@skopemag News For November 2, 2018 @ 2 pm est

Music Video Debut: Talk About Love: Music From the Motion Picture “No Postage Necessary”

The digital-only soundtrack for the Indie Dramedy No Postage Necessary is now available “Talk About Love: Music from the Motion Picture No Postage Necessary” which marks the first soundtrack from singer/songwriter/composer, Charleene Closshey. No Postage Necessary made history earlier this year when it became the first-ever film to be released via the Blockchain, allowing consumers to stream using cryptocurrency. The film was released in select theaters July 6, 2018 and via blockchain technology and VOD on July 10, 2018, and now available on Blu-ray and DVD as of October 2, 2018.


“Please” was co-written and co-produced by Grammy award-winning producer/writer team The Monsters & the Strangerz, who has worked with Maroon 5, Zedd, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Kanye West, and more.

Burgeoning, Swedish Amuse Recording Artist Marlene Oak Releases NEW Single via Pancakes and Whiskey

Growing up on a small island outside Stockholm, singer-songwriter Marlene Oak turned to music as her escape. After spending her teenage years busking on the streets of the Swedish capital’s Old Town, she first got discovered by someone who simply happened to pass by. After releasing a couple of songs, she has gone all in as a live artist, and built her following on the pub and festival stages around the country. Marlene Oak has enchanted audiences with her folk-rock melodies as the opening act for Miss Li, Whitney Rose, Susto, and she has been a part of the lineup at festivals such as Way Out West, STHLM Americana and Irisfestivalen.

Illuminine – new video & album release day!

It is impossible to give Illuminine’s hypnotic third album, simply titled #3, anything other than your full attention – instantly we are sent journeying deep into an ambient ocean of waking dreams and melancholia, softness and pain, a gentle, sweet, slow confusion that tangles and untangles like the weeds in the waves. There is no way back – only through.

Time, the Valuator Release Music Video for Starseeker

It’s been only a couple of months since the German metallers have debuted their first release, “How Fleeting, How Fragile”, and, after a successful European tour and a few festivals -such as Euroblast, High 5ive and More Core coming up-, the band has yet to take a break. To showcase their dedication and keep pushing their latest effort, they are debuting today the music video for a fans’ favorite: “Starseeker”, and you can watch it now, exclusively on Dreambound.


Known for independent anthems such as “Levi,” she brings a sense of raw soul and boundless freedom to R&B, alternative, and pop music. “SipSlo” inverts traditional songwriting paradigms as she assumes the role of a lover’s conscience admonishing him not to drink and get too turned up all the while delivering a banging hook.


Ushering in the most wonderful time of the year, 11-year-old rising star MASON RAMSEY is dreaming of a “White Christmas” with the release of his spirited holiday single available across all digital retailers and streaming partners today. Listen to “White Christmas” here.


Stephan moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2014 with the intent to give up her pursuit of a music career. However, in 2016, she released a single, “I Like The Way,” which won an Independent Music Award for “Best Love Song.” In early 2017, she was named “One of nine Oklahoma musicians to watch” by the Tulsa World Magazine. Stephan also performed at MisFEST (short for Music is She), Tulsa’s first female-driven music festival that she helped found and produce. She was recently featured in American Songwriter Magazine as one of the artists contributing to making Oklahoma “the next big music scene.”

Rise Rock n’ Shine Presents: Casii Stephan’s Indie Rock Gem “Letters”



From the mountains of Sultana del Norte, fast friends and fellow producers 3BALLMTY introduced the world to ‘tribal guarachero.’ Now, the beloved duo has emerged from the studio again with a new single titled “Tequila,” recorded and produced with the talents of fellow Mexican star Chayin Rubio, one of the brightest young stars in the regional Mexican music scene who got his start with hits like “Ya No Aguanto,” “Uno Personal,” and “Y Como Le Hago?” Out now accompanied by a lush and colorful music video celebrating Mexican culture, “Tequila” is a haunting, beat-driven wonder made for dancing.

BANGLADEAFY: Deranged “Espionage” Video Premiered At Toilet Ov Hell

New York City-based technical/eccentric metal duo BANGLADEAFY presents their deranged new video for “Espionage,” which is found on the band’s intense new LP, Ribboncutter. Toilet Ov Hell is hosting the debut of the new video as the vinyl edition of the album sees release through Nefarious Industries.

Video Premiere: Bangladeafy – “Espionage”

UPSAHL Announces ARISTA Records Signing and New Single

Today, buzzing 19-year-old songstress UPSAHL shares her brand new single “The Other Team,” whilst announcing her signing to recently re-launched Arista Records, which historically launched some of the world’s most celebrated and revered superstars. This marks her first major label release under the newly minted deal.

Over the rich sonic backdrop on “The Other Team”, UPSAHL croons a story about “a boy who seems too good to be true” before the clever and catchy chorus chant—“Swinging, swinging, swinging for the other team.” The song explores feelings of unrequited love and missed connections translated into vivid verses and a relatable chorus.

benny blanco unveils “I Found You” with Calvin Harris, video

Harris’ latest release, “Promises” with Sam Smith, reached #1 at Billboard’s Club Chart and spent six weeks at #1 in the U.K., making it Harris’ tenth #1 single in the U.K. (14 including productions). It also spent eight weeks at the top of the National (U.K.) Airplay Chart. “Promises” was released on the heels of Calvin’s summer jam “One Kiss” which hit #1 on singles charts in multiple countries across the globe and spent eight consecutive weeks at #1 in the U.K.


Vancouver Island based, WHIPPED CREAM aka Caroline Cecil, has spent her life fully immersed in music. Transcending multiple genres, her style can only really be described as ‘limitless’. Today she releases her new single “Bad For Me” via Big Beat Records.

Cris Cab Releases “Just Wanna Love You” (Spanish Version) ft. J. Balvin

At just 25 years old, Cris Cab has accomplished more in the world of music than most artists could ever dream. He has hit the top of the charts, won awards, collaborated with some of the biggest names in all of music and toured the world playing in arenas, festivals and clubs; yet, he’s somehow still just getting started.

The Killers’ Dave Keuning Releases Second Solo Track “Prismism”

“The video is emotional and it pairs well with the song. It’s a lot of people’s favorite track on the album,” Dave explained. “I was experimenting my Yamaha keyboard when I wrote this song. I got it as a Christmas present back in the 80’s. I have carried that keyboard with me to college, then Las Vegas, and everywhere I lived but I didn’t get a chance to use it until this record.”


Today, Stockholm-based duo State of Sound release their new single “Brighter Day” along with the B-side of their acoustic track “Misty Morning Skies.” Both songs are available now at all digital retail providers via Sony Music Sweden/RCA Records.

Marty Willson-Piper & Noctorum Release New Single “Piccadilly Circus In The Rain”

“It’s always a good thing to introduce listeners to new music by legendary artists, and even more of a pleasure to be hosting the premiere. Today comes a first listen for the track Piccadilly Circus in the Rain by Noctorum, a duo comprised of guitarist/singer-songwriter Marty Willson-Piper, most famed as co-frontman of The Church, but also member of All About Eve, and British producer Dare Mason.

Flippa Shows “California” Love in the Latest Video from Up To Something

A major player in the ATL scene, Flippa makes waves with his percussive flow and gruff delivery. Escaping the trap to live the good life, Flippa heads to “California” in his latest video. Rocking a triplet flow over a shimmering, summery instrumental, Flippa describes his West Coast lifestyle in the Iceberg Beatz-produced track: “Good clean drink in LA/You gotta smoke cookie when you’re in the Bay/I got a big castle back home in the A/Good Cali living I’m here to stay.” In the video, Flippa rocks Supreme, enjoying the Malibu view–scenic vistas and scantily-clad models. Premiered by XXL, who praised Flippa saying “his dexterous flows [are] just as sharp as his clever lyrics,” “California” is the latest video from Up To Something, Flippa’s latest mixtape, following the grateful “No Cap (Intro),” the action-packed “Been Through It,” and “Don’t Play Me,” which has over 843k plays on YouTube.

Chow Mane – “Ever Since” Video Premiere

Chow Mane (aka Charles Yan) debuted “Ever Since”, the first of a few surprise releases in anticipation of his full-length record Simmering. Influenced by Lil Wayne, Andre 3000, Mac Miller and Frank Zappa, “Ever Since” is a straight-forward song about perspective over the years – but excels in lyrical experimentation. With catchy melodies using flirty falsettos and bouncy delivery, Chow Mane delivers something fun, creative and trendy all at the same time.

New Release from Jay Critch “Hood Favorite” Out Now on Interscope Records

In August, Critch released his latest single “Ego” and earned praise from sites like Pitchfork, who dubbed the 21-year-old rapper “one of the nation’s best blue-chip rap prospects.” The track was also hailed as an “icy banger” from HotNewHipHop, who noted that Critch “tows the line between lyricism and contemporary flex rap, bringing forth a welcome dose of charisma throughout.” Since premiering on September 19, the video for “Ego” has amassed over 4.2 million views.

PINES Share “Speak” Track On Billboard | Single Out Now On All DSPs

Billboard has shared Australian duo PINES’ latest single “Speak”. Their prior track “Glisten” was listed at the number one spot on the Hype Machine popular chart just 2 weeks ago. “Glisten” premiered on Your EDM. In September they shared their single “I’ve Been Waiting” on The 405. All three singles are out now. The band is expected to release a full-length in spring of 2019.

Video: Fijimacintosh – “Demon Slayer”

A rap prodigy at the age of 17, Fijimacintosh is already a master of soaring melodies and a curator of a colorful aesthetic. Fighting for his life in a waking nightmare, Fiji’s abilities are put to the test in “Demon Slayer,” his latest video.


Fourtune Ent/i am OTHER/Atlantic recording artist Kap G has announced today’s release of a remarkable new single. “A Day Without a Mexican” is available today at all DSPs and streaming services here.

Pilerats premieres electro blues stomp from The Youniverse

Earlier this week, sultry Slovakian electro blues quartet The Youniverse premiered their new single via Pilerats who noted the band combines “…the industrial electro of Nine Inch Nails with the blues stomp of acts like The Black Keys and The Kills. Their sound is a unique – and bloody great – one.”

Granville Automatic Release New Album, “Radio Hymns”

The duo, comprised of songwriters Vanessa Olivarez and Elizabeth Elkins, are inspired by the city’s stories that were lost over the years. Within the album’s 13 songs, the duo rocks and rolls, haunts and soars, and pays true homage to the mystery of Music City. Radio Hymns features guest appearances from Jim Lauderdale, Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra, Ben Fields and Matraca Berg. Elkins and Olivarez self-produced the record, using some longtime Granville players and some of Nashville’s legendary studio musicians (and studios).


West London born and raised, newcomer Kasai uses music as a route to self-healing and in her short time releasing music, never has this been more true than on new single “Habit”. The honey-toned song, premiered yesterday on The FADER, is written about the age-old ability to stay in a relationship just because it’s convenient; when your mind plays tricks on you and your desire can’t see beyond the truth of a lack of respect and under-appreciation.


British singer-songwriter James TW, who first earned a place in Island Records history with “When You Love Someone,” his powerful 350 million-plus streaming debut track off his First Impressions EP, launches the next phase of his career with today’s release of “Soldier.” The track is the first look at Chapters, James’ debut album project, which will roll out in monthly installments. Chapters will include the previously released “Say Love” which has already garnered over 50M streams. Stay tuned for James’ next new song, arriving this December.