@skopemag news for january 10, 2019 @ 9 am est


Eminem-signed, Compton-bred rapper Boogie has shared a new single and video titled “Silent Ride.” With the track released via Shady Records/Interscope Records, the video for “Silent Ride” is directed by Gina Gammell and Malcolm Washington for Vanishing Angle production company.

Sweden’s Westkust share first track off their upcoming album on Run For Cover!

“It’s been almost four year since we’ve heard from Westkust, the hugely impressive Swedish indie-pop band. …today, they’ve shared ‘Swebeach,’ it’s opening track. It’s a two-and-a-half minute ripper, full of skyward shoegaze guitar and chaotic pummel. But all of that is there to underscore a big, triumphant vocal melody. And while it seems like all of these elements should work against each other, they all feel perfectly in sync.” – Stereogum

Long Ryders share new song “Greenville”, first album in 30 years out Feb 15

Today, alt-country legends The Long Ryders share their latest track “Greenville” from the forthcoming album Psychedelic Country Soul, available February 15 on Omnivore Recordings. This is the band’s first new album in over thirty years, and features the classic line-up of Sid Griffin, Stephen McCarthy, Tom Stevens and Greg Sowders. “Greenville” premiered with Billboard who said of the album, “Psychedelic Country Soul’s dozen tracks mine the same mix of rock, country, psychedelia and vintage ’80s Paisley Underground the group hailed from originally.” (Gary Graff, Billboard)

PULCHRA MORTE: No Clean Singing Premieres “Shadows From The Cross”

In advance of its official unveiling next month, No Clean Singing is offering up an exclusive premiere of “Shadows From The Cross” issuing of the track: “‘Shadows From The Cross’ is granite-heavy and gruesome, physically arresting and yet atmospheric – drenched in the sensations of pestilence and fleshly rot. With a mid-paced gait that seems to lurch, the track is anchored by an ominous, heavy riff and hard-slugging, rapidly rattling drum beats. Jagged guttural growls, which elevate into ghastly howls, lend fury and fearsomeness to this dark and deathly ode, which is further embellished by an eerie darting riff and by leads that flicker and also ooze misery. And on top of all that, the music proves to be chillingly memorable and insidiously addictive.”


FULL HOUSE BREW CREW Release ‘Cannot Be Judged’ Music Video

Greek Groove Metallers FULL HOUSE BREW CREW featuring a ROTTING CHRIST member in their ranks, have released a new music video for ‘Cannot Be Judged’, the track is taken from their monstrous second album ‘Me Against You’.

FUTURE Releases New Song & Music Video for “JUMPIN ON A JET” — Album Pre-Order Available Now!!!

Farewell To Fear releases “Your Cure” music video

Taylor Castro – PURE

PMA Records has released “PURE” a new album recorded by Taylor Castro, with original songs co-written with Willy Perez-Feria, Rudy Pérez and Kyng David encompassing a unified theme of embracing personal strengths while living a life of love. The album features songs included in three separate motion pictures seen on Lifetime & LMN and assorted movie streaming platforms. Taylor is a young talent with a beautifully melodic voice, perfect for the ballads she performs with musical perfection, written for a young audience hungry for new artists with her specific soulful message!

Phish announce summer 2019 tour

Coming off another four-night sold-out New Year’s Eve run at Madison Square Garden, Phish will hit the road again this summer. The 26-date tour begins with two performances at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO, includes two nights at Bonnaroo (one late-evening set on Friday and two headlining sets closing out the festival on Sunday) and culminates with the band’s traditional summer ending shows in September at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO. Additional highlights include two shows at Boston’s historic Fenway Park and a three-night run at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, WI. The full itinerary is below. A ticket request period is currently underway at tickets.phish.com and will end on Monday, January 21 at 10am ET.

Chris Child aka Kodomo bridges ambient & post-classical sounds on “Impetus”

Pieces For Piano is a collection of piano works composed by Chris Child with the intention of creating something simple, intimate and quiet. Having spent much of his time creating music under the moniker Kodomo in the studio, Child felt he needed to get back to a more direct and immediate approach to his composition process. As an Emmy award winning TV composer and video game composer, the compositional world was one that was far from foreign to him. But it was returning to inward looking, direct nature of the solo piano that was a therapeutic gear shift.

Grandchildren Share “Zuni” Video

Grandchildren emerged in 2008 as pioneers of Philadelphia’s underground music scene known for their unique cinematic blend of pop, folk and electronica. Their first three releases chart a sonic evolution from the lo-fi Everlasting (2010), to the symphonic Golden Age (2013) to the pop-driven ZUNI (2015). Songwriter Aleks Martray attributes his eclectic sound to a nomadic coming of age across three continents and a decade of touring, during which he met frontwoman Shari Bolar. The couple’s soulful harmonies and on stage chemistry came to define the band’s new sound, featured on the self-titled release Grandchildren (2019).

mxdwn PREMIERE: Grandchildren Explore a Town on the Brink in New Video for “Zuni”


Eminem signee –

Watch: New Boogie Video “Silent Ride”

Key Glock Scrapes the “Bottom of the Pot” in a Raucous Video Off Glockoma

PopMatters Premieres Folk Singer Abigail Dowd’s “Chosin,” Announces New Album

North Carolina folk singer-songwriter Abigail Dowd is a child of the South who ventured to Florence, Italy, then Maine, in search of how she fit into the world — eventually ending up right where she started with an understanding that, sometimes, all any of us needs or wants is to feel heard and seen. Written with a new realization of the separation between herself and her experiences, Dowd’s new album Not What I Seem spans songs that tell her story of finding forgiveness, healing, and even gratitude, for all that has shaped her. The album will be released April 5. The first single, “Chosin,” premiered with PopMatters, with the outlet noting the “robust acoustic guitar and subtle tones of instrumentation that offer themselves well to the song’s feelings of reflection, carried forward most ebulliently by Dowd’s warm, sonorous vocals.”

Historian New Single ‘Quiet’

The bands epic body of work has drawn noteworthy nods from Culture Collide, God Is In The TV and LA Buzzbands, with favorable comparisons to The Eels, Radiohead and Leonard Cohen – not only because of his prolific output of windswept atonal songs, but his uncanny ability to tap the social outsider zeitgeist.

FIDLAR video ft. Taran Killam (SNL, Hamilton), X, Benjamin Booker

Today, FIDLAR released their new single, “By Myself,” premiered globally as Annie Mac’s “Hottest Record in the World” on BBC Radio 1. For the song’s video, the band decided to “crack one open with the boys” with friends Cadien (Twin Peaks), Benjamin Booker, John Doe and DJ Bonebrake (X), Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist (The Hives), Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal) and Taran Killam, among others.

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Nick Waterhouse announces new album out March 8th via Innovative Leisure

Los Angeles-based musician Nick Waterhouse has announced his new self-titled album set for March 8th release via Innovative Leisure. Following 2016’s ‘Never Twice’ which was hailed by Vogue as “the second coming of soul” and earned Nick a performance on ‘Later’ with Jools Holland, the new album was recorded at LA’s legendary Electro-Vox Recorders, and co-produced with Paul Butler (Michael Kiwanuka, St. Paul and the Broken Bones), with backing from a heavy bevy of friends and session players including Bart Davenport, percussionist Andres Renteria (Flying Lotus, Father John Misty), flutist Ricky Washington (Kamasi’s dad), and saxophonists Paula Henderson (Gogol Bordello) and Mando Dorame (JD McPherson).