@skopemag news for February 27, 2019 @ 2:30 pm est

New York composer Emily Wells debuts “Come On Doom, Let’s Party,” new album out March 22

Of the song Wells explains, “‘Come On Doom, Let’s Party’ came from an essay I’d been working on about Cadillac Ranch and a tornado. It’s a dead serious joke about dread and joy.”

Bonnaroo announces “The Other” stage lineup

Superfly and A.C. Entertainment are excited to reveal “The Other” stage lineup for the 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The 18th annual four-day, all night, no curfew, multi-stage camping festival will take place June 13 – 16, held as always at Great Stage Park, the spectacular 700-acre farm and event space located just 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, TN. Tickets on sale now.

Bonnaroo Announces Second Stage Lineup


In celebration of the anniversary of their ninth year in business, MTS Management Group and MTS Records have announced the launch of their Roku channel, “Global Music Video Hits.” The 24-hour channel features music videos of all genres, from independent artists around the globe. Roku devices are used by 23.8 million active monthly accounts.

Ceschi & Factor Chandelier share hand-drawn, intense “Electrocardiographs” video

Ceschi’s music lives in some liminal space between left-field hip hop, folk punk and indie rock. It’s hard to explain, so on planes he generally tells people that he sounds “something like like Ed Sheeran,” and they nod.


Stefan Babcock said on the song and video:

“The video for ‘Free At Last’ started off as a very, very stupid concept. Before the song was released, we put out the lyrics and a basic chord chart and asked people to record their own versions without hearing the original first. It was a bit of a social experiment. We expected to receive 15 or 20 covers. We received 253. A lot of them were very… interesting… but most of them were actually really good. We listened to every single one front to back (13 hours and 34 minutes), and by the end our brains were puddles of sludge and we couldn’t remember how our own version sounded.

We received hip hop versions, ska versions, grindcore, EDM, Mariachi, Ukulele, Polka, and piano ballad versions. Incredibly enough, none of the 253 covers sounded like ours. And even more astounding, no two of the covers sounded the same either. The amount of creativity and love put into these things absolutely blew us away.”

Woongi Premieres “Fire’s Dead” Via New Noise, Announce New LP, Rip’s Cuts

Woongi has announced that it will be releasing its second LP “Rip’s Cuts” via Sooper Records on May 10, 2019. They are previewing the album with the release of the dreamy, synth-laden triumph “Fire’s Dead.” See what some of Woongi’s sponsors have said about the new single:

Snir Yamin Announces 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

After releasing five singles off his Debut LP, in which two made it to Number One on the iTunes Top Songs Charts, Snir Yamin announces his U.S. Tour Dates. The North American headline run, produced by Red Media Records, will kick off on March 7 in New York at the Rockwood Music Hall. It will include appearances across the East Coast, as well as debut appearances across the West Coast of the United States.

Snir Yamin’s debut album with Red Media Records, titled ‘Snir Yamin’, is set to be released on March 29th, 2019. The album includes ten original songs, in which Snir co-wrote with producer Russell Castiglione. Snir Yamin will headline shows across the United States, which will include New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Niagara Falls, Toronto (CA) and more.

TOTALED: “Desolate” Single Now Streaming

Profound Lore is preparing the introductory wrath from blackened hardcore outfit TOTALED for release in late March, with the new outfit’s debut album, Lament. Advancing its release, the barren tones of new album single “Desolate” has been posted for streaming on all digital platforms, as preorders for the LP are also posted.

Austin Trad Rockers Crypt Trip Unveil New Song “Hard Times”

Texas trad rock band Crypt Trip is a progressive power trio that delivers energetic music which unites elements of blues, rock, and jazz. On the heels of its lauded debut, ‘Rootstock’, the San Marcos-based band will release its new LP, ‘Haze County’, on March 8 via Heavy Psych Sounds (Brant Bjork, Duel, Nebula).

FEET Debut Psychedelic Music Video For ‘English Weather’

Today, UK band FEET debut a psychedelic new video for their latest single, “English Weather”. Directed by Josh Homer, it was filmed at guitarist Callum’s Nan & Grandad’s holiday chalet in Portsmouth, UK, where the band spent some of last year holed up demoing material for their debut album, expected later this year. Of the video, FEET said: “The setting for the vid is the famed Solent Breezes of Hampshire, the band’s official Brexit hideaway of late 2018. For any further advice on how to crumble decades of well-respected inclusion into the Breezes community, speak to Oli and Harry and use the code words ‘In Rainbows Massacre'”. Watch the video for “English Weather” here.

BOSCO shares striking new video for “Cruel”, re-releases single

One of most influential artists to come out of Atlanta in recent time, multidisciplinary artist BOSCO shares her striking new video for her most popular song to date, “Cruel”, along with the single’s re-release today. Lined with fantasy and nostalgia, the film beautifully captures the lows and highs of an intimate relationship and ultimately its demise. It was creative directed by Matthew Addington & Alimzhan Alan Sabir.

Julian Lage announces tour dates; shares new video

Mack Avenue Records is excited to announce fall tour dates for the Julian Lage Trio, featuring the album band (guitarist Lage, bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Dave King from The Bad Plus) for their first tour ever. The dates begin at the Ballroom at 31 West on September 12 in Newark, OH, and end in Seattle, WA, on October 12 at the Columbia City Theatre.