@skopemag news for december 11, 2018 @ 3 PM EST

Brandi Carlile’s “Party Of One” music video starring Elisabeth Moss premieres today

Produced by Whooden Collective, the video stars Moss, who also served as Creative Director and Producer, and features a female-led crew including Bérénice Eveno (Director), Nicole Disson (Co-star), Diane Pellegrino (Producer), Garen Barsegian (Executive Producer), Kate Siegel (Executive Producer), Tara Bassim (Line Producer) and Cristina Dunlap (Cinematographer).

Balto (FFO Delta Spirit, My Morning Jacket) Release Textured New Single “I Still Don’t Know What Love Is”

LA indie rockers, Balto, have just debuted their textured new single “I Still Don’t Know What Love Is” via Buzzbands. The song perfectly marries powerful lyrics that describe the uncertainty and the inevitability of growing older, with emotionally-rich acoustic guitars to create a soul-searching tune about the ebbs and flows of love. Lead singer of Balto, Dan Sheron, exposes his confusing and temperamental relationship with love, and puts into song how “there’s so much collective pressure pushing some version of so-called objective truth – what deeply personal emotions like love are supposed to feel like, what they’re supposed to mean. Maybe the others are right, maybe they’re all full of shit, I still don’t know.”

SINIESTRO: Swedish black/thrash trio’s EP “Arctic Blood” is out via Black Lion Records

Swedish arctic black/thrashers SINIESTRO invokes primordial fire with their new EP, Arctic Blood, which is now available via Black Lion Records from December 10, 2018.

a. harlana – “textile workers”

Juno Roome could be America’s poster child for “Least Suspicious Egomaniac,” which is hilarious considering he printed 500 f*cked up business cards. He really wanted a much larger font. (Editor’s note: I’m very happy with the cards.) So that between the business cards and the new guitar, he could pull off subtly overcompensating with a hip aesthetic. Juno also powerlifts and subsists off chicken and vegetables, which makes him the nerdiest bro I know. And is honestly sad because he’ll never be truly accepted by nerds, or validated by bros. He is an art bro, a breed all their own.


Atlantic recording artist Alec Benjamin has officially announced his second North American headline tour. Dubbed “The Outrunning Karma Tour,” dates get underway March 29th in San Francisco, CA and will continue through early May with a finale show at Los Angeles, CA’s historic El Rey Theatre. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 14th at 10am local time. There will be a special presale for fans on Wednesday, December 12th at 1pm EST.

Young Trap’s new single & video “On My Belt”

Alt-Electro Artist SINE Announces Debut Album “INSOMNIÆ”

SINE was founded by drummer and vocalist Rona Rougeheart. On January 11th 2019 SINE will release their debut album INSOMNIÆ. The album was recorded in Austin, TX with Charles Godfrey of Scary American Studio. Godfrey, in his two decade plus audio career, has been engineer/producer on over 75 recordings, including the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ It’s Blitz! and Mosquito, as well as The Black Angels’ Indigo Meadow. The album also has a guest vocal appearance by Curse Mackey (Pigface, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, and Evil Mothers) on the dance single, Drugs. Rona Rougeheart explains the inspiration behind the album…

100 Watt Vipers “The Bell Tolls Heavy” (Music Video)

Bluesy Hard Rock duo 100 Watt Vipers have released the official music video for “The Bell Tolls Heavy” off of their newest LP, ‘Holy Water.’

London 4-Piece The Burnt Tapes Releasing Debut LP ‘Never Better’ on February 22; Check Out New Single/Video “Yuzi”

London punk/emo 4-piece The Burnt Tapes will release the debut LP “Never Better” on February 22, 2019 via Wiretap Records (US) and Lockjaw Records (UK/EU).


Following a series of social media teasers, The Underground Thieves — Nick Perri’s new, eclectic band — released its sixth single, “Fall,” today, with accompanying music video.

This release follows Perri and The Underground Thieves’ heavy summer and fall touring schedule that saw them supporting acts like Slash, Greta Van Fleet, and Black Stone Cherry.

IDOLATOR Premieres SAFIA’s Augmented Reality Video for “Starlight”

Now is a good time to get acquainted with Aussie trio SAFIA. The alt/electronic hitmakers found breakout success with a series of clever features. “Take Me Over,” a collab with Peking Duk, went Top 10 and was certified double-platinum in their home country. Since then, the rising stars have continued to release bangers while touring with the likes of Twenty One Pilots. Their latest is called “Starlight.” An otherworldly delight, the anthem is about letting go. Since dropping in September, the single has amassed nearly 1.75 million streams on Spotify. It will get another push with the arrival of a trippy video.

Queer artist Joey Walker premieres new single via Wussy Mag

Following the recent announcement of his upcoming album Supersoft, queer Indiana singer-songwriter Joey Walker shares new single “On Top.” We’ve partnered with Wussy Mag to bring you this sexual, hypnotic murder ballad. Wussy called the track, “a slow-burning wailer,” and highlights how the “stark instrumentation and general melancholy capture the loneliness of anonymous sex with strangers.” Walker’s music is full of emotional complexities coupled with raw and sometimes unhinged songwriting reminiscent of his heroes Jason Molina and Tom Waits. Supersoft will be available worldwide January 18th, 2019 on Darling Recordings.

Sophia Eris (Lizzo’s DJ) Shares “Who’s Got The Boom” Track Via HipHopDX | Single Out Now

Sophia Eris is a renaissance woman currently residing in Minneapolis, MN. Since 2012 she’s grown from a respected solo artist, to an international touring DJ with Atlantic recording artist Lizzo, to a morning show host at the most forward-thinking hip-hop station in the country. She’s collaborated with Prince, appeared on the Power Rangers soundtrack, released a solo EP, and performed at major festivals like Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza. When she’s not on the road Eris stays locked in the studio, currently working on her debut solo full-length produced by Minneapolis veterans Lazerbeak (Doomtree, Dessa, Lizzo) and Bionik (Ice-T, Aceyalone, Far East Movement). Lead single “Who’s Got The Boom” is out now.

Hey ICYMI, Senegalese-American singer/songwriter Moha Releases New Single “Lady”‘