@skopemag news for April 12, 2019 @ noon est

TOMMY ASHBY releases ‘Someone New’ from forthcoming Golden Arrow EP

Today Scottish singer-songwriter and doctor in ‘the perception of sound’ Tommy Ashby, releases ‘Someone New’ (REL 12.04.19) the third single from his forthcoming ‘Golden Arrow’ EP set for release April 2019 via Wow and Flutter Records.

George Winston Releases New Track “The Times Of Harvey Milk”

By virtue of his brilliance as one of the foremost instrumental composers of our time, Restless Wind presents a stunning journey documenting George Winston’s sociological observations in American history. Winston repurposes for the modern listener stunningly relevant works by musical greats such as Sam Cooke, The Doors, Stephen Stills, George & Ira Gershwin, Country Joe McDonald, and others. Restless Wind captures Winston’s inimitable melodic language where piano textures and tones set the stage for vivid renderings of classic compositions.

Seba Kaapstad Drops Velvety New Single “Bye” + Thina Out May 17th

The captivating vocals of Manana & Zoe swirl through the self-doubt and anxiety filled moments of attraction at first blush. The cosmic R&B melody carries the twin tales of both male and female perspective as the singers share their internal monologues and question attraction and self-worth. The unusual love story will leave you feeling at once both familiar and thoughtfully lost.

A-Trak debuts Bootleg Series 003: “Trizzy Says”

DJ, label head and producer A-Trak unveils the third installment of his ongoing Bootleg Series, an informal collection of free releases of spontaneous tracks and flips he’s made for his DJ sets, today. “Trizzy Says,” available now, reworks Mos Def’s iconic “Umi Says,” and sparked desperate DMs from fans and fellow DJs alike when A-Trak teased it on Instagram last week. Listen here.

Stitched Up Heart Premieres New Song “Lost” Featuring Sully Erna of Godsmack

“‘Lost’ is about being trapped inside your mind and struggling against yourself to see the light,” states Mixi about the track. “Sully and I had been trying to work on something together for a while and I’m so grateful that we were able to collaborate on this. It turned out even better than I imagined, and I’m so excited to share it as the first taste of our new music!

DEAD TO A DYING WORLD: NPR Streams “The Seer’s Embrace”

NPR is now streaming “The Seer’s Embrace” by Texas-based dark metal septet DEAD TO A DYING WORLD, the new single from the band’s impending 2xLP opus, Elegy, nearing release through Profound Lore Records late this month. In addition to the new song, the label has issued preorders for the record and the band has announced their May run of West Coast tour dates in support of the album.


Ladytron are Helen Marnie, Reuben Wu, Mira Aroyo, and Daniel Hunt. The North American dates are in support of their eponymous sixth LP out February 15th that ended their 8-year hiatus. It entered the Billboard Dance/Electronic Album Chart at #13, earning them some of the best reviews of their career, many saying it was their best work since “The Witching Hour”. Earlier this year, they’ve performed a set of enthusiastically-received shows on the West Coast, including CRSSD, San Diego and two sold out shows at LA’s Fonda Theatre.

Feel fuzzy with ‘Lock Meowt,’ the new video from Carousel Kings

VREID Premiere Official Lyric Video for “One Hundred Years” via Cryptic Rock, Kick Off Tour Next Week

VREID songwriter/ bass guiratist Jarle Hváll Kvåle states: “To me, ‘One Hundred Years’ is the strongest song in our band’s history. It’s a song that captures the essence and multitude of Vreid. It’s a song that we will guaranteed play in all our concerts. ‘One Hundred Years’ was inspired by a poem by the great Norwegian author Knut Hamsun. This lit a torch that resulted in this song about the everlasting duality of nature and human nature. The video is done by Håvard Nesbø, with spectacular filming of the dramatic and inspiring scenery and history of my beloved Vestlandet (western Norway). An eternal source to inspiration. He visualized the song beyond what I could have imagined.”


French multi-instrumentalist and producer Vincent Fenton who goes by the moniker French Kiwi Juice aka FKJ, has teamed up with London to LA-based R&B vocalist and producer Col3trane on his latest single “Perfect Timing” available now via Mom+Pop Music. The song is a collaborative effort from 19-year-old Col3trane and FKJ which came to fruition during FKJ’s Fall tour stop in London where both Col3 and FKJ spent the day working together to establish the groundwork for the standout track. On the creative process and working with FKJ Col3 said, “FKJ is a wizard. It was a blessing to work with him. We met while he was on tour in London and just vibed out. We just kicked it and he played me a bunch of new music and some beats. “Perfect Timing” was the right one.

Caleb Steph releases debut EP ‘Bellwood Product’

Bursting onto the scene earlier this year with ‘Can I Talk’ and ‘Trapped’, 20-year-old Virginia rapper Caleb Steph has revealed his debut project Bellwood Product, accompanied by an emotionally charged visual for new track ‘Black Boy’.

Diana Fuentes Hoy Lanza Su Álbum “LIBRE”

La galardonada cantante y compositora cubana Diana Fuentes hoy lanza “LIBRE” el tercer álbum de su trayectoria, junto con el sencillo y video que dan título al disco. Todo este nuevo material se encuentra disponible en las principales plataformas de música digital a través de Sony Music Latin.

The Naked Eye reveals her beautiful new EP ‘Love’s Grave’

Following standout performances on recent singles ‘See You Later’ and ‘Tell Me’, The Naked Eye has revealed her new EP Love’s Grave.

Adrift to Release New Album, ‘Pure’, May 31

Loudwire gives music fans a first taste of what the new Adrift album holds in store, premiering the new LP’s title track while saying, “Adrift’s brand of sludge is less about bludgeoning, cement-cracking riffs and more about paranoid hypnosis, realized through thick walls of rolling riffs and steady, spacious drumming. Fans of Neurosis, Graves at Sea, Indian and Minsk – take note.” Stream Adrift’s new song, “Pure”, and watch a mind-expanding visualizer, at this location.

Oakland psych r&b band Bells Atlas share ethereal “Final Ceiling”

Bells Atlas’ latest offering ‘The Mystic’ digs further into their soulful buoyancy to explore both sound and storytelling. Sandra Lawson-Ndu, Douglas Stuart, Geneva Harrison, and Derek Barber stumbled upon a new process for songwriting– of which included sampling grainy phone recordings of the band’s drummer — that elevates Bells Atlas’ already unique approach to psychedelic R&B.

Looms share heartrending single “From A Roof” via Glide | New LP out 5/3

The track premiered via Glide Magazine where the band’s Sharif Mekawy detailed, “Half this record ended up being written from the roof of my apartment. A lot came out all at once, and it wasn’t ’til after the song was recorded, that I realized it was actually my own motivation to not kill myself.”

SONG PREMIERE: Looms Craft a Dreamy Indie Rock Sound With “From A Roof”

FETID: Pacific Northwest Death Metal Cult To Release Steeping Corporeal Mess LP

20 Buck Spin will deliver the horrifying Steeping Corporeal Mess debut LP from cult death metal outfit FETID on June 7th. Alongside the album’s cover artwork and track listing, the label this week unveils the lead track, “Reeking Within,” as a precursor of the record’s gruesome might.

Red Death Announce European Tour With Cro-Mags

“We are honored and excited to return to Europe for our third time, especially to support the Cro-Mags on their Best Wishes 30th anniversary tour,” states RED DEATH on the tour announcement. “We look forward to playing to new crowds and showcasing music from our upcoming album.”

September 27 – Essen, Germany – Turock
September 28 – Limburg, Belgium – Hardcore Fest
September 29 – London, United Kingdom – Underworld
September 30 – Paris, France – Gibus
October 1 – Stuttgart, Germany – Keller Klub
October 2 – Prague, Czech Republic – Futurum
October 3 – Budapest, Hungary – Dürer Kert
October 4 – Graz, Austria – Explosiv
October 5 – Leipzig, Germany – Naumanns
October 6 – Berlin, Germany – Musik & Frieden

Sonta Premieres New Single/Video “Type Of Way” Today

Sonta’s new single “Type of Way” challenges men to get right or get lost. “Type of Way” is, as the title suggests, a ballad that explores human emotion. The visual highlights themes of trust, commitment, and love. Soul Train award-winning publication, Soul Bounce wrote, “Jesus himself said “the truth shall set you free,” and singer-songwriter Sonta wants her man to take those words to heart and do better in her new single “Type Of Way.”

SoulBounce Exclusive: Sonta Just Wants The Truth In ‘Type Of Way’

Sabbath Assembly Debuts New Video “A Welcome Below”

Sabbath Assembly is a dark rock band based in Texas and NYC. The group features vocalist Jamie Myers (ex-Hammers of Misfortune, Wolves in the Throne Room), guitarist Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia), guitarist Ron Verod (Kayo Dot), bassist Johnny DeBlase, and drummer / founding member David Nuss. Sabbath Assembly will release its new album, ‘A Letter of Red’, on April 26 via Svart Records. The group’s seventh studio album, ‘A Letter of Red’ was recorded at Figure 8 Studio in Brooklyn with Producer Randall Dunn (Black Mountain, SunnO))), Earth).

Seba Kaapstad Releases New Soul Single “Bye”

With the upcoming release of their album, Thina, coming May 17th via Mello Music Group, Seba Kaapstad drop their velvety new single Bye. The captivating vocals of Manana & Zoe swirl through the self-doubt and anxiety filled moments of attraction at first blush. The cosmic R&B melody carries the twin tales of both male and female perspective as the singers share their internal monologues and question attraction and self-worth. The unusual love story will leave you feeling at once both familiar and thoughtfully lost.


Aftercluv is Universal Music Latin America’s dance entertainment division. With offices located in nine countries and ten cities across the U.S., Latin America, Spain, and Portugal, Aftercluv is dedicated to global-dance-culture, crossing boundaries between languages and culture while embracing musical styles that range from House to Dance-hall, Cumbia to Baile funk, Afrobeats to Dembow and everything in between. Aftercluv is a 360 operation that encompasses a record label, booking, management, marketing in Latin America for the most important international DJs, brand partnership, festivals and events organization unit as well as a strong multi-media platform that includes three radio mix-shows (in Mexico, Brazil and Peru), one FM radio station (Aftercluv 1075 FM in Costa Rica) and the #1 electronic-dance lifestyle vertical in Latin America (www.aftercluv.com) with a monthly reach of 10 million people.


The label’s talent roster includes artists such as Bruno Martini, Charly Black, Raymix, Juan Magan, El Freaky, Tom & Collins, Tropkillaz, El Dusty, Alex Midi and Jenn Morel among others. Aftercluv also handles the booking in Latin America for international acts like Jax Jones, Felix Jaehn, Sak Noel and Far East Movement among others.

“Oblivion” New Single by JACQ (Rich Jacques) from Right The Stars Out Now!

Sibling duo KAYAM release new single “Desert”

the track ‘Desert’ was inspired by a trip to the Negev Desert and is the first song the duo has written in a language other than English.

Mako delivers his brand new single ‘Coyote’ | Out now via Ultra Music

Los Angeles based artist, producer and songwriter Mako just released a new indie-infused single “Coyote,” on Ultra Music. “Coyote” is unlike any other music the producer has put out – the soulful textured piece tells a somber story, as Alex Seaver lets his musical prowess show through with a complex guitar-driven melody and passionate basslines.