@skopemag News For October 2, 2018 @ 2 PM EST

Andy Jenkins Releases New Video For “Illuminated”

(Richmond, VA – October 2, 2018) Andy Jenkins has today released a new video for ‘Illuminated’, taken from his Spacebomb Records recently released debut album ‘Sweet Bunch’ as well as new tour dates (below). The video directed by acclaimed photographer Shawn Brackbill (ELLE, CR Fashion Book, etc.) was shot in New York City and debuted on the Harper’s Bazaar website yesterday. Jenkins describes it “about somebody coming back into your life that you maybe would rather not, but you still don’t mind”.

Mythic Sunship Unveils New Song “Way Ahead”

Danish progressive space rock band Mythic Sunship will release its new LP, Another Shape of Psychedelic Music, on October 5 via El Paraiso Records. The fearless group creates epic music — cataclysmic and complex — that pulls from ’60’s blues-rock, jazz-rock fusion and the golden era of ’70’s prog rock, bursting with improvisation and an avant-garde spirit. A six track double LP, Another Shape of Psychedelic Music, follows Mythic Sunship’s Upheaval, a critically lauded LP released earlier this year, that brought respected music platform The Obelisk to exclaim, “Bands like this separate the hip from the squares.”

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Sheck Wes To Release Debut Project ‘MUDBOY’ This Friday 10/5

The project will feature Sheck’s cultural phenom, “Mo Bamba;” with over 68 million Spotify plays, the viral underground hit sits at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 (its fifth week on the chart since debuting at #73 on 9/11,) and was just certified Gold by the RIAA. After landing in Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits last week, the song peaked at #8 on their U.S. Chart and #41 on the Global Chart. The New York Times deconstructed the song in their ‘Diary Of A Song’ feature.

Lydmor new music video

“The song contains parts of the dialogue that also appears on the album’s opening track ‘The Mansion’. Once more you are hearing a mysterious voice: “Where are you going in life? I’m going in every direction possible.” In this song I’m equal parts in love and belittled.” says Lydmor.

DeathbyRomy shares new video “No More”

Los Angeles artist DeathbyRomy has shared her new video for “No More” (produced by Lindgren) off her debut LP, Monsters. The video premiered via Hypebeast and touches on the feeling of being trapped with your own thoughts while having to appear normal on the outside. Monsters is out now on all platforms and confidently straddles pop, goth and hip-hop while drawing comparisons to Lana Del Ray meets Zola Jesus. Romy has received early co-signs from Billie Eilish, Lil B, Yung Bans and Cuban Doll, with the latter three featuring on the album.

RYAN ROXIE (long time ALICE COOPER guitarist) Release ‘God Put a Smile Upon Your Face’ Lyric Video

A Coldplay song would not be the obvious tune to cover on a ‘guitar-driven’ rock record like Ryan Roxie’s Imagine Your Reality. Not the obvious choice, but the correct one. Roxie takes the melancholy mood of the Coldplay classic and injects a punkish energy to it with layer upon layer of raw guitar tracks while still staying true to the song’s dark timbre. Complimented by a new enigmatic video shot on location in the Las Vegas Desert by Director/Cinematographer Denise Truscello with graphic lyric overlay by Gustav Kronfelt and additional editing by Jonny Vegas, God Put a Smile on Your Face will do to you just what the title suggests.

Watch Death Valley Girls’ video for “(One Less Thing) Before I Die”

The Kansas Bowling-directed video premiered recently on Stereogum saying that it “makes the band’s charged, scuzzy rock just a little more playfully insane.” “(One Less Thing) Before I Die” is the final preview to their upcoming third album Darkness Rains that’s out Oct. 5th on Suicide Squeeze Records!

Diamond Platnumz Flair Bartends in New Belaire Video!

The video follows Diamond as he enters a club, greeting the barman before proceeding to take the bartending into his own hands. Diamond juggles bottles of Belaire Rosé and Belaire Luxe, throwing a Luxe bottle so high into the air that he has time to dance, flirt and check his Rolex while waiting for the bottle to reappear! He pours glasses for the gathering crowd and joins the dance floor. Diamond wears a Belaire cap and limited edition varsity jacket, which he co-designed with Belaire, updating the brand’s signature design to include African inspired patterned sleeves, embroidery and patches.

MARTY FRIEDMAN: “Dragon Mistress” video

MARTY FRIEDMAN`s presence in the world of music, the world of guitar, and Japanese pop culture is mystifying, bizarre, and nothing short of inspiring. His 14th solo album, ONE BAD M.F. Live!! is an all-out celebration of his music in its rawest form. Recorded with his band–Kiyoshi (bass), Jordan Ziff (guitar), Chargeeee (drums)–during his 2018 “Wall of Sound” tour on its final show in Mexico City at Centro Cultural on April 14, 2018, ONE BAD M.F. Live!! is chock full of his own brand of “feelgood aggression.”

BOT & VNSSA Release New EP ‘Creatures’ Out Now Via Psycho Disco!

Collectively boasting releases on some of dance music’s most coveted contemporary labels including Main Course, Dirtybird, Fools Gold, This Ain’t Bristol, and more, producer / DJs BOT and VNSSA have joined forces on a new EP titled ‘Creatures.’ In addition to the new EP, the pair are also adding a new label home to both of their respective discography’s now signing the EP to Treasure Fingers imprint Psycho Disco! Records.

LA’s goth-pop powerhouse Holy Wars emerge with first new single of 2018, “Born Dark”

“Born Dark” sees frontwoman Kat Leon go back to her literal roots, as she explores her moment of birth and the possibility that she’s always been a bit devilish. Creatively, she was longing for a kind of release to break the shackles of the past, while fulfilling what her destiny could and should be. In the aftermath of their debut Mother Father, a dedicated set to Leon’s late parents that weaves through grim realities littered with misery’s carnage, they continue to pick up the pieces and glue them back together. Continuing their penchant for dark, tear-stained ruminations on life and death, often feeling eerily reminiscent of Nine Inch Nails, Garbage and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the new music is bigger and badder.

Ralo Faces His Legal Issues Head-On in “The World Against Me”

Using his helium-voiced caterwaul to explore his innermost thoughts, ATL rapper Ralo brings a dose of emotion and pathos into his trap music. Staring down the law and remaining steadfast in his innocence and his standing in the community, Ralo faces his critics and enemies in “The World Against Me.” Rhyming over a soulful instrumental from producer Merrille, Ralo poses several questions that provide a revealing look into his headspace: “Sometimes when I wake up, I feel like the world against me/How feel lonely when you get that much attention?” “The World Against Me” is the latest single from Conspiracy, Ralo’s upcoming project, following the YFN Lucci-featuring “Bosses Make Sure,” premiered last week by HotNewHipHop.

NEVER US Release New Single, “Retrograde”

Phoenix based rock band NEVER US has released their newest single, “Retrograde,” featuring Matthew Good of From First to Last.

“Our newest release, Retrograde featuring Matt Good of From First to Last was written to reflect the feeling of being an introvert in an extroverted environment. We tried to explore multiple facets of this theme, one of them being emotionally drained from putting on a facade for the world. Another being self-doubt that comes from being in an environment you don’t feel that you belong in, but need to be in. – Never Us

KLAXX Arrives on New Noise With “Calling Out (Feat. Josh Rubin)”

Los Angeles-based duo KLAXX slow it down for their New Noise debut, “Calling Out,” featuring Josh Rubin. Incorporating dynamic synths over lush chords, the duo breaks away from their established hard production style and dips into melodic future bass territory.


20-year-old Stela Cole grew up honing her songwriting craft in the town of Peachtree City, Georgia. Knowing that music was her passion, Cole moved to Nashville, TN to continue her growth as both a singer and songwriter. While Cole resides in Nashville, she splits her time between Music City and Atlanta, Georgia where she is currently writing and recording new music.