@skopemag news for February 18, 2019 @ 8 am est


Written by Peters and Sam ‘RØMANS’ Romans (Ella Mai, Little Mix, Demi Lovato), who produced the track alongside Sam De Jong (Thirty Seconds to Mars, Muse), ‘Stay Young’ is an instantly memorable, feel-good pop smash. The track, which finds Maisie musing on the highs and lows of youth and the sacrifices of growing up, is yet another example of Peters’ knack for crafting heartfelt and narratively rich pop songs.

Luke Combs releases acoustic version of “Beautiful Crazy”

The stripped-down rendition celebrates “Beautiful Crazy” reaching #3 at country radio after only 14 weeks on the chart, making it Combs’ fastest-rising single to date. The track was also the first country single shipped to radio already platinum-certified since Taylor Swift’s “Red” in 2013 and has nearly 250 million on-demand streams.

Smoke Season share LA-inspired, rocksteady track/vid “Up On Me”

“Up On Me” was written by Smoke Season’s Gabby Bianco and Jason Rosen as a love letter to east Los Angeles – their home, their incubator of creativity. “We’ve lived in Silverlake / Echo Park for the last decade,” they share. “It’s become the inspiration and backdrop to almost all of our music. We felt like it was time to pay homage to our turf and our community.”

New Video: Grieves “I’ll Be Better” + New Tour Dates w/ Watsky


RewOut have published their new video “Circus”, due out digitally on February 18th. The single will be first available as a radio edit, different from the album version (“On&On, out through Zeta Factory).

CHROME WAVES: Decibel Magazine Premieres Official Video For “Past The Lights”

Decibel Magazine is hosting the public premiere of “Past The Lights,” the latest single from CHROME WAVES’ impending debut LP, A Grief Observed. As the record nears March release through Disorder Recordings, the song is delivered through the band’s first official video, directed, filmed, and edited by Eddie of Curran Enterprise Films.

Video Premiere: Chrome Waves – ‘Past the Lights’

Surrender Music Video is Here and it is HOT!

Abjects’ debut album, Never Give Up, is out today on Yippee Ki Yay

Never Give Up premiered on Hype Machine saying that the songs “confront challenges both personal and political with raucous rhythms, playful harmonies, and heaps of distortion.”

Hounslow based Grace Acladna returns with vibrant new single ‘When I Saw You’

Grace Acladna, producer, singer, song writer and multi instrumentalist from Hounslow, London – today announces her long-awaited return with new single ‘When I Saw You’, released today (February 15th).

NO WIN (Ex-FIDLAR) Share “Shelley Duvall” Track On Alt Press

The site also shared the video for their new track “Vision” and did an Origins piece in which band leader Danny Noguieras details his influences as a songwriter. The new album downey will be released 3/22 via Dangerbird Records.

NO WIN (ex-FIDLAR) want what they can’t have in new single—listen


Danileigh’s “Lil Bebe” At 100 Million Streams


With early comparisons to Lana Del Rey to collaborating with numerous diverse acts such as Rico Nasty, Quinn XCII, ELOHIM, and Jesse Rutherford it’s easy to see that Yoshi’s music is truly unable to fit into one category of music. In addition to his collaborations, Yoshi has recently opened for blackbear, Dua Lipa, and DJ/producers SG Lewis, and Whethan. His eclectic music style effortlessly blends electronic-pop and hip hop, whilst perfectly showcasing the contrast of his bold lyrics and sweet voice.

Fellow Robot announce split EP pre-order with Bundy

Los Angeles based indie rock group, Fellow Robot, who have just launched a pre-order for an EP split with fellow Long Beach band, Bundy. The EP features two new Fellow Robot tracks and will be celebrated with a month long residency at Alex’s Bar in April.

Sanhedrin Unleash New Song “Wind on the Storm”

Brooklyn pure metal alchemists Sanhedrin create music that merges doom and classic metal complemented by lyrics that delve into the darker elements of humanity and the cyclical nature of destructive ideas. The band, which features Black Anvil guitarist Jeremy Sosville, former Amber Asylum/Lost Goat bassist/vocalist Erica Stoltz, and drummer Nathan Honor, will release its new LP, ‘The Poisoner’, on February 22 via Cruz Del Sur Music.

Listen to the motherfucking ROCK and Roll of Sanhedrin’s “Wind On The Storm “

Brian Culbertson’s “Colors” comes alive

“I’ve been aspiring to finally film a concert and for this tour, I knew we had an impressive-looking show and a great-sounding band. It’s the most visual show I’ve ever created in terms of the lighting, video elements and wardrobe. It’s stunning. Once the tour started, I knew we had to film it somehow,” said Culbertson about his first live concert video.


SPiN (14 Million YT Views) Too Late (80s Inspired Ballad)

The band now has over 14 Million YouTube views and yesterday they premiered the third Music Video from their new album “Make Me Move”.

Garage-Yacht Rockers CERAMIC ANIMAL Release “All My Loving” on Ones To Watch

Ahead of their rapidly approaching US tour, garage-yacht rockers Ceramic Animal have teamed up with Ones To Watch to release the mammoth rhapsody of a tune, “All My Loving”. The track weaves in and out of groovy rock sections that crash into swaggering, sludgy, bluesy choruses, culminating in a psychedelic sprint to the finish line.

Porcupine share new video + announce new tour dates

Minneapolis-based indie rock trio that includes “mustachioed chef and onetime Hüsker Dü bass-player Greg Norton (Brooklyn Vegan),” Porcupine, share the video for their single, “Lifetime,” from their recent record, What You’ve Heard Isn’t Real, out now via DC-Jam Records and Dead Broke Rekerds. Brooklyn Vegan, who debuted the video, say, “It’s the kind of catchy, driving indie rock that Husker Du fans will probably dig, and it comes with a performance video that suits the song well.”

Good F___ shares new video for “Physics” feat. flip phone footage from David Berman (Silver Jews) via Self-Titled

Tim Kinsella and Jenny Pulse are Good Fuck. Today they share the new single / video “Physics” via Self-Titled Mag. The video includes live footage of the duo shot by the Silver Jews’ David Berman on his flip phone and gives you a glimpse into what it’s like to be on tour in the US for three weeks in 2019. Their debut self-titled album is out next Friday on Joyful Noise – on 2/22 they also have a special record release event planned at Open House Contemporary in Chicago featuring two floors of dance music – ticket are available.

New Album About Brexit Banned From Spotify!

Record breaking band The Pocket Gods ,who are famous for their 30 second tracks and taking on Spotify, have had their latest album banned from Spotify!

The album – 100breXit30 is 125 tracks of ambient “brown” noise to help the UK escape from Brexit madness! Brown noise helps aid relaxation and has lower frequencies than White noise.

Listen and chill and laugh at titles such as – “It Costs £25 For A Loaf Of Bread But At Least We have Blue Passports”, “Splitter Remain Implosion”, “Belgium is Jealous Of Our Wetherspoons” & “Nothing Vacuous About This Shambles”.

As the album is banned from release on Spotify it is available in full on Soundcloud:

Loi Loi Shares New “Sliver Light” Music Video Via Northern Transmissions

DC electro-pop duo, Loi Loi, have shared a brand new video for their new single, “Sliver Light,” in an exclusive premiere with Northern Transmissions. The stunning new visual was directed by Jen Meller, and features performances from many of the duo’s contemporaries. Among them are Alexys Forrest (of Danger Sluts), Krystal Ashley (of “Scenes from Backstage”), Jax Caruso (of Galaxy Electric), and Freddie Heinemann (of FISK).

Loi Loi debut new video for “Sliver Light”

Lili St Anne – Bone Marrow EP

The singer of Portland-based band Lili St Anne (which also features members Jason Miller and Sam Arnold) liked to imagine what would happen to her if she interrupted the proceedings in such a surprising and intrusive way. What would people’s faces look like? Would she be dragged offstage?

Dan Rico Premieres New Single via VENTS MAGAZINE

Dan Rico is a Brooklyn, NY based songwriter, producer, singer, and guitarist. He writes gritty, doo-wop tinged love songs about the end of the world. Since 2015 he has released two full length albums “Endless Love,” and “DREAMY,” along with several singles and EP’s. In 2018 he decided to quit traditional rock music in search of something new and moved out to New York from his hometown of Chicago.

Wilson Releases Video for “F*ck Up My High” Remix Featuring Hyro the Hero

“Being able to team up with the legendary High Times and our friends at Heavy Grass to deliver this visual f*ckery is an honor to say the least,” states vocalist Chad Nicefield. Sit back, grab some of your best buds (and some friends too!) and enjoy the debaucherous ride around Los Angeles, as we pick up strangers and give em a lil Taste of our Nastiness.”

Pander Sera Shares “Gazebo” Via Buzzbands LA

LA-based electronic and multimedia artist Pander Sera shares her new single “Gazebo” and announces her debut LP, Bothy, due out March 22nd on Mateo Sound. Buzzbands LA premiered the track with praise, stating, “The new song ‘Gazebo’ is a 2 1/2-minute agitant built around furious drums (the artist’s first instrument) and synthesized vocals.” Pander Sera will be performing at Junior High LA on March 16th with Dylan Ewen and Penn Francis. Bothy is out March 22nd on Mateo Sound.

Jeff Whalen’s “Ten More Rock Super Hits” Out Now!

10 MORE ROCK SUPER HITS, the new solo album from JEFF WHALEN, frontman and mastermind behind celebrated L.A. power pop band Tsar, is out now on all music platforms. 10 More Rock Super Hits is a crunch-tastic, chorus-driven confection of everything that sparkles and pops – a bubbleglam masterpiece and a distillation of the best elements of UK glitter, new wave, sunshine pop, and ’70s arena rock brilliantly produced by Linus Of Hollywood (Nerf Herder, Bowling For Soup, etc). 10 More Rock Super Hits is a follow-up to Tsar’s first two albums (Tsar and Band-Girls-Money) with a slightly more Californian, top-down, PCH, airy, summer beach vibe.

Izzy Thomas – Explosive Rock’n’Roll // British Artist New Single

Yorkshire raised, London based Izzy Thomas flaunts a fresh sound of alt pop/rock, blended by powerhouse blues vocals and a fusion of punchy hip hop beats. This fiesty female is bringing back rock ‘n’ roll, but a kind that flirts with pop and hip hop music through a modern production, making listeners from rock to hip hop backgrounds come in union as her fans. As a young girl, Thomas was inspired by the records of Queen and Michael Jackson, singing and playing guitar to songs of theirs. It wasn’t until she started putting toplines to hip hop artists tracks, then working with producers who introduced her to mixing the beats with rock, that she truly discovered her sound. She has since been co-writing with various producers and songwriters, gracing audiences worldwide with her music.

New artist Matt Dobkin to release “Organize” – timely song for Presidents Day

It’s by the independent artist, Matt Dobkin, and it’s his new single, entitled “Organize”. The song is a call to action for people to unite to fight for what’s right, especially in these heavily politically charged times.

LA’s Finest VenessaMichaels Drops New Original + Music Video on V-day

One of LA’s most proving creatives, VenessaMichaels, is back with a brand-new original titled Sucker Punch; a new single premiering alongside the official music video and it’s not the typical love song you’d expect to hear surrounding Valentine’s Day either. Not a surprise as this songwriter/producer/DJ has never been the one to go with the norms of society, always stepping outside the box with everything she does; from her originals, to her DJ sets, to her #2090 playlists, etc.


2018 was a year of milestones for Canadian rock band, Across The Board. In May 2018, they released their thrd full-length album, “Sonic Boom.” The rock opera opus spawned the Top 5 iTunes Canada Rock chart title track hit. The band was featured in Billboard Magazine as an Emerging Artist. Their album was also nominated for a Canadian Gospel Music Association Covenant Award (the Canadian equivalent to a Dove Award.) The band performed during Indie Week Canada, and they travelled cross-country on a Via Rail tour. Riding high on this success came the news that their frontwoman and chief songwriter, Jackie Auguste was diagnosed with breast cancer.