@skopemag news for july 17, 2019 @ 5:15 pm est

New album from synth-wave artist Missing Words. Entitled ‘Moment to Moment’

Missing Words has created a nine track album featuring a sea of pulsating synth melodies, lush guitar tones and hard hitting percussion. Entitled Moment To Moment, lead singer James Meays sings about overcoming struggles, lost love and addiction, as well as changing for a better purpose. The album is a true journey of self reflection and Missing Words paints the picture of someone who can find peace within.


Harvest Moon, a daytime benefit concert, is set to take place at the Painted Turtle camp in Lake Hughes, CA (50 minutes from Getty Center) on Saturday, September 14. Audiences will take in superlative cuisine and performances by Father John Misty, Norah Jones, and Neil Young on a grassy hillside with unobstructed views of the performers, mountains, and a beautiful lake nestled near the Los Angeles National Forest. Ticket quantities are strictly limited in order to provide an intimate experience, with all proceeds for the event going to ThePainted Turtle (a non-profit providing children living with serious medical conditions a traditional camp experience free of charge) and TheBridge School (who provide free education to children with severe speech and physical impediments). More info on both organizations below.

Rucci Kicks Back on a Tijuana Beach in the Video for “La Bamba”

“… L.A.’s most exciting rappers at the moment, capturing the raw energy of their respective neighborhoods on tracks like ‘Arco’ and ‘Like Woah.'” – The FADER

Eva Sita Track: Diarabi

“After moving to Paris in 2004 as a refugee. I started producing beats at a young age but always thought that I couldn’t sing. Until I got discovered and featured in several West-African Media for my Voice.( Tv, Radio, Magazines). I learned how to play the Kora, a traditional African string instrument, and classical piano.”

WOUNDVAC: Arizona Grind Practitioners To Release The Road Ahead EP Via Corpse Flower Records

Forged in the sweltering heat of the Arizona sun in 2014, WOUNDVAC is an unrelenting grind machine. After five years of shows and a handful of west coast tours, the band has cemented their place in Phoenix’s burgeoning heavy music scene. Self-releasing two EP’s — 2016’s Disgraced Convert and 2017’s Infamy as well as a number of splits and last year’s highly praised debut Terrorizing The Swarm, WOUNDVAC are looking to broaden their scope with their latest effort The Road Ahead, set to drop this fall. Captured at Sound Signal Studios with Zack Rippy (Wristmeetrazor), mastered at Audiosiege by Brad Boatright (Converge, Integrity, Obituary) with cover art by Bite Radius Designs (Misery Index, Napalm Death, Benighted), WOUNDVAC’s uncompromising mix of grind, hardcore punk, and death metal is expertly executed on this new EP and is spotlight on why they are the proverbial breath of fresh air in the crowded scene.

Fig’s Vision Announce New EP ‘Choo Choo’, Out 8/15 // Watch Music Video for “Boy Pressure” Now

With a reputation for blending experimental pop and electronica, the group continues to conjure new possibilities within the dream-world which follows them. Figs Vision delivers a unique and immersive live show that draws its audience into a kaleidoscope of sound, light, and movement.

Easy Life Release New Single and Video For “Earth”

British band Easy Life dropped their brand new single and official music video for ‘Earth’ [listen HERE] following its first play as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in The World on BBC Radio 1 today. The hotly-tipped Leicester five-piece continue their extensive run of festival dates this month, following a headline set at Glastonbury’s BBC Introducing stage and additional appearances including Coachella in California and Governors Ball in NYC.

Andrew Rinehart tries out extreme optimism in his new video for “Rose Gold”

Today Andrew Rinehart shares the music video for his latest single, “Rose Gold” – BuzzBands LA has the premiere. The video was directed by Joseph Kenneth, Andrew Rinehart, & Frankie Latina and features Paige Elkington. Rinehart recalls how the song and video concept came together:

“”Rose Gold” was one of those rare songs that came in a flash — the entire song all at once, verses, choruses, lyrics, everything, all in one dizzying vision. I had just reconnected with someone I was totally in love with, so in that moment I was high out of my mind on life and literally anything and everything seemed possible. Basically I was in a headspace of 100% pure optimistic glee. I don’t experience that perspective very often, so I leaned into it hard and waddya know, out came this song. So it’s sort of a rare one of mine in the sense that it is 100% positive, uplifting, and sweet natured. I’m not sure I have any other songs like that to be honest. For the music video we basically just ran around like idiots at Salvation Mountain (with some Super Bloom footage for good measure) in a similarly blissed out and frenzied-happy state. Shout out to my friends Joseph Kenneth, Glen Jennings, Frankie Latino, and Paige Elkington for helping me make it! Hopefully its Technicolor swirl broadcasts the same kind of mega joy I felt when the song showed up like some stupid happy dog psyched to take off running.”

HAMMERHANDS share new single ‘Pleasure Island’ | New album ‘Model Citizen’ out 19th July

Canadian quartet HAMMERHANDS have been grinding since 2013, having performed with the likes of Sons of Otis, Telekinetic Yeti, King Buffalo, and the Great Sabatini, the band have built a solid following by fluidly integrating elements of doom, stoner rock, and noise with a penchant for technical and thematic constructs that yield relentless heaviness. Now, three years on from their critically acclaimed album ‘Largo Forte’, they are ready to release their third full-length album ‘Model Citizen’.

Song Premiere: HAMMERHANDS – Pleasure Island

Cooper Phillip – Stunning Pop Anthem // Instagram Star

The new video from soul/pop artist Cooper Phillip. Entitled ‘Low Key’ the song features pounding electronic beats, soaring soulful vocals and vibrant pop melodies. Phillip’s music has an underlying theme of strength, grace and empowerment, which stems from her immigrant background, growing up in Opera houses around Russia.

Cooper Phillip has seen success with her previous single garnering over 10 million listens online, as well as having also developed an impressive and loyal fanbase particularly on social media.

Rocket Fuel Lighters – Track: Sushi for breakfast

The story of Rocket fuel lighters (RFL) starts in 2014, when 3 middle aged men, heavily bothered by their midlife crises gathered and questioned themselves: How do can we give some more swing to our lives. Far too young to kill the time with useless games of petanque. So they decided to start a rock band. Mostly because they all had some history in music.

Sir Winston announces dynamic remix package for the insatiable single ‘Everybody Must Dance’

Throwing down the gauntlet hard with ‘Everybody Must Dance’, his hybrid of indie-dance primed to make bodies move, the enigmatic Sir Winston has unveiled more layers to the single in announcing an epic remix package that features three unique takes on the catchy original.

Alaina evaluates a toxic relationship with “The Game,”

Alaina evaluates a toxic relationship with “The Game,” a haunting, soulful, and rhythmic single from her brand new EP “Rendezvous.”

The Game is a haunting, soulful, and rhythmic song about a relationship where the singer is being used and confused. The emotionally passionate song features hauntingly high background vocals, a slow-tempo rhythm, an expressive vocal melody, and slow moving pads behind a dreamy piano, all expressing the pain and loneliness of a toxic romance.


Following their ACM “Album of the Year” nomination, and #1 debut on Billboard Country Albums chart with sophomore album Happy Endings, acclaimed 2018 CMA & two-time ACM “Group of the Year” – Nashville hitmakers Old Dominion have announced their self-titled 3rd studio album, out on October 25th. For the first time, the band will be co-producing the album, alongside longtime collaborator, Grammy award winner Shane McAnally.

SINEZAMIA Release New Official Video For ‘Fingere di essere’

“Fingere di essere speaks of the impossibility, in certain situations, of appearing as one really is, of demonstrating what one feels in reality, wearing masks with people so as not to ruin the status quo of certain situations and not reveal one’s fears, sometimes experiencing a real nightmare. To lie because there is no alternative.”

SINEZAMIA Try To See Behind The Mask With ‘Fingere di essere’ – Out Jun 11th

Billy Ray Deiz Presents ‘Workin'”

“My Nashville produced Country song WORKIN’ has just been selected for a compilation album called Keepin It Country. Here is the link to the press release. My song is a tribute to hard working Americans who struggle to make ends meet in these tough times.”

New music: Maven Grace release new single ‘Me Vs. The Volcano’ today

Ferry’s invitation to record as his studio came off the back of Maven Grace’s standout performance at Standon Calling last summer where the headliner saw them perform and promptly wrote to them to praise their unique sound. The rest as they say is history. Fast forward 12 months, Maven Grace took him up on his kind offer and have recorded their debut album at the studio, having been given complete access to a huge number of legendary instruments in situ. From Brian Eno’s original VCS3, one of the earliest synthesizers ever built, to the distinctive Solina which Roxy Music aficionados will recognise as the dominant sound on the groundbreaking Avalon album, Maven Grace have combined Ferry’s retro-modern arsenal with their own cinematic sound.


Today, gender fluid popstar, Dorian Electra (they/them/theirs) releases their highly anticipated debut album “Flamboyant” and announces fall tour dates including a headline show at London’s Village Underground.

Dopapod Releases 100+ Shows On Nugs.Net

“We are very excited to team up with nugs.net and to have our live soundboard recordings on a streaming service with so many other great bands,” shared the band. Keyboardist Eli Winderman shared five of his favorite shows from the recent release on nugs.net. Check out his picks below: