@skopemag news for january 9, 2019 @ 9 am est

Ferera Swan Announces Emotional Debut Single “Second Time”

Emerging singer-songwriter, Ferera Swan packs a compelling vocal laced with a ton of emotion. Swan is ready to introduce her artistry and heap of talent with her brand new single “Second Time,” slated for debut on February 1, 2019.

Curry and Cloves – If you think marriage is easy, try writing a song with your spouse!

A classically trained pianist, Cloves was a graduate of the Young Musicians Program in Berkeley, CA, where she studied under renowned pianist Ms. Jacqueline Chew from age 13-18. During this time, Cloves also studied music theory and composition. Her piano and orchestra piece “Summer Rhapsody” was written when she was fifteen and performed at UC Berkeley that year. Her choral composition “Songs of the Dawn Treaders” was written and performed at UC Berkeley the following year. Cloves went on to become a psychologist. The desire to express herself through composing laid dormant for years until she met Curry…

[lofi / hiphop submission]: Moreno


MISSIO are excited to release their new single “Rad Drugz.” The track is the lead single off their upcoming two part album release The Darker The Weather the Better The Man. Part 1, The Darker The Weather is set for release on March 29 while Part 2, The Better The Man will be coming Summer 2019, both via RCA Records.


The music industry’s biggest stars, including Yolanda Adams, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Alessia Cara, Mac Davis, John Fogerty, Josh Groban, Adam Lambert, John Legend, Little Big Town, Jennifer Lopez, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Pistol Annies, Darius Rucker, Ed Sheeran, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, will take the stage for NBC’s “Elvis All-Star Tribute” on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT.

The two-hour program will be hosted by Blake Shelton and pay tribute to Elvis Presley’s “’68 Comeback Special,” recreating the iconic night with musical performances, a showcase of rare footage and interviews with Priscilla Presley and Steve Binder, the director of the original special, plus a special appearance from Lisa Marie Presley.

benny blanco, Calvin Harris, Miguel and director Jake Schreier unveil “I Found You/Nilda’s Story”

The While They Wait Fund, a new initiative in collaboration between Brooklyn Defender Services, RAICES and and the ACLU of Southern California, launches to aid the more than one million immigrants in the United States currently applying for asylum or other legal relief. While they wait, they have little to no support or way to make ends meet. In support, benny blanco, Calvin Harris, Miguel and director Jake Schreier debut a new video for “I Found You/Nilda’s Story,” telling the story of one Honduran woman, Nilda, and her two-year-old son—watch it here and learn how to help at whiletheywait.org.

ZEVIOUS: BrooklynVegan Premieres “Ritual Based Symmetries” Video

BrooklynVegan is hosting the public premiere of “Ritual Based Symmetries,” the new official video from New York City-based instrumental avant-metal trio, ZEVIOUS, formed by members of Dysrhythmia, Sabbath Assembly, Many Arms, Smother Party, and more. The track is found on the band’s recently-released fourth album, Lowlands, which saw release last summer through Nefarious Industries.


The Strumbellas Unveil “Salvation’ Video – Song Top 30 at Alt Radio


Millencolin Release New Song ‘Nothing’

SOS, which is Millencolin’s ninth studio album and their first one in four years, was recorded at the band’s own Soundlab Studios, in in Örebro, Sweden and mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios. It was produced by vocalist/bassist Nikola Sarcevic and guitarist Mathias Färm in Soundlab Studios, with all artwork, photography created by guitarist Erik Ohlsson.

Thrice Share New Video “Hold Up a Light”

Today Thrice share a new video for “Hold Up A Light” directed by Dan Monick. Thrice front man Dustin Kensrue explains,” In this age of upheaval and division, my hope is that the youth will manifest the courage and love necessary to hold up a light and illuminate a new path forward, to embody a better story than the one that perpetuates fear and violence.”

WILLN’T – “Backs Against The Wall” – Impacting Now!

With diverse influences comes a diverse sound. WILLN’T is equal parts neo-prog rock and synth-pop. You can hear elements of Bowie, Gabriel-era Genesis and 80’s synth-heavy bands like Depeche Mode, INXS and Simple Minds in the music of WILLN’T. WILLN’T is an artist/producer based in New York City whose music is dramatic and visual in nature. Its organic while predominantly based in analog-era synthesizers. The debut LP “Time Holds Me Down” features elements of 80’s new-wave bombast competing with prog-leaning textures and electro-laced production. Touring will commence in the Spring of 2019 following the LP release. WILLN’T shares fans with contemorary artists like AWOLNation, The Killers, Blue October, Arcade Fire and Francis & The Lights, while also appealing to fans of legacy artists. Looking for airplay on Alternative, College and Non-Commercial Radio.

Madame Mayhem Releases New Single “Broken” January 11, 2019

MADAME MAYHEM will release her new single “BROKEN” on January 11, 2019. The single was co-written with Keith Wallen of Breaking Benjamin and features Ray Luzier of Korn on drums, as well as Billy Sheehan of David Lee Roth, Mr. Big and others on bass.

Chatham County Line Is “Sharing The Covers” March 8; The Bluegrass Situation Premieres “I Got You” Video

Hailed by Paste as ”bluegrass innovators,” Raleigh, NC-based quartet Chatham County Line will release their eighth studio album, Sharing The Covers, March 8 on Yep Roc Records. The video for the first single, Wilco’s “I Got You (At the End of the Century),” premiered today at The Bluegrass Situation. The track is now available at all streaming services.

Mary Bragg Defies Insecurity with Video for New Single “Fixed”

Acclaimed Nashville singer/songwriter and “Americana Queen” (Noisey) Mary Bragg will release her new album Violets as Camouflage on March 1st via Tone Tree Music. Self-produced and self-engineered at her home studio, the fourteen-song collection was recently hailed by Billboard as “the most intensely personal Bragg has ever written.” Both beautiful and blunt, it’s the work of an artist only just beginning to embrace the full range of her talents. Today Bragg released the video for her latest single “Fixed,” a tender, string-flecked track which takes on the skewed self-perception that many women grow up battling. It debuted on PopMatters who stated “[Bragg] plunges into emotional depths that have never been explored.”

Nina Nesbitt Shares Video for New Single ‘Colder’

Nina Nesbitt kicks off 2019 with the video to her new single ‘Colder’. Directed by Debbie Scanlan and filmed in Palm Springs in Bing Crosby’s old house – the song has already had over 4 million streams and support from Radio 1 and Radio 2. Produced by Fraser T Smith (Stormzy/ Adele/Drake/Florence and the Machine), it comes hot on the heels of ‘Loyal To Me’ which saw Nina secure both Radio 1 and 2 playlists and projected her streams to over 120 million and over 10 million monthly Spotify listeners.


VP Records, the world’s largest reggae music company, announces a year-long calendar of activities in celebration of its 40 years in the United States. The year will feature a variety of music and cultural events, products, historical exhibits and experiences, in Jamaica, across the U.S., Toronto, Canada and London, England.

“VP is integral to the history of reggae and dancehall music. We take this responsibility seriously and we are using our 40th anniversary to celebrate the music’s rich heritage as we steward the genre into the future,” said company president Randy Chin. “A major focus for the anniversary is highlighting the company’s commitment to the development, promotion, and globalization of Jamaican music.”

E.B. The Younger (Eric Pulido from Midlake) Shares New Track “Out Of The Woods”

Additionally, he has also shared an intimate acoustic version and live video of the track directed by the Refueled Creative Agency. Of the track and video Pulido says: “Being ‘out of the woods’ often refers to that of escaping difficulties or problems. I liked the juxtaposition of using that reference while also placing goodness within the ‘woods’ as well. Doing this stripped down version of the tune is a cool representation that the Refueled folks captured so beautifully.” Watch the video HERE.

Third World Release New Visuals for “Loving You Is Easy”

Ghetto Youths International announced today the global premiere of international Reggae Ambassadors Third World’s music video for Loving You is Easy,” from their upcoming 2019 studio album. “Loving You Is Easy” debuted in September to rave reviews internationally including a performance on Fox 5 (WNYW) Good Day NY morning news show. Since then, Third World have been touring and promoting the single and ready to release the beautiful Caribbean themed lifestyle video directed by Jay Will Films.

INSANITY ALERT: Crossover Thrashers Unleash “The Body Of The Christ Is The Parasite”

666-Pack is the impending new full-length from Austrian crossover thrashers INSANITY ALERT. In advance of its release, today the band is pleased to unveil the official lyric video for “The Body Of The Christ Is The Parasite.”

Guided By Voices Share New Track “The Rally Boys” On NME

Today, NME has shared Guided By Voices’ new track “The Rally Boys” from their forthcoming epic double album, Zeppelin Over China, (in stores on February 1).

Along with this track premiere, the band has announced they will play their first London show in 15 years! (They’ve also snuck in a couple of U.S. tour dates).

Guided By Voices announce first UK gig in 15 years and share new single ‘The Rally Boys’

Do It Big Comes Correct on New Noise Debut “Payback”

Hailing from Minsk, Belarus, Do It Big has a passion for delivering heavy deep sounds, pulling influences from bass house, future house, g-house, techno and trap. Since forming in March of 2018, the duo’s consistent stream of quality releases (“Damn,” “My Mind,” “Stereo Life,” “Blood Virus”) has led to an onslaught of global DJ support, including Oliver Heldens, Bingo Players, BROHUG, Don Diablo and countless others. Arriving on New Noise with their first release of the year, Do It Big is looking forward to an even bigger 2019.


New music arrives on the cusp of a string of sold-out U.K. arena dates in February and the announcement of the band’s transatlantic return with an upcoming U.S. headline tour. Kicking off March 12, the run will bring the band to the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA on March 22 and Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY on April 3. This will be Catfish and the Bottlemen’s first tour in the States since their nationwide stadium jaunt with Green Day in 2017. Tickets are on sale this Friday, January 11, and full routing can be found below.

Watch Catfish and the Bottlemen’s dramatic video for their new single ‘Longshot’

SEPTEMBER MOURNING Release Official Music Video for New Single, “Glass Animals”

“‘Glass Animals’ is about the fragmented soul. It’s about the realization that we are all broken. Something or someone has broken us and within that broken state we ultimately find the strength to survive. Musically, it’s a little bit of a tribute to one of our favorite bands: The Deftones. The song ties into the comic book as well…. Hannah is a broken soul who, through the help of September and Claire, finds the strength to face her personal demons and live again.” – Emily Lazar (Founder)

LordWillin “Grand Goon” directed by Jon John TV