@skopemag news – wednesday – december 8, 2021 @ 12 am est

@skopemag news – wednesday – december 8, 2021 @ 12 am est

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ICYMI: Firehouse (Ita) – The Story Of Italian A.O.R. Band 1987-1994

The new release from Music for the Masses is a special one, for many reasons.

First of all, the Remastered reissue of the only two albums (the debut was never issued on CD before!) released by the Italian Firehouse, nearly impossible to find nowadays, if not at incredible prices. And then the desire to share with you two records that came out in the late 80s-early 90s, which could should have become A.O.R. masterpieces.

Blushing Share Single/Video “Sour Punch” + Announce West Coast Tour

Blushing return with “Sour Punch”, the latest single and video to tease the release of the band’s Possessions album (due out on Kanine Records on Feb 18th 2022). “Sour Punch” finds the Austin dreamgazers embracing 90s indiepop and wrapping it in a blanket of the heaving reverberated sounds and hazy vocals that have become the band’s signature. Despite the bright melody and crunchy chord pattern, “Sour Punch” is a spiky and emotional cut that explores inequality and striving for independence in a relationship. Accompanying the single is a DIY visual that pays loving homage to the fun and strange low budget music videos the group grew up watching in the heyday of MTV.

Proper. share video for new single ‘Red, White and Blue’

Brooklyn trio Proper. are sharing a video for their new single, Red, White, & Blue today. The Bartees Strange-produced track is the first taste of an upcoming 2022 album from the band. The song is Proper.’s first release on Father/Daughter Records, who have teamed up with Big Scary Monsters to co-release new music from Proper.

Proper. share video for new single ‘Red, White and Blue’

Brooklyn trio Proper. are sharing a video for their new single, Red, White, & Blue today. The Bartees Strange-produced track is the first taste of an upcoming 2022 album from the band. The song is Proper.’s first release on Father/Daughter Records, who have teamed up with Big Scary Monsters to co-release new music from Proper.

Aeon Station (Kevin Whelan of The Wrens) shares “Alpine Drive” | Debut LP “Observatory” out this Friday, 10th December on Sub Pop

“’Home’ was meant to represent a person, a place or feeling where we find ourselves at peace, are connected to the present and hopeful for the future,” says Kevin Whelan of Sub Pop recording artists’ Aeon Station about his new single “Alpine Drive.”

DALBY Drops New Music Video for Single “BLANKET” Produced by Tricky Stewart

EFFING HUMAN RECORDS Presents DALBY and her new video (directed by Video Rahiem) for her latest single “BLANKET” produced by legendary super producer Tricky Stewart.

Dalby’s latest single, “Blanket” is a tune that checks all boxes, mid-tempo, catchy, you can blast and sing along.

The Furniture Share “Kontrail” Single + Video via Under the Radar | Playing Union Pool 2/5 | Self-Titled LP Due 1/28/2022 via Spanish Prayers

Today, new Spanish Prayers signees The Furniture (Michael Kuhl and Matthew Pierce) share “Kontrail,” the second single off their forthcoming self-titled debut album, The Furniture (due 01/28/2022).

“As so often is the case with this band, we’ve left certain aspects to chance which is the case with the opening thread that runs throughout the piece,” they wrote. “We’ve both interpreted and reacted to it in our own way, as you might an inconspicuous or veiled figure, ultimately taking the song somewhere unexpected.”

C Duncan shares new single “The Wedding Song” || Out Now on Bella Union / PIAS

Last month, C Duncan shared the beguiling track “Alluvium” off his forthcoming LP and today, the multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter shares more music from his much-anticipated next studio album, ahead of a live London performance this weekend. “The Wedding Song” is perhaps Duncan’s most romantic composition to date, an affecting and wistful Sufjan Stevens-ish hymnal that also features his musician parents on strings. The track comes with a similarly beautiful lyric video that features Duncan’s distinctive animation.

ANDREW LEE: Invisible Oranges Streams Heavy Metal Shrapnel By Ripped To Shreds Guitarist With Guests From Zealotry, Chtheilist, First Fragment, Bodies Lay Broken; Album Out Friday On Nameless Grave

Invisible Oranges is hosting an exclusive feature, streaming the entire Heavy Metal Shrapnel instrumental solo shred album from Ripped To Shreds guitarist ANDREW LEE alongside an interview with the artist, ahead of the record’s release through Nameless Grave Records this Friday.

ANDREW LEE’s Heavy Metal Shrapnel was born out of a desire to see gated drums and sleazy riffing return to the forefront of guitar oriented instrumental music. LEE’s unique fusion and neoclassical influenced soloing skills in the grimy death metal world garnered interest from a multitude of other bands, resulting in guest features on records by Mark Riddick, Fluids/Pharmacist, Dipygus, and more.

Emotive hardcore supergroup Zero Trust share new video “Clouds”

SPACE COKE Releases New Single

Stoner band SPACE COKE have released their trippy new single “Lightmare” via The Ripple Effect. The song is taken from their album Lunacy which is out on January 14 2021.

The band comments:

“Lightmare is a song that really captures what I wanted to do with the occult vibe of the new release. Pagan ritual style lyrics and heavy fuzz guitar. This track is meant to be played loud on big speakers for maximum sonic invocation.”

BRIT Award Winner Tom Walker Shares “For Those Who Can’t Be Here,” Set To Perform on Royals TV Special

Tom will perform the track at the Royal Carols: Together At Christmas on ITV in the UK at 7.30pm on Christmas Eve. He recently played a Forward Trust Charity Event of which The Duchess of Cambridge is Patron. Hosted and spearheaded by The Duchess, and supported by The Royal Foundation, the Christmas carol service will pay tribute to the incredible work of individuals and organizations across the UK who have supported their communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bri Fletcher Unveils “Whiskey Weather” Music Video

Rising singer-songwriter Bri Fletcher has unveiled the accompanying music video for her first original holiday song, “Whiskey Weather.” Directed by Whitney Wolanin, the music video is set in a cozy, winter wonderland as Fletcher reminisces on a lost love and turns to whiskey as her vice. Written by Fletcher and Kylie Hughes and produced by Elysse Yulo, “Whiskey Weather” is available now on your preferred digital platform.

JESTR Release New Track “Ghost of You”

Punky alternative outfit JESTR have released the first single, “Ghost of You” from their upcoming album The Dead & Riches. Heavily inspired by the boppy alternative punk of the early 2000s, as well as the spookiness that permeates their home state of Louisiana, the track is equal parts light hearted and dark.

Jestr Tease Their ‘The Dead & The Riches’ Album with Lead Single “Ghost of You” [Premiere]

OVTLIER Accelerates Single “Spineless” feat. Danny Leal Jr. of Upon A Burning Body

OVTLIER accelerates single “SPINELESS” featuring Danny Leal Jr. of Upon A Burning Body to all major platforms!

“Joey first asked me if I would feature on this track. Like any other I wanted to make sure it was something that I felt I could fit in with. I was super pumped on the sound this band has going and am a legitimate fan of this track” says Danny Leal Jr.

Me & the Monster’s new Indie Pop single ‘Keep It Up’ together with strong music video

What are the odds? Roland Orzabal of Tears For Fears’ brother Julian meets Dion Smith (no relation to Curt) at TFF show – forms LIBRE STONE

England’s fate-crossed rock duo Libre Stone lay it all on the line when it comes to the release of their new full-length album and title single, Mark of Cain — available now!

The 11-song strong release follows their debut EP, Wrecking Ball, and lands as a passion project they were forced to create remotely due to a global-wide pandemic.

Visitor – New Single “Feeding The Dark”

Visitor is back with, “Feeding the Dark” off of their newly released EP Greetings From Titan, which doesn’t disappoint. This gritty, melodic rock track will pull you in and engulf your senses. The Detroit, MI. foursome combine rock, metal, grunge, and even a hint of Motown to create their distinct sound.

Visitor is Randy Gray (lyrics and vocals), Steve Dombroski (guitar), Dustin Buckley (bass) and William Pierce (drums).