@skopemag news for march 21, 2019 @ 2:15 pm est

HIGH REEPER stream hell-raising new album in full via Decibel!

Philadelphia Sabbath-worthy apocalypse igniters HIGH REEPER debut their sophomore album “Higher Reeper” in its entirety, before its imminent release on March 22 via HPS Records. Headbang or die!

Full Album Stream: High Reeper – “Higher Reeper”

X Ambassadors announce London headline show & share ‘BOOM’ video

X Ambassadors are coming to the UK next month to play a headline show at London’s Scala on April 29th. It will be the award-winning trio’s only UK show forming part of their European run in May.

SUMMER indie-pop PERFECTION // Suns Up ‘Just Because’

Suns Up released their third single ‘Just Because’ on March 8th, and yesterday unveiled an accompanying video. It follows the release of the singles ‘Stay’ and ‘Love You Back’ in 2018.

Institute announces new LP ‘Readjusting The Locks’ out May 17 on Sacred Bones

With half the band having left their native Texas for New York, Readjusting the Locks is the first Institute album written across the country. Despite the distance it sounds every bit as cohesive as if they were all still hanging out every night in the same Austin dives. The newly NYC-based Moses Brown and Arak Avakian flew to Houston in October 2018, where they joined Barry Elkanick and Adam Cahoon to demo the entirety of the new album in a single day. In December, the band got back together in Brooklyn to record with their longtime producer Ben Greenberg (Uniform).

Heather Woods Broderick Shares “White Tail” Video

Emerging Country Artist Corinne Cook Releases Official Music Video For “One Box Of Tissues”

“While most of us were not able to escape the harsh reality of a difficult breakup, “One Box Of Tissues” offers the audience a comical and lighthearted way to get through it. We all need to have a set of rules for our hearts.” said Missy Wolf, Co-Founder and Journalist,Center Stage Magazine


Nashville-based artists Arlie have today dropped a new music video for “Too Long,” off the band’s debut EP ‘Wait’ – released this past September via Atlantic Records and amassing millions of streams globally. The visual, directed by Sam Boyette, finds lead singer Nathaniel Banks crooning the song’s lyrics while navigating an enigmatic house party – view HERE.

GORE: Revanche LP Streaming At Ghost Cult Magazine

Ghost Cult Magazine is hosting an advance stream of reactivated Dutch instrumental/technical metal trio GORE’s Revanche LP, a completely reworked, re-envisioned, and repackaged version of the band’s 1992-released Lifelong Deadline album. The stream precedes the album’s worldwide release through Exile On Mainstream this Friday, as the band prepares for their first live performances since the 1990s as part of the label’s 20th Anniversary celebration and events.

Neo-Soul | Seba Kaapstad Announce Album + Video “Africa”

SHABTI: Invisible Oranges Streams Trembling And Shorn

Invisible Oranges is streaming the entire Trembling And Shorn album from Portland, Maine-based extreme black/thrash metal trio SHABTI, founded by current/former members of Falls Of Rauros, Obsidian Tongue, Panopticon’s live lineup, and more. The public streaming of the merciless new album strikes just days ahead of the record’s release in cooperation with Last Mercy Emissions this Friday, the same day the band begins their Northeastern US tour dates with Churchburn and more.

Bellwether Music Festival

On the heels of its debut in Waynesville, Ohio the Bellwether Music Festival returns in 2019 and has unveiled its full lineup of artists for the 2-day music and camping festival taking place at Renaissance Park in southwestern Ohio on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10. The lineup includes Beach House, Cake, Cold War Kids, Guided By Voices, Twin Shadow, STRFKR, Real Estate, Pinback, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Caroline Rose, Sego, Arlie, The Brook & The Bluff, Katie Pruitt, Hailey Knox, Eldren, Quiet Hollers, Young Heirlooms, Multimagic, R. Ring, Saint Aubin, Fern Murphy, Frederick The Younger, and Souther.

FRANK IERO Releases First Single/Video “Young and Doomed”

Australia’s Lila Gold drops whimsical new tune, “Happy Idiot”    

Lila Gold’s sound echoes the past while having one foot planted 5 minutes into the future. There’s an air of edge that clings to her, shining through in her new single ‘Happy Idiot’, a song she wrote with a shadow over her back, a flighty and restless weight.

Tommy Alexander Releases New Single ‘Too Many Miles’

“This song was inspired by the feeling of being a long way from the ones you love, from your home. Here I am feeling a pull towards introspection and self examination, to get more to the root of my own loneliness. It was ironic because I wrote the song at my Dad’s house over Thanksgiving weekend, while visiting the house that I grew up in. I left that home, as many do around 18 years old, and since have spent plenty of time missing my family, missing that home, missing some aspect of a childhood innocence. In this song I found a small piece to the puzzle of my life.” -Tommy Alexander

Lowly Share Video For “Baglaens”

Of the video Lowly co-lead vocalist Soffie Viemose comments: “Henrik Vibskov’s extrovert visual universe combined with Baglaens is a match made in heaven. We sent him the song song and it came back as an explosion of colours and emotions, adding a whole new depth to the song that even we hadn’t discovered before now. We’re big admirers of Vibskov’s work and we’ve previously worked with him on stage clothing for some concerts. You rarely get emotional by watching patterns and colors but with Vibskov that’s exactly what happens. He has a way of putting a very strong human feel into every stroke and color – which indeed is the case with this video.”

Jon Stickley Trio signs with Organic Records to release more of their innovative music

The innovative and progressive Jon Stickely Trio crafts genre-defying acoustic music that is intelligent, joyful and unconventional. The Asheville, NC-based group is now teaming with Organic Records and will begin recording new music in the Spring of 2019 at the label’s studios in Arden, NC. Rooted in the traditions of Bluegrass but branching into and many times merging styles that include Gypsy jazz, avant garde, rock and even EDM, this trio has become festival and music hall performing favorites. A rapidly rising and rabid fan base has resulted from their national touring schedule and this new recording will furnish a series of singles eventually resulting in the band’s fifth album.

Endel becomes first-ever algorithm to sign major label deal, launches stress-reducing sound skill on Amazon Alexa

Endel, an app that produces personalized sounds to help you focus and relax, has launched today a skill for Amazon’s Alexa. Free for all Alexa users, the skill can be enabled in the Alexa Skills Store through the Alexa app or Amazon.com. A technology foremost, it’s the first algorithm to ever sign a major music deal and will be releasing 20 mood and productivity-boosting albums throughout the year via Warner Music Group. The technology is backed by science and uses personal inputs such as time of day, location, heart rate, weather to create custom sound frequencies to enhance one’s mood towards sleep, relaxation and focus. Now on Alexa-enabled devices, users will be able to easily receive different sounds and rhythms that are optimal for brain and body at specific daily moments.


Band Of Skulls’ “We’re Alive” video debuts today!

Alan Parsons Releases Video For “I Can’t Get There From Here” – WATCH

Grammy Award winning, legendary music icon and master of progressive rock, Alan Parsons will return with a new album, “The Secret” on April 26, 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl. Alan has released a new video for the second single from the album, “I Can’t Get There From Here.”

Pocket of Lollipops delivers a kaleidoscopic visual counterpart to their track

Premiering today on Spill Magazine, A Pocket Of Lollipops has dropped the music video for their song ‘Be My Non-Friend Friend’, the title track from their upcoming 6th album of the same name. The album, set to be released March 21st, comes as a celebration of the band’s 10th anniversary of their first ever performance (at Lisa Rockford’s AntiValentines Day Party in 2009).

NEW MUSIC: Iyamah drops her debut project ‘Truth EP.1’

Hotly tipped singer-songwriter Iyamah has unveiled her brand of raw neo-soul with her much anticipated EP, ‘Truth EP.1’. The 5-track project is out now, holding true to the stripped back sounds that have garnered her notable praise from the likes of BBC Radio 1/ 1Xtra’s Phil Taggart, Jamz Supernova and the legendary Sir Elton John.