@skopemag news for april 26, 2019 @ 10 am est

SWANES (Kitsune, Future Classics) | Share New Single

‘Dreams Of Iceland’ follows previous releases for SWANES on Kitsuné (Parcels, Hot Chip, Simian Mobile Disco) – it cuts a similar downtempo groove, meshing kicked-back rhythms with butter smooth choruses, this time taking influence from ancient Nordic song forms. With ‘Dreams Of Iceland’, primary songwriter, Michael Bildy, took inspiration from turbulent personal relationships – something emphasised in the track’s icy soundscapes.

Hear the second lead single from LA’s Film School “Go (But Not too Far)”

Hear the new single from Los Angeles-based Film School! “Go (But Not too Far)” is from their forthcoming EP due out this summer // Catch them on tour with Mint Field in May!

ELLE Premieres Music Video For Dorothy And Angel Haze’s Empowerment Song “Freedom,” Directed By Lisa Bonet

“The concept was something so deeply connected to my heart, exploring our daunting cultural norm of living with the virus of fear and violence to the exalted potential of women united – and dance as the joyful, powerful expression of it all,” said Lisa Bonet. “Angel Haze and Dorothy are true artists and it was an honor to bring a visual aspect alive to their timeless anthem.”

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY Release New Self-Titled Album with New Video for Single “You & Die”


“Love You Too Much” is written by Lucky Daye and produced by Grammy award winning producer DJ Camper (H.E.R., Christina Aguilera, Ty Dolla $ign) and follows the release of Lucky’s II, which is the second installment of tracks from Painted released earlier this year.


Kerekes began writing and demoing Ruby at home with no particular goal in mind besides self-expression. However once longtime collaborator Will Yip (Tigers Jaw, Circa Survive) heard the demos, he asked that Kerekes consider releasing them on his newly formed Elektra Music Group sub-label Black Cement Records. Kerekes tracked most of the instruments himself, and produced and engineered Ruby in a studio that he built with his brother in his garage.

ANNELISE Releases ‘Lonely Lover’ Single

Born and raised in Western Sydney, Annelise’s sound derives from her love and passion for late 90’s/early 2000’s Hip-Hop and R&B music, with artists like Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Prince & Ms Lauryn Hill inspiring her lyric writing and instrumental feel. Lonely Lover is the featured single from her debut EP NO Feelings.

The Ocean Cure Unveil New Video for “Structures” Announce EP – RE: Discover

Based in Toronto, Canada, The Ocean Cure, consisting of members Pauline Taylor (Vocals), Casius Wray-Muto (Bass/Unclean-Vocals), Mike Di Monte (Guitar/Vocals), and Nicola Sudano (Drums/Programming), offer a vast sound of post-hardcore and metalcore sensibilities, with a dash of prog and a sprinkle of pop. Today they are thrilled to announce their brand new EP, RE: Discover, set for release on June 14, 2019. The 5-track EP was produced and mixed by Sam Guiana, and is a reinvention of what The Ocean Cure is all about.


Dream Pop Duo The Parlor Release New Video, Scored Film Premiering at Tribeca This Friday

Listen to Fanclub’s new vulnerable single “Imprint” and read an essay written by the band explaining the song’s meaning via The Talkhouse

Fanclub is Mike Lee, Leslie Crunkilton, and Daniel Schmidt from Austin, TX. Mike and Leslie immediately knew they wanted to craft songs driven by their love of all things twee, indie, and dreamy. What they didn’t expect was that the songs would come out as the most mature and dazzling things they’ve ever worked on. What they also didn’t know was that Fanclub would give us a distinctly new sound that is also so incredibly nostalgic.

Awaken I Am Share ‘The Stages Of Grief’ Video

IYVES Accompanies “Gold” Single Release With Celestial Music Video

During the creation of this music video, she heavily relied on her passion for collaboration. To help bring “Gold” to life, she coordinated with Nwabisa Tolom to help direct the stunning feature, and recruited her friends as the luxurious and effortless indulgers stuck in a trance. The video is purposefully set in no specific time or era, because both Tolom and IYVES want to illustrate “a feeling that has existed for a very long time, but it still holds the same relevance and power today.”