@skopemag news for March 26, 2019 @ 7 pm est

Emeli Sandé Shares Official Video For “Sparrow”

ANNOUNCING: William Brittelle’s “Spiritual America”

New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records release composer William Brittelle’s album Spiritual America on May 3, 2019. The album features acclaimed American rock duo Wye Oak, Grammy–winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra Metropolis Ensemble, performing a genre-fluid electro-acoustic song cycle written by Brittelle, plus one piece composed by Wye Oak and re-imagined by Brittelle. Spiritual America is the second release in a new partnership between the two record labels, established with the goal of enabling contemporary American composers to realize creative ambitions that might not otherwise be achievable.

Chicago-via-Bogotá Band Divino Niño Announce New LP ‘Foam’ Out June 21st On Winspear, Share First Single “Coca Cola”

Chicago-via-Bogotá, Colombia quartet Divino Niño today announced their new album Foam will be released on June 21, 2019 via Winspear, sharing the new single “Coca Cola.” Guitarist and vocalist Camilo Medina says the track “deals with the struggle of spending a huge chunk of my life in a place that I didn’t love. At the time, I was working as a designer at an Ad agency, getting a dream salary and working with great people. I thought that’s what I wanted to do but I felt like I was wasting my time making things I felt no connection with. Life was feeling flat at the time, so part of the song is me daydreaming of having a way cooler life.”

“We All Come Together” for John Berry and Music Health Alliance

The Country Music community is rallying in support of fellow Grammy winning artist, John Berry, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments for throat cancer discovered in January. A concert, silent auction, sponsor opportunities and more will be included as ways to donate.

The concert will be held on April 23rd at City Winery at 7 pm. Tickets go on sale at 3 pm CDT today and will be available here.

The benefit, “We All Come Together” for John Berry and Music Health Alliance, will raise money to offset the medical expenses not covered by insurance for Berry and a portion of the donations will go towards Music Health Alliance to fund financial assistance to others in the music community.

TOXPACK To Release New Album “Kämpfer” On May 31st via Napalm Records!

German streetcore legends TOXPACK from Berlin return with their ninth full length album “Kämpfer” on May 31st! After entering the Top 20 of the official German album charts with their last two releases (Schall & Rausch #20 and Friss! #16), TOXPACK continues their journey to the top with the impressive, honest and strong new album “Kämpfer.”

Leeds trio Far Caspian share ‘A Dream Of You’

Specialising in stylish, college dorm low-key indie, Leeds risers Far Caspian continue to show remarkable progression in latest release A Dream Of You, the second effervescent slice of luscious dream pop taken from upcoming sophomore EP The Heights out this summer.

LOOKING GLASS PROJECT – launch single “My Life is Going”

Looking Glass Project is the new Italian-Dutch power Rock/Metal trio,
which debuted with the single My Life is Going on, cover of the opening song taken from the acclaimed TV series Money Heist sung by Cecilia Krull.

The single will be released worldwide in all digital stores from April 19 via Revalve Records.

Bad Religion Share New Song “Do The Paranoid Style”

Today, acclaimed Los Angeles punk rock band Bad Religion premiere a new song from their forthcoming album Age Of Unreason, set for a May 3 release. “Do The Paranoid Style” is a breakneck track in which Bad Religion deliver their signature furious beats and dissenting political views with confidence and wit. Inspired by historian Richard Hofstadter’s 1964 essay “The Paranoid Style in American Politics,” the song compares contemporary right wing conspiracy theorizing to a feverish dance craze. The accompanying video directed by Dan Fusselman depicts mid-century American propaganda film imagery against a backdrop of rock n’ roll dancing. According to guitarist and co-songwriter, Brett Gurewitz “When fringe groups blame shadowy forces for their problems it is, at worst, delusional. But when those holding the levers of power do the same thing, it’s not delusion, it’s a method of delegitimizing the opposition. It’s a tool of authoritarianism.”

DUEL: watch “Black Magic Summer” video via The Obelisk!

Texas-based proto-heavy shredders DUEL debut the killer video for ‘Black Magic Summer’, off their hot new album ‘Valley of Shadows’ coming May 17th on HPS Records.

Review & Video Premiere: Duel, Valley of Shadows

Billboard Premieres Kylie Rae Harris’ “Twenty Years From Now,” New EP Out Friday

“I just want to see the day you tell me that I did okay,” Kylie Rae Harris sings on the closing track of her upcoming self-titled EP, to be released this Friday. “God, I hope I’m still around twenty years from now.” Billboard premiered the song, “Twenty Years From Now,” as Kylie explained the origin of the note to her six-year-old, which was written a few months after her own father passed away.

LiveXLive and iHeartMedia

LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) (“LiveXLive”), a global digital media company focused on live entertainment, announced today an exclusive multi-year agreement with iHeartMedia that combines content, production, distribution and promotion. The newly expanded partnership gives LiveXLive exclusive global livestreaming rights for 17 iHeartRadio marquee events this year, including iHeartRadio’s ALTer Ego, iHeartCountry Festival, iHeartRadio Wango Tango, Daytime Stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival and iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, as well as licensing and streaming rights for select iHeartRadio Theater shows. Located in both New York and Los Angeles, the iHeartRadio Theaters bring fans intimate performances from top recording artists as well as unique events such as exclusive iHeartRadio Album Release Parties.

Rexdale’s Own PVRX Inks Deal With Def Jam

PVRX has officially Signed to Def Jam Records. He joins a roster that consist the talents of Big Sean, Logic, Jhene Aiko, 2 Chainz, Dani Leigh, YG, YKOsiris, Dave East, Fabulous, Nas and many others great artist.

2,400 Redwoods Planted through a music festival

The California Roots Music and Arts Festival (Cali Roots) attracts thousands of fans each year by showcasing the best in reggae, roots, and hip hop. As the festival’s presence continues to grow so does its efforts in environmental preservation, carving the path of producing an environmentally sound event. In 2017, Cali Roots introduced their “Redwood Pass,” which is their unique take on the VIP experience. The most compelling part is that for each pass sold, two redwoods were planted. In the first year, that resulted in 800 new redwoods, which rose to 1,800 redwoods planted in 2018-2019.


The Sweet Kill bring us new single “War”!

The Sweet Kill has proven time and again to be versatile and varied with their sound. This time, their new single “War” delves deep into introspectiveness and self-doubt, exploring topics of addiction. The stark music video was shot in black and white and explores the tumultuous and toxic nature of drug and alcohol dependency. Featuring LA-based artist Natalia Valeska, and directed by Jamie Mitchell, the visuals are as haunting as they are alluring as it shows the visceral reality of a relationship riddled by addiction.

Lowly Share New Track “stephen”

“If you stick to just what you know, your music, your art or whatever your situation is becomes stagnant”, say Denmark’s Lowly. “And we wouldn’t like to miss out on anything, just because we felt too comfortable.”

Partner (Canadian Queer Rockers) share first single in FRENCH “Les aile d’un ange”

“Les ailes d’un ange” (or “Angel’s Wings” in English) is a song based on a poem by Cedric Sims. It is a collaboration in the style of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. It was also inspired by the grand themes and powerful performances found in Céline Dion songs, so we made a French version too.

The Deli Chicago premieres “Nightshade”

Maren Celest premieres her new video for “Nightshade” courtesy of The Deli Chicago, who calls it “darkly haunting sonically, visually and lyrically.”

Tyga & Post Malone release “WOW” Remix Video

Psychic Graveyard (Chinese Stars) Share “Loud As Laughter” Video On BrooklynVegan

Psychic Graveyard has shared the video for their single “Loud As Laughter” on BrooklynVegan. Their two singles “Dead In Different Places” and “Loud As Laughter” have been remixed by MSTRKRFT and Liars, respectively. Their debut LP ‘Loud As Laughter’ is out 5/17 on Skin Graft Records. They will also be playing a run of East Coast shows starting this week.

Heavensake’s ‘Post-Chroma’ EP– Out Now

Heavensake’s new EP ‘Post-Chroma’ is out now. Produced by Nik Bruzzese of Man Overboard and The Early November’s Ace Enders, the album brings a fresh and even more dynamic approach to their sound. Though they can’t deny their NJ roots, Heavensake continues to push the boundaries of the genres they grew up with — carrying the torch of what they call “Emo Revival.”

Formed in 2016, the band released their debut ‘Deforme’ in 2017 with the help of Chiodos frontman Craig Owens.

Brady and American Association of Suicidology Raise Awareness of Link between Access to Guns and Suicide Fatality

Kyleanne Hunter, Brady VP of Programs, stated,

“Gun violence doesn’t end when the bullets stop flying. The guilt that survivors feel is painfully real – I felt it when I returned from the battlefield, and I’m heartbroken that students and parents feel it today. It doesn’t have to be this way. Guns too often turn an impulsive act into a fatal tragedy, and common-sense policies like extreme risk orders and safe storage provisions can help keep firearms away from someone in crisis. We owe it to our friends and families to protect them and hold them up when they need our help. If you need help, please, please, please reach out and know that you are loved and valued.”

KOLLAPS: Australian Post-Industrial Trio To Release Mechanical Christ LP

Cold Spring Records presents Mechanical Christ, the second full-length release from Australian post-industrial trio, KOLLAPS. Confirming the album for release on Friday, May 3rd, the band and label have issued an official video for the punishing lead single, “Fleshflower,” which sees its public premiere through Cvlt Nation.

Watch this Eye-Blistering KOLLAPS Video “Fleshflower”

For Your Listening Pleasure Lady Antebellum Guitarist

Jason “Slim” Gambill born in Omaha – based in Nashville is best known for being the guitarist for Lady Antebellum. Gambill is no stranger to the music industry, touring with Maroon 5, Zedd, John Mayer, Stevie Nicks, Jennifer Nettles, Jake Owen, Ben Rector, Kenny Chesney and many more.

Death Metal Legacy Bands IMMOLATION and BROKEN HOPE to Tour Japan for the First Time

This September, death metal legends BROKEN HOPE will directly support death metal gods Immolation for a mini-tour of Japan. Legendary Japanese death metal band Defiled will also join the trek.

Immolation says: “Immolation is very happy to announce that we will be performing for the first time in Japan this coming September! We are excited to finally bring our live show to all our fans in Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo in September. We are also very excited to announce that joining us on this trip will be our close friends and longtime brothers in BROKEN HOPE! Support on these shows will come from our brothers in Defiled,making this a death metal event to be remembered! We look forward to bringing our music to all the Japanese maniacs and meeting you all in September!”


“‘Insomnia’ at its core is a gritty club pop anthem about missing the person you love, so it felt appropriate to take the visuals in a rave direction in a grimy abandoned warehouse that feels like something you’d stumble into at 3am in Berlin to temporarily neglect whatever pain you’re feeling,” Daya says of the track’s stunning visual. “Nick Harwood took this vision and perfectly brought it to life by adding intense strobe lighting and other atmospheric elements to capture these flickering moments of desperation and loneliness, even amidst a seemingly lively, crowded setting.”

Stream Bad Luck.’s new EP “Drug Phase” at Alternative Press

New York’s Bad Luck. is dropping their brand new EP “Drug Phase” on March 29th via Take This To Heart Records. But, you can now hear the record in its’ entirety over at the lovely Alternative Press.

Bad Luck explore the phases of life in new EP—listen

NUMENOREAN Tackle Addiction and Sobriety with Spoken Word Poem and Video via Revolver Magazine

Canadian post black metallers NUMENOREAN have teamed up with Revolver Magazine to release a deeply personal spoken word poem and accompanying video, which addresses guitarist/vocalist Roger LeBlanc’s battles with addiction and road to sobriety.

Rejoicer shares title track off ‘Heavy Smoke’ EP out 4/12

Today Rejoicer, aka Yuvi Havkin, shares the title track from his forthcoming EP, Heavy Smoke, out April 12th on Stones Throw. “Heavy Smoke” is Rejoicer’s first track featuring a vocalist and comes from Raw Tapes (Yuvi’s Tel Aviv-based record label) collaborator Iogi.

New Video – Wild Earp – “I Dodged a Bullet”

MatchingDonors is the nation’s largest living organ donor organization

Did you know that 22 Americans die each day waiting for organ transplants, most of them for kidneys? The good news is that MatchingDonors.com is helping to change that. MatchingDonors.com is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization that links organ donors with people in desperate need of kidneys and other transplants. And now, you don’t need to donate a kidney to save a life. You can donate your boat, car or real estate, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to help save the lives of people needing organ transplants. Visit matchingdonors.com or call 800-385-0422.

Teen Daze shares new video + single, “Longing” | BIOLUMINESCENCE out April 26 on FLORA | Tour dates

About the video, Jamison shares: “The video was conceptualized by myself, Casey Kowalchuk and Mitch Huttema, and was filmed in the Fraser Valley, in British Columbia. The story of the inventor, working in a deep routine, only to finally create something that slips away from him, is something that I feel like I experience every time I release an album.”

Ghettoblaster Premieres New Pharlee Song “Creeping”

Pharlee is a heavy-riff-ridin’ machine. The California rock group was forged in the middle of the white-hot psychedelic jam scene in San Diego by members of Harsh Toke, Sacri Monti, Arctic and Joy. Propelled by the powerfully emotional voice and fiery wail of blues-rock banshee Macarena Rivera, Pharlee calls its energetic sound “psychedelic speed rock”. The band will release its debut LP, ‘Pharlee’, on April 5 via Tee Pee Records (Ruby the Hatchet, Witch).


Secret City Records | Jesse Mac Cormack “Give A Chance” Video on NPR + U.S. Tour

This follows lead single “No Love Go” which has acquired over 600,000 streams. He will release his mesmerizing new album, Now, May 3 on Secret City Records.


IV Jay has released her latest video for new single, “With You.” The video, directed by Maya Table, premiered earlier this morning via Complex. “With You” follows IV’s “Superstar” video off her debut EP “IV.”

LA / NYC electro duo Collapsing Scenery share new track

Collapsing Scenery is the meeting of two fertile and febrile minds, Don De Vore (Ink & Dagger, Lilys, The Icarus Line, Amazing Baby) and Reggie Debris. Together they straddle the gap between music, art, film and politics, seamlessly moving between each with the same ease at which they traverse the globe, soaking up experiences and immersing themselves in different cultures.

Solemn Vision present their self-titled debut album with an exclusive streaming on Metal Injection!!

Brooklyn based Solemn Vision present their heavily anticipated debut LP. The self-titled album is a mix of diverse sounds and influences, from the middle east to Scandinavia, all solidly based on heavy, complex, and melodic death metal. This amalgamation of influences is due in part to the city of New York itself, which is a melting pot of cultures, styles, and sounds.

NYC Rockers ZR. KING Drop a “Furry-But-Dangerous” Single via Pure Grain Audio

Zr. King have left a big impression on the local scene, receiving support on BBox Radio, Radio Free Brooklyn, and playing at acclaimed venues in the Northeast. They will be celebrating the release on May 16, 2019 at Arlene’s Grocery.

Miala “FNF” New Single!

Ceschi & Factor Chandelier share emotional, vulnerable title track “Sad, Fat Luck”

Ceschi’s music lives in some liminal space between left-field hip hop, folk punk and indie rock. It’s hard to explain, so on planes he generally tells people that he sounds “something like like Ed Sheeran,” and they nod. He has worked with Saskatchewan, Canadian producer Factor Chandelier for over a decade as they formed the backbone of their Fake Four Inc. record label. Their 2015 record, “Broken Bone Ballads” built a cult following within the indie rap and DIY punk communities.