@skopemag news for March 25, 2019 @ 5 pm est

Oh Land Releases Dreamy New Single “Kiss In Songs” Out Now!

Featuring backing vocals by Devendra Banhart, “Kiss In Songs” is about forgetting the ways we are used to using language. It’s about finding ways to communicate on a more primal level. Of the single, Oh Land states, “I guess the whole reason I do music is that I express myself more clearly through melodies and singing, rather than through speaking. In this song I find someone who understands my language.”

New video: “Friend of a Friend” from Australian Indie Folk-Pop Artist Calan Mai

Calan Mai, the Australian folk-pop artist poised to make his mark on the world, has unveiled the video for his latest single, “Friend of a Friend.” Written during a trip to the US last year, Calan Mai wrote the song “about a break-up I hadn’t even had yet… It seemed honest to write about a future I could predict as sure as a sunrise. Now I’m living the lyrics I wrote a year ago.”

Luke Combs wins 2019 ACM Award for New Male Artist of the Year

In addition to this honor, Combs is also nominated for Male Artist of the Year at this year’s awards and will perform during the ceremony. The 2019 ACM Awards will broadcast live on CBS from MGM Grand’s Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7 at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT.

Chris Orrick – Liquor Store Hustle (New Single)

Today, with Tommy Lee’s motivation, Andy Dick’s thumbs up of approval, and Chuck Liddell’s serious well wishes and concerns, Chris Orrick releases his newest single. Take a moment to consider…

BORN CROOKED Release New Single, “Sugar”!

Nashville, TN based Alternative Rock Band BORN CROOKED has released their new single, “Sugar,” off of their upcoming EP, Come On With It.

Bass Drum Of Death Announces Spring Headline Tour

Creating original music as Bass Drum of Death for over a decade, founder John Barrett started as a one-man-band playing guitar and bass drum by himself. This formula was incorporated on to the first official release, 2011’s GB City. Songs from that first album have been used in the movie Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, the successful video game MLB2K12 and the popular BBC show Waterloo Road. The self-titled 2013 release and 2014’s Rip This solidified Bass Drum of Death’s infectious punk-influenced, hard rock sound. The band’s music has been featured in national H&M ad campaigns as well as licensed by NASCAR. 2018 marks a return to form for Bass Drum of Death with the release of Just Business via RED MUSIC.

LA musician LONDYN – “Love Me Harder” Music Video

Los Angeles native, LONDYN, released her first single, Love Me Harder, at the end of 2018, which immediately caught the attention of Steven Machat, who has been associated with artists like Leonard Cohen, Grimes, Electric Light Orchestra, Genesis, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel & Bobby Brown in his multiple-decade-spanning career that began in Manhattan, NY with his entertainment attorney father, Marty Machat, best known for representing Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra and The Rolling Stones. He isn’t the only one who noticed her as the song quickly rose to more than 100k streams on Spotify.

Papooz | new video

Papooz are today airing this daft new clip for languid disco track, ‘Theatrical State Of Mind’. Shot in Bourgoyne’s sprawling Château De Tanlay & based on a weird dream Armand had about his fellow band-member Ulysse, ‘Theatrical State Of Mind’ continues the band’s penchant for deeply surreal music videos.

Panteón Rococó Premieres “Infiernos”, the New Single and Video of Their Upcoming Album

Panteón Rococó, the most important Latin ska band from Mexico and internationally known for more of a dozen hits, presents their new single and video entitled Infiernos.

The name of this new song is also the name of their new record production, soon to be released with the already unveiled songs “Tonantzin”, “El Último Ska” and now this cut which demonstrates their return to the streets of Berlin: a city that has always welcomed them since their first visits in the late 90’s.

Warbly Jets Announce UK/EU Tour + China Dates

Warbly Jets have returned home to Los Angeles after a headlining North American tour in support of their new EP “Propaganda,” , which entered the FMBQ Album Chart at #1, and along with the title track which entered the Singles Chart at #5. The tour included dates with Night Beats and Moonwalks, and a stop in New York City to record a live session with Paste at their studio—featuring EP tracks like “Cool Kill Machine”— in between two shows at Brooklyn Bazaar and Mercury Lounge.

4.28 – Beijing, CH @ Yue Space
4.29 – Shanghai, CH @ YuYinTang
5.02 – Wuhan, CH @ VOX
5.03 – Chengdu, CH @ Little Bar
5.04 – Chongqing, CH @ Nuts Live House
5.08 – Guangzhou, CH @ TuTu Space #
5.09 – Shenzhen, CH @ B10 #
# w/ Hedgehog

Quiet Kids get lost in a “Tidal Wave” | Debut EP out 3/29

The track premiered via Impose Magazine where the band’s Andy Peña detailed, “‘Tidal Wave’ is a song about insecurity. Throughout my life as an artist I’ve always questioned what I put out there. Nothing I wrote ever felt ‘good enough’. It’s only in the stability of my relationships that I realized I can write about whatever I feel. My art is me, and my family, and friends. ‘Tidal Wave’ came about when I was having a rough patch writing. I was over thinking everything and just worrying about the most minute things.”

Queensryche Premieres New Music Video for “Light-Years” with YouTube

“We’re very excited to unveil our new video for the song ‘Light-years’, from our new album The Verdict, directed by David Brodsky and Allison Woest of MyGoodEye Music Visuals,” states Queensrÿche bassist Eddie Jackson about the music video.

Tindersticks’ Stuart S. Staples shares paranoid opener “The Garden”

Stuart A. Staples is the writer, singer, producer, and founding member of the band Tindersticks.

A.Swayze & The Ghosts – new Rough Trade band release new song – “Reciprocation”

Tasmanian garage-punks, A.Swayze & the Ghosts have rolled out their epic, 10 minute tune today titled “Reciprocation”, found on the flipside of their debut 12″ released on March 29th via Rough Trade Records.

Dancing With Ghosts Gets Personal On New LP “Hex,” Out NOW

The duo touches upon personal topics on “Hex,” delving into darker lyricism that mirrors the album’s electronic production. All 14 tracks come together cohesively to create a body of work that’s a sleek combination of both electropop and active rock. “Hex” shows a sinister side to the duo, but each track remains a digestible piece of ear candy. The wide range of topics discussed on “Hex,” including a slew of emotions centralized around mental illness, put Dancing With Ghosts on a platform to bring light to this era of darkness.

Mike Mains & The Branches Release “Around The Corner”

Mike Mains & The Branches have just released another new single from their highly anticipated new record When We Were In Love. Check out “Around The Corner” here:

Jana Kramer Releases New Single “Beautiful Lies” on Friday, March 29

Kramer also announced her first-ever, limited run tour of her awarding winning podcast Whine Down with Jana Kramer and Mike Caussin. Married couple and podcast hosts JANA KRAMER and MIKE CAUSSIN will hit the stage together taking their hit podcast Whine Down with Jana Kramer and Mike Caussin on the road this spring. Each show will feature the couple who are very candid with the ups and downs of life, love, marriage and parenthood and bring their advice and experience on the road. In addition to the talks, fans will experience music from Kramer, making this a variety show for the new ages.

Popmatters Premieres New Brant Bjork (ex-Kyuss, Fu Manchu) Song “Oui”

Legendary California-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and founding member of Kyuss, Brant Bjork, will release his much-talked-about “lost” jazz/funk instrumental LP, ‘Jacoozzi’, on April 5 via Heavy Psych Sounds Records. Laid to tape back in 2010, the highly sought after ‘Jacoozzi’ record — which features Bjork performing all of the instrumentation — was recorded with the intent of “taking rock’n’roll and combining it with the black music I love to make something that celebrates my love of, ‘groove’ and groove-based music.”

Eyes Everywhere Release New Single “Kmart Krump,” Out Now Via Psycho Disco!

Planting the flag for the upstate New York House music scene, Buffalo duo Eyes Everywhere have solidified themselves as one of the most progressive talents within the genre clocking in over eight years since their debut. Since their beginning, the pair have released a number of critically acclaimed projects on labels including Toolroom, Desert Hearts, Sweat It Out, Box of Cats, Glasgow Underground, Audiophile, Bodhi Collective, Armada Subjekt, Great Stuff, Erase, New Violence, La Pera, and Psycho Disco! Today, Eyes Everywhere are making their return to their Psycho Disco! home with a brand new single titled “Kmart Krump.”

Eyes Everywhere Drop Fresh House Tune “Kmart Krump”

Monsta X & Steve Aoki Release English Version Of “Play It Cool”

“Monsta X is one of those powerhouse groups that sets the bar very high,” stated Aoki. “Their voices stay with you long after the song is over, and on this track they sang so profoundly that all we had to do was focus on the story we were telling. I really believe in today’s world that we have redefined what love and relationships look like, so I think that this song is one that many people can relate to.”


Directed by Frank Borin, the video features Alex and Drew facing off against the members of 5SOS in a battle of the bands.