#labordayweekend edition – @skopemag news for august 30, 2019 @ 9 am est

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Selci (Sunday Times, Sled Island) – ‘Effervescence’ EP and New Video

Calgary alt-pop artist Selci celebrates today’s release of her gorgeous, otherworldly debut EP, Effervescence, with a live video for third single, ‘We Could Be Together’. Recorded inside Selci’s Calgary apartment, ‘We Could Be Together’ soothes and sparkles at the hands of jazzist Timothonius on keys, and features Calgary producer Egypt on beat pad and young singer Heidi Shanklies.

Ghostly International announces 20th anniversary shows in LA, SF, NY, Chicago & Detroit

20 years ago Ghostly International sprang onto the scene from a cultural void left with the collapse of the traditional music business. Since its days operating out of Sam Valenti IV’s dorm room in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the company has grown from a boutique record label known for its experimental-pop and techno acumen into an internationally recognized multicultural platform representing some of the world’s best visual artists, designers, technologists, and musicians. Ghostly continues to evolve, always incorporating new sounds and new facets to its cultural identity.

Glen Hansard Begins US Tour Next Week + Shares New Live Video

Glen Hansard returns to the U.S. next week in support of his new record, This Wild Willing and has shared a new live performance video for the song, “Leave a Light”. This Wild Wiling garnered the best reviews of his 20+ year career with VICE calling it a “reinvention”, MOJO deeming it “an immersive, deeply satisfying work” and NPR Music saying, “These songs feel rawer, broader, more sweeping and emotional and expansive”.

<PIG> Premieres “Mobocracy” video

“‘MOBOCRACY’ is rule by the mob,” says Raymond Watts, mastermind behind post-punk stalwarts <PIG> about the meaning behind the title of his latest single and EP. “The song decries the meltdown of morality and the rise of mobocracy, which is fueled and whipped up by the poison that pours from the perma-tanned reality stars running the asylum, who cheer and steer the frenzy of bitterness, bile and hatred that is in turn fed by their own fear.” Biting and politically on-point, “Mobocracy” returns the hard-edged, serrated industrial edge to <PIG>’s sound, following the experimental and critically-hailed covers album CANDY.

mxdwn PREMIERE: Exhorts Against the Mob Mentality in New Song “Mobocracy,” Announces New EP and Fall 2019 Divine Descent Tour Dates

Emily Breeze wields axe in American Psycho inspired video for ‘Work’

The third single from forthcoming Emily Breeze album Rituals (Out September 6th) is a shimmering indie pop anthem entitled “Work”. The glossy sonic exterior and radio friendly chorus act as a foil for the ice cold cynicism and pitch black humour of the lyrics which were inspired by Patrick Bateman (American Psycho) and Emily’s own experiences of hauling herself out of bed every morning to make a pointless profit for somebody else.

Buckcherry Premiere “Radio Song” Video

Buckcherry premieres the video for their new single, “Radio Song” today. This is the 4th video in support of their album Warpaint, following videos for the tracks “Head Like a Hole”, “Bent”, and “Right Now”. The video was filmed at the band’s show on August 17th in Las Vegas as the Fremont Street Experience. Additional filming was done at Jamies Pix.

Black Beach – ‘Tapeworm’ LP

Tapeworm is an album about being a human in the 21st century. The songs touch on many different topics such as climate change, capitalism, nostalgia and the echo chamber in which the internet allows us to exist, though the overarching theme of the record is the anxiety of living in our current political and social climate. The album takes a conscious step away from previous releases which relied heavily on fuzzed out overdubbed guitars and reverb and delay drenched vocals. Tapeworm instead focuses on capturing a very natural, barebones depiction of the music, relying more on dynamics and room sound to create a spacious atmosphere rather than effects units. Tapeworm was recorded over the course of a weekend with Justin Pizzoferrato (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, Speedy Ortiz) at Sonelab Studios, and mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering.

K-Pop All-Star Group SuperM Will Release Debut EP – The 1st Mini Album ‘SuperM’ – On October 4

Drawn from some of the most popular K-pop acts in the world, SuperM is a true dream team. As HypeBae noted when the line-up was revealed earlier this month, “Super M Is the New K-Pop Group Everyone Is Talking About.” Its seven members – Taemin from SHINee, EXO’s Baekhyun and Kai, NCT 127’s Taeyong and Mark, and Ten and Lucas of Chinese band WayV – have sold more than 14 million adjusted albums combined globally and amassed nearly four billion online video views worldwide.

LIFE share new single ‘Bum Hour’

Speaking about the new single frontman Mez Green said the following:

“Bum Hour is the isolation when you shut your door. Bum Hour is about not being at ease on your own. Bum Hour is ‘that’ pattern and routine broken. It’s the need to live again in that moment as you watch the bars buzz from your lone-parent window. Your only comfort, your saviour, your little boy in his bedroom. You find yourself scrolling through your phone an act of self-harm and torture. Your mates are out – you lie down and sleep.”

DEYO “Can’t Shake You” Single

This is the third single off DEYO’s upcoming self-titled debut, coming October 11th and co-produced by Jeremy Black (Apollo Sunshine). The album also features enginerring from Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Leonard Cohen) and support from Fats Kaplin (Jack White, Beck). He recently shared a video for lead single, “digital,” which features cameos from his brother Nicholas Braun, star of the hit HBO series Succession.

Skope Magazine: Jeri Silverman ambient indie folk single

“Come Undone,” the new single from indie-folk artist Jeri Silverman, was written upon returning home to South Africa after a tumultuous exit from New York City. After living there for 10 years, her Green Card was unexpectedly denied and she was given two weeks to pack up her life and leave. The single celebrates a rekindling of the imagination. It explores the shadowy sides of our personality that we hide from the world and invites them out to play.

DEATHGRAVE: Deathgrind/Punk Brutalizers Confirm West Coast Dates With Valdur Next Month

West Coast deathgrind/punk brutalizers DEATHGRAVE have confirmed a short run of California dates with blackened death metal titans Valdur. Beginning September 11th, the pair will ravage their way through San Jose, Oakland, Nevada City, June Lake, and Sacramento.

Comments guitarist Greg Wilkinson, “DEATHGRAVE will be playing another stint of shows in September; this time with Valdur. Their last non local show was five years ago and two gigs will be showcased in unique towns for extreme metal. See this unholy beast rise again before waiting another five years to catch Valdur.”

The SAFES Share “Baggage Claim” Via BrooklynVegan

Chicago based rock band, The SAFES, have released a brand new single titled, “Baggage Claim.” The track was premiered yesterday with BrooklynVegan who called it a “zippy bit of acoustic indie rock pop.”

Prior to this single, the group debuted their visual for “It’s True.” The video premiered exclusively with The 405, who called it “one of the more eclectic singles of the year.” The new visual was directed by Baby Pony Food, who you might recognize from their work with Jeff Rosenstock and Bad Moves.

New PARTNER single “Limelight” and USA TOUR

“We watched a documentary about RUSH and we fell in love with the band. They seem like such nice guys. It caused us to hear the music in a new way, with a much deeper appreciation. By doing the cover, we hoped to pay tribute to our newfound appreciation and to expand our horizons as musicians by learning these unique and complex arrangements.” – Partner 2019

Tove Lo Collaborates with Jax Jones for New Song ‘Jacques’ — Out Today

Available on both Tove Lo’s forthcoming full-length ‘Sunshine Kitty’ (out September 20th) and Jax Jones’ album ‘SNACKS’ (out September 6th), ‘Jacques’ was born out of a mutual admiration for each other’s work, with the collaboration cooking for quite some time. Detailing a fun and flirty exchange told by Tove Lo about a rendezvous she once had with a French guy called Jacques. The alluring anecdote and sultry pop vocals are underpinned by an underground heavy house beat and catchy bassline making nod to Jax’s deep house roots.

Jordan Lindley Releases Single From Debut EP

Nashville songwriter Jordan Lindley has released “To You, For Her,” the first single from his upcoming debut solo EP, Look Back. The entire EP was co-produced by Collin Pastore (boygenius, Lucy Dacus) along with Jake Finch who also played drums on the album. “To You, For Her” is available beginning today at all digital outlets, with the release of Look Back EP expected this fall.