@skopemag News For September 21, 2018 @ 2 PM EST

Mountain Man’s First Album in 8 Years, Magic Ship, out Today on Nonesuch

Mountain Man’s first album in eight years, Magic Ship, is out today on Nonesuch Records. In celebration, the band embarks on a fourteen-city US tour—its first in six years—beginning October 22 in Washington, DC. Other stops on the tour include Brooklyn, Chicago, Seattle, and Los Angeles (full schedule below). The record, Mountain Man’s first on Nonesuch, includes eleven original songs written by the trio—Amelia Meath, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, and Molly Sarlé—as well as interpretations of Ted Lucas’ “Baby Where You Are,” Michael Hurley’s “Blue Mountain,” and the traditional hymn, “Bright Morning Stars.” A video for the album track “Rang Tang Ring Toon” may be seen here.


Based in Portugal, dynamic DJ duo Karetus has carved out a reputation with their electrifying live onstage performances and commitment to putting out unique quality music. Viral sensations in their own right, the duo is known for their custom sets equipped with specialized software and FX, and earlier this year they achieved acclaim around the world for a knockout remix they created based on “Bella Ciao,” one of the themes from the soundtrack of “La Casa de Papel,” a Spanish television series that became a viral sensation on Netflix. If you haven’t already, tune in now and discover this irresistible remix.

Bumsy and the Moochers (Ska/Pop Punk) is ‘Spaced Out’ Today

Imminence Records is pleased to announce their signing of Chicago’s Ska/Pop Punk outfit Bumsy and the Moochers! The sextet has released their rocking lead single, “The Truth,” off their forthcoming label debut entitled Spaced Out. The full length is slated for a September 21st release before the band plays the Punk The Burbs Fest 2018 the next night.

The Desert kick off their latest EP with new single ‘Gone’

Following on from the critical acclaim of their debut EP ‘Playing Dead’ last year, Bristol based four-piece The Desert return with the mood-stricken single ‘Gone’, lifted from their forthcoming new EP.

Sounding like a cross between Little Dragon and Portishead, the outfit have given this new material a more dramatic and sentimental tone, which sees them coming to terms with and overcoming loss.

Cobi premieres highly anticipated EP, “Songs From the Ashes (PT. 2)” on Billboard

The EP showcases the effectiveness of his songwriting skills with soaring vocals and intricate, yet grounded instrumentals. Billboard noted, “The EP instantly jumps into new territory with the jolting “Church Of The Lonely,” which builds on Cobi’s powerhouse vocals with synth flourishes and a searing electric guitar that weaves itself throughout the rest of the set. Cobi crafts an anthemic protest song on the second track, “Burnin’ One Down,” before giving a nourishing dose of life-affirming soul on closer “Rising Phoenix.”

SLASHER DAVE: Dread Central Premieres Title Track To Frights LP

20 Buck Spin is preparing to release Frights, the new album by Acid Witch frontman SLASHER DAVE. Appropriately, the album will see release just days before Halloween, and horror culture web portal Dread Central is now streaming the title track to the album.

Exclusive SLASHER DAVE Track “Frights” Brings Aural Halloween Joy

Alice Merton Shares “Why So Serious” Video

Platinum-selling English born, German-based singer-songwriter Alice Merton has released her most commercial and exciting single to date with ‘Why So Serious’, which currently is at 4.3 Million worldwide streams, plus an intriguing official video taken from her upcoming and much-anticipated debut album ‘Mint’ out in Jan. 2019 via Mom + Pop Music (Pre-Orders 21st Sept.). Alice will embark on a U.S. tour in 2 weeks, which includes a sold-out Washington D.C. show and stops in New York, Los Angeles, and Austin’s ACL Fest. More dates below.


Combining elastic basslines with ethereal synths, Whethan’s hook-laden production technique gets more refined with each subsequent output, churning out hit after hit. That, combined with HONNE’s unique blend of sultry, feel-good electro-soul results in an undeniable, must-hear collaboration that’s destined to rocket straight up the charts.

Hamilton’s Brittany Campbell Presents New Video for “My Garden”

Multimedia artist Brittany Campbell has given her song “My Garden”, which debuted in April, new life with the release of the music video, a delicate and beautiful ode to flourishing on your own despite love’s dependency on another. In the idyllic world of being in love, Campbell has allowed herself to let another into her garden, which she refuses to take lightly, and grapples with her own fears of maintaining her own self-sufficiency as she becomes reliant on another and more vulnerable in the process.

Tor Miller x Vevo “Chasing Inspiration in Asbury Park”

Transcending your roots isn’t exactly easy – especially if you’re a musician and your stompin’ grounds are the fabled streets of Asbury Park, New Jersey. At first Tor Miller tried to leave the seaside town’s storied resonance behind. And he made some great music in the process. Check “Carter & Cash,” “Always” and “Baby Blue” from his ‘American English’ album – he puts his heart way out front and connects with his listeners. But for his ‘Surviving the Suburbs’ follow-up, he absorbed the richness of his hometown and came up with some next-level eloquence. We headed back to the Jersey Shore and chatted with Tor about how it’s hard to nail down inspiration, as well as how it sometimes leads you to a truly unique spot. Take a tour of Asbury, and watch Tor Miller speak straight from the heart about a sense of place can impact art.

Young Dolph Sets an Example with Role Model Album

Memphis kingpin Young Dolph took an independent path, but he’s a major rap star. Asserting himself as an everyman-turned-superman, Dolph shares Role Model, his new studio album. Released by Paper Route EMPIRE/EMPIRE, Role Model provides a new context for Dolph’s braggadocio and sets an example for rising independent rappers and anyone else trying to get out the mud. Telling the unlikely story of Dolph’s success, the album kicks off with “Black Queen,” a beautiful introductory track that finds Dolph recounting his difficult childhood and declaring his love for his mother, who ably accompanies him on piano: “Even though you was a crack fiend, momma/You gave birth to a trap king, momma/You gon’ always be my trap queen, momma/Damn, I mean you’ll always be my black queen, momma.” After the emotional intro, Role Model finds Dolph leveling up, experimenting with new flows and raising his boastful bars to a superhuman level: “Parked the Rari in the crib and came back in a Bentley,” says Dolph on “How U Luv It,” “Codeine with no sippin’ (pour up)/Gelato I’m twistin’ (roll up)/Got on too much ice, hard for the bitch to pay attention/Menace just like Dennis/I got racks like Venus (Williams!).” Featuring appearances from Snoop Dogg, Offset, Key Glock, and Kash Doll, Role Model is Dolph’s origin story, establishing him as a symbol of hope to kids in the hood who desperately want to improve their lives.


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Rick Monroe New Album “Smoke Out The Window” Out Today

At the heart of it, these 11 tracks of Smoke are the literal extension of Monroe’s stage presence, now properly unleashed in the studio environment, with the resulting music having forged a category all its own. “I know we’re not up-the-gut mainstream country by any means — and I don’t even know what mainstream country even is anymore,” Monroe confesses. “I also know we’re not super-heavy rock either, so I’d like to call what we do blue-jean country rock. Fashions come and go, but blue jeans are a timeless statement that never fades — and that’s what I want my music to be.”

ATL Heavyweight Ralo Returns With Animated “See The Light Pt. 2” Video Ft. Young Thug

Exploring the depths of the soul with unpredictably melodic flows, ATL’s Ralo infuses trap music with raw emotion. Teaming up with his kindred spirit and mud brother Young Thug, Ralo shares a moving video for “See The Light Pt. 2.” An inspirational trap power ballad, “See The Light Pt. 2” finds the rappers in a revealing move, with Thug recounting his grandfather’s fight against cancer, and Ralo reaffirming his belief that riches do not bring inner peace: “Just because I have money that shit don’t wash away my problems.” In the animated new video, Ralo gives a glimpse at his life in the trap, chilling with Thug and riding in foreigns, before the video culminates with a climactic boxing match against “Money Bag Ho.” Premiered by Complex, “See The Light Pt. 2” is a highlight from Diary of the Streets 3, Ralo’s most recent project.

TamTam New Single – Rising above the haters in ‘Rise’

“Marrying a person without meeting them is like marrying a mannequin. The “Rise” video concludes in dramatic fashion that I know people may find aggressive, but it’s a metaphor. I want to start a conversation and, sometimes, if you don’t shock people they just won’t pay attention. The character never really burns anyone. It was all just a fantasy, a vision of what her future life might have looked like had she gone through with this arranged marriage. Whether this revelation is a dream or nightmare is all a matter of perspective.”

Ricky Remedy Releases Dim Mak Debut EP “Triage”

Latin Grammy-nominated artist Ricky Remedy unleashes a fierce collection of trap productions on his Dim Mak debut EP Triage. Opening with “Road Rage (Go Stoopid),” premiered today on Run The Trap, Ricky teams up with Philadelphia’s ferocious rapper Bok Nero to seamlessly merge the hip hop and electronic sides of trap. Ricky punches up the 808s and distorted synths on “PREE MI,” keeping the energy flowing with the help of vocals from Yuneer Gainz. With one last flex, the EP is rounded out by a scorching bass house hybrid “Diamonds On Me.”