@skopemag news for December 10, 2018 @ 8 am est


Farewell to Fear Premieres Official “Your Cure” Music Video

Farewell to Fear premieres the official “Your Cure” music video. The song comes from the hard rock album Voices, which was released earlier this year via Pavement Entertainment.

Kerrang! premieres Self-Evident’s razor sharp new single

The Twin Cities band blend post-hardcore, post-rock, indie, and straight up math rock to stunning effect, crafting a style Kerrang! calls, “interesting and uncommon”, and has made them an enduring hardcore force for two decades. In a field crowded with new indie releases, Self-Evident strive to stand out.

Master P and Lil Wayne Unite For New Song “All I Want”

Soundtrack songs don’t usually come at you with this much sheer power. As the lead off single to I Got The Hook Up 2, Master P recruits New Orleans star, Lil Wayne, to put out “All I Want” as the first single on the soundtrack.

Steve Aoki Rolls Out “Waste It On Me (feat. BTS)” Remixes; Slushii Remix Out Now

Two-time Grammy-nominated DJ and Producer Steve Aoki embraces the holiday season by treating fans to a series of remixes for his Neon Future III hit single “Waste It On Me,” featuring BTS. Starting today with a vibrant remix from Slushii, December sees new dancefloor reworkings drop from Cheat Codes (Dec 14), W&W (Dec 21) and Aoki himself on Christmas Day (Dec 25).

Brian Cid’s Debut Album ‘Meteorite Man’ Out Now On Balance Music

A project three years in the making, Brian Cid proudly reveals his debut artist album ‘Meteorite Man’ via Balance Music on all major streaming platforms worldwide. Carefully crafted in studios across North America and Europe, the mesmerizing ten-track LP further cements the Brooklyn DJ/producer’s place as fast-rising techno talent. Released as the influential label’s second artist album ever, fans around the world can tune into the full stream of ‘Meteorite Man’ via Facebook Live on Friday, December 7 at 12pm PT/3pm ET.

Peek Inside Republican Hair’s Brain In New Video For “Chaotic Good”

In late November, Nashville’s Republican Hair released the new track “Chaotic Good,” three minutes of gloriously irreverent post-punk with hints of melodic power-pop and heady new wave. Now, Republican Hair — the project of songwriter Luke Dick — has shared an appropriately colorful new clip for the song, premiering below.

Peek Inside Republican Hair’s Brain In New Video For “Chaotic Good”

Jorja Smith shares new video for “The One”

In the midst of her third sold-out US tour, and in the wake of two sold-out shows at London’s Brixton 02 Academy, Grammy Nominated Jorja Smith has today unveiled the incredible visual for “The One” – a track taken from her critically acclaimed, Mercury Music Prize-nominated album, Lost & Found. Directed by Hector Dockrill (Pulse Films)- who also directed the visual for Jorja’s previous single “Beautiful Little Fools”- the video sees Jorja desperately trying to leave a lover and relationship that she knows isn’t right; but always being pulled back in. Eventually finding the strength to leave, the visual ends on an empowered and beautiful moment of true emotion.

INCITE Reveals New Music Video for Aggressive Anthem “Built to Destroy”

Heavy metal frontrunners INCITE – lead by frontman Richie Cavalera – are set to release their upcoming fifth full-length album, Built To Destroy, on January 25, 2019 via Minus Head Records. Produced by Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence) and mastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed), Built to Destroy is a visceral, urgent, voracious distillation of modern metal with reverence for the past, and boasts a progressed, matured sound for INCITE.


Soul/Pop Guitarist Jackie Venson Signs to UK Label, Big Indie, and Releases NEW Single

Venson will be performing live at Antone’s, Austin on 16th December 2018, where Big Indie Records are set to make their US debut of Big Indie Big Nights; a recurring event where the local label shows off their biggest, brightest talents and provides a stage to emerging artists in Texas.

Exclusive Track Premiere: Jackie Venson “A Million Moments”

Nightly Release Video For “Who Am I To You” Today

The emerging alt-pop duo recently wrapped up a sold-out North American tour supporting NF, as well as released their second EP, The Sound Of Your Voice.

OUT TODAY: New EP from Producer/Multi-Instrumentalist, Lavender Fields

“Gravitude” is a dreamy, flowing collection that Lavender wrote recently while navigating through some turbulent waters of life. The inspiration is to love everything and have the capacity to forgive. She plays electric guitar on the EP, which is a new instrument in her line up.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Lavender Fields’ EP ‘Gravitude’

Lil Durk Shares a Cinematic and Painfully Real Video for “I Know”

A master of melody and gritty lyricism, few rappers can relate the emotional toll of street life like Lil Durk. Sharing heartbreakingly specific stories about his neighborhood, Lil Durk shares “I Know,” his latest video. A cinematic clip directed by Rock Davis, the new video shows the ripple effects of one murder on the Chicago community, examining the lives of the family and friends of the victim and perpetrator. A gentle minor key rap ballad, “I Know” finds Durk contemplating his place in the world and feeling the pain of the people from his city: Nowadays crazy/They’ll make you feel bad if you ain’t got no job/Nowadays crazy/They don’t teach you ’bout school, they’ll teach you how to rob,” sings Durk on the hook. Premiered by Complex, “I Know” is a standout track from Signed To The Streets 3, Durk’s latest album.

Patrick Doval Releases 22nd Self-Produced Music Video “In You”

Patrick’s work has garnered a lot of attention from the art world. A number of his music videos have been showcased at premier contemporary art stages including Art Basel, and the Wynwood Arts District of Miami’s Curator’s Voice Art Projects. The Miami, FL-based singer/songwriter and producer recently performed at Hollywood photographer, Robert Zuckerman’s WONDERISM exhibit where Khalilah Ali was in attendance.

PREMIERE: Patrick Doval – “In You” (Video)

Sigrid announces highly anticipated debut album, “Sucker Punch”

Today, Sigrid announces her highly anticipated debut album Sucker Punch, set for release on March 1, 2019 on Island Records. The Norwegian pop star’s experience over the last year has been the backdrop for her debut record. Her epic songs are tales of the unexpected; fearless musical collages and shout-outs to human resilience.

Leven Kali Releases ‘I Get High When I Think About Us’ Three-Song Pack

L.A.-based singer/songwriter/producer Leven Kali has released three new songs, “Mine,” “Thursday,” and “Too High” featuring fellow West Coast artists Buddy and Na’Kel. The tracks, written and co-produced by Leven himself, showcase his ability to display modern romance as a colorful, funk-inspired, and dreamy entity. Leven is due to release his debut full length project in the spring of 2019 on Palm Studios/ Interscope Records. A lyric video for “Thursday” is also out today, directed by Palm Studios.

Molly Tuttle Featured In LR Baggs Americana Sessions

Praised as one of the most “brilliant guitarists in this new generation…who is equally gifted as a singer-songwriter” by Premier Guitar, Tuttle graced the LR Baggs Nashville studio with three beautiful and emotive solo performances during AmericanaFest 2018. The vocalist and multi-instrumentalist is currently on tour and is expected to release her debut full-length album in early 2019 on Compass Records.

Duo closegood share new video from collab with Anthony Kilhoffer (Michael Jackson, Kanye, Kid Cudi)

Brand new duo closegood release their first ever song, “Omen” and its companion video today. This track is the first release of a larger collaboration with Anthony Kilhoffer (Michael Jackson, Kanye, Kid Cudi). Just like their sound transcends genres, existing somewhere amongst trip-hop, rap, experimental, spoken word and dark pop, individually they are not confined by any gender binaries nor social norms with both identifying as transgender, and their music boldy explores these beautiful complexities.

Billboard Premiere: SHEL Releases Single from Facebook’s Queen America Series

Alt-folk sister quartet SHEL has released “Follow Me Home,” its new single featured prominently throughout the score of Facebook Watch’s new series, Queen America. “Follow Me Home” is out today on Moraine Records and available everywhere to stream or download. Billboard Magazine premiered “Follow Me Home” and spoke with SHEL’s Hannah Holbrook about how the band approached scoring an entire series. “Everyone’s a composer because we were instrumentalists first, before we started writing lyrics. It’s kind of another thing we can do with our skill set, and it’s something we can do and not have to be on the road or working on a specific album. It’s really, really fun.”


L’FREAQ shares video for “New Skin” via Nylon | Debut EP out now

NYC-based, dark synth pop artist, L’FREAQ, shares the visuals for her single, “New Skin,” via Nylon. The track is from her new EP, Weird Awakenings, which is out now.

Indie Rockers Valentin Marx Debut NEW Single via The Deli Magazine NYC

The band tell listeners that the song is rooted in the frustration of human interaction, particularly modern relationships. They vocalize their pains of feeling disconnected with the modern social landscape as a result of online dating, Instagram stories, Snapchat, etc., taking the place of real personal interactions and connections.

BLACK ROYAL: Finnish Death Sludge Practitioners Issue “Denial” Video

Finnish death sludge practitioners BLACK ROYAL have issued a video for “Denial.” The track comes off the band’s Lightbringer full-length, released earlier this year via Suicide Records. A dense and obliterating work both musically and thematically, Lightbringer centers itself on mankind’s utter failure in finding inner strength and the empty trust in false ideologies; the soundtrack to a world on the path towards imminent decay.