@skopemag news for – november 24, 2018 @ noon est


Earlier this month, Problem announced that S2 will be dropping soon with the cover art and gave us the first official single and visual “F*ck Me Too” off the project, tapping in with Casanova, 1 Take Jay and Saviii 3rd. The opening track produced by Ron Ron, Joog and Cypress Moreno sets his project off with high anticipation of what’s to come. The visual captures what goes down high in the hills of Malibu when Problem, 1 Take Jay and Saviii 3rd link up.

Pearl & The Oysters’s sophomore LP ‘Canned Music’ is out today on cassette via Burger Records, and on vinyl via Croque Macadam!

“The songs are as light as an evening breeze and as fluffy as whipped cream; they sing about manatees, mermaid parades, video games, outer space, and other frivolous topics while the music bubbles, shines, and happily unwinds like a day at the cutest, chillest beach imaginable.” – AllMusic

Death Ray Vision “Negative Mental Attitude” out today!

Death Ray Vision are excited to release their sophomore album “Negative Mental Attitude” on Bullet Tooth today! The band will kick off their US tour with Killswitch Engage, Born Of Osiris, and Crowbar tomorrow in Providence. The first single “We’re Done With You” is spinning at SiriusXM Liquid Metal and Music Choice and the full album is spinning every hour at WSOU. The band will film a music video for “Just Let It Die” next month with professional wrestlers.

didi’s sophomore album, like memory foam, is out today on Damnably!

didi found one another on the edges of the Columbus OH music scene in 2013. At University, singer/guitarist Meg Zakany and drummer Sheena McGrath began jamming together as a means of exorcising life’s frustrations, then drafted in two musicians they’d admired from afar in the local DIY scene: singer/guitarist Kevin Bilapka-Arbelaez and singer/bassist Leslie Shimizu. The band find some of their musical inspiration in the unpredictable structure of Sonic Youth’s songs as well as in their willingness to craft a sound that generally eschews a single charismatic leader in favor of allowing all members the freedom to write and sing. didi also admire Built to Spill for their ability to layer guitar melodies and angelic vocals.

Ivan & The Parazol build a distinctive glam-psych rock amalgam on ‘Nr. 1003’      

IVAN & THE PARAZOL, a four-piece Budapestian band carrying the spirit of 70s glam-rock and incorporation of modern psych-rock instrumentation, making for an amalgam reminiscent of a Brian May-Kevin Parker compound, with their flamboyant guitar solos and overdriven octave-pedals on guitars. The Budapest-based band have explored many facets of the live world during the last few years – performing a number of times at SXSW, CBGB, Reeperbahn, main-staging the Sziget Festival, supporting Deep Purple at their Budapest stop of their arena tour, fresh off their 2017 support Rival Sons tour, while also attaining an MTV EMA award-winners for Best Central European Act; the band are by no-means finding their feet in regards to rearing their stylistic sound.

WYN (What You Need) Burst Onto the Scene with “Burn Together” Live Audio Performance

MKNLY Releases New Single “You Can’t Stay” With Music Video

“You Can’t Stay” is about being able to let go of the guilt or hurt you endure when losing someone to suicide. Finally being able to step back and say it’s time to let go.

Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas Release New Christmas Song “Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me”

“It’s a genre-busting crowd pleaser, sure to please fans of Americana, Roots, Blues, Rock, Western Swing and Jazz. The tune was first performed by Elvis Presley, but the Lonesome Fellas rearm the standard with their unique Chicago sound so it’s a great holiday brew of fun.” JM Reid, Chicago Music Guide

Wes Lee – “Fo a Minute // Pitch In on a Party” (Music Video)

Check out the new dual track music video from Wes Lee, “Fo a Minute” produced by Loud Lord and “Pitch In on a Party” produced by DJ Quik. The visual is

RĀI – New Single – ‘You’re All I Need’

Singer/Songwriter RĀI returns with the new lead single from his upcoming EP with a throwback classic soul song, You’re All I Need. The song was written by RĀI and features all live instrumentation. The single officially premiered yesterday, November 22, 2018. RĀI’s upcoming project will be indicative of the feel and vibe of this single: Unapologetic, Traditional, Old School, Classic Soul.