@skopemag news for April 12, 2019 @ 9 am est

19 year old Ebhoni shares new song & video for “Drama”

The 19-year-old blew up doing Keyshia Cole and Beyonce covers on YouTube at the age of 10, has since amassed millions of plays and critical acclaim. She’s been featured on Pitchfork, FADER, and Complex. Check out the video for “Drama” below. More coming from her soon.

Progressive Metal Quartet VALENCE Stream Entire New Album, “Cognitive Dissidents”

Progressive metal fusion quartet VALENCE’s new album, Cognitive Dissidents, drops tomorrow, April 12, but… surprise! The band have unleashed their entire new album a day early via PopMatters! Stream the entire opus here.

Reeny The Genie – Stunning New Single Debut – “Own Little Epysode” Out Now!

The spirited sound of sensational singer Reeny The Genie is a genuine reflection of her own unique and beautiful perspective on the world. With positive vibes and sweet sentiment that encourage togetherness, unity, and a whole ton of fun, Reeny’s energy and insight are exactly what the world needs now more than ever before.

New song & video from She Keeps Bees: “Kinship”

Today She Keeps Bees, the New York-based project of Jessica Larrabee and Andy LaPlant, shares the titular track from their new LP Kinship, out May 10th via Ba Da Bing Records. Its tense verses and pulsing drum patterns hypnotically propel the song forward. Aptly, it centers around environmental threats to water: “Wild places move us closer to conscious kinship / living water mother of all / visible manifestation of chaos,” sings Larrabee.

Tom Morello Releases “Can’t Stop The Bleeding” Ft. Gary Clark Jr. & Gramatik

“‘Can’t Stop The Bleeding’ is the latest Marshall stack bass drop banger from Gary Clark Jr., Gramatik and myself,” states Morello. “Influenced by W.B. Yeats, Jimi Hendrix and terrified Ultra fans, this latest salvo of ‘Shred Step’ just erupted from The Atlas Underground.”

Joanna Sternberg signs to Team Love for the release of their debut album, Then I Try Some More

Then I Try Some More is out July 12th and the album’s lead single is streaming now. “This Is Not Who I Want To Be” premiered recently on Stereogum calling the song “simple but affecting — Sternberg confronts oblivion with only a piano in tow, attempting to get the better of addiction by sheer force of will.”

MARK DEUTROM Premieres “Hell is a City” Music Video

“Side step the freak, crawl down the street / remember to breathe, swallow the scream,” DEUTROM echoes in the haunting ‘Blue Bird’ track.

The Marcus King Band release video for ‘Goodbye Carolina’

The Marcus King Band have released the video for ‘Goodbye Carolina’, a poignant, lyrical ballad from their critically acclaimed album Carolina Confessions. The band have also announced a number of UK headline shows this June alongside appearances at The Isle Of Wight and Black Deer Festivals.

Hannah Cohen Shares New Track “All I Wanted”

Hannah comments of the track: “The song is really something everyone has felt… that anticipation of being with your lover. Sometimes you play those moments in your head.”

Instupendo announces new EP ‘Boys By Girls’

NYC-based, Philadelphia-bred electronic artist Instupendo, aka Aidan Peterson, floats into earshot today with his new single ‘Cinderella’. It arrives today alongside the news of a new EP, ‘Boys By Girls’, due for release on June 5th.

Bea Miller & 6lack Share Video for “it’s not u it’s me”

Acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Bea Miller, along with the Grammy-nominated artist 6lack, share the music video for their new single, “it’s not u it’s me,” out via Hollywood Records. The strikingly stylized video was directed by Pilar Zeta and Jimmy Edgar, and portrays Bea braving the new world from her sleekly designed abode. Through the course of the clip, she learns the powerful lessons of self-love and awareness. She enters a dream world through a meditation device, and through sleep, daydreams and simply being alone with her thoughts, her confidence grows as she finds her true self. 6lack later appears as a mysterious angelic figure that confirms Bea’s intuition that she can and should love herself. The imagery is reflective of the empowering lyrical message of the song.

TOTO To Release CD Box Set – All In on May 24th

TOTO is pleased to announce the release of their definitive CD box set: All In via Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music) on May 24th. In late 2018, a deluxe limited-edition vinyl/CD version of the set was released direct to consumers and quickly sold out (this is now out of print and will not be reprinted). However, due to demand, a CD only box-set will available from all major retailers worldwide.

NEWS: Boston Calling Music Festival Announces 2019 Food & Drink Lineup

Boston Calling, headlined by Twenty-One Pilots (Friday), Tame Impala (Saturday), and Travis Scott (Sunday), delivers a food & drink lineup that is sure to please even the foodiest of festival goers. With a variety of fare ranging from award-winning barbecue to a raw bar sourced directly from the Atlantic, the festival rolls out a stellar collection of new culinary treats from legendary chefs, and brings back fan favorites. This year’s menu has something for everyone, including a wide assortment of craft beers and wines on hand to toast to Boston Calling’s 10th edition. Boston Calling takes place Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, 2019, at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston (65 North Harvard Street, Boston).

ALAE Reveal Masterfully Crafted Video For “Help You Now”

“Help You Now” is the first single from Alae’s forthcoming second album. The track heralds a fresh pop direction, while still retaining all their textured musicality and an anthemic chorus hook. Alex Farrell-Davey, vocalist, explains the bands evolution of sound; “Traditionally Allister and I have been the lead songwriters, but ‘Help You Now’ is one of the first songs that we’ve written as a collective, since Jayden and Marika joined the band. The change in how we write has injected a lot of new energy into the final result. We’re really excited about the progression of our next album; we’re working with (producer) Jol Mulholland again, but changing things up with this collaborative approach.” Elaborating on the themes of the song, Alex states, “’Help You Now’ is about facing your fears. It’s about talking about what it is that’s hurting you, what it is that’s scaring you and allowing people to help. The lyrics are an attempt to normalize the process of opening up to others.”

MOTANKA Release Mystic Video For “Verba”

MARK DEUTROM: BrooklynVegan Premieres “Hell Is A City” Video

MARK DEUTROM (ex-Melvins, Clown Alley) has released a new video for “Hell Is A City,” a track found on the Austin-based multi-instrumentalist’s new LP, The Blue Bird, out now on Season Of Mist. The new visual accompaniment for the song makes its public premiere at BrooklynVegan this week as DEUTROM hits the road with his BELLRINGER lineup, touring in support of the new LP alongside Valley Of The Sun.

AURORA Unveils Video for Climate Change Anthem “The Seed” – Album Out June 7th

“I’m missing anger in the youth. Not the blind rage, pointed towards all and nothing. But the kind of rage that wakes you up in the morning, the kind of rage that inspires you to do something with the power you have in you. So I made a song. Filled with fire. And power. It’s time for us to really fight for her. This is a cry for Mother Earth.” – AURORA on “The Seed”

NUMENOREAN Issue Full Album Stream for ‘Adore’ via Exclaim!

Speaking about ‘Adore,’ the band comments, “Writing this album was both personally and creatively challenging for us. We didn’t feel confined to the limitations of a particular sound, we just tried to make an album that we would want to listen to; a complete amalgamation of every personality in the band, which was the goal from the start. We constructed an honest expression of who we are. We learned a lot about ourselves through the process and it left us utterly exhausted. We gave it everything we had.”

Watch the video for Otoboke Beaver’s “datsu, hikage no onna”

Sevdaliza shares powerful new song & video for “Martyr”

Sevdaliza shares her new song titled “Martyr” and its companion video as a part of a series of content set to be released in the next few weeks. The song speaks on a dark romantic relationship and sees Sevdaliza be her most vulnerable and personal yet, making up the “Duorum: Lover’s Mourn” chapter. The series is the result of a period of self-discovery for Sevdaliza and a vehicle for her to obtain peace. It follows the first installment of the series, “The Darkest Hour”, in which she shed a light on the lack of diversity in opportunity for women in the music industry and her position as one of only a few female music producers. More to come from her soon.

Grizzly Cloast – Watch the “Half-Light Boy” video through AudioFemme

“My friend, Taylor Lucas, produced “Half-Light Boy” in his home studio. He also produced my previous single, “Zuzu’s Petals,” and is set to produce my album. It’s always fun working with Taylor; he’s so talented and has great ideas!”

Out now, “Posh-punk” outfit A Pocket of Lollipops have delivered a kaleidoscopic new full length.

A Pocket Of Lollipops has just dropped their latest album, Be My Non-Friend Friend. The album’s release comes as a celebration of the band’s 10th anniversary of their first ever performance.

Tim Baker Releases “All Hands” Video

Forever Overhead, the debut album from Canadian singer-songwriter Tim Baker, features eleven songs that center on kinship. The newest track from the album “All Hands” is a blissful indie-folk song that celebrates those personal connections. It is a thank you letter to all who have helped him along his winding road.

Tech N9ne Releases Music Video for “N9NA,” Kicks Off “It Goes Up Tour 2019”

for Skope: NGHTMRE releases VIP version of “REDLIGHT” with A$AP Ferg

Just a few weeks after NGHTMRE and A$AP Ferg released their outstanding collaboration “REDLIGHT,” the ace of bass himself has just released a special VIP remix of the track that was well worth the wait. With the addition of mechanical, grinding basslines and gunfire-reminiscent sound effects, NGHTMRE amps up the already-heavy single for those peak late-night hours when you need a little something extra. The signature VIP remix follows the original “REDLIGHT,” as well as “BANG” with Shaquille O’Neal and Lil Jon. NGHTMRE started off 2019’s festival season on his A-game with a Gud Vibrations headline performance with SLANDER at Ultra Music Festival’s Main Stage as well as a b2b with Big Gigantic as Gigantic NGHTMRE, the first of what will surely be many notable shows this summer. Stay tuned for more new music coming soon!


Artist, activist and ultimate provocateur ANIIML has released her new single “OUCH!” out today worldwide. She has also put out a stunning video for the track that dives deep into the realm of mysticism with enchanting visuals and a witch-pop arrangement. With this song and video, she sends an intoxicating symphonic message straight to the open-hearted.