@skopemag news for june 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am est

YAWNING MAN: new album streaming in full!

Says The Obelisk about the new album: “Here, they offer gracefully expansive arrangements of guitar, bass and drums, setting their sights on open spaces and conveying not just the soul of the desert or some idea of what they’re expected to be, but of how they’ve grown and are still progressing as players. (…) As they ascend to their rightful place in the forefront of desert rock consciousness, their ongoing progression seems bound to inspire yet another generation of players.”

Argentina’s Biggest DJ Export Hernán Cattáneo’s New Concept Mix ‘Balance presents Sunsetstrip’ Out August 2nd

Two years since his last release on the revered Australian label, progressive mastermind Hernán Cattáneo makes his return to Balance Music with ‘Balance presents Sunsetstrip,’ the exciting next plateau of concept mixes to come from the label. Out this summer on August 2, 2019, the release will be available in a limited edition 2xCD bundle and on digital and streaming platforms worldwide with a very special, limited edition vinyl package to be available later this year in October for collectors. Hailed for always keeping its pulse on the forefront of cutting-edge music, Balance Music proudly welcomes back Hernán Cattáneo as the legendary Argentinian DJ/producer is globally renowned for his enthralling extended DJ sets and distinguished foray into compilation albums stemming from over three decades of expertise

The Lumineers single “Gloria” tops charts in three radio formats: song is #1 at Alternative, Triple A, and Americana

The Lumineers song “Gloria,” the first single from their upcoming album III, tops the chart in three radio formats this week, earning #1’s at Alternative, Triple A, and Americana. III will be released on September 13th on Dualtone (an Entertainment One Company) in the U.S. and Canada, and Decca Records for the rest of the world.

Music for All returns to Ball State University June 22-29 with its national Summer Symposium

The 44th Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha, returns to Muncie and the Ball State University campus June 22-29, drawing more than 1,800 music students and teachers from 38 states and Queensland Australia.

Ball State University, which has hosted Music for All Summer Symposium since 2011 have a commitment through 2023, and Ball State is a Corporate Sponsor of Music for All.

Kill The Motherboard Release Powerful “Saint Paul” Video Accompanied by Anti-Gun Violence Message

“Saint Paul” was born out of a painful memory whose story I was forced to relive every day. The video is based on a true story. The aftermath of that story was witnessed by me and my family as we walked to the park that day. Instead of seeing kids playing on the jungle gym or swimming in the pool, we were met with police sirens, first responders, screaming and crying family members of the innocent people who were murdered, and yellow tape surrounding the bodies of the victims. The scene of the murders was located right around the corner from where myself and my family lived so I would pass the murder scene every single day and I couldn’t get those images out of my head. I’ve been living in that neighborhood for almost 35 years so I saw what the effects of drugs and gun violence can do to a community. I thought instead of running from it I would address the issue head-on. I wanted to shed light on what is going on, not only in my community but in communities across the country.

Out now! The Y Axes release soaring new rock LP, “No Waves”

The band shares in their own words, “No Waves is about facing a rapidly changing world head-on, often thrashing to keep from being drowned by hopelessness and anxiety.

The album is simultaneously very personal and very congruent with the current moment, despite having begun to write the songs in late 2016. In the sense that we used to call ourselves ‘pop music from the future’, with No Waves it seems like we’ve finally caught up to the present.

Alejandra O’Leary’s EVEREST LP // OUT NOW

Half Colombian, half Irish Alejandra O’Leary’s new album EVEREST has officially arrived this week.

The Portland, Maine-based songstress has been featured on PopMatters, No Depression, Magnet & Culture Collide, who’ve all praised her wily mix of early 90s shoegaze and 60’s flower pop.


On July 12, Harvest Records will release BANKS’ third album, titled simply, III. Today, Annie Mac debuted the track “Look What You’re Doing To Me” ft. Francis and The Lights as the Hottest Record in the World on her BBC Radio 1 show. BANKS teamed up with co-producers BJ Burton (Bon Iver) and Francis and The Lights (the musical project of Francis Farewell Starline, who is also known for his collaborations with such artists as Kanye West and Chance the Rapper), to record the song. In addition to playing piano, Francis joins BANKS on vocals. Listen to “Look What You’re Doing To Me” HERE.

US Post Industrial Noir Group ZEISTENCROIX Join Sliptrick

Zeistencroix is a post industrial noir band from Los Angeles, California. The band’s name doesn’t have a specific meaning: It emerged as a combination of sounds from various languages with the solely purpose of making the band stand out. The group was founded by OD, an American singer and songwriter in the metal genre that can do true throat singing with an unbelievable use of his vocal cords to create sound vibrations.