Weekend Edition – @skopemag news for March 3, 2019 @ noon est

LULLWATER Release Highly Anticipated LP, ‘Voodoo’!

Athens, GA based alternative rock band LULLWATER has released their hotly anticipated new LP, Voodoo.

Heart Attack Man “Fake Blood” Release Date: April 19 on You Did This/Triple Crown Records

Cleveland OH’s Heart Attack Man will release their sophomore LP ‘Fake Blood’ on April 19 via You Did This/Triple Crown Records.

Heart Attack Man has also just released a music video for “Fake Blood” which finds frontman Eric Egan undergoing a strange medical experiment in a secret lab, which leads to much rocking– until things go awry….

NO WIN (Ex-FIDLAR) Share “Carbar” Video On Under The Radar

Danny Nogueiras had one simple motivation for the 10 songs that make up downey, the debut album by his band NO WIN – honesty. This candor is evident from the very first notes, but with each subsequent listen the songs digs deeper and deeper, attaching themselves to the listeners own emotions and experiences until its songs become shared memories. “I worked to the bone on this record,” says Nogueiras, “I make this kind of music because I love it genuinely, and I want as many people as possible to enjoy it.”

Jaak // Releases new EP ‘Entitled pt 2’ today!

Canadian Pop/R&B singer JAAK releases energy-filled EP Entitled Pt. 2. This is the second installment to the story that began during Entitled Pt. 1, released in 2018. These six new songs give fans a closer look into JAAK’s artistic style and personality.

Alycia Lang unveils new indie folk-pop single “Projector” via The Line of Best Fit

The track premiere via The Line of Best Fit where Lang detailed, “‘Projector’ is about being able to make the distinction between what is your baggage and what isn’t, and how that can come into focus when you remove someone from a pedestal and see their humanity more clearly. Sometimes we assign ourselves these archetypal roles, when really we’re just shirking our accountability with others: pretender, defender, professor, etc. It was fun exploring what each of those looks like and what the consequence can be: ‘you’re a professor, teaching me about the way / Making a mess of the things you feel for what you say.’

Reese Wynans, of Double Trouble, Releases First Solo Album Today

Reese Wynans is everywhere. For a full half-century, Wynans has been the engine-room behind America’s greatest roots music. With Sweet Release, this modest legend has delivered the long-awaited solo album that puts his own name top of the bill and places his world-class talent in the spotlight. “I’ve never had an album out with my name on it before,” he considers, “so I’m very excited. I’d like this record to make people feel happy and celebrate the music. Because that’s what we were doing…”

HEROD: Progressive Sludge Metal Collective Unveils “Silent Truth” Lyric Video

Swiss progressive sludge metal collective HEROD has unveiled a lyric video for “Silent Truth.” The track comes by way of the band’s lauded Sombre Dessein full-length recently issued via Pelagic Records.


Today, Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and musician Stephen Puth releases a new single and music video entitled “Half Gone” via Arista Records. It notably arrives hot on the heels of his debut “Sexual Vibe,” which just crossed 10 million streams and counting and sold out NYC + LA shows supporting Astrid S. Capitalizing on this mounting momentum, the new track tempers an emotionally charged and soulful vocal performance with a delicate rhythm and hummable guitar line. The verses build towards his impressive crooning on the hook, “How can I love when my heart’s half gone?”

For Skope: Marc Benjamin’s progressive house gem “Fall For You” [out now on Protocol]

Marc Benjamin has proven himself to be one of the most chameleonic artists in the scene right now – you never quite know what his productions will sound like. The Protocol veteran is at it again with his newest release “Fall For You,” a sultry progressive house gem that calls to mind warm nights dancing in dark, crowded places with attractive strangers. “Fall For You” delivers big, bouncy basslines and groovy instrumental melodies, making it both radio and dancefloor friendly. The release follows up Marc Benjamin’s hot streak from 2018, which included the electro-house club track “Blaster” and the melodic, R&B influenced “Devil in Disguise” and “Unbreakable Hearts.” There’s only one way to find out what this dynamic maestro has up his sleeve next – follow Marc and Protocol Recordings for all the latest news!

Sullivan King Gives Iconic Lyrics a Rock & Bass Makeover on New Track ‘Save the World’

With his new track “Save the World,” LA-based artist Sullivan King puts a rock and dubstep-influenced spin on some of dance music’s most iconic lyrics. Although hard rock instrumentals and growling, dubby basslines aren’t necessarily what comes to mind upon hearing the title, Sullivan pulls it off flawlessly; the result feels entirely original with the only the very slightest sense of deja vu, guaranteed to send listeners into a frenzy when the track reaches its hedonistic apex. Sullivan King – who plays the guitar instrumentals in the track, sings, writes, and produces all of his own tracks – reflects on his inspiration for “Save the World” below.

BLACK NEEDLE NOISE Premieres “I’ll Give You Shape” with CHRIS CONNELLY, Playing SXSW March 14th

Fronted by seminal producer John Fryer, BLACK NEEDLE NOISE is premiering “I’ll Give You Shape,” his new song with industrial music icon Chris Connelly (Ministry, Revolting Cocks) today via Post-Punk.com. The darkly romantic and dramatic new song is the latest in a series of singles that Black Needle Noise has been releasing consistently over the past few years and is now available via Bandcamp.

Chris Connelly Teams up with John Fryer for the Bowie-Esque Black Needle Noise track “I’ll Give You Shape”

Your Heart Breaks Share New Single + Video On PopMatters

Today, Your Heart Breaks shares their new single “Late Nights in the Lab,” the second single off their forthcoming LP. PopMatters exclusively premiered the single and its accompanying music video, and discussed the project and upcoming release, writing, “A concept album centered on the writings of LGBTQI authors spanning history, Your Heart Breaks explores an array of stories surrounding the queer community.

MystifieR Announce March Colombian Ecuadorian Tour

The Brazilian black metal underground stalwarts of MYSTIFIER will be embarking on a Colombian Ecuadorian tour this month! The run will kick off in Ibague, Colombia on Friday, March 8 and will conclude on March 30 in Cuenca, Ecuador. The full itinerary is as follows:

03/08: Ibague, Colombia
03/09: Bogota, Colombia
03/10: Villavicencio, Colombia
03/15: Pereira, Colombia
03/16: Popayan Colombia
03/23: Ipiales Colombia
03/24: Cali, Colombia
03/29: Quito Ecuador
03/30: Cuenca, Ecuador

Fox3nt – Very Litty

Fox3nt describes the record, “Vox synth choir intro sets the trap vibes. Big kicks and 808slatts mixed with the dynamics of the drums makes this beat really pop. Rappers like A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie would kill this beat.”

Collin Russell Mullins (ATX) – New Single!

It’s Dangerous (To Go Alone!) is the third single from Austin multi-genre, singer-songwriter-guitarist Collin Russell Mullins. Collin has been hard at work on new material and recently recruited the help of engineer and producer Danny Reisch to bring his sonic visions to reality.

A.L. – ‘California Trees’

California Trees is a song about life, and a timestamp on the journey so far. The verses depict a reminiscence of good times gone by:

“She said very little but I liked her a lot, we drank 40s on the old rooftops”.
The flip side is also covered, having to accept that all things must end:
“Same platform but different trains, maybe someday we’ll do it all again”.
The pre-chorus is an optimistic reflection:
“When I close my eyes, all that I can see
Is lost Friday nights, in different cities
When I close my eyes, all that I can breathe
Is Euro Winters, and California Trees”.
And the powerful hook is a documentation of the writer’s perception of reality:
“Running around the world alone
If I had been asked it – never would have started
But I guess I’m never going home
Because home is where the heart is, and mine has departed”.

Arlo x Mick Jenkins

On the back of a stellar 2018 which saw him rack up millions of streams online and selling out his first two London shows at Camden Assembly and The Waiting Room, East London based left-pop newcomer ARLO makes his entrance into 2019 with ” Changing”, an intricate collaboration with Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins. Wonderfully combining ARLO’s unique vocals and Mick Jenkins distinct flow, the track serves as another stellar entry into ARLO’s catalogue.