@skopemag news for january 26, 2019 @ 11 am est

HUNT FOR HUNTER Release Official Music Video for “Let it Out”

A.D.K.O.B Release New Single “Chalkline” Via SONY/Wonderlick

A.D.K.O.B is a Sydney-based musical project by multi-instrumentalist & producer Mark Piccles. After forming A.D.K.O.B in 2016, their first single “Lung Capacity” was featured as KEXP’s Song Of The Day and embraced by Sydney tastemaker FBi Radio. The band released their debut EP “A Different Kind of Busy”, with lead single “Glue” earning a high rotation slot on Australia’s triple j and becoming the 9th most played song of the year. “Chalkline” is the first single from the second EP “Nothing Is A Waste Of Time” set for release May 2019 and is a cohesive body of work that explores love, loss, and the cycle in-between. Reaching deep into his personal life, Mark Piccles shares relatable stories from a fresh perspective, all while retaining the very special A.D.K.O.B groove.


“Got Muscle” sees GoldLink returning with his unique ability to weave thoughtful lyricism through a seamless stream of DMV bounce, further punctuated by an authoritative verse from Longway.


Today, twelve-time GRAMMY® winning artist, songwriter and producer, Kirk Franklin, released his new single, “Love Theory”. The song is available via all major digital providers. Additionally, the “Love Theory” music video will premiere on the Kirk Franklin YouTube channel today at 2 PM EST / 11 AM PST. And beginning Saturday, January 26th the video can be seen on BET Soul and BET Gospel. With an up-tempo R&B melody and classic Kirk Franklin lyrics, “Love Theory” will have listeners feeling inspired and wanting to hit the dance floor.

Seth Walker “No More Will I” Single Out Today | New Album ‘Are You Open?’ Out 2/15

“I’d never really written a topical song like this before,” Walker tells Billboard in an interview accompanying the publication’s exclusive premiere of the track. “But thinking about the landscape here, socially, it got to a breaking point for me. I could not stand idle watching this – just the fear-mongering and the blatant racism going on, right in our back yards. I just kinda looked at it going, ‘Man, this is actually happening…’ And our president’s rhetoric is setting a tone for all this.”

Sublime with Rome Releases New Track “Spiderweb”

Ska-punk trio Sublime With Rome have just dropped their newest single “Spiderweb” today. Listen to the song HERE. This is the second track off the band’s forthcoming full-length album, Blessings, out this summer via 5 Music/RED MUSIC.

“It’s really about trying to balance all this shit we put on ourselves. Everyday… something just gets added to the pot or you’re handed some bullshit that you got to smile through and I don’t know, I just really wanted to talk about that in the song,” states Sublime With Rome singer Rome Ramirez.

Grupo Fantasma American Music: Vol. VII Out March 29, 2019 On Blue Corn Music

Austin’s Grupo Fantasma enters their 19th year as a band with an exciting new record and a fresh take on their unique sound. With six previous albums in their back catalog, plus collaborations and backing gigs with the likes of Prince, Spoon and Los Lobos, not to mention a GRAMMY award and a loyal fan base, they are ready to turn people’s heads again with American Music: Vol. VII (Blue Corn Music).

GRIZFOLK Sign To Nettwerk, Release Two New Tracks + North American Tour       

Nettwerk is excited to announce that alternative rock foursome Grizfolk have signed to its label roster. Today, the band releases new song “Heavy Crown,” which premiered via Billboard.com. “Heavy Crown” melds a danceable bass line with jangly pianos to create an upbeat track that is sneakily about the tough subject of fighting for what’s right in today’s complicated world. Grizfolk also just launched a major North American tour supporting Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.

SOFY MAJOR: New Noise Magazine Streams Total Dump Full-Length From French Post-Hardcore/Noise Rock Trio In Its Entirety

“Big, battering grooves, anthemic choruses, and boundless energy come together in noise rock harmony on SOFY MAJOR’s Total Dump… Armed with a gut-punching low end, sludgy grit, catchy vocal melodies, and an impeccable sense of… rock swagger, Total Dump decimates the competition and proves itself to be the band’s most well-written and memorable work to date.” — Svbterranean

Album Stream: Sofy Major – Total Dump

Seth Walker “No More Will I” Single Out Today | New Album ‘Are You Open?’ Out 2/15

Curtis Lowe’s debut EP Sad Bangers Vol. 1 out today!

Sad Bangers Vol. 1, the debut EP from Curtis Lowe—the new electronic music project from NYC-based producer Conor Cook—is out now via the Spotify Direct program.


Atlantic Records has announced the release of “Got The Love,” the eagerly anticipated debut single from pop duo The Bliss. “Got The Love” is available now via all digital music retailers and streaming services; the track is joined by an official music video, which premiered this morning on Billboard and is streaming now via YouTube HERE.

JETBOY’s New Album “Born To Fly” Out Today via Frontiers Music Srl

JETBOY have finally unleashed their long awaited new album, “Born To Fly” today via Frontiers Music Srl. Additionally, the band has revealed a new video for the song “Brokenhearted Daydream.”

VOWWS are joined by Deftones’ Chino Moreno for “Structure Of Love II.”

The LA-based “Death Pop” duo pair with the Deftones frontman to create a haunting new single. The song premiered today on Billboard.

QUIX Showcases His Strengths On “Stronger” Feat. Elanese

QUIX captures the essence of strength and redemption on Dim Mak single “Stronger.” Featuring controlled vocals from Elanese, the Kiwi producer slow burns silky pop melodies into rich waves of future bass and brooding trap drops.

Triston Marez Releases Debut EP, That Was All Me

Country singer Triston Marez’s sound isn’t just centered around the crying steel or prominent fiddles that often go hand in hand with the rolling plains or legendary dancehalls that come to mind when thinking about country music — they’re part of a way of life for the 22-year-old. Marez’s debut EP, That Was All Me (Torrez Music Group), released today, showcases Marez’s rich vocals telling tales of long nights, former flames and new love with a relatable honesty.

The Reasn Returns with Sultry Single ‘Slow’

American singer/songwriter THE REASN has unveiled his seductive new single, ‘Slow’. An erotic ballad tinged with melancholic elements, ‘Slow’ showcases the Missouri-born star’s rich vocals on a bed of atmospheric guitar riffs produced by Joei Jo and Sir Issac Da Inventor. The track follows the release of his previous single, ‘Throw It Back’.

Lowland Hum Premiere New Song, New Album ‘Glyphonic’ Out May 10


Today, Long Island-bred singer/songwriter/producer Drama Relax makes his Interscope Records debut with a new song and video called “Private.” Recorded in his bedroom, the moody and melodic R&B tinged track is the first release from his upcoming debut project, due out soon via Interscope Records.

Topshelf Records // Bellows release new song, “The Rose Gardener”

Two weeks ago we announced the upcoming release of The Rose Gardener, by the Brooklyn-based bedroom recording project Bellows. Today we are elated to share the record’s title track, which premiered yesterday at The Alternative.

Track Premiere: Bellows—’The Rose Gardener’


Rival Sons have released their acclaimed new album FERAL ROOTS, available today at all DSPs and www.rivalsons.com. Produced by GRAMMY Award-winner Dave Cobb at Nashville’s famed RCA Studio A, and the equally legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL, FERAL ROOTS marks Rival Sons’ debut release for Low Country Sound/Atlantic Records.

A Fragile Tomorrow Release Krautrock-Style Song “How Do You Dance To It?”

Indie psych-rock band A Fragile Tomorrow have released another track from their forthcoming album Generation Loss, available February 22 on MPress Records/ILS/Universal. The song, a krautrock-themed anthem titled “How Do You Dance To It?”, premiered on The 405 along with a choreographed music video that alludes to ‘Trump’s America.’

Dead Witches (ex-Electric Wizard) Unleash New Song “Lay Demon”

“‘Lay Demon’ was the second track that we wrote for the new record, ‘The Final Exorcism’,” says Greening. “This is a slab of old-school doom, with a heavy crushing swing to it, as it plods along to cast out any evil spirits that have entered your soul. Vocalist Soozi Chameleone adds lyrics that tell the tale of a demonic romance, and what happens when you become entranced by an evil spirit.”

Roving Reporter – Joie de Vivre EP

Now a part of the equally nourishing and exciting music scene of Seattle, Washington, Barrilleaux is furthering his ambition and his reach with his first forays as a solo artist. He’s bringing with him a lifetime of music obsession that finds the threads connecting such disparate loves as pop, alt country, zydeco, modern electronic, and jazz/funk. It’s a bold, colorful blend that’s also as comfortable and stylish as a broken in pair of jeans.


Shape King Premieres “dumbingitdown” Via New Noise

Shape King is the experimental music project of artist Raphael Peterson. It is one of fierce self-reliance, drawing on explorations in music, technology, poetry, and sculpture. Raphael designs and fabricates instruments, electronics, speakers, microphones, and software. He records and performs live with these tools, inhabiting a role that shifts between musician, engineer, and artist. The music combines electronic synthesis, recorded live performance, stock sounds, and meticulously collected field samples to create rich sonic collages that reveal a sharp ear for “high” and “low” styles and revelry in their juxtaposition.

Song Premiere: Shape King – “dumbingitdown”