@skopemag news for november 16, 2018 @ 5 pm est

New Music // Elder Island share multi-layered single ‘You & I’

The track showcases the band’s trademark ability to interweave and experiment with layers, creating an immersive track that commands multiple listens. Their fanbase is growing with each release, resulting in over 40 million streams on Spotify alone as well as support from Earmilk, NME, Metro and The Independent.

Beth Wood Releases New Album, ‘The Long Road’

Today, prolific singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Beth Wood is pleased to release her highly anticipated album, The Long Road. The album, Wood’s 11th studio production, has been highly acclaimed by Wide Open Country, Cowboys & Indians Magazine, and Glide Magazine who says, “It’s the combination of Wood’s soaring soprano and her gifts for melody and catchy hooks that stand out.


Loren wrote the treatment herself and invited her friend and fellow performer Grant Knoche (Nickelodeon’s Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn) to appear in it with her.

“Kick You Out” introduces the world to 16-year-old Loren’s distinct brand of pop: edgy, stylish, unapologetic, and empowering. Made with Ido Zmishlany (Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato), “Kick You Out” is darkly charged but built on brightly infectious beats. “It’s about trying to forget about someone,” Loren says. “I was feeling really vulnerable, and the song came right from my heart.”

Alt Rock Duo Travelers Make No Mistakes In New Single “UH OH”

This song is about fear and the great role that it plays in our lives. I try not to let it rule over all the decisions in my life, but one day while I was surfing, a shark popped up near me. It’s not unlikely that you’ll see one in the water, but this 6ft shark started circling me for a full five minutes. I’ve never been so taken over by fear in my life. That incident kind of sparked the creation of “UH OH”.


In September 2017 the State Music Council of North Rhine-Westphalia awarded its SilverTuning Fork to MARKUS STOCKHAUSEN (its golden counterpart went to a completely different genre). The award provided an occasion for a concert with Stockhausen’s reconstituted band ETERNAL VOYAGE, which was kindly recorded by West German Radio 3 Jazzredaktion in Düsseldorf.

Mark Knopfler’s “Down the Road Wherever” out today on British Grove Records via Blue Note; North American tour in Summer, 2019

Recorded by Knopfler at British Grove—his West London studio—Down The Road Wherever features 14 new songs inspired by a wide range of subjects, including Knopfler’s early days in Deptford with Dire Straits, a stray soccer fan lost in a strange town, the compulsion of a musician hitching home through the snow and a man out of time in his local greasy spoon diner.

OUT TODAY: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness’ new album ‘Upside Down Flowers”


Today, Melodia/Motown Records unveils MOTOWN MAGIC ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK in stores and at all digital retailers.

Jason Masi Slows it Down with new album, “Capture the Heart”

“When I was maybe 14, my brother’s friend showed me some chords on guitar. I picked it up enough to learn a few songs. That became my hobby to wind down and relax, when I needed a break from the competitive environment of sports,” says Masi about his start in music. “When I got to college, I connected with music majors on campus and we started bands. One of those bands became regular at a local pub and we were able to get in the swing of writing, practicing, and gigging. At that point I was hooked and haven’t looked back since.”


GRAMMY® Award-winning duo A Great Big World present their very first original holiday single “Wrap Me Up Under The Christmas Tree” today.

Republican Hair Drops New Post-Punk Single “Chaotic Good”

Nashville’s genre-bending band of misfits Republican Hair is excited to release their new single “Chaotic Good” today. The track is available via all DSPs and follows this summer’s tongue-in-cheek protest anthem “Fuck A Bomb,” which was featured on Spotify’s Rock This playlist (4.3 MILLION followers). On the heels of highly successful Northeast and Midwest tours, you can catch Republican Hair live next month at Lightning 100’s Festivus Charity Show in Nashville on December 7th with Dispatch.

Taylor Grey Premieres New EP ‘GREY’

The gears have been in constant motion for the studious recording artist, Taylor Grey, who has just released her new EP, GREY, Friday, November 16th, 2018. GREY is Taylor’s third EP to date, also serving as the first project to follow her debut album Space Case that released June 2017. This six-song EP includes the radio single “Back to Bite,” her latest bonus release “Warning,” and was produced by Oligee, executive produced by her go-to, Josh Abraham. The 21-year-old shares how music has always been a form of therapy for her, but it wasn’t until this past year that she really took advantage of what her music does for her, and getting comfortable with her vulnerable side. This EP bears it all for Taylor Grey and she’s ready to share it with the world.

Kristin Scott Benson releases reverent duet of “O Holy Night”

Kristin’s is an instrumental duet, its sweet rolling banjo bedding with the familiar melody played both by Kristin on banjo and by her husband Wayne on tremolo mandolin and mandola. Layered instrumentation and a smooth tempo give the version an effect that is reverent and stirring, haunting and hallowed.

Out Today: “Lullaby”, new single by Alejandro Meola


Los Angeles, Grammy-nominated artist Anderson .Paak has released his highly anticipated Oxnard LP, his first release via Aftermath Entertainment, exclusively distributed by 12 Tone Music, LLC. Executive produced by Dr. Dre, the album features Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, J. Cole, Q-Tip, Pusha T, Kadhja Bonet, Norelle, Cocoa Sarai, the Last Artful, Dodgr and BJ the Chicago Kid.


he Italian melodic power metal band KALIDIA just released a music video for “Circe’s Spell”, the third single from their new album “The Frozen Throne”.

Ben Morrison (of the Brothers Comatose) Announces Debut Solo EP

Ben Morrison (of The Brothers Comatose) has announced his debut solo EP, due out March 1 on AntiFragile Records. This EP will be followed by a second EP to be released later in 2019. With this new batch of music, Morrison has been able to push his creative boundaries and stretch songwriting legs in a way that he was never before able to do. With the announcement, comes the release of the first single and a stunning music video to go along with it.

Electronic Virtuoso Marley Carroll Releases Sweeping Flight Patterns Album Today on Loci Records

Flight Patterns by acclaimed electronic artist Marley Carroll is out today on Emancipator’s Loci Records. The release of the majestic, multifaceted album follows a series of well-received double singles taken from the album by the classically-trained producer and turntablist. Drawing inspiration from his natural surroundings in the mystical mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, Marley displays remarkable dexterity on Flight Patterns, delivering a dynamic range of sumptuous electronica from jazzy, experimental downtempo numbers to breakbeat-infused and ambient micro-house tracks.

Hudson Taylor return to the US for January tour

Having won over countless new fans on their recent North American tour, both with Hozier and at their own headline shows, Irish brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson Taylor are excited to announce their imminent return to the USA for their first shows of 2019.

The brothers add: “We had such an amazing time supporting Hozier on his US dates and were thrilled with the response from the audiences. We are so happy to be coming back early next year!”

Peacefrog Records: Charlene Soraia shares video ‘Now You Are With Her’

Today, Charlene Soraia shares the music video for ‘Now You Are With Her’ the third single from her forthcoming ‘Where’s My Tribe album’, due for release January 2019.

Ella Vos debuts self-directed video for “Cast Away”

Of the video Ella explains, “I envisioned this music video almost immediately after I wrote the song. I wanted to depict myself stranded in LA—my desert island—walking everywhere but going nowhere. Which is how I felt when I wrote this song. Each day felt like a repeat of the day before, and I was dragging myself along through the exhaustion and fatigue. The visual for the video was so clear in my head, it made sense to self-direct which was an amazing experience.”

Puerto Rican-born, Portland-based multi-instrumentalist Juraćan releases dreamy new single “Moraleja”

Today Puerto Rican-born, Dominican-raised, Portland-based multi-instrumentalist Pierre Carbuccia announces his debut EP Niño, under the moniker Juraćan. We’ve partnered with High Clouds to bring you “Moraleja,” the first look at a new single from the upcoming EP, due out December 7th, 2018. After testing his hand in multiple bands, Carbuccia found an interest in ambient experimentalism and crafted his own brand of ethereal music based on the bolero and merengue music of his youth. He calls this new project, Juraćan, a name derived from the ancient Taínos culture that inhabited both islands and they used it to represent the god of evil – eventually evolving into the Spanish word for “hurricane.”

Badflower Debut New Video For Single “x ANA x”

LA Rockers BADFLOWER today released a new track along with an accompanying music video for “x ANA x”, the newest song off of the group’s forthcoming debut full-length album OK, I’M SICK via Big Machine/John Varvatos Records. Directed by Jordan Wolfbauer, the video imagines an intense, yet cathartic fever dream in which the band confronts anxieties and inner demons head on. It’s a relatable struggle for fans and performers alike, in line with the rest of the self-reflective lyrical themes that course through the veins of the band’s new record.

Jennifer Lopez – “LIMITLESS” – New Track From Singer’s Upcoming Film Second Act – Available Now

Today, multiplatinum-selling recording artist, actress, producer and entertainer JENNIFER LOPEZ shares a new anthem entitled “LIMITLESS” from her forthcoming film, Second Act from STXfilms – available everywhere now.

CLAVVS Share “Echo” Track Via COS | “Lay Back” Track Recently Number 1 On Hype Machine Charts | Single Out Now On All DSPs

CLAVVS is a duo of accidental best friends. Amber Renee and Graham Marsh might never have met if not for a last minute text invitation to a stranger’s house party. Conversations were shared. Jokes were made. Tunes were played. Soon they were writing the songs that would ultimately become their first CLAVVS releases.

CLAVVS reveal the Origins of new song “Echo”: Stream


In speaking about the track, Matt Lowell says: “It’s been an amazing and rewarding two years for us. At the beginning of the summer, we got back from tour feeling inspired and excited about the next phase of the band. We moved studios and went straight into experimenting, thinking, writing, and working on new material. We wanted to explore and continue to push our individual voices within the band. ‘For Me, It’s You’ was one of the initial ideas from that time”

Alex Aiono Reveals Video for “No Drama”

Pop newcomer Alex Aiono has revealed the colorful and energetic video for his new song, “No Drama.” Filmed in Miami, FL’s “Little Havana” and directed by local Michael Garcia (Dillon Francis, Hardwell, Kodak Black), the video follows Aiono on his journey through the streets of Miami as he reminds us (and ultimately his love interest) to return to basics of love, free of the petty stuff. Along the way, he encounters a variety of different people that exemplify the rich cultural diversity of Calle Ocho and Little Havana. PAPER premiered the video earlier today, read Alex’s interview with them HERE.

Sabrina Carpenter Debuts “Sue Me” Music Video

The video premiered on MTV Live and mtvU and aired on Viacom’s billboard in New York City’s iconic Times Square today. Simultaneously from across the pond, Carpenter conducted a livestreamed album release event at YouTube’s London office which included an acoustic performance and Q&A and culminated with the debut of the music video.