@skopemag news for – wednesday – december 4, 2019 @ noon est

Ana Egge Releases New Version of “We Are One” Featuring The First Brooklyn Unitarian Choir

Brooklyn folk-pop artist Ana Egge has released a new version of her song “We Are One” featuring The First Brooklyn Unitarian Choir. Parade described the song as “hauntingly beautiful with a gravitas behind its meaning that transcends the mere music of mortals,” going on to say, “this live version of Egge performing with the First Unitarian Brooklyn Choir will leave you aching for more.”

Oak View Group & Live Nation Officially Break Ground on New Arena in Austin

The University of Texas at Austin, one of the world’s leading universities, and Oak View Group (OVG), the global venue development, advisory, and investment company for the sports and live entertainment industries, and Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live events company, today announced the official groundbreaking and start of construction on the Moody Center, a new multi-purpose, state-of-the-art, privately financed sports and entertainment arena in Austin, the “live music capital of the world.”

Chitown’s Warhol.SS Recruits Ugly God For the “Top Off” Single, Announces 12/10 ‘MIA’ EP

Born in Chicago but raised on the internet, Warhol.SS is known for his nimble flow and taste for wavy instrumentals. Putting the finishing touches on a successful 2019, Warhol announces MIA, his upcoming EP. Featuring appearances from Ugly God and Famous Dex, and production from Bobby Kritical, Kid Hazel, Staccato, and more, MIA EP arrives on December 10th via EMPIRE.


Today, Russian protest art collective Pussy Riot announce a 19-date headline tour across North America. Fronted by Pussy Riot founder Nadya Tolokonnikova, the group will kick off their month-long trek on March 13th in Los Angeles.

Colony House share official video for new single ‘Original Material’

Nashville indie rockers Colony House have shared the music video for their new single, ‘Original Material’. Directed by Caleb Chapman of Colony House and Jon Steingard, the video set out to be a parody of themselves as a band trying too hard to be “original” only to realise it’s just not working out. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming third studio album Leave What’s Lost Behind, which will be released on January 24th, and is available for pre-order now.


Benedict Sinister is a Franco-Australian music artist, poet, and video creator. His music is characterized by his distinctive spoken word delivery combined with a vast range of musical styles, as well as often controversial lyrics that refer extensively to other songs, films, and books – which have led him to be characterized as “an old school postmodernist.” During the 1980s and 1990s, Sinister was primarily known as a post-punk and indie guitar artist, but his recent music has displayed his mastery of electronic, lounge and dance genres.


Already an international award winning filmmaker for his short film ‘The Chaos Candidate: How Trump Won”, Fahraan Aziz now continues his musical endeavour as Prime Sinister. Featuring a huge array of some of the giants of UK hip-hop production, Prime Sinister’s album, Patient Zero, is one which feels destined to become a milestone in the genre. Taking place in the alternate universe known as Rage where even the most intangible capabilities endure, the listener joins the narrator on this conceptual journey as he tells stories of the surrounding developments. The most interesting thing about the universe in question is that it offers its inhabitants the ability to function at 100%, as opposed to 5% in the normal world.

Country Jam Announces 2020 Lineup

Country Jam® has announced country music superstars Dan + Shay, Kane Brown and Toby Keith to headline the four-day festival, with an additional headline artist and two incredible supporting acts to be announced early January. The multistage event surrounded by Colorado’s awe-inspiring red rock landscape will feature more than 15 top country artists and is set for June 18-21, 2020 at the Jam Ranch, just outside of Grand Junction, Colorado.

Country Jam 2020 Lineup

The Peter Ulrich Collaboration Releases New Record “Final Reflections” TODAY!

The Peter Ulrich Collaboration’s “Final Reflections”; the final chapter in the well received The Painted Caravan Trilogy, will be available for streaming and purchase on all the major services starting TODAY December 3rd, 2019!

PSALM ZERO: New York City Art Metal Outfit To Release Third LP

New York City-based PSALM ZERO, the art metal outfit led by guitarist/singer/songwriter Charlie Looker, announces their third album, Sparta. The album will see release in late February in direct conjunction with the band’s Eastern US tour with Kayo Dot. A brief trailer for Sparta, the album’s cover art, track listing, and other details have been unveiled.

Tenille Townes’ “Songs For Christmas” out now

The new music adds to a breakout year for Townes, whose forthcoming full-length debut album, produced by Jay Joyce, will be released next year via Columbia Nashville. Already receiving widespread acclaim, Rolling Stone describes the current single, “Jersey On The Wall,” as, “precise and potent lyrics full of empathy…It’s not a love song or a party song, but a moment of country music existentialism,” while Music Row declares, “Tenille Townes is the future. Get on board now.”


German-born and Toronto-based pop-iconoclast, bülow, first burst onto the music scene with the release of EPs Damaged Vol. 1 & Damaged Vol. 2, each instantly resonating with critics and new fans alike. Damaged Vol. 1 included fan favorite and global hit “Not A Love Song” which earned praise as “beautifully crafted” (NME), “pop genius” (Noisey), and a “star in the making” (Pigeon & Planes). Damaged Vol. 2 included “You & Jennifer, “Honor Roll,” and buzzworthy “SAD AND BORED,” praised by PAPER as, “the perfect pop study in contrasts, and further confirms bülow as an artist to watch with razor-sharp wit to boot.” As well as HillyDilly calling her “one of the brightest new talents in pop.”

CREAM with a K Unveils Quentin Tarantino Influenced Video for ‘Saving Face’, Confirms 2020 Tour Dates

Tokyo via London grunge-pop chanteuse Cream with a K (a.k.a. Lee Tatlock) releases her latest visuals for then grunge-pop earworm single “Saving Face”. Described as a “heady dose of pop without losing any of its grunge edge”, the Tom Carey directed video is an homage to Tatlock’s love for 90’s Quentin Tarantino films.

Dark circus-themed video: Amy Guess “Holy Hell”

Fierce and energetic alt-pop artist, Amy Guess, released her new single, “Holy Hell”, with a music video to follow. The dark and intriguing track delivers ear-catching instrumentals and vocals, determined lyrics, and haunting production qualities.

EPROM Releases New EP, ‘AIKON,’ Ft. G Jones, visuals created by EPROM

Titled ‘AIKON,’ the project comes to us via Zeds Dead label Deadbeats and features five new EPROM tracks, including a collaboration with G Jones on “Daemon Veil.” The Portland based producer / DJ has established himself as a leading innovator within the scene and counts Flume, Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, Questlove, DJ Shadow, Diplo, Bassnectar, Craze, and Rustie as avid supporters of his work. EPROM’s style features a wide range of sound elements like ingeniously crafted synth and drum patterns, and even bizarre sound medleys that are utterly indescribable.

New HOLIDAY Video: Sarah Pillow “Hell’s Kitchen at Christmastime”

This revamped holiday video celebrates the neighborhoods of New York City and the shopkeepers who make it so special. Buckyball Music hopes it will encourage you to take a closer look at the local stores you pass by every day.

The Deadnotes Releasing New Album ‘Courage’ on February 14th, 2020

Freiburg, Germany-based indie-punks THE DEADNOTES are pleased to announce their new album ‘Courage’ will be released 14th February 2020 through their own newly-established label 22Lives Records.

To celebrate the news the band have shared a new single from the album, titled ‘Hopeless Romantic’, together with a spirited new tongue-in-cheek music video which sees the band perform on a chat show where they are joined by a panel of dubious personalities.

Alt-metal rockers MAGG DYLAN announce new album Amethyst, out February 21, new music video & single

Amethyst features ten alternative metal anthems which showcase the band’s emotional raw energy. Highlights on the album include “Scarz” which was written about singer Suzanne’s personal experiences with bullying during her childhood, and as an adult in the personal fitness, and music industries. “Naked Alone In the Tub” was the most difficult song for Suzanne to release, as she didn’t want to share some of the darkest moments of her life as the lyrics talk about depression after life hands you a series of overwhelming blows. The third single from the album “Delusional” which goes in-depth about singer Suzanne’s past battle with alcoholism and her path to recovery. This band has been through a lot over the years, and their songs reflect the struggles, defeats, and triumphs which have given this album a life of its own!

Tyler Childers at House of Blues on December 10 – Boston

GRAMMY nominated singer, songwriter and musician Tyler Childers will perform at House of Blues next Tuesday, December 10.

The performance celebrates a landmark year for Childers, whose new album Country Squire debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and continues to receive overwhelming critical acclaim. Rolling Stone praises, “Childers remains a force to be reckoned with. A wrecking ball combination of incredibly perceptive songwriting backed by a world-class honky-tonk country band.”

“The History Of Industrial Music: The Chicago Way” Documentary

Thirty-five years in the making, a documentary film exploring the birth, rise, fall and moderate rebirth of American industrial music is nearing completion. Called “The History Of Industrial Music,” the film explores the mid-to-late 1980s birth of a form of aggressive dance music that incorporated sampled noises, synthesizers, howling vocals and big dance beats.

With industrial supergroup Pigface’s first tour in 14 years, band leader Martin Atkins asked filmmaker Chris Harris to join the band on the road and present the trailer to hungry crowds each night on the tour in an old roadshow-style presentation of taking it to the masses, culminating with a sold-out show at Thalia Hall in the scene’s homebase in Chicago.


Atlanta based hip hop artist RASTA PAPII has been having a breakout year of accolades; receiving a gold plaque for his production on Blac Youngsta’s hit single “Booty,” and newest single “Cut Up” as well as placement on Nav’s Bad Habits album.

PSYCHOSTICK Reveal Hilarious New Christmas Classic, “Zombie Claus”

PSYCHOSTICK continues their domination of all things hilarious in the heavy genre with their spot on parody cover of ROB ZOMBIE’s “Dragula,” “Zombie Claus.” Nailing down both the original video’s sound and imagery, the comedy metal quartet fills the vocals with clever nods to traditional Christmas literature and music.