@skopemag news for February 28, 2019 @ 8 am est

Mötley Crüe announce ‘The Dirt Soundtrack’ from upcoming Netflix film

The world’s most notorious rock band, Mötley Crüe announces the release of The Dirt Soundtrack that accompanies the upcoming Netflix Film The Dirt, based on the New York Times best-selling 2001 autobiography by Mötley Crüe and Neil Strauss. The soundtrack and film are set to release March 22nd worldwide.

Theophilus London unveils releaseof brand-new single ‘Seals’

Rapper, singer and acclaimed model, Theophilus London has delivered his latest single ‘Seals’, a brand-new release taken from his forthcoming album, ‘Bebey’.

new artist to check – Germ

Germ cut his teeth on the pavement of Atlanta, where he came up in the skate world before being tapped by legendary mayhem creators $uicideboy$ and their G59 RECORDS imprint to launch his rap career. With an energy as raucous as his now label mates and a punk aesthetic married with hip hop, Germ reveals his pummeling new single “RAMBO”. Plucked from the emcee’s forthcoming G59 debut Germ Has A Deathwish, the track booms with a thick low end and follows up the lead single “BUSSDOWN” feat. Ohgeesy.

LUA SONIQUE explore metamorphosis and catharsis with electronic dream ‘Crossfire’ ? ? ?

OLSSON Drops “Pink Rambler” + Announces “TROPICAL COLOGNE” LP Out 4/26 via Universal Sweden

Swedish Grammy Award winning musician, songwriter and producer OLSSON is dropping “Pink Rambler” today – the first new song from his forthcoming sophomore LP TROPICAL COLOGNE that’s due out April 26th via Universal Sweden. The new LP follows OLSSON’s debut LP MILLIONS which was released in 2017 to raves from Rolling Stone, Noisey and Beats 1 Radio’s Zane Lowe. When asked about “Pink Rambler” OLSSON added, “It’s about discovering new hope. And I’m even wishing to see my mom slow-dance to it.”

Peter Frampton Finale—The Farewell Tour presented by SiriusXM confirmed

Legendary guitarist Peter Frampton has confirmed Peter Frampton Finale—The Farewell Tour presented by SiriusXM. The primarily U.S. tour, produced by Live Nation, will begin on June 18 in Tulsa, OK and continue throughout the summer and fall. The tour will feature special guest Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, as well as Julian Frampton on the west coast stops, with additional surprise guests to appear on select dates.

TORA TORA Release New Album “Bastards Of Beale” Today via Frontiers Music Srl

TORA TORA have released their long awaited new studio album, “Bastards of Beale” today via Frontiers Music Srl.

Patty Griffin shares new song; album out March 8

GRAMMY® Award winning artist Patty Griffin has announced today’s premiere of “Hourglass,” the latest song to be unveiled from her eagerly awaited new album. The acclaimed singer’s 10th studio recording and first-ever eponymous LP, PATTY GRIFFIN arrives Friday, March 8 on her own PGM Recordings label via Thirty Tigers. The song’s arrival was heralded last week with its premiere via Garden & Gun.

New Music from Patty Griffin

Charlotte Cornfield shares new single, ‘Storm Clouds’

About The Song: “This song was the catalyst for everything else. It was the first thing I recorded in Banff, a few days after arriving. I had been carrying around the “storm clouds, elation, desire, mania, darkness” refrain for a long time – it’s a personal meditation. But I have this habit of not finishing songs until I have to, so it took being in the studio to pull it all together. I couldn’t figure out how to end it and then Brendan Canning suggested bringing back the refrain and that just felt right.”

Madchild drops video for Times Change

Quote from Madchild: “Times Change is one of my favorite songs from my upcoming album Demons. I wanted a chance to personally apologize to my fans and people that I encountered during the times of back to back tours, and also explain what life on the road is like. I had a lot on my plate and partying every night certainly didn’t help the way I conducted myself. It can get overwhelming when you’re doing close to 200 shows in a years time. I feel this is a powerful song that I’m excited for people to hear finally hear it.”

Party Favor Teases an Evolved Sound on New Track ‘Reach for Me’ with graves From Upcoming Debut Album ‘Layers’

BLACK TUSK Announce European Tour Dates in May

Southern sludge masters BLACK TUSK will be embarking on a European tour this May in support of their in 2018 release, ‘TCBT.’ The tour will kick off on May 4 at Desertfest 2019 in London and will conclude on May 28 in Wroclaw, PL. The full itinerary can be found below.

Jade Bird Unveils “I Get No Joy” Video + Confirms tour w/ Father John Misty & Jason Isbell

“I Get No Joy” was released earlier this year to critical response – Uproxx hailed “In a world awash with sound-alike singer-songwriters, Bird’s voice is unique and adventurous, and her album is shaping up to be an impressive reflection of her talents.” The song was most added two weeks in a row at AAA radio and is chart bound.

Queensryche Releases Music Video for “Blood of the Levant”

“We are very excited to unveil our new video ‘Blood of the Levant’ from our upcoming album The Verdict!,” states Queensryche singer Todd La Torre. “This song and video is based on real events that sparked the onset of the Syrian war. We would like to thank David Brodsky and Allison Woest from “MyGoodEye Music Visuals” for bringing our vision and concept to life on screen! A very special thanks as well to the additional cast and crew for their valued dedication to this effort. Looking forward to seeing you all on the road!!


Global hitmakers Clean Bandit have unveiled their official video for “Mama” featuring Ellie Goulding, taken from their RIAA certified Gold second studio album, ‘What Is Love?’ out via Big Beat Records in the US. The 8 x BRIT nominated global chart-toppers have returned with another self-produced visual, which includes a cameo from British actor, Neil Morrissey!


Sleep In. Debut New Song/Video (“Splitting Clouds”)

Of the track, vocalist Tom Fowler says, “This song is about taking time, traveling, & seeing other things than your normal everyday surroundings. More specifically a trip I took with my best friend about 10 years ago that really opened my eyes to what else is out there.”

Stealing Sheep Share New Track “Show Love”

The video is a stop-motion treat for the eyes, featuring overly-saturated color schemes and a stream-of-consciousness animation style depicting modern life chaos, bombardment from self-improvement ads, and the excitement of cheap thrills from instant gratification.

Hear new music from Madrid’s Isasa!

“Carrasco, Montevideo” premiered recently on Stereogum saying that “his strings are evocative enough to arrest one’s undivided attention.” Manuel Fernández-Valdés Calderón-directed video comes off his beautiful, new album of acoustic guitar music, Insilio. Out April 5th on La Castanya, pre-order the album now on Bandcamp.

Snir Yamin Announces Debut Album U.S. Tour

After releasing five singles off his Debut LP, in which two made it to Number One on the iTunes Top Songs Charts, Snir Yamin announces his U.S. Tour Dates. The North American headline run, produced by Red Media Records, will kick off on March 7 in New York at the Rockwood Music Hall. It will include appearances across the East Coast, as well as debut appearances across the West Coast of the United States.

War on Women share new song via Adult Swim Singles

Adult Swim Singles have teamed with feminist hardcore-punk quintet War on Women to offer up the 28th installment of the current program. “The Ash Is Not the End” is the first single by the Baltimore-based band since their acclaimed 2018 sophomore album Capture the Flag, a twelve track collection of catchy and confrontational songs that paired driving riffs with lyrics dismantling rape culture, street harassment, the gender wage gap, transphobia, and other vitally pertinent social issues. The album was met with widespread acclaim and led to international tours with such luminaries as Converge, Propagandhi, Jawbreaker, and more.

Introducing: Junodream announce debut EP and share new single ‘Terrible Things That Could Happen’

Bristol born, and now London based band Junodream are today announcing the release of their debut EP ‘Terrible Things That Could Happen’; as well as sharing the first single and title track.


Check the video for the first single off the record, “Sometimes”. Directed by Tony Wolski / FORMER CO (Converge, The Armed, Protomartyr, etc..) the video is stages of anxiety personified with cameos from the band throughout. You can see the band live at one of their two album release parties April 12th at the Loving Touch in Ferndale, MI and April 19th at Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids MI.

CHROME WAVES: A Grief Observed Debut LP Streaming At PopMatters

Midwestern trio CHROME WAVES – containing former members of Wolvhammer, Nachtmystium, Abigail Williams, The Gates Of Slumber, Amiensus, and more – will release their long-awaited debut LP, A Grief Observed, this Friday through Disorder Recordings. The album is streaming early through an exclusive advance stream hosted by PopMatters as the band begins their first tour supporting the album tonight.


Taken from his debut album Blue, the melodic hit was directed by creative mastermind Daniel Carberry and sees Jonas embrace Latin American culture alongside Puerto Rican rapper Jhay Cortez, (best known for his J.Balvin collaboration “Estan Pa Mi”), Argentine actress and singer TINI, and UK songwriter Chelcee Grimes (responsible for several huge hits from the likes of Dua Lipa, Kylie Minogue and Olly Murs). “Wild” sees all four artists unite during the video amid a vibrant flurry of bold colors on a warm afternoon in the peak of summer.

Watch the trippy new video for “Pick It Up” by DJ Nu-Mark featuring Dillon Cooper, Slimkid3, Austin Antoine

On “Pick It Up,” Nu-Mark’s intricate electro-funk beats provide the perfect backdrop for the three MC’s rapid-fire flow, creating a futuristic party anthem. In the video directed by Matt Posada and animated by Chris McDaniel, Cooper, Slimkid3, and Antoine trade verses against a colorful and psychedelic backdrop of surreal and abstract images in slow motion while Nu-Mark masterfully juggles turntables, keyboards, kids’ toys, and a 7” record player, all of which Nu-Mark has famously used in his sets.

Introducing NINE TREASURES: Buddhism Meets Metal in New Music Video for “Bodhicitta” Featuring Members of LIBERATION

Today, NINE TREASURES have revealed a new music video for the Buddhism-inspired track, “Bodhicitta”, featuring members of fellow Chinese melodic metal band and Tengger X Cavalry Recordings artist Liberation. Watch the music video and read about the band’s beginnings now via Revolver.

Moon King Announces New LP, Shares “Neon Lights” Track On BrooklynVegan

Moon King has announced a new LP, Voice Of Lovers and shared a new track “Neon Lights” (Ft. Vespre). Voice Of Lovers will be out 4/2 on Arbutus Records. Moon King will also be touring this Spring.

Pry are putting Reno on the map

Pry is the post-punk project of Reno’s Watson Myer, an avid member of the cities burgeoning DIY scene. The areas Holland Project has fast become a staple of underground tour routes, and Meyers credits his involvement with the community there as inspiring him to launch this band. Supported by a cast of revolving musicians in the scene there, Pry finds Meyer exorcising his personal demons and working through past traumas.

Premiere: Pry – ‘Feel That Weight’


Melii has shared the video for her recent single “HML” ft. A Boogie wit da Hoodie. Shot by Michael Garcia, the “HML” video stars the fast-rising Harlem-based singer/songwriter/rapper alongside A Boogie.