@skopemag news for – thursday – november 21, 2019 @ 11:30 am est

BBC Introducing Indie-Pop Gems Unleash Feel-Good Single Ahead Of EP

Previously achieving success with The Anydays, Jody and the Jerms pick up the indie baton and look to power-pop, new wave and classic indie to light their path, with chiming guitars, 80’s Juno synth waves and Jody’s swooningly wide-eyed vocals.


During halftime of tonight’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, “Georgia” will witness the debut performances of the anthem at the first Atlanta Hawks’ Peachtree Night. Sleepy Rose and 2 Chainz will hit the court during the televised halftime show donning special-edition Hawk’s gear. The two will join the entire T.R.U. roster – including Skooly, Worl, and Hott LockedN – during the post-game show.

Bonny Light Horseman (Anaïs Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson, & Josh Kaufman) Release New Single “Jane Jane”

Bonny Light Horseman—the new trio of Anaïs Mitchell (whose Hadestown was just nominated for the 2020 Grammy Awards’ ‘Best Musical Theater Album’), Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats), and Josh Kaufman (Craig Finn, Josh Ritter, The National)—today released their new single “Jane Jane” from their self-titled debut album, due out January 24th, 2020 via 37d03d Records. Produced by Kaufman, Bonny Light Horseman finds the group reimagining traditional songs and cowriting new ones based loosely on specific sources. “I grew up with ‘Children Go Where I Send Thee,’ we used to sing it at Christmastime. I’d never heard ‘Jane Jane’ ‘til Eric shared the Tia Blake version of it with us during (I think) our first band hang in Dumbo,” explains Mitchell. “I know ‘Jane Jane’ is also sometimes performed as a standalone song and I don’t know who the first person was to mash up the two tunes, but definitely Tia Blake and Peter, Paul & Mary performed it that way.

Squarepusher announces new LP out Jan. 31, shares first single and Fracture remix

After a 5 year hiatus that has seen him delve into a range of diverse musical projects, Squarepusher will return with a long awaited album Be Up A Hello, out on the 31st of January. Fans can enjoy a taster as the double-A side 12” Vortrack will be released on the 6th of December, featuring Squarepusher’s Fracture Remix which already caused a stir when it was dropped into his brain-melting breakbeat and jungle set for Warp’s 30th anniversary NTS takeover in June.

Jimmy Flemion of The Frogs Announces U.S. Tour with Evan Dando of The Lemonheads Joining On Drums

Today, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of American rock group, The Frogs, founding member Jimmy Flemion has announced their upcoming winter U.S. tour. Performing their prolific discography, the tour will include sounds spanning decades of iconic songs that have set the tone for rock today. The tour will include seven dates across the west coast including one in Canada. Today the band also announces that Evan Dando of The Lemonheads will join Jimmy Flemion on drums for the entire tour. This will be the first tour since the passing of the late Dennis Flemion. Dates are listed below.

“One of the greatest rock groups to come out of the 20th century” -Billy Corgan

02.14 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
02.15 – Substation – Seattle, WA
02.16 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
02.18 – Chapel – San Francisco, CA
02.19 – Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
02.21 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
02.22 – Bunkhouse – Las Vegas, NV

Drive-By Truckers announce new album, share new track and tour dates

Drive-By Truckers have announced the release of their much-anticipated new album. THE UNRAVELING arrives via ATO Records on Friday, January 31, 2020. THE UNRAVELING is heralded by today’s premiere of the bracing new single, “Armageddon’s Back In Town,” available now for streaming and download. The track is joined by an official lyric video streaming now. Digital and physical pre-orders are now available.


Following the release of his debut solo album, Taming Demons, MASK frontman Humphrey has dropped the music video for lead track ‘Forget Me Not’. The song, which has a 50’s twang, was written when Humphrey was challenged while out drinking to write a song on the spot – we’d never have guessed! The new video follows the release of the acclaimed stomping lead single, ‘What Goes Around’, which received significant attention from Hot Press, this album sees him taking stock of his life through creative, heartfelt songwriting.

Taylor Janzen Returns with New Single “What I Do…” – Out Now

Winnipeg artist Taylor Janzen returns with new single “What I Do…” out today via Glassnote Records. The song was produced by Luke Niccoli (Miya Folick, Joji), mixed by Neal Avron (Brandi Carlile, Bleachers, Twenty One Pilots), and mastered by Joe LaPorta (David Bowie, Of Monsters & Men, Leon Bridges).

All Them Witches Premiere “1X1” Video Ft. Drea de Matteo Today – On Tour With Ghost – 2020 Dates Announced Today

All Them Witches have released the video for their new standalone single “1X1” today via Revolver Magazine. Directed by their drummer Robby Staebler and shot on 16mm film in British Columbia & California, the “1X1” video features the Emmy Award Winning & Golden Globe nominated actress Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos, Sons of Anarchy). See the “1X1” video HERE.

[MUSIC VIDEO] Minutes To Midnight on the JFK Assassination

The video takes us through the arrival of JFK and his wife Jackie in Dallas before his infamous demise. Through a variety of black and white and colour video clips we see the joy, celebration and devastation created by one event as JFK is shot. ~ Indie Buddie

Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it’s time to tell the tale of how a young man managed to escape Germany in 1945, while his grandson made the other way round in 1991, looking for answers that he could only find in 2017.

PORCELAN Releases Official Holiday Single, “MY GIFT IS YOU”

“My Gift Is You is about simply appreciating the little things in life. Yes we all want nice gifts and expensive things, but when you realize that the spirit of the holidays is about small things like spending time together, laughing and creating beautiful memories, that is when you realize that the gift will be an everlasting one,” mentions Porcelan.


The “Queen of Bounce” Big Freedia returns with an empowering new single entitled “Louder” [feat. Icona Pop] via East West Records.

Injecting Southern flare and bawdy hip-hop heroism into a sample of the Snap! classic “Power,” the track fuses a bold groove with her confident and charismatic lyrics. It climaxes on an undeniable and unbreakable chant. Meanwhile, Big Freedia slays from the moment the music video begins as she enters the frame through a pair of lips. The visual intercuts scenes of her crushing fruit and dancing with friends before leading a group of choir singers under a VHS overlay.

ME AND THAT MAN, Featuring Adam “Nergal” Darski, Signs Worldwide Contract with Napalm Records

Blackened blues project ME AND THAT MAN – founded in 2013 by Behemoth frontman Adam Nergal Darski – has officially signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records (excluding Poland).

ME AND THAT MAN released their debut album, Songs of Love and Death, in 2017 – introducing the world to their unique brand of folk and blues, mixed with hints of outlaw country. The atmospherically dark album provides a strong contrast to Behemoth with its catchy melodies and relaxed rhythms, and gives Nergal space to express his creativity in a different setting. Since its release, the album’s lead single, “My Church is Black”, has racked up over 2.5 million streams on Spotify.

Ben Watt Announces US Tour, Releases New Song “Balanced On A Wire” from New Album ‘Storm Damage’ out 1/31

Today, award-winning musician-writer-DJ Ben Watt releases a new song “Balanced On A Wire” ahead of his forthcoming new album Storm Damage (out Jan 31) together with an atmospheric performance video filmed at the legendary RAK Studios in London where the album was recorded in April earlier this year. The video and track, which BlackBook called “…one of the most visceral pieces of music he’s ever recorded,” gives a flavor of Watt’s powerful new “future-retro trio” which will tour in support of the album. Additionally, Watt’s first US dates in almost three years are also announced today. The US tour kicks off on March 31 in Washington, D.C. and will make stops in New York, Minneapolis, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more.

Dark pop teen artist Emmrose shares single “Hopeless Romantics”

“The song is about a hopeless ‘relationship’ I had last year,” shared Emmrose. “I’d wonder whether or not it was real the entire time. On some days he’d say the nicest things and then I’d hear nothing at all. I felt used, really.” The lyrics reveal the heart-break of the story, opening with a question, “Is this it? Is this all we’re gonna be?” It’s the hope of a budding relationship, that becomes crushed when the feelings and expectations of one side are raised, teased, and left unreturned; dashed against the rocks in inevitable hurt. Emmrose’s lyrical honesty cuts deep, in hurtful anger stating, “I think you knew, I was never good enough for you.” She went on to share, “When I had first written this song, the lyrics were what I was afraid of. That I ‘wasn’t good enough’ and that we were’t going to be anything more than ‘friends with benefits’ or whatever that means. Of course, all this then happened – and it took me forever to get over it.” Continuing in the vein of previous singles, her lyrics are deeply introspective and poetically written. Relatable, yet never predictable, her music explores the swells and depths of love, relationships, and emotion with stunning finesse. Emmrose never shies from being her honest self, even if that means admitting feeling like a hopeless romantic in the modern world.

Dan Auerbach Earns Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical And Best American Roots Song Nominations at 62nd GRAMMYS

Dan Auerbach has been nominated for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical And Best American Roots Song at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards. His Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical nomination is in recognition of the records he’s produced and released through his label Easy Eye Sound: The Black Keys’ “Let’s Rock”, Yola’s Walk Through Fire, The Gibson Brothers’ Mockingbird, Leo Bud Welch’s The Angels In Heaven Done Signed My Name, Dee White’s Southern Gentleman, as well as Night Beats’ Myth Of A Man (Heavenly Recordings). He is also nominated for the Best American Roots Song GRAMMY for Yola’s song “Faraway Look,” which he wrote alongside Yola Carter & Pat McLaughlin. These honors mark the 16th nomination for Auerbach.

International Sensation Agnez Mo releases single “Nanana”    

Today, international superstar Agnez Mo releases a new single “Nanana” (LISTEN HERE). The techno-pop track is filled with hopeful and head-over-heels emotions that arise during the honeymoon stage. Closing up November with her headlining tour, Agnez Mo is prepping for two shows in Brooklyn and Los Angeles. Agnez is gearing up for a busy 2020 and this upbeat bop prepares listeners for her new year that’ll be filled with more electrifying songs and shows.

Munroe – Stream my new single – “Wreak Havoc”

“I produced “Wreak Havoc” with Benjamin Schwab, of the bands Drugdealer and Golden Daze.

Ben knows how to evoke other eras without being slavishly into throwback sounds.

We recorded in his home studio. It’s in a guest house on a property behind my good friends’ home in Silver Lake, L.A. Most days I would walk over to this beautiful backyard, see my friends who would give me flowers or lemons from their tree, and Ben and I would start playing around.”