@skopemag news for january 21, 2019 @ 10:30 am est


Austin TX based musician Frederico7 is proud to announce his debut solo album Exótico Americano, set for release on February 23, 2019. The album is an amalgamation of Frederico’s diverse background and experiences living in Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina before setting his roots in the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Exotico Americano fuses Afro-Brazilian rhythms with American Funk, Soul, Dub and Psychedelia, coming together to form Frederico7’s cohesive 21st century vision of Pan-American Soul.

R&B Soul Singer Kelly Hafner Drops Title Track Today

All Hail The Silence (BT + Christian Burns) Share “The Alarm” On Forbes

Together as ALL HAIL THE SILENCE GRAMMY®-nominated composer BT and triple-platinum British singer/songwriter, Christian Burns have forged a stellar debut album that resonates with shimmering 80’s authenticity.


Slushii, the forward-thinking electronic moniker of the New Jersey-born producer Julian Scanlan, has teamed up with the prodigious Latina powerhouse vocalist Sofia Reyes on a new collaborative single “Never Let You Go” arriving today through Big Beat Records! The pair star in an entertaining video showcasing two unlikely friends brought together by the mundane grind of their jobs, cutting loose after hours to make fun of an otherwise routine work night. If your convenience store has never transformed into a glitzy neon-soaked club space, then this video is definitely for you to watch—SEE HERE!

Pat Lok & Party Pupils premiere new single via Billboard + On Tour Now!

Vancouver’s gifted producer Pat Lok teams up with future-funk duet Party Pupils (MAX + RyanEXO) on “From The Back” (feat. Dances with White Girls): an explosive banger and danceable anthem that precedes their co-headed tour in January. BILLBOARD Dance premiered the track saying, “It’s future, it’s funky, it’s a little devious, and it’s here to get the party started.”


Today, THE ROYAL premiere their new single and tour recap video for “State Of Dominance”. It’s the second single taken from the 3rd studio album “Deathwatch” which will be released on March 8th, 2019 via Long Branch Records.

Living Hour shares new single/video “Water” via The Grey Estates, extended spring tour dates

Today, Winnipeg’s Living Hour shares “Water,” the second single from their upcoming album, Softer Faces. Head over to Grey Estates for the premiere. The band teamed up with filmmaker Ryan Steel for a short film to accompany the song.

NOVARUPTA: Blackened Sludge Project Featuring Current/Past Members Of The Moth Gatherer

The main constant in NOVARUPTA is Alex Stjernfeldt. In his broken past he has played in bands like The Moth Gatherer and Mr. Death, which both have critical acclaim in the international press. He has also collaborated with Terra Tenebrosa on their album The Reverses. When he left The Moth Gatherer, Stjernfeldt stood disillusioned while facing an uncertain and bleak future. Fueled by depression and frustration and a need to explore a deeper and darker musical direction while also returning to the roots from which he came, the foundation of NOVARUPTA was born.

Aiden Hatfield’s Debut Music Video ‘This is Never Ending’ Released Today

Rock / Alternative Solo Artist Aiden Hatfield’s debut music video for ‘This Is Never Ending’ was released today and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you.

Madison Beer Shares “Tyler Durden” + “HLH” Live Versions


8x GRAMMY® Award-nominated Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie has announced details of their upcoming summer tour, kicking off June 7th at Pittsburgh, PA’s Stage AE and including stops at such legendary venues as Queens, NY’s Forest Hills Stadium (June 15th) and Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (June 25th) before culminating in an August 11th finale at Los Angeles, CA’s Hollywood Bowl (see attached itinerary). Support on the tour will come from a variety of special guests including Mitski, Car Seat Headrest, Lala Lala, and Jenny Lewis – who last toured with the band in 2006.

Death Cab For Cutie

BLACK THERAPY: Italian melodeath quantet premieres video “Dreaming”

After getting involved in a spree of live activities, the Rome based five-piece BLACK THERAPY have announced the release of their third album, Echoes of Dying Memories, slated for worldwide release on March 15th via Black Lion Records.

As It Is // New Music Video “The Fire, The Dark” + New Member!

First off, the band premiered their new music video for “The Fire, The Dark” exclusively with PopCrush and Loudwire. The video shows footage from the band’s recent headlining UK/EU Tour and is a special “welcome” to Guitarist Ron Ish. He was announced as an official member of As It Is yesterday as well.


Grammy-award winner Elle Varner kicks off 2019 with a brand, new single, “Pour Me” featuring Wale, and U.S. dates across the country. “Pour Me” was produced by Nascent and Jimmy Varner and features a laid back, R&B groove that has Elle reminiscing about a lost love. “The track is the follow up to her hit 2012 single, “Refill,” and will be featured on her new mixtape to be released this spring. Elle previously released the warm-up single “Loving U Blind,” the heartfelt ballad about avoiding the pitfalls of loving too fast. That single not only showcased her versatility as an artist but her vulnerability as well.


“Bird Box…employs an array of techniques to convey anxiety, impending danger, and the sense that safety and happiness are never guaranteed,” said Pitchfork. “…nearly a decade deep into a sideline in the soundtrack business that’s become a second full-time gig—and nearly three decades into Nine Inch Nails as a going concern—Reznor and Ross are finding new ways to draw their listeners in, then make them uncomfortable once they get there.”

Liz Brasher’s Debut Album Out on Fat Possum Records Today

Liz Brasher’s highly anticipated debut album, Painted Image, is out today on Fat Possum Records as Brasher gets ready to head out for another year of taking her eclectic soul, Americana, gospel and blues influenced power trio back on the road. Brasher’s critically acclaimed EP dropped just under a year ago on April 27th, 2018, and she has been working towards debut her full-length with the venerable Oxford, MS, based label ever since, touring incessantly across the country with legendary acts like The Zombies and The Psychedelic Furs. 2019 is no different, following the release of Painted Image Brasher will be heading back out for dates with The Zombies to kick off the year.

AZ releases new warning shot “It’s Time”

AZ enjoyed a relatively quiet 2018. The highly-respected Brooklyn, New York lyricist was the subject of a documentary involving commentary by Rakim, Nas, Pete Rock, and Foxy Brown. He made a few careful appearances, one with early mentor Daddy-O of Stetsasonic and another with Fresno, California’s Planet Asia. However, when it came to solo music, the artist responsible for some iconic verses mainly sat back and watched.

HighRise – “Hunnit (feat. Yaydo & Hi-Rez)”

HighRise’s latest single, “Hunnit” features upcoming rappers, Yaydo (Minnesota) and Hi-Rez (Florida), and uses witty lyrics to break down the number 100. The song is produced by dark producer LX Xander of Ghostcraft.

BEYOND CREATION Release Video For “In Adversity”

“In Adversity” was filmed by Sam Ouimet on BEYOND CREATION’s ‘Algorythm” European headlining tour.