@skopemag news for january 4, 2019 @ 2 pm est

Mineral Shares 2nd New Song in 20 Years “Your Body Is The World”

The seminal Austin, TX-based band is celebrating their 25th anniversary with One Day When We Are Young: Mineral At 25: a limited edition (2,000 total) hardcover book that comes with a collectible 10-inch that features both new songs. The 56-page anthology includes a written history of Mineral by music journalist Mischa Pearlman; brand new interviews with the band; contributions from Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World), Tim Kasher (Cursive), Norman Brannon (Texas Is The Reason), Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance), and Robert Pope (The Get Up Kids), in addition to others close to the band who played an important role in their past or their present – or both; and rare or never-before-seen photographs, memorabilia, and handwritten lyrics. One Day When We Are Young: Mineral At 25 will be out January 11, 2019


Nice Life Recording Company/Atlantic recording artist Lizzo has announced the release of her eagerly anticipated new single. “Juice” is available now via all digital music retailers and streaming services; the track is joined by a new companion visual, which premiered this morning on YouTube Live as well as on MTV Live and MTVU every hour on the hour beginning at 9am this morning. “Juice” will also be playing on the Viacom Times Square billboard screens at 12pm and 5pm EST today. The music video for “Juice” is streaming now at Lizzo’s official YouTube channel HERE.

El B releases “1ro de Enero”

En conmemoración del 60 aniversario de la revolución Cubana, El B nos entrega una poesía muy especial, la cual asegura que no nos olvidaremos del dolor y sufrimiento del pueblo Cubano.

1ro de Enero tiene sentido y mordaz, es un verso que se enfoca en la realidad de la vida Cubana y al igual resuena con otros grupos de exiliados que han huido de naciones comunistas y opresivas.

Mark de Clive-Lowe Announces ‘Heritage’ – Listen to First Single

On February 8th, pianist, producer and composer Mark de Clive-Lowe will release his new album Heritage via Ropeadope. For the half-Japanese half-New Zealander who calls Los Angeles home, Heritage is a deeply personal exploration of de Clive-Lowe’s ancestry and cultural roots. “Heritage is the idea of transmitting from the past to the future – knowing more about who we are and where we’re going by understanding where we come from,” he says. “It’s about identity and one’s place in the world.”

MANICS Channel The 80s on Dim Mak Debut “Deja Rendezvu”

Blending analog synths, new romantic vocals and cutting live instrumentation, Bay Area indie dance duo MANICS channel all things 80’s on their Dim Mak debut single “Deja Rendezvu.”

“Deja Rendezvu” is the first MANICS single of 2019, and follows their New Noise release “Embrace.” Since forming in 2012, the project has become an integral part of the Bay Area music scene, with their music gaining support by ODESZA, Poolside, Goldroom and more. Over the past year, the duo played alongside Little Boots, Classixx, Vitalic, Neon Indian, The Faint, and at a blow-out hometown gig at San Francisco’s MEZZANINE supporting The Knocks on New Years. Their concerts are a dynamic execution of technology and raw emotion, finessing indie pop vocals, live bass, synth work, percussion and modulation together.

DIAMOND DOGS Announce Comeback

After the loss of saxophone player and longtime band member Magic Gunnarsson (who died in a drowning accident 2014) Sulo and the rest of DIAMOND DOGS called it a day. They released the album “Quitters & Complainers” in 2015 and went on a farewell tour ending in Oviedo in October together with Iggy Pop.

Since then Sulo’s been releasing 3 solo albums, working with Chris Spedding, Paul Young, The Crunch and the rest of the members been busy with other projects. During this time a lot of DIAMOND DOGS gig requests been dropping in from all over the world and when they found out that 4 of the 10 previous studio albums been out of stock for a long time and wasn’t available as download they started to make a plan.

DIAMOND DOGS Announce Comeback – New Album ‘RECALL ROCK N ROLL’ An Tour In 2019

Matthew Caws (Nada Surf) & John Davis (Superdrag) share collaboration via Stereogum

Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws is excited to share his collaboration with Superdrag’s John Davis, “We Are In The Wild And We Are Home.” The track premiered via Stereogum, who called it “a meld of sitar instrumentals, gushy lyrics, and a bounding, fuzzy build-up.” All proceeds from sales of the track will benefit Americares, a non-profit disaster relief and global health organization providing immediate response to emergency medical needs and supporting long-term health care initiatives for people in the United States and around the world.


The three previously released tracks, “When We Were Young” feat Norma Jean Martine, “Stuck” feat Tove Styrke and “Drunk As Hell” ft. Jesper Jenset have racked up more than 70 million streams worldwide.


Los Angeles band Warbly Jets release their new three track EP, Propaganda, today, and kick off a North American winter tour next Friday, January 11th. This comes on the heels of the recent success of their single Alive, after it was featured in the opening scene of Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4).

James Hersey x Jeremy Loops Team Up for New Single “My People”

Co-written by Hersey and Loops, ‘My People’ is a gloriously upbeat indie-pop track which compliments both artist’s unique vocals as they flow back and forth, then congregate on the infectious chorus over the guitar-led production. Jeremy Loops previously won MTV Africa’s Award for ‘Best Alternative Album’ and has supported the likes of Twenty One Pilots, Rebelution and Milky Chance on tour, with praise from the likes of Consequence of Sound, Red Bull, CLASH and Baeble.

Trap & Metal? Watch the new music video from The World I Knew

“Piecefull” starts with Merritt acting as his own hype man before launching into a full-on lyrical beatdown. The video was directed by Josh Emerick and Ross Thiesen, shot in a Columbus, OH at The Continent.

Rhys Lewis Returns With New Single, ‘Better Than Today’, OUT NOW

2018 was certainly a whirlwind year for London-based singer Rhys Lewis. With his music reaching an ever-growing global fanbase, his music has become known for dissecting his own experiences with an impressive honesty and bravery making it irresistible to listeners worldwide.Rhys Lewis. 2018 was certainly a whirlwind year for London-based singer

Whisperado Returns with “Bang One Out” Lyric Video; EP and Full-Length Coming in 2019

“Bang One Out” carries an antiwar and anti-hate message that sustains the impassioned topicality of “Mass Extinction No. 6.” The new lyric video whips around the world, taking in war memorials, political rallies, the post-election Women’s March, and more, with contrasting images of people and animals at peace with their surroundings.

Big Mother Gig – ‘The Great Heist (snippet video)’

“So, you probably saw this video trending. We love Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and we thought we’d re-edit the video to our anti-Trump song. We’re trying to “Go Viral” as the kids say.” – Richard

Psycho Disco! Releases Compilation ft. Treasure Fingers, Astronomer, LA Riots, Proper Villains, Codes, and More

Reflecting on a monumental year for Atlanta-based House music label Psycho Disco!, 2018 marks nearly a double in size expansion for the imprint’s flourishing discography of dance floor hits. Boasting critically acclaimed releases from artists ranging from the genre’s most revered veterans to it’s most buzzworthy up and comers, Psycho Disco! successfully has established a home for the global underground House movement. Before the label moves on to their jampacked 2019 release schedule, label head Treasure Fingers it throwing it back to 2018 one more time with a brand new compilation titled ‘Psycho Disco 18.’

ROZES Releases Inspiring New Single, “Halfway There”

Multi-platinum singer / songwriter ROZES has released a powerful and impassioned new single, “Halfway There.” Inspired by the #MeToo movement, the song pays homage to the hard work and dedication of the women that have come before us, as well as offers words of encouragement and support to the women of the future. Its motivating and electrifying message is the perfect way to begin the new year and is sure to not only be the anthem for this year’s Women’s March, but also an anthem for a generation of fierce women who are continuing to rise up, speak their truth and fight for equality demand change and defend our rights. Listen to “Halfway There” HERE.

Funkghost – ‘Right Here With Me’ (Official Music Video)

Submission: Hanging Tree – Danny Darko ft Julien Kelland

“Our first single for the year is “Hanging Tree” , a techno remake of the song from Hunger Games soundtrack featuring smooth vocals from canadian teen singer Julien Kelland.” – Oryx Music

Grammy-Nominated Artist Mike Posner Releases New Single, “Move On,” TODAY, 1/4/19

Grammy-nominated, worldwide multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter and producer Mike Posner (“I Took a Pill in Ibiza,” “Cooler Than Me”), released new track “Move On,” in anticipation of new album, A REAL GOOD KID. “Move On,” the third track released from the forthcoming album, provides an easy guitar instrumentation into a pop melodic chorus that speaks to everyone who needs the push to move on: “I got high to forget you, I feel pain I don’t want to, but I have to if I want to move on,” Mike sings.

Randy Houser’s New Album, Magnolia, Out January 11th Available to Stream Now via NPR Music’s First Listen

This album marks a new era for Randy. Feeling impassionate, Houser opted to slow things down and set up camp in his good buddy and co-producer Gattis’ studio in East Nashville to recalibrate and rediscover his passion for creating music. He spent nearly two years fully invested in his songwriting which resulted in Magnolia and a new sound that is un-polished yet authentically Houser. NPR Music praised Magnolia, stating: “Houser imagines and inhabits a blue-collar, tortured soul character with some of the most expressive performances of his career.”

OSSUARIUM: Revolver Magazine Streams “Corrosive Hallucinations” From Portland Death Metal Act

Revolver Magazine is hosting the premiere of “Corrosive Hallucinations” by Portland, Oregon death metal outfit, OSSUARIUM, the track hailing from the band’s Living Tomb debut LP. As the album nears February release through 20 Buck Spin, preorders for all formats have been issued with the new single.

Miss Grit Shares New Single “The Bride” Via Clash | Debut EP ‘Talk Talk’ Out 1/11

Today, NYC-based guitarist and indie rock outfit Miss Grit shares her new single “The Bride.” This is the second single off her forthcoming debut EP, Talk Talk, due out next week. Yesterday, Clash premiered the track, praising, “A jagged, sparse, but eerily infectious nugget, it’s shot through with conviction.” “The Bride” is out now on DSPs, and is currently being featured on Spotify’s coveted All New Indie playlist.



Lorna Shore Debut New Single “Darkest Spawn”

The single, engineered and produced by Josh Schroeder (The Plot In You, King 810, In Hearts Wake) is exactly as pummeling and demanding of your attention as Lorna Shore’s reputation would lead you to believe, and according to drummer Austin Archey, just a taste of what’s to come. “Here we unveil a glimpse at what to expect from Lorna Shore in 2019. More information regarding the new record will be surfacing very soon. For now, prepare yourselves with Darkest Spawn”.