@skopemag news for november 20, 2018 @ 2 pm est

Phony Ppl premiere dizzying visuals of “Way Too Far” | on tour with Pusha T ???

Phony Ppl recently unleashed their new album mo’za-ik (300 Entertainment), the follow-up to 2015 Yesterday’s Tomorrow. Blending soul, funk, R&B and more, each song on the 11-track set plays as an extended jam between five musicians playing at their peak and garnered attention from the likes of NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and NYLON, who called the album “ethereal as hell.”

Lord Avatar II, a rapper from Manchester

Lord Avatar II, a rapper from Manchester, is getting ready to bring a bit of Brit clout into the modern pop-trap scene. His story and his style are things we’ve seen from artists like XXXTenacion, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil’ Pump and other upcoming rap freshmen. With thematic ties to modern rap icons like Gucci Mane and Chief Keef, this English tornado is taking the opportunity to really prove himself, with his latest release “Hayley (Diss Track)”.

Darkwave duo Death By Piano releases new video for “Countdown” via Impose

The video premiered via Impose Magazine where the band detailed, “‘Countdown’ is the first song we wrote together. It’s about leaving behind what you thought life might be and embracing the now. It’s about embracing change. External and internal. Facing what you fear to find more freedom.”

HARMS shares soaring new single “Aquarium” | Debut EP out 11/30

“The song is my private, dark little joke about deciding to want to live,” Jake Harms shared in an interview with GroundSounds. “A montage of imagery about driving around on drugs in my hometown circa high school, & mountains on fire, etc.”

PREMIERE: HARMS – “Aquarium”

Iran’s Tarantist release new single “Ekhtelas”

Hailing from Tehran, Iran, alternative rockers Tarantist have released a brand new single which is taken off from the band’s upcoming album. Entitled “Ekhtelas”, the single is available on all digital music platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, etc.

French hardrock’n’roll/punk rebels Full Throttle Baby unleashed new music video “Beer Hunt”

A few months after the release of their debut album ‘ROCK’N’BRAWL’, French hardcore’n’roll/punk rebels Full Throttle Baby just shared a brand new music video for the song “Beer Hunt” available right now on YouTube.

Tee Grizzley shares video for “Hustlin'” feat. Bryan Hamilton

Tee Grizzley has shared the music video for “Hustlin'” featuring Bryan Hamilton, off his latest mixtape Still My Moment out now on 300 Entertainment. The project also features Quavo, Chance The Rapper, Offset, Lil Pump, and production from Helluva and Tay Keith. Watch the video below and share.

Swiss Indie Slowcore solo-artist Rosalyn released and streamed debut EP ‘Single Mother’

A few days after a first music video for the title-track single, acoustic indie/slowcore side-project of Frédéric Aellen (The View Electrical) Rosalyn just officially released its debut EP called ‘Single Mother’ for CD/Digital through No Sun Records.

Brighton’s latest indie newcomers GURU announce themselves with debut single ‘Consumer Helpline’

Emerging from the high-rent utopia of Brighton, indie newcomers GURU announce themselves with their irresistible take on punk in the form of debut single Consumer Helpline.

Halloween, Alaska (Dave King from The Bad Plus) announces first new album in 7 years

Halloween, Alaska has announced the release of their long-anticipated new album, LE CENTRE, that arrives everywhere on December 14. Pre-orders for the album are available now.


Columbia, South Carolina-based rapper Moon Man Dox presents “My Life Is Lit”, the new single from his forthcoming album Westworld.

The Album Is in Deep Trouble – and the Music Business Probably Can’t Save it

Sales are plummeting, and the music industry is returning to the era of track-led consumption. Is the LP doomed?

The Album Is in Deep Trouble – and the Music Business Probably Can’t Save it

New > Chynna > “Dough” video > UK/EU Tour > Dates here

ARM IN ARM Release ‘Nightfly’ Single & Video

Arm in Arm are artists Eliza Jacobs and Luke Moore-Martin. The Melbourne duo is all about creating solidarity through underground house music rooted in deep melodic sounds with soul. It’s with this honest desire to connect that the release of their single Nightfly attracted esteemed veterans Booka Shade to remix and release their timeless single.

Rico Davis – New Song – “They Ain’t Gotta Know”


Speaking of the song, Mike from the band says: ” ‘Deafening’ was written at a point in the band’s lives where the damaging effects of interfering voices were weighing heavy on our creativity. It’s about the ever present battle between artist and industry, and the frustration of being caught-up in record label politics.”


Award-winning R&B singer K. Michelle gave fans just a little taste of what’s to come in 2019 by debuting her new single, “Save Me,” last night on the finale for VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop: Los Angeles. Capping off a very exciting and revealing season, K. Michelle showed her vulnerability while highlighting her signature vocals on this new heartbreaking single.

New WILLA Video

Dutch artist Jacco Gardner’ psychedelic, sci-fi informed LP arrives Friday on Polyvinyl Record Co

“Since his last album in 2015, Dutch artist Jacco Gardner has settled into a life in Lisbon filled with literature and walks through the winding streets of Portugal’s City of Light. Among his readings was Somnium, Johannes Kepler’s 1608 novel regarded as one of the first works of science fiction. Inspired by the story’s prophetic, dream-like depictions of space travel, Gardner took his psych-pop in cosmic directions, realizing a collection of meandering instrumentals which nod to ’70s synth pioneers like Tangerine Dream, Brian Eno, and Mike Oldfield. He sees Somnium as a tribute to the long player album, intended for uninterrupted moments of discovery, far away from today’s fast pace.” – Hype Machine

Nicole Atkins Releases “November Rain” Duet with Mark Lanegan

Nashville crooner Nicole Atkins, releases her take on the Guns N’ Roses classic ballad, “November Rain,” as a duet with The Screaming Trees singer, Mark Lanegan. Premiering the song with Stereogum, they describe, “Atkins and Lanegan’s “November Rain” cover turns the song into a slow-cooking country-rock duet. The Screaming Trees singer’s signature grizzled, gothic baritone makes an ideal complement to Atkins’ sweet high-pitched twang.” The song is available on all digital platforms this Friday, November 23rd, 2018. Listen/Embed here.


Aesop Rock has been credited as one of the most verbose MC’s in Hip-Hop today. Known for his dense and abstract wordplay, he manipulates language to illustrate elaborate stories and difficult concepts with sharp clarity. TOBACCO is also recognized as Black Moth Super Rainbow. Known for working with pre-digital electronic instruments like analog synths and tape machines, he crafts distorted, experimentalist beats that intertwine feelings of tension and anxiety with sensations of bemusement and pleasure. Together, Aesop Rock and TOBACCO are Malibu Ken. The duo have announced a debut self-titled full length due January 18th (via Rhymesayers) and shared a demented animated music video for the psyche-warping first single “Acid King” directed by longtime Aesop collaborator Rob Shaw.

Danielle Bradbery & Thomas Rhett Debut “Goodbye Summer” Music Video

“It has been amazing to see the storyline of ‘Goodbye Summer’ played out,” reflects Bradbery. “The video shares the emotions that come with a summer love. Shaun Silva had such a beautiful vision for this video and really brought it to life. It was a lot of fun to have Thomas Rhett join me for the shoot in one of my favorite places, 30A.”

Felmax Debuts Heavy-Metal Influenced Sound on “Sixth Path”

Felmax is back with new track “Sixth Path,” a metal-influenced bomb that continues his bass-centric transformation and marks one of his heaviest releases of all time. “Sixth Path” delivers the listener to a dark, sinister place with reverberating basslines and stabbing percussion, while Felmax incorporates heavy metal vocal snippets for added effect. The Venezuelan maestro moves away from his electro and house roots on the self-released single, which follows his popular remix of Papa Roach’s “Born for Greatness” this summer. Felmax is further immersing himself in heavy metal by embarking on a full production tour with iconic bands Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch. No matter what sound he’s creating, Felmax always delivers with the finesse of a veteran and the creativity of a visionary.

Lokoy’s Debut EP ‘Can We All Go to Bed’ OUT FRIDAY

Propeller Recordings next release – Sløtface bassist (Lasse) Lokoy’s debut solo EP ‘Can We All Go to Bed’ out on Friday.

WILLN’T – “Backs Against The Wall” – Impacting Soon!

With diverse influences comes a diverse sound. WILLN’T is equal parts neo-prog rock and synth-pop. You can hear elements of Bowie, Gabriel-era Genesis and 80’s synth-heavy bands like Depeche Mode, INXS and Simple Minds in the music of WILLN’T.

Gwen Stefani Releases Video For “You Make It Feel Like Christmas”


The album release rounds out what has been a whirlwind year for Ziegler. At 2018 Teen Choice Awards she took home “Choice Muser” for her content on musical.ly. The following month, Ziegler released her makeup line Love, Kenzie and debuted her single “Wonderful,” live during the two-night premiere of “Dancing with the Stars” Season 27. Currently, she is competing on the first season of the show’s spin-off, “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors,” and starring in season 2 of Brat’s Total Eclipse on YouTube.


“‘Down in Flames’ explores the line between lust and love. Two people commit to grow together recognizing that if things go sideways, they will fall together sacrificing it all,” says Nate Good on the track.

TONI ROMITI Premieres New Music Video For “Unimpressed”

Penned by Romiti herself, the song addresses a topic we’re all too familiar with: “flexing” for social media. Her lyrics, “I still flex on you. I flex better than you,” accentuates her independence reassuring us that no man can give her anything she can’t get for herself.

Jungle Rot Strike Back With New Music Video ‘A Burning Cinder’

As they close out their 25th year as a heavy metal powerhouse, JUNGLE ROT have released ‘A Burning Cinder,’ the latest video from their self-titled album, released this past July.

Computer-generated indie pop singer SEEKAY releases debut single

Indie pop artist SEEKAY has released her debut single “Hurts” from the upcoming EP No Evidence of Dis-Ease. The track is a dreamy, down-tempo number that vibes like Lorde or King Princess, but unlike those contemporaries, this artist lacks a physical body.

Aria Wunderland // Releases dreamy new single “Airplane Mode”

Pop artist Aria Wunderland today released dreamy, shimmering new single, “Airplane Mode.” Aria Wunderland’s romantic story of escapism is beautifully told with melodic synths and her striking whispering vocals.

PREMIERE: Aria Wunderland is ready to explore on “Airplane Mode”

Guitarist Blake Aaron grooves and shakes his way to number one

It was destined to be a hit from the start and now Blake Aaron’s “Groovers and Shakers” is number one on three national singles charts: Billboard, Groove Jazz Music and RadioWave. The first song written and produced collaboratively by the R&B/contemporary jazz guitarist and saxophonist Darren Rahn was rushed into production and shipped to radio stations last summer when Aaron’s label and radio promoter heard the potential for a chart-topper after being sent a demo by the duo. In fact, “Groovers and Shakers” bumped the single Innervision Records had originally scheduled for release by Aaron in late July.