@skopemag news for March 6, 2019 @ 10 am est

SKULLSMASHER: Decibel Magazine Streams “High Altitude Saturation Bombing”

Los Angeles, California-based grindcore squad SKULLSMASHER, founded by members of Ripped To Shreds, Azath, Draghkar, and more, has signed a deal with Polish extreme label, Selfmadegod Records, for the late March release of their debut album, Rocket Hammer Brain Surgery. The first single, “High Altitude Saturation Bombing,” has been issued through an exclusive premiere at Decibel Magazine as preorders for the record are posted.

Track Premiere: Skullsmasher – ‘High Altitude Saturation Bombing’

Stevie R. Pearce & The Hooligans release “Set My Soul On Fire” Official Video

The first official video for Stevie R Pearce and the Hooligans has emerged, following a cracking start with the critically acclaimed self titled debut album which continues to attract new ears and respect, we are offered this first video delight, filmed at the Blackpool Waterloo Venue by Jay Hillie.

Brighton’s newest punk exports GURU launch explosive new single ‘Suntrap’

Brighton’s reputation for breeding some of the finest emerging UK talent shows no signs of disappearing anytime soon and in rising quartet GURU they’ve surely added another to their endless production line.

Magnetic Skies pay tribute to Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis with ‘Believe In You’

It’s called ‘Believe In You’ and is a sentimental atmospheric track heavily inspired by Talk Talk and was mixed by Talk Talk engineer Phill Brown.

Rolling Stone Shares Conor Donohue’s “The Garden” Video

There’s something quintessentially Charleston about the music of Conor Donohue, even when he’s writing and rabble-rousing in the Big Easy.

10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week: Jennifer Nettles, Ingrid Andress

Mahawam shares club anthem “Longpotty” with AFROPUNK

Mahawam straddles a line between technician and artist. A means to process both the trauma and joy at the intersection of Black queer identity, their work as a producer and vocalist serves as a study in the ways that intersection informs cultural and personal progress. Mahawam’s new EP ‘Is An Island’ serves multifaceted explorations of resignation, loneliness, lust and hope navigated during their journey to come to terms with their HIV diagnosis with the intention of bringing visibility to nuanced experiences of similar bodies in similar situations.

SHEARE Shares New Video “SIDEXSIDE” | Announces NYC + LA Dates

LA-based indie pop artist SHEARE shares his new music video for “SIDEXSIDE.” Yesterday, The 405 exclusively premiered the video, praising, “One of the harshest realities is that relationships full of love and appreciation lack an ingredient or two, resulting in an especially painful split. SHEARE captures a compelling portrait of such a relationship ‘SIDEXSIDE.’ Shimmering synths provide the perfect accompaniment to Sheer’s soaring vocals. And in the video for the track, Sheer captures the 21st-century elements that accentuate these difficult disintegrations.” The music video for “SIDEXSIDE” was shot in London and chronicles young love of millennials in the age of social media, dating apps and ghosting.

Ragz Originale drops new music video for ‘Proof Read’

London-born visionary Ragz Originale has delivered the official video for ‘Proof Read’, a firm fan’s favourite from his debut album ‘Nature’.

Elias Boussnina releases music video for ’13th Floor’ featuring Lil Halima

Today, via Universal Music Denmark, Elias Boussnina shares the music video for ’13th floor’ featuring Lil Halima, the lead single from his recently released 7 track EP ‘Shameboy’. The video was the creative vision of Danish producer director duo Astrid Storm and Rasmus Pazdecki, co-directed and edited by upcoming director Edi Cliff and shot by cinematographer Mathias Tegtmeier.

Rosie Tucker shares “Lauren”

About “Lauren”, Tucker shares: “It’s a song about having a best friend who you tap goodnight to through the plywood wall of the big ugly pink victorian house you both live in and what happens when that friend gets sick very suddenly.”

OLIVIA NEUTRON-JOHN Premieres New Video, Announces New Record With Sister Polygon Records

OLIVIA NEUTRON-JOHN’s self-titled debut full length OLIVIA NEUTRON-JOHN is the artist’s first recorded output since 2014’s INJURY TRAIN AND I’M NEVER GETTING OFF IT b/w VULNERABILITY. Emerging with this album, their sound remains transcendent and meticulous with a newly articulated focus and even bolder minimalism. A. Nasty returns on keyboards and voice, now writing sinewy bass lines against the steady pulse of a drum machine. Lyrically it is sparse, but laden with meaning. A. Nasty’s vocals are psychedelic yet straightforward, confident but desperate, calculated and unhinged all at the same time.

Pauli the PSM – New Video ‘Big Belly Flow’ Premiered via Crack

After the release of his critically-acclaimed EP Secret Life of a Badman in early January, multi-talented polymath Pauli the PSM today releases the video for his brand new single ‘Big Belly Flow’. The video follows a recent performance at NASA Kennedy Space Center, where Pauli was invited to perform and was welcomed as a Constellation crew mate sharing the Earth 2068 mission.

RIVER WHYLESS RELEASE “THE POOL” // on tour with Darlingside & Lake Street Dive

“The Pool is a tragic tale of two lovers engaged to be married in a hospital bed, where a two-year-long struggle with breast cancer was finally coming to an end. Though their engagement only lasted for a day here on earth, its unconditional love continues to be an inspiration. It’s a reminder to all of us to love fiercely. To fight hard for the people we care for. To show our love daily and to celebrate it when we’re no longer able to be with each other. For the two lovers in The Pool, their time together did come to an end. But, as she flew off into the next life, clutching her ring to her chest, she was at peace knowing there was someone who loved her. And, as he watched her slowly go, he too was able to find some peace, knowing that she loved him.”


ZFG Launches New Single “Special”

Serendipitous is an adjective that describes accidentally being in the right place at the right time, like bumping into a good friend in some unusual location, or finding a hundred dollar bill on the ground. The word could also be used well in describing the inception of the band ZFG. Within its ranks you’ll find seasoned songwriters and performers of which you may be familiar, but sometimes the sum of the parts is beyond expectations and lends itself to being genre defining.

UK Artist to Watch Dylan Cartlidge Releases “Monsters Under the Bed” + Announces EP

Following the release of his impressive debut EP ‘Scratch, Sniff’ last year and follow up single ‘Wishing Well’, ‘Monsters Under The Bed’ once again showcases Dylan’s versatility as a genre-spanning singer/rapper/multi-instrumentalist taken from his forthcoming EP of the same name out April 12th on Glassnote Music.

Peter Bjorn and John’s “EPBJ” EP Out Now | Darker Days North American Tour Continues This Spring

John’s beautiful “Bones” is a hardcore break-up song with a twist and also matches the artwork concept eerily well. “Darker Days” was the song that inspired the new album’s title – sung and written by Bjorn and Peter, it deals with dark long Swedish winters but also the aging that escapes no one. “Saying Goodbye” is a timpani & mandolin-ditty by Peter regarding how moving on and giving up a suffocating situation might lead to something new.

The Most Enduring Music Festival in the Country

It’s San Francisco’s original outdoor admission-free music festival — a daylong music party featuring the quintessential music experience: music, nature, food, joy and community. The 2019 Stern Grove Festival runs June 16 through August 18 and the line-up will be announced April 4 at sterngrove.org

Every summer Sunday from June through August in San Francisco, 10,000 people gather to party, picnic and celebrate music in a breathtaking setting. And all for free. Always free since 1938. Stern Grove Festival is a music event unlike any other where the sounds of rock, hip-hop, jazz, folk, classical, funk, and blues all define the experience. Thousands of people share this experience of “music for all”—all genres of music breaking barriers by reaching so many people regardless of anyone’s ability to pay to attend.

This Patch Of Sky share Dark Dark Horse remix of “Pale Lights”

Sigrid Releases New Track, “Sight Of You,” OUT NOW 2/28

“…her ability to transform her truths into perfect pop with integrity and powerful skill, Sigrid might just be unstoppable.” – PAPER

Sigrid’s New Single ‘Sight Of You’ Is A Glittering Tribute To Her Fans

FEELS Share New “Find A Way” Video From Acclaimed Album ‘Post Earth’

“Find a Way” can be found on the band’s sophomore LP Post Earth, which arrived in stores February 22nd via Wichita Recordings and has been earning great press from outlets including Pitchfork, The Los Angeles Times, BUST, and FLOOD, among others. The band will hit the road in support of the album this week, beginning with a tour of the UK and Europe. Upon returning stateside, FEELS will tour North America in mid-April and early May as support for Ex Hex. The band has also now announced a New York City co-headline show with Bodega at Mercury Lounge on May 6th.

Neil & Liam Finn Share Video For “Where’s My Room”

Fresh off the back of a sold-out European tour as a nuclear family, Neil & Liam Finn present their new music video for “Where’s My Room”, the 7 minute opus from their album Lightsleeper. The video, directed by Sam Kristofski, is a collaboration between the Finns and FAFSWAG, an LGBTQI+ Pacific Arts Collective based out of South Auckland, New Zealand, and is a surrealist lateral take on the song’s title. Watch the video HERE.

Exit North’s Debut Album “Book of Romance and Dust” Feat. Japan’s Steve Jansen Now Available In US On Inner Knot Records

An uncompromising debut album that explores the collective psyches and diverse influences of its renowned members. The focus is on songcraft that seamlessly combines genres and lyrical perspectives that shift between shadows and light. Exit North’s “Book of Romance and Dust” traces the edges of darkness and hope across a nuanced, provocative song cycle

Disasterpeace shares sinister new track from ‘Under the Silver Lake’

Under the Silver Lake is an upcoming neo-noir comedy/drama/thriller directed by David Robert Mitchell, director of It Follows. After some delays, A24 is releasing the film April 19th.

‘Under the Silver Lake’: Listen to Disasterpeace’s Score for A24’s Neo-Noir

Jake Miller’s “Wait For You” Video

“Wait For You” combines Miller’s signature blend of pop with heavier electronic influences and is a testament to his fearless approach to production and songwriting, as well as his ability to push his own boundaries in the studio. Recorded and self-produced in Los Angeles, Miller’s lyrics tackle the complexity of relationships. “Wait For You” debuted at #1 on Apple Music’s Breaking Pop playlist, charted on Spotify’s Global New Music Friday in 8 territories, and has clocked over 4 million streams to date with support from Apple Music’s A-List Pop and Spotify’s Teen Party and Just Good Music playlists.

Husky Loops premiere “Let Go For Nothing” via Billboard

Husky Loops release their brand new single “Let Go For Nothing” on March 1st through The Orchard / 30th Century Records. “Let Go For Nothing” showcases the production and songwriting skills of head husky Danio Forni. The sound continues on from their last EP ‘Spool’, experimenting with elements of modern hip hop and R’n’B to create something refreshingly new but unmistakably Husky Loops.

SÂVER: Metal Injection Streams They Came With Sunlight Debut

This Friday will see the official release of They Came With Sunlight, the impending new full-length from atmospheric sludge metal trio SÂVER. Self-described as, “heavy, spaced-out darkness out of Oslo,” the band features current and past members of Norwegian doom outfits Tombstones and Hymn.

Dan Rico Premieres New Single via TOO MUCH LOVE

Dan Rico is a Brooklyn, NY based songwriter, producer, singer, and guitarist. He writes gritty, doo-wop tinged love songs about the end of the world. Since 2015 he has released two full length albums “Endless Love,” and “DREAMY,” along with several singles and EP’s.

Dan Rico – Dre@m Vaca$ion (PREMIERE)

Bendigo Fletcher – Terminally Wild EP

Bendigo Fletcher possesses a resolute ruggedness that recalls the Kentucky landscape that inspired it. With Singer Ryan Anderson’s songwriting and rangy, howling vocals as bedrock, the band’s creation floats along folk-rock tendencies, seeking to capture the next pop melody or psychedelic bridge within earshot.

The Lonely Island Sells Out First Ever Multi-City Tour

After a frenzied public on sale on Friday, March 1, THE LONELY ISLAND (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone) have announced that their first ever multi- city tour sold out instantly. Fans fortunate enough to get the highly in-demand tickets will witness their favorite SNL digital shorts come to the live stage when the band hits the road in June for Bonnaroo Festival and a seven date tour of the east coast and midwest produced by Live Nation.