@skopemag news for February 19, 2019 @ noon est

Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz Announces 2019 Edition Of Underwater Sunshine Festival

Today, Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz and co-founder Barbara Rappaport announce that their Underwater Sunshine Festival will continue its inaugural season with a return to New York City this spring, continuing the momentum of the October 12-13, 2018 festival. Created by Duritz and Rappaport to celebrate artists and fans alike, the festival is intended to curate and produce an intensely immersive independent music experience aimed at passionate music lovers. Reflecting this mission, tickets to the festival are FREE to further solidify the notion that all are welcome to join in the journey of finding indie music they can connect to.

“21st Century Patti Smith” Emily Breeze to release dysfunctional pop “Ego Death” 8th March

Recorded at Rockfield studios and produced by Stew Jackson (Massive Attack, Nick Cave, Tom Waits), “Ego Death” has already received airplay from Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6) and was earmarked as his favourite track on forthcoming Emily Breeze album “Rituals”. This single will be accompanied by remixes from Former Bad Seed and David Lynch composer Barry Adamson, Retro Futurist improv maniacs Modulus III and Giallo Disco deviant Antoni Maiovvi.

17yr old Singer/Songwriter Eda Green Releases Debut Single Today

Eda Green is an American Singer/Songwriter originally from Rochester, NY and New Jersey. Escaping domestic abuse at home, 12yr old Eda, her mother and brother moved to Los Angeles, California where she currently resides.

DUEL announce new album ‘Valley Of Shadows’ on HPS Records!

Texas heavy rock heroes DUEL announce their new album on Heavy Psych Sounds Records! ‘Valley of Shadows’ is due out May 17th on the European label.

Duel Announce New Album Valley of Shadows Due May 17

BBC1 Favorite, Jealous of the Birds Release NY Inspired Video

Jealous of the Birds release a new music video, “New York Has a Lump in Her Throat,” from the EP Wisdom Teeth. “Last summer I was lucky enough to explore some infamous NYC hotspots where many of my favorite artists lived, performed and hung out, and we gathered together the footage for the ‘New York Has a Lump in Her Throat’ music video. Like every big city, New York holds its own unique artistic heritage and it blew my mind to be able to exist even for an afternoon in the same places as those artists. That human chain is ongoing and when I wrote the song, I was conscious of being part of that line of people trying to make good art amid so much chaos.”

Buckcherry Releases “Bent” Official Video Today

While on their current UK/Europe tour, Buckcherry filmed the official video for their debut single, “Bent”, off of their forthcoming album, Warpaint, out March 8th. Director Phil Wallis jumped on the bus when Buckcherry arrived at Heathrow airport and filmed the band nonstop in Manchester, Bristol, and London.

HOT PINK SATAN Release Official Music Video for “Breathe”

Dark Electronic Duo HOT PINK SATAN has released a seductively enticing official music video for their single, “Breathe.” Directed/Filmed/Edited by allinaline, “Breathe” is the pair’s second single off of their October 2018 released LP, Spells.


Atlantic Records announced today that the company has partnered with West Coast powerhouse creative agency, R Baron Group, to launch a new label, The Machine Works. The first acts signed to the new deal are Los Angeles-based emcees AzChike and 1TakeJay. Atlantic Records will work in tandem with Warner Music Group subsidiary Asylum Records on marketing, distribution, and promotional efforts for The Machine Works and its roster.

Tallsaint releases ‘Warm Skin’ and announces debut EP ‘Hard Love’

It follows warehouse-pop giants ‘I’m A Woman (After All)’ and ‘Touch’, as Tallsaint carves her way through the critical themes of obsession, romance, anxiety and womanhood that craft the foundations of her sound.

Violent Femmes announce co-headline tour with X

The one and only Violent Femmes have announced plans for a co-headline tour with the legendary X, set to get underway May 5th at Humphrey’s in San Diego, CA. Violent Femmes will perform at Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, NV and BeachLife in Redondo Beach, CA ahead of the co-headline dates. For complete details and local on-sale information, please see vfemmes.com/tour.


This evening, Njomza launches her very first North American headliner, “Vacation Tour,” at Constellation Room in Santa Ana, CA. Nearly sold out, the kickoff sets the tone for what promises to be an unforgettable tour as she performs in major cities coast-to-coast through March 7 at Troc Balcony in Philadelphia, PA before gracing the stage at Governors Ball in New York at the top of the summer.

The Brother Brothers Premiere New Song “Siren Song,” Touring with Dead Horses, Mipso

The Brother Brothers have shared their first new material since the release of debut album Some People I Know last fall on Compass Records. Brooklyn Vegan premiered “Siren Song” today, saying “If you’re not familiar with The Brother Brothers, they often recall the close harmonies and gentle melodies of Simon & Garfunkel, but they bring just a little bit more twang to it, and this song is a great example of what they do.”

AS WITHIN, SO WITHOUT Release Official Music Video for “Departure”

New York based Metalcore band AS WITHIN SO WITHOUT has released the official music video for “Departure,” off of their upcoming debut LP, Into Oblivion, which will be releasing 3/5/2019.

CRAIG FINN shares video for latest single “Blankets”

I Need A New War arrives Friday, April 26 via Partisan Records. The third instalment of a trilogy – following 2015’s Faith In The Future and 2017’s We All Want The Same Things – the new LP once again sees Finn expertly chronicling our complex, often confusing, modern era, drawing deeply felt character studies about regular people trying to respond to extraordinary times, attempting to find connection whilst wondering how to keep pace with a world moving faster than they are. The LP further finds Finn focusing his lens on New York City – his home for the last 18 years.

Hannah Cohen Shares New Track “This Is Your Life”

“It was the beginning of September and NYC was in the midst of a big heat wave,” Cohen says of the track. “It was very early in the morning and my partner was still sleeping, even with the air conditioning buzzing away. I was working on this song in the bathroom so I wouldn’t wake him up. At the time we were searching for our first apartment together, and had seen about 27 apartments in person. All were gross or out of our price range. It was definitely a catalyst for wanting to move out of the city – and it all came rushing at me. I really needed a change. Locked in a boiling hot bathroom, playing my nylon-string guitar, I realized that this is it… my life is crazy, it’s time to make a big move.”


Shayfer James provides a surreal curiosity trip with new music video “Crack A Bottle, Run A Bath”

Misty Coast breathes nitrogen smoke-ring vocals into ‘Loophole’ + release of ‘Melodaze’ LP

The dream-pop duo now presents us with Loophole; a track based on overdriven bass pedals and an infectious swirl of a central riff. Frøkedal breathes nitrogen smoke-rings into the track as she sings “dragging you back home, sliding through a loophole…”

Watch and Share Conor Donohue’s Video “The Garden”

Today Americana UK shared Conor Donohue’s video for “The Garden,” the first single off his upcoming album, ‘Let Love Contaminate,’ out April 12th. Filmed lived at Mashed Potato Records in New Orleans, the song is a devastatingly stark journey through depression and addiction.

Video Premiere: Conor Donahue “The Garden”

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

Up-and-coming ‘anti-pop’ artist TILLIE releases the official video for “Faith,” the first single from her upcoming EP LOUD MOUTH, out March 8th. The video, which premiered with Galore, spawned from an idea tiLLie and her creator came up with while on psychedelics.

TiLLie sings about true colors and karma and we’re here for it