@skopemag news for March 7, 2019 @ 8:30 am est

Vitriol Signs Worldwide Deal with Century Media Records

Century Media Records are proud to announce the worldwide signing of Portland, Oregon based death metal trio VITRIOL. The band, formed back in 2011, consists of Kyle Rasmussen (vocals/guitars), Adam Roethlisberger (vocals/bass) and Scott Walker (drums). By blending jaw-dropping technicality, ferocious riffs at savage paces, a brute dual vocal attack, and a sinister vibe throughout, VITRIOL are destined to become one of death metal’s most promising newcomers and are already working hard on the forthcoming debut album.

Rachel Lynn – “Didn’t I” (New Single)

On the track, Rachel shares, “‘Didn’t I’ is my hopeless, angry, heart-wrenching anthem. I wanted to write something I could really wail on, really lose myself in on stage, and that’s how ‘Didn’t I’ came about. I without a doubt lose myself in this one.”

Compltr Debuts New Song “Fare Jumper”

After years of carefully hiding the project, Compltr sprung into action in 2018 with the CS release of Purification Ritual via Etruscan Gold (Wax Idols’ imprint label), a jarring single, and release shows on both coasts of the US.


Following the release of his debut single “Bad Night” at the tail end of 2018, Joshua Speers is back with the poignant and subversively titled ‘Happy Birthday You’re Alone’. “I wrote this song after she dumped me on her birthday.” Explains Speers; “All my insecurities about her leaving me for someone else came rushing in and I desperately wanted to say something hurtful in parting. All I could get out was ‘Happy birthday. You’re alone.'”

Fontaines D.C. share new single ‘Roy’s Tune’

Now, following the announcement of their highly-anticipated debut album ‘Dogrel’, the band have shared a video for their new single ‘Roy’s Tune’. The single was premiered by The FADER, who say “the Dublin-based band, have established themselves as one of the most exciting new bands around via a series of scratchy and dark tunes clearly indebted to the world of post-punk. However, there is more than one string to the Irish band’s bow, as they show on the tender and contemplative new single.

Gemma (NYC) announces new album, Feeling’s Not A Tempo

“I’m all in my head,” Felicia Douglass sings over warm, warbling electronics and a head -nodding disco bass line, on the opening lyric of Gemma’s aptly titled Feeling’s Not a Tempo — a rollercoaster collection of ebullient pop that dances through the complications of connection, of mind games and miscommunication. “You blew a kiss and didn’t aim it straight… You better knock it off!” she sings, defiant, as that lead track unfurls into dizzying drums and a flanged fuzz guitar solo.

Azar Swan share new song via Adult Swim Singles

Adult Swim Singles have teamed with NYC-based electronic outfit Azar Swan to offer up the 29th installment of the current program. “Empire Grave” combines the harsh post-industrial EBM of their 2017 full length Savage Exile with the tribal pop exuberance that characterized their first two albums. With Zohra Atash and Joshua Strawn’s rage-addled synths and the addition of bassist Ed Strohsahl’s syncopated vamp, Atash’s vision grows simultaneously more focused and groove-oriented. Choosing to abandon many of the limitations of programming in favor of a live and semi-improvisational approach, “Empire Grave” is a Berghain-ready battle cry.

Pop Songwriter, Kat Holland, Unveils NEW Video via Substream Magazine Ahead of EP Out 3/22

Holland has always been a lover of all things music, recalling many fond memories of singing along and dancing to The Beatles with her father and Sarah McLachlan with her mother. “The One” is dedicated to not just her five-year relationship, but the heartache and anxiety that she experienced when they encountered a period of time when they had to live apart from each other. The EP title, Retrovision, calls to mind looking back, reminiscing about the past and longing for something in the present or future. Holland was inspired and wrote most of the EP’s songs during this period.

The Arthur Brothers ‘Violet Hum’

JPEGMAFIA & Kenny Beats share “Puff Daddy” Video

PEGMAFIA and producer Kenny Beats have shared their new video for their recent track “Puff Daddy.” The video takes you on a trip brought on by some LSD-infused pancakes made by chef Kenny Beats. Peggy eats them and chaos ensues with cameos from Open Mike Eagle, Ho99o9, Tommy Genesis and Nathaniel from Injury Reserve. Noisey noted about the song, “The beat is glitchy and hyperactive and every line is delivered like a warcry,” and the video mirrors exactly that. JPEG had a breakout year in 2018 with a critically-acclaimed album, a praised live show, his own headline tour and is now on the road with Vince Staples across North America. Watch the video for “Puff Daddy” and catch JPEG live at these dates below.

Deep Rivers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Russian composer and pianist. Soundtracks (music for Alexander Sokurov’s “Francofonia” which won 2 prizes of Venice Film Festival, “Big village lights” of I. Uchitel which won 2 prizes of Kinotavr and oth.), Classical, Neoclassical, Classical crossover, film music

J Balvin & Anitta + Tropkillaz “Bola Rebola” hits 31 million views

Star Brazilian producers Tropkillaz have pulled out all the stops on their new track “Bola Rebola,” calling on globally-acclaimed Latin superstar J Balvin and Brazilian chart-topper Anitta, along with fellow Brazilian artist and viral sensation MC Zaac (700 million views on YouTube and 2.7 monthly streams on Spotify) to lend their inimitable talents to the record.

Watch the incredible new video from Meow Wolf artist Carlos Medina! “No Le Digan”

“No Le Digan” (Don’t Tell Her) is a story of two parallel paths on the road of Heartbreak. Carlos, sad and broken dwells on his sorrows, while a puppet version of himself revels in his newfound freedom — proclaiming to be the king of the world.

Belaver shares new single/video “Swimmer”

Drawing influences from icons Neil Young and David Bowie as well as alt-country stars like Bill Callahan and Townes Van Zandt, Belaver creates melancholic pop music with elements of goth, folk, lo-fi, indie rock, and electronic music.

Versus shares first new music in 9 years

It’s been a steep slope for the Extended Play record, the wicked stepchild of music formats. Physical EPs had become anachronisms, bygone symbols of the halcyon indie years of the ’80s and ’90s, but the pendulum has begun to swing back in recent times, with fine EPs released by Belle and Sebastian, Lesser Evil, Public Practice and Protomartyr. Now 2019 delivers the superb EP Ex Nihilo by Versus, one of the downright epochal bands of the urbane grime of the ’90s indie rock scene. It’s both a return to form and format, as the band has a long history of companion pieces to their seminal albums, EPs that were full-on artistic triumphs, often becoming even more beloved by their fans.

Looms unveils “Eclipse” feat. Nels Cline via Relix | Announce new LP out 5/3

The track features a guest performance by legendary guitarist Nels Cline (Wilco) and premiered via Relix where Looms’ Sharif Mekawy detailed, “I came home from a 2017 summer tour to a breakup and confined myself to a month of writing music on my roof. One day, there was an eclipse, and I forced myself to stay on that roof until I had a finished song.”

Chris Rivers x Termanology “Just Do It” (VIDEO)


Awaiting Eli are an outstanding, diverse radio rock band comprised of multi-talented individuals whose passion and dedication to perfect their craft becomes evident in the music they impart. They have already attracted multiple radio stations for airplay, including 89.7 The River, The Cutting Edge of Rock, The Edge 92.9 Radio Station, OKC’s Rock Alternative Radio Station, KJAG Radio and Jiggy Jaguar Show.


Fronted by Aussie legend Dom Mariani, who came to prominence on the music scene in the 1980s with legendary garage rock combo The Stems, and later went on to form revered power pop outfits DM3 and The Someloves, Datura4 is Mariani’s return to his blues and heads-down, full-tilt boogie roots.


Karine Polwart | new album and single

Karine Polwart today announces her forthcoming new album ‘Scottish Songbook’, due for release on August 2, 2019 through Hegri Music. The follow-up to her acclaimed 2018 album ‘Laws Of Motion’ – which drew standout reviews, including Mojo Folk Album Of The Year – the new project captures multi-award winning songwriter and musician, theatre maker and published writer Polwart reimagining a clutch of tracks which span over sixty years of Scottish pop. Spawned from Karine’s much-praised 2018 Edinburgh International Festival live show of the same name, ‘Scottish Songbook’ draws together her interpretations of classic tracks by the likes of John Martyn, Chvrches, Strawberry Switchblade and Biffy Clyro. The album details arrive today alongside the latest single from the album, Polwart’s version of ‘Women Of The World’ by Ivor Cutler – listen here.

Ireland’s Hare Squead Share the Inventive, Appealingly Lo-Fi “100 Miles” Video

Known for their effervescent and deeply musical strain of hip-hop, Hare Squead effortlessly separate themselves from the pack. Translating their desperate longing into a breezy acoustic bounce, the Irish duo recently returned from an 18-month absence with the audio single “100 Miles.” Today they bring the love song to life with some inventive cinematography and a HYPEBEAST premiere. The video for “100 Miles” expresses the sorrow and strange hopefulness felt when pursuing an unrequited love. Filmed in lo-fi black-and-white and directed by the group’s visual collaborator Isaac Nelson, Hare Squead opens up their bag of tricks, splitting close-ups of their faces with grainy superimpositions of a full moon and winking eyes and wide shots of stark grey landscape that would fit in an Ingmar Bergman film.