@skopemag news for – thursday – november 14, 2019 @ 1:30 pm est

New Music and Video From Marshmello “Tongue Tied“

The official video for “Tongue Tied” immerses viewers in a dystopian reality where a militarized police force, dubbed Silencers, takes any means necessary to mute the outspoken members of society. Directed by Christian Breslauer and shot in Los Angeles, the powerful short film features Emmynominee Joey King (“The Act,” “Life in Pieces,” “The Kissing Booth”) alongside Marshmello, YUNGBLUD and blackbear.

MOSES SUMNEY Announces Double LP GRÆ, Watch VIRILE Now

Today, Moses Sumney returns to announce græ, his forthcoming double album, and share its lead single with an accompanying video. Out via Jagjaguwar Records, the album, which is a conceptual patchwork about greyness, will be released in two parts — the first part due digitally in February of 2020, with the second part, as well as the physical album, due May 15th. It expands upon the sonic universe built in Sumney’s critically-acclaimed debut LP Aromanticism and subsequent EP Black In Deep Red, 2014.

Sleeping Beauty Dreams immersive show premiers in Boston on Saturday – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 BOSTON – ORPHEUM THEATRE, 1 HAMILTON PL

Sleeping Beauty Dreams is an electronic music-influenced, contemporary art & dance performance enhanced through technology using larger-than-life avatars. It explores the age-old fable of Sleeping Beauty and for the first time reveals what Princess Aurora dreamt about during her 100-year slumber. It journeys through her fears, passions and sinful desires. It’s raw, multifaceted, thrilling, and will give you goosebumps with incredible visuals, which you can see here:

OUT TODAY for Skope: experimental pop/alternative R&B duo Black Grapefruit’s (~SURPRISE~) new ‘Waist’ EP

In Black Grapefruit’s words, “This year has been challenging for us and there’s just so much fucking tension around the world. We’ve been chasing moments of release and freedom — it’s that spirit that drives this project. Club music really prioritizes energy over structure, so working on this project was a much needed departure for us. We had some things we wanted to say and try, but we didn’t want to be bound by any kind of format. It all started with the single, “Waist.” After locking that song in we started to think, “what if we built a vibe around this?” We let go and followed our instincts. Fuck convention or structure, we needed to feel good about something. We needed to say some shit out loud and dance. We imagine it as the car ride to, and/or from, the club.”

White Owl Red’s new Indie Music Video/Album pre-release ‘Working Class Heroes’

“rolling resonant guitars thrumming with roots energy reminiscent of the powerful songs of Dylan and Woody Guthrie”

-Rawkus Magazine

“innovatively expresses what it means to be authentic in modern society in an honest, gritty, poignant and vulnerable way, during an unforgettable musical journey…driven by a blissful infusion of indie folk and roots-Americana…equally intelligent and hopeful…deeply felt social and political awareness”

-Shock-Ya! Magazine

Marcus King shares video for ‘The Well’

Marcus King has shared the video for his new single, ‘The Well’, taken from his Dan Auerbach produced, genre-bending debut solo record, El Dorado – due out Jan 17th, 2020 via Snakefarm Records in the UK. The video showcases the cathartic influence of rock’n’roll as King leads an enraptured congregation to redemption with an invigorating performance.

The Game Shares Music Video “Stainless” feat. Anderson .Paak

Today, Compton rapper The Game premieres “Stainless,” the second music video from his forthcoming album Born 2 Rap with Billboard Magazine. Directed by Aaron “A.G.” Green, the visual shows The Game cruising in his custom-painted Lambo for a 2AM mission in Los Angeles with guest artist Anderson .Paak. Produced by Big Duke, the track is available for streaming now and is featured on The Game’s ninth-studio album Born 2 Rap releasing via Entertainment One/5th Amendment/Prolific Records on November 29th 2019.

New Video // Marian Hill – “like u do”

Today, New York-based electronic duo, Marian Hill – consisting of singer Samantha Gongol and producer Jeremy Lloyd – have released their brand new visual for their latest song “like u do,” directed by Tyce Hoskin,
which offers watchers a trippy adventure down their own memory lane to accompany the bouncy, electronic track that reflects on the idealization of a past love with the reality of the person they are now.

Influential Midwestern Emo Vets Giants Chair Debut New Song “Kids Running” on Talkhouse

Hobart writes: “I don’t know about you, but I can’t sit down with a stack of old VHS tour tapes of my ’90s post-punk emo rock band GIANTS CHAIR without thinking about my unease with nostalgia. This is a band that hasn’t made a record — scarcely even played — in the last 23 years… but a band that, nevertheless, has somehow found itself with a new record to be released on December 6, 2019. Like one of my early songwriter heroes, Bob Dylan, I don’t want to look back. I don’t want to tempt my mid-life fate getting wistful or woeful about the “good ‘ol tour days.” But I’m sitting here with these tapes whirring in this borrowed TV/VCR combo because, after all these years, this band is desperate to find some footage to help us pull together some kind of music video by the end of this adult work week. So, here I am at 48. Faced, literally, with myself believing in myself and this same old, well… young, ’90s emo rock band — at 25 years of age, 23 years ago and now. To quote a more-recent songwriting hero, David St. Hubbins, as he considers what his epitaph should be… “And why not?”

Lee “Scratch” Perry – Heavy Rain

December 6th 2019 sees the release of the dub companion to the critically-acclaimed Rainford album which came out in June 2019. On Heavy Rain, the Upsetter and co-producer Adrian Sherwood have produced a radical bass heavy re-version of the original tapes with a host of guest musicians including Brian Eno and Vin Gordon. I’m hoping you’ll consider covering this release via album review, news story or feature interview with Mr. Perry or Mr. Sherwood, or both.

REMEMBER THE MONSTERS Release New Single “Close Encounters”

Marking their official emergence in 2016, Remember the Monsters quickly gained significant attention from the release of their single, “The Pieces Remain.” The release, to date, has seen over 5MILLION streams across Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube through the promotion of fan-crafted videos and tremendous underground support! Shortly after their initial release, the band found themselves in need of a new frontman. Through a friend’s introduction, they found their sonic match informer The Colour You singer, Julian Comeau. The range, energy, melodic and powerful vocals immediately meshed with the writing style of songwriter, Ashten Banks, evolving their music into the radio-friendly and hard hitting sound Remember The Monsters showcase. The current lineup hails from across the US, establishing their “band home” in Tucson, AZ. Each member’s unique taste in music contributes to an ever-evolving, refreshing new take on the mainstream rock genre.

New Music From ROLE MODEL “oh, how perfect” Out Now On Interscope Records

On the first day of his headlining North American tour, ROLE MODEL (born Tucker Pillsbury) releases his new EP. oh, how perfect is the culmination of the past two year’s of Pillsbury’s life, a coming-of-age project chronicling the full spectrum of emotions he’s endured thus far, brought to life by lush melodies and heartfelt lyricism.

03 Greedo & Kenny Beats Share New Single “Maria”

Conjuring wavy punchlines and entrancing melodies from the ether, 03 Greedo is one of rap music’s most singular talents. Indulging his love of all things cinema with one of the rap game’s most popular producers, Greedo shares “Maria,” his new Kenny Beats-produced single. An off-kilter banger built around chopped-up organ and crackling snares, “Maria” finds Greedo describing his relationship with a lovely Latina lady, referencing Maria Full of Grace, a 2004 film about the international drug trade, and the star-crossed relationship in the classic musical West Side Story. Eschewing the woozy melodies that define many of Greedo’s best-known tracks, “Maria” showcases Greedo’s seasick flow and his creative rhyme schemes: “I sold drugs when I ain’t have an ID yet/1-0-3 right off the 105 freeway/Heavy sold dope and spoke Swahili to the Kiwis/Damus, Pirus, a few Hispanic peoples.”

Check out Eyedress’ new single/video “Trauma”

Eyedress is the alias of Filipino artist Idris Vicuña, formerly lead guitarist of psychedelic indie/noise-pop band Bee Eyes. Born in 1990 in the city of Makati, Philippines. Vicuña relocated to the US with his family at the age of 6. He was raised in Phoenix, Arizona before moving to San Clemente, California at the age of 13, where he started playing bass in a Crass-influenced crust-punk band.