@skopemag news for February 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am est

Minor Moon – An Opening LP

Sam Cantor has a lot on. First and foremost, he’s the lead singer/songwriter for Chicago-based band Minor Moon. He’s also a music teacher and, on occasion, he plays music at children’s birthday parties. It was during one of these children’s parties when he, feeling cynical about the world’s carelessness post-2016 election, came to a realization: that having this child’s future matter, in many ways, was the antithesis of apathy.

MECHANICAL PTERODACTYL releases music video for haunting duet STRIKE UP A MATCH

EVIL CONSPIRACY Return With The Warning That ‘Evil Comes’

On Evil Conspiracy’s new 10 track album, Evil Comes, the listener can expect a collection of varied, melodic, thrash/heavy metal material. The group are always trying to find new ways to make the songs more interesting such as diverse tempos and changes of key. Evil Conspiracy want to keep the audience engaged and although Evil Comes is a natural sequel to the previous album Prime Evil, with plenty of attitude and melodies, the new album feels particularly fresh and vibrant.

LouSkylar – ‘Damaged Goods’ Single & Lyric Video

LouSkylar is the fortuitous connection of Jessica Frizziero and Nathan Batham. Their formative collaborations generated a ground swell around debut single Sin which inspired the Melbourne duo to focus on delivering pop music that is both sophisticated and spirited. With an unwavering devotion to style and substance, their hard work has resulted in the sassy single Damaged Goods.

MUSIC VIDEO RELEASE: Diamond Thug – Sapphire (Official Music Video)

Directed by Cape Town’s Luke Nelson, the piece follows the Diamond Thug’s lead singer Chantel Van T through a night of feverish revelry touching on themes of self-discovery through relinquishing control.

Music Submission [The BrownsBrothers – Drama]

The BrownsBrothers are a three piece band born and raised to create music : with more percussion tracks than a symphony, more grooves than an LP, and more harmonies than the 70’s.

HEAVY PETTIN’ Working On New Album And Annouce 1st Batch of 2019 Dates

Heavy Pettin’ first stirred into action when vocalist Hamie, guitarists Gordon Bonnar and Punky Mendoza, drummer Gary Moat and bassist Brian Waugh first burst out of Glasgow in 1981. They were vibrant, priapic, anthemic and focused. As they showed on a three-track demo, and on the subsequent debut single for independent label Neat (‘Roll The Dice’/’Love Xs Love’), they were more than mere Def Leppard slaves. In fact, the Pettin’ had an international sound that owed something to AC/DC, UFO, Thin Lizzy and Foreigner, but also had its own raging momentum.


Texas based band Soft Mothers, is releasing their first singles “Help Me Out” and “Downtown”. Soft Mothers brings late 90’s and early 2000’s post hardcore with heavy bass lines, thunderous drums, strong-minimalistic guitar and infectious vocal. Soft Mothers’s EP (Foible) was written by San Antonio artist’s Luis Rocha (Ellis Redon), Justin Mora (Processions), and Shaz Soto (Por Do Sol).

Mastered by Joe Lambert (Deerhunter, Washed out, Animal Collective, Wild Nothing, Real Estate, and The National) the release date is Feb 19th, 2019 for Spotify and Apple Music, with a physical release in March 1st.

Ecstatic Union Premiere Video, “Secret Season” via Vents Magazine

“Secret Season,” a whimsical new visual wonderfully created by Micah Buzan,” -Vents Magazine

Jamaican-American Releases New Single ‘Push to Start’

With an upcoming video shoot at the end of February in Washington, DC for this track, Tastemaker Records is enthusiastic to announce our latest artist on the scene.

Watch > Marseillais rapper JMK$ “Ness” video


Ioanna Gika is set to release her debut solo album Thalassa on April 5th via Sargent House. Thalassa takes its name from the primeval spirit of the sea, a nod to the singer’s Greek heritage and a thematic touchstone for the self-produced 10 song set. The album announcement is accompanied by a self-directed music video for album track “Out Of Focus,” featuring world surf champion Jake Caster as the Greek god Pan, cutting waves in a surreal indoor wave barrel as Gika performs the song beside him.