@skopemag news for april 17, 2019 @ 2 pm est

Backed by Deep Purple & UFO, Alt-Rocker Kaviani Releases Debut Single

His first single is inspired by growing up with Iranian heritage in Sheffield, remembering how his father told him to tell people he was Italian so as to escape the stigma saying his family came from Iran. Like many, Simon has had to suffer for events which he took no part in, and political rhetoric which demonises so many innocent people. Don’t Let the Bombs Drop, Daddy is Kaviani’s response, an urgent, ferocious, yet no less melodic cry for common sense and compassion to rise above ignorance and bigotry.

Duncan Lloyd (Maxïmo Park) announces new album Outside Notion

Duncan Lloyd (Maximo Park / Nano Kino) is today announcing a brand new solo album, Outside Notion, along with a video for the record’s first single Young Dreams, in what makes for a fresh and definite lean away from the indie-rock he is known for. Orchestrated segments circle around telling insights, executed with a depth of tender maturity. Breaking away from familiar territory, each song is it’s own defined journey of sorts. Sprawling jams and evolving layers open out to reveal the minutiae of smartly observant often heart-breaking lyrics. Young Dreams morphs oddly fitting drones with loose mannered guitars and violins that spiral over syncopated rhythm lines, into multi-dimensional layers of texture, gradually unfolding into thrilling chaos.

New > Slacker > ‘Leviathan’ EP > Out 23rd May 2019 > Lobster Theremin > Listen Here

Slacker returns to the Lobster fort this time with a sublime four-tracker combining a mixture of melodic electro, addictive breaks and nods of dub-techno on the LT-UNDR series.

Paper Beat Scissors unveils new ‘tender and upbeat’ single…stream “Don’t Mind” now.

The first offering from his forthcoming album, Parallel Line, “Don’t Mind” finds Montreal-based songwriter Tim Crabtree embracing the power of the recording studio to push his ambitious chamber folk even further. The new single, couched in “a joyful guitar” (CBC Music), pulsating Hammond organ, and lush string arrangements, is a “tongue-in-cheek smile at hypocrisy.”

HEALTH and GHOSTEMANE’s collaboration single “JUDGEMENT NIGHT” out now (on tour now with Youth Code)

The LA-based band of Jacob Duzsik, John Famiglietti, and Benjamin Miller are currently touring North America with Youth Code and will play tonight at Denver’s Bluebird Theatre. HEALTH’s upcoming shows at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere The Hall on April 25th and LA’s Teragram Ballroom on May 10th are now sold out (a second LA date on May 11th is now on sale).

Tasha The Amazon Calls Out Vultures in the Brilliantly Bassy “That Ain’t You”

With a fiery delivery and a malleable style, Tasha The Amazon exudes an effortless virtuosity. Melding her warehouse rap aesthetic with Jamaican club music, Tasha shares “That Ain’t You,” her latest single, premiered by Highsnobiety. Running roughshod over a bass-heavy, dancehall-influenced beat, Tasha adopts a patois, crafting dexterous hooks as she shouts down those who try to vulture her swag: “We can like the same shit, but you still ain’t the crew/Ride the same whip, but you still ain’t the crew/Buy the same fits, but you still ain’t the crew.” Produced by Tasha with her production partner Danthrax, “That Ain’t You” follows the melodic and introspective “Can’t Remember,” premiered in March by HipHopDX.

VILDE releases weird alt.pop cut ‘Sardines’

With a proclivity for delivering exhilarating slices of indie-electronica infused with weird pop sensibilities well established, Vilde returns in 2019 with his first cut from a new full length record. New single Sardines retains the Stockholm based, Melbourne raised artist’s singular style – whilst letting a little more light in to a traditionally dark sound. Falling somewhere between Thom Yorke, Tim Hecker and TV on the Radio it’s a great addition to his steadily growing stylish and sophisticated cannon.

Goodbye Honolulu (Toronto / Burger Records / friends of Selena Gomez & Kate Nash) share brand new video single “U Got It”

Toronto’s Goodbye Honolulu might be one of the most well connected bands… They’ve toured the USA twice with Hinds; Selena Gomez is a fan, they released a single on Burger Records, they’ve also toured with Kate Nash, SWMRS, Miya Follick, The Beaches and their live show is a rambunctious ball of energy with each member switching instruments and sharing vocal duties, making the crowd dance and sweat to Goodbye Honolulu’s catchy slacker vibes rock n roll.

Pixies: “Doolittle” Earns Platinum Status

On April 17, 1989 in the UK and April 18, 1989 in the US, the Pixies’ second studio album Doolittle – the album now considered one of the quintessential alternative rock albums of the 1980s, that introduced the band’s signature “loudQUIETloud” sound, landed on a plethora of all-time “Best” lists in media outlets including Rolling Stone, NME, SPIN, Q and Pitchfork, the album that, when writing “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Nirvana’s late Kurt Cobain admitted, “I was trying to write the ultimate pop song. I was basically trying to rip off the Pixies” – celebrates its 30th anniversary with a Platinum certification in recognition of one million units sold

Hulu, Netflix May Face Subpoena Over Fyre Festival Documentaries

Two years after the Fyre Festival failed, it continues to make waves: Hulu LLC and Netflix Inc. may face subpoenas over their production of documentaries about the festival, according to Bloomberg.


THE FLAMING LIPS release their 15th studio album, King’s Mouth: Music And Songs (Warner Bros. Records), on all formats on July 19th; black vinyl, CD and digitally worldwide. As previously announced, King’s Mouth was released as a limited edition gold color vinyl pressing for Record Store Day this past weekend in an edition of 4,000. All copies are now sold out.

Tycho share new track; offer first look at new LP

GRAMMY® Award-nominated recording group Tycho has announced the release of their eagerly awaited new single. “Easy” is available now via Mom + Pop Music/Ninja Tune at all DSPs and streaming services. “Music can transport us to other realities but can also ground us firmly within ourselves,” says Scott Hansen, Tycho’s primary composer, songwriter, and producer. “After a trilogy of records spent exploring the outer reaches of experience I am focusing inward to reveal a human side to the music.”

“Teen Spirit” In Theaters Nationwide This Friday; Music Featurette Available Now

Violet (Elle Fanning) is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.

Offset shares video for “Clout (feat. Cardi B)”

Today Offset unveils his video for “Clout (featuring Cardi B).” Creative-directed by Offset and Joseph Desrosiers Jr. and directed by Daniel Russell (Gucci Mane/Jay Rock), “Clout” sees Offset and Cardi take down the clout chasers and coattail riding trolls, and take back their names from the clickbait users.

30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis, Host Shangela, Advocate For Change Award Recipient Madonna, Vito Russo Award Recipient Andy Cohen, Additional special guests and presenters including Sarah Jessica Parker, Anderson Cooper, the cast and creators of “Pose” (Ryan Murphy, Mj Rordriguez, Billy Porter, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Our Lady J, Janet Mock, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllon Burnside, Steven Canals, Sherry Marsh, Hailie Sahar, Angelica Ross), Winnie Harlow, Rachel Brosnahan, Anthony Bowens, Asia Kate Dillon, Lena Waithe, Freema Agyeman,Jamie Clayton, Brian J. Smith, and many more!

New Myths Share New Track Via BrooklynVegan

New York trio, New Myths share a brand new single entitled “One Good Reason” The single premiered yesterday with BrooklynVegan. “One Good Reason,” written by New Myths was inspired after lead singer/guitarist Brit Boras saw a documentary about the Amish and the way young girls were treated. The track was produced, engineered, and mastered by Seth Glassman at his studio in upstate NY. This is the first musical release from New Myths since 2014. Tap into the new single above and stay tuned for more updates from New Myths!


Madonna will exclusively unveil the world premiere of her video and single “Medellín” with Maluma, during a globally televised MTV music event, “MTV Presents Madonna Live & Exclusive: ‘Medellín’ Video World Premiere,” on Wednesday, April 24 at 9:00 pm BST / 4:00pm ET/ 1:00pm PT. Madonna will join British DJ Trevor Nelson and fans live from London for a conversation about the influences of her new album, and the creative forces behind her transcendent career. “Medellín” collaborator and Colombian pop star Maluma will join live from Miami. Madonna will also take questions during the global event via satellite from MTV’s Sway Calloway and fans in New York City, with additional MTV-hosted events in Milan and São Paulo.

Watch Salvatore Ganacci save animals in “Horse” video on OWSLA

Swedish producer Salvatore Ganacci has shared the video for his new song “Horse,” out today on OWSLA. Salvatore’s name has spread like wildfire throughout electronic music for his unique carefree and energetic performances across the world. The video for “Horse” keeps that energy as an animal-whispering Salvatore rushes to save his friends. Salvatore will make his EDC Las Vegas debut this May along with two performances at Intrigue Nightclub at the Wynn Hotel, plus dozens of festivals in Europe this Summer. Watch the outrageous video for “Horse” below and share.

GLITTER WIZARD stream blistering new album in full!

Rejoice, rock’n’roll fans from across the globe! San Francisco’s most cosmic revelers GLITTER WIZARD are premiering their brand new album ‘Opera Villains’ today for your delight. The album is out 4/20 day through Heavy Psych Sounds.

Album Premiere: Glitter Wizard – ‘Opera Villains’

WHISPERING SONS drop apocalyptic new video for ‘Hollow’

GANG OF FOUR release new video/single “Change the Locks”

As pioneering post-punk band GANG OF FOUR prepare for the release of their latest album HAPPY NOW this Friday, April 19, 2019 via Gillmusic LTD., they are releasing their new single and video “CHANGE THE LOCKS” to ramp up the excitement.


After a captivating performance at Coachella this past weekend, Dermot Kennedy releases the video to his hit single ‘Lost’ (watch here). The heart-wrenching visual centers around three families lost in their realities who find comfort within each other. ‘Lost’ showcases Dermot’s penchant for mixing hip hop with his own brand of electronic production that is fast becoming a signature for the rising star.

“Gazing” – Winona Forever

Their new single “Gazing” is easygoing, groove-driven indie pop that takes as much influence from 70’s feel-good music as bedroom pop, with punchy rhythms and unexpected melodies.

How Chris Cornell’s Death Inspired “Tell The World”

Surprises, the solo project of Brooks Paschal, frontman of beloved 00’s emo group Sullivan, is debuting another new song off the upcoming LP ‘Natural Disaster,’ which will be released on May 31st via Spartan Records.

Track Premiere: Surprises — ‘Tell the World’

Heather Woods Broderick Debuts “I Try” Video

Heather Woods Broderick today debuted her video for “I Try” via GoldFlakePaint. The song is the third and final single from her forthcoming new album, Invitation, out this Friday, April 19th via Western Vinyl.

Video Premiere: Heather Woods Broderick – “I Try”

Cosmonauts Track “Suburban Hearts” Out Now

Los Angeles-based band Cosmonauts newest single “Suburban Hearts” is available to stream now on all major platforms. The third single from the group’s upcoming album Star 69, “Suburban Hearts” is a garage rock anthem about missing out. Star 69 will be available April 26th via Burger Records.


Frontman Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick explains, “This song is really special to us. We are so excited to show everyone all the different feelings on this album and we couldn’t wait any longer for you to hear it. This one goes out to everyone…remember to keep your head up!”