@skopemag news for February 26, 2019 @ 2:30 pm est

bülow – “Sweet Little Lies”

“Sweet Little Lies” arrives just after the news that bülow has received four nominations for the 2019 JUNO Awards, including Pop Album of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Ahead of performing at the 2019 JUNO Awards on March 17th, bülow will perform at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

For Skope: Intriguing justlikeu’s new single “electricity” [out now]

You know the feeling: a spine-tingling, goosebump-inducing rush of lightness and power as if the whole world is – even if only for this moment – at your fingertips, and all you have to do is reach out and take it. The wordless sensation has been sonically embodied by enigmatic new artist justlikeu in his stunning single “electricity,” a captivating journey through downtempo bass, glittering melodies and hypnotizing vocals. Aiming to embody an element of the human experience with every release, justlikeu paints a vignette of vibrant energy, a rush of adrenaline and bittersweet hope with “electricity,” his second release ever after his debut “nocturnal animals.”

Fellow Robot releases wildly surreal video for “Don’t Deny Me”

Los Straitjackets ‘Channel Surfing’ Out June 21

On the heels of their just announced collaboration with labelmate Nick Lowe for his forthcoming Love Starvation/Trombone EP, America’s favorite masked surf rock group Los Straitjackets take their talents to TV Land on Channel Surfing, out June 21, on Yep Roc Records

Justus Proffit’s New Single “Shadow Of The Cross”

LA’s Justus Proffit today shared “Shadow Of The Cross,” a new track off his upcoming debut LP L.A.’s Got Me Down, which is set for release on March 8th via Bar/None Records. Premiering earlier today at Paste, “Shadow Of The Cross” is about how it feels to move forward from grief—something Proffit experienced firsthand after the death of his past girlfriend. “It’s weird because it’s been about 3 and a half years,” says Proffit.

Offset Drops Video for “Quarter Milli” feat. Gucci Mane

Offset dropped the gangster inspired old Hollywood film-style “Quarter Milli ft. Gucci Mane” today further showing the breadth of his vision. Following along effortlessly, the old-timey visuals capture the essence of his lyrics, converging era-specific attire with iced out jewelry.

Papooz | Theatrical State Of Mind

Speaking about the track, Armand & Ulysse (aka Papooz) say; “This is the French Touch track of the album. We wanted to make something slow disco and extra groovy like Claudia Barry’s ‘Love For The Sake Of Love’ tune.”

Hey, ICYMI Senegalese artist MOHA’s new music video, “Lady,” out now

With a sound described by High Snobiety as “…being serenaded in a hammock under the sun,” Senegalese singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist MOHA has established himself as one of the key up and coming International talents. Today, I’d love to share with you his new music video for single “LADY-” the visual counterpart to Moha’s viral ballad that received placement on Spotify’s Afro Indie playlist, Okayafrica, and more:

Swedish group Small Feet premieres “Masquerade” video

The album, With Psychic Powers, is due 3/29 on Barsuk Records and marks a move in a more experimental, psychedelic direction for frontman, songwriter and producer Simon Stålhamre.

New Zealand’s A.U.R.A [ffo: Fleet Foxes, Lord Huron, Hozier]

A.U.R.A. releases “Immensely I”, the vivid and rather twinkly third single from the upcoming album Secret Intelligent Light. Atwood Magazine, who premiered the song along with an incredible write-up, praised the tracks world swallowing beauty and named A.U.R.A. an Artist to Watch.

Singer /Songwriter Bob Hillman’s New Album “Some of Us Are Free, Some of Us Are Lost”

Says Hillman: “I was thinking about the books we read as young adults – On the Road, Tropic of Cancer, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Basketball Diaries, etc. – and considering how seriously we take them. I have friends who moved to Paris because of Henry Miller. Maybe they can be called free, since they followed their passions, but the road can also lead to darker places. ”