@skopemag news for January 31, 2019 @ 2 pm est

Impure Wilhelmina Release New Music Video, Announce New Tour Dates

Swiss post-metallers IMPURE WILHELMINA have released their brand new music video for “Murderers,” which was taken from the band’s latest album, ‘Radiation’ (2017). Watch the new clip via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel HERE.

Shoffy Releases Stripped “Cool Again”

“Cool Again” has collected over 8 million streams between Spotify and Apple Music since its release. The stripped version of the song highlights the versatility and creativity of Shoffy’s craft, bending the previously released banger into a charming, singer-songwriter cross-over.

Singer-Songwriter Kylie Rae Harris To Release New Self-Titled EP

“I just want to see the day you tell me that I did okay,” Kylie Rae Harris sings on the closing track of her upcoming self-titled EP. “God, I hope I’m still around twenty years from now.” It’s a note to her six-year-old, written a few months after her own father passed away. In the past handful of years, Harris has moved from Texas to Nashville, from Nashville back to Texas, had a baby, had her heart broken, and lost her father. On her new EP, set to be released March 29, she examines her experiences and takes a look and what she’s learned from each of them. Her latest true-to-life single, “Big Ol’ Heartache,” premiered today via Taste of Country.

Monsta X Set To Drop ‘We Are Here’ Album 02|18|2019

Korean pop sensations, Monsta X, dropped a teaser video for their highly anticipated 2nd Album Take.2, ‘We Are Here.’ The album is set for release February 18th, 2019 and you can watch the teaser video here:

Raz Simone ‘Lies’ – New Worldstar Exclusive Video

Judah & the Lion Drops Official Music Video for New Single “Over my head”

The band is thrilled to also announce Pep Talks: An Intimate Album Listening and Storytelling Experience Presented by Judah & the Lion, which will hit 6 cities across the southeast this April. At each event, Judah Akers, Brian Macdonald, and Nate Zuercher will be on hand to tell the story behind the 17-track Pep Talks, giving fans an exclusive, intimate listening experience ahead of the release. Pep Talks is their forthcoming third album and is set to be released this Spring via Cletus the Van/Caroline. The LP will include “Over my head” – a deeply personal track from frontman Judah Akers, who opens up about his struggles during a time that was both professionally exciting and personally turbulent – and December’s multi-track release “Quarter-Life Crisis” and “Pep Talk.”

WATCH NOW: CMT.com Premieres Terra Bella’s “Middle of Nowhere USA” Music Video

Included in Billboard’s “Country Artists to Watch,” last year, Terra Bella (Joe and Martina Costa) continues to unravel the ties that bind independent acts from achieving commercial success. For 24 hours, CMT.com is dedicating their homepage to the music video premiere of bona fide small-town anthem “Middle of Nowhere USA” from country’s rising duo.

BLACK ROSE Release New Official Video For ‘Sands Of Time’

Theophilus London teams up with Tame Impala on new single ‘Whiplash’


Toronto, Ontario’s very own punk powerhouse, PUP, recently announced their new record Morbid Stuff, set for release on 5th April via Little Dipper/Rise Records. The album’s visceral, wildfire first single ‘Kids’ has already received praise press-wide, and today it receives an incredible, futuristic and “bleak as fuck” Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux-directed music video. “Jeremy cooked up this hilarious concept of what all of our lives would be like 40 years in the future,” explains Stefan Babcock. “Our goal was to sorta set viewers up for this happy feel-good ending, and then at the last minute, crush them with darkness. Just like life in the present, most things in the future will probably turn out shit, or, if we’re really lucky, fine at best.”

Blick Bassy video

Blick Bassy has released the new video for ‘Ngwa’, the first track to emerge from his forthcoming new album. Co-produced by Blick and Renaud Letang (Feist, Saul Williams, Lianne La Havas, Charlotte Gainsbourg), it’s the first new music from Bassy since his acclaimed 2015 release, Akö. ‘Ngwa’ is a tribute to the heroes who fought and died for the independence of Bassy’s native Cameroon, sung in his ancestral Bassa language. Stream the video here.

Field Medic Announces New Album ‘fade into the dawn’ out 4/19

Field Medic, the moniker of Los Angeles-based folk artist Kevin Patrick, has announced his new album fade into the dawn will be released on April 19 via Run For Cover Records. Today, he released the album’s first single “henna tattoo,” a driving acoustic track recorded straight to a 4-track tape recorder backed by his boom box drum machine. The album is now available for pre-order and includes an instant download of “henna tattoo.”


Latium Entertainment and Atlantic Records are proud to announce the highly anticipated debut solo single from multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ally Brooke. “Low Key” (feat. Tyga) arrives today on all DSPs, along with a stunning Mike Ho-directed (Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez) video companion. Co-written by John Ryan (Maroon 5, Niall Horan), Teddy Geiger (Shawn Mendes) and Julian Bunetta (Thomas Rhett, Harry Styles), “Low Key” marks the first official track release from Ally’s eagerly awaited debut solo project, due later this year.

EYESORE & THE JINX release skittish post-punk of ‘On An Island’ via Eggy Records

Commenting on social media isolationism and how this feeds into the Brexit-mentality, with their twitchy, socially minded psychobilly, feels natural for Liverpool trio Eyesore & The Jinx. There’s no plan to be a ‘political band’, it’s purely the result of writing about what they see and feel in their lived experience.

New > ASOK > ‘How It Is’ EP > Lobster Theremin > Out 8th March 2019 > Listen Here

The Lobster Liverpool wonder Stu Robinson aka ASOK comes flaming back onto the white label series. Out of the Greggs oven and into the fiyah!

Field Medic announces new album ‘fade into the dawn’ on Run For Cover Records out April 19th

Field Medic, the moniker of Los Angeles-based folk artist Kevin Patrick, has announced his new album ‘fade into the dawn’ will be released on April 19 via Run For Cover Records. Today, he released the album’s first single ‘henna tattoo,’ a driving acoustic track recorded straight to a 4-track tape recorder backed by his boom box drum machine. The album is now available for pre-order and includes an instant download of ‘henna tattoo.’

BLEEDER launches 2nd Single

Bleeder is Shelby Smoak. Bleeder’s self-titled release gained high praise from the media: “2017’s most memorable pieces of musical art” (Band Blurb); “one of the year’s most important releases” (Indie Music Reviews); and “one of the year’s best albums–from anyone” (Gashouse Radio).

BRANT BJORK: new song off “Jacoozzi” streaming via The Obelisk!

After the huge success of his latest and thirteenth solo record ‘Mankind Woman’, desert rock icon BRANT BJORK is set to release another solo album! ‘Jacoozzi’ was captured on tape during a jam session back in 2010, but the tracks never made it on any of Brant Bjork’s albums to date. April 5th will finally see ‘Jacoozzi’ to be released with Heavy Psych Sounds Records!

Brant Bjork Premieres “Guerrilla Funk” from Jacoozzi LP; Preorders Available Today

DIYÂ – The Sound of 2019 Dream Pop

A rising star of the Ukrainian music scene, the refreshingly modern sound of DIYÂ has seen her touring across China and breaking into the global market with her latest release Love Love.

Not only commercially successful, DIYÂ’s music offers a refreshingly honest take on her innermost feelings and experiences. This is a journey that is universally relatable and comes from a standpoint which is much further rooted in sharing her own views than it is about selling records. This EP is saturated with what are fundamentally very catchy tracks – certain to linger on your mind and carry on that feeling long after the record has stopped playing.

Ella Vos debuts “Temporary” video, Watch and Wait EP out now

Of the video Vos says, “I’ve been through so many ups and downs in just the past couple years with becoming a mother, starting a new career, and now being thrown into the health whirlwind with my cancer diagnosis. In my lows I’ve felt trapped, or that there are no better alternatives. It’s like I’ve built a house in my mind and told myself that everything outside of it is scary and impossible. This video is about that strange maze of a house, and the power to change your mind.”

DIM AURA: No Clean Singing debuts “Black Heretic Hate” from Israeli black metal

Israeli black metal misanthropes DIM AURA will release their sophomore album, The Triumphant Age of Death, on March 22nd under the banner of SATURNAL RECORDS. As the first taste of the album, the band is currently streaming the third track “Black Heretic Hate” exclusively via No Clean Singing.


Lil Durk Digs Deep Into a Relationship in “No Label,” His First New Single Since STTS 3

An endless font of effortless hooks, Chicago’s Lil Durk is one of the foremost progenitors of modern rap’s melodic renaissance. Coming through with his first new music of 2019, Durk shares “No Label,” his latest single. As he explained on his Instagram, Durk took inspiration from a story a friend about his own relationship woes for “No Label,” flipping it into a fast-paced and hook-filled airing of grievances, attacking an ungrateful ex, trying to establish new ground rules for their relationship: “I ain’t want a label/I ain’t tryna be your man, or your friend, or your husband/I don’t wanna label.” Shared this morning on Durk’s SoundCloud, “No Label” is an ideal example of what fans have come to expect from Durk–smooth singing combined with hard-edged and unsparing lyricism.

OSSUARIUM: Invisible Oranges Streams Entire Debut LP

Just ahead of its release through 20 Buck Spin, the ruthless Living Tomb LP by Portland, Oregon-based death dealers OSSUARIUM has been posted for public absorption through an exclusive early stream hosted by Invisible Oranges, alongside an interview with the band.

A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS share new track ‘Chrome Shadow’

Slow Coming Day to Release New Album “1000 Years (Like a Day)” on Indie Vision Music

Indie Vision Music drops the first new song from the upcoming comeback album “1000 Years (Like a Day)” by the extremely underrated (and mostly unheard) indie rock band, Slow Coming Day, titled “First Sight.”

Jetty Bones wants to get “To Know You…”, w/ their new single

Today we get to release the second single, “To Know You…” from Jetty Bones over at The Grey Estates. The song comes from their new EP “-” (pronounced “hyphen”) which drops on February 22nd.