@skopemag news for February 11, 2019 @ 2 pm est

Gazel shares acoustic version of ‘Pointing At The Moon’

Genre-blending British/Turkish songwriter and producer Gazel has shared an acoustic version of her debut single, ‘Pointing At The Moon’, ahead of her headline show at London’s St Pancras Church later this month.


UK band TRONOS are delighted to announce the worldwide release date of their debut album Celestial Mechanics out on April 12th, 2019 with Century Media Records.

TRONOS marks a true collision between two unstoppably creative heroes of the metal underground: Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Brujeria) and producer Russ Russell (At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir, Napalm Death). Both are teaming up with drummer Dirk Verbeuren for a rocketing load of dark fractured colossal and apocalyptic Metal.

Field Medic reveals video for ‘henna tattoo’

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. He has just revealed the video for 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.’

Rebuke Shares Remix of Xpansion ‘Move Your Body’

Nonconnah announces new album, shares track ft. Greg Saunier (Deerhoof)

Prolific Memphis drone act Nonconnah is proud to announce their new album Dead roses, digged up zombies, broken pieces of diamonds, live cats, to be released March 15, 2019 via Ernest Jenning Record Co. To announce the record, the duo has shared album highlights “Rainbow Over Pegasus Field” and “To Pass Through The Walls And Vanish,” the latter of which features Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier. The tracks debuted via Tiny Mix Tapes, who said “Nonconnah chucks convention so freaking hard out the window you’d be forgiven for thinking actual shattered glass would rain down on the street below and injure some innocent passerby.”

Cage The Elephant Confirm Co-Headlining Tour With Beck

Last week, Cage The Elephant announced their return with the release of their fifth studio album, Social Cues, on April 19th via RCA Records. Today, the band confirm a co-headlining tour with Beck, who is featured on the album track “Night Running.” The Night Running Tour will begin on July 9th and includes stops at The Gorge in George, WA, Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA, and NYC’s Forest Hill Stadium. Spoon has also been announced as a special guest on the tour and Starcrawler, Sunflower Bean and Wild Belle will open as well in select cities.Full dates below. Prior to the tour, the band is headlining Shaky Knees Festival on May 4th in Atlanta.

Sarah Potenza’s “I Work For Me” is Today’s ‘Song You Need To Know’ On Rolling Stone

“Sarah Potenza’s songs may be universal anthems written with inclusivity in mind, but on the lead track off her upcoming album ‘Road to Rome’, she puts the spotlight squarely on herself. “I Work for Me” is a vibrant and danceable soul song brimming with confidence and boasting production that calls to mind the Mark Ronson vibe of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back to Black.'”- Rolling Stone

Song You Need to Know: Sarah Potenza, ‘I Work for Me’

I The Victor Returns with Alt-Pop ‘Hypotheticals’

Self-proclaimed positivity project I The Victor returns with alternative pop single ‘Hypotheticals’, after supporting Vinyl Theatre, featuring on Alt Press and playing multiple dates on Vans Warped Tour.

Fat Joe x Big Pun x Remy Ma x Reef Hustle join Producer Buckwild for “Fire”

Witherfall Release Cover of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down”

“During the final writing sessions of “A Prelude to Sorrow”, Joseph Michael and Jake Dreyer stumbled upon doing a darker version of “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty. The song was recorded during the Prelude Sessions at Boogie Tracks Recording studio (featured in the music video) in Jake Dreyer’s hometown of Panama City, Florida. A few weeks after the record was finished Hurricane Michael, a category 5 and largest hurricane to hit the Florida Panhandle in recorded history came and destroyed Panama City, Mexico Beach and Boogie Tracks Studios. Also destroyed was the dock that was home to many wine soaked writing sessions for both Nocturnes and Prelude. The dock can be seen during both “Ode To Despair” and “I Won’t Back Down” solo sections. The Before and After is a haunting reminder that nothing is permanent. We hope this song and video serve as a tribute to the Florida Panhandle and the perseverance of the people living there in rebuilding their communities,” states WITHERFALL about the release.

Steampunk-influenced Songwriter Elyssa Vulpes’ Hypnotic Persuasion

If you only listen to one steam punk-influenced professional hypnotherapist and singer-songwriter in 2019, make it Elyssa Vulpes! Having cured her own anxieties (including stage fright) through a combination of her day job as a hypnotherapist and through writing and performing music, she hopes to inspire others to release their “scorpion energy” – confronting their fears by essentially shedding this negative skin from themselves. Holding On, Letting Go is meditative yet motivational, with not only a classic singer-songwriter style but elements of neo-folk, indie-pop and Americana. Over the course of its 15 tracks the album takes you on a journey of discovery as well as showcasing a variety of musical hues from the sweet melodies of Summer Romance to the rocked up Do you Wanna Play to the positively punky Grow Up.

Ida Mae Share New Video for “If You Don’t Love Me”

Husband and wife duo Ida Mae (Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean), have released an enticing new video for their single “If You Don’t Love Me”, directed by Tim Hyland and Luke Courtenay Smith with LNT productions. The video is currently streaming via Clash Magazine who writes, “The duo cast a spell with their opaque Americana, with their folk-hewn, countrified harmonies, blending two voices as one.” Filmed in one take at a 17th century old shoe maker’s mansion in the band’s hometown of Norwich, the duo said of the video, “We wanted to capture a sense of late night / early morning, the quiet moment before the sun comes up with a hint of ‘Exile on main street’!”

Brooke Moriber Releases “A Star Is Born” Medley Video

A fan of each motion picture version (Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, AND Lady Gaga), Moriber and musical theatre composer Joseph Thalken put together an arrangement that pays homage to all three. Link to video below:

NEREIS reveal new music video ‘Now’

Italy’s hard-rocking alternative metal band NEREIS have revealed a new music video for the song “Now”. The video was directed by Maurizio Del Piccolo, and filmed on location at Adrenaline Stadium (Moscow), and A2 Green (St. Petersburg) while the band was on tour in the Russian Federation during November, 2018.

Nereis reveal new ‘Now’ music video filmed live in the Russian Federation

CHEL Shares “My Name” Music Video

CHEL has returned with a new visual for her hit single, “My Name.” The single was premiered in late 2018, exclusively with Billboard. The track was produced by Mike Hart. Ever since the release of the single, CHEL has been receiving great feedback. She’s also been busy hosting a prime time slot on DASH Discover in LA and modeling for FashionNova. This past month, she also performed at the Women’s Empowerment Expo in LA.

Trey Anastasio Band announce first full band shows in two years

The tour will mark Trey Anastasio Band’s first full-band shows since a November 2017 two-night stand at Oakland, CA’s Fox Theater, recently remastered and released as TAB AT THE FOX THEATER. In January 2018, the band’s last performance was a special appearance at “A Concert For Island Relief,” an all-star event at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall benefitting hurricane relief efforts in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. A series of TAB dates were scheduled for last year but were retooled as Trey Anastasio Trio shows after keyboardist Ray Paczkowski – a.k.a. “The Milkman” – underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor. Fortunately, Paczkowski made a quick recovery and joined the Trio tour for three summer dates.