@skopemag news for july 10, 2019 @ 10 am est

NEWS: EIlen Jewell’s new single “79 Cents (The Meow Song)” echoes pay inequality rallying cry in U.S.

The online magazine Americana Highways today premiered Eilen Jewell’s second single “79 Cents (The Meow Song)” from the forthcoming album Gypsy (out August 16, 2019 on Signature Sounds). Skewering sexism and discrimination with pointed humor and a rousing sing-along chorus, Jewell sings, “And don’t forget, Mama gets less/It’s the motherhood penalty/With a baby on her hip/Office phone against her lip/ For a raise she’ll never see.” Americana Highways notes, “Eilen Jewell has created the perfect blend of satire here, and the music is catchy as hell.”

Body of Light shares new single ‘Don’t Pretend’, new LP out 7/26 on Dais Records

Birthed from Arizona’s regaled Ascetic House collective, Body of Light is a dark synth-pop outfit comprised of young brothers Andrew and Alexander Jarson. What began as a vehicle for their exploration of noise and sound during their early teens has evolved into an established production over the last decade, as Body of Light continues to carve out their own style of complex, structured, and moving dancefloor electronics.

Rising Heavy Metal Outfit DAMN YOUR EYES Reveals Crushing, Groovy New Track “Low Road”

New York-based heavy metal band DAMN YOUR EYES recently announced the release of their upcoming debut full-length album, Kill The Outside, out via digital retailers everywhere on August 2, 2019. The album will be available in physical CD and vinyl formats upon release date. Digital pre-orders are available now via iTunes/Apple Music.

DAMN YOUR EYES Bring The Heaviness On New Song “Low Road”

Sac-Town Prodigy ShooterGang Kony Keeps It 100 in the “Charlie” Video

“ShooterGang Kony is perhaps the most promising young rapper from the California capital, building off Mozzy’s confessional-style mobb sound with a buoyant delivery and his own tales of pain and redemption.” – The FADER

Eerie synths, experimental pop and melancholic lyrics portray a sentiment that seethes – ICEA

After first introducing himself to us with his beautifully composed debut EP ‘You Give’ in 2015, Theo Bard has spent the intervening years pushing his music further into electronic realms than ever before. Inspired by a new generation of songwriters augmenting their music with electronic sounds, he has developed a unique voice as both producer and songwriter and has returned to reveal his new brand of dark, experimental pop.

Kopper release debut EP Fading Fires – out now

Fading Fires (out 20 July) is a chaotic and arresting debut packed with eccentric rhythms and atmospheric lyrics which blend into the fuzz-effectsy guitar for a rich and satisfying modern rock sound.

The Derevolutions – new album

Boston’s eclectic psych-pop duo, The Derevolutions releases their 4th album in 4 years – It’s a Derevolution, Baby. The songs are tropical to their core, seamlessly transcending genres with sugary, complex, and concise arrangements. Hooks galore. Unpredictable layers of timeless surf rock, hip hop, reggae, dance, funk, psychedelia, electronica, samples, oldies, new wave, tropicalia, girl groups etc… For fans of old music that sounds new, and new music that sounds old. A truly one of a kind sound, fit for many ears. Good summer vibes.

The album was recorded at the band’s apartment while awaiting their first child. It’s available on all major platforms, and free for download on soundcloud or dropbox (each song has it’s own artwork:)

Brett – Guitars, Vocals, Production, Arrangements
Ana Karina – Vocals, Bass, Cello

New Video | Lila Iké Shows Us Her Jamaica in “Where I’m Coming From”

Today, Jamaica’s magnetic upstart Lila Iké unveils the visual for her new single “Where I’m Coming From.” The track has been picking up heat since its debut on June 14th, 2019 via In.Digg.Nation Collective/Easy Star Records. The video, directed by Nickii Kane, brings to life the fiery fervor heard in Lila’s versatile flow and in the rugged trap-inspired beat produced by Kasadie “Caspa” Jones.

Jon Regen Announces New Album ‘Higher Ground’ out 10/4 via Ropeadope, Shares First Single “Wide Awake”

Jon Regen has a rare combination of elements – virtuosic playing ability, soulful singing, and a strong songwriting talent, all developing more and more as he grows and grows as an artist through the years. Give him a freaking listen!” – Bruce Hornsby

Watch the new video for “Toumai” from Tokyo’s De Lorians

Watch the new video for “Toumai” off the upcoming debut album from Tokyo’s De Lorians. The video premiered recently on The FADER calling the song “a vivid — and unforgettable — piece of psych-rock pastiche.”

Mereba Releases “Sandstorm” Video Featuring J.I.D

Mereba (Interscope Records) is sure to strike a nerve with the powerful visual for her latest single “Sandstorm.” The piece paints a cohesive picture of love and love lost as Mereba and Dreamville artist, J.I.D, conjure up an understated chemistry. Directed by Dawit N.M. and produced by COUSCOUS, the visual for “Sandstorm” pairs breathtaking shots with Mereba’s poetry and lyrics making for an intense experience worthy of multiple viewings. Mereba has worked with Dawit N.M. on a number of videos, including “Planet U” and the visual EP for her stellar debut album, The Jungle is the Only Way Out. The 13-track project was released earlier this year and each song produced/co-produced by Mereba, with the exception of the 9th Wonder produced, “Black Truck.” The video for “Sandstorm” premiered on Vogue –

DRIVING SLOW MOTION: Indy Metal Vault Premieres “The Way The World Was” Video

“With instrumental bands, it’s all about finding the right hook to keep the listeners enthralled, but DRIVING SLOW MOTION takes a more dynamic approach with quieter melodies that lull the listener into a dreamy delirium and then shocks them into alertness with a feverish crescendo peak. It’s a simply stunning and powerful album…” – Indy Metal Vault

Video Premiere: Driving Slow Motion – “The Way The World Was”

Le Big Zero premiere first single via The Big Takeover, debut LP in September

Brooklyn-based outfit Le Big Zero announced their upcoming debut full-length, this September’s Ollie Oxen Free, with an advance listen to lead-off single “Dryer Lint Trap”. Praising its “shambling off-center guitar angles, anchoring low-end bass line, enthusiastically bashed drum beats, tossed off male and female vocal exclamations, and odd-pop lyrics,” The Big Takeover exclaimed “Dryer Lint Trap” is recalling “the casual allure of ’90s slacker-rock.”

Sleave (Richmond, VA) Release New Single “Homebound” Off Forthcoming Debut Record; Video Premiering on Blank TV

Richmond, VA’s SLEAVE has signed with UK indie Engineer Records and will release a new album later this year. The trio is debut a new single “Homebound” which is now streaming everywhere!

Ras Kass Unveils New “F.L.Y.” Music Video

“‘F.L.Y.’ is actually my ode to Prince’s ‘1999,’” says Ras Kass. “It’s a HipHop New Years song. The triple entendre being it’s an acronym for Fuck Last Year and FLY, as in ‘time flies when you’re having fun.’ Also, in the HipHop lifestyle you want to dress & act ‘fly’! It’s wavy.”