@skopemag news for july 17, 2019 @ 9 am est

Brooklyn-based Völuspa and Saturday, Monday explore magisterial landscapes on ‘Miss You Too’ remix

Following last year’s Hot Chip and Spiritualized support slots and the praise received on debut single ‘Wings’, Brooklyn-based dream-pop artist Völuspa is back with a series of remixes of sophomore single ‘Miss You Too’, first from LA-based Kellen Malloy, Sweden’s Bonander and now Saturday, Monday.

The Black Keys Debut “MasterCourse” Trailer Via Funny Or Die

This morning, The Black Keys debut the trailer for their “MasterCourse” via Funny or Die, where they provide secrets of their success and songwriting craft, as well as inspiration for some of their songs. Patrick Carney says, “after this course you’ll be able to write music like the pros,” and Dan Auerbach adds, “unless you’re not naturally gifted like us, then we can’t really help you.” Watch the trailer for The Black Keys “MasterCourse” here.

Jack M. Senff announces debut album [ffo: Death Cab, Chris Staples]

Jack M. Senff has been kicking around DIY circles for years now, but this marks the first time he’s released music under his own name. It’s also a radical departure sonically, shedding some of the noise of his past projects, and really honing in on simple arrangements that compliment his storytelling.

Loi Loi Shares “Surge” Track Via Glide Magazine | Single Out Now Via BLIGHT Records

“Loi Loi embraces a somewhat economical setup but maximizes on a suite of atmospheric effects, original samples, and a multi-tiered song structure.”
– Glide Magazine

“…an entrancing mix of pulsing synthesizers and ethereal vocals.” – The 405

SONG PREMIERE: Loi Loi Share Divine Synth Pop Stunner – “Surge”

Working Men’s Club Share New Track “Teeth” || Out Now On Heavenly Recordings

Madding crowds may have found their bounce to the beat of “Bad Blood’s” post-punk groove but Working Men’s Club will defy all expectation with their eagerly anticipated follow-up. Forcing backs off the wall and deeper onto the dance floor, electric stomper “Teeth”, out today on Heavenly Recordings, possesses enough bite to set pearly whites on edge and induce a wildly ecstatic feeling that’s anything but comfortable. “Teeth” will be released as a 7″ & 12″ along with a Gabe Gurnsey remix on August 23rd. Listen & watch the track’s accompanying video HERE.

Avril Lavigne Debuts Stunning Music Video For “I Fell In Love With The Devil”

The video, directed by Elliott Lester, opens with Lavigne’s enchanting acapella vocals, as the mysterious visuals introduce the internal battle she is struggling with to leave someone that’s toxic for her. The empowering ending shows her choosing herself and turning her back on the very thing that made her feel trapped.

RELEASE: Derek Hough Releases Single “Say It Now”

Award-winning entertainer Derek Hough released his latest single, “Say It Now” on July 12 through ONErpm. “Say it Now” is Hough’s first record released with ONErpm, a global digital distribution platform for independent musicians. Viewers who tuned into NBC’s annual Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular were fortunate to witness the worldwide debut of the song when Hough performed it live during the show which he also cohosted with recording superstar Ciara.

Ben Folds announces summer book tour; memoir out July 30

“Delightful…Singer-songwriter Folds explores the ways in which music shaped his life and offers glimpses into the process of making music…Folds’s fans will take great pleasure in this charming and insightful memoir.” – Publishers Weekly

Gentleman’s Dub Club drop their latest single from their LOST IN SPACE album!!

It’s summer 2019, and the Gents aren’t stopping. Today sees the release of their single “Out Of This World,” featured on their Lost In Space album, with the single including an exclusive remix of Groove Armada’s “Superstylin'” as well as a remix of the title track from the highly celebrated General Roots (with a guest spot by UK dub legend Dennis Bovell).

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs To Bring Back MTV’s “Making The Band”

MTV and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, the entertainment titan responsible for the careers of some of the world’s biggest artists, are reuniting to discover the next breakout superstars in MTV’s “Making the Band.” The reality competition TV pioneer is bringing the iconic series back to MTV by popular demand. Earlier this week, Combs set off a social media firestorm by suggesting the idea of the show’s return and the demand was too loud to resist. “Making the Band” is set to bow on MTV in 2020.


“Making Dollar was a family affair,” says Electric Guest’s Asa Taccone. “Everyone in it is either a childhood friend or family member. My brother & I drove home from L.A. to the Bay Area & shot the video over 5 days. From my little cousin doing doughnuts in an Oakland recycling plant to our friend Matt letting us drive his hovercraft in the San Francisco Bay, everything was a favor. In this Money Is Everything culture the songs serves to have a different message: you are of value even if you only have a dollar in your pocket.”