@skopemag News For October 14, 2018 @ 9 am est

DeVotchKa share cinematic music video for “Empty Vessels,” premiered via Relix

DeVotchKa frontman Nick Urata explains, “For ‘Empty Vessels’ we teamed up with famed Czech director Martin Krejci. The story is based on true events. In Eastern Europe many beautiful, ancient villages were buried by Reservoirs and Mining waste. In the name of progress, entire generations were forced to relocate, personal history erased. Krejci’s own father was one of the many displaced. In this video our hero also grew up in one of these villages and takes matters in his own hand. He swims through the depths of time and space to reunite with his childhood sweetheart.”

The Watson Twins’ “DUO” out today

DUO is the sixth studio album from The Watson Twins—made up 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 is already receiving widespread acclaim…


Singer/songwriter and Juno nominee Allan Rayman, often branded as the most mysterious man in music, has released a new single today titled, “Rose.” The song is the first track off the upcoming album, Harry Hard-On,to be released on November 16thand produced by Andrew Dawson(Daytona [Pusha T], My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy [Kanye West]) via Universal Music Canada/ Polydor UK/ Republic Records/ KIDindaKorner. The album marks Rayman’s first material out on Alex da Kid’s label imprint KIDinaKorner.

Charity Releases New Music Video For Single “Millennials”

R&B soul artist Charity drops the brand new music video for her sincere and relevant new single, “Millennials.” The video expands on the song’s candid look at the experience of millennials everywhere, detailing the struggle of finding your own stability and peace of mind in a society that values and pushes the idea of instant gratification. Scenes of Charity in an ornate church, at a bar and at therapy are intercut with striking images of her meditating while money falls around her. “Millennials” perfectly encapsulates what it’s like to fight to stay afloat when the world makes success a struggle. Watch the video HERE.

Brandon Jenner opens up in “All I Need Is You” music video

Honest songwriting has always come natural to Malibu native singer-songwriter, Brandon Jenner, who likes to think of himself as an open book. But with the release of his latest EP, “Face the World ,” Brandon admits it was written and recorded with even more confidence and vulnerability than the last. Brandon Jenner shares the first music video from the series of songs for “All I Need Is You” and we’ve partnered with Billboard to bring you the exclusive premiere.

Hard Rockers AUDIOTOPSY Stream Heavy New Anthem “War”

AUDIOTOPSY, the American heavy rock quartet featuring the deft musical talents of guitarist Greg Tribbett and drummer Matt McDonough – both of Grammy-nominated metal band Mudvayne – as well asBilly Keeton of Skrape and bassist Perry Stern, will release their second full-length release, The Real Now͟, on November 2, 2018 via Megaforce Records.Self-produced with vocal production and mixing completed by Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Slipknot, Mudvayne), The Real Now is available for pre-order now via Amazon and iTunes.

Seven Lions, SLANDER and Dabin team up on “First Time” featuring Dylan Matthew

Seven Lions teams up with SLANDER for their highly anticipated collaboration “First Time,” which melds heavy bass and euphoric melodies for a masterful representation of both artists’ sounds. Also featuring producer Dabin and artist Dylan Matthew, “First Time” delivers blissful melodies, dreamy basslines and colorful emotions, making for a cathartic listening journey. The record comes at a very exciting moment for both artists; Seven Lions recently launched his massive “The Journey 2” tour, while SLANDER kicked off their “The Headbangers Ball” tour and are experiencing huge success with their Gud Vibrations brand. The collaboration is out now on Seven Lions’s imprint Ophelia Records.

Piqued Jacks share single + video, “Eternal Ride Of A Heartful Mind,” from new LP due out 10/26 (opened for Interpol, Atoms for Peace)

Tuscany-based alt rockers, Piqued Jacks, share their second single, “Eternal Ride of the Heartful Mind,” from their forthcoming, third album, The Living Past, due out October 26th.

Mitchell Tenpenny Celebrates Debut Album Announcement in Nashville

October 10 was a special day for songwriter and powerhouse vocalist Mitchell Tenpenny as he celebrated the announcement of his debut major-label album, Telling All My Secrets, at The Cowan at Topgolf. For Tenpenny, who was born and raised in Nashville, it was a ‘full-circle moment’ where he performed six songs off of his forthcoming Riser House/Columbia Nashville record including Top 15-and-climbing smash single “Drunk Me,” for which he was presented with his first gold plaque. Telling All My Secrets will be available everywhere on December 14, 2018.

Earlier this year, Tenpenny founded “The 10Penny Fund” to provide inspiration and support to cancer patients beyond traditional medical treatment. It was formed and designed to motivate patients, encourage healing and build a community of support like Tenpenny’s family found following his father’s diagnosis. More information on the fund can be found by visiting.

The 10Penny Fund

Andy Cook debuts new Super 8-shot video for “Run” | New EP out now

The video premiered via The Current today with Cook detailing, “‘Run’ is for when you’re sad, when you’re stuck, or when you just have to break down what’s holding you back. It might get a little messy and noisy, but sometimes that’s exactly what we need.”

Friday Five: Bruise Violet, Sister Species, and more new Minnesota music videos

New song Ella Mai Releases Self-Titled Debut Album Today on 10 Summers/Interscope Records

Los Angeles, CA – The wait is over for Ella Mai’s self-titled debut, released worldwide today, Friday, October 12th. Executive-produced by Mustard, the singer-songwriter’s musical director, Ella Mai is a kaleidoscopic romp through the 23-year-old’s whimsical world of young and unabashed, millennial love. Ella Mai (10 Summers/Interscope Records) is now available at all digital retailers.


Violin virtuoso Ezinma who joins Ruel here, has collaborated with jazz, R&B, pop, hip-hop and electronic artists such as Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, and Mac Miller, and Clean Bandit.

SWIZZ BEATZ Releases New Music Video For “PREACH”!!

Hamish Anderson Debuts Video on Billboard

“‘My previous videos had been very story driven, so for this video I wanted to strip it all back to just what it feels like when we’re performing. I was influenced by imagery from the late 70s videos of The Rolling Stones (really from Some Girls/Emotional Rescue era) where it was them playing in NYC industrial warehouse-style environments. Super stark– and really all about the band performing. In general, we wanted to play more with lighting and movement overall. I got really lucky to work with a great team and we all felt that the energy and the vibe of the song was truly captured in the video.”

Soft Streak Premieres ‘Orogeny’ via New Noise Magazine

Soft Streak creates electronic music that focuses more on feelings rather then drops. Members Tori Schachne and Colton Toy use soft synths and chorus tinged rhodes to create a lush bed under warm vocals and intimate lyrics.

Song Premiere: Soft Streak – “Orogeny”

Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett Producing New Track on Upcoming WANK Record

Orange County pop punk vets WANK were recently in the studio, recording a new song (“Salvation”) with longtime friend, Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters.


K-pop sensations, Monsta X, make history as the first K-Pop group set to perform on the Jingle Ball main stage for 102.7 KIIS FM Los Angeles, Wild 94.9 San Francisco, 101.3 KDWB Minneapolis, Kiss 108 FM Boston, Q102 Philadelphia. Monsta X will be performing alongside household names such as Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, Camila Cabello, Khalid, Dua Lipa, G-Eazy, Alessia Cara, Bazzi, 5 Seconds Of Summer and more. Ahead of their Jingle Ball performances, Monsta X is set to drop their 2nd album, ARE YOU THERE?, Monday October 22nd. Please see below for current Jingle Ball dates and ticketing information.

Star Music returns with his latest VIDEO “Sound The Same”

Sound The Same is exactly what you would expect from a modern Hip Hop artist with a cleverly crafted rap alongside a catchy beat throughout, reminding us of the likes of Jay Z and 50 Cent. You know, “They all sound the same” The visual takes you through what his image is of record labels changing the artist. Mixed in with some fresh performance scenes and poking fun and the trendy types.

Lauran Hibberd’s off-kilter indie Pop

Fresh off the back of her heavily coveted single ‘Call Shotgun’, a release that landed her praise at The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, BBC Radio 1, 6Music as well as a spot as BBC Introducing’s Track Of The Week, Isle Of Wight native Lauran Hibberd returns with the release of her new cut ‘What Do Girls Want?’ due out on the 12th October via Be-Known Music.


Noble Bodies Premiere “Take Me Down” Video

Alt-rock trio Noble Bodies is premiering a new music video for their latest single “Take Me Down.”