@skopemag News For October 1, 2018 @ 6 PM EST

Katie Garibaldi New Single “Safe and Warm (Lullaby for Jesus)”

Valley Queen release extended version of “Gems and Rubies”

“I wrote the song just as quickly in July 2016, after waking up to the video capture of the murder of Philando Castile, taken on a cell phone by his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, sitting in the passenger seat with Castile’s daughter in the back seat. After viewing, the song quickly followed, an impulsive response to an old, old problem that I couldn’t immediately fix. I would like to say I wrote the song for Castile, but more than anything, the song acted as a self soothing mechanism to witnessing his death and simultaneously, the system that caused it.”

Cosmopolitan Exclusive: Korean-American, Tiffany Young, Releases “Teach You” Video

Pop phenomena, Tiffany Young, has announced the release of her highly anticipated single and music video for “Teach You.” This single effortlessly paints a vivid movie-like picture with its lyrics, and the video brings that cinematic vision to life. “It’s a theatrical piece where I was able to bring different versions of myself to all the sections of the song,” says Tiffany. The video skyrocketed to almost 500K within the first 10 hours of its release, with the single landing a #2 spot on the iTunes K-Pop Chart.


Fueled By Ramen artist grandson has shared the official video for “6:00,” which premiered today via Billboard. The video, directed by Gus Black, was released in conjunction with Campaign Zero, an organization dedicated to eradicating police violence in America.

Mitchell Tenpenny’s Top 15 “Drunk Me” Certified Gold by RIAA

Riser House/Columbia Nashville’s Mitchell Tenpenny is celebrating his first RIAA Gold-certified single, as the Top 15 debut hit “Drunk Me” has surpassed 500,000 units of downloads and streams in the U.S.

“This is something I’ve always dreamed about,” said Tenpenny. “I have the best team and fans in the world! Thank y’all for being a huge part in this ride!”

The Joy Formidable Release New Video, “The Better Me”

Today, The Joy Formidable release their highly-anticipated fourth album, AAARTH. Recorded in their mobile studio while travelling the world, the album has received critical acclaim from The A.V. Club, Consequence of Sound, Guitar World, Paste, BBC’s Radio 1, and Billboard, who dubbed the record, “art that is both evocative and earnest.” The band recently wrapped a tour with the Foo Fighters and will depart on a North American tour in mid-October. AAARTH is available on a myriad of formats, including digital, CD, vinyl, and an extremely limited box set available exclusively through The Joy Formidable’s AAA Music Club, a unique annual subscription that offers fan bonus items and access to 10 extra tracks; fans can purchase the album today at the band’s website, Amazon, Spotify, and Apple Music.

TERRORIZER: Revolver Premieres Title Track Of New Album From American Grindcore Icons

Caustic Attack is the impending new full-length from American grindcore progenitors TERRORIZER. Slated to drop via The End Records October 12th, the band’s first studio offering in six years was produced by Jason Suecof (Deicide, All That Remains, Kataklysm, Battlecross) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and features the apocalyptic cover art of Timbul Cahyono (Rotting Corpse, Pyrexia).

neek Shares “try” Via All Things Go | Debut EP ‘words i shouldn’t have’ Due Out 10/19 On Mateo Sound

Today, LA-based electronic artist and producer neek shares her new single “try.” Yesterday, All Things Go premiered the track and visual, praising, “In the truest spirit of the young artist, neek highlights a day in the life with ‘Try’, her visual accoutrement to deep-reaching rhythm. It’s the age old story of trying to shake the thoughts so efficient at breaking heart-shaped glass, with an impromptu dance muse possessing our narrator in the comfort of her home studio.” neek’s words i shouldn’t have EP is due out October 19th on Mateo Sound.

The Watson Twins’ “Rolling Thunder” premieres today

DUO is the sixth studio album from The Watson Twins—comprised of identical twin sisters Chandra and Leigh Watson—and the first with the pair co-writing all the material and singing all parts together. Produced by their longtime collaborator Russ Pollard (Everest, Sebadoh), the album was recorded in Nashville and includes eight original songs. In addition to Chandra, Leigh and Pollard, the album features guest musicians Carl Broemel and Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket), Vanessa Carlton, Mickey Raphael and The Cactus Blossoms.

Gene Micofsky shows his bluesy side in “Fist For A Hammer”

Today, singer/songwriter/producer, Gene Micofsky, shares his latest single “Fist For A Hammer.” The blues-inspired tune came to life after Gene’s trip to the Mississippi Delta,, where he witnessed B.B. King’s funeral procession and spending an evening hearing music at one of the country’s last remaining juke joints, Po Monkeys.


Atlantic recording artist Brynn Elliott made her national TV debut performance on Live with Kelly and Ryan this morning performing her debut single “Might Not Like Me,” check it out here! Brynn will follow up this performance with her second national tv performance on The Today Show on October 17th. Additionally, Brynn will be on Monday’s episode of TRL to perform a stripped down version of her hit single.

Katie Garibaldi New Single “Safe and Warm (Lullaby for Jesus)”

Felly Releases His New Album “Surf Trap”

Connecticut rapper Felly releases today his new album Surf Trap via Sony Music Entertainment/Same Plate Entertainment. The album features 10 tracks that he co-produced, including his official new single “Maple” and previously released tracks “Pretty Girl” and “Miami.” Additionally, the visual for the album’s track “Dying To Tell You” is out today.

iLLingsworth Releases New Album feat. Open Mike Eagle & Denmark Vessey | + New Video

“Do your best to find a listening environment that allows you to absorb everything in one sitting. this isn’t the type of album that i’d suggest digesting bit by bit, though i do foresee each listener returning to their favorite moments. I’ve been told countless times that my music goes well with products derived from marijuana, so if that’s legal in your area, make it happen. on your second listen, get your medicines, get a little freestyle session going with your buds, and enjoy,” says Illingsworth.

new All Them Witches album out today; on tour soon

New West Records is excited to release today the new album from Nashville-based All Them Witches. Titled ATW, the album is the psych-rock experimentalists’ fifth, and was produced by the band’s guitarist Ben McLeod and mixed by Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliott Smith, Kurt Vile). Revolver magazine premiered ATW in its entirety this week. Earlier in the month, FLOOD magazine premiered the video for the single, “Diamond.” The clip was directed by the band’s drummer Robby Staebler.

Lil Durk Shares “Downfall” feat. Lil Baby & Young Dolph

Harnessing his masterful sense of melody and raw lyricism, Lil Durk leveled from a local hero in Chicago to a national rap star. Forming like Voltron with two other massively successful street stalwarts, Durk shares “Downfall,” his latest single. Featuring guest spots from Atlanta riser Lil Baby and King of Memphis Young Dolph, Durk and company pledge their devotion to their closest homies, especially those serving time to protect their day ones, as Durk delivers an emotional hook. “Downfall” is the latest single from Signed to the Streets 3, following the Future-featuring “Spin The Block,” which has over 2.3 million plays on Spotify and 3.6 million views on YouTube and “Homebody,” featuring Gunna and TK Kravitz, which has over 5 million plays on Spotify and 3 million views on YouTube. Fans can expect Signed to the Streets 3 this fall via Alamo.

Riot Ten Calls on Throwdown to “Act A Fool” On New Single Featuring Bok Nero

Riot Ten calls on Throwdown and Bok Nero to “Act A Fool” on the second single off his Hype or Die: Genesis EP. Bok Nero’s dynamic EDM-meets-hip-hop style flows ferociously over forceful kick drums and robust bass, creating a colossal dubstep anthem.

Coming off recent festival sets at Bass Canyon, Electric Zoo, Nocturnal Wonderland, and Lost Lands, Riot Ten is gearing up to release his next EP, Hype or Die: Genesis. It follows Hype Or Die: The Dead, as well as Riot Ten’s breakthrough single “Rail Breaker,” and will be supported by his Hype or Die Tour across North America. The tour showcases the next wave of bass and dubstep producers, including Algo, B-Sides, Bandlez, Blunts&Blondes, Carbin, Fransis Derelle, Hesh, Krimer, Subdocta, Swage, Throwdown, Wooli and YOOKiE.

Brandon Prinzing – “Bitter Cold” Video Premiere

“Bitter Cold” is a reflection of Brandon Prinzing & The Old Revival, as well as the album Hear This as a whole. With passionate, riotous vocal inflection and heart-pounding riffs, “Bitter Cold” explains the story of a couple, caught in a routine, fighting for something bigger and better. This video, shot in pristine crispness, depicts the crushing fall of a relationship where both partners feel trapped and shows them that things can be better if you only strive to move forward. With every bitter cold, there’s a ferocious heat.


Success is nothing new for this brazen kid, though, before his recent music career glow up, the Atlanta rapper got his start in fashion and skateboarding with his own brand GNARCOTIC and has collaborated with well-known skate brands including DGK on clothes and skate decks. Adam Grandmaison, who hosts the rap podcast No Jumper, has his own collaboration in the works with Gnarcotic.

New Release from Mereba “Planet U” Out Now on Interscope Records

Alternative R&B artist Mereba (Interscope Records), unveils the full scope of her talent on her latest offering “Planet U.” Mereba opens the love song with her signature sultry voice before stunning listeners with her ability as an emcee. Her delivery and lyricism, paired with the musicality of the track, are all a testament to Mereba’s range as her credits include: Co-producer, along with Ayo Olatunji and Sam Hoffman; Keyboards and Guitar. The song is now available at all digital retailers, listen HERE.


New Atlantic recording artist IV Jay has released her new single and video for “Thirsty.” The video, directed by Jora Frantzis, premiered earlier today via The Fader, who declared (INSERT QUOTE). “Thirsty” is one of four tracks featured on IV Jay’s upcoming debut EP, “IV,” out November 19th. Along with “Thirsty,” IV Jay also released today EP track “Pretty Wings.”

Doe – ‘Grow into It’

It’s safe to say that for indie-rock trio Doe, the last 12 months has seen a dramatic shift in their evolution as a band.

Since their critically acclaimed debut album, Some Things Last Longer than You that ABC News voted 6th in their 50 Best Albums of 2016 list, the London-based outfit have played sold out shows on both sides of the Atlantic, wowed SXSW audiences and toured with the likes of LVL UP, Jeff Rosenstock and Honeyblood. They recently celebrated their fifth year together with a sold out headline show at London’s Paper Dress Vintage.

BETWEEN FRIENDS release debut single “iloveyou”

The collective took complete control of the new project, taking everything into their own hands, BETWEEN FRIENDS is do-it-yourself from top to bottom, with Brandon writing the lush melodies and spearheading production from their home studio, while Savannah penned the bulk of the lyrics, focused heavily on adolescence, truth, and love, while overseeing the aesthetic of the project. Handling everything from styling and directing and editing videos to personally sourcing photography from friends or doing the shoots themselves. The result is a song, backed by a head-nodding bass line and a rush of synths, the debut single culminates on a breathy and intoxicating hook, resting under lyrics that gather the feeling and freedoms that vanish with the end of summer.

Ebenezer Unleashes Brand New Project 53 Sundays

Today, rising star Ebenezer releases a new project 53 Sundays. The 13-track project stands as a testimony to Ebenezer’s versatile and unique talent; touching on issues of religion, family and determination all of which were central to making Ebenezer the man he is today. The project includes recent single “Glory” as well as lead track “53 Sundays,” which was accompanied by a cinematic visual shot in New Orleans and premiered via i-D.

Jann Klose To Release New Single “Love High” In Support Of New Album “In Tandem”

Award-winning pop singer-songwriter Jann Klose will be releasing the second single titled “Love High” from his latest album “In Tandem” on September 28, 2018! A video of the song is currently being filmed and plans for its premiere in NYC on October 14th at The Cutting Room are currently underway. The song Features top South American musicians: Sakhile Nkosi (AKA) on bass, Ezra Erasmus (Idols SA, John Legend) on keys, Leagan Breda (Lira, Trevor Noah) on drums and Raymond Green (Idols SA) on featured electric guitar. Produced by RJ Benjamin and mixed my Rici Martins (aka SEVVEN) and mastered in Nashville by Ben Kesler.

InGhosts Release Official Music Video for “Gravity”

Indiana based Post Hard-Core band InGhosts has released the official music video for their newest single, “Gravity,” which was originally premiered on Tattoo.com.


Today, Norwegian artist, DJ, producer, and one of the most streamed artists with over 14 billion streams globally, Alan Walker, releases his new single “Diamond Heart” feat. Swedish vocalist Sophia Somajo via MER Recordings/Sony Music Sweden/RCA Records. The single is available now across digital retail and streaming platforms.

“Diamond Heart” is the final single/video in the World Of Walker trilogy, presenting Walker’s futuristic, post-apocalyptic sci-fi storyline as seen in the “Darkside” and “All Falls Down” visuals, all presenting hopeful views for the future with majestic landscapes. The video before “All Falls Down,” “Tired” directed by Alexander Halvorsen, served as a prequel to the trilogy where a solar storm destroyed all technology on earth, changing the course of humanity forever. These videos, storyline and concept are the brainchild of MER Records creative director Kristian Berg.

OUT NOW : Mendo – Red Card EP on Elrow Music

September is almost gone now and elrow Music wants to put the icing to the summer cake with this 141st reference from the Barcelona-based label. The man behind this ‘Red Card EP’ is Mendo. The Swissman is dropping two dancefloor bombs for us, starting with the track naming the EP.

Valley Lodge Debuts New Song “Keeping This World Alive”

Valley Lodge is basically the best rock band that you think you’ve never heard of, but that you already totally know. The band’s wildly popular song “Go” is the theme song to HBO’s late-night news satire program ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’. Valley Lodge is known for infusing their hook-saturated songs with a sense of humor – no surprise since they’re fronted by comedian Dave Hill – and although they are more famous in Japan than they are here in the States, that’s all about to change. The group’s new LP, ‘Fog Machine’, is a 14-track smorgasbord of unbelievably catchy tunes that will put you in its thrall and make you strut around the house doing Mick Jagger moves long after everyone else in the house is fast asleep.


SUNDRIFTER: Echoes And Dust Streams “Lightworker” From Boston Desert Rock Trio

Visitations is the latest full-length from New England-based desert rock trio SUNDRIFTER. Slated to drop October 19th via Small Stone Recordings, the space the nine-track record captures isn’t of the Hawkwind, pulsating rhythm variety, but instead one that oozes with planetary motion; one that rolls along a chaotic cosmic path, not at all afraid to smash one asteroid off another before crashing to the surface, which, as we all know, is how life began in the first place.

Exclusive Track Premiere: Sundrifter – Light Worker

Babyface Kaedo Swims in an Internet Money Soundscape on “Balenci”

A 17-year-old rhymer with charisma to spare, Babyface Kaedo is the ideal canvas for the creativity of the Internet Money production collective. Skillfully filling the negative space in a cavernous instrumental, Babyface Kaedo name-checks his favorite brand and roll-calls his best producers on “Balenci,” his latest single. Produced by JRHITMAKER and JoL’Z, “Balenci” is an absorbing and enveloping piece of ear-candy, adorned with droning bass, bouncing 808’s, swirling organ, and chiming bells. The young rapper is remarkably self-assured on his third-ever single release, dabbling with saccharine melodies as his voice betrays his obvious gratitude for escaping his hometown. “Balenci” follows “Pikachu,” produced by Internet Money’s beatmaking prodigy Nick Mira, best known for producing many of the tracks on Juice WRLD’s Goodbye & Good Riddance, including the Billboard Top 5 hit “Lucid Dreams,” and “No Fakin’,” released in June and produced by JRHITMAKER and Taz Taylor.

Katie Garibaldi New Single “Safe and Warm (Lullaby for Jesus)”