@skopemag news for january 22, 2019 @ 10:30 am est


Beartooth Releases New Music Video ‘You Never Know’

James Blake Releases “Mile High (Ft. Travis Scott & Metro Boomin)”

Ahead of the release of his eagerly-awaited fourth album Assume Form tomorrow via Republic Records, James Blake debuts brand-new track “Mile High (ft. Travis Scott & Metro Boomin)” on Beats1 as Zane Lowe’s World Record. Combining Blake’s ethereal vocals and Scott’s lyrical prowess, the track offers a refreshing take on love, masking its underlying vulnerability with Metro Boomin’s pulsing beats. Zane Lowe played the song three times back-to-back, raving “James Blake, you’ve done it again,” and assuring his listeners that Assume Form is “going to connect to you, it’s going to touch you no matter where you are and what you’re doing.”

Jupiter Sprites (Olympia, WA) share new single “Only Good Stuff” | s/t EP out Feb 1

blackbear’s Newest Protegée, Stalking Gia, Premieres Vulnerable New Music Video, “PTSD”

Alt-pop artist Stalking Gia has teamed up with Hollywood Life to premiere her vulnerable new music video, “PTSD”. The video is quiet and unguarded, filmed in Gia’s hometown of New York City, and complements the honesty in the track’s mesmerizing melodies and haunting vocals. “PTSD” has gained over 550k+ streams since its release and is off of her debut EP, PTSD EP, out now via blackbear’s label, beartrap.

Stalking Gia Debuts Stunning New Video For ‘PTSD’ & It Will Give You All The Feels

Monsieur Job Bring New Mix of EDM & Latin Rhythms with “Melancholic Happy” ft. Clindistino

As they head into this new year, one of today’s hottest Pop/Latino/Underground groups around is continuing to turn up the heat on 2019! Off the album “BASS PA$$I”, Monsieur Job’s latest “La Melancholic Happy” feat. Clindistino combines hypnotically entrancing beats with grooving dancehall that has already gotten fans on their feet and ready for more! Check out the video via Musik Radio Promotions and Basswalk Latino:

Brooklyn neo-psych band Hanford Reach shares “Asunder” | New EP out 1/25

The track premiered via The Vinyl District where the band’s Chris Sherman (guitar, vox) shared, “‘Asunder’ is about anxieties that leave you feeling scattered in a few different directions, but learning the need to stay in the moment to take yourself away from that mindset. The EP as a whole deals with lingering memories and the process of moving past them.”

TVD Premiere: Hanford Reach, “Asunder”


“I sat down with Sarah Siskind one afternoon in East Nashville and we wrote this song,” Tuttle told Rolling Stone Country. “We wanted to write a song with a modal feel, and as we were writing I started messing around with a claw hammer guitar part in a modal G tuning. To me this song is about the Hero’s Journey, a story arc that we see in books and movies. I think everyone has some form of Hero’s Journey in their own lives as well.”

Hear Molly Tuttle’s Inspiring New Song ‘Take the Journey’

Jeff Whalen – 10 More Rock Super Hits (Out February 15th)

10 More Rock Super Hits is a crunch-tastic, chorus-driven confection of everything that sparkles and pops – a bubbleglam masterpiece and a distillation of the best elements of UK glitter, new wave, sunshine pop, and ’70s arena rock brilliantly produced by Linus Of Hollywood (Nerf Herder, Bowling For Soup, etc). 10 More Rock Super Hits is more or less like a follow-up to Tsar’s first two albums (Tsar and Band-Girls-Money) with a slightly more Californian, top-down, PCH, airy, summer beach vibe.

Jonny Kosmo shares the second track and video “Strawberry Vision” feat. Kassie Carlson of Guerilla Toss

Los Angeles artist Jonny Kosmo is no stranger to groove, most recently performing as the bassist for Los Angeles’ psych-pop synth outfit Mr. Elevator.? Steeped in pop-strange composition and a rich history of musical theater, Kosmo creates songs full of color, movement, and imagination all while keeping ears dosed in a palette of shimmery soul.

ROTTING CHRIST Release Lyric Video For New Track, “The Raven”

Angela Soffe – New Electro Pop Release, “Alright to Be You”

“So many of us wake up each day feeling like we’re just not enough, but each human is acceptable and loved in their current form, without the need to change in order to be loved. This is a message worth sharing – that you are enough.” Angela

The Parrots Share New Track “Cigarette Burns”

Speaking on “Cigarette Burns”, Diego from the band illuminates: “People grow, city shrinks, love is like a wave, hits you again and again , fight against the predictable or fall into boredom, don’t give in to the meaninglessness of some relationships and take control of your own decisions.”


Another Day’s Armor Releases Official Music Video for “Won’t Stop Me”

New York based rock / alternative metal band ANOTHER DAY’S ARMOR has released the official music video for “Won’t Stop Me,” off of their newest EP, Phoenix .

Boy Harsher shares new single ‘LA’

Ahead of its release next week, Boy Harsher are sharing the third single from their anticipated Careful LP today. The track, entitled “LA,” is a high tempo workout, blending melancholy synth pop and a hard hitting industrial beat. “LA” defines the album, by both mourning lost / lustful opportunities and craving that fleeting escape. The track is accompanied by a stunning music video directed by Kathleen Dycaico & Jill Ferraro.