@skopemag news for September 12, 2019 @ 1:15 pm est

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LIFE share new video for ‘Bum Hour’

“tightly wound guitars and lyrical zingers combine for maximum ’80s Peel session effect” – MOJO

“It’s a ripper, as the shrill synth-tone guitar that accents the high end vocals somehow also serves as a stand-in down beat.” – Stereogum

New Great Grandpa Single (BSM / Double Double Whammy)

They’ll be releasing their second album through Double Double Whammy (Hovvdy, Hatchie, Florist, Frankie Cosmos etc.) in the US and Big Scary Monsters in EU / UK. The album is already lined up for a Pitchfork Rising etc. and suspect it will do very well.

ANNABEL ALLUM reveals blistering ‘Baby Berlin’ ahead of ‘Gravel Not The Grave’ EP

“Allum’s got a bit of a Kurt Cobain/early PJ Harvey thing going on which we love” – The Independent

“Making a name for herself with her affable and relatable brand of slacker rock…Allum is as sure a thing as you can count on in this age of uncertainty” – The Line of Best Fit

Time For Three release “Over”

To date, Time For Three has performed shows throughout the world with multiple artists: from NYC’s singer-songwriter epicenter Rockwood Music Hall to Carnegie Hall, from the BBC Proms to the Kennedy Center, Time for Three has successfully brought its music to hundreds of thousands of fans. Highlights included appearances with the iconic Boston Pops, a 10-year residency with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, orchestra dates in Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne, an appearance on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and an Emmy award for their PBS self-titled special.

Touché Amoré Share New Song “Deflector”

In the three years since the release of their critically acclaimed fourth studio album, Stage Four, Touché Amoré has spent their time touring and reflecting on a record that was deeply personal. Time heals, and singer Jeremy Bolm explains that moving forward, they want to shake things up, “This time around, we need to take a chance with the unfamiliar. Someone who would take us out of our comfort zone. Enter Ross Robinson. A man who knows no comfort zone. I followed his career all through my youth to being a young adult. When we returned from our recent Midwest tour, we entered the studio to record a song with Ross and see if there was chemistry…” That chemistry was captured with Robinson’s (Korn, At the Drive-In, Glassjaw) signature analog recording style and “Deflector” was born in a small basement studio in Atwater Village, CA.

2019’s Best Places for Oktoberfest Celebrations & Fun Facts – WalletHub Reports

With Oktoberfest soon to kick off and the average flight from New York to Munich from mid-September to late-October costing $500-$1,000, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best Places for Oktoberfest Celebrations as well as accompanying videos, along with fun and interesting facts about the event in its Oktoberfest Facts – History, Beer, Food & More infographic.

Duskus drops new single, joins ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective and announces EP

Multi-faceted London-based artist Duskus returns with his latest single “I can change your mind,” along with news of a new EP on the horizon following his announcement earlier this week of becoming the newest family member to ODESZA’s Foreign Family Collective. The EP, titled In Retrospect, is out on October 11.

new Jack Larsen video “Spirit”

Chicago indie artist Jack Larsen has released the first look into his forthcoming album Mildew with the track and video for “Spirit”. Filmed in South Dakota, the video captures exceptionally beautiful landscapes and Jack’s exploration within them. Mildew will be available in October via Chicago label Closed Sessions.

PLASTIC FRIENDS Release New EP, ‘The Lookout’

Alternative Rock Band PLASTIC FRIENDS has released its sophomore album, The Lookout EP. The debut single , “White Mirror,” premiered on mxdwn and featured on Lightning 100, Nashville’s independent radio station.

FELIN releases playfully twisted single LaLaLa

FELIN is back with a statement that’s bolder than ever. As the third single from her upcoming debut album, new track ‘LaLaLa’ follows on from dark and brooding ‘Woman With A Knife’ both sonically and thematically.

Raised Fist Announce New Album ‘Anthems’ Out November 15

Swedish hardcore band Raised Fist today announce details on their forthcoming album ‘Anthems’. It’s the quintet’s first full-length album in 4 years and it is set for release on November 15th on Epitaph.The first taste of ‘Anthems’ is available now, in the form of a graphic video for the track “Anthem,” watch it HERE.

Richard Dawson Shares Animated Video For “Two Halves” | New Album Out October 11

On 2020, Dawson introduces us to grand themes through small lives. His are portraits of human beings struggling with recognizable concerns, conflicts and desires, each reminding us that tragedy and gallows humor are not mutually exclusive, and that the magical can sit next to the mundane. Lyrically it is by far Dawson’s hardest-hitting and unflinchingly honest album to date. It is his poetic masterwork.


IA’s NEW WORLD TOUR is a completely and unique kind of live entertainment show. The Japanese – French co-production narrates a story that unfolds a live musical experience that brings together the 5 senses through holograms, people, sounds, computer graphics, lights and fragrances.


Directed by VMA and BET Award winner Colin Tilley (Kendrick Lamar, Future, Nicki Minaj) and choreographed by fellow VMA winner Calvit Hodge, the video stars Major Lazer’s Diplo and Ape Drums as well as Balvin and El Alfa alongside two of the band’s legendary Lazer Gyals, Sara Bivens and Helen Gedlu.