@skopemag news for #tgif – November 1, 2019 @ 10 am est

THE NIGHT WATCH: Heavy Blog Is Heavy Debuts “Shamaniac”

An Embarrassment Of Riches is the stunning third full-length from Canadian progressive instrumental quartet THE NIGHT WATCH, featuring Musk Ox guitarist/Agalloch collaborator Nathanael Larochette and Musk Ox violinist Evan Runge.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: The Night Watch Are Back With the Grandiose “Shamaniac”

John Headley – Track: I Love Country Music

Singer, songwriter and guitarist JOHN HEADLEY’s career highlights include writing a song for Joan Collins and performing it on BBC1 in 1995. The song was called “Jones’s Star” and it had a country feel to it.

Year of the Locust Release Lyric Video for Single “Sorry”

Hard Rock band Year of the Locust- YOTL have released a new lyric video for their single “Sorry” off of the 2019 self titled “Year of the Locust” E.P. The band has also announced tour dates with The Zealots that begin on November 9, 2019, in Rochester, NY, at Pineapple Jacks.

Hear the B-side from the new Failed Flowers (Anna Burch & Fred Thomas) single as part of Slumberland’s 30th Anniversary Singles Club

Formed by friends in 2014 during a summer spent obsessing about the Sarah Records catalog, Michigan band Failed Flowers quickly developed into a shadowy, high-speed pop vehicle. Drawing at first from the wistful sighs of Sarah, the group grew more of an edge as they progressed, evoking elements of C86 granularity and shoegaze blur. The original lineup of bassist Erin Davis, drummer Miles Haney, and dual guitarist/singers Fred Thomas and Autumn Wetli played around the midwest for about a year, releasing an eight song demo before Wetli left the band.

Petrol Girls Release Music Video For Anti-Nationalist Anthem “No Love For A Nation”

On the verge of a European tour supporting Refused and Thrice next month, Petrol Girls have released a brand-new music video for their current single “No Love For A Nation.” It’s a song that questions the very idea of the nation state and the video is a demonstration of its intent. As the song is set to impact radio in the UK tomorrow (the original Brexit deadline) the band has announced plans to tour in US next year and are already confirmed for NYC’s New Colossus Festival (3/11-3/15) and SXSW (3/16-3/22) – with headline dates to be announced.

HAIM “Now I’m In It” New Single & Video Out Now

HAIM share new track and video for “Now I’m In It,” the band’s infectious new single produced by Rostam Batmanglij and Ariel Rechtshaid out on now on Columbia Records. Featured as BBC Radio 1’s “Hottest Record” today, “Now I’m In It” brilliantly plays with both mood and tone, giving way to a many-layered emotional experience with syncopated beats, muted guitar tones and delicate piano work that builds to uncover the fragility at the heart of the song. In a recent article with The Guardian, Danielle Haim explained the track’s message, “People think ‘Now I’m in It’ is a break-up song because I sing: ‘We can’t be friends’ but I’m talking about me and my mind.” The official video for “Now I’m In It” find HAIM continuing to collaborate with renowned film director Paul Thomas Anderson.

Michael Seyer – Nostalgia EP (out 11/8)

Japanese city pop, Brazilian boogie, and the songs his parents sang karaoke to, these influences help make Michael Seyer one of the most unique artists creating music in the indie-pop space today. On his new EP Nostalgia the 24 year old songwriter, born in the Philippines but raised in Gardena, a suburb of Los Angeles, set out to create songs which were both fresh and timeless.

Rob Zombie’s “Dragula” video from Jillian Rae & it is directed by Rob Zombie

Quote from Jillian “Buried Alive is basically the product of what happens when my bottled up stress, empathy, and anxiety exploded… all over my voice memos in a 4aminsomnia-based writing session. This whole record has underlying themes of dealing with anxiety, mental health issues, staying sane, the quest of finding balance, and ultimately learning how to love and accept ones self. This music video is 100% inspired by and pays homage to Rob Zombie’s “Dragula,” directed by Rob Zombie & Scott Humphrey. Jillian is a huge fan and has been dreaming of creating this video remake for ages. *We hope you like it, Mr. Zombie.”

LOST DOG STREET BAND: Kentucky Dark Country Act Announces Winter Tour 2020

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky-based dark country outfit LOST DOG STREET BAND has just announced a widespread run of US tour dates for early next year, continuing to support of their acclaimed fifth album, Weight Of A Trigger.

Country/Americana rock outfit Ted Z and the Wranglers

New album from Country/Americana rock outfit Ted Z and the Wranglers. The new full length entitled Southland features intoxicating Americana fused with gritty Country. “Corner Store” features ruckus blues guitars, spirited harmonicas, and honky tonk vocals. While “Guests of A Sunday Morning” highlights twangy guitars, layered infused melodies and stomping percussion. The band was recently profiled in Billboard.

CHTHONIC DEITY: Cvlt Nation Streams Reassembled In Pain EP

Cvlt Nation is currently streaming Reassembled In Pain, the debut EP from Colorado death/punk unit CHTHONIC DEITY in its vile entirety. The premiere comes on the eve of its release via Carbonized, Woodsmoke, and Lunar Tomb Records.

Listen NOW: The Death Metal/Punk of CHTHONIC DEITY kills posers on Contact!

Indie-folk duo Sway Wild for Skope – New album out now!

Sway Wild was recorded in Portland, Oregon at The Hallowed Halls, a historic Carnegie Library, by engineer Justin Phelps (Cake, Galactic, Bob Weir), whose expertise at the helm is tangible in the warmth and presence of the finished product. An impressive cadre of the band’s friends and heroes brings the songs to their full, frenzied potential. Birds of Chicago and Sean Hayes provide guest vocals, members of MarchFourth add the irresistible energy of a full horn section, and cellists Skip VonKuske (Portland Cello Project) and Anna Fritz, along with Anna Tivel on violin, contribute the brooding dynamism of bowed strings.

Tomorrow – Ivan L. Moody-Lead Singer Of Five Finger Death Punch-To Debut New Products From ‘Moody’s Medicinals’

Moody’s Medicinals specializing in both cannabidiol (“CBD”) and non-CBD health and wellness products launched its first trailblazing line of high-quality products in June 2019. Today, they announced that a new range of sugar-free AM and PM shots, as well as a new personal CBD diffuser pen that can be enjoyed in three new formulas are now available online at www.moodysmedicinals.com. The new products will also be available in-person at an exclusive launch event in Las Vegas, at The Grove on November 2 at 1:00pm attended by Ivan L. Moody.

The three new formulas for the personal diffuser pen include Relax (made with organic blackberry and blueberry waters), Energize (made with organic grapefruit and orange waters) and Silver Bullet (made with menthol and mint with vitamin B12 and ginseng).

THOM YORKE: “Last I Heard (…He Was Circling The Drain)” Video Live Now

To celebrate the release of Thom Yorke’s new video for “Last I Heard (…He Was Circling The Drain)” from his current album ANIMA (released June 27 on XL Recordings), ANIMA Technologies opened its L.A. offices with a three-day immersive first look event. The 5-minute short film, made at the Brooklyn-based experimental studio Art Camp, is set in a dream world inspired by fragments of Thom Yorke and Stanley Donwood’s imagination and made up of over 3000 hand-illustrated frames. The first clips of the film were shown throughout the ANIMA Technologies’ offices, on desktop monitors as well as a custom-constructed TV wall. Sound experience was provided by Sonos.

SF-Based Blues Rockers Kingsborough Share New Video for Single “Only Light”

The strikingly new video directed by Tanner Beree, showcases the songs’ lyrics that tells the story of the bittersweet pain you feel when you’re trying to dig someone out of despair and pain that is intertwined. Says Leach: “When we encounter emotionally difficult situation many of us tend to struggle in silence and try to ignore the pain we feel. Maybe we feel as though we can beat it ourselves; maybe we fear that wearing our heart on our sleeve and sharing what we’re going through with others can paint us as weak. But even when we try to cover our pain and struggles, it’s easy for the people who are close to us see it. Not talking about things that matter really pushes us away from each other. It’s like throwing gas on the flame. Only Light is the story of someone battling their inner demons in isolation and the narrator’s attempt to help pull them out of the toxic cycle.”


We are thrilled to share Lil Peep’s “GOTH ANGEL SINNER” EP on his favorite holiday, produced by Fish Narc. Lil Peep originally announced this in October of 2017 via twitter. This EP continues the legacy of the genre-bending artist, who has become one the most influential creatives of his generation. In addition to the EP, a music video directed by both Lil Peep and Rayn for the track “When I Lie” has been released today.

Smokepurpp Announces Anticipated Deadstar 2 Project, Shares Jet-Setting Lead Video “Stevie”

Packing blunt-force punchlines into bite-sized bangers, Smokepurpp is one of his generation’s most reliable sources of turn-up. Preparing his most ambitious album yet, Purpp announces Deadstar 2, his long-awaited debut album, arriving later this year. Executive-produced by Mike Dean, Deadstar 2 expands and refines Smokepurpp’s winning formula, bursting with sonic detail, but with enough space for Purpp to spin his witty bars into hard-hitting cadences. Featuring production from Murda Beatz, Ronny J, and Apex Martin, among others, and an impressive, yet-to-be-revealed array of guest stars, Deadstar 2 is the ultimate showcase yet for Purpp’s intergalactic appeal, equally suited to headphone listening and festival moshing. Deadstar 2 hits the Internet during Q4 2019 via Alamo Records.

LISTEN: Glass Peaks make political statement with psychedelic, dystopian fueled single ‘Architect’

London based trio Glass Peaks have unveiled their fourth single of the year – ‘Architect’, a post-punk Brexit statement, with the band putting their two-cents in on the current state of the British political system right now. The track sees the band once again pushing their limits when it comes to their unique sound.