@skopemag news for april 16, 2019 @ 9 am est

Listen to MC Lars & Mega Ran’s Latest Literary Bop “Sleepy Hollow”

Always pushing boundaries, nerdcore rappers MC LARS & MEGA RAN (whose collective collaboration list includes songs with “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC, KRS-ONE, MIKE EAGLE and KOOL KEITH, amongst others) tell the story of WASHINGTON IRVING’S classic Legend of Sleepy Hollow on “Sleepy Hollow,” the fifth single from their upcoming album The Dewey Decibel System. With a beat by Brooklyn producer RICH MATTHEW (whose credits include work for SOUL COUGHING’S MIKE DOUGHTY, RiFF RAFF, and DE LA SOUL), this song channels the energy of RUN THE JEWELS with the storytelling skills of SLICK RICK, putting a modern twist on the American classic, while referencing BROTHER ALI, the INSANE CLOWN POSSE and the DISNEY classic film.

Post-Rock Outfit VEXES Drops Music Video for Dreamy, Anthemic Tears for Fears Cover

0171 yearn for real experiences and real intimacy on ‘SMTHN RL’

Joe Bedell-Brill and Georgie Hoare are 0171. The band, from Hackney, East London, create their own world with a roughness that feels honest, intense and intimate. Today, they release their second single ‘SMTHN RL’ – the second track to be lifted from their forthcoming debut 3-track EP.

J.F.D.R features on new Max Sokolinski single ‘The Only One’

Versus shares new song; supporting Ex Hex in Brooklyn

It’s been a steep slope for the Extended Play record, the wicked stepchild of music formats. Physical EPs had become anachronisms, bygone symbols of the halcyon indie years of the ’80s and ’90s, but the pendulum has begun to swing back in recent times, with fine EPs released by Belle and Sebastian, Lesser Evil, Public Practice and Protomartyr. Now 2019 delivers the superb EP Ex Nihilo by Versus, one of the downright epochal bands of the urbane grime of the ’90s indie rock scene. It’s both a return to form and format, as the band has a long history of companion pieces to their seminal albums, EPs that were full-on artistic triumphs, often becoming even more beloved by their fans.

Jeanines debut album coming soon on Slumberland Records

Brooklyn’s Jeanines specialize in ultra-short bursts of energetic but melancholy minor-key pop. With influences that run deep into the most crucial tributaries of DIY pop — Messthethics, the Television Personalities, Marine Girls, early Pastels, Dolly Mixture — they’ve crafted a style that is as individual as it is just plain pleasurable. Alicia Jeanine’s pure, unaffected voice muses wistfully on the illusions of time, while My Teenage Stride/Mick Trouble mastermind Jed Smith’s frantic Motown-esque drumming and inventive bass playing provide a thrilling rhythmic foundation.



Sensational and Addicting: INF1N1TE’s Enemy EP

Canadian bass artist INF1N1TE fires off on his Dim Mak debut EP, Enemy. Melodic vocals, invigorating sound design, and head-banging bass are on full display across three ballistic dubstep singles.

Arch Enemy Announces Tour Dates Supporting Amon Amarth

Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy announce North American tour today supporting Amon Amarth. The massive tour starts on September 26th in Seattle, WA and wraps on October 26th in Los Angeles. Fans can purchase pre-sale tickets on Tuesday, April 16th via Amon Amarth and Citi pre-sale starting at 10AM. Ticketmaster, Live Nation, venue, radio, and Blabbermouth (password BLABBER) pre-sales will be available on Wednesday, April 17th starting at 10AM. Finally, tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 19th at 10AM.

Brodie Stewart Premieres “Born American” Music Video Featuring Colt Ford on Heartland’s ‘Country Music Today’

Shot on the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum and at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum in San Diego, “Born American” is a patriotic, yet countryfied rock n’ roll salute to all those in our military who have served. It features both active and retired U.S. military personnel prominently throughout the video.

For Skope: PLS&TY revives Bonnie & Clyde in music video for “Motives”

Tarrey Torae presents New Single “TAKE ME HOME” and the Official Music Video


Following her first sold-out London headline show at The Waiting Room last week, today CHARLOTTE drops her second single ‘Nervous’ – currently at Number 7 in Spotify’s NMF – it’s taken from the ‘Nowhere To Hide’ EP which follows on 3rd May via The Orchard.

Continuing in the footsteps of debut single ‘I Tell Lies’ – CHARLOTTE channels the frustrations of mixed romantic signals in ‘Nervous’, whilst also further illustrating her innate ability to write a hook and catchy melody. Exuding sassy self-determination, CHARLOTTE’s timeless pop is infused with a sumptuous, soulful vocal gift rooted in the tradition of soul’s greatest talents.

Riley Smith – Famed Actor // Americana Rock New Visuals

Riley Smith’s vocals and songwriting stunningly blend country pop, hard-hitting soulful Americana and modern production for a sound rarely found in music today. No secret to those familiar with his lead role on the popular TV show “Nashville”, Smith’s gritty yet smooth, singing voice and charismatic presence have built him a career on both stage and screen. Acting in popular shows like “True Blood”, “True Detective”, “Frequency” and “Life Sentence”, catapulted Smith to the forefront of the industry and his love for music introduced him to audiences in a way unlike any other role he has played.

Spacejam streamed debut EP ‘Lift Off’

English/American/French Rock-punk-pop band founded in 2018 by Sebastian Parris, KC Elstun (Drums), and Ali Lassab (Bass), SPACEJAM just officially releaed a debut EP called ‘Lift Off’ and available for digital exclusive on Bandcamp and the main legal platforms.

Analog release new energetic single ” Old Joy”!

Analog are taking back the spotlight in 2019 with “Old Joy”, the first single of their upcoming full-length album Portable People. The track is a blast of catchy and singable rock, with noticeable influences from mid 90’s alternative and a good dose of pop and punk. “Old Joy” will be released on April 12th, and is the perfect track for a Spring afternoon, a soundtrack to a gathering of friends, family, and rock-loving souls.