@skopemag news for march 20, 2019 @ 11:15 am est

Skope Magazine – Jamie Adam (Psych pop)

Meet Jamie Adam, the bedroom-producer who unwittingly recorded his debut album in a series of late night, sleep-deprived sessions during his college years. The twenty-something electronic artist created his music using an iPad, some synthesizers and a guitar lying around his flat. He honed his craft alone, in the dead of night when the rest of the world was sleeping. Adam embraces his nights, when his mind sparks with ideas of what can be and should be, as well as those moments when one finds themselves alone in the early hours – after the afterparty. It’s more than appropriate then that the new single from his album is entitled ‘Nocturnal’; where he declares, “we are the creatures of the night”.

WIVES Sign to City Slang and Share Video for New Single “Waving Past Nirvana,”

Queens, NY-based four-piece WIVES — Jay Beach (guitar/vocals), Adam Sachs (drums), Andrew Bailey (guitar), and Alex Crawford (bass) — have signed to City Slang Records, which will release their debut 7”, ‘Waving Past Nirvana’ b/w ‘Kinda Like You,’ on May 24th, 2019. The latest in a long lineage of New York’s storied melodic punk scene, the band today released the Milah Libin-directed video for “Waving Past Nirvana;” watch it now:

KOJEY RADICALReleases powerful new visual for ’25’


New single from Lafawndah ‘Storm Chaser’ > ahead of debut LP release on Friday ‘ANCESTOR BOY’

Each single from Lafawndah’s debut full length, ANCESTOR BOY, has debuted a new archetype from her idiosyncratic and hallucinatory world. Now, the natal anarchist of Joseph and the prodigal daughter of Daddy give way to perhaps the most imposing character yet: Storm Chaser.

Norrie Premieres New Single “STR3SS*” via PopMatters

Noirre is an artist and producer from Northern California who blends his own distinct elements of Electronic Alt/Pop with Hip-Hop and R&B. At just 22, Noirre has received millions of spins from over 300k fans in 65 countries and is a SAMMIE nominee for Best Producer and Best Pop Artist.

Madeline – “Ghost”

“The song was initially formed as I felt overwhelmed by loneliness. It’s about emptiness – being surrounded by people but not feeling understood, listened to, or seen. It’s about social anxiety. It’s about feeling unwanted.”

One Size Doesn’t Fit All… WHSTLE Drops New Video For “I Don’t Go Out”

“I Don’t Go Out” is an unapologetic dismissal to the social pressures brought on by what has become the typical Saturday night. One size doesn’t fit all and Whstle is done trying to be like everyone else. But even when we get home, there’s still a party that we didn’t ask for… “I Don’t Go Out” is the anthem for the ones who crack open a bottle of wine and dance in their kitchen on a Saturday night.

Misty Mtn Release “Float On” Today

Produced in-house, mixed by Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, Salt Cathedral, Charli XCX) and mastered by Evren Göknar (Carole King, Iggy Pop, John Lennon) Misty Mtn breathes new, ethereal pop life into the alt-rock classic.

Mavis Staples Announces New Ben Harper-Produced Studio Album ‘We Get By’, Listen To Emboldened Single “Change” Now

Living legend and vocal powerhouse Mavis Staples is proud to announce her 12th studio album We Get By, featuring eleven tracks written and produced by Ben Harper. Harper’s conscious, expressive writing and thoughtful production captures Staples at this moment in time as she offers up love, hope and history during a politically divided era. Listen to the first single “Change” HERE.

Lowell Band Birdsong At Morning Premiere “Signs and Wonders” Video With Elmore Magazine To Celebrate Spring!

Chamber-pop group Birdsong At Morning recently released their exquisite two-disc/Blu-ray package Signs and Wonders, a carefully crafted and richly textured work recorded in high-resolution surround sound to highlight the masterful audio quality of the music. The album features a lush 20-piece string orchestra and many well-known Boston-area musicians. Today, Elmore Magazine is premiering the title track “Signs and Wonders” to celebrate spring – watch it HERE.

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Forest Management “Passageways” out on 03.22.19

Passageways is John Daniels’ most personal work to date. An ode to his childhood home – a secluded apartment complex in Cleveland that his parents managed – “Passageways” refer to the various connecting hallways running between rooms as much as it refers to the way the passing of time overtakes our perception of spaces that seemed to be endless corridors into discovery and imagination. Passageways is full of submerged melodies, gentle pulls of surging tonal shifts that arc, shimmer and fade into the dark purple hue of the album’s shifting overtones. The album rides the line of decaying drones that recall the best of Basinksi or Belong’s October Language.

Theodor Black releases brooding track ‘Weekends’

With his rich poetic form of lyricism and laidback jazz-influenced production, the young South East London rapper, songwriter and producer Theodor Black releases the self-produced introspective track ‘Weekends’ with visuals.


Angel Du$t have shared a brand-new official video for “Five,” which is featured on their recently released Roadrunner Records debut LP, PRETTY BUFF. Directed and animated by Ruth Barrett, the “Five” music video is streaming now on Angel Du$t’s YouTube channel.


Kelsey Lu unveils the details of her forthcoming debut album, Blood, due April 19 on Columbia Records—see below for the full tracklist.

Of the album Lu says, “Blood is a recognition of the Pain, the Horror and the Beauty of finding the ability to observe it all in order to move through it. We live to die another day and in the end be hopeful of whatever there is to come or not come at all, and ultimately make love while doing it.”

The Cowboy Bar Announces Inaugural “Million Dollar Music Fest” – A Celebration Of The West

Country super-group, Midland, will headline the inaugural Million Dollar Music Fest, a free, all-ages, big-stage concert on the Jackson Hole Town Square, on Sunday May 26 from 4 – 10pm. Presented by the iconic Cowboy Bar, and co-sponsored with the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, this Memorial-weekend concert is designed to energize Old West Days by celebrating Jackson’s western heritage and the cowboy culture.

Jim Waldrop, president of Silver Dollar Inc. (parent company of The Cowboy Bar) said, “By partnering with Midland, one of the most exciting headline groups in country music today, we hope to celebrate the West in Jackson Hole and the entire region, and kick-off the season in grand Wyoming style.”

Devon Gilfillian: New Single “Get Out And Get It”

Sacred Paws ready new album Run Around the Sun for May 31

Beginning with a scream of guitar, “The Conversation” includes all the hallmarks of a classic Sacred Paws song—where intricate guitar work and complex drumming collide with pop smarts and the dual vocals of Rachel Aggs and Eilidh Rodgers. The track was written about a long-forgotten argument between friends, composed in the band’s traditional unplanned approach, each member’s thoughts and feelings slaloming through the other’s. “You’re all wrong, you’re walking away / Why would we even try to have this conversation?” the song asks before resolving to move on: “I’m running, I’m hiding out, resisting / I’m keeping this to myself….” The argument that inspired it is long forgotten but the feelings remain.

Andy Cohen to Receive Vito Russo Award at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City

GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced today that it will honor Emmy Award-winning host, producer, and author Andy Cohen with the Vito Russo Award at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on May 4, 2019. The award will be presented by Cohen’s longtime friend and LGBTQ ally Sarah Jessica Parker. They join previously announced honoree Madonna, who will become the first woman ever to receive GLAAD’s Advocate for Change Award. Cast members from FX’s “Pose,” Samantha Bee and CNN journalist Don Lemon will also appear at the New York event.

DIMLIGHT – release official lyric video for “Lapis Animae”

Greek band Dimlight has released new official lyric video for “Lapis Animae”:

NYC Rockers ZR. KING Drop a “Furry-But-Dangerous” Single via Pure Grain Audio

Zr. King have left a big impression on the local scene, receiving support on BBox Radio, Radio Free Brooklyn, and playing at acclaimed venues in the Northeast. They will be celebrating the release on May 16, 2019 at Arlene’s Grocery.