@skopemag news for july 17, 2019 @ 2:30 pm est

Neon Indian announces tour across North America this fall

Today Neon Indian announces the Invasion Musical Total North American tour, which will launch in October. This is in addition to ¡Eso Es!, a series of Texas shows in Aug / Sept along with Empress Of, La Goony Chonga, Bidi Bidi Banda, Luna Luna and DJs Y Mås.


Produced by Trunk Animation, who also created the 2018 animated promo for The Beatles’ Glass Onion, the short film animates and treats photographs with swathes of colour – an exciting change in visual approach for the typically monochromatic quartet.

Skope single submission: Waivs & Kodiak Soul, “Floral”. Charlotte/ATL new soul connect

Charlotte, NC rapper Waivs and Atlanta, GA producer Kodiak Soul present their new single “Floral”. The duo first connected a few years ago after a mutual friend passed Waivs the link to Kodiak’s Soundcloud page, and recently released their Daydreams & Nightmares album.

Folk Singer Lisa Bastoni To Release New Album, ‘How We Want to Live’

Folk singer Lisa Bastoni’s new album, How We Want to Live, chronicles life changes, including songs about the dissolution of her marriage and learning to live a new normal — but more than anything, it finds the songwriter diving deeper into the life she craves. Throughout ten tracks, themes wind from romantic relationships to those with her children, parents, and friends. Weaved throughout are hopes for herself and the world around her. The album is set for release on September 20. “Walk A Little Closer,” with Lula Wiles, is premiering today on The Bluegrass Situation.

Ryann Unveils Video For Her Debut Single “JFK” Exclusively on BlackBook

Prior to her solo debut, Ryann’s voice powered The Chainsmoker’s“New York City” on the 2015 Bouquet EP, she also lent her silky croon to 3LAU’s“Hot Water” and Justin Caruso’s“Talk About Me.” Additionally, she teamed up with NERVO for “Emotional” and Ryan Ribackfor “Kinder Eyes,” which racked up over 3 million Spotify streams in only a months’ time.

BLACKBOOK PREMIERE: Captivating Video for the Wistful New Ryann Single ‘JFK’


His Sophomore album shows artwork displaying the iconic Arc De Triomphe building in Paris. A moment depicting freedom and power, it seemed to mirror the title of the album which translates to ‘the freedom to do whatever you want’.

DJ Snake announces release date for sophomore LP, ‘Carte Blanche’

Hans Bilger announces new album, shares track

“Meridian is many things at once,” Hans says. “It’s a solo piece, a community effort; a first shot and a kind of culmination. There are songs about faith, German, driving through Oregon, and a boy looking out a window. There are folk groups, bar bands, string quartets and jazz ensembles. There are flattops and Stratocasters, synths and pump organs, church balconies and distortion fields. There are words by me, my sister Ruby, my former Skype ESL student, and an anonymous college classmate. My sister Evangeline plays a giant cat.

Robert Ellis Releases “Everyone’s Gone To The Moon” Celebrating The Apollo 11 Moon Launch 50th Anniversary Today

Today, Texas Monthly has premiered the video for “Everyone’s Gone To The Moon,” which captures a live performance of the song, solo at the piano. The Erica Alexandria Silverman-directed clip features Ellis in a custom, space-themed suit created by Joe David Walters and Jerry Lee Atwood of Union Western. Texas Monthly stated, “The sequined rockets and astronauts glint on the deep blue blazer like stars in the night sky. Ellis, solo on the piano like Simone, sings in an almost elegiac tone before his voice lifts off in the final refrain. It serves as a fitting soundtrack for contemplating this milestone and considering what giant leaps we have yet to make.”

Crewshade (Jimmy G of Lolawolf) Shares “Heaven” Dir. By YGA (AWGE/A$AP) | Debut ‘no friends’ EP Coming Soon

“Crewshade is not afraid to aim big, blending music styles in pursuit of addressing universal questions and ideas.” – The 405

[Video] Re-Surch – “Famous Girls I’d Like To F**k”

A light-hearted, playful, comedic video-single about famous females he’d like to f**k. Taking the same approach as 50 Cent did with ‘How To Rob,’ Boston’s Re-Surch has fun with lyrical content and word-play, showing a skill level that’s gasping for air in this era. The highly magnetic album “Raised In The Ghetto, Went To School In The Burbs” is an honest, unrestrained depiction of Re-Surch and his unique/rough upbringing. This LP is designed to intrigue the listener as they hear about the hardships and triumphs he’s faced to date, featuring Singapore Kane, Revalation [of EMS], Sal Governale and WAX. #resurch #famousgirlsidliketofuck #raisedintheghettowenttoschoolintheburbs

ECLIPSER: Canadian Blackened Death Unit To Release Pathos Debut September 6th Via Noise Salvation Records; New Track Streaming + Preorders Available

A name derived from the all-obscuring sound they produce, Ottawa, Ontario’s ECLIPSER spews forth a foreboding polarity of soaring melodies and nightmarish dissonance, coiled together to create a harrowing malaise of blackened death metal promised to starve the light of everything it touches.


THE GRAHAMS Explore Parts Unknown with Cinematic KIDS LIKE US out Sept 20!

“Perhaps we started writing this album with a sense of escapism,” posits Alyssa Graham of musical duo THE GRAHAMS. “We said, ‘Fuck the genre labels people want to put on us.’ We never felt they fit us anyway.” In one way or another, every release by the lifelong musical and romantic partners, Alyssa and Doug Graham, began with an escape or adventure that expanded their musical boundaries. This third record, Kids Like Us (Out September 20, 2019 via 3 Sirens Music Group/RED MUSIC/The Orchard), is no exception, exploring balmy and graceful dream pop, 50’s mod influenced garage-rock energy, 60’s and 70’s style groovy guitars, and an explosive Morricone-esque cinematic intrigue. “We wanted to just let go and explore, and it made all the difference,” adds her husband, Doug Graham. “For the first time, there was no self-doubt, no self-loathing – just gratitude, bliss, and a complete sense of satisfaction in the process and the results.”