@skopemag news for – thursday – november 14, 2019 @ noon est


Indiana’s Hoops released their critically-acclaimed debut album Routines in 2017, but then soon after announced an indefinite hiatus to focus on life outside of the band. Today Hoops announce they are back together after a short but necessary break, and share their first new song in 2+ years.


Baby Keem kicked off his first-ever headline tour last night with a show in Chicago, IL. The Die For My Bitch Tour will also bring the 19-year-old rapper to Toronto and Atlanta before concluding with sold-out shows in New York and Los Angeles.

“Keem is a multi-faceted artist and a hell of a songwriter.” – Pigeons and Planes

Dead Kennedys continue 40th Anniversary celebration

Out of the hundreds of punk bands that emerged from the late ’70s punk scene, only about a dozen or so have achieved iconic status four decades later. They include the Sex Pistols, the Clash and the Damned from the U.K., Blondie and the Ramones from New York, X, the Germs and Black Flag from Los Angeles, and from San Francisco, the Dead Kennedys.


Exclusively premiering on Above All, Spade Melo dropped his follow up single “Make A Play” featuring Atlanta’s very own Euro Gotit off his debut EP Aces High, which is set to release next Friday! Coming off the heels of Melo’s debut single “Derrick Rose,” which is featured on Apple Music’s The New South playlist and his second single “Bottom,” rapper Spade flips the script with “Make A Play” showcasing how life so easily transforms once you to rise to the top. Utilizing his versatile flow, Spade approaches “Make A Play” with more of a trap vibe yet staying true to his staple sound seamlessly blending Hip Hop with a touch of R&B.

Jesca Hoop (Memphis Industries) and Skope Mag?

Stonechild was released back in July on Memphis Industries and was named a New York Times Critic’s Pick, got a great review from Pitchfork, and received positive reviews/praise from places like The Guardian, NPR’s All Songs Considered, CoS, Paste, No Depression, All Music, and Bust, among many others. She also just booked a Tiny Desk Concert in January, which is really exciting!

Unconventional Boy Band, mmmonika, Has Released New Single, “I Can’t!”

Rising indie-pop boy band, mmmonika has released their lustful new single “I Can’t!”. The track debuts not only a new sound from the group, but also a different perspective on the love song narrative.

In their five months together, mmmonika has already begun to make their impression in the music industry. Through the three singles they have released, the group has garnered over 580K streams on Spotify and have been included in multiple Spotify playlists including Lorem, Study Break and Fresh Finds.

Tennyson drops second single from forthcoming EP

Luke Pretty, better known as Tennyson, has delivered a brand new single titled “Collapse”. The second single of his forthcoming Telescope EP via Counter Records, it’s a subtly sweet indie-pop exposé that finds staggering beauty in the unassuming mundane. It also marks another glimpse at Tennyson’s collaboration with visual artist Waneella whose artwork for “Collapse” builds upon the dreaminess of lead single “Telescope” with technology giving way to nature’s organic course. The two artists bonded over Wannella’s ability to channel “every plant growing through the sidewalk, the pylons, road paint, grocery stores” and became a natural fit to see Tennyson’s vision to its natural conclusion.

ENTER SHIKARI release Russian Tour Documentary “FURTHER EAST”

Enter Shikari are excited to announce the release of their tour documentary “Further East”, shot in March 2019 when the band returned to Russia as part of their extensive Stop The Clocks tour, which ran from Winter 2018 and has just concluded in the U.S.

The quartet undertook an eight-date tour of Russia across a two-week period venturing beyond the traditional Moscow / St Petersburg track covering vast distances including Nizhny Novgorod in the Volga region of the country and Krasnoyarsk in Siberia.

Louis Prince shares “Lounging” music video via Fault Magazine

“The music video for “Lounging” is an exploration of the end of a relationship. It’s an examination of the doubt and fear we face when leaving what’s comfortable and familiar,” said video director Corey Waters.

[Premiere] Louis Prince shares emotional music video for “Lounging”

Spafford announce epic winter tour

Spafford have announced their Winter 2020 headline tour. The 39–date trek gets underway January 15 at Houston, TX’s White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs) and then travels the U.S. through early April. Among the tour’s highlights is a three–night–stand at Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Bowl, set for February 7-9 and including a very special acoustic only performance on February 9. The band will be joined throughout by an array of special guests, including The Iceman Special, Eggy, Cycles, Yak Attack, and The Jauntee. Presales and VIP package sales begin today at 10 am (local); General Admission sales begin Friday, November 15 at 10 am (local).

Spafford Epic Winter Tour

HUNNY Share Music Video for “Saturday Night” (feat. Bleached) & Announce 2020 Tour

Indie rock band HUNNY have shared a music video for “Saturday Night” (feat. Bleached) off their debut full-length album Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. (July 19). “Rather than putting together the same old performance video of a band playing in a room, we decided to play with visual perspective by building our own room to play in,” explains guitarist Jake Goldstein. “After some light trigonometry and heavy carpentry we were left with a magic room that creates exaggerated changes in size of the people within it. We hope it captures the mind bending elation of being in on a Saturday Night.”

Gryffin Shares Video For “Body Back” Ft. Maia Wright

In the video for “Body Back,” Gryffin offers an up-close-and-personal look at the Gravity II Tour — a much-buzzed-about headlining run now bringing his explosive live show to venues across the country. With its behind-the-scenes peek into Gryffin’s tour adventures, the wildly colorful visual spotlights the pure joy experienced by each audience, complete with blissed-out sing-alongs. That euphoric energy perfectly matches the mood of “Body Back,” a getting-back-together anthem featuring a particularly radiant vocal performance from Wright (a fast-rising singer/songwriter hailing from Sweden).

White Elephant Orchestra – ‘Electric Dreams of Tokyo’

“I wanted it to be upbeat because I think she has taken her mental health struggle and turned it around to the most positive benefit ever; being able to heal herself through her art.”

This inspired the lyric:
“You flipped the charge
So you could march
To the sound of your own drum.”


The clip reflects the pair’s hilarious sense of humor and captures the tune’s bright and bold buoyancy. Nodding to the spirit of seventies and eighties sun-and-fun film and television, the grainy visual pits Young Bombs a.k.a. Martin and Tristan against each other as they vie for the affection of the same woman. After spotting her on the beach, they compete to attract her attention before eventually running each other over in cars, bludgeoning one another with all manner of household objects, and low key spying on their respective dates from a distance. Breaking up the madness, Aloe Blacc even makes a cameo by way of striking a pose on a poster.