@skopemag news for April 15, 2019 @ 7 am est

NYC Rockers ZR. KINGDrop a “Collision of Raucous Swagger” via Substream Magazine

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.


Indie pop band Kezar has released their groove-laden third single “Feelings” out everywhere today. “Feelings” was the first song penned for the project. It will always be a milestone for frontman Jack Mosbacher’s life who said “in a few days, we found a new sound, a new attitude and a new chapter in our lives. It’s a song about a woman who is totally in control, from a man’s perspective – she is confident and fearless. As my mother’s son and sister’s brother, I hope that the song is entertaining and fun but also an anthem for empowerment and the unmatchable strength of women.”


The Pinheads share new VHS saturated music video for “Feel It Now” via Alt Citizen

Born out of friendship, bowling, sci-fi movie marathons and literal brotherhood, Australian band The Pinheads formed out of what is now colloquially known as the Leisure Coast, spread out among the northern suburbs of the Illawarra and Wollongong region.


Feeling attuned with the disenfranchised state of the world, Sandé’s vision for Real Life was to give people hope and confidence. “Especially people who have been marginalized, forgotten or kicked down by this invisible oppression that’s always there,” she elaborates. “I just want to give people this incredible superpower every time they play the album. Like a battery pack – by the end of the album they’re going to feel restored.”

FW: for Skope: Nicky Romero and W&W collide on ‘Ups & Downs’ (out now on Protocol)

Ted Kennedy – ‘Not Enough’

‘Not Enough’, like a lot of music I have been writing recently, is inspired by the sounds of Toronto’s underground electronic music scene. Curating Frequencies, I’m constantly blown away by the amount of talent here. It’s tough to be an artist in this city, rents are high, venues are closing, and platforms big enough to give artists any meaningful exposure are nearly non-existent. Everyone has day jobs, roommates, and bedroom studios. Despite the challenges artists put in the work and create great things. This song is inspired by those artists, their sounds, their creativity, their energy. I just hope I did them justice.

Gucci Gang’s Smokepurpp Announces Lost Planet EP, Shares “Remember Me” Video

2012 Bid Adieu share single “Out The Window” from debut album ‘We Died in 2012: This Is Hell’ out June 7

Inclusive DIY collective of artists that span every medium, 2012 Bid Adieu, share their latest single, “Out The Window,” and offer fans a relatable transition into “What are we?” season with a new song all about escaping awkward situations. Stranded at a party? Feeling anxious? Try climbing out the window! The new single will be on the group’s debut album, We died in 2012. This Is Hell, that comes out June 7. Previously released singles, “Calours” and “Friends,” are now available for streaming, as well.

MISSIO Releases New Album The Darker The Weather // The Better The Man

Today, MISSIO releases new album The Darker The Weather // The Better The Man via RCA Records. The album, which is produced by MISSIO and Dwight Baker, consists of 13 tracks and includes previously released tracks, “Rad Drugz”, “I See You” and “Temple Priest feat. Paul Wall & Kota The Friend.” In celebration of album release day, the duo also releases the music video for “I See You”, which is directed by Ben Fee.

The Hugs Drop New LP “I Love You To Death”

If Brit-pop and the Pacific Northwest made sweet, dirty love, you’d get The Hugs. Their angst-ridden, get-up-and-dance sound is cut with a dose of nostalgic indie and garage rock that only comes as a product of slightly off-centered creative types and too many consecutive days of rain.

Disq adds shows with Shame, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Diane Coffee & more

Hailing from Madison, WI and Viroqua, WI, Isaac deBroux-Slone and Raina Bock were introduced as infants, and went on to transform their life-long friendship into the band Disq in their early teens.

HAZE MAGE: “Bong Witch” Streaming At The Sludgelord

The Sludgelord has just lit up “Bong Witch,” the new hit from Baltimore, Maryland fantasy metal/stoner outfit HAZE MAGE, and their impending debut full-length, Chronicles. The album will see release through Grimoire Records on the eve of 4/20 in conjunction with this year’s installment of Grim Reefer Fest which the band books annually in their hometown.


“Let You In” was directed by Lenny Bass and filmed at Hometown Barbeque in Brooklyn. The video begins with Pete and Missy Soltero on stage, as they sing their sweet duet, we watch as couples find each other and move to the music.

Pete Muller Unveils Video For “Let You In”

NEW Video from Soul/R&B Artist Sheridan Reed “Is Sure to Be at Hit…”

With is debut singles, Reed garnered media attention from taste makers, including EARMILK, Cools, Singersroom, PopDust, Hypebeast, and more. The video for “We Should Both Be Here” racked up over 200k views in just over 30 days upon its release. “Sheridan Reed is adept at fashioning songs fuelled by his mastery of combining soul and pop with intense passion and quiet sentimentality…an exceptional example of his talent and of his storytelling.”(EARMILK)

PREMIERE: Sheridan Reed – Money Maker

Midnight Memories // New Single “Everything” out today!

As the name Midnight Memories suggests, the project aims to recreate elements of the late night hours and relies on the fusion of nostalgic guitar rhythms and dreamy piano compliments. The project’s anonymity offers the listener a more individualized experience without the influence of external information. By not having anything expect the listeners own cognition, it helps to develop and encourage a more personal connection with the track that can vary from person to person.


Angular & loud, Dysfunctional & extreme but somehow perfect, is the story of BRUNSWICK & Eyelar’s imaginary relationship formed in 20 minutes of studio time in their collaboration for fresh, new cut “FXCK YOU CAUSE YOU WERE THE ONE.”

New Rejoicer EP out today: “lolloping, smoked-out beats” (FACT Mag)

Today Rejoicer, aka Yuvi Havkin, shares his new EP, Heavy Smoke, via Stones Throw Records. Listen to all 6 tracks on ‘Heavy Smoke’ via Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, Bandcamp and more


Tayla Parx recently dropped the companion visual to her heartfelt ballad “Easy,” a track off her recently released album We Need To Talk. We Need To Talk includes the previously released tracks “I Want You,” and “Me Vs. Us.”


Nashville pop artist Elise Hayes Single Entitled ‘Giving Up’

Haunting. Powerful. Uplifting. These are three words that describe Elise Hayes’ music. Combining infectious pop and r&b melodies with heartfelt and meaningful subject matter, Elise’s songs live in a unique space in the palate of today’s popular music.

Potatohead People return with new single “Iced Tea” via Earmilk

A year after their groundbreaking, hip hop/electronic blending sophomore album Nick & Astro’s Guide to the Galaxy, Potatohead People are back with a collection of instrumentals, remixes, and B-sides. They’ve tapped some of their favorite producers from around the globe for remix duties, and spiced things up a bit by holding a remix contest from which one winner was picked from an overwhelming number of submissions. Up & coming Australian producer TEYMORI (aka Amin Payne) puts a mid-tempo house flip to “No Sleep Till MTL,” while keeping all the soul while Russian producer Infinite Blaq’s remix of “Quest For Love” sped things up a bit and added a funky, meandering synth bass line, horns, and sax to the catchy vocal line.

Necklace shares new single/video “Goofy Pills,”

Today Necklace (not to be confused with the Danish artist) shares its third single as a band, the infectious “Goofy Pills” — the video was inspired in part by a bizarre Italian dance show, Non è la Rai. Northern Transmissions has the premiere, and the band plays an intimate release show in Portland this Saturday night (more info. below).

Necklace Debuts New Video For “Goofy Pills”

ANCIENT TORMENT: Rhode Island Black Metal Cult To Release Satan’s Legacy Come Flesh EP

Under the malevolent glow of an Autumn moon emerges ANCIENT TORMENT. Forged in 2016 by guitarist Tormentum (Witch King) in Providence, Rhode Island, three years of careful planning were taken to ensure the triumphant unveiling of the debut EP Satan’s Legacy Come Flesh.

Rap Prodigy Suigeneris Sips Milk in the Club in “Dancin”

Combining his preternatural skill with melody with slick lyricism and an impish sense of humor, Suigeneris is one of rap’s most talented teenagers. The Bay Area native shows all sides of his talent and personality in “Dancin,” his new music video. Ignoring legal age limits, Suie enjoys VIP status in a gentlemen’s club. He’s too young to drink too, but that’s no obstacle for the young EMPIRE-signee. Instead of bottle-service, he gets carton-service, as scantily-clad models bring him Horizon Farms milk and chocolate chip cookies. The situation seems like it’s too good to be true, and it is–the video ends with Suie waking up from a dream, without models, milk, or cookies, but with stacks of cash. The follow-up to the demonic video for “Selfish,” “Dancin” is the latest video from Suinami, the young rapper’s second mixtape, which dropped in March.

Photo Ops’ breezy new track “Palm Trees”

Tedashii “Never Fold” Billboard Announcement

Atlanta based independent label, Reach Records, announces Wande, the latest signee and first female emcee on the roster in the label’s historic 15-year legacy with a brand new single. Explaining the weight of the moment Wande says, “I’ve been doing everything independently and now I have people behind me, so it takes a lot of pressure off my back. Now things can be done on a bigger scale.”