘Jupiter’ Video. Tour Starts February 14

Donna reveals on her inspiration behind the video and song: “To me the song is about a first love. I wanted to make a video to reflect that experience of feeling something for the first time. To me, that brought to mind the memories of driving through my hometown as a teenager, feeling all of these big feelings all at once. It’s my first time directing a video so I chose the setting of my own hometown in NJ that I think could remind anyone of where they grew up.”

NUMENOREAN Release New Song, “Coma,” via Metal Injection

Canadian post black metallers NUMENOREAN have partnered up with Metal Injection to premiere their new single, “Coma.” “Coma” is the second single from the band’s forthcoming studio album, ‘Adore,’ which is out on April 12 via Season of Mist

Germany’s KID DAD Release New Single/Video “Naked Creatures”

“Has a song ever made you feel like you’re melting? Germany-based indie-rock act KID DAD will give you all the zen you need … powerful and incredibly intimate. Quiet vocals and expressive guitar riffs will connect the audience with the band as much as with themselves.”- Alternative Press