@skopemag news for April 11, 2019 @ 8 am est

Charly Bliss release new video for “Hard To Believe”

Following a series of packed shows at this year’s SXSW, NYC’s Charly Bliss (Eva Hendricks, Sam Hendricks, Spencer Fox and Dan Shure) today share a video for the anthemic “Hard To Believe”, the third single and an undoubted highlight from their anticipated new album, Young Enough.

No Boys Allowed in Aesthetic Perfections New Video.

Los Angeles,CA Industrial Pop artist Aesthetic Perfection releases the video for No Boys Allowed off their new album Into The Black. The video is meant to send a message, embrace who you are instead of who the world wants you to be. The video mocks macho aggressive stereotypes and gives the idea the looks are not always what they appear. Vocalist/Composer Daniel Graves explains the real life events that inspired the video…

When I was around 10, my mother married a man who hated everything I was. He was a giant bodybuilder. He loved Jesus and hated “fags”. I was a skinny atheist. I wore makeup and dresses. We did not get along. I was raised in a world that told me to “man up”. A place where there were no boys allowed. I made this video to show my stepfather the man I’ve become. I sure hope he sees it

ABBATH Unleash Fiery New Song and Music Video, “Harvest Pyre”

Norwegian black metal titans ABBATH have just dropped “Harvest Pyre,” the first single from their upcoming sophomore release, ‘Outstrider,’ which is due on July 5. The song and accompanying music video can be seen HERE.

Maxo Kream Takes a Deep Dive Into the Corrections System in the “Meet Again” Video

Building a large underground fanbase without sacrificing his creative vision, Houston’s Maxo Kream earned his reputation as one of the best storytellers in rap. Grappling with a friend’s legal crisis over lush soul samples, Maxo demonstrates his storytelling talent on “Meet Again.” Produced by Teej and Mike Dean, “Meet Again” finds Maxo chronicling the desperate and criminal behavior by his friends and family, reminiscing about better times, and speaking directly to a friend in lockup: “On my way here, I was blowin’ and they told the lieutenant/Word got back to the warden and they cancelled my visit/I dropped 40 on a lawyer, tryna reduce your sentence/He better than that court-appointed, he gon’ fight to appeal it.” Directed by Shomi Patwary, who directed Maxo’s visually inventive “Roaches,” “Meet Again” brilliantly dramatizes the conflict in Maxo’s story, painting a bleak, nuanced picture of the chaotic darkness of prison life. With over 2.2 million Spotify plays since its January release, “Meet Again” was the first new single since the release of 2018’s Punken, Maxo’s critically acclaimed third album.

Boston Ballet Presents Rhapsody, May 16–June 9

Boston Ballet’s season concludes with Rhapsody, a mixed-repertory program featuring rarely-seen works by George Balanchine and Leonid Yakobson, followed by a world premiere by Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Paulo Arrais. Rhapsody runs May 16–June 9 at the Citizens Bank Opera House.

“As artistic director, it is my great pleasure to assemble this program of important works by revolutionary choreographers George Balanchine and Leonid Yakobson with a debut for Boston Ballet Principal Paulo Arrais who has shown tremendous choreographic talent,” said Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen. “This program also highlights the versatility of Boston Ballet dancers by balancing challenging choreography across a spectrum of diverse works.”

SEPTEMBER MOURNING Announces New Dates with Rob Zombie, Hed PE and Kottonmouth Kings

SEPTEMBER MOURNING frontwoman Emily Lazar aka September says: “We are honored for the opportunity to collect souls with the legendary Rob Zombie as well as our friends in Hed PE and Kottonmouth Kings in select cities. We look forward to meeting new, as well as familiar, souls once again on the road.”

4/30 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend (w/Hed PE)
5/1 – Huntsville, AL @ Sidetracks
5/3 – Miami Beach, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater (w/Rob Zombie)
5/4 – Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
5/6 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace (w/Rob Zombie)
5/8 – New Orleans, LA @ Fillmore New Orleans (w/Rob Zombie)
6/14 – Harrison, OH @ Blue Note (w/Kottonmouth Kings)
6/15 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop (w/Kottonmouth Kings)

Watch the new video for Matt Kivel’s “two braids”

Out May 10th on Cascine, “two braids” follows the album’s lead single, “l.a. coliseum.” The video features Sachiyo Takahashi of Nekaa Lab and Matt together performing in a Brooklyn studio.

Cathedral Bells unveil video for “Cemetery Surf” | On tour w/ Foliage

“Cemetery Surf,” off of the band’s debut, self-titled EP, has gone on to amass thousands of streams on Spotify with additional support coming from David Dean Burkhart and The Line of Best Fit who likened their sound to, “an exploration of the smudged reds of The Cure, hazy pinks of Chromatics and gluey browns of DIIV.”

Plague Vendor share new single ‘All Of The Above’

Plague Vendor have released ‘All Of The Above’, the second taste from their upcoming new album ‘By Night’. The brooding track is an internal monologue (“Am I just losing my mind? Am I just passing the time? Am I just falling in love? Or am I all of the above?”) disintegrating over a sci-fi punk drumbeat, and follows the recently released raw, vital track ‘New Comedown.’

W.C. Beck Announces FIRST FLIGHT for June 7

“‘The Long Way Home’ is only the beginning of a new chapter, leading to his forthcoming ninth full-length record titled First Flight, produced by Myles Turney (Philip Glass, Boy George) and Joel Arnow (Loudon Wainwright III). Through trembling walls of Americana and indie-folk, dyeing each syllable in new colors of his voice, Beck immerses himself in the craft unlike every before. He’s far more vulnerable these days and willing to draw the listener into the fold of intimacy for art’s sake.” – B-Sides & Badlands

Premiere: W.C. Beck takes ‘The Long Way Home’

ZAUM: BrooklynVegan Premieres New Track From Psychedelic Doom Alchemists

A direct continuance of the ever-evolving lore and world in which ZAUM has exposed, conceptually, the album unpacks a transmundane darkness from ancient Burma – touching on conflict, theism, and some esoteric events which play a key role in the developing canon of ZAUM. Audibly, the album portrays a dense and vivid dreamstate, supplanting the listener into an overseer’s perspective of these aforementioned esoteric depths, reexperienced with a celestial clarity. The soundscapes within encapsulate an unveiled mysticism harnessed to unpack the fluidity of consciousness at the crux of the human condition.

Ted Jasper (BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Boiler Room) | Shares New Video

Directed by film-maker, Charlie Stopford, the clip was filmed in Jasper’s hometown of Cornwall – it splices seaside shots with stills of the dramatic cliffside using stop-motion editing to add effects to the rolling waves. “It was super inspiring to work off the flow and energy of Ted’s track,” says Stopford. “It’s always a fun challenge to create moving textures to compliment a vibe and drive the visual momentum of a video.”


“The Atlanta veteran’s latest album is a star-studded, ambitious affair — but he still shines when he’s flying solo.” – RS

Watch 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, E-40 Rap With Thomas Jefferson in Absurd ‘2 Dollar Bill’ Video


Toronto based singer-songwriter and rising global superstar Jessie Reyez shares new video and single “Imported” with 6LACK, from her highly anticipated forthcoming studio album, slated for 2019 release via FMLY / Island Records. The smooth R&B duet is Jessie’s first musical offering for the new year and opens with 6LACK’s verse carrying the breezy ballad through moments of brutal honesty and unabashed love offerings from afar. “Imported” premiered yesterday as a World Record on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show, with the official music video premiering globally today at 12 p.m. EST on YouTube.

Daughter of Leahy Member, Emily Jean Flack Releases Stunning Live Video of ‘Throwing Shapes’

The daughter of Denise Flack, member of the ground-breaking Celtic pop band ‘Leahy’, Canadian, Emily Jean Flack moved to Ireland to study a masters in Traditional Irish Music at the University of Limerick. Her passion for traditional Irish music has led to her most accomplished work yet, showcasing her gorgeously pure vocals and the Celtic music she has grown up with, whilst injecting inventive electronic textures – a genre-spanning mix which defies expectation and delivers on every level.