@skopemag News For October 28, 2018 @ 2 pm est

New Music: Tiny Hazard To Release “The Long Way”

On November 9th, Ba Da Bing is releasing the second installment from Brooklyn’s Tiny Hazard. Following their full-length Greyland, The Long Way is an EP with a heavy, hypnotic core, an incredibly catchy tone poem, and a bit of departure from their previous work. Tiny Hazard have been known to set a vibe, but where Greyland posed challenges The Long Way delivers composure and succinctly entrancing pop.

GESTURES & SOUNDS Debut Indie-Laced Video for “Bum Scotch Loser”

Indie-Rock darlings GESTURES & SOUNDS are a one-stop shop for a great time. The band is gearing up to release their new record Lightning is the Name of a Dog on November 16, and are currently sharing their new video with the world for “Scotch Bum Loser,” which premiered today via New Noise Magazine.

Scratch Massive Releases New Full-Length ‘Garden of Love’

Together as Scratch Massive, French duo Maud Geffray and Sébastien Chenut have been making electro-tinged slow-motion house since 1999. With multiple full-lengths and original soundtracks under their belt, these two have a knack for crafting moody, cinematic bangers. Today they have unleashed the new full-length, Garden of Love. We’ve partnered with Hhhhappy Magazine to bring you the premiere!

Music video of Layke’s debut single ‘Beautiful War’

With her visually stunning debut music video directed by Timothy Saccenti (Depeche Mode, Phantogram), we would love to introduce you to new indie dream pop artist LAYKE, whose upcoming eponymous debut album illustrates her uncompromising originality, with versatility and empowerment oozing out of every track.

Mothica Releases New Single “Burnout,” New EP ‘Ashes’ Out 11/9

Acting as a one of the most prominent figures in a genre coined Dark Pop, singer, songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, Mothica, has broken the genre out of its underground confines and championed it with over 80 million streams worldwide. Beginning with her debut EP ‘Mythic’ in 2015, the singer real name McKenzie Ellis, has been awarded beaming critical praise from tastemakers including The FADER, Earmilk, Bullett, Pigeons and Planes, Indie Shuffle, MILK, and many more on her ever growing discography. Now in the midst of the release of a brand new EP titled ‘Ashes,’ due on November 9, Ellis is giving us one more peek into the project prior to it’s release with a single titled “Burnout.”

Out today: Piqued Jacks’ LP ‘The Living Past’ (opened for Interpol, Atoms for Peace)

“Loner vs Lover” kicks us off strong with the shortest of atmospheric intros that quickly cuts to an orchestra of trance-inducing jams that breathe anthemic energy. That force is carried strong throughout, though takes a slight detour for the slower charm of plucked strings on “Eternal Ride of a Heartful Mind”. It listens like five-minute therapy with a kick – opening the fields for a rush to fresh air that rejuvenates the soul. We are treated to lines of love-inspired wisdom throughout as the band encourage us to opt into second changes and learning from the past.

F I N K E L drops the spooky new single “l e x i c o n”

Today, LA-electropop duo, F I N K E L, releases “l e x i c o n,” their first single after signing to blossöm records. The track builds off of their otherworldly nature only this time F I N K E L explores a more ominous space with an array of analog synths and a charming lo-fi 80s vibe. Just in time for Halloween, this spooky single is the perfect jam for the turn of the season. Stay tuned for the animated video from esteemed Director Olly Frostie.

The Verigolds – ‘Sea of Zebras’ EP

LISTEN: Think It’s A Game Records’ New Single “Live That Live”

“Live That Life” marks a historic moment for the Atlanta label. Its hottest multiplatinum superstar YFN Lucci and rising R&B talent Garren link up for a signature street anthem alongside Think It’s A Game Records alum Rich Homie Quan.


“Pick Up [Koke Interlude]” spotlights his deep delivery and robustly rich voice. His bellowing croon proves instantly infectious and utterly recognizable as he carries a hypnotic refrain with raw soul over airy production. Meanwhile, the visual relays an emotionally charged narrative, exploring the space within a frayed relationship. It serves as the perfect gateway into the music of Bread Doe.

Strawberry Mountain – ‘Placebo Jesus’ single

Placebo Jesus rings to life with pulsing verve, featuring jangling bells echoing over Carter Prince’s smooth vocals calling out in syncopated mirror-rhythms: “all this beauty would be meaningless without all this pain, without this death.”

City Of Tyrants “Astral Projection”

New Jersey based Metal band CITY OF TYRANTS has released the official lyric video for “Astral Projection,” the first single off of their upcoming album, REVELATIONS. Due out 11/16/2018, REVELATIONS will be a concept album addressing the conflict and confusion of pursuing ones personal ideology.