@skopemag news for july 15, 2019 @ 7 am est

Lonas Live Video: “Doesn’t Feel Right”

Lonas, the moniker of songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Louis Johnson, has unveiled a live video for “Doesn’t Feel Right,” one of the lead tracks from his recent debut EP, Youth.

Logan Henderson Drops Alt-Pop Single “Disappear”

Logan explained the meaning of “Disappear” exclusively to PopCrave, who premiered the track yesterday, when he shared, “‘Disappear’ is about the feeling of losing yourself in someone to the point you almost disappear. They are a feeling you can’t get enough of, and you’re constantly chasing the high you get from them.” He continued, “You keep replaying certain moments you’ve had in your head, while anticipating the next. You keep wanting more and more, even if it hurts you. When you are completely wrapped up in someone they make you feel everything. Sometimes they can make you feel like you’re nothing.”

Logan Henderson Premieres His New Single, ‘Disappear’

Seattle psych pop group Kilcid Band’s latest EP ‘Leadsinger’ is out today!

Seattle psych-pop group Kilcid Band’s new EP Leadsinger is out today, July 12th! They’re heading out this summer on a West Coast tour in support of the EP.

Popbollocks premiered Leadsinger yesterday, stating: “Lyrically, Kilcid Band explore interpersonal relations and cultural ‘norms’, and in doing so they pay tribute to their own impulses, and the limits of their impulse control. And of course, there is a playfulness.”

Premiere: Kilcid Band – Leadsinger EP


Indie pop band Kezar is excited to announce the release of their debut self-titled EP out everywhere today. Frontman Jack Mosabcher said of the EP “every song on it is so near and dear to my heart – a dream come true, really. My hope it is fairly simple: that it becomes a part of the soundtrack of your summer and adds joy and love to everything that you do.”

Axel Mansoor Single Entitled ‘Paradise’

Emmy-nominated singer/songwriter Axel Mansoor has lived in five countries across four continents but currently calls Los Angeles home. His music features themes of transformation and self-love, as well as an underlying message that one need not rely on others to feel validated.


Today, Emeli Sandé released her new empowering single, “Shine,” and the accompanying music video. The song is from her new album, Real Life (Capitol Records), set for release on September 13. The four-time BRIT Award winner will be touring the U.S. this fall.

LUCKY CHOPS “Full Heart Fancy” Out Now

New York City-based brass funk band, Lucky Chops, today release “Full Heart Fancy,” the first single from their upcoming self-titled album. In line with the band’s signature style, Full Heart Fancy is a high-energy, genre fusing original composition packed with singable instrumental melodies, booming brass and groove heavy percussion. Immersed in the upbeat spirit of the track, listeners can envision themselves on a stroll through the bustling multi-cultural city streets that Lucky Chops calls home. It’s an all-around fun listening experience that’ll make it hard to stay in your seat.

Sur Back Shares “Nostalgia in Motion” Single On Brooklyn Vegan, Plays Alphaville (AdHoc) On 7/18

“Her vocals slink and trickle in unexpected melodies, creating pirouettes in the vein of St. Vincent. Underneath, ambient productions augment her vocals, oft anchored by a drum loop like opener “Occam’s Razor” or deliriously drowsy synths and guitars…” – Urban Outfitters Blog

For Skope: BLVD.’s 2nd trap single “Full Send” [out now]

“Full Send” is BLVD.’s 2ndoriginal release ever but he already received support from influential artists such as Diplo, Alison Wonderland, RL Grime, 4B, Nitti Gritti, and Ekali.

LA-based electronic producer & DJ davOmakesbeats shares pulsing “Bodies of Water”

davOmakesbeats is an LA based music producer and DJ with over twenty years of experience in the music industry. DavO is also the co-creator and resident of the Bay Area party Swagger Like Us, and label owner of Molly House Records. With both businesses being heavily rooted in highlighting and supporting QPOC artists and communities, davO has found purpose and intention in his career through his passion for inclusivity.

Yoshi Flower Shares Video For “empty” Today

“If you’re in need for a smooth summer soundtrack, Yoshi Flower’s hazy and tender Peer Pleasure is the perfect album for just that.” – Rolling Stone

“The video is commentary on the fact that no amount of riches makes you feel good if your all alone. Love is the answer. Hope is dope” says Yoshi Flower.

bruised, poetic, evocative singer-songwriter FLORA HIBBERD ‘In Violence’

Born in East London but currently residing in Paris, Flora Hibberd has been described as ‘intelligent and measured…there is a profound intuition in her work’ and her songs as ‘deeply rooted in the timeless lyricism of Dylan and Cohen.’ With influences as diverse as Nick Cave, Joan Baez and Jacques Brel, she moves effortlessly between acoustic folk traditions and the bruised indie of PJ Harvey, Jason Molina and Cat Power. Her powerfully emotive voice, evocative melodies and poetic lyrics combine beautifully to give her songs a deeply haunting and unforgettable quality.

Wilmette “Anxious Body” EP (out July 19)

Wilmette is a 4-piece from the Chicago suburbs that combines pop-punk and hardcore with a fresh style that relies on pop hooks, honest lyrics, and strong musicianship. The band’s emphatic label-debut “Anxious Body” was produced by Seth Henderson at ABG Studios (Knuckle Puck, Real Friends) and mastered by Kris Crummett (Sleeping With Sirens). “Anxious Body” is available 7/19 via Mutant League Records.

Polyamorous gay troubadour, Tom Goss release new single

Polyamorous gay songwriter, Tom Goss, is back with his latest single, “Quayside.” The single touches on Tom’s 2 love stories and how they intersect: 1 with his husband and 1 with his lover. The track wrestles with his own perceptions of love and relationships, providing a candid snapshot of his own life.


“he writes and sings from and for the intricacies of in-betweenness.” – VIBE

After amassing over 100 million global streams with the release of his latest EP AFTERIMAGE, R.LUM.R releases his much-anticipated alluring new song and official music video, “How This Feels” from his forthcoming major label debut album due this fall via Island Records.

Hoffey – ‘Alive’

Our new track “Alive” is about a relationship between two people who are constantly going back and forth through good and bad seasons. No matter what, through thick and thin, they always end up together.

Austin Mahone Teams Up with James Carter for “Dancing With Nobody” Remix – Out Now

Global recording artist Austin Mahone returns with a remix of his feel-good summer anthem “Dancing With Nobody.” Teaming up with James Carter (Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers), Austin continues his hot streak with a fresh take on his latest hit, which Access declares is “the perfect summer pop,” and Idolator describes as “a romantic banger” that “boasts one of the most unforgettable choruses in recent memory!”

ALIEN WEAPONRY Premiere New Video For “Blinded” via Alternative Press – WATCH!

While all of us are patiently waiting for their new album, ALIEN WEAPONRY makes the wait a little sweeter by bestowing the new official video for “Blinded” upon us.

Alien Weaponry explode against inner demons in new video—watch

OUT TODAY: New EP from Pop/Alt-Electro Piano Project, Welsh Avenue, Gives a “Universal Feel Good Vibe”

“The album is a dreamy and meandering ride on top of pianos and synths that dominate the sound from start to finish.” (Pancakes and Whiskey)

Secrecies premiere visual album with Various Small Flames

Curated by Magill and Noga themselves, the visuals were sourced by “constantly scanning public domain archives for historical images to mix up with modern photos as part of fashion look-book remixes and other projects,” the band told Various Small Flames.

Secrecies – Life We Live

COLD CURSE: Violent Measure Debut EP By Merciless California Metal/Hardcore Act Out Now Through Creator-Destructor Records

With four pummeling tracks, Violent Measure is a ripping introduction to this volatile act, and a must-hear for fans of Entombed, Dismember, Nails, Black Breath, and All Pigs Must Die. The EP was recorded by Erol Ulug at Bright Lights Basement in Santa Ana, California, and completed with artwork by Manuscript Of Death.

Vandana Shares New “Ahsa [Raat Baaki]” Video Via PopMatters | Announces ‘Contra’ EP Out 8/9

Vandana creates haunting compositions that sit somewhere in the realm of left-field pop. She bookends her brooding vocals with otherworldly synth lines and deep, throbbing bass tones.” – XLR8R

Kyle Emerson Releases New Song “I Can Change”

Working with Brandon Hoogenboom to create a vibrant stop-motion video, Emerson describes, “I love collage art and stop motion so when Brandon showed me the concept, I was really excited. I think the imagery for the video extracts some themes that you may not get from just listening to the song.” Check out the video for “I Can Change,” here. Emerson can next be seen performing on the main stage at the 19th annual Underground Music Showcase in Denver, CO on Sunday, July 28th, 2019 at 3:20 PM.

New Releases From Billy Sherwood and Visionatica Out Today via Frontiers Music Srl

Today sees the release of “Citizen: In The Next Life” from Billy Sherwood. “Citizen: In The Next Life” is Billy Sherwood’s second release in the Citizen series, which follows the concept that he started with the “Citizen” album released in November 2015. The songs describe the individual experiences in a journey through time and space of a character, “The Citizen” through his own eyes: from an appearance in the Berlin bunker as Adolf Hitler in the final days of WWII to the Impressionist painter Monet, then as Stephen Hawking exploring the depths of the mind and the universe, Wyatt Earp, the legendary sheriff of Tombstone, Christopher Columbus, Romeo Montecchi and Mata Hari, among other real and fictitious characters.

Young Thug, Lil Durk, Gunna, Lil Yachty & More Join Lil Duke for ‘Blue Devil 2’ Mixtape    

Young Stoner Life Records artist, Lil Duke just dropped his celebrity-filled mixtape, Blue Devil 2. The label’s CEO, Young Thug and label-mates Lil Keed and Gunna are featured, along side Lil Yachty, Lil Durk, Steezy, Trapboy Freddy, and Young Jordan. The 18-track project comes just one day after the release of his latest music video, “N****s It Ain’t Safe.”

Take a listen to Lil Duke’s latest mixtape, Blue Devil 2 out now via 300 Entertainment and Young Stoner Life Records.

Steven Van Zandt’s two-volume “Lillyhammer” score out today

For his starring role in Netflix’s groundbreaking first original series, “Lilyhammer,” actor/musician Steven Van Zandt explored uncharted waters as a New York mobster who flees to Norway under the witness protection program. In addition to acting in, co-writing and co-producing the acclaimed show as well as directing the final episode, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer also scored the music for most of the three seasons, where just like his character, the musician best known as Little Steven of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and an accomplished solo artist who helped pioneer the rock-meets-soul sound, also delved into some terrain foreign to him: the worlds of New York jazz and Norwegian folk music.

The Side Project shares their new single “Everything I Do” along with an interview via Vents Magazine

The band was started in 2013 by Eyal Hai, Alto player and lead arranger for the group. He called his friends, Eden Bareket on Bari, Arnan Raz on Tenor, and Hailey Niswanger on Soprano, and met for the first time at the Bedford L stop in the NYC Subway. They spent a few hours experimenting with different arrangements of Pop and R&B hits, and it was quickly understood by all that this band was unique.

INTERVIEW: The Side Project Talks (And Premieres) New Single “Everything I Do” + More


Produced by OG Parker [Migos, Chris Brown], airy trap drums and thick electronics grind against fierce rapping. Premiered via WorldStarHipHop, the music video sees him take over the desert surrounded by wheelie-popping dirt bike riders. As he hangs outside of a Rolls Royce Window, the vistas conjure Mad Max: Fury Road vibes before he cruises to a gas station lit up by neon.

QUIX Teams Up With Adventure Club on “Life Long After Death” Feat. badXchannels aka Craig Owens

New Zealand producer QUIX is joined by electronic music duo/powerhouse Adventure Club on “Life Long After Death,” an epic genre-bending single featuring vocalist badXchannels aka Craig Owens. An infectious blend of melodic power vocals and contrasting drops provides a big festival tune for ravers and rockers alike. The track was premiered today via Alternative Press.

Craig Owens dives into EDM with QUIX, Adventure Club collab track

Crag Mask Release New Sophomore Album ‘Bend’ Out Today

“Bend is so good that it doesn’t have to “find” a discrete audience: it will make one for itself. Bend will appeal to indie rockers looking for a little teeth in their music, and it’ll satisfy the head-banging itch for anyone looking to get loud.” – Tom Alexander, Post-Trash

PREMIERE: Crag Mask Streams New Album “Bend”


Co-produced by production duo The Elemeno Pea (consisting of Rob Shore and Jessie Shapiro), “No More” is a brash and viscerally confrontational song about retaking your power, sonically reminiscent of brands such as Rage Against the Machine. Randy Radic of The Huffington Post has said, “[Cavalier’s] music defines what is known as the carnal arts – sexy, sensuous, gritty music.” This is Cavalier’s fourth release off his “Rumors EP.” Cavalier will be releasing two more songs over the next month to complete the release of the full EP.

for Skope: Valentino Khan & Diplo join forces for “JustYourSoul” (out on Mad Decent)

“JustYourSoul” follows Valentino’s “Pony” (which also included a trippy and hilarious music video) and announces Khan’s forthcoming 6-track “House Party” EP (“JustYourSoul” is a part of the EP as well).

The New Regime Supports Angels & Airwaves on Fall Tour

Angels & Airwaves member (and Nine Inch Nails drummer) Ilan Rubin is serving double duty this fall. As frontman of new rock act The New Regime, he’ll be filling the direct support slot on Angels & Airwaves’ North American fall tour. The multi-instrumentalist–also known for a successful stint with Paramore, as well as work with Beck, M83 and more–will be releasing new music to coincide with the trek. The tour runs from September 4th in Tempe, AZ and wraps on October 9th in Los Angeles, hitting major markets along the way such as New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, and more.

Stand Up and Say No – Electrified single

At the center of it all is singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Andre Nault. Stand Up and Say No came together after a month-long fevered burst of creativity. “The name is a way of saying, ‘I’m doing the best I can to make a difference—I guess I’m winging it like everyone else,’” Andre says with a self-deprecating chuckle. His statement is a playful contrast to the sleekly aggressive and dynamically expansive indie rock which he plies.