@skopemag news for july 11, 2019 @ 11 am est

Bad Suns Share “One Magic Moment” Video

Los Angeles-based band Bad Suns share a new video for the song “One Magic Moment,” a track off their recently released album Mystic Truth, a synthesis of driving rock romanticism and new wave texture that the LA Times describes as “post-punk with a hint of the Boss.” The album debuted #21 on the Current Alternative Albums chart, #34 on the Current Rock Albums chart, and #145 on the Billboard 200.

Cursive Announce November U.S. Headline Tour with Cloud Nothings Supporting, Add Sept/Oct Shows Around Riot Fest and Dates Supporting Against Me!

“Vitriola is a beautiful slice of wild anger” — All Music

Cursive Tour Dates:
09/13 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
09/14 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/15 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
09/16 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
09/17 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
09/18 – Columbia, MO @ Rose Music Hall
09/21 – Omaha, NE @ O’Leaver’s Fest
10/18 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom*
10/19 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom*
10/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
10/21- Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
10/22 – Boston, MA @ Royale*
10/23 – Boston, MA @ Royale*
10/24 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live*
10/25 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
11/07 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall#
11/08 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone#
11/09 – Lexington, KY @ The Burl#
11/10 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In#
11/12 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle#
11/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade#
11/14 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits#
11/15 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar#
11/16 – Miami, FL @ The Ground#
11/17 – Orlando, FL @ The Social#
11/18 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall#
11/19 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic NOLA#
11/20 – Houston, TX @ Satellite#
11/21 – McAllen, TX @ Cine El Rey#
11/22 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk#
11/23 – Dallas, TX @ Trees#

* supporting Against Me!
# Cloud Nothings and The Appleseed Cast support


Rynx and Tiny Meat Gang release their new single “Club Poor” TODAY. Its catchy bass line and countless comedic one-liners accurately convey the relatable struggles of luxurious nightlife. This makes it the perfect summer track for those feeling the heat from trying to keep up with their “baller” lifestyles. Tiny Meat Gang consists of two mega-famous YouTubers Cody-Ko and Noel Miller. Between Rynx’s versatility and Tiny Meat Gang’s strong online presence, “Club Poor” has all the makings of becoming a club banger this summer season.

The Mooks – “Not Around” (New EP OUT NOW!)

The Mooks combine jangly power-pop with spirited melodies and enduring structures to recall a myriad of influences, taking nods from bygone-era R&B to gleaming indie rock.

The Toronto-based trio recently released I Hope That You Feel The Same – a 6-song EP that serves as a snapshot of The Mooks’ ever-evolving sound.


Following the success of his first full-length debut album TrapStar Turnt PopStar and a collaboration with Ed Sheeran and Chance The Rapper on Sheeran’s track “Cross Me”, melodic heavyweight PnB Rock has announced plans for a major headline tour. The TrapStar Turnt PopStar Tour begins September 6th in Poughkeepsie, NY and then continues through late October in the US, with support from special guests NoCap and Rylo Rodriguez.

ackerman debuts experimental dance video for “84 Palms” via FLOOD

The video premiered via FLOOD Magazine where the band’s Jordan McAfee-Hahn detailed, “What if we got a bunch of dancers, both professionals, and amateurs, and had them translate the song in real time through dance, without judgment or preparation?

pronoun shares Chain Gang of 1974 remix of “run”

Today, one woman band pronoun (Alyse Vellturo) unveils Chain Gang of 1974’s remix of “run,” via Rhyme and Reason Records and announces a new tour with Real Friends.

On Chain Gang of 1974’s remix, pronoun’s signature post-punk styling remains intact as the DJ introduces slow-burning electronic textures and 80’s nu-wave aesthetics which are laid over her airy and hazy vocals to create a shimmering summer anthem.

Rampage Festival’s Murdock Releases First Single From LP

As a country, Belgium has played a central role in developing the sounds of drum & bass, as well as dictating its trends across a global market. One of the artists which has helped it stand out as a tastemaker is Murdock, renowned for both his own expert productions, his record label and his part in creating Rampage Festival, a world-renowned heritage site for thousands of ravers, hosting some of the scene’s biggest names every year. However, it’s now his own studio time which is about to take centre stage.

Infectious laid-back pop melody topped by Sandman’s delicious, velvety tenor – TEN Music Group

20-year old multi-talent Felix Sandman emerged from Sweden as a prominent voice and has risen to stratospheric heights ever since. With over 80 + million streams, 2x Gold and 2x Platinum, and a leading role in critically acclaimed Netflix original ‘Quicksand’, he embodies dynamic artistry as an established singer, songwriter, and actor. Since the release of his debut ‘Every Single Day’ (which stayed for 4 contiguous weeks as #1 on the Swedish top-charts) he has managed to make an impact in the hearts of the Swedish people.

The success of the singles ‘Every Single Day’ and ‘Imprint’ resulted in Sandman winning the prestigious Swedish award ‘Rockbjörnen’ for ‘Breakthrough of the Year’.


Just days ahead of the release of her new album, III, BANKS shared the haunting track “Contaminated.” Zane Lowe debuted the song earlier today as a World First on Apple Music’s Beats 1. BANKS recorded “Contaminated” in Los Angeles, collaborating with producer BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Francis and the Lights). Download / stream “Contaminated” HERE.

Jeremy Ivey Announces Debut Album ‘The Dream and the Dreamer’, Shares New Video For “Diamonds Back To Coal”

“Jeremy Ivey has long been one of Nashville’s most beloved behind-the-scenes musical magicians … Ivey’s lyrical approach is both narratively vibrant and heavily poetic.” – Rolling Stone

U.K. Sensation Kris Barras Band Announces Album

The rise of theKris Barras Band continues with the announcement of their brand new album ‘Light It Up,’ which is to be released on September 13th via Provogue/Mascot Label Group, a month before their biggest UK headline tour to date. To celebrate the announcement the band released a new video for the song ‘Ignite (Light It Up)’.

Lauv Reveals Online Video Game “Billy Meets World” Inspired by “Flappy Bird”

PLATINUM-certified independent singer, songwriter, producer, and pop visionary Lauv reveals online video game “Billy Meets World,” inspired by the cult classic “Flappy Bird.” Players in the virtual world, help Lauv’s dog Billy navigate the digital universe of Lauv’s music video for “Drugs & The Internet,” gaining rewards along the way. The game is available on desktop and mobile browsers. As Lauv rolls out new tracks off his upcoming debut album, new themed levels will be added.

CHERUBS Alternative Press Premieres “Full Regalia” Video From Austin Cult Noise Rock Trio As Immaculada High Full-Length Nears Release Via Relapse Records

“Dripping with ’60s-style influences, the band turned what was once a government-contracted cartoon into a psychedelic Dr. Seuss-esque journey through the throne of the Western world.” — Alternative Press

Horoscope shares new single from upcoming ‘Carne.’ LP out July 19 on Wharf Cat Records

Carne. is the new record by New York City-based artist Rene J. Nunez-Cabrera who performs and records under the name Horoscope. Carne., the third in a trilogy of records for Wharf Cat Records, presents a blurred tension between the roots of traditional Cuban music, and a yearning for detachment and freedom from nostalgia. While exploring his Cuban-American culture and its history in electro-acoustics and melodramatics, Nunez-Cabrera creates a song-cycle that is both abstract and autobiographical.

FUKC Release Debut EP “Je Suis Meh” TODAY!

British/French indie pop duo FUKC (ef – u – kay – si) release their electrifying debut EP ‘Je Suis Meh’, today. The EP displays a euphoric slice of the duo’s complex musical backgrounds ranging from indie to electronic, disco to pop, creating a unique sound that strongly puts them as the ones to watch for 2019. The 8-track collection features the singles ‘Ride’, ‘I Wanna Be A Nobody’ and the stunning ballad ‘Not My History’


“Stranger Songs is worth getting to know” – 4* Daily Mirror