@skopemag news for – december 8, 2018 @ noon est

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

The upcoming album ‘Exotic Post-Traumatic’ was produced and recorded by Grammy Award-winning Wil Anspach (Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean) at the renowned EastWest studios in LA; hallowed grounds where Sinatra, Michael Jackson and Foo Fighters are just a few of the notable names to have recorded their material there.


Meet this Singer/Rapper/Swagstress from Brooklyn, NY. Having already made a name for herself by performing and touring the world as a supporting vocalist for today’s top artists such as: Nicki Minaj, Robin Thicke, Melanie Fiona just to name a few, Berry has created a unique style of singing and rapping that has taken her from the background to the forefront. She is now a Recording Academy Member for her work on both Kanye West’s “Yeezus” and “The Life Of Pablo” albums. After releasing her debut LP “ImBerryDamnit” in 2013, followed by her Smash Record “FGTS” in 2014. She is now back with her Sophomore EP “CLUTCH” (available now on all digital outlets). Please stay tuned to what’s coming next.

E.B. The Younger (Eric Pulido of Midlake) Shares Video For ‘Used To Be’

The frontman of Texan legends Midlake embraces both past and present times for his glorious debut solo album To Each His Own, under his new enigmatic alias E.B. The Younger, released March 8th via Bella Union. E.B. The Younger has also shared an amusing and nostalgic video for lead track “Used to Be” starring actor Jason Lee which can be viewed HERE.

Jaclyn Bradley Palmer’s Christmas Video

Jaclyn Bradley Palmer is releasing the music video “O’ Holy Night,” her duet with Holland’s Broadway actor Jeroen Robben (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST). The song appears on her new holiday album, DECEMBER.

Blue Wilson Premieres “Big Rock” Video via BIRP.FM

“You might know Stevenson as part of fellow Forged Artifacts band Small Forward, whose album Affections came out in 2017, and the Blue Wilson sound could certainly be said to draw upon the sunny, psych-tinged rock of the band.

The Faint new LP + video on Saddle Creek

The announce via Pitchfork includes the video for lead single “Child Asleep.” The electrifying album opener echoes well-loved Faint singles from the Danse Macabre days, with rapidfire techno beats that sear so hot, your forehead will break into a sweat regardless of proximity to a dance floor.

Miss Grit Shares Lead Single “Talk Talk” Via The 405 | Announces Debut EP Out 1/11

Today, NYC-based indie rock outfit, Miss Grit, shares her lead single and title track “Talk Talk” and announces her debut EP, out next year. Yesterday, The 405 premiered the track, praising, “A looping synth, some light piano and drums and Sohn’s voice are all that welcome the listener on ‘Talk Talk.’ But as the song builds, more pieces layer atop one another, including some skittering guitar and a surprisingly lithe bassline. The result is a cathartic listening experience.” Talk Talk EP is due out January 11th.

Misery Loves Company Tackles Depression In New Single, “Dead Inside”

Today, New Jersey post-emo band, Misery Loves Company, has released a brand new single, “Dead Inside.” The track is the first new music the band has released since their debut EP, Love Notes and Highways, through Revival Recordings in 2017. The single and accompanying stream video will be premiering with New Noise Magazine later today!


Toronto-bred singer/songwriter Blaise Moore has shared her sophomore EP, Temporary Her. Released via Interscope Records and available at all digital retailers, Temporary Her showcases Moore’s sensually charged and sharply confessional breed of R&B.

NGHTMRE collaborates with Big Gigantic on New Single “Like That”. Out now on Mad Decent


Broadway’s Mean Girls and Atlantic Records have released a new song and video for “Rockin’ Around The Pole,” performed by cast members Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, and Kate Rockwell, just in time for the holidays. The video premiered earlier today via People Magazine. “Rockin’ Around The Pole” comes on the heels of the recently released video for “I’d Rather Be Me” performed by cast member Barrett Wilbert Weed. Even more recently, the full cast of Mean Girls performed “Fearless” during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The “Mean Girls Original Broadway Cast Recording,” which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Cast Albums chart, is out now and was produced by Jeff Richmond, Nell Benjamin, Tina Fey, Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Lorne Michaels and co-produced by Pete Ganbarg, Craig Rosen and John Clancy.


Barry and Fran Weissler and Norton and Elayne Herrick announced today that the hit show’s composer and lyricist, the multi-platinum-selling Grammy and twice Tony-nominated singer-songwriter and New York Times best-selling author Sara Bareilles, will return to Waitress in the role of Jenna, joined by Tony Award-winner, Gavin Creel as Dr. Pomatter for a limited engagement January 7 to February 3, 2019.

The Fratellis Frontman JON FRATELLI Releases “Dreams Don’t Remember Your Name,” Solo Album Out February 15th

Jon talks about the new track by saying, “I guess you could say ‘Dreams Don’t Remember Your Name’ is a lullaby. Not the kind that you sing to your kids to send them off to sleep but the kind that you might serenade the world weary with. The title itself says all that needs saying… dream any dream you like, whether it’s a nightmare or a tale of bliss it’s all the same in the end but you might as well dream yourself some bliss after all no one is keeping score!”

LA Rapper Charles X releases “Prozac” on HipHopDX – EID2 Out 2019

Charles X is tearing back onto the US scene with his new single “Prozac”, premiering on HipHopDX today. The rapper and jokingly self-proclaimed “bad guitar and bad piano” player has spent the last three years igniting on the international stage, releasing three full-length albums, Revolution and the Day After (2015), Sounds of the Yesteryear (2016), and Peace (2017), and writing more material for release in 2019. “Prozac” runs a pounding beat into the frenetic flow and feverish tempo of X’s lyrics, making a stampeding entrance for the first single off his upcoming record EID2, out early 2019.

NYC artist Norman Salant releases ‘Always All Around You’ LP,

Perhaps best known as an innovative avant-pop saxophonist and through his collaboration with The Residents, NYC-based artist Norman Salant is releasing his new album ‘Always All Around You’ ahead of the winter holiday. This long-play was produced by JP Bowersock, known for his guitar work and recordings with Ryan Adams, and production work and guitar supervision on all The Strokes albums.

Small Culture – ‘BYE’

Buju Banton Completes His Long Walk To Freedom and Makes His Way Home

My destination is homeward bound, though forces try hold I down. Breaking chains has become the norm. I know I must get through no matter what a gwan.” -Buju Banton “Destiny”

These poignant lines from Buju Banton’s Grammy-nominated album ‘Inna Heights’, have taken on added significance as the artist born Mark Myrie seeks to rule his own destiny. Today he took a giant step forward in that journey.

After serving seven years behind bars following a problematic trial and controversial conviction, the Jamaican-born artist has at last completed his Long Walk To Freedom. On Friday, December 7th Mark Myrie was released from prison-one day early-and accepted voluntarily deportation back to his island homeland of Jamaica. Currently enroute home, Buju Banton is filled with anticipation over the simple things so many of us take for granted in our day-to-day lives. When asked the first thing he was looking forward to when you return home, the artist’s response was: “A clean glass of water to flow through my system.”

Vince and Dana release the Music Video for “Dragon Fire” – It’s Rap, it’s lo-fi, it’s FIRE!!!

MALUM SKY Release New Official Video For ‘Diatribe’

Welsh progressive metal band Malum Sky release a their new video for the title track from their upcoming mini-album Diatribe set for release worldwide via Sliptrick Records on January 15th, 2019. The lyrical themes on the mini-album deal with communication on all levels but the title track Diatribe perceives this stream of information from an individual’s perspective, trying to make sense of it all.