@skopemag news for monday september 16, 2019 @ 10 am est

No Swoon announce debut s/t album (prod. by Jorge Elbrecht)

Words from No Swoon on the track: “The music video for “Don’t Wake Up, Wake up” follows two people searching for and finding themselves lost, slipping between a dream and reality. — This song started from a dream of mine. Usually my dreams are very darkly lit or at night with muted colors, except there is always one or two objects that are highly saturated in a brighter color.” -Tasha

Molly Brazy Only Cares About Her Cashflow on “In N Out” Single

With a no-nonsense approach to her career and her finances, Molly Brazy is one of Detroit’s most reliable sources of bangers. Going in atop yo-yoing synths and acid bass, Molly hits it and quits it in “In N Out,” her latest single. Displaying a single-minded focus on growing her bankroll, Molly wields an aggressive flow, dancing atop the dueling synth-and-piano arpeggios and emphasizing how she prefers to handle her business: “Trip to the bank, I’m in and I’m out/I’m just gettin money, is you in or you out?” Produced by I AM Xayy, “In N Out” is the latest release from Built To Last, Molly’s upcoming project and the follow-up to last year’s Queen Pin, following the video for “Wood.”


Clutch announce the release of “Electric Worry.” The single is the third in a series of new studio recordings that comprise the newly launched Weathermaker Vault Series and the first new official music Clutch is making available since the release of their critically acclaimed album, Book Of Bad Decisions.


Named after Svensson’s more confident and free childhood imaginary twin, Brother Leo officially made his worldwide debut in 2018. The dynamic nature of the music aligns with his rather unbelievable story. Long before his emergence as Brother Leo, mom forced her son born Ola to participate in boys’ choir and take piano lessons when all he “really cared about was football.” At only 17, he played professional soccer for former UEFA-cup team Trelleborgs FF. After singing during a school function, friends clamored for him to audition for Pop Idol. Despite his reluctance, he ended up landing a deal in his native Sweden as a result. Unlocking a quirky, clever, and catchy signature style, Ola achieved a string of number ones off the back of his Swedish debut before making his bones as an in-demand songwriter with cuts for gnash, Hailee Steinfeld, Akon, and more under his given name. He assumed the identity of Brother Leo in 2018 and began writing and recording with Mark Ralph [Clean Bandit, Years & Years, Jax Jones], Coffee [Rihanna, Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber], Dan Grech [Lana Del Rey, Liam Gallagher, George Ezra], and more.

Nothing More Release Video For “Fade In/Fade Out”

Alt rock band and three-time Grammy nominees Nothing More are gearing up for their Fall 2019 tour in support of Ghost. The San Antonio four-piece will serve as the main support on the “Ultimate Tour Named Death.” The trek kicks off today, Friday, September 13 in at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, CA and runs through October 26 in Glens Falls, NY. Tour dates for the Canadian and US run can be found below.


Four-time BRIT Award winner Emeli Sandé released her new album, Real Life, today via Capitol Records). Available HERE, the album features “Sparrow,” which Rolling Stone hailed as “a staggering new anthem,” “Extraordinary Being,” which was released in collaboration with X-Men: Dark Phoenix in June and the soulful “Shine.”

James Levy shares new LP ‘Somebody’ today | Playing record release show in Nashville on 10/3

James Levy’s new album Somebody is out today on Innit Recordings/The Orchard. The album was produced by Paul Defiglia (The Avett Brothers) and recorded in Nashville. Levy and his band will perform songs from the new album at a record release party at The Basement in Nashville on Oct 3.

Multi-Platinum Rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Returns With New Single “Mood Swings”

Today, multi-platinum rapper and entrepreneur A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie drops his new single “Mood Swings” via Highbridge The Label/Atlantic Records. A Boogie comes back with strong bars giving fans a preview of his highly-anticipated forthcoming album Artist 2.0.

Pallas Athene – ‘The Wall’

“I wrote my new song, “The Wall,” from my perspective as an observer in the virtual world. I notice myself and others just not as present in-person, overwhelmed by the critical state of the world and the constant information overload from our newsfeeds, ads and notifications. This track represents the restriction, loneliness, and disempowerment that I feel in being a part of the virtual world and also represents my fear of isolation and obsolescence in leaving it behind.”

New Music // Milky Chance – “The Game”

Today Milky Chance release The Game. This dreamy track is the first single to be lifted from their third album, Mind on the Moon, out November 15th via Ignition Records. Pre-Order the album now (HERE.) The album will also include their recent song with Tash Sultana, Daydreaming.

Beauts preview debut LP with new slow-burning single…stream “Good Measure” today

Pulsating, glinting synths are punctuated by tempered guitar lines as the song opens the gates – cautiously, yet assuredly – towards a surging, crescendoing drive. While the band’s penchant for recalling the sonic influences of groups such as The National and Interpol remains ever present, “Good Measure” positions Beauts further in the past bringing to light their fervour for the tones, pacing, and delivery of acts like New Order, The Cure, and Talk Talk. Interwoven with lyrics poised to distract from the dread of ultimately being alone, an undercurrent of shoegaze provides a steady bedrock for the slow-burning track.

Don’t Shoot the Messenger, “The Message” a new Single/Video by Dana Coppa and Dope Knife

Don’t shoot the messenger! Dana Coppa teams up with Savannah, GA native Dope Knife on “The Message”; produced by the one and only Charley Cooks.

It’s hard to be mad at a couple of well-versed and well reputed emcees for letting their contemporaries know that no matter how dope they might think they are, they’re just suckas in comparison. “The Message” is equipped with a classic feel and head-nod tempo allowing the two emcees to float effortlessly in conjunction with the track’s vibe.

Liily share new single “Wash” w/ Godzilla-esque stop-motion music video (new LA-based alt rock)

Liily, the alternative rock band from Los Angeles, share their latest track “Wash” today. The first new music released since their debut EP I Can Fool Anybody in This Town, “Wash” is a taste of raw energy; wild, angular and percussion-led chaos which rivals that of indie dance hall classics Gang of Four or The Rapture. In the band’s own words, “‘Wash’ is our first attempt at expanding our sound and making something as closely representative of where we are now as possible.” Always irreverent, they also shared the following flip remarks:


“It continues KORN’s mission of probing the hidden corners and harsh realities of life within a shroud discordant darkness,” declared Noisey with The FADER adding, “KORN have never shied away from innovation… the icons have always looked forward.” Los Angeles Times applauded the “…deep and potent performances from the band, evoking their ever-present rage but also feelings of loss and isolation,” while NME affirmed, “This urgent and important record will ensure the veterans don’t get lost in the shuffle.

The Naked Sun return with mysterious new single “Secret We Both Know”

Today, Philadephia’s self-proclaimed “honest rock” band The Naked Sun follows up their 2018 LP War With Shadows with the moody and mysterious new single “Secret We Don’t Know.” They also announce a new EP titled Avec la Verite’, Vous Avez le Droit d’Aimer (With the Truth you Have the Right to Love) out this October. XSNOIZE brought us the premiere of the ominous new music video that accompanies the track.

VIDEO PREMIERE: The Naked Sun – “Secret We Both Know” – Watch Now

Nina Nesbitt Releases New Song ‘Black & Blue.’ Announces Deluxe Album

Following the release of her spectacular debut album ‘The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change,’ which has since amassed more than HALF-A-BILLION combined global streams and continues to garner more than 25 million streams per month, Scottish artist Nina Nesbitt has released a brand new track today, titled ‘Black & Blue.’ The track comes with the news of a very special 29-song deluxe edition of her early 2019 release. ‘The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change & The Flowers Will Fall’ is set for global release on November 15 via Cooking Vinyl [PRE-SAVE HERE]. “‘Black & Blue’ is a song I wrote whilst working on the album and I always knew I wanted to release it,” says Nina. “It’s about being your own worst enemy and the voice inside your head that constantly makes you doubt yourself.”

Beloved LA Band Phantom Planet Reform, Release New Single

Earlier this year, beloved Los Angeles band, Phantom Planet, reunited after a decade-long hiatus and dropped BALISONG, their first release since 2008.

Today, as Phantom Planet continues to celebrate its 25th year in existence, the band is releasing their newest single, “Party Animal.”


“Louder” sees Jensen deliver a high-energy dance floor destroyer, fit with an unrelenting drop and infectious vocal sample. “Louder” follows “Rubber Bands,” last month’s collaboration with Australian innovator Timmy Trumpet, and “Nobody,” Jensen’s single with fellow multi-platinum artist James Arthur that has so far amassed 70 million Spotify streams.


Vaporize is mainly about the complex feelings you challenge when you leave a relationship with someone, or just split with someone you really like. The song also criticize peoples obsession with climbing the social ladder instead of being true to themselves. People’s will to get recognition from those with ”higher status” gets prioritized and leaves real relationships in between.

Justin Townes Earle Announces “The Saint of Lost Causes” North American Tour Dates

Justin Townes Earle has announced his North American tour dates in support of The Saint of Lost Causes. The 40-date tour launches at the Holler on the Hill Festival in Indianapolis on September 21st and will feature the band that appeared on the album, including Joe V. McMahan (Guitar), Paul Niehaus (Guitar, Pedal Steel), Jon Radford (Drums), and The Saint of Lost Causes co-producer Adam Bednark (Bass). Justin Townes Earle will be joined by Jesse Malin, The Cerny Brothers, The Wandering Hearts, Michigan Rattlers, The Josephines, and last, but certainly not least, Jonny Two Bags on various legs of the tour.

Justin Townes Earle Announces Fall 2019 The Saint of Lost Causes North American Tour Dates

IYVES Embraces Self-Love in New Electro-Pop Single “My Way”

Soulful singer/songwriter IYVES explores an infectiously fun new sound on her latest single “My Way,” out everywhere today. “My Way” is an anthemic empowerment anthem about owning your individuality and loving your unique self. With this single, IYVES’ interest in classic soul elements fuses with electro-pop beats, blurring the lines between R&B, pop, and contemporary sounds.

On the meaning about the new single, IYVES confides, “‘My Way’ was such a fun song for me to write and record. It was really one of those songs that just wrote itself.” This release acts as a reflection of IYVES’ own experiences as she conquers battling the outer and unnecessary noise from those around her. She encourages the listener to “silence the noise and listen to your innermost truth.”

Stephanie Owens Uplifting Single,“Slingshot,” Available Today on all Digital Platforms

The uplifting and inspiring single, “Slingshot” encourages listeners to keep pushing through and bounce back when faced with hardships in life. Lynchburg, Virginia native, Stephanie Owens co-wrote the song with Evan Cline, and Melissa Sheridan with production by Brad Hill, Evan Cine, and Stephanie Owens. Download and stream the music on all digital platforms, including Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and Amazon here.


Her music has been described as, for instance: “a delectable, synth-pop injection of pure funk that eventually descends into a minimal, sexy breakdown.” by NY Magazine’s Vulture and “we all could use Your Smith on our playlists” by Refinery29. Earlier she revealed the EP-tracks “Wild Wild Woman”, “In Between Plans” and “You Could’ve Told Me”.