@skopemag news for wednesday – October 30, 2019 @ 9:30 am est

Mysterious artist egomunk releases brand new video ‘Schizoid Superstar’

Mysterious artist egomunk has released the video for the brand new single ‘Schizoid Superstar’.

The creepy video is a mix of haunting acting and animation, which mirrors the conflicting thoughts and pressures of society fuelling the influence into ‘Schizoid Superstar’.


Following the release of his acclaimed third album When I Wake Up, UK based Irish singer, songwriter, storyteller, and social commentator Maverick Sabre has announced his new 5 track acoustic EP When I Wake Up, slated for release Nov 15th via FAMM / The Orchard. The EP features Maverick’s unique and powerful vocals dialed up on acutely personal and emotional stripped back versions from the album, including key tracks “Drifting” and “Glory”.

R.E.M. unveils Monster 25 interactive A/B remix experience

Ahead of the upcoming 25th anniversary reissue of their iconic album Monster, R.E.M. have launched an interactive web experience which allows fans to A/B the 2019 remixed album against the remastered 1994 original by toggling between the two. Through the web application, fans can stream the advance singles “Let Me In” and “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” (logging in through their preferred streaming platform) and sample 30 seconds of each of the remaining album tracks. Starting on Monster 25 street date, November 1, all songs on the album will be available to play in their entirety.

Jackie Charles’ existentialist dream pop is a mirror of the anxiety-inducing times we live in

Jackie Charles are three individuals from disparate backgrounds, united by a desire to use art to cope with the dystopian future that is promised to them by the news cycle on a daily basis. They use Berlin as a creative base to formulate this medicinal yet existentialist dream pop.

PLEIADEES: stream unearthly first song off dark jazz EP

Italian dark jazz ritualists PLEIADEES announce divine eponymous EP, due out November 22nd on Subsound Records. They share gloomy and meditative first track “How To Step Out Of Solidity And Vaporize Yourself” via New Noise Magazine.

Track Premiere: Pleiadees – ‘How To Step Out Of Solidity And Vaporize Yourself’

Revalve records set release date for Malamorte’s 4th album “God Needs Evil”

Malamorte are back to releasing their fourth new album “God Needs Evil” which will be out via Revalve Records on February 21st.

This new chapter outline the heavy and thrash sulphureous sound with a touch of power metal sustained by melodic and granitic guitars riff going through fast breathtaking moments of epic sounds which emphasizes the atmosphere of the opera. “God Needs Evil” is a mystic and occult experience told in 9 tracks.

Hawksley Workman – “Around Here”

‘The song is a meditation on belonging and the dark, slippery moments when love challenges… When it slips from a feeling, into work, into a mission statement of mutual truths.’

Slothrust share ‘Peach’ EP now on Dangerbird Records, on tour with Highly Suspect

Slothrust share their new EP, Peach, out now via Dangerbird Records. Currently on tour with Highly Suspect, the band is continuing to play shows throughout November and just wrapped up a special hometown show at The Novo DTLA in Los Angeles, CA, where they took over Fender’s social media for the night.

New > Circadian Rhythms launch multi-faceted ‘CR004: Partisan’ project > Featuring multi-artist cassette album, clothing capsule and tour dates

“As a label committed to exploring physical releases, whether its clothing, records or events, we understand there is an inherent environmental cost to our work. Partisan represents a collective of artists and creatives engaging with low impact solutions to sustain art production. It does not represent a solution, rather an attempt to question the very idea of “sustainable production” and to understand its limitations.”

Video / Single: Twan Mack – Main Concern

Twan Mack is noted as one of the most versatile Adult Contemporary Hip Hop artists to date in the music industry. The Milwaukee based artist continues to release infectious, timeless gems and “Main Concern” is no exception.

Closed Sessions Debuts “Lord Knows” feat Kemba + Dark Matter Coffee Collab

Chicago’s Closed Sessions label just dropped the next installment from their forthcoming CS Vol. 3 compilation, this one featuring buzzing Bronx artist Kemba. The track “Lord Knows” is produced by Closed Sessions in house producer BoatHouse whose responsible for production of the entire compilation, which features a previously released Open Mike Eagle track Kipp Stone, Mother Nature, ShowYouSuck, Khary, Dave B and others. Continuing in the tradition with the CS compilations, the label has also released a documentary with the track giving an in-depth look at Kemba’s creative process and approach to his budding career.

Wilsen Return with ‘Ruiner’ out February 21 via Secret City Records – Video For The Title Track Out Today

Wilsen, the Brooklyn-based trio of Tamsin Wilson (guitar/vocals), Johnny Simon Jr. (guitar) and Drew Arndt (bass), will release their new album Ruiner on February 21 via Secret City Records / Dalliance Recordings. Today, they shared the album’s title track along with an accompanying video directed by Stephen Michael Simon. Ruiner is now available for pre-order and includes an instant download of the title track.

Sturgill Simpson Announces 2020 A Good Look’n Tour

Following the release of his new album, Sound & Fury, GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson has announced North American dates for his 2020 Sturgill Simpson: A Good Look’n Tour. Those fans paying attention this weekend at Nashville’s Turnip Truck got a sneak peek of the tour announcement. The 35+ date tour, presented by AEG Presents, will kick off February 21, 2020 in Birmingham, AL and travel to cities such as New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Boston before concluding May 24, 2020 in Louisville, KY.

HMLTD announce long-awaited debut album, West of Eden, new single/video ‘The West Is Dead’

Following their recent return with the explosive recent single ‘LOADED’, London based five-piece HMLTD today announce news of the upcoming release of their long-awaited debut album, West of Eden, due for release on 7th February 2020 via UK independent label Lucky Number.


Following a week that included a spectacular Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon performance that saw Jenny Lewis getting carried away (literally) and a sold-out night of bringing “Brooklyn To Its Feet” (GOTHAMIST) at the Kings Theatre, Jenny has unveiled a brand new clip for “Rabbit Hole,” from On The Line (Warner Records).

Pixies + New Video for “Long Rider”

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 – Today, Pixies – Black Francis, Joey Santiago, David Lovering, and Paz Lenchantin – unveil a brand new music video for the song “Long Rider” from the band’s new album Beneath The Eyrie (BMG/Infectious). Presented in a surreal, dream-like fashion, the video takes its cue from the tragic death of Desiree, an ardent surfer and close friend of Lenchantin’s whose final wave claimed her life a couple of years ago. Said Lenchantin, “It was almost as if Desiree had this dream before she went surfing that morning, and hints at that even if she had known her fate, she would still have taken that wave.”