@skopemag news for may 14, 2019 @ 3 pm est

DUEL: Heavy Blog Is Heavy stream new album “Valley Of Shadows” in full

Austin’s proto-heavy merchants DUEL are set to invade all stereos with their rocking third album ‘Valley of Shadows’ this May 17th on HPS Records, which is being premiered right now courtesy of Heavy Blog Is Heavy!

Husky Loops share infectious, trip-hop indebted new single & video via Paste

London trio, by way of Bologna, Italy, Husky Loops, release their brand new single “Everyone Is Having Fun Fun Fun But Me” on May 1st through Fighting Ourselves / 30th Century Records. A reflective take on modern-day disconnect, it’s Rock’n’Roll but not as you know it, pairing icy vocals with trip-hop inflicted rhythms. Yesterday, we teamed up with Paste to premiere the accompanying music vdeo.

Remo Drive Share ‘Around The Sun’ Video

Republic Records 2019 Rolling Loud Event on South Beach

Republic Records, in partnership with SPLICE – hosted a star-studded event on Friday night at Dream South Beach in celebration of the Republic artists on the Rolling Loud line up. Attendees included Kash Doll,Coi Leray, Uno The Activist, Trippie Redd, J.I.D and more.

Tycho release new single; announce new album

GRAMMY® Award-nominated recording group Tycho has announced the release of their much anticipated new album. The San Francisco-based collective’s fifth full-length release, WEATHER arrives July 12 via Mom + Pop Music/Ninja Tune.

Jaz Clemente – ‘L Star City’

“It’s the most playful I’ve ever been with vocals, the comfort with expressing myself as genuinely. It’s minimalist in chords and a little less electronic, but it’s true to my soul and what’s happening in the world.”

Diving At Dawn ‘The Humbling of a Good Man’

Talking about the track, Pete explains “‘The Humbling of a Good Man’ is a soundtrack to everyday life. Dreams fall by the wayside, ambitions get cut to the quick and lives aren’t lived to the fullest. The song finds the protagonist at the end of a journey, the end of a dream, crash landing back into suburbia and trying to make sense of where he’s been and what’s to come”.

Nate Mercereau premieres “Righteous Energy” via JazzTimes

“My album Joy Techniques is about going as far as manufacturing positivity when you need to. Making and performing this record is an intentional creation of that space. ‘Righteous Energy’ is the light sizzle of synchronicity, the clean burning fuel of inspiration. It’s about feeling connected to the source and knowing you’re sharing that with your people,” says Mercereau. Recorded with just a guitar with the exception of the drums, the song uses a driving hypnotic percussion and bass pattern with a lazy guitar synth melody on the top. “I often like the sound you get when juxtaposing two different feels between the groove and the melody.” – photo credit: Alyssa Rowatt

Stockholm’s ShitKid announces a full US tour with the Melvins! Don’t miss their new video for “RoMaNcE.”

[DETENTION] is out now PNKSLM! The newest album from the Stockholm based duo premiered recently on NYLON calling it the “perfect music for when you just don’t give a fuck…”

Hear “Still Exist” off Necking’s debut album, Cut Your Teeth, that’s out July 5th on Mint Records!

Necking became a band before playing a note of music together. The origin story of the Vancouver-based powerhouse post-punk quartet starts at a party where all four members met for the first time and began boasting untruths about their group’s musical accomplishments. Following a series of fake names including Britney Bitch and Four White Guys, they picked up instruments for real, quickly earning a rep for their live wire performances and no-holds-barred humour. This continues on the band’s debut LP, Cut Your Teeth, a collection of songs about dating woes, cybersex, and self-improvement. Ultimately focused on the friendship shared by the women of Necking, their main motivation is making themselves laugh.

Asbury Park-based artist Colton Kayser debuts new single “Movies”

The track premiered via Pure Grain Audio where Kayser detailed; “‘Movies’ may be the simplest song I’ve ever written,” shares Kayser. “At its heart, it’s really just about asking someone out. I wanted to examine the playfulness between two people who are into each other, and see if I could capture that feeling on record.

Mannequin Pussy Announce North America Headline Tour

Indie punk band Mannequin Pussy will take their exhilarating live show across North America this fall, touring in support of their highly anticipated third full-length album and Epitaph debut Patience (June 21). The headlining run will begin August 17 in Richmond, VA and wrap September 19 in the band’s hometown Philadelphia, PA. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 17.

RELEASE: Insomniac Announces Official Live Stream for Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2019

Insomniac, the production company behind Electric Daisy Carnival, and LiveXLive will bring the world’s largest dance music festival into the homes of Headliners around the world with the official 2019 EDC Las Vegas live stream. The festival’s official live stream will be broadcasted daily, May 17 – 19, on four different channels beginning at 6:45 p.m. PT at tv.insomniac.com as well as the LiveXLive mobile app for iOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV.

Hoodrich Pablo Juan Follows Up ‘BLO The Movie’ With Brand-New Banger “Grind For Mine”

Never one to accept handouts, Hoodrich Pablo Juan worked his tail off for every dollar he has. Chronicling his endless hustle and enjoying the fruit of his labors, Hoodrich Pablo Juan shares “Grind For Mine,” his latest video. Riding a seasick, Spiffy Global-produced trap beat complete with disorienting strings and a melodic acid house-esque bass line, Pablo fires off some of his hardest bars of the year, delving into the nitty-gritty of the grind: “I had OG when you was selling middies/I’m a real hustler, all I know is to get it.” In the video, Pablo rocks more jewelry than Tiffany’s as he and his crew mob in a parked luxury SUV. “Grind For Mine” follows up BLO The Movie, Pablo’s recently released project.

Stream Slow Pulp’s new EP & read their Band To Watch interview with Stereogum

Slow pulp is a Wisconsin born, Chicago based rock quartet. Somewhere between anthem and lullaby, their music hints at a mess of contradictory emotions wound up in a gentle yet incisive wit. Today the band shares and early stream of its new Big Day EP and a Band To Watch interview with Stereogum. Slow Pulp is — Teddy Mathews (drums), Emily Massey (guitar / vocals), Henry Stoehr (guitar), and Alex Leeds (bass).

Buzzy Lee (Sasha Spielberg) & Tommy Mandel Share “Sundown Queen” Video On Billboard

Buzzy Lee (Sasha Spielberg) shares Buzzy Lee and Tommy Mandel’s “Close Encounters of Their Own Kind” Part I. Produced by Justin Raisen, the EP was released on Raisen’s new KRO Records label he founded with Lawrence and Yves Rothman. “It’s a body of work that sounds like if you were walking along a beach and found a buried cassette tape in the sand that was all sunbaked, warped and wet, but you decided to put into your tape player anyways and for some strange reason it actually worked.” It is Part I in a trilogy of EPs introducing listeners to the world of Buzzy Lee and Tommy Mandel.

Pop Dust shares Leanne Tennants Super 8 inspired visual for “Cherry Cola” [ffo: Miya Folick, Hatchie]

Yesterday we teamed up with Pop Dust to unveil the music video for “Cherry Cola”, Leanne Tennant’s breakout new single. It marks a big departure in style for the Australian singer, parting with her acclaimed, heartfelt acoustic songs, and embracing wider, frankly catchier songwriting incorporating electronica and synth heavy dream pop.