@skopemag news for may 20, 2019 @ noon est

Don Vail – ‘On The Wire’

Isolation keeps your ideas pure. Isolation will drive you crazy.


The video, directed by Emmett Malloy, stars Kyle Field (of Little Wings) as “Wade” and features appearances by Danielle Haim, Ariel Rechtshaid, Jonah Hill, Simi & Haze, Mark Ronson, Sophie, Despot and of course the members of Vampire Weekend. It was filmed in Palm Springs, CA during Passover.

Titus Calderbank – ‘Mistakes’

“Mistakes” is a song about failure and regret. A song about missing the mark.

Gaspar Narby soundtracks a long-distance WhatsApp relationship in new single ‘An Absentee’

Gaspar Narby’s new single, ‘An Absentee’, is a soundtrack for today’s age of digital relations. The haiku-like lyrics point to a long-distance love relationship between Soho in London and SoHo in New York City conducted on WhatsApp phone calls.

Casper Sun mulls over hometowns in “Sonnie” video

“Sonnie” unspools the experience Sun (real name Edward Chao) had upon coming back home and discovering that home didn’t feel like it used to. Fitted with a handheld video of Chao and friends visiting their favorite local haunts, “Sonnie” manages to capture the nostalgia, loss, and progression of time a person can feel returning home in just under four minutes.

Exclusive Premiere: Watch Casper Sun’s New Video for “Sonnie”

Game Of Thrones® (Music From The HBO® Series) Season 8 Soundtrack Now Available

WaterTower Music has released Game of Thrones (Music from the HBO Series) Season 8 – the soundtrack from the final season of the award-winning HBO series. The album features music by Emmy® Award-winning and Grammy® Award-nominated composer Ramin Djawadi (Westworld, Iron Man, Jack Ryan, Pacific Rim), and is available for sale digitally and for streaming today, with a Double CD scheduled for release scheduled for July 19 and a vinyl release later this year.

WAKE UP HATE Releases Official Music Video for “Deep Sleep;” Debut EP Out NOW!

Orlando, FL based Alternative Rock Band WAKE UP HATE has released the official music video for the title track off of their debut EP, Deep Sleep.

“We started Wake Up Hate set on creating something unique and fresh for hard rock fans to listen to. We aim to push the boundaries of rock to new limits and break the monotony of rock bands trying to do what’s already been done before. 2019 will be flooded with new music. We’re just getting started.” – Jake Adkins (Vocals)


Broken Hands have announced new album SPLIT IN TWO. The album marks the UK band’s Atlantic Records debut – frontman Dale Norton remarked, “We grew up listening to the history that this label has created, to now be part of that is pretty crazy.” SPLIT IN TWO arrives August 9th and is available for preorder now.

Taylor Grey Drops New Single “Intentionally”

Reminiscent of Zara Larsson and Nina Nesbitt, the iridescent pop single, Intentionally, was produced by Nico Stadi (Justin Bieber, Lindsey Stirling) and mixed/mastered by Grammy-nominated producer Imad Royal (The Chainsmokers, Panic! At The Disco). Having already worked with some of pop’s finest; award-winning producer Josh Abraham (Justin Bieber, P!nk), Dave Kuncio (Selena Gomez, Alicia Keys) Oliver “Oligee” Goldstein (Foster the People, Christina Aguilera), and others, Intentionally is not the first production between Taylor and Nico. Nico along with Josh Abraham were the producers behind Taylor’s award-winning debut album Space Case (2018 IMA Pop Album of the Year).

Soundwalk Collective With Patti Smith Share Video For “Ivry”

With lyrics written by Patti Smith as a farewell to Antonin Artaud, “Ivry” is a Rarámuri funeral march and celebration performed on Tarahumara guitars from the valley where Artaud wrote The Peyote Dance.

Consumer Alert: Study Rings Alarm About Dangers of Online Health Remedies

Research released today raises new concerns about do-it-yourself ‘health remedies’ found online — which can include anything from ointments to furniture and home ‘baby-proofing.’

The study, conducted at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, specifically took a closer look at homemade sunscreen recipes on Pinterest and found that while nearly all of the pins portrayed some level of sun protection, natural or homemade versions of children’s products may not be as safe or effective as they claim to be.

Experts say store-bought sunscreen is a better choice because it is regulated by the FDA and must have a proven level of protection against both UVA and UVB rays.

Chris Brown “Wobble Up” Visual feat. Nicki Minaj & G-Eazy

Today, Grammy Award-winning and multiplatinum-selling R&B icon, Chris Brown, has released the vibrant and high-energy visual for the catchy bounce single, “Wobble Up,” featuring Nicki Minaj and G-Eazy. Directed by Brown and Arrad, the colorful and lively visual switches between shots of the three hitmakers in paradise, and Brown performing some impressive choreography alongside a crowd of dancers in a neon-lit room.

Mannequin Pussy Share “Who You Are” Lyric Video

Indie punk band Mannequin Pussy have shared a new song “Who You Are” from their forthcoming album Patience, due June 21 on Epitaph. Marisa Dabice trades her signature scream for a softer vocal performance and a call for self-empowerment on “Who You Are.”

Gauche get cathartic with new track “Pay Day” off debut LP

With their debut album A People’s History of Gauche (out everywhere July 12), Gauche bring us music and movement and struggle and light, and now it is our job to dance! On new track “Pay Day,” meager personal paychecks are a springboard for ideas about the unhealthy systems that generate them, set to a moving beat good enough for your moving feet.

Multi-talented new artist Adam Rom releases debut single ‘Obvious’

At only 17 years of age Adam Rom is releasing his debut single which takes a tropical style of pop and has a combination of influences from Flume and Mura Masa.