@skopemag news for may 23, 2019 @ 9 am est

Horse Jumper Of Love Share “Airport” Track On Stereogum

Horse Jumper Of Love have shared their new single “Airport” on Stereogum. When talking about the track lead singer Dimitri Giannopoulos says, “One night in 2014 John and I were walking back to my apartment from somewhere and he told me he read this article about a person who fell through a ceiling at Logan airport. We went to my place and watched this experimental horror movie called “begotten.” it made me feel a certain way and I wanted to capture the image of something surreal so I took the story john told me and tried to make my own vague ominous version of it. We started playing the song live around then and it took us about five years to get the pacing and tone of this track right. We recorded it two separate times in the studio”


[House / Dance Music] Pascale Project Announces New EP on Orange Milk Records, Release New Single

The Montreal based artist Pascale Mercier has been performing ecstatic dance music as Pascale Project since 2015, and her new album Be Urself will be her debut with Orange Milk and her first vinyl release. The music is inspired by classic house artists like Frankie Knuckles and Kerri Chandler but features Pascale’s low, full-bodied vocals repeating mantra-like lyrics on the impact of music and dance. On the track “Let Us Go” she sings the line “let yourself go, let us feel good” which is such a simple sentiment that illustrates Pascale’s philosophy about the transformative power of music; that losing yourself in the club or in a pair of headphones can help shed the excesses of your identity to reveal something like your essential being. Be Urself especially focuses on the communal aspect of those experiences and the way music can function as a shared language that often crosses cultural divides.

Richard Thompson To Release “The Cold Blue – Original Motion Picture Score”

New West Records will release Richard Thompson’s The Cold Blue – Original Motion Picture Score tomorrow, May 23rd. The 19-track score was written and arranged by Thompson for the acclaimed filmmaker Erik Nelson’s film of the same name. In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend, The Cold Blue will be shown in 750 theaters across the U.S. for one day only — tomorrow, May 23rd — and then will see it’s HBO premiere on June 6th.

GLASTONBURY: Barry White’s Sultry Sounds Revived by The Love Unlimited Synth Orchestra at The Park Stage

The songs of soul and funk legend Barry White will be majestically revived in truly 21st century fashion at this year’s Glastonbury Festival with a spectacular line-up of guest musicians as The Love Unlimited Synth Orchestra takes to The Park Stage on Sat 29 June 2019. The stage is set for a cast of soon-to-be-announced, very special guest vocalists to take on White’s hits in front of the Glastonbury crowd.

daydream Masi Premieres New Single “Stardust,” New Project “Slow Rage” Due Out Soon

Hailing from Akron, Ohio, daydream Masi merges hip-hop, soul, R&B, and electronic music into a lush yet bold sound that defies all genre boundaries. On “Stardust,” the 21-year-old artist dreams up a smooth but unpredictable sonic palette, unfolding in airy textures and ominous beats, subtly sweet melodies and jagged distortion.

CHERUBS: Austin Cult Noise Rock Trio To Release New Full-Length

Rightfully hailed as “the noisiest pop music on the planet” by Pitchfork, Texas-based cult noise rock trio CHERUBS have been purveyors of sonic bedlam since their inception in 1991. After an unforeseen return to the scene from a two-decade hiatus in 2014, the CHERUBS have now joined forces with the equally revered Relapse Records for the release of their fifth full-length Immaculada High.

FUKC Reveals New Single “Ride” via The Line Of Best Fit

British/French indie pop duo FUKC (ef – u – kay – si) return with their brand new single ‘Ride’, out today on all digital platforms. Premiering via The Line Of Best Fit, this beat-driven anthem is chock-full of energy and attitude, offering fans another glimpse of what’s to come from this exciting new band.

John Mayer Launches Contest to Benefit The Heart & Armor Foundation

John Mayer has launched a contest to benefit The Heart & Armor Foundation, which he founded earlier this year aiming to protect the health of veterans, and to connect civilians to the experience of military service members. For a $10 donation, fans are entered to win roundtrip airfare to Los Angeles, hotel accommodations, and tickets to experience his show at the Forum on September 14th in true VIP fashion – even getting a moment with John backstage for a picture. In addition, the lucky winner will receive John’s personal PRS Silver Sky guitar in Golden Mesa that he played on his New Zealand / Australia / Asia tour in 2019.


Los Angeles by way of Minneapolis, 23 year old artist Aaron Aye has announced a new LP F.E.A.R. due out June 14th via The Orchard. F.E.A.R. (False Evidence Appearing Real) represents overcoming anxiety, depression and mental illness to ultimately find authenticity within. Addressing heavy, emotional subject matter via largely introspective lyrics, Aye has a way of interpolating serious themes into infectious pop music. The single/video “What’s Love?” from the album is a commentary on current hookup culture with Aye questioning the point of partying and one night stands. Speaking on the track Aye adds:

Interscope’s FXXXXY Announces “Far From XXXX” Project, ft. Future, Gunna, & Lil Durk

A serious, self-sufficient talent who excels as a vocalist and producer, Dallas-born FXXXXY makes music like he breathes air. Welcoming us into his hedonistic, romantic, and textured sonic world, FXXXXY announces Far From XXXX, his next EP. Whether he raps or sings, FXXXXY captivates with his raspy vocals and ear for hooks. Handling much of the production himself, FXXXXY creates a diverse soundscape, oscillating from flute-y trap, piano-led R&B, to soul-sampling heat, but still maintaining the Earl Sweatshirt-co-signee’s unique aesthetic. The upcoming project has a unique thematic structure–to better understand the album, insert each song’s title into the album’s title: “Far From Home,” “Far From Self-Care,” “Far From Staying Single.” Far From XXXX comes in the wake of “Need U,” an immersive trap ballad with a guest verse from Gunna, which has over 6 million streams on all platforms. Featuring additional appearances from Future and Lil Durk, Far From XXXX EP arrives this summer via Rule #1/Interscope.

The Drew Thomson Foundation Share “A Little More Time,” New Single/Video

The Drew Thomson Foundation are gearing up to release their debut full-length later this year via Dine Alone Records. Keeping their listeners satiated, the project (fronted by Drew Thomson, founder of Single Mothers) have released “A Little More Time,” the latest single/video to be lifted off of the forthcoming album.

Apex Manor shares “Actual Size” as final preview before the release of Heartbreak City

For Ross Flournoy, the May 31 release of Heartbreak City is not so much a literal culmination of the dramatic twists and turns that transpired over the last eight years between Apex Manor albums, but rather a celebration of the place that those events led him to.

Asian Da Brat Trains a Dance Crew in the Artful “Tweakin” Video

Equal parts glamorous and ferocious, Asian Da Brat (fka Asian Doll) cuts a unique figure in rap music. Flaunting her style in a slick new video, Asian Da Brat shares “Tweakin’,” her latest video. A prequel to her video for “Draco,” which depicted a high-art heist, the France-set “Tweakin” finds Asian training a troupe of dancers, encouraging them to create suggestive and expressive choreography. When a rude gentleman insults their dancing, Asian and her friends plot their revenge. Premiered by Highsnobiety, the down-and-dirty, bass-boosted “Tweakin” is a highlight from UNFUCCWITABLE, Asian’s latest project.

THONIAN HORDE: Downfall Streaming At Heavy Blog Is Heavy

Downfall is the third full-length release of blackened, metallic doom in as many years from the productive THONIAN HORDE, which is comprised of scene veterans who play with the likes of Admiral Browning, Pale Divine, Faith In Jane, Weed Is Weed, Bailjack, and other known acts throughout the region.