@skopemag news for january 7, 2019 @ 11 am est

Jason Matu – “I Don’t Wanna Do It”

“This is one pretty fun, IMO. It’s about a jerk who was trying to rip me off, but you know I’m not all about that. It didn’t happen, and then I told that guy to take a hike. But before that, I wrote a song about how I was going to tell him to take a hike. Self-actualization, it’s a good thing.” – Jason Matu

Glossies – ‘Cactus What You Peach’

Glossies, formerly know as Dot Plaza, is the recording project of Los Angeles based songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Erich Tomkinson. Tomkinson got his creative start while in Santa Barbara playing with Dante Elephante and recording under the Dot Plaza name. The manifestation of Glossies debut album started after Tomkinson relocated to Echo Park, recorded partly at his rehearsal space and his home (located minutes away from Echo Park Lake). The music is dubbed as Bubble Gum Psych-Pop with songs like the early morning sunshine that your blinds can’t keep out. A suburban California post teen daydream.

Alexandre Greatly “On Me” New Single!

Lil Richie 92 “Everything I Got” New Single!

Lil Richie 92 is a rising artist, who is looking to continue making his mark in the music industry after the release of his first album titled “Carolina Baby.” Lil Richie 92 is currently focusing on his new single “Everything I Got” and just shot the video to release at the top of the year. After the release of his last hit single “Bigger Picture,” where he featured Louisiana rapper, NBA YoungBoy, Lil Richie 92 is catching the attention of the industry rapidly. The fast-rising talent is also scheduled to go on tour with The Hype Magazine as part of his campaign to promote his song and career.

Artist: Cephesto D. Grievous – straws on my wrists

Strange Eyes Black Wolf Cephesto has returned with his anticipated new Mixtape “BNS: Straws On My Wrists”. Featuring singles such as “Trap Harambe” and “Hoy Y Mañana” Cephesto’s latest project shows he’s continuing on the path to greatness.

New single from the swedish death metal band Fuel for Nightmares

Swedish death metal band Fuel for Nightmares release new track “As the flame swallows” taken from their upcoming album “Implexion”.


ICYMI: Spielbergs share new single “Five On It”

Spielbergs are hitting the ground running in 2019 with the immediate release of new single Five On It, the latest track to be taken from their forthcoming debut album This Is Not The End. Having wrapped up a busy 2018, during which they released their debut EP Distant Star, topped the Hype Machine twice, and played their first European festivals – leading to them being named by The Guardian in their Best New Music of 2019 – new single Five On It again shines a light on band’s talent for strong vocal melodies and emotive songwriting.

Krishna Peri – “Cyclotron” is out!

Krishna Peri’s “Cyclotron” is an instrumental story about the adventures of a humanoid scientist, “Dr.Quark”, who ends up on a planet named “Nabiru” after a freak experiment, with every single track being arranged to reflect different scenarios in his journey.

BuzzAngle Music’s 2018 Year-End Report & Charts

Click for BuzzAngle Music’s 2018 year-end report, now with year-end charts.

The Ones You Forgot Kick off January Tour Today!

The Ones You Forgot is a pop rock band from Brick, NJ consisting of Jenna Bruno (vocals), Ferdinand Benauro (guitar), Matt Thompson (guitar), Justin Rodman (drums), and Lance Nelson (bass). Over the summer, the band released their sophomore EP, Too Afraid To Say produced and mixed by Rob Freeman (Armor For Sleep, Hit The Lights) at Audio Pilot Studios and mastered by Rogue Planet Mastering, the EP tells a story of the elements that we are all afraid of, but too reluctant to vocalize to a loved one, a friend, or even yourself. Vocalist Jenna Bruno shares, “We want our listeners to know that feeling scared or vulnerable is okay, and everyone has their own unique way of overcoming it when the time is right.” Stream the brand new EP via PureGrainAudio here!

GameBreax Wants to Submit EDM Song to @skopemag Readers

We Own The Night is an EDM dance track about being sexy, cool and confident with a flare of Future Bass & Hip-Hop.

SEMAPHORE new EP ‘Leave With the Season’ (Releases Feb. 22)

Between jazz saxophone transcriptions and chemical engineering problem sets, Siddhu Anandalingam decided that the only way he had time to explore his musical interests would be to combine his varied musical tastes – thus Semaphore was born. Drawing from the musicality and social commentary of artists like Pink Floyd, Tycho, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Smashing Pumpkins, M83, and Tigran Hamasyan, Semaphore’s music is intricate, lush, and hard to pin down to any one genre. Check it out and you will hear a combination of all the best parts of 90s grunge with floaty shoe-gaze vocals, delayed guitar effects, glued together with subtle jazz chord voicings and great production.


Oakland, CA rock quartet SWMRS announced a massive North American headline tour today in support of their forthcoming sophomore album Berkeley’s On Fire that will kick off on March 28th in San Diego, CA and wrap on May 3rd in Los Angeles, CA. Southern California rock bands The Regrettes and Beach Goons will provide support. Pre-sale tickets will be available to fans who pre-order the album HERE starting tomorrow at 10:00am local time and general tickets will be available this Friday, January 11th at 10:00am local time HERE.

Martin Frawley shares “Chain Reaction” music video

Martin Frawley documents his attempts to turn over a new leaf throughout the lyrics of his solo debut album Undone at 31, out February 22 worldwide. To reinforce this new path forward and move away from the familiar, the Twerps co-founder employed fresh, imaginative approaches in the recording studio as well. “We spent three weeks in John Lee’s Phaedra Studios in Melbourne’s Coburg neighborhood,” Frawley explains. “First week tracking, second week experimenting, third week mixing.”

That experimentation included a subtractive process of layering three drum takes as the foundation for the Jacques Dutronc-vibing “Chain Reaction” before pulling out pieces like a Jenga tower to arrive at the final result. Hear it for yourself today, accompanied by a playful music video shot in Brooklyn last year that features Frawley singing the infectious crybaby chorus.

Ari & Mia (Americana, folk, chamber-folks) releasing new album in March, “Sew The City”

With music that No Depression calls “strikingly beautiful, distinctive and exhilarating, with expressive vocals that will find a way into hearts and minds,” Ari & Mia reference the styles of Southern and Northeastern fiddle music and the early American songbook to create a realm where their own compositions cross paths with older traditions. Their stylish and sophisticated music honors the sounds of Appalachian cottages, rural dance floors, and urban concert halls. Combine this with their innovative approach to songwriting and the result is a captivating sound, compellingly evident in their new album, Sew The City, due out March 1, 2019. The duo is composed of sisters, Ariel and Mia Friedman.


Tallies’ Debut LP for Kanine Records Streaming Now via Hype Machine

The band celebrates with an in-store album release show at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, NY on Wednesday, January 9th (free admission, 7pm start time), with additional shows in DC, Richmond, and Toronto to follow.

Rie Fu Announces New Album, Shares Stunning New Single ‘Mirror’

After a stint with a major label, Japanese, now UK based artist, Rie Fu (pronounced Ree-ay Foo) is now returning with a new sense of freedom exploring her sound more and becoming more intimate and personal in the process.

Penelope Robin Brings the Power of Imagination to Life with “Some Girls”

In the age of iPhones, social media and ever-growing technology it can be easy to forget the immense power of a young child’s own imagination. But building a magical world of her own creation doesn’t seem to be much of a problem for singer/songwriter Penelope Robin, who’s lyrics bring these feelings to light in her latest single and music video “Some Girls”.

Adventures of Salvador Present ‘Retroman’

Urban Punk-Surf-Rock from the heart of the north west of England. Adventures of Salvador release the first single from their second album “Welcome To Our Village” with “Retroman”, a bass-driven riff monster of a tune.

Produced and recorded at Big City Jacks Recording Studio in Bury, Greater Manchester by Tony Long the band have hit a new creative peak with their intense and hypnotic sounds. This is enhanced with stunning artwork from Jack Jerz.