@skopemag news for january 15, 2019 @ 8:30 am est

Blackstar Republic Release Video For Single “Nuclear Hollywood”

Blackstar Republic have released their video for single “Nuclear Hollywood” off of their forthcoming record due out spring 2019!

gP. release cinematic music video ft. Matt Fazzi of Taking Back Sunday, Rare Futures

New Music: Los Elk “Say” 1/18

Since their 2015 arrival in Boston, Los Elk has quickly evolved into one of the city’s premier Indie Rock bands, making waves as the newest must-see act.

Keb’ Mo’ Goes Into 2019 With SOLO Tour And Album On The Horizon

Four-time GRAMMY award-winning contemporary Blues and Americana artist Keb’ Mo’ marks his 25th anniversary year with an upcoming tour and new studio album. The international solo tour will include a first-time performance at The Dubai Jazz Festival and trips to Australia, Europe, and dates spanning the United States.

LAGS share new single ‘Knives and Wounds’

Today, Italian post-hardcore band LAGS have announced their return with their new single ‘Knives and Wounds’. The track was premiered via Consequence of Sound, who called it “an anthemic track with a sound reminiscent of bands like Hot Water Music, BoySetsFire, and Sparta, as singer Antonio Canestri delivers the lyrics with a powerful rasp.?”

Italian post-hardcore act LAGS cut through with video for new song “Knives and Wounds”: Watch

Daniel Shaw Goes Global with Heart-Breaking New Single & Video

Chase Rice Adds Tour Dates As “Eyes On You” Enters Top 30

Platinum-certified entertainer Chase Rice continues his run of headlining success as he continues the coast-to-coast Eyes On You Tour into 2019, announcing 21 additional dates across the U.S. and Canada.

The second leg begins Friday, February 22 in St. Louis, Missouri and continues through Saturday, May 11 in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, following Rice’s string of sell-outs on the first leg of the Eyes On You Tour as well as six shows as direct support on Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour 2018.

CHAKA KHAN Returns With New Album “Hello Happiness”

The Queen of Funk Chaka Khan made a phenomenal return with her latest single ‘Like Sugar’. Initially launched as a limited edition release for Record Store Day, it earned airplay from Annie Mac, Nick Grimshaw, Pete Tong, Benji B, Danny Howard and Gilles Peterson before receiving a full release in the summer.

JON FRATELLI Announces new single “Evangeline” – Bright night Flowers out February 15th

Jon talks about the new track by saying “Evangeline is a good example of a song that starts it’s life heading in one direction and ends it in somewhere completely unexpected. When I first recorded this, stylistically it was more in the realms of a Spector-Esque “Wall Of Sound” piece, where it is now pays more of a homage to the kind of easy, country strum which I always tend to gravitate back towards. Songs like this are so pliable that you can make them fit almost any style you want, to my ears this version is the one that suits the song best, allows it to breath and meander at it’s own pace to take you where it needs to.”

Juga Marries Classic Cinema And The World’s Most Enduring Game Of Heroes And Villains, Chess

Juga is a Chilean artist who is pioneering links between the worlds of art and chess, combining her life as a recording artist with her role as both a celebrated ambassador of chess in her home country and a women’s chess activist worldwide. Juga’s first release could well be the greatest Bond theme never to feature in a film – a combination of lush orchestration, Spaghetti Western guitar twang, and Juga’s spine-chillingly yearning vocals

Bob Mould shares Berlin-inspired docu-video, announces signature pedal

Next month, on February 8, Bob Mould is set to release his latest full-length solo album Sunshine Rock on Merge Records. This album, which features the recently released tracks “What Do You Want Me To Do” and title-track “Sunshine Rock”, is his most radiant music selection to date. Most of the optimism found in the music is due to his time as a resident of Berlin, Germany, where he’s spent the majority of the last three years. Today, Mould offers fans the rare opportunity to understand his deep connection to the city with a documentary style video titled Berlin.

American Hard Rock Band BRAVO DELTA Set to Release New Album UNBREAKABLE on February 1st, 2019

Las Vegas American Hard Rock band Bravo Delta is slated to release their first full length album Unbreakable on February 1st, 2019.


Today, Los Angeles-based rapper, singer and songwriter Jez Dior shares the official music video for his latest single “Nobody Knows (featuring Jackson Guthy).” Watch the music video HERE. Additionally, the song officially impacts radio today. Stream/purchase the track at all DSPs HERE via Epic Records.

Mothica Releases Music Video, “Ashes,” New EP Out Now

Yves Jarvis Shares “that don’t make it so” Video

Yves Jarvis’s new song “That Don’t Make It So” starts to life with a stuttering bass groove, cheeky keys and layered, slightly staggered vocal harmonies. “Society has set that tone but that don’t make it so / Despite how it appears to you, that don’t make it true.” These are the only words in the song – it runs less than two minutes yet still manages to burst with beautiful horn melodies, mirrored by Jarvis’s voice and laced with record scratches.

Piroshka Share New Track “What’s Next?”

Piroshka is comprised of former Lush vocalist/guitarist Miki Berenyi, former Moose guitarist KJ “Moose” McKillop, Modern English bassist Mick Conroy and former Elastica drummer Justin Welch.

Con Etiquette Releases “Anywhere” // Skope Magazine

Con Etiquette’s sound can be described as a high energy blend of ’90s alternative rock and contemporary post-rock, led by frontman/guitarist Antonino Lappostato, who, as a former solo acoustic artist, has a knack for smart songwriting. The band, fleshed out by guitarist Vin Testani, drummer Matt Krugel and bassist Dan Nicolari, make punchy, well-written songs touching on everything from life and death, to resolving friendships.

THE JAPANESE HOUSE – New Song Out Today!

“Maybe You’re the Reason” joins “Lilo” and “Follow My Girl,” also from Good at Falling, along with a brand new stripped back version of “Saw You In A Dream” (previously from the Saw You In A Dream EP).

WAVEDASH Releases “Whiplash” Off Forthcoming “Opening Ceremony” EP on Gud Vibrations

Internet Money Signee Trevor Daniel Follows Up “Falling” With Lovelorn Video for “Mess”

With a talent for infectious melody and relatable lyricism, Houston singer-songwriter and Internet Money Records signee Trevor Daniel has the potential for a breakout 2019. Sliding into a deep depression in the absence of his loved one, Trevor shares “Mess,” a romantic new video. An expansive and lovelorn ballad produced by Internet Money sound architects Taz Taylor, TouchOfTrent, and E-Trou, “Mess” finds Trevor distraught, dealing with infatuation and his inability to spend enough time with his bae. In the video, shared on Syrebral Vibes, the YouTube channel on which Trevor Daniel first gained attention, Trevor illustrates his disjointed state-of-mind, spending quality time with his girlfriend in the first half of the video and pining for her alone in his sports car in the second half. With over 662k plays on Spotify alone, “Mess” is the latest single from Homesick, Trevor Daniel’s debut EP, which features the viral hit “Falling.”

Nashville Artist Jake Fields Showcases Musical Prowess in “Someday You’ll Be Mine”

Following a series of single releases that collectively garnered over 200k Spotify streams, singer-songwriter Jake Fields returns full force with his EP, Someday You’ll Be Mine. Stacked with six masterful tracks, each song individually boasts a unique sound that collectively showcase Fields’ exceptional ability to utilize genre fluidity to craft a sound that is entirely his own. The result is an impressive release with a wide stylistic variety that is bound to satisfy audiences of all musical tastes.


Oakland, CA rock quartet SWMRS have released “Trashbag Baby”, the third song off their forthcoming sophomore album Berkeley’s On Fire. The track, which sees SWMRS co-frontmen Cole and Max Becker share lead vocal duties, is available to stream and download now HERE.