@skopemag news for july 17, 2019 @ 11:30 am est

ORM: Danish Black Metal Outfit Releases First Excerpt From Ir

Danish black metal band ORM recently announced the release of their long awaited second album, Ir (“verdigris”), which will see the light of day on August 30th through Indisciplinarian. Now, the band releases the first album audio excerpt. As the album is comprised of two massive compositions, the new preview showcases five minutes of music from the record’s A-side in a filmed live fashion. Preorders for the album’s physical formats are now also available.

Watch/Listen: Sixteen Scandals – “Middle C”

Sixteen Scandals are a loud, cheeky, and infectious three-piece from Toronto whose live performance can best be summed up as “…a chaotic blast of catchy hooks that frequently spills off the stage, and tells a lot of dad jokes.” Since their debut in 2012, the trio have released three EP’s, a cassingle, and are set to release their sophomore full-length this fall.


Grammy-Award winner Elle Varner is excited to release her highly anticipated new project ELLEVATION via Entertainment One (“eOne”). Previously, Elle released singles “Loving U Blind” and “Pour Me” featuring Wale as well as her new single “Kinda Love” and has released the video for the island vibe-feeling single today. Executive produced by Elle, ELLEVATION features Rapsody, songwriting by Stacy Barth and production from Nascent, Jordan Ware, Jason Avalos, Los Hendrix with vocals produced by Jimmy Varner and mixed by Gordon Williams. ELLEVATION is currently available on all streaming platforms as well as Amazon, Target and Walmart stores.

DADDY LONG LEGS Announce Fall U.S. Tour; ‘Lowdown Ways’ Out Now

Critically lauded Brooklyn-based trio DADDY LONG LEGS will continue touring in support of their third studio album, Lowdown Ways, with an 18-city fall U.S. tour. Beginning in their hometown September 1, the tour will make stops throughout the Southeast and the West Coast. Prior to the trio’s second U.S. tour, they will embark on a run of festival dates in Europe.

Produced by Jimmy Sutton and engineered by Alex Hall (JD McPherson, Pokey LaFarge) at Hi-Style Studios in Chicago, the album debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Blues Album Chart and #10 on the Alternative New Albums chart. The album features 12 original compositions with songwriting contributions from JD McPherson and Sutton.

July 20 – Bukta Festival – Tromso, NO
July 23 – Lantern – Halifax, UK
July 24 – Sunflower Lounge – Birmingham, UK
July 25 – River Town Festival – Bristol, UK
July 26-27 – Port Eilot Festival – Cornwall, UK
July 28 – Leopallooza – Cornwall, UK
August 1 – Euro YeYe – Gijon, ES
August 3 – Gunton Festival of Food & Music – Thorpe Market, UK
August 10 – Weekend at the Black Lagoon – Punxsutawney, PA
September 1 — Our Wicked Lady — Brooklyn, NY
September 10 — Local 506 — Chapel Hill, NC
September 11 — The Pour House — Charleston, SC
September 12 — The Earl — Atlanta, GA
September 16 — Empire Control Room — Austin, TX
September 17 — Paper Tiger Inside Room — San Antonio, TX
September 20 — The Rebel Lounge — Phoenix, AZ
September 21 — 191 Toole — Tucson, AZ
September 22 — Casbah — San Diego, CA
September 25 — Monty Bar — Los Angeles, CA
September 26 — Winters Tavern — Pacifica, CA
September 27 — Bottom of the Hill — San Francisco, CA
September 28 — Alibi Incline — Incline Village, NV
October 2 — Funhouse — Seattle, WA
October 3 — Bit House Saloon — Portland, OR
October 4 — Neurolux — Boise, ID
October 5 — Garage on Beck Roadhouse & Grill — Salt Lake City, UT
October 6 — Hi-Dive Club — Denver, CO


HIGHWAYS & HEART ATTACKS is a remarkable return from a singer-songwriter whose work might well have been lost to dusty record crates and the secret annals of Americana musical history. But with Tompkins Square’s 2017 reissues of Beeley’s two stunning albums, 1971’s Gallivantin’ and 1979’s Passing Dream, the Texas-based troubadour finally earned the applause his distinctive songcraft long deserved, with Noisey praising his “deeply felt, little heard, folk music” and Paste noting, “With the re-release of these fine LPs, we can spend some time more fully appreciating them before (Beeley’s) very welcome return to the music world.”

Lil Baby, City Girls And PnB Rock Join Layton Greene At Quality Control University

Greene went to #1 on YouTube Music’s “R&B on the Rise” playlist after the May release of “Leave Em Alone” ft. Lil Baby, City Girls and PnB Rock (Quality Control Music/Level’D Up/Motown Records). Cumulative streams of the track have already surpassed 25 million. AllHipHop praised the “explosive new single” and hailed Greene as “your new favorite R&B singer.” Lil Baby recently brought Greene, Yung Miami and PnB on stage to perform “Leave Em Alone” during his BET weekend set at Staples Center.

Future Queen of Bop Nykki Drops ‘No Cry’ Video

“There’s always room for a new girl to claim her stake in the pop world, and Nykki is the latest rising star to do so.” BILLBOARD

The video sees the pop princess busting some strong dance moves, talking about the making of the visuals she explained; “the black and white scenes where I’m dancing with a boy represent the ups and downs of a toxic relationship, while the fun and colourful shots with my girls are about me moving on and regaining my own confidence.”

New EP // Chris Jamison (from NBC’s “The Voice”)

Musically speaking, new EP, Puzzle Pieces, proffers a sonic journey into soulful R&B, profoundly accessible and genuine, featuring robust melodies and silky instrumental stylings. Lyrically, however, Jamison’s newest reminds his listeners that he’s a guy making a new way for himself. A guy who’s recently married and very much in love. A guy who, like any other twenty-four year old in America, is creating the life he wants. A guy who struggles with grief and fear, but believes in hope. A guy who is staying true to who he’s always been, and who wants to express that through his fresh new sound: one that’s catchy, smooth, endearing, and guaranteed to make you feel something.

Frank Turner announces US tour dates; new album out Aug 16

FRANK TURNER today announces details for a 19-date US headline tour in support of his forthcoming eighth album, NO MAN’S LAND out August 16 on Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor Records. Produced by the GRAMMY® winning Catherine Marks (St. Vincent, Local Natives) and featuring an all-female cast of musicians, NO MAN’S LAND is an album dedicated to telling the fascinating stories of 13 women whose incredible lives have all too often been overlooked. The album is accompanied by a new 13-episode podcast series called Tales from No Man’s Land. Two episodes have been released thus far. The tour dates will see Turner put a new twist on his formidable live set up, featuring a solo set followed by an unplugged band performance in seated venues.

San Francisco-NYC trio Slowness present ‘Sand & Stone’ from ‘Berths’ album. Watch the new video

“One of the great undiscovereds in contemporary moody effects-driven rock… an absolute gorgeous beauty” – Big Takeover Magazine

“The album comes across like a slow-release drug, gradually washing over you in equally potent doses throughout. This is remarkable and wistful psych-drone-gaze at its best” – Louder Than War

Slacker rock/soul band, People Club, release new single, “Lonesome”

People Club is Sarah Martin (lead vocals), Saxon Vines (guitar/vocals), Ray Sonder (bass/vocals), Drew Deal (drums/percussion) and Pete Costello (synthesizer/keys/vocals). Although the members hail from the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia, they came together in Berlin, Germany in 2018 after meeting online via musician-search ads. The artists quickly bonded over a shared appreciation of soul music, and discussions of the activism and melodic sensibilities entrenched within the genre became a major inspiration for the band.

SHOCK NARCOTIC: Decibel Premieres “Erratic Smearing Vitals”

Decibel Magazine is currently streaming “Erratic Smearing Vitals” from Detroit grind collective SHOCK NARCOTIC. The crushing hymn comes courtesy of the band’s impending debut full-length, I Have Seen The Future And It Doesn’t Work, slated to drop this August via Housecore Records.

Track Premiere: Shock Narcotic – ‘Erratic Smearing Vitals’

Check Out Electronic/Industrial Bass Artist SINthetik Messiah’s Single “Black Sheep” Ft. Hart Fortenbery Of Deep South Paranormal

Cajun electronic/industrial bass artist SINthetik Messiah very proudly announces the release of their new single, “Black Sheep.”

“Black Sheep” features the voice of Hart Fortenbery from the hit SyFy Channel show, “Deep South Paranormal.” Mixing and Mastering was done by Joe Haze (Lords of Acid) and artwork was done by Rob Walden Design.

Colin Brittain (5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low, Dashboard Confessional, Papa Roach) Signs With Warner Chappell Music

“A sonic wizard, who takes the creative ideas and energy of musicians and, waving his magic wand, imbues the musical concepts with a delightful spark of life.” (Huffington Post)

Producer Colin Brittain explains how he topped major charts with All Time Low, Papa Roach

NIGHTFELL To Release A Sanity Deranged Through 20 Buck Spin In September

20 Buck Spin presents A Sanity Deranged, the monolithic third album from Portland, Oregon’s NIGHTFELL. Offering the first new material since 2015’s highly regarded Darkness Evermore LP, A Sanity Deranged delivers the band’s most crucial and damaging music to date. Alongside the cover art and track listing, the advance lead single “The Swallowing Of Flies” has been posted for streaming.

French melodic metallers EZOX streamed brand new full-length album ‘One Last Breath’

As announced a few weeks ago and after already unveilling the official music video of the single “For Today” and then releasing their new album ‘One Last Breath’ for CD & Digital, French melodic metallers EZOX just streamed the full-record over YouTube.

Bo Baskoro releases his new single ‘Levee’

On Friday July 12th Bo Baskoro based in Portland and with a following all over the East Coast releases his newest single ‘Levee’, the result of an important personal process that the artist has experienced in 2018 and early 2019. ‘Levee’ comes from the response to experiencing personal hard times and unhealthy subconscious escapes to survive.

Sydney rock trio POLYMER release ‘BELIEVERS’ from forthcoming debut Album ZEALOTS BOX

Brandishing polished rock melodies, yearning vocals and tight execution of modern rock and indie sounds, Sydney’s Polymer debut their new single ‘Believers’. Taken from the band’s forthcoming debut LP Zealots Box and ensuing NSW shows, ‘Believers’ is a striking example of the band’s versatility and ability to couple the harder hitting, Queens of the Stone Age-esque sounds on Zealots Box, with music that showcases vulnerability and emotional relatability.

Jason Spinner – Track: Leto

Jason Spinner is an electronic dance music DJ and Producer from Tampa, Florida, formerly from San Francisco Bay. He is well known all along the West Coast for his innovative style and creative, heart pounding sets. His performances have gained national attention for his special one-of-a-kind “live-on-the-fly” remixes, setting the precedent for live set remixing at an unparalleled level. His recent White Lion Audio release, “Leto”, clocked in over 10,000 streams in the first month of release!

Jason Spinner – Leto

Pet Fangs share garage-pop track “Barbarella”

“Pet Fangs has attitude that simply can’t be bought or faked, and they deliver their music with a full conviction that many artists are never able to reach.” – Anna Scholfield, Ones to Watch

VACANT IMAGE Would Like You To Meet ‘Sister Anxiety’

Sister Anxiety is the new album from Aussie alternative rock group Vacant Image, showcasing passion and power, delivers real, raw emotion. With vocalist Josh Vanek also on guitar, Chris Sheppard on drums and Andrew Gilbert on bass, they provide a suitably hard hitting album that pushes and probes it’s genre without losing the bands distinct identity.

MF Tomlinson addresses the climate change crisis in new single ‘Sum Of Nothing’

The genre-defying MF Tomlinson has released his brand new single ‘Sum Of Nothing’. The song premiered with Beat Magazine who called it, “… [a] toe-tapping new track and it’s one that’ll have your heading straight for a dancefloor.”

Single premiere: MF Tomlinson unveils toe-tapping new track ‘Sum Of Nothing’

Automatic announce debut album “Signal” out autumn on Stones Throw Records | Share new single “Too Much Money”

Today, LA post-punk trio Automatic announces their debut album Signal, due September 27th via Stones Throw Records, and shares the new single “Too Much Money”.