@skopemag news for february 5, 2019 @ 2:15 pm est

Travis Scott Releases Stunning Music Video For “Can’t Say”

After literally lighting the stage on fire at the Super Bowl LIII Halftime show seen by a global audience of over 100 million viewers, Grammy-nominated superstar Travis Scott releases the stunning music video for “Can’t Say” featuring Don Toliver – watch HERE. Set to be one of the most creative and stylish videos of the year, “Can’t Say” was directed by Nathalie Canguilhem and produced by Saint Laurent with fashion entirely from Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello.

The Lasso Announces Album | + Single “Forevergreen”

Mello Music Group’s newest artist, The Lasso, was born to be a musician. The Lasso is a veteran of musicality and engineering, having produced and recorded hundreds of records over the span of his career including helming the behind the scenes work on Lando Chill’s releases.

CoCo and the Butterfields share video for new single ‘Animals’

CoCo and the Butterfields have shared the video for their new single, ‘Animals’, the first track to be taken from their upcoming EP Monsters, out this spring.

THE UNDERGROUND YOUTH announce ninth LP, share ‘The Death of the Author’

On March 29th, Berlin via Manchester outfit The Underground Youth will be releasing their ninth album, Montage Images of Lust & Fear, on Fuzz Club Records and it’s undoubtedly their most sincere work in an extensive, decade-long discography with which they’ve picked up a cult following across the globe – made evident in their millions of YouTube streams and relentless international touring. To announce the album, the band are sharing the first single ‘The Death of The Author’, described by guitarist/vocalist Craig Dyer as “a macabre industrial ballad following the final hours of a down on his luck writer.”

American War Machine announce debut LP ‘Unholy War’

Hailing from Boston and featuring members of Slapshot, Agnostic Front, Blood For Blood, and Intent To Injure, hardcore powerhouse American War Machine deliver their debut album Unholy War. Picking up where they left off with their Prey Drive EP, American War Machine continue to dish out uncompromising, motor-charged, no frills hardcore punk. These 12 tracks were recorded at The Colosseum in New Bedford, MA with Trevor Vaughan (Rival Mob, Have Heart). Unholy War hits stores in April via Bridge Nine

Grand Pax Debut New Single & Video “Bunk” On Noisey || Out Now On Blue Flowers

Grand Pax shot to ascendance following her acclaimed debut single “Comet” – heralded by Pitchfork as “a soothing anthem for anyone prone to overthinking it” last May and more praise for her pensive, pulsating debut EP followed from The FADER, BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Beats 1’s Matt Wilkinson and more. The EP was produced by Josh Crocker of Leeds collective Gotts Street Park, who Grand Pax credits with liberating her as a writer. Crocker himself boasts productions with Kali Uchis, Mabel, Yellow Days, Cosima, Rejjie Snow, and more; it proved a natural fit.

Ceschi & Factor Chandelier share abstract, animated “The Gospel” video

Ceschi shared the stunning, animated video for “Say No More” with Hip-Hop DX a few weeks ago. The video was directed by Andrew McAlpine and was filmed during one of Ceschi’s many layovers in Norway. You can watch on YouTube.

new artist to check – Zsela “Noise” out now

Zsela is new to Biz 3 and one of the most poised and graceful young talents in recent memory. Today, she shared her first musical offering, the somber and elegant song “Noise”. Her voice effortlessly reminds of familiar and legendary voices but she pushes through this poem of a song, beyond genre or easy classification. Listen to “Noise” out now – live dates in NYC and LA in the next months- read more on her below.

Kendoll Releases New EP, ‘Dead Or Alive,’ Out Now Via Psycho Disco!

Last September, Atlanta-based record label Psycho Disco! welcomed Seattle born, LA residing producer / DJ Kendoll to their roster with the release of her now critically acclaimed ‘Rabbit Hole’ EP. Today, Kendoll returns to her Psycho Disco! home with a brand new project- the ‘Dead Or Alive’ EP.

HEROD: Invisible Oranges Debuts “Fork Tongue” Video From Progressive Sludge Metal Practitioners

As the official release of Sombre Dessein, the impending new full-length from Swiss progressive sludge metal unit HEROD, draws closer to release, Invisible Oranges is pleased to unveil the band’s visual accompaniment to “Fork Tongue.”

‘Overrun’ – Only Yours’ debut full-length

Lead by acclaimed songwriter, Lowell Sostomi, Only Yours’ debut full length is a seasoned, emotionally intelligent album about self-reflection and existing in an overwhelming time. Sostomi’s signature baritone voice and bitter-sweet emotive lyrics, boldly define the Toronto-based four-piece’s incredible debut release.

EARTHGANG Are “Proud of U” – New Single feat. Young Thug

Atlanta’s own EARTHGANG have today released a new track “Proud of U” with fellow ATLien Young Thug. Coming just under four minutes, “Proud of U” showcases the two musical vanguards in their element; marrying sharp lyricism with their pension for infectious melodies.

Robert Ellis’ Ode To “Topo Chico” and “When You’re Away” Released

Robert Ellis is set to return with Texas Piano Man on Valentine’s Day 2019 via New West Records. The 11-song set was co-produced by Ellis and Niles City Sound (Leon Bridges) in Fort Worth, TX and is largely comprised of songs written by Ellis, an accomplished guitarist, on grand piano. Texas Piano Man follows his critically acclaimed 2016 self-titled LP which was named an “Album of the Year” by multiple outlets including NPR Music, Rolling Stone Country, American Songwriter, among others. A wild and spirited album, the grandiose Texas Piano Man presentation – vocals that soar, pumping piano vamps that call to mind Leon Russell and Elton John — finds an intriguing bedfellow with lyrical and thematic content that are disarming for their sincerity. A larger projection of Ellis’ wilder inclinations, the tone of the record can swing like moods during the course of a day. Putting down his guitar and sitting at a piano awakened something, and Ellis likens the musical experience to being behind the wheel of “a rock solid muscle car.” It’s a heavy thing, with beautiful lines.