@skopemag News For October 1, 2018 @ 3 PM EST


“Cold Blooded” is both written and produced by Jarami and follows the duo’s release of their 2017 Sketches EP, which was met with great critical praise upon release. FADER described the EP as, “four funk-laced instrumentals perfect for riding around in warm weather with the windows down” while Complex explained, “Jarami [has a] gift for laid-back, colourful grooves filled with detail…” Highsnobiety included them in their “Highsnobiety Music’s Class of 2018: 10 Artists to Watch” list and said “Fans of disco funk-laced electro, take note: these guys will spend 2018 producing your party playlists for you.”

Vanessa Zamora new single + video “Río”

The Tijuana born/Mexico City based artist who possesses a wildly independent streak has spent the better part of 2 years dreaming, crafting, and creating her second album Tornaluna. Recorded in Tornillo, TX (yes that Tornillo) at the famed Sonic Ranch Studios, and in Mexico City. The full collection was produced by Vanessa and musical partner Marian Ruzzi (Ruzzi, Zöe, Natalia LaFourcade). The sound has evolved from voice and guitar to a full bodied sound with synths, an array of guitars and percussion and a confidence in her voice that has those in the know excited.

Don McLean Signs $4.5 Million Administration Deal With Universal Music Publishing Group

Legendary American singer, songwriter, and performer Don McLean recently signed a third extension to his ongoing administration deal with Universal Music Publishing Group, worth $4.5 Million. McLean, whose relationship with UMPG goes back to 1990, had this to say on the deal, “Universal has done a great job at getting my songs in movies and TV shows, and they are a first class, worldwide organization.”

With songs like “American Pie,” “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” “And I Love You So,” “Castles in The Air,” “The Grave,” and many more, McLean is one of many hit-makers represented by UMPG such as Adele, U2, Elton John, Billy Joel, Neil Diamond and Pearl Jam, among many others.


The concept of the album is that there is “music” that is beyond music to reach people’s hearts, in other words, wisdom that’s beyond sound. She is also planning the release of her upcoming EP, Gravitude, due out later this year.

PIERCE Drops Another Hint to His “FLESH” EP with New Track “Tyrant”

If you ever find yourself in an Uber with PIERCE, it’s best to keep quiet. On his new track “Tyrant,” we find out that that the young producer isn’t much of a talker, and more importantly, another puzzle piece of his “FLESH” EP saga. “Tyrant” takes place largely during a car ride, where PIERCE’s Uber driver dryly states that he is “going to go f*ck himself, then” after unsuccessfully trying to make smalltalk while PIERCE is engaged in listening to his own music. It is then that we hear a glimpse of “Tyrant,” assaulting the senses with abrasive basslines and menacing autotuned vocals. The track takes an unexpected turn when a screen of metal indicated that PIERCE’s car has been attacked and he is abducted by his assailants with the faint scream of police sirens in the background. The mystery simply grows deeper with every release from the “FLESH” EP, so take a listen to “Tyrant” and try to predict what happens next in PIERCE’s story.

Ian William Craig shares new single

Eighteen months on from his last new release and in advance of next year’s brand new full-length, Vancouver-based singer / composer Ian William Craig returns with a between-albums release that collects together eleven previously unreleased tracks. Entitled Thresholder, the record sees Craig return towards the smudged and scoured beauty of his 2016 opus, ‘Centres’, a record which was universally acclaimed, making many end-of-year lists – including the likes of Rolling Stone, Uncut, The Wire, The Quietus, The 405 and Drowned In Sound. Thresholder is released on vinyl and digital formats, with the former packaged in gorgeous inner / outer sleeve artwork from Ian.

Watch & Share Sexy Dex and The Fresh’s video for “!Wait!”

Sexy Dex and The Fresh formed in New Orleans in 2014 starting with just Dexter Gilmore on guitar and vocals and Evan Cvitanovic playing drums. They’ve since added Gabrielle Washington (Synth and vocals), Andrew Landry (Bass), and Ben Buchbinder (Synth) to complete their sound, which is dreamy dance-able pop music, grabbing influences from 80’s funk reminiscent of Prince or Rick James, as well as bands like My Bloody Valentine. The band released their first EP, 665 Roses Collection, in 2015 and their first full-length, Plus One Edition, was released by Community Records in 2016.

Sonny Elliot Share “Surrender” Via Substream Magazine | New EP ‘Broken Glasses’ Out 10/12

UK-based duo, Sonny Elliot, share their new single, “Surrender,” the second single off their second EP, a follow-up to their debut EP, Under Covers, released last May. Substream Magazine premiered the track, praising, “‘Surrender’ proves how much atmosphere and feeling you can build in a song with just a couple guitars. The intensity and volume of the song never changes much, but Sonny Elliot subtly tweak the music to create entirely new thoughts and emotional context. As the song begins there’s a dark gloom in the sound, but as the lyrics continue and the brothers affirm that they’ll keep going and pushing on, a sense of hope and joy slowly begins to exude from ‘Surrender.'” Broken Glasses EP is due out October 12th.

PREMIERE: Sonny Elliot invite you in on new single “Surrender”

New Single by Reliant Tom, “Happy Birthday” – Out Now

Reliant Tom, is an avant-pop and experimental performance art duo from the New York state area. Formed shortly after composer Monte Weber met choreographer and vocalist Claire Cuny at a DIY show in Brooklyn in 2015, the duo pairs music with their unique talents of sound design, wearable technology, modern dance, and non-genre specific songwriting.The music focuses on the themes of pitfalls in digital communication and the general nature of modern social interaction – all through the guise of avant-pop/avant-punk influenced musical devices. The band’s instrumentation is generally comprised of electric guitar, voice, a hybrid electro-acoustic drum kit, synthesizers, as well as elements of Monte’s Kontrol Instrument.

New Video Debut From Dead Girls Academy

Los Angeles rockers DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY and Kerrang! Magazine are premiering the captivatingly cinematic and haunting music video for the crowd favorite hit ‘Cannibal,’ from the band’s debut album Alchemy, available everywhere now.

Singer-Songwriter Mitch Bradford Releases Stop Motion Music Video for “Love Is Kind”

Singer-songwriter Mitch Bradford is celebrating the release of his new music video for the title track of his upcoming album, Love Is Kind. The clip features handmade sets and miniature characters that represent Mitch and locations around Venice, California. The video took two days to shoot and was directed by Rick Perry whom Mitch Bradford met in the Los Angeles filmmaking community. The video premiered exclusively on EARMILK and can be viewed on Mitch’s official YouTube channel.