#weekend edition – @skopemag news for September 28, 2019 @ 8 am est

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Kefaya + Elaha Soroor Share New Track “Gole Be Khar” || New Album ‘Songs Of Our Mothers’ Due Out 9/27 On Bella Union

Of the track the band say: “Gole Be Khar is a folk song in the Herati dialect of north-western Afghanistan. Generally in Afghan society women are forbidden to openly express love and desire for a man as this is considered shameless by some parts of the society. In this song the woman is expressing her secret feeling and desire for her lover.”

EDS Mellow Launches Career With New Single

Much of the world’s most influential music has been born out of difficult circumstances and EDS Mellow has struggled more than many. Born in Haiti – one of the poorest countries in the Americas, blighted by corruption, poor infrastructure and victim to a succession of natural disasters – EDS Mellow (Lener Louis) also had to overcome a fractured family life. Levitate is proof to everyone that great music can come from the unlikeliest circumstances.

Emily King announces “Change of Scenery” Remix EP

New York R&B singer Emily King released her much-lauded third album Scenery earlier this year, and today she announces Change of Scenery: Remix EP, a collection of fresh takes by critically acclaimed producers on five of Scenery’s most memorable tracks. The EP features remixes by Wynne Bennett, Machinedrum, Taylor McFerrin, Wantigga, and King Britt. Today King releases the EP’s opening track, the remix of “Forgiveness.” Originally an emotional slow-burner, Bennett – the producer best known as a member of Twin Shadow and for her work on Janelle Monae’s hit 2018 album Dirty Computer – reworked into a sleek downtempo dance track.

ings (Seattle) announces new album Lullaby Rock – out November 15

ings is a guitarist, maker, songwriter, and video director who lives and works in Seattle, WA. She is a community facilitator, and organizes many DIY shows and festivals in the Seattle area.

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GATECREEPER: Share “From The Ashes” Music Video

“Coming from the desert, Gatecreeper clearly intend to serve as an oasis, not a mirage – and Deserted is destined to prove to the scene at large that the band’s aim is true.” – Decibel Magazine

The Good Ones Share “Where Did You Go Wrong, My Love” feat. Nels Cline

For The Good Ones’ new album, Rwanda, You Should Be Loved, bandleader Adrien Kazigira originally composed over forty songs. Most were meditations on his now thirteen-year-old daughter, Marie-Claire, and the life-threatening tumor that has afflicted her left eye. The recording was done live without overdubs on Adrien’s farm and was imbued with the passing of producer Ian Brennan’s mother during the days that they were there together as well as a former founding band member recently having succumbed to his own demons.

Little Scream found kismet and hope in writing her newest single “Disco Ball”

With Speed Queen being released a little over a month from today, Montreal’s Little Scream is sharing another slice from the forthcoming album. “Disco Ball” follows earlier singles “Dear Leader” and “Still Life” and arrives alongside a short story of kismet that resulted in the song and album’s creation—one involving a Flying V guitar, an antique store in the American heartland, and creating hope out of feelings of hopelessness.

Don’t miss the new video for Sean Henry’s “Surf Song”

Sean Posila, who records under the moniker Sean Henry, has been writing music since he was a kid. On A Jump from the High Dive, his second proper full-length, childhood and adulthood coalesce to display his most confident and animated work to date.

WALT DISCO release new goth-pop single ‘Dancing Shoes’ via Sports Team’s Holm Front Records

Poised delicately between the 80’s New Romance sound and a more modern post-punk approach – ‘Dancing Shoes’ released today, sees the Glasgow based outfit step things up a gear once more.

Lil Litty – No Cap

Is a take on “Hangover the Movie” the teenage guys sweet 16 version. Shot on location in Palm Springs. On the day Lil Litty turned 16.

PARTS PER MILLION Release Official Music Video for “No More Days”

Boston based Hard Rock Band PARTS PER MILLION has released the official music video for “No More Days.” Originally premiered on PureGrainAudio, “No More Days” is the first single from the band’s upcoming EP, The Cycle, and is available to download / stream via The Label Group / INgrooves.

The GREYS Drop Their Music Video “Drama” Today In Lieu of Upcoming EP Release

Los Angeles-based trio THE GREYS just released their newest music video “Drama” as they are gearing up for the release of the debut EP. The song, is a brazen look into the harshness of transitioning to a new city, where a hand-full of people that seem to be supportive, but in actuality only stick around long enough to take what they could and then dip out of the picture. The song, birthed out of a “middle fingers in the air” takes a playful turn with the beat, highlighting that fake people aren’t meant to be taken seriously. Life is too short to fill it with people that love drama.

THE GREYS Drop Their Music Video “Drama” Today For Their Upcoming EP Release

Hey Skope Mag – Introducing London Rockers Black Calavera – FFO Wolf Alice

“‘Cigarettes’ is a dream-like take on a ‘song about a girl’. It packs a bit of punch, and that’s how we like it. A lot less wishy-washy nonsense than your average, it’s a wicked track to see out summer 2019.” Charlie, Black Calavera

Victoria Victoria (infectious synth-pop) + Skope – new single “Find You”

Inspired by disparate influences including Regina Spektor, Imogen Heap, Randy Newman and Feist, on their new EP Elliott musters up tremendous strength with the glossy, vibrant anthem “Sanctuary,” while simultaneously setting aside the synth-pop sounds and baring it all with the vulnerable piano ballad, “Magic.” While adhering to her well-known sassy and rambunctious spirit, the songs on the new EP run the gamut from playful and childlike, to honest and contemplative. Her work is an exemplary display of fine-tuned attention to emotional detail, often exposing every raw nerve, while her stunning voice is front and center on every track.

Toronto Trapper Swagger Rite Recruits Yella Beezy & Flipp Dinero to Hit a Lick in His “Drop Top”

Defying his city’s trend towards melodic and gauzy rap-n-b, Toronto’s Swagger Rite makes his bones with rough-and-tumble trap music. Collecting coupes in a chaotic heist with two famous friends, Swagger Rite shares the video for “Drop Top,” premiered by HipHopSince1987. Sneaking into a dealership with a crew of trusty associates, Swagger Rite invites his friends Yella Beezy and Flipp Dinero to the shop. The trio dances atop the six-figure-value coupes, as dozens mosh to the booming bass and creeping piano. A rising star in his hometown, Swagger Rite comes into his own with “Drop Top,” earning major co-signs from two rising stars from his neighbors to the South.

British Folk Trio The Young’uns Adds Pacific Northwest Shows to 1st U.S. Tour

Just as election season is heating up in America, British folk trio The Young’uns are set to return to the U.S. and bring their unique brand of social commentary to venues in the Pacific Northwest following their August debut U.S. tour. Named ‘Best Group’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards two years in a row (2015 and 2016), they introduced their trademark harmonies, honesty and humour to American audiences during a series of east coast shows that included their debut appearance at the annual Philadelphia Folk Festival.


Leo Bhanji continues to build buzz with new single Blood & Guts. A left pop cut showcasing Bhanji’s relaxed vocals atop warped production, the track makes Leo Bhanji three for three in releasing compelling singles this year. Speaking on the release, Leo Bhanji states:

Eden Samara (River Tiber, Ralph, Young Thug) | Shares New Video & Single

Working in collaboration with the artist, musician and videographer, Mavro, Samara visually and thematically documents the skirmishes that online dating can often bring to love. Using mannequins (or robots) to address themes of ‘ghosting’, the figures are depicted in various scenarios showing a refusal to acknowledge conversations and ‘matches’ in real-life scenarios. Eden cuts into the topic via sublime rhythms and Miami bass-fuelled beats, drawing paralells with the sounds of Jessy Lanza and Tove Lo.

Office Culture Share “I Move In Shadows” from ‘A Life of Crime’ — out Nov. 1 on Whatever’s Clever

Office Culture — the 4-piece sophisti-pop / smooth-rock group from Brooklyn featuring musician/writer Winston Cook-Wilson (voice/keyboard), Ian Wayne (guitar/keyboards), Charlie Kaplan (bass), and Pat Kelly (drums) — have shared a second single from their 2nd full length album A Life of Crime, out Nov. 1 on Whatever’s Clever.

SIFTING reveal emotional music video for metal-ballad ‘Enough’

Progressive thrash-metal group Sifting have revealed an emotional new music video for their latest single, “Enough”. The video was directed by Alejandro Fumero Gil on location in the Mojave Desert near Lancaster, CA. The video tackles the dilemma facing many people today where we must work long hours to pay the bills and survive, versus providing the attention and emotional support desired and needed by those we are in relationships with.

Sifting reveal emotional music video for metal ballad ‘Enough’

Ariel View Share “Summertime,” Epitaph Debut ‘Until My Lungs Are Cleared’ Out October 18

Southern California indie rock band Ariel View have shared an animated lyric video for “Summertime,” off their upcoming Epitaph debut Until My Lungs Are Cleared to be released October 18. The track offers up an anthem built on bouncy beats, airy harmonies, and self-possessed lyrics.