@skopemag news for january 10, 2019 @ 2:30 pm est

Ella Vos’ new EP due January 25, debuts video for “Ocean”

Kyoto’s Otoboke Beaver returns with Itekoma Hits!

Out April 26th on Damnably Records, Stereogum premiered the video for “Anata Watashi Daita Ato Yome No Meshi” calling it “pure insanity. They fry flowers, eat hair with chopsticks, and smash cake and spaghetti in each other faces all while wearing wedding dresses. The antics match their sticky, deranged noise rock…”


Pop singer-songwriter BETTY WHO is ringing in the new year with another glimpse into her forthcoming album with the release of her single “I Remember” – available everywhere NOW via AWAL Recordings. A music video for “I Remember” is coming soon. The track was produced by Peter Thomas & Kyle Moorman and is featured on her third studio record Betty, out February 15.

Gary Hoey Announces March 15th Release For New Album Neon Highway

Mascot Label Group and Gary Hoey have announced a March 15 global release date for NEON HIGHWAY BLUES via Provogue Records. The album’s eleven tracks display Hoey’s confidence and assuredness alongside the freshness of someone who’s still in the process of discovery and refinement. Hoey self-produced the album at his New Hampshire based home studio, while also enlisting friends Eric Gales, Lance Lopez. Josh Smith and his 17-year-old son Ian for guest appearances. He shares, “I really wanted to make sure this album had a lot of Blues on it. I kept sticking to the Blues and listening to the classic players, all the Kings, Albert King, Freddie King, BB King, and finish with some Burger King (laughing)…tried to get that to be a focus of this record — and still put some songs for that my long-time, die-hard fans expect; instrumentals and some rockin’ Zeppelin type stuff. There’s definitely a variety here.”

Bear Hands Premiere Music Video For“Blue Lips (Feat. Ursula Rose)” Via Alternative Press

This morning, Bear Hands premiere the music video for their new single, “Blue Lips (feat. Ursula Rose),” via Alternative Press, who call it: “another highlight for the long-running outfit of [Dylan] Rau, bassist Val Loper and drummer TJ Orscher.” The video was directed by Jon Chu, who reveals: “I felt like the song was centered around miscommunication, and I wanted to visually convey that feeling of speaking into a void, not sure if anybody is listening. TVs seemed like the best representation of that idea.

Things get awkward in Bear Hands’ “Blue Lips” video—watch

OXX: Danish Avant Hardcore Outfit To Release New LP Through Nefarious Industries In March

Nefarious Industries is hyped to announce the impending release of the unhinged new album by Aarhus, Denmark-based trio OXX. The debilitating new LP – titled, The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance, or lovingly abbreviated as The Skeleton… – is being finalized for release in March.

Mineral Debuts “Your Body Is The World” Video via Stereogum Feature, 25th Anniversary World Tour Underway

Mineral – vocalist/guitarist Chris Simpson, guitarist Scott McCarver, bassist Jeremy Gomez, and drummer Gabe Wiley – began their 2019 world tour last night in Miami, FL, and continues tonight in Orlando, FL. The North American dates run through a hometown show on February 14th and include a January 19th Brooklyn, NY show at Elsewhere and a February 3rd Los Angeles, CA show at the Echoplex. The band has also now announced South American dates in August. A current itinerary is below.

RAGE OF LIGHT To Release Debut Album Imploder!

Something big is coming! Switzerland’s rising stars RAGE OF LIGHT are about to unleash a musical monster! Their mix of sharp riffs, electronic beats, melody and screaming violence breaks down to the long awaited debut album Imploder, out on March 29th via Napalm Records!

Trapper Schoepp confronts society’s sexual assault epidemic in new song/video

Xtra Mile recording artist Trapper Schoepp has announced today’s premiere of “What You Do To Her,” the latest track from the Wisconsin-based singer-songwriter’s eagerly anticipated new album, PRIMETIME ILLUSION. Featuring vocals from Nicole Atkins, the song presents the grim story of sexual assault’s continued impact in our communities and serves as a call to action in the cultural fight against sexual violence.


Using the YouTube Premiere Page chat feature, Troye was able to connect with fans as they viewed “Lucky Strike” for the first time. He simultaneously went live on Instagram Stories. In the lead-up to the video’s premiere, Troye shared teaser clips on Spotify Canvas and across his social media channels.



Baltimore, Maryland’s Angel Du$t have shared an official music video for their single “Big Ass Love,” which is streaming now on the band’s YouTube channel. The Ryan Baxley directed video debuted today via The FADER who avowed, “the Baltimore punk band decided to channel their big dog energy… propelled forward by racy percussion, swooning vocals, and slamming guitar riffs.”


Australian alt-pop trio, Chase Atlantic, is pleased to kick off 2019 with a new video for their latest single, “Like A Rockstar.” Co-directed by frequent collaborator, Ryan Watanabe, and lead guitarist, Clinton Cave, the visual captures the band on-the-road headlining shows worldwide, including an impressive sold-out gig at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre this past November.

WHY? & Lala Lala Share Collaborative Single “Siren 042”

Of the collaboration, Lala Lala’s Lillie West says, “Yoni once talked me down when we were on the the strongest LSD of my life and I claimed to be ‘drowning in a river of sadness.’ I text him when I’m sick. Is he my life coach? Seems that way. I am a WHY? super fan and making this song was a dream come true. I hope to trick him into letting me into his home and more collaboration soon.”


Ryuichi Sakamoto announces new release date for ‘BTTB 20th Anniversary Edition’

As one-third of Yellow Magic Orchestra and an Academy Award-winning composer for his work on the soundtrack for The Last Emperor, synth pop innovator Ryuichi Sakamoto is among the most groundbreaking artists to have emerged since the late 70s. A musician’s musician, Ryuichi Sakamoto has created intriguing musical unions with artists such as David Sylvian, Iggy Pop, Tony Williams, Bootsy Collins, Jaques Morelenbaum and many others.

INCITE Joined by Six Feet Under’s Chris Barnes on Grooving New Track “Poisoned by Power”

Today, INCITE follows up on the release of their previous two singles, “Ruthless Ways” and “Built to Destroy”, with a new track, entitled “Poisoned by Power”. The track features guest vocal contributions from Chris Barnes of Six Feet Under. Listen to the full track now via Loudwire.

Circa Waves Share Video For “Movies”

Falling in line with the song’s dreamy, fantasy-like retrospective lyrics, the video sees the band engage their finest acting skills, wit and tongue-in-cheek personality. Set in an open top red ’60s Mustang, the band play host to a number of roles and scenes from some of the world’s finest films. How many can you name?


Atlantic recording artist Kehlani has announced today’s release of her eagerly anticipated new single. “Nights Like This (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign)” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services here. The single is also accompanied by an official music video available here.

J. Stalin Enjoys the Sweet Life with Beeda Weeda in “Bubble Gum Candy Fruit”

Emerging from his rough upbringing to build a life of luxury, Bay Area legend J. Stalin shows what happens when the underdog triumphs. Gathering his car collection and a crew of models, Stalin lives large in “Bubble Gum Candy Fruit,” his latest video. Posting up with Beeda Weeda at a local basketball court, adorned with graffiti and the And 1 logo, Stalin relaxes in his snow white Beamer, his classic Lincoln muscle car, and his bright red Dodge Charger as the camera provides overhead shots of his West Oakland neighborhood. Premiered by XXL, “Bubble Gum Candy Fruit” springs from the Miracle disc of Miracle & Nightmare on 10th Street Part 2, Stalin’s latest double album and collaboration with Dj.Fresh. The cinematic video follows clips for the XXL-premiered “Livewire Party,” the HYPEBEAST-premiered “Cops & Robbers,” and the luxurious video for “Living Lavish.”

Stewe New Single! “See You Later” Produced by Dre Butterz