@skopemag news for wednesday – October 30, 2019 @ 11 am est

Moloken joins The Sign Records and announces their fourth album set for release in 2020

Moloken joins The Sign Records and will release their fourth album Unveilance of Dark Matter on the 31st of January. Moloken is powerhouse that has fueled the North Swedish hemisphere for 12 years. The new album holds eleven tracks of progressive and uncompromising metal that establish the band further. The music is tainted by the North Swedish music environment and similarities can be found to other Umeå based bands like Meshuggah, Cult of Luna or Refused. Album artwork is done by the fantastic Costin Chioreanu that previously have worked with bands as Ghost, At the Gates and Mayhem. The first single ‘Surcease’ is set for release the 8th of November.

Welsh noise-pop experts Seazoo share effervescent new cut ‘Heading Out’

Quirky and masterful in equal measure, Welsh noise-pop experts Seazoo share effervescent new cut Heading Out, the second offering from the band’s upcoming sophomore album set for release in spring 2020.

Following on from swaggering lead single Throw It Up, the indie outfit’s trademark positivity and unbridled charisma shines through once more in their playful new effort, tapping further into the ideas likely to be explored throughout their second full-length record.

Watch Purple Pilgrims’ haunting new video for “Sensing Me”

About the video: “Sensing Me is a Love Magic incantation and telepathic ritual. Through hyperbolic emotional shorthand we regard the grey area between love and obsession, fantasy and reality. A claustrophobic dream of elation, desperation, regret and double meanings. The video was directed by the wonderful W.A.M Bleakley and shot on 16mm Kodak film. The characters become more and more disarrayed as internal clashes overwhelm them – becoming divided within and against themselves, and ultimately disembodied. When psychological boarders on supernatural – both tongue-in-cheek and deadly serious all at the same time.”

VONAVI Releases Breathtaking Video for “Regrow” – REFLECTION out Nov. 8th

Ramping up to the release of his debut record REFLECTION (Out November 8, 2019 via 61 Seconds Records), VONAVI (a.k.a. Andrei Ivanov) has just partnered with Spill Magazine to premiere the magnificent new video for his latest single, “Regrow” featuring actor Dylan Cheek (Pitch Perfect 2, Good Behavior). Just like his previous videos, “Regrow” was directed by Andrew Litten, Andrei’s close friend and collaborator, who developed an intimate and beautiful story shot on 35mm film.


Micah Shalom is proud to announce his latest single “Peace, Rights, Love” which is out now. The established artist is one of the leading Reggae outfits in Texas bringing both conscious roots and danceability to the mix. Back in 2007 in Gainesville, FL, Micah Shalom formed a band of ska, reggae, and world musicians to play his brand of original and cover music from these genres. The Micah Shalom crew now resides in Austin TX with a cast of diverse musical backgrounds from Latin to Ska to Afrobeat to Reggae. Backing artists such as Cedric IM Brooks and Kevin Batchelor of The Skatalites, and Grammy Award Winner Calton Coffie of Inner Circle, The Micah Shalom crew cut their teeth learning to play Jamaican reggae and ska, traveling with Calton Coffie to perform in Jamaica and playing a number of shows in the US with Cedric IM Brooks and Kevin Batchelor. Micah Shalom will be celebrating the release of the single performing with Kevin Batchelor on 10/18 in San Antonio, TX and 10/19 in Austin, TX.

Dylan LeBlanc-New Track “Unanswered Questions,”

Today, ATO Records released “Unanswered Questions,” a new acoustic single from singer/songwriter Dylan LeBlanc. LeBlanc heads back out on tour on October 31 supporting his latest album Renegade, out now.


With two new singles “A Kiss” and “Forever Always” the genre-blending rock band band made up of brothers Ross and Rocky Lynch – THE DRIVER ERA – are excited to announce their first headlining World Tour. The tour kicks off with a US run beginning April 1 in NYC and ending in Los Angeles on May 5th before heading to Europe, the UK and Mexico. Bandsintown and Spotify pre-sales begin tomorrow, October 30th, with general on sale beginning on Friday, November 1st at 10am local time.

Algiers announce new album There Is No Year, share video for new song “Dispossession”

Under the direction of producers Randall Dunn [Sunn O))), Earth] and Ben Greenberg [Zs, Uniform (as featured on Twin Peaks season 3)], There Is No Year encompasses future-minded post-punk R&B from the trapped heart of ATL, where they began; to industrial soundscapes à la 4AD-era Scott Walker or Iggy & Bowie’s Berlin period; to something like the synthetic son of Marvin Gaye and Fever Ray.

HunBjørn releases mysterious video for ‘Keep Breathing’

We see a girl walking around in a house, trying on clothes, maybe it’s hers – maybe it’s not… The further we get into the story it shows that something is wrong with her. She’s battling something or someone we don’t know… At one point we see her or someone else’s feet lying on the floor. Is she dead or did she kill someone?…

In the end she chokes herself or the person that she was. Trying to become someone else.

Ron Pope “Wait and See” video out now, new LP ‘Bone Structure’ due March 6

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Ron Pope debuts his new video “Wait & See” via Billboard. The track is from his forthcoming LP, Bone Structure, out March 6, 2020 via his own Brooklyn Basement Records.


This week, emerging hip hop artist Spade Melo released the visuals for his follow up single “Bottom” off his debut EP Aces High which is set to release this fall. “Bottom” comes on the heels of Spade’s well received debut single “Derrick Rose” which is also featured on Apple Music’s The New South playlist. Both songs showcase the grit and versatility Melo has mastered over the years.


Fresh off his latest appearance as both host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live, Chance the Rapper has shared the video for “Hot Shower.” Taken from his debut studio album, The Big Day, “Hot Shower” sees the Chicago rapper link up with MadeinTYO and DaBaby. For the Reel Goats-directed video, the three show off their goofy side. Jake Johnson and Kel Mitchell also make cameos.

TLA (members of The Shins & The Pleased) Shares Title Track to “New Language”

“Listener beware! It’s hard not to get entranced by the sonic pulse of this music accompanied with this incredible video…this feels like what Billy Corgan was after Adore, only with better execution.” – Austin Town Hall


Explaining how the EP’s title track came together, Templeman said, “‘Don’t Go Wasting Time’ is a track about breakups and trying to stop yourself from missing someone. The track has a really pretty melody I came up with years ago, it actually started off as a punk song and gained a new title this year when I dug it up.”

BLACKWOOD: stream full new EP “Of Flies” exclusively on Cvlt Nation!

BLACKWOOD is Eraldo Bernocchi’s solo doom dub project. The “Of Flies” EP features two guest vocals: Minipony’s Emilia Moncayo, whom voice is constantly balancing among growling and rhythmic wording, sometimes bordering hip-hop dub territories, and Stefania Alos Pedretti from OVO.

Hear the dark doom dub of BLACKWOOD ‘Of Flies’ EP

NUE Releases Trippy New Single “Dreamcast”  

Today, rapper NUE returns with new single “Dreamcast” produced by Lex Luger [Prod credits include Lil Yatchy, Quavo, Waka Flocka etc.]. True to his genre bending approach to hip-hop and alternative twist to R&B, “Dreamcast” is the perfect vibe. In Nue’s words, “It’s what you put on when you’re lit at 2 AM and not ready for your night to be over. You just feel the energy — it hits right from the jump and keeps up throughout the song.”

Ásgeir announces new album with nostalgia-driven track ‘Youth’

Icelandic singer-songwriter Ásgeir has today shared the first single from his forthcoming new album – ‘Youth’ is a reflection of the artist’s childhood. He also announces his third album ‘Bury The Moon’ will be released on 7th February 2020 on One Little Indian Records, with a full UK/EU/US tour to coincide.

Ásgeir returns to his Icelandic folk roots for lead single ‘Youth’ – written in collaboration with his admired poet father Einar Georg Einarsson and translated by John Grant, the song documents his childhood growing up in a small Icelandic town, unburdened by worry and full of unbridled joy. The stunning track swells with horns and hushed acoustic guitars, Ásgeir’s unmistakeable honey-soaked vocal soaring across weaving instrumental melodies, culminating in an anthemic peak that exudes nostalgia

COLLATERAL Release Music Video For New Single ‘Mr. Big Shot’

UK hard rockers Collateral have released a music video for their new single “Mr. Big Shot” from their forthcoming debut full-length album, which will be available on February 21, 2020 via Roulette Media Records / Cargo Records UK.