@skopemag news for – tuesday – november 12, 2019 @ 2 pm est

Brighton post-punk propects Thyla share searing new cut ‘Lenox Hill’ – sophomore EP ‘Everything at Once’ drops 24th Jan

Brighton post-punk prospects Thyla continue their extraordinary rise with searing new cut Lenox Hill, the second track taken from the band’s eagerly anticipated sophomore EP Everything at Once set for release 24th January.

Racing to the forefront of the emerging indie landscape, the rising quartet returned last month with masterfully crafted lead single Two Sense, having already attracted glowing praise from all corners of the press (Pitchfork, Stereogum, NME, The Line Of Best Fit, Dork) and across the airwaves (BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Radio X, KCRW) following the arrival of debut EP What’s On Your Mind? earlier this year.

(Sandy) Alex G – Video For “In My Arms”

“One of the decade’s defining indie rock artists” — Washington Post

“Alex G truly deserves his aforementioned status as a DIY icon.” — American Songwriter

“a singular figure whose idiosyncratic tastes have inspired the kind of fandom that’s rare among indie-rock artists nowadays” — Stereogum

Willie Nelson & Family, Alison Krauss, and more to perform at MerleFest 2020

MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the initial lineup for MerleFest 2020, which will be held April 23-26. The annual homecoming of musicians and music fans returns to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. “For over 30 years, one of the major factors that has built and sustained MerleFest has been the quality of the artists and performances that our guests see over the 4-day festival,” says Ted Hagaman, Festival Director. “People truly feel that the festival is a great value and that is why music fans and families return year after year. We feel that the 2020 lineup again reflects the diversity and quality of performers, and we look forward to another successful festival in April.” The complete lineup for MerleFest 2020 will be announced over the next few months.

Piebald Announces Surprise Christmas EP, Out This Friday 11/15

Boston’s indie/emo bridge-builders Piebald have announced their new EP – Piebald Presents To You, A Musical Christmas Adventure – due out this Friday, November 15th via Photo Finish Records. The band wrote and recorded all three tracks – “(All I Want For Christmas) Is To Rage With My Friends,” “The Rebellion Of Winter,” and “Do Good Stuff” – over a long weekend in September with producer Doug Batchelder in North Reading, Massachusetts, all while building multiple sets to shoot the accompanying artwork. The band has also dropped the festivity-filled lyric video for “(All I Want For Christmas) Is To Rage With My Friends” today –

Purr Announce Debut Album ‘Like New’ Coming Out February 21, 2020

The duo – who had previously captured attention releasing deft, stripped down, warm-toned pysch-pop under their names, Jack and Eliza – shifted to what naturally felt like their next musical gear. If Jack and Eliza showcased the songwriting prowess of a promising young duo (they are both still in their early twenties), then Purr lets Callahan’s and Staffen’s work bloom in the fertile ground of a fully realized soundscape. Purr builds upon an ageless, classic sound that at once looks at the past while leaning into their own, individual future – with Staffen’s and Callahan’s vocals humming at the center.


Grace is set to perform “I Don’t Like You” on The Late Late Show with James Corden on November 13. Fans can tune in to CBS at 12:37a.m. / 11:37p.m. CT to catch the performance. Additionally, she will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show on November 27 on NBC at 2pm ET and performing on Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade which airs Wednesday, December 25, on ABC from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ET.


Alt-Pop Trio TWIN XL Shares “Messy” Visual

Rising alt-pop trio TWIN XL today shares the music video for their infectious new single “Messy” available on all digital streaming platforms now via Position Records/The Orchard. CLICK HERE to watch the Jade Ehlers (MAX, 5 Seconds of Summer, Fall Out Boy)-directed video, which exclusively premiered on Billboard. “Messy” is self-produced and written by the band alongside Little Hurt (Colin Dieden formerly of The Mowgli’s) and impacts alternative radio today. TWIN XL is currently supporting The Maine on their ‘The Mirror’ Tour hitting major markets nationwide including recent upcoming shows in Chicago, Denver, Seattle, and Portland.

Mondo Cozmo shares new song “Generator” on ABC’s The Good Doctor

Today, alternative songsmith Mondo Cozmo shared his latest single “Generator,” following its debut on the ABC television drama The Good Doctor last night. The song’s lush soundscape complements the emotional outcry portrayed in the lyrics as singer Josh Ostrander belts out “generator, I’ve been waiting, come release me.” The song serves as a follow up to the recently released “Come On,” the music video for which stars actress Anna Faris. Mondo Cozmo has also announced a handful of performances including a December 6th show with X Ambassadors in Chicago and two February headline shows in San Francisco and Los Angeles. – Photo Credit: Travis Shinn


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