@skopemag news for january 11, 2019 @ 2:30 pm est

Louise Distras releases ‘Street Revolution’ EP ahead of UK tour

Acoustic punk songstress Louise Distras has released her brand new EP Street Revolution. A collection of four straight-to-the-point, socially-aware anthems that speak out for the new generation and prepare for an exciting year ahead.

Big Wild Unveils Dynamic New Single ‘City Of Sound’

American producer, composer and vocalist Big Wild, (aka Jackson Stell) kickstarts his 2019 with the release of his dynamic new single, “City of Sound”.

KATECHON: No Clean Singing premieres “Renselsen” from the impending “Sanger Fra Auschwitz” album

“It’s an exciting (albeit disorienting) experience, even though the insanity in the sound is lyrically connected to almost unimaginable and sadistic depravity.” — remarks No Clean Singing on their premiere of the third track, Renselsen, from the album.


Judah & the Lion Drops New Single “Over My Head”

“I was on the road and homesick. So that feeling’s rushing in, mom’s not doing well, not talking to dad, my sister’s sad. All these thoughts were happening and I was so overwhelmed with life. I was medicating and distracting myself in different ways so I could get through.” – Judah Akers

Natalie Shay – Entitled ‘Yesterday’

Natalie Shay is a 20 year old multi award-winning, indie pop/rock artist from North London. Deemed as one of London’s hottest emerging talents and having already acquired an impressive array of awards, Shay is ready to launch herself into the forefront of the industry, with her highly anticipated upcoming release.

HISS FROM THE MOAT Unveils Video For New Song ‘God Nephasto’

As anticipation builds toward the Feb. 22 release of “The Harrier,” the sophomore album by HISS FROM THE MOAT (the transcontinental black/death metal band founded by former Vital Remains and Hour of Penance drummer James Payne), the group has unveiled a play-through video of a new song, “God Nephasto.”

‘Golden Hell’ By Ruben Young

““Golden Hell” was produced by The Lost Boys in Montreal this past summer during one of those lucky creative streaks where everything just seems to flow naturally. It’s pretty ironic, actually, considering this is a song about losing yourself in the doubts that plague most of us chasing what we want in life.” – RY


Todd Snider shares “Just Like Overnight” with Cash Cabin Studio music video

“It’s a list of things that are gone disguised as a story,” explains Snider of the track. “The lyrics finally came together in Stinson Beach, CA, and the melody mostly came together in the woods behind the Cash Cabin.”


Zhavia was one of the contestants on the inaugural season of FOX’s singing competition The Four. She emerged as a fan favorite with her soulful voice and quickly amassed a dedicated and loyal fan base with over 3.3 million followers on Instagram.

Kelsey Lu debuts cover of 10cc’s “I’m Not in Love,” video out now!

Kelsey Lu debuts her cover of 10cc’s classic “I’m Not in Love” today, alongside an Alima Lee-directed video—listen and watch here.

The Candescents – New Song!

The Candescents have released their titular track off of their forthcoming EP, Grass today.

Lostboycrow Releases New Single “Orange Juice”

“‘Orange Juice’ and ‘Stargazing’ were both started with my good friend Brandon Hallam before the album destination of Santa Fe was ever conceptualized,” Lostboycrow explains. “I like to think both songs are really just he and I celebrating each other’s quirks as musicians – exploring what the next chapter could be before any of the groundwork was laid.”

Cape Francis Announces New Album at Consequence of Sound / Out March 1st on Sleep Well Records

Cape Francis has announced their sophomore album, Deep Water, today at with the new single “Button Up”, a rumination on juggling your passions and your day job and how to hold true to your convictions in the process, which Consequence of Sound calls a “fine slice of indie rock, bits of guitar and longing vocals to match the anxiety and melancholy of his daily hustle.” Late last year Cape Francis followed up their 2017 debut LP “Falling Into Pieces” with a respite from the daily grind on the gritty pop tune “Nobody”, a track that acts as an escape for a moment to get your bearings, to find yourself in the serenity of putting it all on hold and finding yourself some space.

Cape Francis shares the Origins of new song “Button Up”: Stream

TAKE THE DAY Release Official Music Video for “Song For The Broken”

Pittsburg, KS Heavy Rock / Metal Band TAKE THE DAY has released the official music video for their single, “Song For The Broken.” Originally premiered on Loud-Stuff, “Song For The Broken” was directed by Chris Dawson. The single was also co-written, produced, and engineered by Chris Dawson and Jimmy Beattie of Seasons After.

Arista Records Signs International Artist Dennis Lloyd

Threading the needle between R&B, reggae, pop, and jazz, Dennis has composed dynamic new records that make for instant earworms. The rising international artist is set to unveil new music next month, with an EP to follow this spring.

Jaira Burns Releases New Song “Numb”

“I love this song for its contrast: The production is so energetic and gives off a party vibe, but the lyrics take on a slightly darker perspective. Sometimes you drink or smoke to temporarily escape reality. This song is for the times when people get faded; not for the reason of having fun, but to feel ‘NUMB’,” says Jaira.

Hip Hop Legends Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne to Perform at Sports Illustrated’s “Saturday Night Lights” Party

Sports Illustrated (SI), the preeminent voice in sports journalism, and Talent Resources Sports today announced hip-hop legends Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne will headline their epic pre Super Bowl bash in Atlanta on Saturday, February 2, 2019. This event marks SI’s return to the Big Game Weekend’s entertainment & hospitality scene.

Sports Illustrated Party

Introducing: Jerry Williams and Her New Song “David At The Bar”

With influences ranging from everything from Johnny Cash to Kate Nash, ‘David At The Bar’– which premiered via CLASH Magazine – demonstrates Williams’ knack for writing intimate and charming tales, full of wit and warmth, just like any great songwriter, her songs draw you into her world and the characters she sings of. “David at the Bar” is one of those rare, genuinely felt songs, with sentiments not pulled from a Hallmark card but rather from the heart. “David at the bar/You made me cry,” she sings in her pellucid voice.

HEROD: Swiss Progressive Sludge Metal Troupe Unveils “Reckoning” Video

DELAIN – Release Official Video For “Masters Of Destiny”

Lucy Rose’s new LP ‘No Words Left’ out March 22 via Arts & Crafts, “Conversation” video debuts

Lucy explains that this album feels “entirely different to every other record I’ve released” and follows her critically acclaimed LP Something’s Changing—which took her around the world playing free shows and staying with fans.

NO WIN Announce Debut LP, Share “Vision” Video On CoS

Today, Consequence Of Sound has announced L.A.-based band NO WIN’s debut LP downey. The site also shared the video for their new track “Vision” and did an Origins piece in which band leader Danny Noguieras details his influences as a songwriter. The new album downey will be released 3/22 via Dangerbird Records. The band will also be playing two L.A. shows. Dates are below.

NO WIN announce debut album, downey, detail Origins of new song “Vision”: Stream

Renee Wahl premieres new single at The Boot + announces forthcoming LP

Renee Wahl is set to release her new LP Cut To The Bone on Friday, March 15th. The 9-track set, produced by Stuart Mathis (The Wallflowers, Lucinda Williams) and recorded in Nashville, is a self-exploration of discovery, awareness, and finding the beauty in spite of something painful. She writes from her heart, occasionally changing names “to protect the innocent.” These songs are her darkest, rawest yet, as Wahl opens herself up more than ever before. Yesterday, The Boot premiered the album’s moody lead single “To The Bone.” “Inspired by vintage hucksters and con artists of old, Wahl explores the age-old issue of knowing who to trust — especially with your heart,” says The Boot of the song. “Wahl makes it clear that she’s not falling for anyone’s tricks.” “It’s about relying on people to fix your life when they really don’t have your best interest at heart,” Wahl adds, “those people willing to take advantage of another for their own gain.”

EyeonEyez releases new single “Bruce Wayne”

Here’s To You Announces Upcoming Single Release “Burning Alive”: OUT 1/18

NY-based indie pop/rock band Here’s To You have announced the upcoming release of their new single “Burning Alive,” out on all digital platforms 1/18/19. Their first music released since 2015, Here’s To You have been in the studio for nearly four years, giving their sound a refreshing update and expanding their craft. Their signature sound is still present – “Burning Alive” is built around HTY’s meticulous guitar work, crisp vocals, and groovy tones – but in 2019, their musicianship has matured.

Ezra Furman Soundtracks New Netflix Series “Sex Education” Featuring New Original Songs || Airs Today

Ezra and his band The Visions are also in an episode set at a school dance, which was filmed in Wales last August. “Love You So Bad,” from Ezra’s album Transangelic Exodus, soundtracks “Sex Education’s” trailer which you can watch below.



Since his Selfish album release last November, fans have been eagerly awaiting Problem’s Separation sequel, S2 and the Compton rapper delivered at the end of last year; which many are saying is an album of the year contender. S2 has already earned more than triple the amount of streams than his previous album. Today he returns with the new visual for “I’m Cool” off S2.

Slumberland preps new Business of Dreams album for February 1 release

Corey Cunningham’s Business of Dreams is all about emotional catharsis. When his father passed away a few years ago, Cunningham took leave from his long-running Bay Area/LA musical partnerships Magic Bullets and Terry Malts to return to his home state of Tennessee to grieve and confront his past.

A Fragile Tomorrow Premieres David Bowie-Inspired Video


In “EXPLOSION” Jordan collaborates with longtime video director, Christian Breslauer (Ace Hood, YBN Nahmir, Russ). Set in 1969 during the Vietnam War, A battle-ready Jordan finds himself fighting for survival in the jungles of the Ho-Chi Minh Trail. Alone and outnumbered, Jordan only has his intuition and weapon to navigate the dangerous route.

Kim Lenz Shares New Song “Pine Me”

Rockabilly goddess Kim Lenz has released the new single “Pine Me” from her new album Slowly Speeding. The track is currently streaming via The Bluegrass Situation. Combining atmospheric production with gothic americana themes, “Pine Me” is an entrancing distillation of Lenz’ approach to songwriting on her upcoming record. Slowly Speeding will be released on February 22nd via Blue Star records.

Hilary Roberts’s 2nd Single “Back to Life” || OUT NOW

Singer Hilary Roberts releases her second single titled “Back to Life” from her forthcoming debut album (Title TBD) which is set to release in late 2019. The feel-good pop track tells the story of coming back after hardships such as substance abuse and toxic relationships – the lyrics are sure to stun and captivate her audience. Hilary’s first single “There for You” charted #3 on the Billboard Breakout Dance charts and remained in the top 30 for 3 weeks. “There For You” is available now on Apple Music, Spotify, and Beatport.

Lil Durk Co-Signees Park Hill & OTF Ikey Make You Feel Their Pain in a New Video

Sharing a lyrical realism and skill with melody that endears them to their mentor Durk, the Only The Family vultures spread their wings on Only The Family Involved Vol. 2–OTF Ikey flashes his trap-happy hooks, King Von flashes a charismatic menace, Booka600 stretches his emotional muscles, and Doodie Lo snaps with carefully worded threats. The follow-up to July’s Only The Family Involved Vol. 1, Vol. 2 is home to “Crazy Story,” the buzzing new single by King Von, which has over 1.7 million YouTube views since its release last week, “Trappin Hard,” a Chi-town slapper from OTF Ikey, released last Friday, and features four new songs by Lil Durk. Featuring guest appearances from YNW Melly, Tee Grizzley and Sada Baby, Lil Durk Presents: Only The Family Involved Vol. 2 arrives via OTF/EMPIRE.

Burgeoning, Swedish Amuse Recording Artist Marlene Oak Drops NEW Track via EARMILK

“The Stockholm-based singer-songwriter has a distinctive, timeless voice that grabs hold of the listener’s attention with every note. Her latest single “Come Home,” from the upcoming EP Silver Moon, is a dreamy track that explores the complexities of love and the search for “the one.”‘ (EARMILK)

Anna Tivel Shares New Single “The Question” at Billboard

Anna Tivel has shared the title track from her upcoming record, coming out on Portland’s Fluff & Gravy Records, at Billboard today.

Peter Manos shares the video for his breakout song “In My Head”