@skopemag news for March 14, 2019 @ noon est

16 Year Old Joaquin Caste Returns with Electro-Pop EP ‘Repetitive Thoughts’

Taking influence from the likes of James Blake, Lana Del Rey and Tom Misch, 16-year-old Argentinian Joaquin Caste returns with his debut EP ‘Repetitive Thoughts’, demonstrating the teen’s unique vocals that evoke emotions well beyond his years.


LSD evolved as a natural kinship amongst artists, initiated by songwriters Labrinth and Sia who came together one night to write a song and quickly realized there were many more waiting to be penned. Their undeniable musical chemistry evolved and they were soon joined by Diplo, who rounded out the trio.

The Tough Shits Release Title Track From Upcoming Album ‘Burning in Paradise’

“The Tough Shits are so half-assed about being a ‘successful’ band that it’s almost heroic. Though they rarely play outside Philadelphia and they have the self-promotional instincts of a pile of bricks, they’ve amassed a small but fervent cult of admirers drawn in by their genius-level pop hooks and infectious attitude of not giving a single fuck in the whole world.” – Chicago Reader

Have You Ever Been To The “Unknown”?

Have you ever been to the “Unknown”? Mariel Darling quickly gaining popularity in the music industry as she launches new music video “Unknown” – gaining more than 260K views in the past two months. Mariel takes the listener on a journey into the “Unknown” with the pressure of growing up in today’s society.

Emerging Country Artist Corinne Cook Releases “One Box Of Tissues”

Emerging Country artist, Corinne Cook, recently released her current single, “One Box of Tissues,” to radio and digital distribution for online streaming and download platforms. The track is off her 2018 Album, Yes I Can, and currently making a rise on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart. Handling radio promotion is Nashville based Grassroots Radio Promotion.

Introducing Australian singer-songwriter Gav Brown and his album “Sound Circus!”

A regular on the live music scene in Perth, West Australia, Gav Brown has performed his soul-fuelled mix of country-rock, folk and pop around Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, Hong Kong and Singapore. A singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Gavin uses guitar, banjo, piano, harmonica, mandolin, cigar-box guitar and ukulele to craft honest uplifting music that captures the spirit of a traveller.

Max To Release New Single “Love Me Less” On April 5th, 2019

“I’m really ecstatic to finally be releasing “Love Me Less” into the world. It’s always had a very raw and important message to me and having Quinn XCII join to make it even more special has been so exciting,” said MAX about the news. “Being nominated among so many wonderful artists and friends for Best New Pop Artist is an absolute honor as well – I can’t thank iHeart radio enough for their recognition and continued support!”

New Video from FUTURE FEATS – “Cities In Wonder”

The video comes just a couple of days after wrapping their national tour with The Kooks and Barns Courtney.

Avant-garde pop singer Empara Mi shares new single ‘Crying’

Highly acclaimed avant-garde pop singer Empara Mi has released her new song ‘Crying’, along with a beautiful video inspired by Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet. It premiered with Wonderland, who said of the singer: “Otherworldly… sometimes ghostly, sometimes a hurtling force of nature – but always a striking sonic and visual blast.”

Premiere: Empara Mi – “Crying”

Post- Black Metallers NUMENOREAN Release New Song, “Adore,” via Invisible Oranges

Canadian post black metallers NUMENOREAN have teamed up with Invisible Oranges tp premiere “Adore,” the title track from their upcoming album, which is out on April 12 via Season of Mist. In addition to the premiere, Invisible Oranges also conducted an in-depth interview with guitarist and vocalist Roger LeBlanc. The song and interview are both available at THIS LOCATION.

Justin Wright Signs to Sleepless Records, Shares New Video

Sleepless Records is thrilled to announce that Justin Wright – the Montreal cellist & composer hand-picked for support duties by luminaries such as Colin Stetson, Hauschka, Johann Johannsson and Bing & Ruth – is gliding calmly into the spotlight with his debut long player Music For Staying Warm, out April 5th.

DEE SNIDER Releases Video For “Lies Are A Business”!

DEE SNIDER just released his sixth video off his latest album “For The Love Of Metal.” Snider on the Song: “The socio-political message of ‘Lies Are a Business’ is more important at this moment in time than ever before. The movement toward more controlling, all-powerful governments continues to grow and the current nightmarish situation in Venezuela is emblematic of the direction our world is sadly heading in. The incredible video for this song by award winning director Leo Liberti of Liberta Filmes truly captures my message with powerful metaphoric imagery while taking nothing away from the metallic power of the song!”

Moontwin – New Single ‘Brakes’

Moontwin is a collaboration between singer-songwriter Maple Bee (aka Melanie Garside) and XRaydio founder Zac Kuzmanov.

Lucy Rose’s “Treat Me Like A Woman” video premieres via Billboard

The song was written “after a combination of events which pushed me to think about the way people interact with me purely based on my gender,” Rose explains, “Would that have happened to me if I was a man? Would they have spoken to me like that if I was a man? and an over-riding feeling of lack of respect at times purely because I’m a woman.”

FAUX PAS unveil pointed music video for ‘TV Made Me Paranoid’

Everything in the visual is hand-crafted to serve and embellish the thought-provoking themes the song aims to tackle i.e. the twisted world of entertainment TV, for both the viewers and the showmen. The opening shot is a call to the pre-showtime routines of modern television, with frontman Ru portraying a jaded presenter who can only comply, never resist. This is a call Netflix series “Bojack Horseman” and its intro sequence, mirroring the framing and grim expression. The show was a huge inspiration for the track, as expanded on further down.


Native Harrow Release Music Video For “Something You Have”

Ahead of their SXSW debut, Native Harrow have shared the music video for their new single “Something You Have.” The track is off the indie-folk outfit’s forthcoming record Happier Now out on April 12 via Different Time Records. They make their first SXSW appearance today at Mozart’s Coffee Roasters at 4pm. Details and full schedule below.

Carly Rae Jepsen “Now That I Found You” Video Out Now