@skopemag News For November 15, 2018 @ 8 am est

Robert DeLong Unveils Video for Ricky Reed Prod. Single + Announces 2019 Tour

Robert’s impressive live show has grown with the addition of two new band members and well as adding a laser harp to his live repertoire. Blended Magazine said of the raucous NYC show at Bowery Ballroom, “DeLong proved to deliver a performance built off of heightened innovation, talent, and passion.” He has played several Festivals this Summer from Panorama Music Festival in NYC directly playing before his musical idol David Byrne, Life is Beautiful in Las Vegas, Kaaboo in San Diego, Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta where he performed with K-Flay twice, and the North Coast Festival in Chicago.


Zane Lowe world premiered Grammy Award winning singer / songwriter Alessia Cara’s new track “Not Today” ahead of the November 30th release of her second album, THE PAINS OF GROWING on Beats 1 World Record. “Not Today” will be available on the 15-track album, which will also include both singles “Trust My Lonely” and “Growing Pains.” THE PAINS OF GROWING is a self-penned, auto-biographical album chronicling her personal experiences over the past several years.

World Premiere: New Visuals from AWAR “The 87 Getback”

New York artist AWAR delivered his full length opus, “The Spoils of War” at the end of October, and the listeners are lit over the quality of the product. The lead single, “Bricks Like ’86” features 2/3rd’s of The Lox, with both Styles P and Jadakiss throwing fireballs with AWAR’s vivid imagery of a throwback to the days where the crack era made street hustlers millionaires. The song was released on a limited edition coke-white 7 inch single, and included a non-album exclusive cut titled, “The 87 Getback” which is also produced by in-demand beat monster, Vanderslice.


Known for her fiery lyrics and catchy beats, her new single “That Girl” is the first single off of her girl powered project GIRLS set to release early 2019

GRAYSON ERHARD Releases ‘Earthship’ EP

Del Norte, CO based Singer / Songwriter GRAYSON ERHARD has released his highly anticipated sophomore EP, Earthship, with the stunning “Tell Me No” official music video premiered on New Noise Magazine.

Video Premiere: Grayson Erhard – “Tell Me No”

BURDEN OF THE SKY Releases Official Music Video for “The Puppeteer”!

Alternative Hard Rock/Metal band BURDEN OF THE SKY has released the official music video for their newest single, “The Puppeteer.” Directed by Scottie James and Jason Williams (with assistance from Savannah Bowles), “The Puppeteer” is the second single off of their upcoming sophomore release (due out 2019).

$uicideboy$ drop new single “Scrape”

Continuing the onslaught of new music and just ending the remainder of their sold-out North American tour, $uicideboy$ have released their latest single “Scrape”. The single follows the release of their exclusive merch collection – which sold out in a couple of days, their previous track “Hung Up On The Come Up”, and the Fall release of their debut studio album I Want To Die In New Orleans. “Scrape” finds the duo exorcising their demons with their signature production and rapid-fire delivery. Check out the track below and stay tuned for more news to follow.

Weeknight Share “Holes In My Head” Single Via BrooklynVegan

BrooklynVegan has shared a brand new single from Weeknight, titled, “Holes In My Head.” They had high praise for the track, calling it, “a cinematic piece of synthpop noir.” This is the first single to be released from their new album, Dead Beat Creep, which is due out on February 1st, 2019 on Dead Stare Records. Stay tuned for more exciting news about the upcoming album and listen to “Holes In My Head” here!

Deidre & the Dark unveils single “Bad Day” + Announces new LP via Impose

The album was announced in a piece with Impose Magazine where the band’s figurehead Deidre Muro detailed five elements that inspired it; Variety Shows, “Collage” DJs, Fosse, Mid Century Everything and Backup Singers.


In speaking about the “Movement” visual, Hozier says: “I was first confronted by Sergei’s talent when I saw a performance of his set to my music in collaboration with David LaChapelle. I believe one of the greatest things to come of your own work is for it to form part of another artist’s vision or execution. That performance itself gave rise to ideas in the song ‘Movement,’ so I was incredibly proud to work with Sergei on this video. Sergei Polunin is a once in a generation talent. He’s a man of incredible skill and artistry and shows a dedication to his art form that I find inspiring. I’m thrilled to share this with everyone.”


Andy Shauf’s Foxwarren Reveals New Song “To Be”

As college friends, Foxwarren – Andy Shauf (guitars/keys/vocals) and his childhood friends Dallas Bryson (guitar/vocals) and brothers Darryl Kissick (bass) and Avery Kissick (drums & percussion) – initially bonded over Pedro the Lion and drew influence from The Band and Paul Simon.

Spotify Isn’t Killing The Music Industry; It’s A Tool For Enterprising Indie Artists

I grew up with a fairy-tale notion of what the music industry was about: playing shows, “getting discovered” and gaining entrance into some inner circle that would catapult me to stardom like an American Idol winner or Mark Wahlberg in Rock Star…

Longwave share music video for return single “Stay With Me” about family & cancer

Today, Longwave share the music video for their first single in ten years “Stay With Me”. Dave Doobinin of Follette Films directed the video.

Gothic Tropic (multi-instrumentalist for Charli XCX, Beck) shares sci-fi, solar apocalyptic “Your Soul”

“I’m a sci-fi/fantasy fanatic, so as I was putting this elaborate idea together knowing full well my budget and logistics, it was challenging to rely completely on Matisse and practical effects and circumstances to get the concept across. Everyone who worked on the video are my friends and collaborators, and I’m so lucky to have found young Matisse and his family. This VIP alien-angel character needed to be reverent without pride or ego, which I think Matisse completely owned. This was my first set, and I’m excited to keep going writing and directing, it’s been a fixation for a while.”

Ian George Premieres “Kandinsky,” Announces Debut Album

Ian George has announced his debut album Kingdom of My Youth, to be released February 15, and shared its first single. Popmatters premiered “Kandinsky” saying, “Meshed together by lilting bits of ethereal percussion and tones, George’s forward-looking new offering is a subtle explosion of vibrant colors that delight.” The Minneapolis-based indie folk artist will play handful of dates in New York City this December.

Gabe Greenland – “Sunbrnd” Track Premiere

With Massive Attack vibes and an unrelenting saxophone solo line, “Sunbrnd” leans on early 2000s pop punk layered vocal lines and multiple textures blended together to create a synthetic (but also intimate) track about losing love, and running away.

PREMIERE: Gabe Greenland – “Sunbrnd”

Christine Fellows premieres new album

Ahead of its official release, Christine Fellows premieres an exclusive stream of her new album, Roses on the Vine, via Brooklyn Vegan today. Listen HERE.