@skopemag News For October 30, 2018 @ noon est

Mitchell Tenpenny Releases Latest Track “Walk Like Him;” New Album ‘Telling All My Secrets’ Due 12/14

Ahead of his debut Riser House/Columbia Nashville album Telling All My Secrets due everywhere on December 14, singer/songwriter Mitchell Tenpenny shares a new song, “Walk Like Him,” written by Tenpenny, Justin Ebach and Steven Dale Jones.

It took a long time for Tenpenny, who lost his father, Mitch, four years ago to a battle with cancer, to muster the words for “Walk Like Him.” It wasn’t until three years after his father passed that inspiration struck late one night driving his band’s van while everyone slept.


The Ratchets Release Music Video For “Dotard At The Dial!”

Following the release of their debut LP Glory Bound in 2006, The Ratchets were hailed by many as a younger generation’s answer to The Clash. And while other bands of their caliber zoomed onto the rock and roll highway only to quickly run out of gas, The Ratchets stayed on the side streets and meandered around on local roads guarding their credibility like it was the crown jewels. Turns out, at least in their case, brevity is the soul of wit, because their first full length in over ten years is their best showing yet.


Today, Joji returns with the video for “WANTED U,” a fan-favorite ever since Joji previewed it on the 88rising Asia tour last year. It’s already been one of the top streamed new tracks on the album since release day. The Michael LaBurt-directed video for the song sees Joji keeping up with the season, donning an 80s glam rock fit just ahead of Halloween day.

Patrick Droney Releases “Brooklyn” Video with YouTube; Plays 3 NYC Shows

BLEEDER single “Rose in the Rain”

Here’s the BLEEDER story:
Be born with hemophilia.
Be infected with HIV and Hepatitis C through plasma medication in 1983 at age 10.
Almost die of AIDS at 24.
But live.
Write a memoir of your struggle. Title it BLEEDER.
When Michigan State Press publishes the book, get national press reviews, an interview on NPR with Bob Edwards, and win several awards.
Then, as if that isn’t enough catharsis to express the hurt and struggle, write and record songs in your basement, fill in the gaps not healed by putting words on a page.
Call it BLEEDER.
Release the songs.

Alternative rock band called X’ella from Boston, MA

Our concept EP, Method to My Madness, focuses on the struggles in dealing with mental illness and the acceptance of one’s “inner demons”.

Haiduk stream new single from their latest album “Exomancer”

Haiduk is a melodic blackened death metal solo-project and he’s streaming the new single. ‘Evil Art’ is the 3rd song from the new album “Exomancer”. Haiduk’s 3rd full-length was released on Oct 17, 2018.

Saint Raymond releases brand new single ‘Echo’

Saint Raymond has released his brand new single ‘Echo’, a bright indie-pop anthem and his first release with Cooking Vinyl.

Keeva (Villagers, SOAK) | Shares new video & debut EP

The new video intersects with the period of isolation and emotional turbulence which drove Keeva to write ‘Four Sad Songs and a Ballad’. Finding herself calling time on a relationship dominated by an ex’s infidelities, Keeva packed-up her belongings and left the house they shared in Brighton, relocating back to her adopted hometown of London. There, making a fresh start, she spent her days working for a music publishing company, and her evenings serving in a bar.

Rat Boy Shares New DIY video for ‘Chip On My Shoulder’

The majority of the video captures skateboarding scenes and other footage that RAT BOY filmed in Los Angeles during breaks in the album’s recording sessions. It’s interwoven with a raw live performance in an empty farm warehouse back home in Essex.


Matt Ox is more than a hyperactive 13-year-old who likes fidget spinners and the anime character Death Note. With 46.7 million streams — from just a handful of singles — and a clutch of viral videos, his music caught the attention of the Working On Dying production collective, Motown Records, XXXtentacion, Chief Keef, PnB Rock, Lil Yachty, Meek Mill, Post Malone and Lil Uzi Vert and festivals such as the Mad Decent Block Party, Roots Picnic, Ill Roots and Day and Night Festival.

Paper Cameras Premiere New Single “Just a Machine” via SPILL MAGAZINE

The Painted Light LP from Paper Cameras has been a long time coming and well worth the wait. The lo-fi polyphonic soundscape is full of ethereal harmonies reminiscent of the 90’s garage influenced rock scene that veteran Portland musician Michael Carothers helped form. The history of Paper Cameras began in 2005, when Carothers (Spectator Pump/All The Dead Horses/The Glib) conceived the project and began writing songs. Three years later, the E.P. Lost Weekend was born. The E.P. was recorded with longtime friend, Nashville’s Jerry Wayne Campbell (Spider Virus/Millionaire Magicians) and producer Sean Flora (Black Keys/Shins/Stephen Malkmus).

Brighten Your Day With New Video From Whitney Woerz

Singer Whitney Woerz has premiered the official video for her latest single, “Love Me Not.” The single’s lyric video, which was released this summer, debuted at No. 14 on the YouTube Top Music Videos Chart and has received a staggering 43 million views. The official video depicts a housewife in 1940s garb running stereotypical errands – worried about what the future of society may mean for her “traditional” outlook on life. In light of this, the housewife attempts to puppeteer a modern day version of herself, but her modern day incarnation breaks free from the strings of the old society – highlighting the beauty and strength in paving your own way.

MALKA shares thought-provoking opinion piece ahead of live shows

Following the release of her new single, ‘Don’t Leave Me’, Scottish singer and multi-instrumentalist MALKA has shared a thought-provoking opinion piece on being an independent artist in an era of streaming over album sales.

Brooklyn neo-psych rockers Hanford Reach share dystopian-themed single “Winston Smith”

“The song is called ‘Winston Smith,’ based on the protagonist from 1984,” the band’s Chris Sherman shares. “The world really feels like an Orwellian dystopia, where it doesn’t matter what the rational think; big brother is going to win out and shut us down. I hope that bleakness has been captured here and inspires some hope for change.”

Trip Jam trio Peluché share ‘Figure Me Out’ video

Nina Nesbitt Reveals Details On Forthcoming Album Out February 1

The eagerly awaited album from Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt, ‘The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change’ will be released on the February 1, 2019 through Cooking Vinyl. Having obtained over 100 million streams between singles since signing her new deal with Cooking Vinyl, the new album shows Nina at her lyrical and musical best.

FABULOUS DESASTER publishes lyric video for ” The Revenge Of The Mighty Alouatta”

On November 16th the new Fabulous Desaster album “Off With Their Heads” will be released via Black Sunset/MDD!

The release show with Tankard and Crusher will take place on November 3rd at the JUZ Andernach, but first the guys have released a brand new lyric video to promote the new album!

“The Revenge Of The Mighty Alouatta” is a track that reall hits a nail on the head and shows what you can expect from the band’s upcoming album.


23 year old Jesse Kinch: singer, songwriter, guitarist, lyricist. Jesse has been playing the N.Y.C./Long Island club scene since the age of 8. He is a part of a new generation of young talent who want to bring rock n’ roll back to its glory days! Influenced heavily by the great rock bands and guitarists of the 60’s, 70’s and the Seattle scene of the 90’s, Jesse delivers high energy performances and writes songs that capture the times with his own unique original style. Influences include: Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Kurt Cobain, Jack White, Roger McGuinn, Jonny Lang, Dylan, The Animals, Eddie Vedder, David Grohl, Donovan, Duffy, Stevie Nicks, Rage Against The Machine, Living Colour, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Stone Temple Pilots, Fever Tree, Ryan Star, Lukas Rossi, Pink Floyd….

Pedro The Lion’s first new album in 14 years

Out January 18th on Polyvinyl, this is the first album as Pedro The Lion since 2004’s Achilles Heal. Watch the Jason Lester-directed video for the album’s debut single, “Yellow Bike,” now and catch the band on tour this November and in February of next year:

SAKIMA shares new song “Apps” feat. Robokid

London artist SAKIMA has shared his new track “Apps” featuring Robokid. In SAKIMA’s own words, “I made this song as a retort to the dating/hook up culture that seems almost impossible to get away from if you’re ‘in the game’ as it were. I was dating someone in particular and it was going really well but by the end of it, it transpired that even though this guy really liked me he just wasn’t ready to give one person his attention.” Read the full quote and hear the song at Highsnobiety.

JØUR Revises Her “American Nightmare”

“American Nightmare” was originally written to expose JØUR’s uncertainty of the proverbial ‘American Dream.’ “I originally wrote this song several years ago about blindly following the ‘American Dream’ of getting a job, moving to the suburbs, getting married, having kids, etc.,” explains JØUR. “I felt at the time that my life was flying in the face of conventionality when I quit my 9-5 finance job to pursue art and music, and everyone was cautioning me about taking such a huge risk, when for me the biggest nightmare and risk would be to have that version of the American Dream.” The remix was produced by Lazerbeak who is the founder of Doomtree, a Minnesota hip-hop collective and record label that includes artists such as Dessa and P.O.S. Hearing the original “American Nightmare” Lazerbeak was intrigued and agreed to collaborate on a remix, thus the newly remixed “American Nightmare” was born.

Jay Psaros Announces 5th Release, The Trees Beyond the Town

Boston-based singer-songwriter, Jay Psaros, is excited to announce his 5th project, The Trees Beyond the Town, releasing December 14th, 2018. Psaros’ newest work has already received acclaim from Glide, Elmore, and PopMatters hailing that “Psaros’ subtle approach to musical adaptability evokes similarities to successful acts along the lines of Hirai Dai or Donovan Frankenreiter, perhaps affirming that his more offbeat approach to songwriting has its place.” The 8 song LP once again sees Lorne Entress in the producers chair with an all star line up of musicians. Kevin Barry on guitar (Rosanne Cash, Peter Wolf), Sam Kassirer on keys (Josh Ritter, Joe Pug) and Jesse Williams on bass.

Yaya Bey Releases New Single “Mine”

New York singer-songwriter, visual artist, and art curator Yaya Bey has been described by Pitchfork as an artist who “…makes R&B that is at once grandiose and vulnerable, folding in feminist protest songs, glittering self-love anthems, and devastating accounts of heartache and longing.” Bey is both a poet and musician, creating songs to invoke the revolution and convey the human experience. Her debut EP, ‘The Many alter-egos of Trill’etta Brown’ released in early 2018, was met with critical praise from Solange’s Saint Heron, The FADER, Essence, and more. Now gearing up for her next project, ‘this too…’ set to release in November, Bey is ready to reveal a cut from the project with new single titled “Mine.”

Canadian indie electronic duo HUMANS share their new single and video ‘Going Late’

Made up of Vancouver locals Robbie Slade and Peter Ricq, their second LP, ‘Noontide’, landed HUMANS a Juno nomination for 2015’s Electronic Album of the Year. On top of their EP and LP releases, HUMANS have also produced and released the musical score for Peter Ricq’s 2017 theatrical motion picture ‘Dead Shack’, which premiered at Sitges, NIFFF, Fantasia, VIFF and Morbido Film Fest, to name a few.

Substance Abuse featuring Aceyalone “Bridges”

“We couldn’t think of a better emcee than Aceyalone to bring on board, as he has a special talent for creating dope songs built off of a single metaphor. Our goal was to create something in the tradition of our heroes The Native Tongues, a track that was jazzy, positive, and upbeat but with a message that the modern audiences could relate to.”

Gun Violence Music Video Launches THE CORE – New Platform to ‘Strengthen American Values’