@skopemag news for july 17, 2019 @ noon est

WHY? (Yoni Wolf – Anticon Records, cLOUDDEAD) share fourth movement from new visual album ‘AOKOHIO’

Speaking about the new movement, Yoni says, “The surgeon nervously goes on, he never claimed to be God.” follows a character who is tested under the pressures of being in demand as a spiritual healer of sorts up against their own physical limitations due to chronic illness. The initial concept was sparked by the Carl Jung quote “Only the wounded physician heals.”

DAVE Releases Brand New Video for ‘LOCATION’ (ft Burna Boy)

Fresh off the back of a massive UK headline tour as well as a show-stopping performance as one of this year’s most talked about sets at Glastonbury, Dave releases the long-awaited video for single ‘Location’, taken from his No.1 selling-album Psychodrama. Having amassed almost 100m streams, the breezy Jae5-produced track features an infectiously melodic hook from Nigerian superstar Burna Boy and previously peaked at No.6 in the UK Singles Chart on release. A strong contender for this year’s “song of the summer” and having already almost reached platinum status, ‘Location’ was filmed at this year’s #Merkyfest by Kaylum Dennis and Dave himself and features cameos from some of Britain’s most exciting artists.

Jordan Davis Releases “Slow Dance In A Parking Lot” Music Video With Exclusive People Debut

Jordan collaborated with director Patrick Tracy for the sentimental video. The story follows a young boy through various life moments that all happen to take place in a parking lot, from playing hockey with friends to dancing with his girlfriend after a football game.


Ben Jones, known by many as Crazy Cooter Davenport from the The Dukes of Hazzard, announces award-winning, platinum-selling cross-over artist Wynonna as the headliner to perform during the 2019 Good Ol’ Boys Fest taking place August 10 and 11 in Shenandoah, Virginia. General admission tickets are $45 for a two-day pass, $35 for a single day pass, $15 for a two-day kids pass (3-12 years old) and are available at cootersplace.com. Military and first responder discounts available.

“This is going to be a big birthday party,” says Jones. “You only celebrate your 40th anniversary once, and we thought we might as well celebrate in a big way. Having never included big name music in our previous events we decided this year was the time to do it and we are so thrilled to have Wynonna coming.”

Miss June announce debut album “Bad Luck Party”

New Zealand’s Miss June is excited to announce the forthcoming release of their debut album. Entitled Bad Luck Party, the LP will be released on September 6th via Frenchkiss Records. Today, they share the newest single “Enemies” by way of a video directed by Dylan Pharazyn. He notes, “the track gets at that feeling of instability in a relationship when there’s full on confusion around who your friends are or who you are… reality runs amok. I started to imagine this full throttle dream sequence in which a young couple bash through a bizarre night. As they find new places, they encounter strangers who at first seem normal become weird and dangerous creep characters… or ENEMIES. I felt like this erratic narrative had a powerful connection with the song – fast and heavy in a super off-kilter way.”


Today, Brittany Howard unveiled “Stay High,” the soulful first single from her debut solo album, Jaime, and the accompanying video, which follows a father in the moments after his shift at a factory. Envisioning Terry Crews – who portrayed beloved TV dad Julius in “Everybody Hates Chris” and has gone on to star in such projects as The Expendables (and its sequels), Deadpool 2, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “America’s Got Talent” – in the lead role, Howard wrote him a letter to ask if he would consider starring in the video, and he graciously accepted her offer.

Marble Arch unveils a new video clip “Moonstruck”

After the video clips “Gold” and “I’m on My Way”, Yann Razavet aka Marble Arch reveals a psyche video clip of “Moonstruck” from his second album Children of The Slump released last March 2019.

Directed by the American multimedia artist Vinyl Williams, the video offers us a trip into a nocturnal world lost between real and imaginary. Strongly inspired by the video games, this disturbing visual delirium suits perfectly with the melancholy and vaporous single by the shoegaze artist.

The All-American Rejects Release ‘Send Her To Heaven’ in Partnership with Epitaph Records

The songs were written and recorded over the last two to three years with different producers, a process that was a relatively new experience for the band. “The last couple of records were fun to make but they were pretty draining, whereas I think recording this way keeps us on our toes and excited,” guitarist Mike Kennerty explains. “We recorded each of these songs on their own and didn’t think of them as a package. We just took each song and went to a different producer to see what we would come up with,” he says of the process, “Because of the way we went about it, I think we created a diverse group of songs that might not have happened if we did it the way we’ve always recorded in the past.”

Cuco Shares New Video For “Feelings”

Co-directed by Pasqual Gutierrez and RJ Sanchez, the new video is a short trip inside Cuco’s psyche. The visual follows him around a dark and unkempt mansion as he struggles to stay afloat, eventually enlisting the help of mysterious figures born from his mind to help save him from himself. The video is the third from his upcoming album following “Bossa No Sé” and “Hydrocodone,” revealing a glimpse at a deeper narrative on his debut full length, full of moments of self reflection amidst relatable songs of young love.

Parrot Dream unveils dreamy new single “Woven” via Phluff

The track premiered along with an interview in Phluff where the band shared, “These songs are definitely collecting parts of a memory. Memories of different formations of the band, people, friends, and a different musical headspace.

Joviale shares lead single ‘Taste of the Heavens’

Joviale today reveals the lead single from her Bullion produced debut EP, ‘Crisis’, released in full on the 6th of September on Blue Flowers.

Mike Daly Recruits Robert Randolph For Renascence

For his new release, Renascence, master steel guitarist Mike Daly recruited his pals and fellow steel players Dan Dugmore, BJ Cole, Greg Leisz, Lloyd Green and one of the “most entertaining and explosive steel players in the world,” Robert Randolph. Click the above image to watch as Mike talks about having Robert on the project.

New single from Gogol Bordello’s bassist Tommy T featuring the legendary vocalist Mahmoud Ahmed.

Gogol Bordello’s bass player Tommy T’s newest single, Anchin, is available now on all digital platforms via Afroxoid. Tommy was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The fabric of global rhythms he weaves throughout Gogol Bordello is echoed in Anchin, which features the legendary Ethiopian artist Mahmoud Ahmed on vocals. The single Anchin, which translates to the feminine pronoun ‘you’ in Amharic, Tommy explains, “fuses roots reggae with the very familiar sound of Ethiopia’s musical golden era, delivered by the incomparable booming voice of the world-renowned legend, and 2007 BBC world music award winner Mahmoud Ahmed.”

Boy Scouts Share New Song + Video For “Expiration Date”, Watch Now; On Tour With Jay Som This Fall

“Vick had a knack for wrapping wrenching ballads in tender arrangements that foreground her voice in innovative ways.” – NPR Music

“Her music is defined by its warm tenderness—twangy guitars, cooing vocals, supportive keys—but she doesn’t necessarily want to be your caretaker.” – Paste