@skopemag news for March 5, 2019 @ 2:30 pm est

Eleni Mandell To Release ‘Wake Up Again’ June 7

Inspired by teaching songwriting in two southern California area women’s prisons, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell will release Wake Up Again June 7, on Yep Roc Records.

Quelle Chris – “Straight Shot”

Quelle Chris joins Cavalier, Bilal Salaam, Grammy Nominated pianist Eldar Djangirov, and comedian James Acaster for the beautiful skyward looking new single “Straight Shot.” The song is the second single from Quelle’s upcoming album Guns (3/29) and offers a swirling dreamscape, a 6 minute vision of better things to come. When Frito Lay has been gourmet for so long and you continue to make and live with nothing but love, because while the bullshit is evident, so to is the glory of all your life’s perfection. Melancholy, down-tempo, reflective, and pregnant with the light of promise, Quelle’s new track Straight Shot plays like a choir being lifted by unseen angels.

Barrie share “Darjeeling” video

Inclusivity is at the heart of Barrie, the Brooklyn five-piece made of Barrie Lindsay, Dominic Apa, Spurge Carter, Sabine Holler and Noah Prebish. And on their debut LP Happy To Be Here, their multidimensional take on classic pop sounds awake and present, like a group that’s daydreaming but firmly there with one another. Lindsay largely wrote these songs late into the night, alone in her apartment, and her voice feels appropriately full of possibility throughout.

Steven Moses Shares New Video “Leave Me”

Today, Steven Moses shares the final video for “Leave Me” off his 2018 mixtape, Love Me // Leave Me, via Astari. The 19 year old self-taught musician and skater snagged the talents of legendary skate and culture photographer Chris Shonting to direct the official video, which follows Moses wandering untethered through the woods on what appears to be a cold winter’s day. Moses uses the song to speak his truth about his void-filling vices and searching for purpose. Tying it all together are brief, yet intimate, moments in the studio allowing his vulnerability to truly radiate through his performance.

SOEN Releases New Video For “Covenant”

Swedish-based progressive metal collective SOEN is delighted to unveil their brand-new video for “Covenant.” Directed by RISK and Maxi Muniz and produced by Carolina Sosa, the track comes courtesy of the band’s stunning Lotus full-length, released last month via Silver Lining Music.

Mark Morton Releases “Cross Off” Video

The “Cross Off” video, directed by Roboshobo, includes performance footage of Mark Morton with Paolo Gregoletto and Alex Bent (Trivium) who also performed on the recording of the song.

Yacht Punk Share New “Radar” Single | ‘Ghosts’ LP Out April 5th

LA indie-rock outfit, Yacht Punk, have shared a brand new single, titled “Radar.” The track is the latest to be released off their upcoming record, Ghosts, which is due out on Friday, April 5th. Graham, the band’s frontman, speaks on the new single below.

Pile share new single ‘Bruxist Grin’

From their earliest days as the solo project of frontman Rick Maguire, Pile have followed an unusual path through a decade in which rock bands have generally receded from the cultural spotlight. Starting out in 2007, in the then thriving Boston DIY scene, the band rapidly became heroes and standard-bearers for their hometown’s music community, garnering a cultish-adoration that has only intensified as that cult has grown, expanding by word of mouth along the Eastern seaboard and across the country over 10 years that have seen 6 full length albums and 100s of shows in basements, bars, punk houses and clubs.

DJ KHALED Announces his 11th Studio Album “FATHER OF ASAHD” is Coming May 2019!


Def Jam’s UNDISPUTED album featuring YK Osiris, YFL Kelvin, Bernard Jabs, S3nsi Molly, Lil Brook, TJ Porter, PVRX, Nasaan, Fetty Luciano, Landstrip Chip, Billz, Sneakk, Lul G, Dominic Lord, Striiipes, Ashton Travis, and Nimic Revenue drops on March 8. The groundbreaking album will be accompanied by an insanely in-depth eight-part docu-series, which will be released through WorldStar starting on Thursday, March 7. The series follows the creation of the album and explores unbelievable stories of the artists involved in the album.

Singapore Kane – “Kim Jong Il”

The supreme leader… “Kim Jong Il” is a name that strikes absolute terror into the hearts of every American just at the mere mention of it. The now deceased North Korean dictator has been verbally exhumed from his palatial glass tomb and brought back to life by the Boston, MA lyricist Singapore Kane, as he releases the 3rd instalment from his forthcoming studio album “Steel Pulse, Metal Veins.” If your a Hip-Hop purest then look no further than this! Anticipate a few more surprises from Singapore Kane over the next couple of months. If you missed the previous two songs from the album, have a listen “Karma (It’s Your Turn)” and “Live Raggamuffin.” #singaporekane #kimjongil #tragicallies

Eclipse Drops New Noise Single “Endeavor”

Los Angeles producer Eclipse combines sparkling synths, hard kicks and riveting trap snares on his cinematic New Noise offering “Endeavor.”

Finland’s Pagan Metal Artist Vermilia Premiere New Track ”Täällä Pohjantähden Alla”

Now, Vermilia has produced another slightly more surprising release: a cover version of “Täällä pohjantähden alla”, originally composed by Petri Laaksonen and written by Turkka Mali. Vermilia’s interpretation of “Täällä pohjantähden alla” has transformed the song in a profound way which could lead one to believe the original work to be a majestic Black Metal composition in its own right.


SHABTI: Metal Injection Premieres “My Doppelganger”

Metal Injection is hosting an exclusive premiere of “My Doppelganger,” the new single from Portland, Maine-based SHABTI, the trio founded by current/former members of Falls Of Rauros, Obsidian Tongue, Panopticon’s live lineup, and more. The song is a precursor of the band’s latest blackened/technical thrash full-length, Trembling And Shorn, which is nearing release in cooperation with Last Mercy Emissions in March alongside the band’s Northeastern US tour with Churchburn.

Jai Wolf Feat. Day Wave Release Colorful Video “Your Way”

Today, indie-electronic-anthem artist Jai Wolf releases a stunning music video for his song “Your Way” feat. Day Wave. The “Your Way” video uses vivid colors to juxtapose the lavish lifestyle of a famous person with social isolation and loneliness.

NYC based dance-pop artist Lydia Halloway releases new single “Dancing to You”

NYC-based pop artist, Lydia Halloway who has just released her debut single, “Dancing to You.” The track is an infectious and vibey dance-pop gem that CelebMix called “off-the-chain superb.”

FACS share “Total History” from their upcoming album, ‘Lifelike’

Chicago trio FACS have shared “Total History” from their sophomore album Lifelike (out March 29 via Trouble in Mind). The hypnotic shuffle of the expansive track’s main refrain belies the blunt-force of its closing minutes, in which a lilting guitar melody suffers a sheer weight of sonic force from the rhythm section, seeming to blow out the speakers it emanates from.