@skopemag news for april 17, 2019 @ 11:15 am est

ShapeShiftingAliens release ‘Love is a Battlefield’ single with b-side ‘Second Rate’

Sweden’s ShapeShiftingAliens presents their new single ‘Love is a Battlefield’. While this track can be found on their debut ‘ShapeShiftingAliens’ LP, which is finally now available on CD via Stockholm-based label The Sublunar Society, it is being released as a single with the never-before-released track ‘Second Rate’ as its b-side. The new accompanying video was animated by Niklas Rundquist.

Cathedral Bells unveil video for “Cemetery Surf”

“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.”

Jersey Native atm Signs to Mass Appeal Records, Announces 4/26 Self-Titled EP


Charlottesville-bred and platinum-selling band PARACHUTE is set to release their new self-titled album on May 10 via Thirty Tigers. Their fifth studio album, produced by Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, James Bay), features ten all-new tracks. The first two singles from the new album are already making an impact with the song “Had It All” garnering over 2 million streams on Spotify and 749k views on youtube and “Young” with over 1.5 million streams and 411k views in less than a month.

Trunky Juno Slaps a Sweet Slice of Lofi Nostalgia Pie on the Table in New Single ‘Patrick Swayze’

Today Frontiers Music Srl release the first Visionatica single “The Pharaoh”


LÂLKA Shares New Music & Visuals ‘Cursed Crown 2.0’

Following a mammoth festival season that saw her perform at a sold-out FOMO Brisbane, the local leg of St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Melbourne Music Week, The Mountain Goat Valley Crawl & Electronic Music Conference, multidisciplinary artist LÂLKA shares her first new music and visuals for the year, live favourite ‘Cursed Crown 2.0’ featuring underground talent Death Club 7.

ELKI shares ‘Nightmare’ music video

The enigmatic Sydney songwriter ELKI has today shared the official music video for her latest single ‘Nightmare’, a playful song of underwater romantic disaster that came to ELKI one night in her sleep. Directed by Jack Shepard, who has previously worked with the likes of Lime Cordiale and Death Bells, the music video portrays ELKI’s vision for the song, all the while showing off her quirky side with quick and clever choreography. ‘Nightmare’ was recorded with John Castle (Dean Lewis, Vance Joy, Hatchie).

Jamilla Shares Nina Simone-Inspired Release ‘Bloom’

Ahead of her recently announced run as national support on Tijuana Cartel’s upcoming 17-date Australian tour along with a hometown headline show of her own, Perth-based critically acclaimed artist/producer Jamilla shares her new music ‘Bloom’, out across all digital platforms today.

Dancing With Ghosts Drop Music Video For Single “Eyes Wide Open”

Jacksonville-based electro-rock duo Dancing With Ghosts have released a new music video for their single “Eyes Wide Open,” out on YouTube NOW. The music video follows the release of their recent LP “Hex,” where the duo experiments with sleek synth production and modern rock influences on all 14 tracks. “Eyes Wide Open” gives a strong visual to the band’s sinister branding, while simultaneously bringing the album to life. 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.

Rita Wilson & Kristian Bush Embark on Joint U.S. Tour

Wilson — singer/songwriter, actress and producer — just released her forth and acclaimed studio album, Halfway To Home (Sing it Loud/The Orchard), and was also recently honored by The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Oprah.com called the new album, “deeply personal,” and said it “highlights Wilson’s songwriting skills,” while CMT raved, “it’s genuine, and she’s poured her heart into every song.” “Throw Me A Party,” the first single, was premiered by Rolling Stone who called it “evocative,” and Taste of Country noted the song has “touched everyone who has heard it.”