@skopemag News For October 27, 2018 @ 5 pm est

Jon Samuel Announces Dead Melodies LP + Shares Title Track

The album’s title track premiered through Substream Magazine, and is now available to stream on digital platforms across the globe. Samuel charges through Dead Melodies’ title track with carefree vigour, riding the song’s adrenalized motorik rhythm toward a joyous, anthemic chorus that wields its title as a badge of stubborn defiance rather than defeat.

PREMIERE: “Dead Melodies” is your new indie anthem from Jon Samuel

Say Lou Lou Release ‘IMMORTELLE’ Album and Short Film Today!

Bringing Immortelle to life, Say Lou Lou will be performing material from their album for the first time live in New York City and Los Angeles next month. On November 28, they will be performing an intimate show at the Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles, then heading east for a special show at The Park Church Co-op in Brooklyn on November 30.

Cinematic Signee Abby Jasmine Shares Trap Mom, Her Charming and Accomplished Debut Project

A world-class sh*t-talker with an Instagram cult that trounces your favorite rappers’, Staten Island-native Abby Jasmine is the perfect new star for the social media age. Coming through with an accomplished and confident 7-tracker, Abby shares Trap Mom, her debut project, premiered by PAPER Mag alongside a Q&A. Well-versed in the art of flexing, Abby delivers biting punchlines with lilting melodies, acid dripping from her velvet-voiced rhymes: “I just might go out to France/I might buy your man a Benz/Tell that hoe, why u mad?” she chants on project highlight “Why U Mad.” On Trap Mom, the artist creates a vibrant sonic world, packed with wavy, reverb-drenched productions and defined by Abby’s empowering sense-of-self, providing a distinctly-female counter to the all-too-masculine world of trap music. Featuring lead singles “Message,” which has over 200k plays on Spotify, and “Tags,” which features an appearance from LevyGrey, Trap Mom arrives via Cinematic Music Group.


Genre-bending New York-based artist ASTR has just released a lyric video for “Ritual” today via Ladygunn. Now a solo act, ASTR is heading in a different direction with her music, evolving from her past as a provocative electro R&B artist and creating a new, unapologetic avant-garde movement.


Filled with soulful instrumentation, vulnerable lyrics and tender melodies, Moda Spira releases her sophomore album Divorce. The project of singer-songwriter Latifah Alattas, it is an album marked by deep emotional honesty as it takes you on a sonic journey through the deterioration of Alattas’s marriage. To accompany the album, Alattas has released a podcast series. Each episode sees Alattas dissect a song from the album with producer Luke Brawner and co-host Aaron Hale, and is deeper examination of the pain, grief and healing process that resulted from the dissolution of her marriage. This podcast is as brutally raw and honest as it sounds, but was an important step in the healing process for Alattas to walk through the pain with the overall goal of putting the series into the world to help other people heal.


Nashville artist ZAYDE WØLF has released a jammed packed deluxe version of his latest album Modern Alchemy, a work that has already charted in over 25 countries on the iTunes overall charts and debuted in the top ten Alternative charts here in the U.S. ZAYDE WØLF is the project of producer, songwriter and entrepreneur Dustin Burnett. The deluxe version of Modern Alchemy contains 11 bonus tracks that include collaborations from artists like BHAVIOR, FJØRA, Generdyn, Built By Titan and more. When talking to Billboard about the collaborations Burnett commented that “They’re all very different from each other, which I love. It was fun to hear what other people heard in something I created.”


Grammy–award winner Lil’ Kim always has something hot to give the fans. Joined with an army of some of the hottest names in both hip-hop and reggae, The Queen Bee releases the long-awaited “Nasty One-Remix” featuring Stefflon Don, Kranium, and HoodCelebrityy. Produced by iLLWayno, the song takes it to the dancehalls over this new riddim.

Jim James shares Tiny Desk performance as well as duet with Angel Olsen

Today, NPR’s All Songs Considered posted Jim James’ Tiny Desk performance. With just voice and acoustic guitar, James performs songs from his canon, including “I’m Amazed” from My Morning Jacket’s Evil Urges, “Same Old Lie” from his second solo record, Eternally Even, and “Over and Over,” from his current solo records Uniform Distortion and Uniform Clarity.

BANGLADEAFY: New Noise Magazine Premieres “Conch”

A new live video of “Conch” by New York City-based tech metal eccentrics BANGLADEAFY is now playing at New Noise Magazine, alongside a feature on the band’s Jon Ehlers, who was born with sensio-neural hearing loss. The feature hits just a week ahead of the limited vinyl edition of the band’s new full-length release, Ribboncutter, through Nefarious Industries.

Hearing-Impaired Musician Levels Up: Bangladeafy

Shy Glizzy Drops “Wavy” Music Video – Fully Loaded EP Out Now!    

The Miami-based visuals follow his summer hit with Tory Lanez and Gunna, “Do You Understand.” Shy Glizzy first gained notoriety for his 2014 party hits, “White Girl” and “Awwsome.” Along with co-signs from Beyonce, the 2015 XXL Freshman, Shy Glizzy has experienced an huge amount of success with his feature on Goldlink’s “Crew” reaching #45 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned the self-proclaimed ‘King of DC’ his first Grammy nomination in 2018.

Talib Kweli Collaborator NIKO IS Debuts Video for “Meet Me In The Future”

In anticipation of his upcoming album UNIKO (Embargo this please!), Brazilian born and Orlando based “hair god”, NIKO IS, has just debuted his music video for “Meet Me In The Future.” In the lush paradise of a jungle, the trilingual MC has created a vision of his future, filled with friends and plenty of positive, “tropicool” vibes. Wavy in its distortion, the video transcends time and space. The forthcoming album, UNIKO, drops November 16th via Talib Kweli’s label Javotti Media in collaboration with Colours of the Culture.

Progressive Metal Outfit STELLAR CIRCUITS Reveal Stunning Music Video for “Skylights”

Winston-Salem, NC-based progressive/experimental rock/metal quartet STELLAR CIRCUITS will release 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.

Stellar Circuits unveil video for new song “Skylights”: Watch

Taiki Nulight & AC Slater Release New Single “Night Bass Thing,”

First making his mark on the scene over six-years ago, UK DJ and producer Taiki Nulight has become synonymous with a masterful conglomerate sound that fuses House, UK Garage, Bass Music, and Electronic Music. Boasting accolades that include critical acclaim from Pete Tong, Annie Mac, and Mistajam of BBC Radio 1, Billboard, Noisey, UKF, and more, Nulight is now prepared to embark on his largest undertaking to date in the form of his debut album titled Murky Manor, out November 9th.

Echlo’s ‘Echolocation’ out today on Kowloon Records

The harder the surface, the greater the echo’s reflection. The delay is proportional to the distance between surface area and the listener, only the strongest elements endure. This repetition after direct sound serves as a lucid metaphor for the strife that prompts one to bounce back and move forward, a testament to the importance of perseverance and following your own voice to keep core values, messages, and beliefs intact. Repetition is command.

Echlo debuts video for “Beautifully Cruel”

Calvin Love’s ‘Highway Dancer’ Out Today via Modern Sky USA (stream)

Canadian songwriter Calvin Love releases his new LP, Highway Dancer, today via Modern Sky USA. Inspired by his restless spirit and the thousands of miles he’s spent alone on the open road, it’s an album for travelers, and for anyone who’s ever been in between moving and standing still.

Singer-Songwriter Alex Bloom Releases His New Song “Elevator”

In a short amount of time, this young artist’s music has gotten some impressive music fan attention. His 2017 “One More Shot” song became a “quiet” YouTube hit with over 2 million cumulative streams and his debut album Blue Room already has over 450,000 plays on Spotify.

NOCHNOY DOZOR: Self-Titled Debut From Greek Ambient/Experimental Ensemble Out NOW And Streaming Via Prophecy Productions

Greek ambient/experimental unit NOCHNOY DOZOR – featuring guitarist Manos Georgakopoulos of doom eccentrics Universe217 – unveiled their staggering eponymous debut EP today via Prophecy Productions.

Balms shares video for “Plane” off upcoming album ‘Mirrors’

Ten years after they met in high school in the suburbs of San Jose, California, Jared, Michael, and John formed Balms in San Francisco in 2013. At first playing loud pop-rock sets in John’s basement, as the band spent more and more time in San Francisco record stores and venues, their sound began to evolve — dreamy at first glance, but raw at the core of it. Some used the term “dreamare pop” to describe their sound: dream pop mixed with an uneasy, dark undertone of a nightmare.

Soul/Pop Guitarist Jackie Venson Announces NEW Single After Austin City Limits Appearance

Austin-born, soul/pop guitarist/vocalist, Jackie Venson, announces the relaese of her new track, “Cover My Eyes,” follow up to her EP Transcends (9/30/17), hot off an revered performance at Austin City Limits on October 6.

Austin native Jackie Venson is making her ACL Fest debut this year on the Tito's Handmade Vodka Stage October 6th. To…

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Arthur Wimble Releases Shimmering “I’ll Pretend”

“I’ll Pretend best describe as conflicting downtempo synth pop, is the latest single from Producer – Arthur Wimble. Following on the success of his debut EP that got re-released through Kitsune, and his recent single Miss You. I’ll Pretend is about “when you’re wanting to commit to your love, but they are being ruthless with your heart and emotions and treating you like shit, throwing it in your face. You could treat them the same if you slumped to their level… but that’s not your style”

For fans of Jack Johnson & John Mayer: Meet Jake Fields

“The Other Side of Waiting” is the next exciting release from this songwriter, who has been compared to Jack Johnson and John Mayer. From the driving guitar that’s reminiscent of early 2000s pop-rock, to the energetic vocals that have become a staple of modern pop, this release showcases Fields’ innate ability to deconstruct genres and reshape them into his own unique sound.

AJ McLean Releases New Single and Video, “Night Visions.”

AJ McLean has released his incredible new single, “Night Visions” today. The song premiered yesterday with Las Vegas’ The Bull country radio station and Entertainment Tonight and the track is already generating a ton of excitement. The video, which McLean co-directed alongside longtime friend and music video director Rene Elizondo Jr. is an epic tale of just how far we are willing to go for love, watch it HERE. Hard at work in Nashville on his first solo foray with acclaimed songwriters like Clint Lagerberg (Keith Urban/Blake Shelton/Rascal Flatts) and Brett Tyler (Maren Morris/Chris Young/Joe Nichols), AJ has been immersing himself in the sound he loves and is finally telling his own story, his way. “Night Visions” is available to stream and buy!

Wet Ashes explore uncharted territory in new album “The Main Mane”

The album follows the release of two lead singles “Battles Along the Way” and “Disowned” which premiered on Groundsounds and Jammerzine, respectively.

First Listen: Wet Ashes – Disowned

Stunning Indie Pop // C. SHIROCK

C. SHIROCK is Chuck Shirock – founder, frontman and primary writer for internationally acclaimed band, SHIROCK. The new music from C. SHIROCK is an evolution and a distillation of his previous work, cutting to the core of his identity, with a power and clarity not heard before. Blending anthemic choruses, musical builds and releases with heartfelt and personal lyrics, the new music from C. SHIROCK delivers a vulnerability, urgency and an aching vocal that is uniquely his own. Driving rhythms and bass are anchors to the soaring melodies, layers of keyboards, and programming that call to mind the emotive, intelligent pop music of artists such as Peter Gabriel and David Bowie.


City Girls today release their video for “Not Ya Main” off their acclaimed album PERIOD (Quality Control Music / Motown / Capitol Records). Shot in Miami and directed by Video God, City Girls let it be known that “I’m that bitch, but I am not your bitch.” PERIOD.


The group heralded the project with their bright and bold banging new single “Bounce.” Backed by club-ready production with stadium ambition, the group serve up an unshakable pop R&B anthem punctuated by the right amount of hip-hop swag and style.

“Big Bird’s Badness” – WATCH!

In honor of Big Bird’s 50th birthday and to celebrate the retirement of the great Carol Spinney, Wickid Pissa presents you with their new music video “Big Bird’s Badness”: