@skopemag news for april 23, 2019 @ 1:30 pm est

Pioneering Iranian rapper Tohi continues his remarkable ascent to international fame with ‘Out the Box’

In order to protect himself from the authorities, he fled to Dubai where he honed his skills as a performer, writer and producer, his songs achieving huge success in the region, leading to ten number one hits. His success transferred to the live arena where he has performed at The O2 Forum in London, The Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg and the Global Arena in Stockholm, winning two awards at the BAMA Music Awards in Germany in 2016 and 2017 for Best R&B/Hip Hop act.

Horse Jumper Of Love Announce New LP, Share “Poison” Video On The Fader

Horse Jumper Of Love have announced their new LP ‘So Divine’ and have shared the video for their lead single “Poison” on The Fader. When talking about the track lead singer Dimitri Giannopoulos says, “”Poison” highlights themes of domesticity, learning through nostalgia, and capturing even the most mundane memories. I started working on this song about 4 years ago, and have been waiting to release it for a while. We shot the video in my Dad’s pizza shop in Boston – a very important place to me, a place that taught me how to work. Ty captured this feeling exactly how I envisioned. Work as a repetitive movement – just like the guitar part in the song.”

Brinson’s “You’re So Good” is about keeping a positive outlook in midst of struggles

Brinson travels to the windy city to capture the visual for “You’re So Good”. This song is about seeing the struggles of life but having hope through faith. Brinson raps about doing wrong when he knows right, depression, and insecurities. But at the end of the day God is good even when life is hard.

Duncan Lloyd (Maxïmo Park) announces new album Outside Notion

Duncan Lloyd (Maximo Park / Nano Kino) is today announcing a brand new solo album, Outside Notion, along with a video for the record’s first single Young Dreams, in what makes for a fresh and definite lean away from the indie-rock he is known for. Orchestrated segments circle around telling insights, executed with a depth of tender maturity. Breaking away from familiar territory, each song is it’s own defined journey of sorts. Sprawling jams and evolving layers open out to reveal the minutiae of smartly observant often heart-breaking lyrics. Young Dreams morphs oddly fitting drones with loose mannered guitars and violins that spiral over syncopated rhythm lines, into multi-dimensional layers of texture, gradually unfolding into thrilling chaos.

Gauche announce debut album, share music video and North American tour dates

On July 12, Washington, DC’s Gauche will release A People’s History of Gauche, a collective catharsis of anger, frustration, and trauma through creativity. Jason P Barnett, Adrienne CN Berry, Mary Jane Regalado, Pearie Sol, and Daniele Yandel find their agency and joy through creating and performing music together in 36 minutes of groove-filled power punk.


Music Submission: Nomad Carlos X Farma Beats – Riot

Kingston, Jamaica-raised New York spitter Nomad Carlos and London producer Farma Beats double back since their recent first single with the new release, Riot. The song is the second track being heard from Cipher, the upcoming EP by the intercontinental collaborators.

Chinese Up and Comers Life Awaits Release “Better now”

With a mix of heartfelt lyrics- gutwrenching vocals and fantastic instrumentation, Life Awaits are here to impress and take no prisoners with this first single of 2019. Both new and old fans alike are bound to find lyrics and moments that will resonate within them, be it tapping their foot along to the beat, or screaming along at the top of their lungs, there’s a bit for everyone to enjoy.

Bloodywood Releases Official Music Video For “Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot)”

New Delhi based Indian Folk Metal band BLOODYWOOD has released the official music video for their newest single, “Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot).”

Quixotic embraces the powerful feminine with new single ‘Goddess’

Embracing the powerful feminine, Goddess, Quixotic’s 2019 release, joyously celebrates divine instinct in this pop driven EP. The “Goddess” figure being the inner-self, reaching for elevation and serenity, wholeness and presence.

mxdwn PREMIERE: Get Lost in the Blissful Electronic Atmosphere of Quixotic’s New Song “Goddess”

Lil Dicky’s “Earth” has surpassed 28 million views and video #1 trending on YouTube, clean version out now

The list of featured collaborators includes Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Zac Brown, Brendon Urie, Hailee Steinfeld, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Adam Levine, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Sia, Miley Cyrus, Lil Jon, Rita Ora, Miguel, Katy Perry, Lil Yachty, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Joel Embiid, Tory Lanez, John Legend, Psy, Bad Bunny, Kris Wu, Backstreet Boys and Leonardo DiCaprio. A character key is noted below.

Jackie Cohen Releases “Chico Chico” + Touring w/ Weyes Blood

Director Ori Ravid says about making the video: “‘Chico Chico’ to me is breezy and cheeky and just makes you smile. Jackie and I bounced some ideas off each other, and when the opportunity came up to shoot in my friend’s dad’s parking lot I knew we would capture something special.”


Today, Three Days Grace debut their new music video for “Right Left Wrong” off their 2018 album, Outsider. The band recently completed their North American tour in support of Disturbed, and will open for Breaking Benjamin on an extensive summer tour. The new music video captures the energy of their live performances.

VULTURE INDUSTRIES Release Brand New Single, “Deeper”

Front man Bjørnar comments on the track: “‘Deeper’ tells the story of man’s insatiable greed for more, as symbolized by the miners digging all the way to Hell. Starting out with a haunting trumpet solo, the track mixes a Spaghetti Western vibe with the rhythmic and melodic drive of a large-scale rock opus. Musically, ‘Deeper’ nods in the direction of such diverse acts as Ennio Morricone, Type O Negative, The Beatles, and Lee Hazlewood, but at the same time there is also a solid dose of rock and metal, in the signature form of Vulture Industries.

Tattoo the Scars Releases Official Music Video for Single “Bridges Burned”

Windy & Carl share “Forest Trails” from ‘Pure Sounds of Michigan’ via Stereogum

Pure Sounds of Michigan is a groundbreaking ambient album that invites listeners to take a sunrise-to-sunset tour of Michigan from coast to coast as interpreted by some of the state’s most talented musicians. The album is set for a May 22nd release on Detroit-based Assemble Sound, and was imagined, created, and released by Michigan’s tourism arm, Travel Michigan as a part of the Pure Michigan campaign, in conjunction with the label.

LANY + Julia Michaels Release New Song “okay”

The anthemic song marks the band’s first ever collaboration, which intertwines lead singer Paul Klein and Michaels’ captivating vocals throughout. The duet co-written by Klein and Michaels in just two days, is filled with colorful details summarizing recent personal break-ups.

Brazil’s Boogarins return to the US for a September tour with Mdou Moctar

Their new album, Sombrou Dúvida, is out May 10th on OAR and “Invenção” premiered recently on Noisey calling it “innovative enough to be everything you’d want in a psychedelic song..”