@skopemag News For October 2, 2018 @ 6 PM EST

Pander Sera Shares “Mascot” Via The 405 | Announces Debut LP Coming Next Year

LA-based electronic and multimedia artist Pander Sera shares her new single “Mascot” and announces her debut LP, Bothy, due out early next year. The 405 premiered the single with praise, stating, “Inspired by her own “nostalgic soft spots,” including anime VHS tapes and old Playstation games, ‘Mascot’ is Pander Sera’s interrogation of American culture’s obsession with looking backwards.” Bothy is due out early next year on Mateo Sound.

MYOPIC: Decibel Premieres “Earth’s Mantle” By Washington, DC Post-Metal Trio; Debut LP To See November Release Via Grimoire Records

Featuring eight tracks and more than fifty-five minutes of expansive material, the long-awaited album fulfills the progression MYOPIC has made as a band, ranging widely from death metal, to black metal, to post-metal, and doom, at one moment reminiscent of Krallice, and the next of Yob.

Track Premiere: Myopic – ‘Earth’s Mantle’

Völuspa channels Hitchcock and Twin Peaks on new video      

Following on from the critical praise she received for her debut singles ‘Wings’ and ‘Feel You’, Brooklyn-based dream pop artist Kirsten Knick aka Völuspa has now returned to deliver her next release ‘Miss You Too’ accompanied by a cinematic video, with references to Alfred Hitchcock, and Twin Peaks.

New Single: SY SMITH ‘Camelot’ + Tour Dates

On “Camelot,” the beautiful, sensual new single from Sy Smith’s critically acclaimed new album ‘Sometimes A Rose Will Grow in Concrete,’ the “Queen of Underground Soul” takes us on a heavenly, throwback-quiet-storm type of journey; inviting us to dream and fantasize along with her about the perfect love, “all in my mind.” The track is the third single from the collection following “Now and Later” and “Perspective

Kingsbury Shares “Blurry Now” Video Via All Things Go | New Single Out Now

All Things Go has shared the video for Kingsbury’s new single “Blurry Now”. BlackBook originally shared the track. When talking about the track Kingsbury says, “Blurry Now is a rumination on a toxic relationship I had. I gave up my power in so many situations and let it effect me for a year. I wasn’t strong enough to realize what was happening. I didn’t trust myself and how I felt about the situation for so long. I would continually question my feelings and make myself feel crazy. “But you could be so nice. I gave you what you wanted” + “all I know is how I feel but I can be so deceiving.” I feel like the last two songs I’ve released have been all about moving on but this song is the antitheses to those. I wrote this song directly after I wrote my last single All Gone. I was in a really weird up and down period of my life and these two singles represent that.”

THE PRIMALS: BrooklynVegan Premieres “Fortune & Sons” Video

LA-based rock trio THE PRIMALS – founded by vocalist/guitarist John Henry (also of Darkest Hour), bassist Chad Fjerstad (formerly of Dead To Fall), and drummer Andrew Black (formerly of The Explosion) – have filmed a video for “Fortune & Sons,” which hails from their debut LP, All Love Is True Love, which saw release through Southern Lord in September. The new has been made public through a premiere at BrooklynVegan.


From the Top, the popular NPR program showcasing America’s best young musicians heard weekly on New England Public Radio/WFCR, will record a new broadcast at the University of Connecticut’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 17 at 8:00 PM for a live audience. Guest Host Food Network star Molly Yeh and Guest Pianist Peter Dugan will interview and accompany outstanding young musicians from New England and beyond. Tickets for From the Top at the Jorgensen Center for the Arts can be purchased at jorsensen.uconn.edu.

Dean Lewis – Heads Out on US Tour (#1 Streamed Singer – Songwriter Globally)

Dean Lewis is currently the #1 most streamed singer-songwriter globally and the 88th most streamed artist in the world! Current single “Be Alright” already has over 170 million streams in the few short weeks it’s been out, and the reaction to the song has been truly impressive!


“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.”

Andrew Rinehart shares new single “Interdimensional Nonconversational Inconsequential Love” via LA Record

“Interdimensional Nonconversational Inconsequential Love” is the latest from songwriter Andrew Rinehart. The song is about being a manager at a Best Buy and getting into an intensely pleasurable yet toxic interaction pattern with a customer whom you find yourself developing feelings for. Deep down you know it can never happen, but it’s right there in your face, the beautiful future you would clearly have together. You might even get an inkling that they sense it too. But of course both of you know it’s impossible, and that if you were to realistically follow-through with it the only conclusion would be the total annihilation of everyone involved. And this is the ultimate agony: a life dreamt of and partially tasted, but never fully lived. Perfect ecstasy, just out of reach. In other words, it’s about being stuck in some kind of energetic lock with a person you’ll never actually be able to be with.



LA based rapper Boogie drops monster freestyle “FADE” along with video directed by fellow LVRN member justicewearscoolpants.

Ella Knox Debuts Honest New Single, “Heart to Borrow” via CelebSecrets

Pop artist Ella Knox (not to be confused with the very #NSFW Ella Knox) has officially released her honest and vulnerable new single, “Heart To Borrow,” via CelebSecrets. The song is an ode to the difficulty of dealing with heartbreak, highlighting trust in the friends around you for support as the best way to get through it. Listen to the track now HERE, and keep an eye out for the Heart To Borrow Dance Challenge launching on Firework TV tonight!

Ella Knox Showcases Her Powerful Voice in New Song “Heart to Borrow” (Premiere)

RACKETT bite down on irresistible new single ‘TRIED TO QUIT’

After having a huge year out on the road through 2017 and 2018 playing over 150 shows and releasing critically acclaimed EP ‘Ready Or Not’ Rackett have returned triumphant as ever with their new single, ‘Tried To Quit’. With snappy production and an attitude-laden delivery of lead vocals and punk harmonies, ‘Tried To Quit’ deals with all the vices and habits we can’t quite kick. As ever with this one, Rackett have brought us a relatable tale that is primed for a sweaty rock and roll environment.

Tangerine: New “Local Mall” Video & EP Announce

LA-via-Seattle indie pop trio Tangerine – Korean-American sisters Marika & Miro Justad and Tobias Kuhn – today announced their new White Dove EP, due out Oct 19 via AWAL and produced by Sanj & Luca Buccellati (Lana Del Rey).

Young Rising Sons // Viral Indie Pop // New Visuals

At first glance, Young Rising Sons may seem to be just another Jersey band, raised on Bruce in the ‘Land of Hope and Dreams’. Perhaps, at some point, that’s exactly what they were, but Young Rising Sons has grown into a family, with its foundation rooted in resilience.