#weekend edition – @skopemag news for September 15, 2019 @ 11:30 am est

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New > J. Sparrow releases new 12″ on Coyote Records today > Listen to ‘Single Time’ / ‘VHS’ today

Fresh from releasing his first artist album for Deep Medi (‘Dark 365’) and overseeing a prolific year in charge of his Navy Cut imprint, J. Sparrow debuts on Coyote Records with two tracks of abstract, excursive pressure.

Nocturnalia – Come Alive

‘Come Alive’ is the second single from Nocturnalias upcoming third album ‘III: Winter’. The single is released today with a lyric video. At the same time the band announces pre-order of the album arriving 8th of November on vinyl and CD. Vinyl is pressed in 700copies. 200 copies on clear vinyl and 500 copies on black vinyl. CD version in digipack.

ROBOTS&BALLOONS Unveils Stellar Debut ‘BY MYSELF’ – Out Now

Fresh links for Robots&Balloons – By Myself which came out today – very Post Malone vibey!

First Video from Uncommon Nasa’s New Album With Kount Fif Released

Man Bites Dog Records dropped the first music video for the upcoming Uncommon Nasa & Kount Fif album, City As School. The track is called Van Gogh’s Ear and features the legendary Tek from Smif N Wessun, along with long time Uncommon collaborator, Karniege and new found regular Uncommon contributor Barrie McLain. Check out the video on Youtube, and make sure to keep an eye on MBDR’s Bandcamp where digital pre-order is available now and CD and Cassette packages will be added shortly, leading up to the albums release on Halloween 2019. The album also features Sadat X, Pep Love, Awol One, Karniege, Short Fuze, Gajah and the Last Sons and is Produced fully by Kount Fif.

Just Charlii unveils vibrant new EP ‘Phoenix’

London-based singer-songwriter Just Charlii has released her sophomore EP ‘Phoenix’, out Friday 13th September.

An exciting collection of modern R&B tracks, ‘Phoenix’ is named after Charlii’s rebirth and truly captures the essence of the project. Things kicks off with the heartbreak and lament of ‘Because Of Her’, before delving into the mental health-addressing honesty of ‘Blessings’. The sultry ‘Do You Right’, one of two tracks from the EP already released as singles, then sees Just Charlii’s eye-catching vocals take centre stage amidst a flurry of mutated vocal samples, twitchy snares and sparse drums. The other single, ‘Take Note’, is the record’s final track and an ultra-smooth conclusion to an accomplished collection of work.

Sept 13 – ISAIAH GRASS (New Song) – ‘This Is Not A Love Song’

“Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you don’t want to be in, like a stormy relationship that does nothing but cause destruction, or a fire that you can’t extinguish? One can only take so much, rest assured it will not last forever. No…’This Is Not A Love Song’.”

New > Bella Boo > announce LP on Studio Barnhus > hear single

Once Upon A Passion is the debut album from Bella Boo, arriving on Studio Barnhus after a sprinkling of releases through the label that have quickly established the currently LA-based producer (and long time Stockholm DJ hero) as one of dance music’s most distinctive new voices.

JPEGMAFIA’s new album ‘All My Heroes Are Cornballs’ Out Now

JPEGMAFIA’s highly-anticipated new album, All My Heroes Are Cornballs, is out today on EQT Recordings. The album follows his breakthrough record Veteran, which marked a critical and commercial turning point for him. His unmistakeable persona, eccentric production, and invigorating live shows have all led to widespread critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork (“a rapper who consistently keeps my attention on the mic, and one of hip-hop’s most gifted producers”), The FADER (“a force to be reckoned with”), Billboard (“He’s one of the most unique rappers on the planet, a guiding force that links the political, the personal, and the artistic”) and many more.

ZAALWE debuts wistful new track “Lakeside” | Debut EP out August 27th

The track premiered via Impose Magazine where ZAALWE detailed, “‘Lakeside’ is an ode to a breakup that coincidentally happened the day of the solar eclipse in August of 2017. The whole sunny and groovy 70’s sounding timbre was definitely inspired by songwriter Laura Nyro, who I got particularly into when I had recently learned that she lived on the same road I grew up on.”

Walrus (Besnard Lakes, Dead Meadow) | Share Chad VanGaalen-directed Video & New Single

‘Half-Smoke’ is taken from the band’s forthcoming second album, ‘Cool To Who’ which is set for release via Outside Music (Besnard Lakes, Tinariwen) on October 18, 2019. The new clip is a lysergic trip that finds animated alien shapes warping into diamonds and goblins twisting into melting castles, something that Chad – who previously directed videos for Daniel Romano and Timber Timbre – looked to synchronise to the band’s track’s propelling rhythm and fuzzy guitars.

Chris Ahlman announces the international release of the track “Rolling On The Wind”

San Francisco based indie rocker Chris Ahlman has released his track “Rollin On The Wind’ Internationally. Having played over 100 shows so far this year Chris noted that wherever he played this track instantly builds a connection with his audience.

Anglo-French artist Michael Baker opens the conversation on mental health & suicide prevention in ‘Baby Books’

This folksy indie song was written in memory of Michael’s friend who sadly lost his battle with mental health, as the songwriter says: “It shocked me how much we wear masks every day & how hard it is to see what is bubbling away underneath. Most of the time I feel that this song is not my song to sing, but then I remember the solution of all this is to talk more openly and be prepared to share our inner demons with friends and loved ones.

Electronic Music Super Group – Better Lost Than Stupid Release Debut LP ‘Wild Slide’ + New Single, “Right Now”

“’Right Now’ is a blazing electronic epic, a concise demonstration of the group ethic that makes Better Lost Than Stupid so potent. It’s a bold, vibrant piece of arena-sized digitalism, a superb, colour-drenched release that has a truly physical feel.” -CLASH MAG

“‘Right Now’ is their Trump card…A genuine masterpiece.” -MixMag

VISIONS OF ATLANTIS – Wanderers Enters the Charts Worldwide!

It’s finally here, and transgresses borders of all imagination! VISIONS OF ATLANTIS released their spectacular seventh album on 30th August via Napalm Records. On Wanderers, VISIONS OF ATLANTIS unfold their unique concept that transcends the stylistic approach of symphonic metal with songs as Heroes of the Dawn or lyrical Nothing Lasts Forever, highlighting the power of spectacular vocal duets by Clémentine Delauney and Michele Guaitoli.

Open for Puppy Content: Lil GotIt and Lil Baby Connect for “Da Real Hoodbabies” (Remix) Video

With an inimitable vocal style and a wicked sense of humor, Lil GotIt is coming for the ATL rap crown. Recruiting a superstar to remix one of the highlights from his early 2019 mixtape, GotIt shares the video for “Da Real HoodBabies” (Remix), directed by All The Smoke. Teaming up with a fellow “Hood Baby,” namely Lil Baby, GotIt retreats to an all-white soundstage with GotIt’s biological brother Lil Keed, a group of models, a troupe of puppies, an impossibly fresh toddler, and a pet snake.

Spielbergs – Running All The Way Home | New single out now |

Lead singer and guitarist Mads Baklien notes on the new single; “Running All The Way Home is a song about regret. You can’t undo what you’ve done. You can apologise to the people you’ve hurt all you want, you can promise to do better in the future, but it will not fix things. You will just have to wait it out and see what happens.”

#SoundieMVA 2019 Music Video Awards 

Soundie is not only an event about music videos, it is much more. It is 360º experience with a full program of conferences, panels, workshops and live music performances that will give you a full immersion inside the music and audiovisual world. Save the date, as the next Soundie will be held on the 23th of November 2019.

Look Mum No Computer releases debut EP ‘Human Procrastination’

Eccentric singer, producer and instrumental innovator Look Mum No Computer has released his debut EP, Human Procrastination. To accompany the release, he’s also unveiled a brand new video for the title track where Look Mum No Computer and a group of Teletubbies encounter zero gravity.

Ken Burns’ Country Music documentary airs this Sunday on PBS

The official merchandise available will include items such as the Country Music BluRay, DVD, and Soundtrack! (The Museum Store is always open to the public during regular museum hours; please note that the museum is closed on Mondays.)