@skopemag news for February 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am est

Tennessee Native Dustin Sellers Announces Release of New Single “Write It On The Wall.”

Dustin Sellers the “reformed alt-rocker with an old-school soul visage” released “Write It On The Wall,” on December 10th, 2018. It follows Sellers’s three full length albums and an EP. In trend with his other work, loss is a continued theme in this single. In this case, it is a lost relationship and an inability to communicate that drives the song.

Vesper Wood (Kaleida) New Single “Carson” + Debut Solo Album

You’ve most likely heard her voice on Kaleida tracks featured in John Wick, Atomic Blonde, CSI, etc – amassing over 45 million streams and touring the world with the likes of Roisin Murphy and Alt-J….Wood’s debut solo album, Instar is fueled by her experiences with fertility and reproductive health, and frustration at the lack of support and awareness surrounding women’s health. It’s due out March 1 and was recorded with producer Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, Aldous Harding, Soccer Mommy, Jenny Hval).

For Feature: Jordan Siwek Pursues Light in a Dark World with “Lover and a Giver”

The single comes from his debut album, Sun Inside You, a project that took 6 years to manifest. Jordan is a triumphant performer overcoming his insecurity and stutter. Music has been the gateway for self expression that Jordan needed to grow. The album is lined with themes of love and hope because he understands that this is what the world needed – it’s what he needed in his dark times.

Exclusive Premiere: Jordan Siwek releases a thought-provoking music video for “Lover and a Giver”

Diplo debuts “New Shapes” featuring Octavian, Europa EP due February 22

“I met Octavian at a party in London. We took a photo and I never thought I would see the kid again,” Diplo says. “Over the next six months I kept hearing his name and seeing him on great songs. I tried to stay in touch even though he had another twelve phone numbers since we met. Finally, he was stuck in L.A. for a while and it was easy to pull up on him. After a few weeks we nailed this song and I’m glad it gets to finally see the light of day. Big up to Jim-E Stack for producing this with me.”

Shoreline Short Film Festival Postponed

According to the weather prognosticators, this weekend is supposed to be the snowpocalypse. As such, the Shoreline Short Film Festival has been postponed until April 6. You can find updated event details and location here @skopemag.

Shoreline Short Short Film Festival

How to Use Coffee to Help Your Plants Grow

If you start the day with a steaming hot cup of java, you’re not alone. Americans drink 700 million cups of coffee per day, and we create tons of coffee grounds in the process. Instead of throwing coffee grounds in the trash, why not put them to use in the garden? While there are plenty of uses for coffee grounds, they’re a secret weapon to help grow a beautiful garden. However, some of the advice you’ve read about using them may be wrong. Let’s dive into the research about the best (and worst) way to use coffee grounds to help plants grow.

New Music Video UPSAHL – “Drugs” x Skope Magazine

Driven by quirky guitar and delicate bass in “Drugs”, UPSAHL presents tweet-worthy lyrical snapshots of a party marred by trivial conversation and millennial malaise before offering her reason for being there in a sardonic admission: “I just came here for the drugs.”

YEAR OF THE LOCUST Release Lyric Video for “Stay Alive”

Weeknight Shares “Done With Me” Video | On Tour Now | ‘DEAD BEAT CREEP’ Out Now Via Dead Stare Records

Brooklyn four-piece, Weeknight, have released a brand new video, “Done With Me.” The video was premiered exclusively with mxdwn, who call the single, “a haunting and complex yet organic sound.” The song is off their new LP, Dead Beat Creep, which dropped last Friday with Dead Stare Records. The band shared an early stream of the record with Northern Transmissions.

Trapdoor Social is a Los Angeles based independent rock band with a mission.

With it’s origins in a college environmental studies program, the band has a record of fundraising and activism to promote sustainability. Starting in 2015 Trapdoor Social branched off from the usual mix of club/radio/college shows and began producing outdoor, solar-powered concerts and events around the US, including Sunstock Solar Festival, which is takes place in Los Angeles annually. Their other projects combining music with activism have benefitted Homeboy Industries, Mesa Ridge High School, and Kids Cancer Connection.

deM atlaS “Bad Actress” Album Out Today!

Today, burgeoning Minneapolis MC/vocalist deM atlaS releases a captivating music video for his song, “Pneumonia.” Thematically, the track touches on some of the same lyrical concepts of his 2018 debut album, Bad Actress: unhealthy relationships, struggles with mental illness, and an indomitable drive to overcome them. Directed by Tazbah Chavez, the “Pneumonia” video juxtaposes deM atlaS’ inner turmoil with a sunny California backdrop.

True crime inspired debut Belaver single “Driver”; off of the upcoming album ‘True Love of Crime’

Drawing influences from icons Neil Young and David Bowie as well as alt-country stars like Bill Callahan and Townes Van Zandt, Belaver creates melancholic pop music with elements of goth, folk, lo-fi, indie rock, and electronic music.

Atmospheric Track for Skope Magazine – Day Dream Heights” from Walker Landing

Songwriter Brandon Wayne Schilling, aka Walker Landing, creates a rich soundscape of shimmering synthesizers, mammoth bass tones, and haunting vocals. Walker Landing’s first album, 1111, is a shadowy recollection of city night grime and nostalgic daydreams.


Multi-platinum rapper & criminal justice activist MEEK MILL reunites with DRAKE in the blockbuster companion video to “GOING BAD,” the latest single from Meek’s critically-acclaimed fourth studio album CHAMPIONSHIPS. Shot in Los Angeles, CA last month, the Kid Art-directed video features cameos from Swizz Beatz, Nipsey Hussle, T.I., Mustard, J Prince, Jas Prince, PnB Rock, Shy Glizzy, the Dreamchasers and more. Watch the video for “GOING BAD (FEAT. DRAKE)” here.

Kat Holland, announces her new single, “The One”

At the beginning of 2018, Holland recorded her new EP in the famed Village Studios in Los Angeles. Since then, she has been busy gigging, composing, and working with her band in Charlotte. Holland draws from many musical influences that include Norah Jones, Adele, and Maroon 5.