@skopemag news for – thursday – november 14, 2019 @ 9 am est

David Harks and Vhyce Present: Rosa Ama — “Ethers” (Night Version Extended)

The collaborative production duo (comprised of vocalist David Harks and producer Vhyce) share the extended mixes on the heels of their double single “Ethers,” which was released just two weeks ago. The original “Ethers” release, which came out on October 30th, features both a ‘Day Version’ and ‘Night Version’ of Rosa Ama’s song. The unique presentation is designed to complement the two different moods that embody the music. The Day Version is a slower and more loungey adult-contemporary edit. While the Night Version is a more uptempo indie dance track produced for DJing and the dance floor. Both cuts feature identical lyrics and showcase Rosa Ama’s dynamic songwriting and powerful production abilities.


The track follows several Higher Ground releases including a double-single by Brooklyn-based house duo Walker & Royce titled “Rave Grave” and Portuguese/Angolan producer DJEFF “Time & Freedom.”

Sam Johnson releases ‘Lost In The Mail’ (live video) today

Growing up near Oswestry on the Welsh border, he started writing songs at fourteen, shaped by what he calls “the inevitable loneliness and desire for companionship of being an only child””. Johnson, whose late father was an architect and whose mother comes from a family of actors, realised early on the importance of creating strong networks of friends. Those relationships, and the more fickle, undesirable kind, are explored in ”Lost In The Mail”. A song perfect for gathering all your allies around you and wandering out into the world, shouldering what comes your way together – not alone.


Today the Atlantic Records/Warner Music Canada recording artist CARYS has released the official video for her viral smash hit “Princesses Don’t Cry”. The song has exploded on TikTok where 850k videos have been created using the song, amassing over 17 million views. Propelled by her dark, moody pop hits that she describes as “a vessel for her unfiltered emotions,” the Toronto native has partnered with award winning producer Gavin Brown (Metric, Mother Mother) on her forthcoming 2020 EP. Fans can watch the official video, directed by Ryan Faist (bülow, Dizzy) here.


Today, alt-rock trio The Man Who released the official video for “Natural Villain,” a track from their new EP, Bet On You. Shooting in black and white – and adding splashes of red – director ThatGoodGraphicTM (Lo Lo, Bülow) pays homage to film noir classics of yesteryear. As The Man Who ventures into the night, the band members find themselves in a high-stakes game of cards and fall victim to a shady character abetted by a femme fatale waitress. View “Natural Villain” HERE.

N0V3L Announce North American Tour

Vancouver based creative collective NOV3L have unveiled upcoming shows throughout Canada and the United States. The group’s trek gets underway on November 20th at The Baby G in Toronto, ON, making stops in Montreal, New York, and Vancouver before wrapping up at Chicago’s Tomorrow Never Knows festival on January 16th, 2020.

DEIVOS: MetalBite Premieres “Nuclear Wind”

Lublin, Poland’s long-running death metal quartet DEIVOS is on the verge of releasing their sixth studio full-length, Casus Belli, through Selfmadegod in late November. With the release of the new album on the smoldering horizon, the new single “Nuclear Wind” has been premiered through MetalBite, alongside an interrogation with vocalist Hubert Banach.

Sløtface share video for ‘Stuff’ from upcoming second album Sorry for the Late Reply, band currently on tour across Europe

Following the singles ‘Telepathetic’, ‘Sink or Swim’ and ‘S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’ Norway’s Sløtface recently announced news of their upcoming second album, Sorry for the Late Reply and today they share the video for ‘Stuff’, animated by Vilde Olianne Rugås Rolfsnes. The long-awaited LP, due for release on 31st January 2020 via Propeller Recordings, marks the first time the band have acted as co-producers, as they worked alongside Odd Martin Skålnes (Sigrid, Aurora) in creating their most accomplished body of work to date.


Today, critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based trio MUNA unveils their Spotify Singles session. Recorded at the legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York City, the band releases a new version of their song “Stayaway” along with a cover of Normani’s “Motivation.” Listen HERE. The original version of “Stayaway” can be found on the band’s recently released sophomore album Saves The World, which was met by mass critical acclaim with Rolling Stone giving the album 4 stars while declaring it a “mastery of pop songcraft” and FORBES calling it “superb.”

Jordan Lindley Releases Debut EP, Look Back

“Jordan’s EP was a blast to work on,” remarks Collin Pastore. “The songs themselves were so good that we really didn’t have to worry a whole lot about getting the message across. Our whole focus was just about making the record fun to listen to. If we had an idea that made us laugh out loud we tried it. I think all of that translated into a production that feels heartfelt and honest without taking itself too seriously.”


Portland indie rock outfit, Norman, have released their new LP, Buzz and Fade. This is their fourth LP and it’s available on all platforms with HEY AMIGO! Recording Co. Produced in SE Portland at Bungalow 9 by Danny O’Hanlon (Joseph, Blitzen Trapper, Other Lives). Buzz and Fade sees a new side of Norman, fueled by new wave inspiration, trading out folkier instrumentation in exchange for a retro synthesizer arsenal and catchy pop hooks.

Sebadoh’s Lou Barlow Stars In The Get Up Kids’ “Lou Barlow” Video Out Now

The Get Up Kids today released a new music video for their single “Lou Barlow” starring Lou Barlow himself. Directed by Kerstin Ebert and filmed at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom, the meta humorous new video arrives as the band begins their fall headline U.S. tour tonight at Denver’s Oriental Theatre (Kevin Devine and The Whiffs support the November dates, Hembree and Sontalk support the December dates). “We kept joking how hilarious it would be if we could get Lou Barlow to be in the video for ‘Lou Barlow,’” explains Matt Pryor.