@skopemag news – wednesday – november 10, 2021 @ 2 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – november 10, 2021 @ 2 pm est

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Tor Lundvall shares new video / single ‘Drowning’, ‘Beautiful Illusions’ LP out Dec. 10 on Dais Records

These are certainly songs of shadowplay and vaulted skies, the quiet grandeur of dusk deepening on the horizon. Lundvall characterizes the lyrical subject matter, too, in ways both specific and surreal, exploring “the doubts, the anxieties and even the bleak fantasies the mind spirals into during moments of isolation, separation and distance.” Tricks of the eye, mind, and ear, magnified by silence and the looming long winter.

WALT DISCO- Release New Single “Macilent” | Announce UK And Europe Tour

Glasgow’s Walt Disco today share ‘Macilent’, their third single via Lucky Number. The track continues the band’s run of thundering, highly emotive singles coupled with stunning visuals following ‘Weightless’ and ‘Selfish Lover’. The ‘Macilent’ video was directed by Eric J Liddle and Kasparas Vidunas and the release is also accompanied by the announcement of a UK and European tour for next spring including London Scala – tickets are on sale now.

Rush Davis + Kingdom Present New Single/Video “Love Is Blood”

Brimming with creative angst due to the downtime that 2020 brought, the origins of Transmission began when Kingdom sent Rush the instrumental of the urgent and angular beat for “Love Is Blood” that no other songwriter could seem to nail due to the challenging rhythm and chords. “When I heard that track, everything in me shattered into a million pieces,” says Davis. At that moment, he reflected on the genius of his friend Kingdom and the beauty and evolution of the relationships attending Mustache Mondays, the legendary queer party in Los Angeles, co-founded by the late Nacho Nava. Rush’s lyrics are a testament to those years. “When commitment withstands delayed gratification it gives birth to TRUST,” Davis continues. “‘Love is Blood’ is a blood oath. ‘I cut you / Now you cut me / Be sure to go deep / To the sick part of me / Give it air let it breathe.’ This song is a battle cry for love, a reminder that love has teeth and fight. Whether this devotion is offered to a lover, a goal, a friend, or to family. Love is BLOOD and the sacrifice is TIME, STAYING, and STANDING for the ones you say you love.”


Icewear Vezzo released his acclaimed Rich Of Pints 2 mixtape earlier this fall and he just shared the video for “Hustle Hard” featuring masked hip-hop visionary RMR. In the video, Vezzo invites folks to a church to come face to face with any hardships they’ve gone through.

On the record, Vezzo says: “I like to dedicate this video / song to everyone that’s going through hard times, to everyone who isn’t being heard, to everyone being misconstrued, to everyone being lied on, to everyone being judged by people who don’t know, to everyone with nobody to talk to, to everyone dealing with pain, depression, and suicidal thoughts…”

FUNERAL Shares Video for New Song, “Erindring I – Hovmod”

FUNERAL comments, “The third and final single from the upcoming album have been performed live once or twice. We chose to record a playthrough-video for this, with both our eminent guitar players showing their skills. Its a song that has all the Funeral-elements, both in pace and harmonies, as well as a bit more in-your-face feel to it.”

LA post-punk band, Agender, announce new album ‘No Nostalgia’ and share new single & video for title track today

LA-based post-punk band Agender make schizo, synthy, paranoid, post-punk with a dash of dysmorphic desire and today, they announce their forthcoming sophomore album, No Nostalgia. It’s due out February 24, 2022, and today, they share the title track with a brand new video. No Nostalgia is Agender’s sophomore album and arrives seven years after releasing their first record, Fixations. With two singles from the upcoming project, “Preach” and “Astro Tarot,” already out, the newly shared title track provides much-needed context for the album at large and what transmissions that Agender — comprised of Australian lead singer Romy Hoffman, bassist Christy Michel, drummer Christy Greenwood and synth player Sara Rivas — have in store.

yeule shares video for ‘Friendly Machine’ from upcoming album Glitch Princess out 4th February 2022

Today, Singapore-born, London-based artist Nat Ćmiel, a.k.a yeule, shares visuals for their latest offering from their upcoming album Glitch Princess, due 4th February 2022 via Bayonet Records. ‘Friendly Machine’ is a pixelated, tonal journey anchored with light drums and yeule’s layered confessional vocalisations. The video sees yeule donning bright green hair in a pink-walled room dancing and contorting. These shots are spliced with uncanny imagery of artworks shredded and painted over. The visuals represent the illusion of safety through institutionalisation, the digital mask being a false idea of identity and preconceived notions of mental health and the way people should behave in societal functions.


Speaking on the new single, frontperson James explains “Macilent was written with Jessica Winter in August the day after the 3 trans women were attacked in Hollywood. All we could think about that day was the violence that trans and queer people face every-day. We wanted the song to convey the fear that we feel, the disgust, the exhaustion, but also the fading hope that it doesn’t have to be the way things are “We could be together, if you weren’t so violent”.

will hyde shares ‘addicted’ off New Visual EP

With a strong focus on mental health and personal development, the tone for many of will’s previously released singles has been vastly introspective. “addicted.” sees will yearn after a lost love, while continuing to paint a vivid picture of his own struggles throughout, singing “it rips me to pieces to know that I’m peaceless. I’m scared of the feeling of healing, I’m sleepless.”

MAC GOLLEHON: World Renowned NYC Recording Artist To Release The End Is The Beginning Solo EP Via Nefarious Industries In February; “Neon And Gunpowder” Streaming + Preorders Posted

Nefarious Industries announces the February release of The End Is The Beginning, a newly recorded solo EP from world renowned New York City-based trumpet slayer MAC GOLLEHON which melds avant-jazz with the influence of 1970s film noir scores. The label has just issued the EP’s cover art, track listing, preorders, and more, as well as an advance single, “Neon And Gunpowder.”

MAC GOLLEHON – The End Is the Beginning

It’s Karma It’s Cool drop sophomore album ‘Homesick For Our Future Destinations’

It’s Karma It’s Cool are Lincoln based four-piece indie rock/pop act who have caused fireworks with their sophomore album out now. With its thought-provoking title ‘Homesick For Our Future Destinations’, the new album is filled with some serious future anthems.

new They Hate Change (Jagjaguwar)

They Hate Change, the Tampa Bay production/rap/DIY duo who recently signed to Jagjaguwar, are back with their last release of the year in a new song, “1000 Horses”. Anchored by innovative production stylings referencing footwork, drum-n-bass, jungle, and avant-garde through the lens of Tampa Bay originated Jook music – the group brings fellow Tampanian SARGE into the mix noting of the track “An “Anti-Choker Chain” PSA from the Bedroom Rap All-Stars. Featuring an Alien Transmission from the best MC with no album since D Double E.”

Out Now: Montreal artist criticises productivity in latest single

After spending the last few years unveiling a wealth of sweet and seductive offerings, Canadian singer and songwriter Sara-Danielle has emerged once again to deliver her luxurious new single ‘Want More’.

Bealby Point Share New Single “Mermaid From L.A.”

Groove to the bouncy, surf-rock vibe of their brand new single, “Mermaid From L.A.” Inspired by love at first sight, the mermaid is a metaphor for this idealized version of the person crafted in fantasy and your own self-interest, without having even met them.

NEGURĂ BUNGET unveil third single ‘Toacă Din Cer’

NEGURĂ BUNGET have released an edited version of the song ‘Toacă Din Cer’ (“Semantron from Heaven”) as the third single taken from the Romanian black metal pioneers’ final album “Zău” (“Old God”). This release constitutes the band’s swansong and also concludes the “Transylvanian trilogy” as envisioned by the late Gabriel “Negru” Mafa. “Zău” has been slated for release on November 26.

Music polymath, Christina Wheeler, announces new EP and shares hypnotic new single “Calling You”

Berlin/Los Angeles-based composer, musician and multimedia artist, Christina Wheeler, shares her hypnotic new single, “Calling You,” today and announces the release of her upcoming EP, That Was Then, This Is Now, due out on November 17th, 2021. Wheeler is widely known for her iconic performances with David Bryne from his U.S. tour in 1997 and 1998. Wheeler made her television debut in 1997 with Byrne on “The Late Night Show with David Letterman,” as well her PBS “Sessions at West 54th”. Now as a soloist, Wheeler takes center stage to sculpt her own personal message to be heard. With the release of “Calling You,” Wheeler dives into a mystical realm of sound, as she sings about the importance of being present in life and the universal pull to the afterlife. The combination of Wheeler’s strong, expressive voice, whirling QChord strums, soft-electronic rhythms and harmonic backing vocals establishes “Calling You” as both a dreamy and reflective single about life and its ever-fleeting moments.


The new ABC series starring Eve, Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez, and Brandy as four ’90s hip-hop legends, now in their 40s, who reunite for a chance to recapture their fame. The ‘Queens’ release official music videos for “Love Still Finds Us” and Brandy’s cover of “Ain’t No Sunshine” from last night’s episode.

Berlin Streetcore Veterans TOXPACK Announce New Album ZWANZIG.TAUSEND VOLT

TOXPACK are an institution. For 20 years, the Berliners have been blasting the purest streetcore out into the republic, playing countless shows from the most borderline hellhole to the country’s mightiest festival stages, from the toughest asphalt to high up in the charts. Two decades of pure dedication – doing their own thing, going their own path and grabbing more and more followers along the way. And now this: ZWANZIG.TAUSEND VOLT (out January 28, 2022 via Napalm Records) is coming, and it’s an intense thunderstorm of an album. It rumbles, it bangs – and then inevitably and mercilessly comes the impact. And never is the silence more intense than right after the inferno.

Skope Magazine x The Maguas (produced by Nik Bruzzese)

The band teamed up with Nik Bruzzese (Man Overboard, Casa Loma) on their new single “Release Me,” an emotional song about the feeling of hopeless that follows the loss of a loved one. You can check out “Release Me,” which dropped last Friday (11/5) here:

Bristol jazz/psych disrupters COUSIN KULA release new single “Something So Sweet”

Bristol’s Cousin Kula today release their new single “Something So Sweet”, the final taster of their debut album Double Dinners, out November 26th via Rhythm Section.

With co-signs from the likes of BADBADNOTGOOD, Cousin Kula’s forthcoming debut album Double Dinners follows their 2017 EP ‘OODLES’, 2019’s ‘STROODLES’ EP, along with their 2020 ‘Casa Kula Cassette’, which caught the attention of beloved tastemaker and DJ Bradley Zero who swiftly signed them to his Rhythm Section label.


Mills says, “”Final Thoughts” is the last installment to the EP Trilogy “Thoughts” – I had the idea for this when I was 18 and 3 years later it comes to fruition. My goal with this project is to close the chapter of showing everybody the wide array of styles of music I make, and transition to my debut album, leaving you to only wonder what it will sound like. “Final Thoughts” is a mature self-reflection on my first time making a home out of some place new. I hope this music can resonate with the listener at a time they need it, and that it can help bring a valuable message to the human experience.”

VHS Collection share new single “Space Between Us” || Out Now on Tiger Tone / PIAS

Following on from the release of their latest single “The Deep End,” NYC trio VHS Collection returns with the new track “Space Between Us,” the fourth release from their forthcoming album Night Drive (Tiger Tone / [PIAS]). In “Space Between Us” we see the band explore the topic of fate and love as soaring vocals glide atop cascading synths and driving percussion. VHS Collection’s distinct sound marries ambient synths, alt-pop, and indie-rock with a hint of nostalgia woven throughout, making for instantly memorable anthems.

Cade Hoppe Shares “Borrowed Time” Music Video || Debut EP Out Now

“‘Borrowed Time’ is a song about the period after a relationship has run its course, but you still can’t bring yourself to leave,” Cade says. “When you’re in that position, you feel a million feelings all at once and it’s paralyzing; and when you’re feeling a million different feelings while saying the same words over and over, it’s tough to convey that to the listener completely. My goal in making this video was to help give another dimension to the lyrics I wrote, because this feeling is definitely the most complex on the EP.”

Music Video Premiere: Cade Hoppe Unveils “Borrowed Time”

Cade Hoppe Shares “Borrowed Time” Music Video || Debut EP Out Now

“‘Borrowed Time’ is a song about the period after a relationship has run its course, but you still can’t bring yourself to leave,” Cade says. “When you’re in that position, you feel a million feelings all at once and it’s paralyzing; and when you’re feeling a million different feelings while saying the same words over and over, it’s tough to convey that to the listener completely. My goal in making this video was to help give another dimension to the lyrics I wrote, because this feeling is definitely the most complex on the EP.”

DORMANT ORDEAL: Polish Technical Death Metal Act To Release The Grand Scheme Of Things Full-Length Through Selfmadegod Records In December; “Poetry Doesn’t Work On Whores” Streaming + Preorders Posted

Originally a one-man project, DORMANT ORDEAL was founded by Radek Kowal in 2005. Three years and two demos later, Kowal was joined by crafted musicians and the project finally transformed into a regular band. The band’s first musical output, the More To Come EP, was released in 2009, the same year they played their first live show, which has since been followed by their bold participation in many more. DORMANT ORDEAL’s debut album It Rains, It Pours, released in 2013, received numerous positive reviews and paved the way for the band’s second offering. We Had It Coming, released independently in 2016, brought the band to a wider audience that unequivocally appreciated its latest musical development.

Skope : new videos – Tori Amos + Bitch

Today we released two new videos! Tori Amos released a new Helen Ward-illustrated lyric video for album single “Spies”. Bitch released new single “Easy Target” written with Melissa York (Team Dresch, The Butchies) alongside a video directed by Joey Soloway (creator of Transparent & I Love Dick).