@skopemag news for april 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am est

Sara Lew releases artful new single ‘Same Old People’

It’s called “Same Old People” and is a catchy indie rock song about repeatting patterns in relationships, with transverse guitar- and synth-melodies that cross each other under a prominent and narrative vocal.

PA post-rock quartet Heron announce widescreen ‘Sun Release’ LP

Heron is a four-piece musical collaborative from the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Comprised of two guitars, bass, and drums, their bottomless sound is undeniably innovative, compelling, and cinematic. Sun Release, their second full length album set for a July 19th release, sees members Ben Blick (guitar), Boyd Lewis (guitar), Eric Morelli (bass), and Nate Blick (drums) crafting a seamless musical narrative. With the instrumental ballads of their 2017 debut now a distant memory, they’ve clawed their way into new surroundings that are at once dark and visceral, broad and beautiful.

Sacred Paws announce UK and North American tours, share sprightly new song “How Far”

“A slow one” isn’t really Sacred Paws’ MO, but there is, in fact, a slow one on Run Around the Sun (out May 31 in North America on Merge / rest of world on Rock Action). “How Far” was born of a riff guitarist Rachel Aggs had been noodling about with for some time, and a desire to try their hand at writing something a bit different. Nestled in the middle of the album, it’s a slightly twinkly, stripped-back meditation that inspires more of a sway than a pogo. Rachel wrote the bones of it alone at home (“A really nice, calm way to write songs!”) and brought it to a studio session to be built on. “It was sort of the first song we’ve done in a while that was carefully done, in that way.”

Live Nation Celebrates National Concert Week By Making Over 2 Million Tickets Available To the Hottest Summer Shows for Only $20

Today Live Nation revealed their fifth annual National Concert Week will take place from May 1st through May 7th and give fans the exclusive opportunity to purchases tickets for just $20 (all-in including fees). Kicking off an epic summer concert season, the offer will include over two million tickets to 2,800+ in-demand shows from Live Nation’s upcoming roster of tours across North America. The tickets will cross multiple genres for every type of live event fan, including Country, Hip-Hop, Latin, Metal, Rock, Pop, and Comedy.

SHE MADE ME DO IT Releases Official Music Video for “Broken Morning”

Electronic Rock Duo SHE MADE ME DO IT has released the achingly dark official music video for their single, “Broken Morning,” taken from their recently released EP, Drenched. Originally premiered on mxdwn.com, “Broken Morning” is directed and edited by Duncan Catterall.

mxdwn PREMIERE: She Made Me Do It Takes Us to Dark Places in New Video for “Broken Morning”

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Release Video For “Chauffeur’s Daughter”

‘Servants of the Sun’ is the CRB’s sixth full-length recording since forming in 2011. It finds the band setting aside the studio explorations of more recent work, instead coming full circle to deliver their most direct, bare bones, rock n’ roll offering since debut companion albums ‘Big Moon Ritual’ and ‘The Magic Door.’

See Chris Robinson Take a Romantic Limo Ride in New ‘Chauffeur’s Daughter’ Video


DOOMSQUAD Share New Track “Let It Go”

Of new track “Let It Go” the band elaborate: “The song is kind of an inner debate between two opposing voices of a conflicted self-conscience over how to cope through these chaotic times. One side balances a process of disengagement, of “letting go” of anger, resentment and fear by detaching oneself from the news cycle, and social media and journeying towards inner peace in a more spiritual way. The other side argues for staying socially and politically engaged, staying tuned in and turned on and leaning into the fiery activist energy and fighting this noble fight. Can both sides co-exist? Can you find a balance? What’s healthier? What’s fair? These are the questions this song tries to grapple with.”

Buckcherry Announce November UK Tour

Continuing the support of their current record Warpaint, Buckcherry announce today their return to the U.K. for an eight show run in November. This tour will mark the band’s second visit to the U.K., following their shows in February before the Warpaint album release in March. The tour runs from November 1st through November 10th and includes an appearance at the Hard Rock Hell Festival in Great Yarmouth.

November 1 – Tivoli – Buckley
November 2 – Engine Rooms – Southampton
November 3 – Sub 89 – Reading
November 5 – O2 Academy Islington – London
November 6 – Waterloo Music Bar – Blackpool
November 8 – Hard Rock Hell – Great Yarmouth
November 9 – Robin 2 – Bilston
November 10 – Tramshed – Cardiff

French Nu-Disco: L’Impératrice drops a mesmerizing new video

French synth-pop sensation L’Impératrice (The Empress) just dropped the final clip in a series of hallucinogenic music videos for singles from their recent full-length album, Matahari. “Error 404” is a mesmerizing series of old fashioned clips set to the nostalgic disco banger. L’Impératrice has won favor with notable outlets like The Line of Best Fit, FLAUNT, and HighClouds. Next month, they’ll embark on their first U.S. tour already selling out multiple dates including two nights at the Independent in San Francisco, and Elsewhere in New York City.

NNRA: new album ‘INCARNE’ streaming in full via Cvlt Nation

Paris-based instrumental duo NNRA breathe new life into post-heavy music with their new album “INCARNE”, streaming in full exclusively via Cvlt Nation before its official release this Friday.

Hear the Captivating Soundscapes of NNRA ‘INCARNE’

Diplo presents country project Thomas Wesley – “So Long” featuring Cam out today

Diplo, born Thomas Wesley Pentz, is one of the most dynamic forces in music today under his own name, as well as a member of the now legendary Major Lazer, LSD with Sia and Labrinth—which has tallied more than a billion streams and just released its debut album, and Silk City with Mark Ronson—whose “Electricity” with Dua Lipa topped charts worldwide and won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. As the world’s most in-demand producer, Diplo has worked with artists as disparate as Beyoncé, Bad Bunny and Turnstile. The past year has seen the release of two EPs, the continent-inspired EP Europa and California, inspired by his sometimes-home base of Los Angeles. He continues to tour the world over.

Petrol Girls Release Powerful New Single “Big Mouth” Today

Japanese trio Guitar Wolf announces new album on Third Man Records

Guitar Wolf are the keepers of all blasted, hard, spazzed out songs, building a whole life on the bedrock of hyperactive RNR exhilaration. This Japanese power-group has been stupefying audiences at home and on the road since the late ‘80s and finally are back to unveil their capital-L loud jams. Third Man is fortunate to be releasing their lucky 13th full-length album LOVE&JETT and to have a hand in supporting Guitar Wolf’s noisy and canonical rise to their rightful place in underground music’s highest hall of fame.

altopalo share new single “Mud” / UK dates

“Mud”‘s pretty synths collide with abrasive elements suggesting they’ve been listening to SOPHIE while Rahm Silvergade’s vocals shift in pitch and tone throughout, adding to the alien vibe of the music.”
– FADER premiere

WALKING BOMBS & GRIDFAILURE: BrooklynVegan Streams Suicide By Citizenship

Nefarious Industries this week releases Suicide By Citizenship, the collaborative musical experiment by New York solo outfits WALKING BOMBS and GRIDFAILURE. BrooklynVegan is now streaming the entire record via an exclusive video playlist.

Dylan LeBlanc’s “Born Again” premieres at Brooklyn Vegan

Of the song, LeBlanc comments, “This song came after days of feeling blocked and unable to think of anything to write about and I had the TV on in the background when I heard the words ‘born again.’ And even though that term is tied to religious meaning, I thought it was interesting and thought about my own experience of wanting to be different, tired of pain and how sometimes life literally beats you into a state of submission. It literally beats you down until you’re ‘born again,’ until some sort of accordance with the universe takes place, but how everything in your past leads you up to that point. It may happen several times in a person’s life, so I tried to pack all that in as few words as possible, which resulted in this song.”

Saint Lo releases “We Could Be” LP

Saint Lo. is a Montreal-based folk, indie, pop rock band with roots that stretch across the continent. They sing about complex emotions – vulnerability, isolation, connection, nostalgia and loss – always infused with more than just a hint of hope.

Skope x Ferris & Sylvester and new single ‘Flying Visit’

The duo have been quick to make 2019 their most important and exciting year yet. The band completed their first ever UK headline tour, which saw them sell out the entire nine-date run across the country – a testament to their rapidly growing and expectant fanbase.

Andrea Gibson Shares New Video “America, Reloading” Ft. Music by Ani DiFranco

Today, Andrea Gibson (they/them) – slam poet, activist and author, released an extremely powerful video accompanying their essay “America, Reloading,” a commentary on gun control and school shootings. The poem is from their latest book, LORD OF THE BUTTERFLIES and singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco contributed music to the piece.


Angel Du$t have shared a brand-new official video for “Let Me Know,” which is featured on their widely celebrated Roadrunner Records debut LP, PRETTY BUFF. Directed by Mason Mercer, the “Let me Know” music video is streaming now on Angel Du$t’s YouTube channel. PRETTY BUFF is available at all DSPs with exclusive bundles – including limited edition vinyl – available at angeldustmoney.com.

5th Annual ‘Ride for Ronnie’ Motorcycle Ride & Concert on May 5

Riders will assemble for a continental breakfast at Harley-Davidson of Glendale with kickstands up at 11:00AM. The procession will travel around the northern edge of the San Fernando Valley to Los Encinos Park in Encino, where they will be treated to music, a raffle, silent and live auctions, food trucks and much more.