@skopemag news for july 18, 2019 @ 1 pm est


Today, Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling sibling trio THE BAND PERRY announce their upcoming Fall 2019 “The Good Life” North American tour. The 20+ date North American tour will kick off on October 12 in Charlotte, NC and will hit cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Boston before concluding in Nashville, TN on November 14. Rising Nashville pop phenomenon, Phangs, has also been announced as the supporting act for multiple dates on the tour.

DEAFKIDS: Brazilian Trio Announces West Coast US Dates

Brazilian avant-hardcore/noise trio DEAFKIDS will make their North American live debut next month in support of their Metaprogramação LP, released earlier this year through Neurot Recordings.

First, DEAFKIDS will join Bell Witch supporting Neurosis across the Eastern half of the continent from August 7th through 17th, with shows in Atlanta, Carrboro, Washington, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, and Chicago.

Jon Regen’s New Single “Wide Awake” Praised by Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2, Parade Magazine & Jazziz / ‘Higher Ground’ out 10/4 via Ropeadope

Last week, the New York-based singer, songwriter and acclaimed pianist Jon Regen announced his first album in four years Higher Ground with the release of the debut single “Wide Awake.” The album, out October 4 via Ropeadope, was produced by Jamiroquai’s Matt Johnson and includes musical performances by legends like Andy Summers of The Police, Benmont Tench of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Chuck Leavell of The Rolling Stones, Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran and more.

New Music Monday: Jazzmeia Horn, Mwenso & the Shakes and More


The video follows the release of another new track, “Dream Dream Dream,” which Madeon debuted during the first episode of his Good Faith Radio show on Beats 1 on Apple Music. Described by Earmilk as “nothing short of epic,” the track was also named as “Best New Music This Week” by Complex.


The video, which was directed by Grant Singer (Lorde, The Weeknd, Travis Scott), follows the video for the song “Red Hearse” which premiered last week and stars Joy Bryant watch it HERE

Andras Jones New Video from New Album All You Get (Aug.8), “Natalie Wood said….” + LA Record Release Show Next Week

“Natalie Wood said….it was enough to be sincere”. These lyrics from Andras Jones’s single “Natalie Wood said…” on his new LP All You Get (released August 8) reference a line from the film Rebel Without A Cause in which the teenage Natalie Wood starred opposite James Dean. The limits of the value of sincerity are at the heart of Jones’s new album All You Get, while the new video explores Wood’s life on film with a particular focus on the darkly prophetic aquatic themes in her filmography.

Miya Folick debuts video for “Malibu Barbie,” plays NPR Tiny Desk

Since its release, the song has received critical praise with The FADER calling it “an unmitigated jam” while Stereogum says Folick is a “shapeshifting musician.” Earlier this week, the song was featured on Annie Mac’s BBC1’s Future Sounds show where Folick was selected as the “New Name.” “Malibu Barbie” is the first new material since her acclaimed debut album, Premonitions, released last fall on Terrible Records/Interscope Records—stream here.

on tour now: “mixed media” no-wave duo Throwaway

Haunted by a mysterious woman with a brown paper bag for a head, acclaimed guitarist Kirsten Carey created Throwaway, a rock duo that acrobatically leaps around virtuosic riffs and unexpected rhythms. Throwaway’s electric energy is “expressive and original” (The Public), with “aerodynamic rock-grit flavors of the likes of Primus or Deerhoof” (eCurrent). The masked namesake of the band is surreally represented in performances through live visuals.

July 17 – The Baby G – Toronto, ON
July 18 – L’Escogriffe – Montreal, QC
July 20 – Root Cellar – Greenfield, MA
July 21 – Willimantic Records – Willimantic, CT
July 21 – Crunch House – West Haven, CT
July 22 – Alphaville – NYC, NY
July 23 – Century – Philadelphia, PA
July 24 – Zissimos – Baltimore, MD
July 26 – Cafe Bourbon St – Columbus, OH
August 8 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
August 9 – Communication – Madison, WI
August 10 – Ghost Light – Detroit, MI
August 24 – Moonlight Lounge – Albuquerque, NM
August 31 – Hi Hat – Los Angeles, CA
September 2 – Brother’s Lounge – Omaha, NE

Mimi Raver Captures The Intricacies of Heartbreak With Her Video For “Make It In America”

The New York-born and LA based-singer shares her intimate new video for “MakeIt In America” with Medium. A melody that seeps into your brain, the tune is paired with a DIY video which captures Mimi’s experimental film background and artistic spirit in the most intimate of ways. Shot using a vintage Nizo 800, the audience is treated to a handcrafted puppet show, all of which were created with poster board, paints, and various household items. Some rooms such as the kitchen were modeled after real places right down to the wallpaper and flooring, which was hand painted.

Billionaire Haim Saban Pledges $500 Million for New Record Label

Saban Music Group (SMG) will be a Los Angeles-based music company with a global outlook and a roster to match.

Tiffany Young Set To Drop “Magnetic Moon” August 2nd

Pop phenomena, Tiffany Young, announces the release of her next single, and disco-inspired music video, for “Magnetic Moon,” August 2 at 12:00AM EST. Following this release, Tiffany will be heading out on her eighteen-date “Magnetic Moon” North American Tour. Kicking off on October 25th in San Francisco, the tour will weave through even more cities, and hit even larger venues, since her last tour earlier this year. Ending in her home state of California, Tiffany will close out this tour on November 21st playing The Fonda Theatre. Last month, Tiffany hinted at new music, telling Entertainment Tonight “I’m happy to let you guys know that new music is coming sooner than you think.”

Yung Bans Announces Star-Studded Debut Album ‘Misunderstood’, Dropping July 24th

“Atlanta’s Yung Bans releases some of the best music on SoundCloud” – Pitchfork

Skope News : Albi & The Wolves

“I’d Go Anywhere” explores the heartache of falling out of love. Both endearing and tragic, the tender duet’s dreamy string arrangements and soft acoustic guitar intertwine as male-female vocals sway back and forth, speaking to one another in a heartbreaking tongue. The single is the second off of their upcoming album, This Is War, and is out for release July 12.

Diamondstein confronts mortality on new album, “Someday You’ll Have This Too” streaming now

We all have to head back home eventually, often when we least expect it. For Diamondstein, that moment came in late 2015, when the producer found out his father had about six months left to live due to a terminal battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.


“With a boisterous bag of future bangers, she’s ready to take on the world.” – NME

Nicholas Altobelli Shares Poignant “Red, White, & Blues”

“The album sees Altobelli emphasizing the folk and root elements of his music, with ‘Red, White and Blues’ being a world weary lo-fi call for reconciliation and understanding – but acknowledging that maybe that’s not even possible these days” – Americana UK

Nicholas Altobelli “Red, White And Blues” – Listen

BISON MACHINE: Michigan Fuzz Rockers To Release Seas Of Titan Full-Length Via Small Stone This Fall

Since 2010, BISON MACHINE has been plying their trade in the dank, vinyl-smelling basements of Detroit, Michigan, the birthplace of a rock tradition for brashness and all-in physicality to music that the group lovingly upholds. Seas Of Titan is the band’s first album for Small Stone and a record years in the making. Since getting their start in early 2015 with the critically-lauded Hoarfrost, the four-piece have spent time putting out material in drips and drabs — a video here, a split there — all the while honing their craft on stages throughout the greater Midwest and beyond. This has all been in the name of chipping away at the marble that would become an awaited sophomore outing; a long-player from a band whose reputation already precedes them among the converted and who leave nothing unsaid in their sweating-blood approach to rock and roll.


Upon KORN’s announcement of THE NOTHING last month, “You’ll Never Find Me” trended Top 10 worldwide on YouTube, with KORN vocalist Jonathan Davis elaborating on the forthcoming LP:

“Deep, within our Earth lives an extraordinary force. Very few are aware of the magnitude and significance of this place where good/evil, dark/light, bliss/torment, loss/gain and hope/despair all exist as one- pulling at us every moment of our lives. It’s not something we can choose to navigate, but rather an awareness of this ‘presence’ that surrounds us with every breath, as if we are being watched at every moment. It’s the place where black and white energies attach themselves to our souls, and shape our emotion, choices, perspective and ultimately our very existence. There is a miraculous and small realm within this vortex and it’s the only place where balance between these dynamic and polarizing forces exists -where the soul finds its refuge. Welcome to…..THE NOTHING.”