Two-time Grammy nominated R&B artist & songwriter Leon Bridges has released two new tracks from his forthcoming sophomore album. “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” and “Bad Bad News” were Zane Lowe’s World Records on Beats 1 on Apple Music today.
US death metal veterans SKINLESS return with their pulverizing sixth studio offering, fittingly titled Savagery. Recorded by Tom Case at Doomsday Bunker Studio in New York and by Dave Otero (Primitive Man, Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage) at Flatline Audio in Colorado, Savagery embodies ten slabs of rotting, aural remains across thirty-seven minutes of titanic slams, untouchable grooves, mauling riffs and blood-thirsty, bestial growls. Savagery sees SKINLESS at the top of their game, more than twenty-five years into an untouchable reign of terror and comes swathed in the stunningly sick cover art of renowned tattoo artist Jesse Levitt.
BIG K.R.I.T.RELEASES VIDEO TO BREAKOUT SINGLE “1999” FEATURING LLOYD
Chart-topping lyricist and producer Big K.R.I.T. returns today with the long anticipated video to his breakout single “1999” – a mid tempo cut featuring R&B crooner, Lloyd, which originally appeared on K.R.I.T.’s junior double-album 4 Eva Is A Mighty Long Time. The Tyler Tee directed visual catches up with Big K.R.I.T. behind the scenes of a “back to the future” inspired kick back party where the casual crew chant along to the Juvenile inspired, Mannie Fresh produced “Back That Ass Up” hook.
LARA MAE RELEASES VIDEO FOR SOPHOMORE SINGLE “I FORGOT”
Sweden – based singer/songwriter Clara Mae – set a promising tone last year with emotional debut single, “I’m Not Her” and is continuing to make a name for herself with addictive sophomore single “I Forgot”, released last month. Now, Clara shares the official video for “I Forgot”, which she stars in – reliving personal moments on camera which inspired the lyrics of the song – WATCH HERE @skopemag.
Waxing rhapsodic about kingpin problems, ATL heavy hitter Young Scooter has the ear of the streets. In “Drug Deals,” his new video, Scooter focuses on the give-and-take of the drug trade–how drug use can devastate a community and how drug dealing can often provide opportunity for people to overcome their surroundings. The video focuses on the inner-workings of a drug dealing operation and how it affects everyone in Scooter’s neighborhood, from the young corner boys, to the women bagging the drugs, to the aging dope fiends whose lives were ruined by the drugs Scooter sold. Premiered by XXL, “Drug Deals” is the second video from Trippple Cross, Scooter’s latest studio album, following “Plug Lingo,” an entertaining clip that finds Scooter embracing a role as a Chemistry Professor, so to speak.
The Up Here Place, the debut album from Montreal’s noise-pop quartet Look Vibrant, is a wonderpot of musical inventiveness and immediacy, boiling over with energy and steaming into bliss. After releasing two singles of pure noise music (Plateau and Sweater in the Lake), and an EP of polished indie pop (Only Qualms), on their debut album the band has perfectly combined these two elements into a product that is equally refined and unhinged. The songs teeter on the brink, threatening to fall apart at your feet, while somehow remaining intact by a logic that is uniquely Look Vibrant. Thematically, the album is an exploration of naive ambition, the constant need to reach ever growing heights, and the inevitable sharp drop that comes in its wake.
LILLYE announce new album Evolve out May 18 & new music video ‘Run’
Australian rockers Lillye will release their debut full-length album entitled Evolve on May 18, 2018 via Eclipse Records. The band is fronted by vocalist Virginia Lillye who previously held lead roles in theater productions such as Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, and more. The album was produced by bassist Christian Lauria at his own Machine Men Studios, and mixed by Shane Edwards (Northlane, Hanz Zimmer, Thy Art is Murder) at Karma Studios.
GRAMMY-Award winning, multiplatinum-selling artists BEN HARPER and CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE will collaborate once again for their new album No Mercy in This Land, due out March 30, 2018. No Mercy in This Land is the first of new music from the pair since the 2013 release of their collaborative album Get Up!, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Blues Albums Chart and won a GRAMMY Award in 2014 for “Best Blues Album.” A musical expression of the kinship between the two, the album recounts both Ben and Charlie’s personal stories and adds to the sonic history of American struggle and survival.
The masked splatterthrashers of Creepsylvania, GHOUL, have teamed up with Brooklyn-based MC/Uncle Howie Records owner ILL BILL (Non Phixion, Heavy Metal Kings) with GORETEX (Non Phixion), for a sick two-song split. Set for release on May 11th via Tankcrimes, the special seven-inch comes in four color variants.
Octave One presents Random Noise Generation
Fresh for 2018, pioneering Detroit techno legends Octave One are set to release some exciting new music this spring via their much loved Random Noise Generation alias, as well as announcing two North America shows this May. Known for their incredible live analog sets, the duo have been busy in the studio with two upcoming releases on their highly respected 430 West imprint in the form of a double A-side single ‘N2 The Enfinate’ out April 6 off their upcoming album Endustry due for release on April 27.
Detroit, Michigan post-rock 4-piece Man Mountain have dropped another new track off their fforthcoming debut full-length, “Infinity Mirror,” which will be released on March 16th via Spartan Records.
FLAW hits the road with Co-Op, featuring Dash Cooper, and The Crowned in March/April 2018 for a US tour. The tour kicks off in Springfield, MO, making its way through the Midwest, and winds down in Fayetteville, NC. Hear songs from the latest Divided We Fall EP, as well as all your favorites! Tickets and exclusive VIP packages are available now. For more information, visit FLAW’s Facebook.
The Lost Boys Reach 10K In A Week With New Track
“Sober” pushed The Lost Boys’ creativity to a whole new level by collaborating with electro-soul singer/songwriter Griff Clawson. While oftentimes collaborations seem musically dominant by one musician over the other, the boys share that this partnership was nothing like that and instead was a true collaboration of The Lost Boys’ sound and Griff Clawson’s sound. Musically, the track also takes a risk on a particular arrangement by changing the third chorus completely to go from the horn melody to a synthetic drop.
A prodigious young talent with a gift for spinning saccharine melodies, Canton, Ohio’s Fijimacintosh creates ear candy for rap’s new era. Preparing a new batch for his growing cult of adoring fans, Fijimacintosh announces Satellite Crash, his debut project. Featuring ten hard-hitting tracks that showcase the 16-year-old’s preternatural gift for melody, Satellite Crash is promising portrait of a blossoming artist, as Fiji mutates his style to fit the high-def instrumentals. The cousin of breakout rap star Trippie Redd, Fiji shares his cousin’s infectious emotionalism and knack for songwriting, flashing a bubbly delivery over beats from Go Grizzly, Cassius Jay, Charlie Handsome, Deko, Pooh, and others. Featuring appearances from Robb Bank$, A1 Billionaire, SwagHollywood, and Cashonly, Satellite Crash builds on the momentum created by singles such as “Millennium,” featuring Kid Trunks, which has over 600k plays on SoundCloud in the three months since its release. Distributed by EMPIRE, Satellite Crash releases on March 16th.
Britain’s Spray (ex-Cuban Boys) presents single ‘Anthologised by Cherry Red’
British synth band and self-styled indiepop chameleons Spray have announced their forthcoming single ‘Anthologised by Cherry Red’, which is slated for release on May 11.
“[W]e are pleased to start up the week with not one but two premieres in a row as we team up with Boston’s very own The Dazies and Couters who are teaming up for the release of their new music video for “Misery/High Test.” – Rafa/VENTS Magazine
“The song is a haunting mix of industrial noise, dark ambient, and other sinister yet meditative sounds,” writes BrooklynVegan, “and the creepy black-and-white video suits it perfectly. Fans of Swans and David Lynch, take note.”
Brothers Oli and Louis Leimbach – better known as Lime Cordiale – are thrilled to return to SXSW this year for several showcases before they hit the West Coast for their first tour in the US performing as a full band including several shows supporting LAYNE and a stop at School Night in Los Angeles on March 26th. The US dates will also be the first overseas stops in support of their debut album Permanent Vacation, which was released on October 13, 2017 via Chugg Music worldwide.
NYLON Magazine says the track “…packs a homegrown grit that’s grounded in rock and the blues and man, does he make it well.” In addition to dropping his acclaimed new single, RIVVRS is gearing up to perform at Bottle Rock Music Festival in May!
Chart-topping, platinum-selling Awolnation will continue to tour through the summer adding more than 17 headlining dates and festival stops to their North American run, announced today. The first leg of the Here Come The Runts Tour will finish this week on the west coast with an exclusive event at the KROQ Sound Space followed by two nights at The Wiltern before crossing the pond for a European run in April, returning to the US for their second leg beginning May 10 in Las Vegas for the 107.5 OBC Festival.
Del the Funky Homosapien and Amp Live – two of the most innovative and respected names in hip-hop – have just united for one of the most anticipated albums of the year, Gate 13, out 4/20. The 16 tracks on Gate 13 mix hip-hop, funk, and electronica, and feature Goapele, Eligh, Simi, Zyme, Adult Karate, Mr. Micro, and James Melo, creating a “portal into something progressive, futuristic, and fun.”
Built on an initial beat Yukon cooked up in his bedroom, “Lonely” hinges on a dreamy soundscape rounded out by production from Yukon himself and co-producer Burns. The wavy track quickly slips from shimmering falsetto into the quotable hook, “I’ve been missing all the things we do. I only wanna feel lonely with you.”
“It’s built around the feeling of missing an ex or someone you’re used to being with,” Yukon reveals. “We all feel lonely sometimes. Even if you’re with the person you love, you might feel lonely. But it’s better to be lonely with someone.”