@skopemag News For September 24, 2018 @ 11 AM EST

Minsk – The Chalice And The Dagger // New song from the upcoming split album BIGOD with Zatokrev

“The Chalice And The Dagger” is a snapshot into the world of paradox. Life is a disgusting grind, yet our experience vibrates with ecstasy and potentiality. This song hopes to present the hymn of the out-lier; with the ragged beauty of navigating through the margins of existence. Interpretation is invalid without context, and this song hopes to touch on the uncharted, and the established. It sits within the entirety of “BIGOD” as one section of four, with all parts necessary to the whole.”

Track Premiere: Minsk – ‘The Chalice and the Dagger’

New Single ‘Night Rider’ & Tour Dates!

“Night Rider” was inspired by countless early morning hours spent driving home from shows on deserted highways. Written by vocalists Sam and Amanda, the song became a story about a guy who works late hours – drifting between his job, family, and the pull of adventure.

PREMIERE: Run Coyote take to the roads on new single “Night Rider”

Young Thug Releases ‘On the Rvn’ EP – Ft. Elton John, 6LACK & Jaden Smith    

Award-winning superstar, Young Thug releases his On The Rvn EP. The 6-track project features appearances from the musical icon Elton John, 6LACK, and Jaden Smith.

On The Rvn is Thug’s most vulnerable project to date. With the weight of the world on his shoulders, Thugger is forced to consider the worst. Unsure about his freedom or future, the rapper who may appear superhuman is reduced to frail circumstances that could plague anyone. Under close watch, Young Thug can only run from his thoughts.

HARTS Announces Album, ‘Shake Ya Pants’ Single & 2018 National Tour

Harts is the nom de plume of Indian-born, Australian-based musician, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music producer Darren Hart, whose singular blend of funk, jazz, blues, psychedelic rock, and indie electronic has drawn comparisons to Prince, Jimi Hendrix, and Lenny Kravitz, among others. Shake Ya Pants, the latest track from Harts is due to be released on the 21st of September.

New Single “Aura” by Belgian artist Illuminine!

Flemish composer Kevin Imbrechts, the artist at the helm of Illuminine, deftly blends neo-classical with post-rock influences. “Aura” is the next release of the new album “#3” following the first tracks release of “Dear, Utopia” and “Dying Flame”. The album was mixed by Birgir Jón Birgisson (Björk, Sigur Rós, Sólstafir) at Sigur Ròs studio Sundlaugin (Damien Rice, Jon Hopkins, Of Monsters And Men, Sóley and many more). Previous work of Illuminine has attracted comparisons to Nils Frahm, Bon Iver and Ólafur Arnalds.

STIIR share video for debut single ‘Free Yourself’

Fast-rising London based four-piece STIIR have shared the video for their debut single ‘Free Yourself’. Encapsulating the band’s effortless energy in a haze of smoky vibrancy, the video sees the band perform in a sultry club to an exuberant and sensual audience.

Demetrio “Dimitry” Scopelliti releases “The Silent Watcher” single

Today, Demetrio “Dimitry” Scopelliti releases the first single (and title-track) from his upcoming album “The Silent Watcher”, set to be released on November 5th, 2018.

You can now stream and download the single “The Silent Watcher” on Spotify, iTunes and all main digital platforms:

Soulful Singer Miller Blue Returns with ‘Rush’

Producer and singer-songwriter Miller Blue returns with soulful single ‘Rush’, after receiving support from BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens & Phil Taggart, Radio 1 Xtra’s DJ Jamz Supernova andCOMPLEX.

Although only three tracks deep, Miller has already captivated listeners and tastemakers alike, having airplay on not only BBC 1 and 1Xtra but Reprezent FM, Fubar Radio as well as sessions with 4Music and Ont’ Sofa.

New > Roxanne Tataei > Releases New Album ‘Full Moon In Aries’ > Out Today > listen here

‘Full Moon In Aries’ is the highly anticipated sophomore album by South London musician Roxanne Tataei released independently today. It follows her critically acclaimed debut album ‘Memoirs’ and an extensive period of touring worldwide, supporting the likes of Grace Jones and Florence & The Machine.

Oprah favorite DeNetria “Aretha” Champ goes viral!

Oprah Winfrey first introduced DeNetria “Aretha” Champ to the world on her Legends Ball, an ABC Television special.

Now with the recent death of the beloved Queen of Soul, DeNetria Champ’s hit single “When God Get Through” is going viral and burning up the airwaves & social media as a fitting tribute to the legendary Aretha Franklin.

Farhan releases video for ‘Rear View Mirror’

Acclaimed Indian actor Farhan has shared the video for his debut single, ‘Rearview Mirror’, the first single to be taken from his upcoming debut album Echoes, out January 25th.

Bedroom Pop Artist Alfreda shares vulnerabilities with “Thunder” [FFO: Lorde, Clairo, Dua Lipa]

“Thunder sounds like it’s about a competitive dynamic with a friend, which it is, but for me, it’s more about that feeling you have when you want to be heard, but don’t know how, so you blame other people for stealing your ‘thunder’ from you. For me, I guess I wanted attention, but I was far too shy and insecure at the time to put myself out there. So I just got a bit jealous when people thrived around me, which is obviously irrational and childish because we should all support each other. But writing the song really helped me get out of that state. Hopefully, the song will connect to fans if they’re going through a similar situation, but have trouble identifying or expressing it. I think this is quite a regular feeling for people, and the only way to overcome it is to be more honest with yourself, and kinder to yourself.”

Creux Lies present video for their single “Portals”

Following the release of their full length album The Hearth, Creux Lies now presents us with the music video for “Portals”, the first single from the album and a fan favorite.

Alesso Enters the Top 50 Global in the Global Chart with ‘REMEDY’

Just over two weeks since being released, Alesso’s recent gem “REMEDY” has already broken into the top 50 within Spotify’s Global chart and over 15+ local country charts. Added to some of Spotify’s biggest playlists ‘Today’s Top Hits,’ ‘Top Electronica,’ ‘Verano Forever’ and many local Hot Hits playlists as the track continues to captivate fans around the world. The official video has garnered more than 31+ million views in three weeks. And for the first time four new vertical videos for one song was supported by Spotify. In rotation on multiple global radio stations and a leading anthem in global markets including US, UK, Australia, Norway, Finland, and Sweden, it’s the perfect indication that Alesso is sure to be closing out 2018 with a bang.

WEST//GHOST, with Chad Crawford of Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Release Official Music Video for “Vein”

Arizona based Alternative Rock Band WEST//GHOST, formed by former guitarist and founding member of Scary Kids Scaring Kids Chad Crawford, has released the official music video for their single, “Vein.” Directed by Dan Fusselman. “Vein” is the debut single off of their upcoming EP, JOY.

ZARDONIC Triumphantly Returns with Explosive Music Video for “Revelation”

Internationally renown Electronic Music Producer ZARDONIC has released the official music video for “Revelation,” the third reveal from his newest LP, Become, out 9/28/2018 on Entertainment One. The Venezuelan born producer once again showcases his unique mastery of bass heavy electronic production infused with heavy rock and metal, and brings the experience to life with a darkly aggressive music video for “Revelation”.

SF Weekly premieres Half Stack’s Jay Som produced indie-country jam

Combining outlaw country with sweet 60’s psych, Oakland’s Half Stack have really hit their sweet spot on Quitting Time, their first LP due out later this year. Just last week, SF Weekly premiered the second single, “Top of the Mountain”, which see’s the band digging in on an awesome jam, channeling past Bay Area greats like CCR and of course, The Dead.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Deplicant – ‘Epoch’

Influenced by the neon jungles of films like Blade Runner and the dystopian alienation of Cyber Punk, Deplicant sets out to transport the listener to the furthest edges of the musical universe with passing nods to techno and dark ambient sounds but with far more in his arsenal to comfortably pigeonhole. Grasping the torch lit by other IDM pioneers, Deplicant’s latest track offers a kaleidoscopic vision of our past, present and future.

The Bluegrass Situation Premieres New Jim Wyly Single – Releases October 5th (music enclosed)

Jim Wyly was born and raised in Tyler, Texas and has spent the last 40 years living and playing in the Austin area. While the obvious label for his music is “Texas Songwriter”, Wyly’s sound and songs are influenced from a multitude of directions, ranging from pure folk to R&B and rock n roll. That’s not to say that Texas is not flowing through the veins of the songs he writes. For years as a member of several bands including Movin Target and The Lunar Rollers, Jim has been widely regarded by his peers as a master of the songwriting craft. At the young age of 72, Wyly is stepping away from the sound and life of being in a band and releasing his solo debut, The Artisan.

Listen: Exclusive Song Premiere “Suddenly I’m Single” from Jim Wyly’s “The Artisan”

Dream Pop Duo Ruby Haunt Premieres New Album ‘Blue Hour’ via L.A. Record

Childhood friends, Ruby Haunt (fka Haunt) is an American musical project conceived by Wyatt Ininns and Victor Pakpour in 2015. The duo wrote their first three EPs while in school via opposite ends of the west coast (Los Angeles and Portland), exchanging musical ideas over email. In this time, they received support from Nowness, Track + Field Records, C-Heads Magazine, and various tastemaking YouTube channels for their unique songwriting and self-produced music videos.


Marshmello Debuts Emotional Music Video For “Happier,” Featuring Bastille

Marshmello has released an emotional new music video today for his latest single “Happier,” featuring Bastille. The poignant video, directed by Mercedes Bryce Morgan, captures the heartwarming bond between a young woman (played by Miranda Cosgrove) and her life-long best friend Mello, a golden retriever she receives for her birthday as a little girl. Mello is by her side as the two venture through moments of childhood and adolescence together, ending with a heartwarming twist. To watch the music video for “Happier,” click HERE.

Night Beats Share New Track “Her Cold Cold Heart”

Fronted by Texan native Danny Lee Blackwell, Myth Of A Man marks their fourth studio album and their second for Heavenly Recordings, following up the release of Who Sold My Generation in 2016.

Blondie announces 4-day event in Cuba

Blondie has officially unveiled BLONDIE IN HAVANA, an historic cultural exchange set for March 14-18, 2019, in beautiful Havana, Cuba. Hosted by Dreamcatcher Events, BLONDIE IN HAVANA will see the legendary band hosting four days and nights of music and activities, including two headline concerts, performances from a host of Cuba’s finest artists and musicians, visits to Cuba’s most important museums and cultural institutions, a photography and architecture tour of Havana, and more. BLONDIE IN HAVANA is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for music lovers, adventure seekers, and photographers of all ages, levels, and interests. Registration begins this Friday, September 28 at 9 a.m. ET at Blondieinhavana.com.

Adventure seekers and travelers of all ages and interests are welcome!