@skopemag news – tuesday – february 8, 2022 @ 5 pm est

@skopemag news – tuesday – february 8, 2022 @ 5 pm est

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Following a sell-out festival in 2021 and after releasing its first line-up towards the end of last year, today – 8th February 2022 – jazz, funk, soul, and dance cornucopia Cross The Tracks announce 13 new names who will be heading to Brockwell Park on 5th June. They will be joining already announced headliners Khruangbin, as well as Joy Crookes, Patrice Rushen, Sampa The Great, Romare Live, KeiyaA, and many more. Tickets are on sale now for this not-to-be-missed third edition of the south London festival.

JEFF CARLSON BAND “Over My Shoulder” 2022 Tour Dates Announced!

Las Vegas, NV based rockers JEFF CARLSON BAND have announced the dates for their “Over My Shoulder” 2022 Tour! Launching in March, the tour winds throughout the Midwest, wrapping up May 4th in Amarillo, TX.

Christians Need Sex Music Too!

When Cellus Hamilton was preparing to end his 10 years of celibacy by having sex with his wife on their wedding day, he became anxious thinking about what music they would listen to on their special night. As a huge fan of R&B, he naturally leaned towards mainstream artists such as Chris Brown, Usher, and Trey Songz. However, he quickly began to notice how many of the songs opposed exclusivity, vulnerability, and appreciating women for who they are instead of just their bodies.

Video: Nadim Azzam – Don’t Tell Me

“Don’t Tell Me” by Nadim Azzam is an Alternative Hip-Hop track that blends trap 808s with jazzy live instrumentation – featuring trumpets, electric guitar, and bass.

Wet Tuna returns with Warping All By Yourself – Out April 8th Three Lobed Recordings, hear “Sweet Chump Change” now

“maple tapped & flambeau’d i was at the dawn on the front lines of the nu psychedelic folk scene circa mid 90’s & i’m still rollin it. sorry if you ain’t livin’ to talk about it. i can’t give you anythin’ but sweet. outrage fatigue inner peace.” MV

SYLVAINE Premieres Ethereal New Song, “Nova”

SYLVAINE comments on the track: “Even without saying a single word, ‘Nova’ perfectly captures every single emotion that went into the creation of this fourth album of mine. It’s hard to put into words what this song means to me and just how much it makes me feel every single time I listen to it. All I will say is that nothing felt more fitting than to open such an incredibly personal album with such a naked piece of music, made up of the most personal instrument I could’ve chosen: my voice. My soul laid barer than ever before; this is ‘Nova.'”

SUNFLOWER BEAN – Announce New Album ‘Headful Of Sugar’ || New Single || Spring UK Tour

Fuelled by the agony and ecstasy of contemporary American life, Headful of Sugar is a psychedelic headrush designed to be played loud, windows down. It is about outsiders disillusioned with the modern world who, despite their alienation, refuse to be subdued; buoyed by the relief found in interpersonal relationships that counteract the daily barrage of cheap entertainment and convenience. “We wanted to write about the lived experience of late capitalism, how it feels every day, the mundanity of not knowing where every construct is supposed to ultimately lead you,” Nick Kivlen says. “The message is in the title: this is about fast pleasures, the sugar of life, the joy that comes with letting go of everything you thought mattered.”

mxmtoon Shares New Single “mona lisa”

At 21, mxmtoon stands tall as one of the brightest and most engaging voices of her generation. Known for her dreamy pop and introspective lyricism, the Oakland-raised, Brooklyn-based artist is now gearing up to release her sophomore album this spring with details to be revealed shortly.

STÖNER: new single “A Million Beers” streaming!

Desert rock supergroup STÖNER (with Brant Bjork, Nick Oliveri and Ryan Güt) announce the release of their sophomore album ‘totally…’ on May 6th, 2022 on Heavy Psych Sounds. Preorder the album and stream the first single “A Million Beers” now!

“What happens if you take Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis to the desert for a weekend getaway? I don’t know but it’s likely to involve A Million Beers!” – Brant Bjork, Stöner

Contemporary Artist Angel Forrest Shares New Single “My Favourite”

Angel Forrest was named Female Vocalist of the Year seven times by the Toronto Blues Society between 2013-2021. In November 2019, ready to hit the American market, Angel released the critically acclaimed album Hell Bent with Grace which has been nominated at the JUNO Awards in 2021 as Blues Album of the Year.

Carson McHone’s new deceptively buoyant single “Only Lovers” arrives with music video

More than timeless, Carson McHone’s third record and Merge debut, Still Life, is timely, inherently modern, immediate. It arrives February 25, but today, McHone previews a new track from the album with a new music video. The punchy sax and tumbling toms of “Only Lovers” play into the danger of fooling yourself. The background vocals are like a playground taunt, buoyant but knowing. Listen now and watch the accompanying music video directed by McHone and shot by Daniel Romano.

New music video from The Delines // New album this Friday

The music video for “Drowning In Plain Sight” combines footage of The Delines performing the song in their home studio in Portland with scenery from those beach towns along the Texas gulf coast that serve as the setting of The Sea Drift. If you’ve never been to a town like Galveston where this video was shot, the visuals will instantly give you a sense of the way the natural beauty of the ocean is juxtaposed with the desperation, regret and wistful longing of the people who inhabit this world. The houses are all on stilts, the sun sets over abandoned train yards and industrial plants, and lights from carnival rides on the boardwalk glisten across the ocean waves at night.

Day of Departure Start Their Progressive Sci-Fi Story With Video “…And We Prepare for Our End” Off Debut Self Titled Album Coming March 2022

Day Of Departure, from Washington D.C are releasing a debut album this year and their first single is ready for ears around the world. An intriguing blend of ambient, prog and post-rock, the band combines that with a well-woven story that tells of the destruction of our planet, and then the need to evolve and find a new path forward for survival. The first single, “…And We Prepare for Our End” is the first track and it sets the scene for the tale to come. The band describes in further detail:

Spoon share new track ‘My Babe’ ahead of forthcoming album ‘Lucifer On The Sofa’ out Friday 11th February…

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Spoon have shared ‘My Babe’, the third and final advance listen of their forthcoming album Lucifer on the Sofa via Matador Records.

AEVITERNE: NYC Experimental/Tech Death Metal Act Premieres “The Gaunt Sky” As Debut Full-Length, The Ailing Facade, Nears March Release Via Profound Lore Records

New York City’s experimental death metal quartet AEVITERNE – formed from the embers of Flourishing – today dispatches their new single, “The Gaunt Sky,” across the barren plains of existence advancing their debut album, The Ailing Facade, nearing release through Profound Lore Records in March.


In 2016, Chainz brought it back to his essence with a series of mixtapes that dominated the streets: Felt Like Cappin, Daniel Son; Necklace Don, and Hibachi For Lunch. Also in 2016, he released the lauded collaborative album ColleGrove with New Orleans hip-hop luminary Lil Wayne. Critics agreed that 2 Chainz conquered 2016, with the New York Timesproclaiming “all hail our greatest punch line rapper, 2 Chainz.” The year was capped off with his first Grammy Award, Best Rap Performance for his verse on Chance The Rapper’s hit song “No Problem.”

Music Submission: The Black Seeds Share New Song “Bring The Sun”

From the windy hills of Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa (Wellington, New Zealand), the multi-platinum selling band The Black Seeds have masterfully honed South Pacific soul, by blending deep grooves of reggae, funk, afrobeat and dub into an undeniably infectious mix. Today, the unstoppable eight-piece The Black Seeds return with the invigorating new single “Bring The Sun.” It is the third track released from their upcoming new album due out later this year.

JASON BLAKE: “Obscured Clarity” Video

The Warr Guitar is a twelve-string instrument incorporating the range of a guitar and bass. It is played by tapping the strings; a technique known as touchstyle guitar. When his primary band, Chicago-based instrumental/progressive metal trio Aziola Cry, returned from a fourteen-year hiatus with the Sensory Records release of their blazing The Ironic Divide last year, JASON BLAKE’s performance on the record was noticed and praised by critics and fans abroad. Within the group, he writes music featuring the rhythmic and melodic capabilities of the Warr Guitar in a band setting.

VIDEO PREMIERE: Watch AZIOLA CRY’s Guitarist JASON BLAKE Video for New Immersive Single “Obscured Clarity”


sadeyes, the creative persona of Nathan Lewis, is gearing up to drop his debut album monarch this Friday, February 11 via Epitaph Records. The young Portland, Oregon based artist combines lo-fi, alternative, emo rap, and hyperpop with confessional lyrics to create infectiously catchy hits.