#weekend edition – @skopemag news for september 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am est

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Watch Jom Comyn’s vintage visuals for “Change Your Mind”

The lead single, “Change Your Mind,” was just released and showcases Jom’s unique ability to combine unconventional song structure, counter-intuitive chord shapes, steady rhythms, gloomy basslines, and baritone vocals, while creating a listenable indie rock track.

Stone Irr premieres “All We Want Anymore” music video on Paste!

Los Angeles-via-Indiana songwriter/musician Stone Irr unveils the charming new music video for single “All We Want Anymore” from his forthcoming sophomore album Performance due out September 20th via Darling Recordings. Paste Magazine premiered the video saying, “All We Want Anymore” has everything you’d want in a classic pop song—the dizzy, the dreamy and the grand.”

THE FUTUREHEADS Release POWERS – First Electric Album in Nearly a Decade!

“Brisk and sensible, specializing in strapping dance-punk for which the word ‘angular’ was practically invented, [The Futureheads is] the perfect curative for anyone left cold by Arctic Monkeys: Imagine a post-millennial XTC with barbershop-quartet harmonies and lots of shouting, and that’s beginning to paint a picture.” – NPR

Sløtface new single, tour w/ PUP

“Their sparky indie punk still evokes sunny days and exhilarating nights” – Kerrang!
” …the band nails down flaming guitar riffs over a fluid bass line, topped with the playful vocals of lead singer Haley Shea.” – FADER
“Norway’s Sløtface Makes Political Rock You Can Dance To” – Nylon
“Their sound embraces the fierce, satisfying aggression of punk and hardcore and the foot-tapping, bounce-around vigor of pop.” – Interview Magazine
” …explosive and bold, pushing [Haley Shea’s] unexpected lyrical couplets and lacerating wit right up to the edge of collapse.” – AV Club

WITCH VOMIT: Invisible Oranges Streams Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave Full-Length

“Something evil is stirring in the Pacific Northwest… an entity too wicked and vile to exist on this planet has begun to drag itself up from the darkest depths of hell’s abysmal void to take its rightful place as the ruling force of Oregon and Washington’s extreme metal scene.” — Invisible Oranges

Stimmerman – ‘Painted Smile’

Stimmerman (real name Eva Lawitts) shares, “‘Painted Smile is the final track off of my forthcoming album, ‘Goofballs,’ which is the first full-length album I’m releasing under the name Stimmerman. The album is more or less about loss and survivor’s guilt- it’s a meditation on a friend’s fatal drug overdose at a young age through that lens. Side A of the album focuses on looking back at the environment in which our friendship started- pressures imposed on children to be successful, growing up too fast in all the wrong ways, and the often-debauched nature of our great and terrible adolescence here in Brooklyn. Side B, which is home to the song Painted Smile, centers me more as an unreliable narrator, and features songs about grief and culpability in a close friend’s death some of which are, I believe, misguided.

TR/ST Shares “Destroyer” Track | On Tour This Fall | ‘The Destroyer – 2’ LP Out 11/1 On Grouch Via House Arrest

“The dark-wave electro-pop is well matched by Alfons’ soothing vocals. The moody lyrics juxtaposed with the turgid melody of “Destroyer” are indicative of what’s to come on the rest of the album, a clear temporal departure from the first half of the LP. Alfons, who spent the past five years re-working the tracks on Destroyer considers this project his greatest creative risk to date.”
– Flaunt


Grandma easily switches genres – from blending funk and pop, belting in a soulful falsetto on “Shallow Water”, into collaborating on a hip hop based track with the fellow Atlanta based rapper Hanzo on “Elastic”, to smoothe electronica infused alternative R&B for his latest track “No Doors” .


India born artist Abhi The Nomad continues to build anticipation for the reveal of his upcoming project ‘Modern Trash’ with the video for new single ‘ Me No Evil’. An infectious, socially conscious rap tune showcasing Abhi’s distinctive flow over carefully crafted beats, ‘ Me No Evil’ serves as further evidence as to why Abhi The Nomad is one to watch.

ICYMI: Post-Grunge Rockers COLD Kickoff “Broken Human” Headlining Tour

Alternative Rock outfit COLD are heading out on tour to support the release of their new studio album, The Things We Can’t Stop (out. Sept. 13th on Napalm Records). The band’s US headline run kicks off tonight (Aug. 29) in Teaneck, NJ and wraps up on October 20th in Lexington, KY.

Raz Simone x Mozzy Premiere New Project

Raz Simone and Mozzy present the WorldStar Hip Hop exclusive premiere of visuals for ‘Give You Time’ off their full-length compilation album, Members By All Movements, which dropped 8/23.


Brooklyn rapper and entrepreneur, Young M.A, has announced her feverishly anticipated debut album, Herstory In The Making, for September 27th via M.A Music / 3D. The LP, a devastatingly personal look into the rappers life, will come on the 10-year anniversary of her brothers untimely passing to gun violence. M.A laments, “There isn’t a single day that I don’t think about my brother. He continues to motivate me; inspire me & this project will forever be dedicated to his legacy.”

Leeroy Stagger new single

A celebrated artist for nearly two decades and 10 years sober, Alberta musician Leeroy Stagger gained national attention with Hot Hot Heat and Carolyn Mark. Today, he debuts new single “Deeper Well” with New Noise Magazine. While the tempo is upbeat and breezy, underneath its surface is a story of survival and moving forward. This strength is present throughout Stagger’s forthcoming album Strange Path due out September 13 via True North Records.

Album review: Leeroy Stagger writes and plays with sure footing

CLITERATI: Decibel Magazine Streams Ugly Truths / Beautiful Lies LP By Oregon Hardcore Punk Outfit

“…an immaculately conceived/executed, enlivening, searing crusty punk hardcore rager that will no doubt resonate in a major way with fans of Born Against, early Sick Of It All, and His Hero Is Gone. Thematically, the Portland, Oregon quartet sure isn’t pulling any punches, either…” — Decibel

Full Album Stream: Cliterati — “Ugly Truths/Beautiful Lies”


Matt Martians of The Internet says Freeman is “where R&B should be right now. It’s forward thinking with a soul.” Freeman says his new track is about “multiplicity, intersectionality, and identity itself, about navigating in-between worlds, like the stag in the video. I, like many others, have always been multi-dimensional, and that’s okay. Instead of boxing yourself in or clinging to some illusion of who you are, you can take the roles you play less seriously, whether you’re the killer or the healer.” I Wasn’t Born Yesterday will drop this fall on Freeman’s own Everpresent imprint.

Huck Fin’s Debut Album ‘Self, Silence and Free Will’

Finley Ohrstrom—better known by his stage name, Huck Fin—announces his long-awaited debut album Self, Silence, and Free Will. The forthcoming record is a follow-up to his 2017 EP, Rehabilitation. Following the September 6 album release Huck Fin will be performing a solo show September 7, 4pm at Sellwood Park, Portland, with partner, poet, and Youtube creator Meghan Hughes as an opening act.

Jonathan Butler Releases All-Star Christmas Collaborations Album

Two-time GRAMMY® nominee, guitarist/vocalist Jonathan Butler, will release his highly-anticipated new album of holiday collaborations, Christmas Together, on Artistry Music/Mack Avenue Music Group October 4, 2019.

Butler’s all-star friends, Sheléa, Dave Koz, Keiko Matsui, Kirk Whalum, Rick Braun and Gerald Albright join Jonathan to reimagine nine classic Christmas favorites, such as “Joy To The World,” We Three Kings,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and a new original tune, “Love Is,” written by Butler and Sheléa. Jonathan produced Christmas Together in the intimate setting of his home studio in Southern California.

Negativland Share “Fourth Of July” Track + Interview On Talkhouse | ‘True False’ LP Out 10/25

Completely unbroadcastable, yet utterly embeddable, “Fourth of July” is the second single from Negativland’s new LP True False. About the track, Negativland says – “As online living continues to invert the signifiers by which we recognize Left and Right, the most effective Culture Jamming today is surprisingly coming from the right. With a lead vocal sampled from a viral rant uploaded years ago on the night of an election, this is an anthem for everyone who’s ever tried to use social media as a form of resistance.” True False is out 10/25/2019.

SOCIAL SCREAM – new single “Truth divider”

SOCIALSCREAM released a new single titled “Truth divider”. Is a Heavy Metal band from Sparta – Greece formed in 2008 and they released two albums ‘Epiclesis’ and ‘Initiation to the Myths’. Nowadays the band moving forward by performing live shows, completing the producing process of their third album, also proceeding to the re-recording of their first two albums.

Brain Tumor Survivor and Alt Rock Artist, Darro, Demonstrates That “Nobody Is Normal” in NEW Video Premiered via Billboard

Darro’s music is a is a reflection of the journey he’s endured. His first EP Nostalgia was recorded/released in 2017, shortly after jaw surgery and reflected upon challenges he was having at the time. With poppy melodies and crafty guitars, he taps into a realm of progressive and pop rock, integrating anthemic elements from bands like Paramore and My Chemical Romance with emotionally-expressive guitar work inspired by John Mayer and wizards like Steve Vai. The newer music, including “You’re Not Insane,” focuses on his struggles post brain surgery and and how its affected his life. An inspirational figure for all his fans, Darro has conquered the unimaginable, including graduating from Berklee with a Bachelor’s in Guitar Performance and Music Production/Engineering; and a Master’s in Contemporary Guitar Performance.

PALE GREY LORE: Heavy Blog Is Heavy Streams “Greed Springs Eternal” From Psychedelic Doom Bringers

Heavy Blog Is Heavy is currently streaming “Greed Springs Eternal” from Columbus, Ohio-based psychedelic garage doom unit PALE GREY LORE. The tune comes by way of the band’s forthcoming Eschatology full-length set for release next month via Small Stone Recordings.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Hear Pale Grey Lore Rip Through “Greed Springs Eternal”

Indie rock darlings The Floret’s release debut EP

“We are absolutely stoked to be releasing our first body of work to the world a year after forming. I think the EP has a really nice rhythm to it. Starting punchy and short, afterwards showing the importance of space in music and then slowly building into a heavy hitting outro.”

“Raw fuzz and psychedelic rock pour forth from The Florets’ immersive debut EP ‘Friction Made Fiction,’ a rich introduction to the Melbourne band.”-ATWOOD Magazine

Bananagun – Do Yeah 7″

Bananagun’s 7″ Do Yeah is out next Friday. Just wanted to send it your way and hear your thoughts on the wildly fun 3 songs. Let me know if you have any plans on covering the release.

There are some records that you come across that sound like you’ve discovered an unearthed gem from a previous decade; a lost moment in musical history that has cruelly been sat gathering dust in a record shop for years. From the opening seconds of Bananagun’s “Do Yeah” – which stirs to life in an intoxicating blend of 1970s afrobeat, fuzzed out psychedelia and immersive pop – this very much feels like the case of discovering something special.

Rollingchild Makes It Rain in New Music Video “My Money (Grows On Trees)”

“I wrote this song when I first moved out to California in 2011. The song is clearly about growing and selling weed which is exactly what I was doing at the time. It was just a fun song I thought my fellow growers would like, and when Randy heard the demo he wanted to cut the track then! It wasn’t until I eventually came to Atlanta in 2018 where Randy convinced me to let him produce and record the track for the album, and it’s a BANGER!

PREMIERE: Rollingchild – “My Money (Grows On Trees)” Video