@skopemag news for december 19, 2018 @ 10 am est

Malibu Ken (Aesop Rock/TOBACCO) hit the “Corn Maze”

Malibu Ken, the duo comprised of verbose hip hop mainstay Aesop Rock and abstract-fidelity analog-synth experimenter TOBACCO (of Black Moth Super Rainbow), have shared a video for “Corn Maze,” an indelible anti-social anthem from their forthcoming self-titled album (due January 18th via Rhymesayers). The Rob Shaw-directed clip depicts Aesop in an insomniac daze where bizarre late night cartoons seem to become self-aware, which proves a sympathetic pairing with TOBACCO’s heady, distorted beats.

Multi-lingual polymath Bonnie Li chronicles love turning into contempt on ‘I Want You To Die’

After receiving waves of support for her new EP ‘Plane Crash’ at the end of last year, Bonnie Li returns with news of her debut studio album ‘Wo Men’, due for release in early 2019. Growing up in China, Bonnie Li has always had an acute sense of the way the world views women and femininity.


Atlanta based by way of Tennessee R&B singer CALVIN ROSS is a name the industry is quickly getting familiar with. Since winning a music showcase judged by Diddy, he has continued to perfect his craft and footprint in R&B. Some of his most notable recent releases include singles BANG, WHERE I COME FROM and LOW LIFE REMIX.

KILL ALL THE GENTLEMEN Release New Official Video For ‘Sing For Me Sinner’

iridea Release ‘Centaurus’ Single

iridea is made up of two brothers from Adelaide, Australia. Both Matthew and Daniel Headland are engineers, whose mathematical minds are geared towards intricate progressive metal. Together they are ready to release their debut EP agitationist.

French Alternative-Metal outfit Far Away shared new song from upcoming album with “Uturuncu”

A few weeks after a first audio excerpt “Uyuni’s Lullaby”, French Alternative Metal/Progressive “Earth-Metal” band Far Away – including current or ex-members of various local bands such as Elyose, Assent, Irradiance, Thanatic Eyes or Groovecorps – just shared another song from upcoming album with “Uturuncu”, available right now on YouTube.

Cleaning Women share new single ‘We Work It Out’

The cleaning robots return with their first album in ten years. Cleaning Women, with their DIY instruments, release a new album on Svart Records on February 15th. Titled Intersubjectivity, the album has been mixed by Einstürzende Neubauten’s Alexander Hacke, which has resulted in the band’s curiously original approach to music sounding more organic than ever.

Hypnotheticall – launch lyric video for “Industrial Memories”

Prog Metal band Hypnotheticall has released the Lyric Video for the song Industrial Memories available on the Spaceuntravel channel at this link:

Rhonda release new single “Couldn’t Say Yes” + video

The new single “Couldn’t Say Yes” by the Hamburg and L.A. based band Rhonda describes a snapshot in a relationship full of indecision. A moment in which the partner can neither say “yes” nor “no”.

2019’s Best & Worst Cities for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions – WalletHub Study

With up to 92 percent of Americans doomed to fail at keeping their New Year’s resolutions – “spend less and save more” is among both the most popular and most commonly broken – the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst Cities for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions as well as accompanying videos as a follow-up on its Most Sinful Cities ranking.


Country supertrio PISTOL ANNIES released their third album INTERSTATE GOSPEL last month via RCA Records Nashville. Since its first announcement early this fall, the album has garnered continuous critical acclaim and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart.

Serrabulho’s new album, Porntugal (Portuguese Vagitarian Gastronomy), available

Portuguese farmers Serrabulho will release their third album “Porntugal (Portuguese Vagitarian Gastronomy)”, in December, 15th via Rotten Roll Rex.

Porntugal features a wide variety of guest appearances. Besides the bagpipe, Ricardo Santos also plays rabel (similar to an archaic violin and descendend from the medieval rebec), tarota (a catalan wind instrument, that belongs to the Oboes family), adufe (a portuguese square drum), galician tambourine and vieiras (scallop shells).

Video: Nightmare And Sleepy – Memoirs

Memoirs is an audio visual scrap book of memories. From the recollection of past to present in the lyrics, to the backlog of day to day footage used to compose the video. Walk with us.

-Nightmare and Sleepy

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