@skopemag news for February 13, 2019 @ 11 am est

MANICS Release “Eleven Eleven” Off Forthcoming Debut EP

With a driving bassline and hypnotic synthesizers, Bay Area indie outfit MANICS turn out a shimmering nu-disco groove on “Eleven Eleven.” The single, alongside recent release “Deja Rendezvu,” will be featured on the duo’s debut EP, Binary, out on Dim Mak March 8th.


New Leaf – “Somebody” (Prod. By Leaf & Asher Saperstein) – Listen Now

“Depression in youth has risen 75% due to social media.

Swiss metallers Almøst Human released and streamed new album ‘XS2XTC’

After the last weeks sharing some various excerpts from their new long-awaited record, Swiss metallers Almøst Human officially released their debut full-length effort, called ‘XS2XTC’ and available for CD & Digital editions through Fastball Music (Silver Dust, etc.) / Soulfood Music GmbH + Full-Stream on Bandcamp.

Craig Stickland Releases “Burn It Down” Video Today via Billboard

Today, acclaimed troubadour Craig Stickland shares the companion video for his current single “Burn It Down” via 21 Entertainment / Entertainment One. The singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer premiered the song via BILLBOARD this morning. Driven by arena-size guitar, a handclap groove, and his robust vocals, the track exudes ambitious energy and resounds with rebelliously soulful spirit.

Holy Golden shares new music video for “Seven of Diamonds”

Holy Golden is the multifaceted musical world of Leslie Schott and Andrew Valenti. The two met serendipitously during a lunar eclipse on the island of Martha’s Vineyard when Leslie decided to take a ferry to the island and happened upon the record store where Andrew was working. Andrew wrote down his band’s email address on a business card and gave it to Leslie, suggesting she come to a concert that night. She bought a few CDs and left, assuming she’d probably never see him again, but as the ferry back to the mainland was about to leave the harbor, she ran off the boat and found the concert. Traveling back and forth between Martha’s Vineyard and Los Angeles, the duo began crafting mythological mini-worlds into music, music videos, short films, and photo stories.

Van Bellman releases third single “All This Time” just in time for Valentine’s Day

If Sufjan Stevens was on a Beatles kick and stumbled upon a lost track from Beck’s Sea Change, it may sound like “All This Time,” a handful of broken romances distilled into one story. Boy wants girl, but plays it cool. She feels rejected and moves on. Boy comes crawling back, and she wants nothing to do with him. Rinse and repeat. The dogged heart defies the brain, again and again. After all this time I still spend all this time on you. It’s only fitting to release this yearning love song on Valentine’s Day.


From the wilds of Chattanooga spring Bohannons, one of that town’s finest rock bands of the past 20 years, a crackling, snarling beast of an outfit that lands somewhere between Ronnie Wood, Neil Young and a homemade flamethrower. Marty Bohannon’s piercing vocals ride on waves of brother Matt Bohannon’s ringing and whining guitars, driven by the whirling rush of drummer Mike Gaut and bassist Billy C. Robinson’s rhythms. – Stephen Trageser, Nashville Scene.

Introducing Patsy!

“Fucking Amazing” is the first single from his self-titled debut EP out March 1st on Broad Channel Records.

Astrid S Releases Stunning Fashion Heavy Music Video For “Someone New”, WATCH NOW!

Today hotly-tipped international pop star Astrid S releases the official music video for her latest single ‘Someone New,’ which was co-written by Charli XCX. The colorful, dream-like video is filled with an array of beautiful fashionable looks and reflects the playful nature of the track – following Astrid as she obsesses over her ex, in an array of eye-catching, fantastical scenarios.

LA Indie Pop Outfit BRETT Release “Tenenbaum”

LA-based Brett have released their new single ‘Tenenbaum’ off their forthcoming EP ‘Perfect Patterns,’ out April 5 via 10K Islands. The snarling guitars set the tone for the driving and melodic track, punctuated at the end by a Malkmus-inspired guitar solo. Lyrics proclaiming ‘You look like a whisper / You talk like a cherry bomb’ and ‘You tie a tourniquet / A walking hologram’ paint a present dystopia–a hypnotic fixation on the superficial, and a shattered collective psyche where we are continually disconnected from one another.

38 “Wall 2Wall” Featuring Lil Wyte New Single!

Detric Sykes better known by his stage name 38, started rapping in the mid 90’s after being influenced by Soul Singer Pattie Labell’s “Somebody Loves You”. Despite the unorthodox influence, 38 used the song as an Segway into hip hop after seeing death and dismay living in some of Memphis’ oldest and most dangerous neighborhoods often times turning to thieving or selling drugs as a kid to make ends. 38’s Most influential hip hop roots come from local Memphis artist such Three 6 mafia, Playa Fly, Gangsta Black, Eight-Ball & MJG. He released his first independent project under the alias DaPure in ‘99 entitled “One Time to Shine” followed by “Anticipated Arrival”. After a chance meeting with former Three-6 Member, Crunchy Black, Sykes sparked a friendship that included Black rebranding Sykes as 38