@skopemag News For October 6, 2018 @ Noon EST


Adam Miko Closes Out the Summer with Love Sick Debut Single “It Only Happens In The Summer”

Los Angeles pop singer-songwriter Adam Miko is thrilled to share the music video for his debut single “It Only Happens In The Summer.” The track is a summer fling gone sour. Featuring tropical, marimba sounds and house-inspired rhythms, Adam’s vocals slide over the groovy, but melancholy, beat.

When writing “It Only Happens In The Summer,” Adam drew inspiration from his own summer fling that ended unexpectedly. “I intended the song to feel like a juxtaposition – something you can dance to that will help you get over the hurt feelings in a breakup. I also wanted it to have edge, like the pain of a break up feels regardless of how positive you stay,” says Adam. He used unconventional production tools, like a pitched down laugh track that is incorporated as drums. The laugh is also a metaphorical nod to the other person laughing at him as he struggles through heartache.

Progressive Metal Outfit STELLAR CIRCUITS Reveals Dynamic New Track “Nocturnal Visitor”

Winston-Salem, NC-based progressive/experimental rock/metal quartet STELLAR CIRCUITS recently announced the release of their upcoming album, Ways We Haunt, out November 9, 2018. The album was produced by renowned producer Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, Scale The Summit, The Contortionist), and is available for pre-orders in digital and physical/merch formats. Select tracks are also available for streaming via Spotify.

Brent Walsh of I The Mighty releases new single “Cloud’s Song”; announces solo EP + Tour

I the Mighty frontman, Brent Walsh, surprised fans today with “Cloud’s Song” – the first offering from his first solo release in four years, Are You Even There At All?. “Cloud’s Song” was debuted via an official video that chronicles a young boy dealing with the newfound absence of his father. It’s this story that forms the narrative of the emotionally jarring song that is brought to life through Brent’s command of melody and dynamic vocals over a thoughtfully picked acoustic guitar on “Cloud’s Song”. You can watch the video now on YouTube or stream the track on Spotify.

Digital Music Promotion: 5 Keys To Success

The world of online promotion is a crowded one, with new music being released everyday, it can be difficult to get your work noticed at all. Unfortunately there’s not silver bullet when it comes to digital music promotion, but here we look some tips that can at least improve your chances.

Dry Reef release upbeat new album ‘Daychange’ (indie beach rock)

Philadelphia-based group Dry Reef today share their new album Daychange via Free Dive records. It includes the latest single “The Wash”, following “Start It Up”, and “Come Away” which was recently featured on iHeart’s Radio 104.5 in Philly as part of their New Music Discovery Show. The gents also released their new music video for “Start It Up” last Friday. The video follows a day of adventure from the perspective of a pet dog searching for his “LOST HUMAN” aka his owner; come to find out that the owner was just out all day and had left the pup at home.

Canadian Folk metal band Mongol released new video “The Return”

The Return, the new album from Canadian folk metal group Mongol, is a concept album written about a Mongolian Prophecy that states that Genghis Khan will return from the grave to complete his conquest of the world. On the album, the band explore what the Great Khan’s return to the modern world would look like. The world appears to have two very different perceptions of the Mongol Empire, most believe that it was a brutal warmongering Empire; conversely it was also among the most progressive and liberal Empires of its time. Both perceptions are true, and Mongol try to encapsulate that essence of duality in their music. Intertwined within the tracks, you’ll find melodic harmonies that conjure imagery of the vast glory of a great united Empire, and the raw beauty of her homeland; but you will also hear ruthless thundering rhythms that recall the reckless unbridled violence of battle.

HUNGER Drops Music Video for Single “NAKED”

Vienna, Austria – After enjoying millions of Spotify streams as well as commercial features, HUNGER is back with another banger. Visceral, unique, and evocative, Austrian trio HUNGER create an immersive experience with a new cinematic music video for their song “NAKED.” Guided by catchy lyrics, “NAKED” combines a harmonic blend of electro-pop and alt-rock to create a track that’s bound to resonate with the pickiest of ears. Exploring themes of self-acceptance and individuality, “NAKED” is an anthem of inspiration for listeners who find themselves overly self-conscious. The exciting music video and track are now available digitally for both viewing and streaming respectively.

Matroda Drops Cheeky House Record “Beef Stick”

“Beef Stick” is Matroda’s latest release in a string of bangers out this year on Dim Mak, following “Caliente (Na Na Na)” alongside RICCI and his brooding QUIX collaboration “LAMBO.” “LAMBO” has become an international festival anthem, with plays from Martin Garrix at Electric Zoo, JAUZ at Tomorrowland and Ekali at EDC Las Vegas. Alongside Matroda’s constant output, he has toured the globe this year, showcasing his unparalleled take on bass and house music at Dim Mak Takeovers in Miami and Croatia, a summer tour in Australia and New Zealand, festivals such as Paradiso, Wobbleland and Goldrush, and a current fall run of stateside dates.

Don’t Invest Without This Cannabis Bible

Arcview recently published the highly acclaimed, 6th edition of The State of Legal Marijuana Markets book.

To our knowledge, this is the world’s most cited cannabis research and it’s relied on by investors, operators, and commentators alike. It has been cited more than 8,600 times in the media this year alone.


San Diego cello & drum duo Quietwater (cellist for Nas, Erykah Badu, Adele) announce debut EP

Quietwater is the brain child of Michelle Elliot Rearick and Colin Ingram. The two deliver moody, ethereal compositions of melancholic cello over breakbeats. The juxtaposition of Ingram’s live drums, keyboards and programming matched with Michelle’s classical cello is an innovative and warm take in the neo-classical and electronic realm. Michelle has accompanied artists such as Adele, Nas, Erykah Badu, and H.E.R. A prolific producer, Colin Ingram has composed tracks for Luckyiam of the Living Legends, Terra Lopez and Vast Aire.

Quietwater On The Release Of Their Self-Titled EP

Kat Gardiner’s debut indie microfiction, Little Wonder is out today on Father/Daughter!

Little Wonder fictionalizes the experience of opening and closing an all-ages music venue/café in the small Northwest town of Anacortes, Washington in 2008. An adult coming-of-age story told in fragments, Gardiner explores the bittersweet love affair that takes place between despair and hope whenever you try with all your heart to do something you believe in, and fail.


As featured in an episode of insecure, “Girl Blunt” is the latest release from the “communicator” Leikeli47. Stay tuned for more information on her upcoming sophomore LP Acrylic, coming this fall on Hardcover Entertainment/RCA Records.

PINES Share “Glisten” Track Via Your EDM | Single Out Now

PINES have shared their new single “Glisten” on Your EDM. Just last month they shared their single “I’ve Been Waiting” on The 405. Both singles are out now. The band is expected to release a full-length spring of 2019.

Oginalii tackles freedom of choice in new single “No Littering,” streaming now at Atwood Magazine & Spotify

“With complicated arrangements and forward-thinking attitude and lyricism, Oginalii is taking the predictability out of rock music while holding onto the community and cultural aspects that make it such an enduring genre.” – EARMILK