@skopemag News For November 1, 2018 @ noon est

BEN WRIGHT SMITH announces the first installment of a new EP trilogy, in PSYCHOTROPICAL

It has been a busy year for Melbourne’s Ben Wright Smith. Since the release of his acclaimed single ‘Storm Boy’, the songwriter has been furiously working on ascending to the top of his next crowning achievement – the PSYCHOTROPICAL trilogy.

BEDLEM — Feat. Paul Wandtke (ex Trivium)

Chicago based Metal Band BEDLEM, founded by ex TRIVIUM touring powerhouse PAUL WANDTKE, has released their debut LP BACK TO BEDLEM.

Bedlem is a bombastic display of groove via Joey Brassal’s catchy guitar style and Paul Wandtke’s monstrous drum kit abilities complimented by Brian Ahern’s bass lines. Their melodic hooks are stringed in with poetic lyric content via vocalist Mike Petrasek’s lyrical vision. There’s no doubt that this quartet from Chicago, IL is the next up and coming act from the Windy City.

New video from Anteros

Recorded at The Distillery with Mercury Prize-winning producer Charlie Andrew (Alt-J, Marika Hackman, Bloc Party), When We Land is Anteros’ first full-length release following a string of critically acclaimed EPs and singles, as well as a number of sold out headline shows and major support slots (Two Door Cinema Club, White Lies, Blaenavon.) They’ve been championed by BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Jack Saunders to name a few, and amassed over 4 million Spotify streams and counting.

Masakatsu Takagi scores ‘Mirai’ directed by Mamoru Hosoda

Mirai is an upcoming Japanese animated film from director Mamoru Hosoda (The Boy and the Best, Wolf Children). Following a critically acclaimed run on the festival circuit, GKIDS will be releasing Mirai in the United States on November 30th, 2018.

New > Prequel > ‘Without You’ EP > Distant Hawaii > Out 7th December 2018 > Listen Here

Brooding talent Prequel hops from one West Yorkshire-helmed label to another with a refined, organic EP for Lobster Theremin sub-label Distant Hawaii.

Carbonized Records: DEADPRESSURE Self-Titled Debut + SCOLEX / MORTUOUS Split Out NOW And Streaming

Carbonized Records, the new label imprint helmed by drummer Chad Gailey of Necrot and Mortuous, is pleased to officially unveil two new offerings: the self-titled debut from grind/punk practitioners DEADPRESSURE (now featuring MORTUOUS’ Colin Tarvin) andthe two-song split between the death bringers in SCOLEX and MORTUOUS. Both releases are out now and streaming in celebration of Halloween!

Neville & Sugary Staple announce new single ‘Way of Life’ off new ‘Rude Rebels’ LP

Ska royalty Neville and Sugary Staple are have announced ‘Way of Life’ as the second single off their new ‘Rude Rebels’ LP. Released via Cleopatra Records, the album is now available on CD, as well as special clear vinyl with black and white splatter. This record comes in time for celebrations for the 40th Anniversary of 2Tone Records.

Rising Canadian Star “V33” Official Music Video “I Think I Luv Her”

Following the release of a video V33 (Pronounced V*EE) Released in the beginning of 2018 entitled “Bad B*tch” (Now at 65k Views) Shot/Directed by Limited Vision who has also shot videos for Killy, V33 is back with another banger entitled “I Think I Luv Her” shot/directed by Genre Shoots most well known for his work with Pressa on “Canada Goose” Ft Tory Lanez.

IV League share new single ‘Lose Me’

IV League return with blazing new single ‘Lose Me’, receiving first play via triple j’s Good Nights and premiering online via Purple Sneakers this week.

RIVAH Releases New Single ‘Flood’ Ahead of triple j Unearthed Win & Tour with The Rubens

Already hailed as part of new pop vanguard with comparisons to the likes of MØ and SZA, Brisbane-based artist RIVAH delivers her biggest bout of punch-in-the-face pop yet with latest single ‘Flood’ out today.

Joe Miralles Trio New EP

Philadelphia Singer/Songwriter Joe Miralles is back again with a new EP titled “Narrow Path”. The EP includes five new songs that were recorded at the Hacienda Studio in Phoenixville, PA by the Joe Miralles Trio. His new band includes Gary Houk on drums and keyboards, Nick Priessnitz on bass guitar, and of course Joe Miralles on vocals and guitar. This body of work was orchestrated over the last tow years, and could easily prove to be his best compositions to date.

Afro B unveils official video for ‘Shaku Shaku’ feat Team Salut

Following up his huge summer single ‘Drogba’ which has received over 35 million combined streams, artist Afro B has delivered the video for new single, ‘Shaku Shaku.’

Dambro ‘Change’ Single & Video

Melbourne artist Michael D’Ambrosio (aka Dambro) is soon to release his long anticipated debut album TIME. The self-written, recorded, produced, performed, mixed & mastered album delivers a truly unique, personal and authentic feel. Condensed down to fourteen tracks, the TIME takes you on a truly incredible journey as he searches for himself again throughout the changes of life.


On the heels of being named #1 DJ on DJ Magazine’s ‘Top 100 DJ’s’ list for the third consecutive year, Martin Garrix releases his collaboration track and video for “Dreamer” with NYC subway busker MIKE YUNG.

Renowned wordsmith Sean McConnell announces new album ‘Secondhand Smoke’ + U.S. Tour

Secondhand Smoke is a 13 song cohesive collection of modern folk music asking provocative questions about how we become who we are, what and whom we love, and the growth, pain, and freedom that come with accepting that some answers might elude us forever. “The older I get, the more I find that is what it’s all about––that there is no way to answer it all,” McConnell says. “Being comfortable with mystery is a positive thing in all aspects of our lives. I definitely explore that in these songs.”

New release from Carly Rae Jepsen “Party For One” on School Boy/Interscope Records

Multi-platinum Grammy, Juno and Polaris Prize nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen releases new song “Party For One” today, November 1, on 604/School Boy/Interscope Records. The track was co-written by Jepsen and produced by Captain Cuts and HIGHTOWER. “Party For One” is available now at all digital retailers and will appear on Jepsen’s forthcoming album which is set for release in 2019.

The video for “Party For One” was shot in New York City and directed by Bardia Zeinali. Watch the clip HERE. Jepsen will perform “Party For One” on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on November 5th (NBC, 11:35/10:35pm c).

Alice In Chains release video for ‘Never Fade’

Back in May, Alice In Chains introduced their new album Rainier Fog (BMG) by releasing ‘The One You Know’, a video directed by Adam Mason that featured an electrifying performance interspersed with cryptic cinematic scenes. Three months and a No. 1 album later, the band and Mason are furthering the storyline with a video for latest single, ‘Never Fade’.

“The ‘Never Fade’ video is a continuation of ‘The One You Know,'” says vocalist/guitarist William DuVall. “The full story will gradually be revealed. For now, check out what we love to do best – play live and tell a story with our music.”

THEY. and Jessie Reyez share new song

LA-based alt R&B duo THEY. share their striking new song “Broken” featuring Jessie Reyez from their upcoming ‘Fireside’ EP out 11/9. Dante and Drew of THEY. quickly went from being total strangers to making beats for others like Jeremih, Kelly Clarkson, will.i.am + others, and now clocking in millions of plays online and selling out shows around the world for their signature R&B sound that blends the indie rock sounds they grew up on. The ‘Fireside’ EP will also feature collaborations with Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih, Gallant, Vic Mensa and Jessie Reyez.

Jessie Reyez, They. Unite for Breezy New Song ‘Broken’

Vagina Lips announce new LP Generation Y, share first single “This Is A Good Life”

Jimmy Polioudis is a strange adult boy who lives in Thessaloniki and writes music under the name Vagina Lips. His basic peculiarity is that at a time when music has been devoured by lifestyle, he focuses on the essence of things, writing songs non stop and proving that “less is more” is essential for creating a good album.

Famous Dex, Rich the Kid & Jay Critch Drop “Nervous” Music Video

“Nervous” comes shortly after the TRL premiere of Dex’s “Light” music video featuring Drax Project. Earlier this year the Chicago artist released his debut album, Dex Meets Dexter, which included the smash hit records, “Pick It Up” and “Japan,” both of records have gone platinum in the U.S. Appearances on the album include: A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, and Diplo.

SAVAK shares video via BrooklynVegan | Release show this Saturday

Brooklyn rock veterans SAVAK (members of The Obits, Holy Fuck, The Cops) are excited to share the video for “Door Deals and Debt,” the newest single from their forthcoming album Beg Your Pardon (due November 9 on Ernest Jenning Record Co.). The video, which features gripping live performance footage from a SAVAK date at Brooklyn’s Bell House, debuted via BrooklynVegan, who called the track “a high-octane punk burner about money woes, both personal and global, that makes economical use of sax.”

David Lynch & Angelo Badalamenti share Thought Gang music video

Ahead of its release on November 2, THOUGHT GANG (David Lynch & Angelo Badalamenti) are sharing the music video for “A Real Indication” from their self-titled LP.

KING NINE: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Gift Of Life” As Death Rattle LP

As Closed Casket activities prepares for the release of Death Rattle, the new LP by Long Island hardcore outfit KING NINE, the album’s brutalizing “Gift Of Life” makes its public debut through Decibel Magazine.

Track Premiere: King Nine – ‘Gift of Life’

Beans On Toast Debuts New Single/Video “Alexa”

British folk/indie singer-songwriter BEANS ON TOAST is debuting his new single and video for “Alexa.”

The track and it’s accompanying animated video (created using discarded Amazon boxes) is a commentary/cautionary tale that examines the future of voice-activated Internet and oncoming Amazon world domination.

Action Bronson Shares White Bronco, His First Indie Project in Six Years

Established as a New York Times-bestselling author, a master chef, and an experienced television host, Action Bronson excels at every task he sets out to accomplish. Today, Bronson shares White Bronco, his first project as an independent artist since 2012. The follow-up to 2017’s Blue Chips 7000, White Bronco features production from Bronson’s longtime collaborator Party Supplies, as well as contributions from Knxwledge, Harry Fraud, Daringer, Samiyam and Bronson’s live band The Special Victims’ Unit. With a surreal front cover painted by the Queens-born icon himself, White Bronco showcases a liberated Action Bronson, free from constraints or distractions. Featuring appearances from A$AP Rocky, Meyhem Lauren, Yung Mehico, and Big Body Bes, White Bronco is available now on all DSPs via EMPIRE.