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


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Ice T x Charlie Funk “Bounce That Ass” New World Wide Single!

SF-based rockers The Y Axes unveil sparking new single “How We Begin”

The band’s lead singer Alexi Rose Belchere shares, “The song is about living in a hopeless time where it feels like I’m drowning in a constant feed of information and being suffocated by a paralyzing fear of the future. It reminds me that fear of the unknown needs to be transcended in order to carry on. It’s basically about how the world sucks and I can’t get absorbed by it if i’m going to carry on living.

These New Puritans announce ‘Inside the Rose’ LP out 3/22 on BMG, share NSFW title track short film

These New Puritans today reveal details of their fourth studio album Inside The Rose, set for release on March 22nd 2019. Brutal and beautiful, Inside The Rose arrives six years after the critically acclaimed album Field of Reeds and is arguably the Barnett brothers’ most innovative work to date.


A wild, warbling psychedelic take on trap music, the song signs and seals a sugary hook inside of a vibrant soundscape. Meanwhile, in the smoked-out music video, Trip captures the camera’s attention through washed-out, tie-dyed filters. Flanked by friends and enshrouded in smoke, it offers a gateway into his wonderful world.

Sego announce new album ‘Sego Sucks’ + share first track, “Shame”

Woven with the changes of becoming a four-piece band, the album sounds more focused, but the raucous spirit that has kept people sweating since the beginning is just as tangible and, dare I say, primal as ever.

EMAROSA – New Single “Cautious”

Billboard broke the news on the new music, calling the track “guitar-heavy and vibrant in its synth-pop tendencies.” The song navigates through post-breakup decisions and the way those choices can define you.” Sex after heartbreak can tell you a lot about who you are,” frontman Bradley Walden says of “Cautious,” “If you move on, you move on. If you can’t move on, maybe that was love you had.”


Today, singer/songwriter and ARIA award winning artist, Jarryd James, announced his return with the January 29th premiere of his new single “Slow Motion” as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1. Produced by Joel Little in Los Angeles, the track builds towards a tribal chant as syncopated 808’s and piano echo beneath dynamic vocalizations. His evocative intonation immediately engages by way of confessional lyrics over this alternative R&B backdrop. . “Slow Motion” will be available worldwide across all retail digital platforms on Jan 30th.

The Cleverlys bring a new Blue to Bluegrass

From the deep Ozark hollows of Cane Spur, Arkansas, The Cleverlys have been plucked from obscurity and landed in the studio to produce their first national label release, Blue, available March 22 from Mountain Home Music Company. With songs like Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable,” LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and The Zombies’ “She’s Not (Ain’t) There,” this music would be at the edge of being full camp if it weren’t for the obvious vocal talent and stellar picking that holds up to any of today’s progressive acoustic bands.

“If Earl Scruggs, Dolly Parton, and Spinal Tap spawned a litter of puppies, it would be The Cleverlys.” — The New York Times.

Sydney-Based Singer Songwriter Mark Wilkinson Shares New single “Thought You’d Be Around”

Says Wilkinson: “‘Thought You’d Be Around’ is about packing your bags and heading off to somewhere new. I think we often find ourselves in situations where we are waiting for something to happen, whether it’s love, change, success, happiness. Often things are beyond our control and that sense of waiting can be paralyzing. This song is about letting go of the past, moving forward and embracing the now. I wanted the music to have a lightness to it and for the track to feel free and hopeful like you’re driving on an empty freeway that leads you somewhere beautiful.”

L.A. Foster shares new track “Honestly”

It was during a multi-disciplinary performance in a Mexico City art show in February 2014 that the L.A. Foster project was born. Originally from Edmonton and now based in Montreal, Lesley Ann Foster has lived in many parts of the world, including Argentina, Chile and Mexico. It is specifically in Argentina that she learnt how to fluently speak Spanish and fully immersed herself in Latin America, a culture that has truly impacted and influenced her as an artist. She then moved to Montreal in 2009 and after many successful artistic collaborations (Mozart’s Sister), she launched her debut EP entitled Saudade in November 2015.

Ogmasun released and streamed new album ‘Into The Void’

About 4 years after the release of their debut album ‘Out Of The Cold’ (2015, Cold Smoke Rds) Swiss post-metal/mathy-post-rock/prog’ engineers OGMASUN just officially released their second full-length effort called ‘Into The Void’ for CD, LP & Digital editions again in cooperation with Cold Smoke Records (Bunkr, NevBorn, Oregon Trail, Six Months Of Sun, The Burden Remains, etc.).