@skopemag news for February 15, 2019 @ 11:30 am est


From First To Last has announced that its first live performance in over two years will take place on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Republic in New Orleans. The rare show will be presented by Emo Nite LA and BUKU Music + Art Project as part of the two-day festival’s “BUKU Late” after-party series, the first performance from the band since their 2017 reunion at Emo Nite’s acclaimed Los Angeles party, which marked their first time playing together in over a decade. The lineup will feature drummer Derek Bloom; lead guitarist and keyboardist Matt Good; rhythm guitarist and vocalist Travis Richter; and lead vocalist and guitarist Sonny Moore a/k/a Skrillex, whose Dog Blood project with Boys Noize is headlining BUKU.

Rising Florida Rhymer Rod Wave Reflects on His “Hard Times” in a New Loosie

Imbuing his uniquely southern brand of trap with soul and wisdom, Rod Wave is ready for a huge 2019. Sharing his first new song of the year, Rod releases “Hard Times.” Reminiscing about his youth in St. Petersburg, Florida, Rod decries rappers who lie about their past and those who abandon their blocks when they get a bag. Marked by churchy piano and wailing guitars, “Hard Times” showcases Rod’s unique talent, as he rocks a delicate falsetto on the chorus and rhymes with melodic fervor during the verses. “Hard Times” follows the video for “Weight On My Shoulders,” a highlight from Rod’s late-2018 Hunger Games 3 tape and the Moneybagg Yo-featuring “Feel The Same Way,” which has over 1.2 million views on YouTube.


This new collaboration by C. Tangana (who is affectionately known as Pucho) and Dellafuente features renowned producer Alizzz, who infuses the duo’s urban pop vibes with a frothy, upscale atmosphere. This lush sonic confection is a master class in “romantiqueo” – romantic reggaetón.

Tommy Genesis debuts “I’m Yours,” North American tour launches in March

In support of the album, Genesis is embarking on a headline tour this February that will take her through Europe and North America, with stops in Los Angeles, Oakland, Portland, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York and many more. Los Angeles newcomer Deb Never will join Genesis on all North American dates, excluding Brooklyn and Boston.

moonweather – Overgrown LP

moonweather is a band of transience and realism. Having just completed their second full-length album Overgrown, a storied reflection on aging and on problems that seem insignificant on their own, but together compound into bigger issues, the close-knit Cincinnati group is a prime example of musicians with a killer work ethic working together toward mainstream success.


ROTTING CHRIST Streaming Forthcoming Album, ‘The Heretics,’ Today via YouTube!

The Greek metal veterans of ROTTING CHRIST are streaming their entire upcoming record, ‘The Heretics,’ today via the official Season of Mist YouTube channel. Join the action and listen to the stream at THIS LOCATION.

Watch and Share Berlin Taxi’s “Last Night” Video

Yesterday New Noise Magazine gave the exclusive debut of Berlin Taxi’s first music video off of their upcoming EP Contract due out April 12th and available for preorder now.

Music Video Premiere: Berlin Taxi – “LAST NIGHT”

Teen Daze shares new single “Endless Light”

Teen Daze shares the gorgeous closer to his upcoming album, “Endless Light”. The single follows “Spring” & “Hidden Worlds”.

My Brightest Diamond Releases “Another Chance” Video

As a teenager, the song “Sweet Thing” with Rufus and Chaka Khan was played often on Detroit radio, and I always loved it. After my divorce, I was trying to imagine what Love could look like for me, how I might move forward accepting the love that had been in my life without disparaging it, but not wanting to repeat scenarios or mistakes I had made. I dreamed of having a Love like the kind was described in “Sweet Thing,” and made an explicit reference to that in my song “Another Chance.” The playlist continues to grow and grow. —Shara Nova

Emmeline Announces Single “Empire” Out February 4

“Empire”, the new single from singer-songwriter, Emmeline, crashes like a tidal wave of self-confidence and positive conviction. Vocal melodies tower like a path of trees guiding the way to a magical scenery at the end of a dark, quiet forest. Captivating piano arrangements await at the end of the forest, extended and peeking towards the sky. Sprinting towards the mountainous landscape with self-doubt in hand, “Empire” lures insecurity to the rocky edge where it falls down into oblivion. The single is off of her upcoming album, RISE, out March 15.

Rita Ora shares exclusive live performance with Vevo

Vevo announces the release of Rita Ora’s live performance of “Let You Love Me.” Born in Pristina, Kosovo but raised in London, Rita Ora made her first official appearance in 2007 when she guested on Craig David’s single “Awkward.” In 2009, Ora signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and hit 2012’s #1 spot with her debut solo single “R.I.P.” Later that year, she released her debut album, simply titled “Ora”, which went straight to #1 on the UK album charts. Following a collaboration with Charlie XCX, Cardi B, and Bebe Rexha on “Girls,” Ora released her sophomore album Phoenix, featuring the single “Let You Love Me” in November of 2018. The “bittersweet club anthem” (Idolator), “Let You Love Me” broke British chart history for the most Top 10 singles by a British female artist. Catch Rita Ora live throughout 2019 on her world tour, and keep up with exclusive content from artists all over the world at youtube.com/vevo .

Foals Share New Song ‘On The Luna’

Recently, Foals confirmed support from Bear Hands, Preoccupations, Omni, and Kiev on their twenty-date headlining US tour. Bear Hands will provide direct support, with Kiev opening, on the first leg of the tour in cities including Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.


Blind For Love2 is loaded with colorful production inspired by Buu’s favorite genres of music which range from Hip-Hop, Rock, Pop, and R&B music. The lyrics are often inspired by real life scenarios. On the new EP, Buu who is a second-generation clone, says “Now that I’ve got your attention, I got more personal. Blind For Love 2 is no longer clickbait. It’s melodic. The lyrics are Rockstar shit, but I’m letting you know who I am.” With more music coming this year, the six track EP, including his newest single “Misery Needs Company” which premiered last night on Sirius XM’s Hip-Hop Nation, is the perfect kick starter to show that Buu is certainly one of 2019’s artists to watch.

East Denistone unveils tense, bristling new single in ‘Amongst Taller Trees’

Broody, drenched in texture and teeming with stylistic flair, Sydney’s East Denistone unveils his strongest single yet with ‘Amongst Taller Trees’. As his first release of new music for 2019, East Denistone strikes a chord as the song lands heavy with emotional lyricism against a rich musical tapestry. Built on crashing percussion and a dramatic coupling of guitars and keys, ‘Amongst Taller Trees’ battles between ideas of persistence and one’s creative endgame.

Moon River Music Festival Sells Out in First 24 Hours!

The 2019 lineup will feature Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Brandi Carlile, Goodbye Road (Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, JOHNNYSWIM, Penny & Sparrow), St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Moon Taxi, Drew & Ellie Holcomb, The Wood Brothers, JOHNNYSWIM, Josh Ritter, The Lone Bellow, The Oh Hellos, Joy Williams, Rayland Baxter, The Band Camino, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, The Suffers, Devon Gilfillian, Cedric Burnside, The New Respects, Birdtalker, Lady Wray, and The Brook & The Bluff.


Ginette Claudette Releases Her New Video “Slow Up”

R&B songstress and recording artist Ginette Claudette releases the video for her new track “Slow Up” today via Summerchild Records/RED MUSIC. “Slow Up” appears on her project On To Something, which also features previously released tracks “Twisted,” “True” and “Love Me Back.” The video premiered yesterday on Ones to Watch with the outlet calling the video “a sensory explosion, pushing her artistry to a whole new level.”

Hey Satan (ex-Shovel, ex-HSE) premiered new music video for the single “Golgotha Beach”

About two years after its acclaimed debut and self-titled album, Swiss power-trio Hey Satan, just premiered a first excerpt from its second full-length effort with a music video for the single “Golgotha Beach” available right now on YouTube.

ENDORPHINS LOST: BrooklynVegan Premieres Seclusions Full-Length

BrooklynVegan is currently hosting a full-stream of Seclusions, the devouring new full-length from Pacific Northwest hardcore/powerviolence unit ENDORPHINS LOST.

Mexican/Panamanian artist Michelle Blades shares fiery track “Politic!”

Following the new track “Ring” , her breathless performance for La Blogothèque, and the unpredictable grace of “Kiss Me On the Mouth”, today Michelle Blades returns with the fiery, topical new track “Politic!”. The new video is out today and the track is streaming everywhere. Check out YouTube and listen on Soundcloud.


Hotel Books Drops Surprise LP

Hotel Books have surprise released their brand new album “I’ll Leave The Light On Just In Case” today via InVogue Records. This is the band’s first release since their album “Equivalency” that was released fall of 2017. The album is produced by Jonathan Sherer and was recorded at multiple locations throughout Ohio. The album combines multiple genre influences with very emotional lyrics.

Cole Bennett Video For Juice WRLD’s “Robbery” Out Now

Mantell – ‘Can I Set It Right’ Single

Indie-rock band Mantell return as a quintet with their upbeat new single, Can I Set It Right. Hailing from Melbourne’s inner suburbs, the band offer an alluring mash up of diverging guitars, harmonious bass lines, and a modern take on the sound of classic seventies drumming.

IMMORTAL GUARDIAN Shoots For The Stars In Epic ‘Stardust’ Music Video/Short Film

The Texas-based extreme progressive/power metal group IMMORTAL GUARDIAN have been described as “seriously epic” (MetalSucks), so it’s only fitting that the group’s new music video for their song “Stardust” fits that same description. A riveting, special effects-laden five-minute hybrid of an “Armageddon”-like action movie and a telenovela, the clip can be seen at this location.

BRIGHTDELIGHT Release New Single ‘Checkmate’ From Forthcoming Album

BrightDelight have released their first single Checkmate from their second album Invoke due out via Sliptrick Records on March 29th, 2019. The record was DIY-produced during 2018.

ICYMI: Mozes & the Firstborn premiere video for ‘Sad Supermarket Song’

Following the worldwide release of their third full-length album ‘Dadcore’ on Jan 25th via Burger Records, Mozes and the Firstborn have premiered the video for single ‘Sad Supermarket Song’ at Noisey NL this morning, where the album was praised as being reminiscent of “the carefree punk rock that you’d listen to as an insecure teenager in a skatepark”.

Mae Muller releases new singles ‘Leave It Out’ and ‘Flaws’

Emerging North London singer-songwriter Mae Muller has teamed up with production duo Future Cut to release two new tracks, ‘Leave It Out’ and ‘Flaws’. Mae’s work with Future Cut [Rihanna, Dizzee Rascal, Lily Allen] is the first in a series of three collaborations that will also see Mae team up with producers Two Inch Punch and Jimmy Napes over the coming months. Both tracks are available to buy and stream on all platforms.

KYOTI release ‘Restart The World’ February 15th, 2019

‘Restart The World’ kicks off with a sparse backdrop of pounding electro beats and snappy percussion which then builds into an energy infused anthem with catchy infectious synth hooks throughout. This is an anthem for a technology dependant, politically charged and anxiety-fuelled era. An upbeat, dystopian party tune, with lyrical and musical nods to Talking Heads, Jungle, Hot Chip and the Pet Shop boys. The synth-pop trio have created a simple, but indisputable ear-worm, that basically says what we’re all thinking.