@skopemag news for april 24, 2019 @ 9 am est

Jett Kwong Entitled ‘Away’

Born in Denver, Colorado artist Jett Kwong was introduced to singing at just five years old. Since then, she has gone on to perform and teach around the globe, lighting up venues from Shanghai to Berlin. Jett found her home in Los Angeles, California, where she now captivates audiences with her voice and Chinese guzheng music.

Lo-Pan Releases New Song + Video “Ten Days”

Respected hard rock band Lo-Pan will release its new LP, ‘Subtle’, on May 17 via Aqualamb Records. The Ohio group, known for its dichotomic sound which merges sturm und drang heaviness with relentlessly catchy, AOR laden melody, recorded the new album at both NYC’s Reservoir and The Union studios with Grammy Award winning producer James Brown (Foo Fighters, Ghost, NIN). Lo-Pan’s fourth record, ‘Subtle’ was mastered by famed engineer Ted Jensen (Alice in Chains, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Mastodon) and is the highly anticipated follow-up to the unit’s 2017 release, ‘In Tensions’, a record hailed as “rock more akin for a day at the beach than a nightmarish, post-apocalyptic dungeon lair” (Last Rites).

Instupendo shares new “Cinderella” video

Instupendo, aka Aidan Peterson, floats into earshot with original euphorically melancholy songs that listeners say they turn to when they feel, or want to feel, a particular way. Having steadily attracted fans since he was a preteen via Soundcloud, his music is emotional, therapeutic, and nostalgic. And more recently, he’s collaborated with Toro Y Moi and Rostam, two stylistic counterpoints in his orbit.

TENGGER CAVALRY Frontman Nature G Opens Up about Mental Health in New Interview

Global Music Award-winning nomadic folk metal group TENGGER CAVALRY – created and led by frontman and creator Nature G – are one of the most unique and innovative acts in modern music. To date, the band has earned international praise and attention from the likes of Billboard, CNN, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal and countless others.

Video: Comethazine – “Nonsense”

Bursting onto the scene with ferocious bite-sized bangers, Comethazine is the new generation’s most consistent source of slaps. Finding the perfect visual accompaniment for Comethazine’s chaotic and hard-hitting trap sound, the Alamo/Interscope signee shares “Nonsense,” his latest music video. Barely clocking-in at over 1 minute long, “Nonsense” is a frenzied banger, complete with carnival organ, plinking synths, and earth-shaking bass, as Comethazine delivers highly-energetic bars: “Bitch, miss me with that nonsense, you broke, got nine cents/I ball hard like Dennis Rodman, no lyin’.” In the video, Comethazine escapes an interaction with the police by transforming into a green, ghostly super villain, phasing through New York City streets to indulge in a hedonistic rendezvous with devilish models. With over 10 million streams on Spotify, “Nonsense” is a highlight from Bawskee 2, Comethazine’s recent album.


Looms sorts through “Dead Time” via Earmilk | New LP out 5/3

The track premiered via Earmilk where the band’s Sharif Mekawy detailed, “This album is mainly about navigating two different relationships I had with women, and ‘Dead Time’ started as a collaboration between myself and one of them. We were on my roof, and I started playing what ended up being the opening guitar riff. Inspired by some neglected planters next to us, she started singing “dead thyme” along with the guitar. It was a beautifully spontaneous moment, and I honestly thought it was going to be our first song together. When the relationship came to a sudden end, I retreated back to the roof for a month and finished writing the record. I changed thyme to time and wrote this song about the end of us.”

Elliah Heifetz shares stunning new single “I’m Over Now” via Atwood Magazine

The track premiered in a piece with Atwood Magazine who said, “Full of rich harmony and release, ‘I’m Over Now’ is a poignant, inspired soundtrack for change and new beginnings, inviting tomorrow to take over for today.”

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets release bodacious music video for ‘Bill’s Mandolin’

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets continue to steamroll through 2019, releasing the visuals for their new single ‘Bill’s Mandolin’, as they approach a massive few months of touring through Australia, the UK and Europe. Offering fans another insight into the kaleidoscopic mind of songwriter Jack McEwan, the release of ‘Bill’s Mandolin’ marked a strong new chapter for the band; the new music video further solidifies their status as one of Australia’s most exciting and ambitious rock groups out.

Mexico City Blondes Release New Track “Out To Dry” | ‘Blush’ Now Available For Pre-Order

Mexico City Blondes have released the newest single from Blush, their upcoming full-length debut album on Burger Records out May 3. The track, “Out To Dry” is available to stream today on all major streaming services. The trip-hop tinged song follows previously released singles “Thick As Thieves,” “Reasons Why,” and “Addio.”

POWER TRIP Begins Tour With Red Death Today

Texas crossover outfit POWER TRIP today kicks off a tour across the Midwest with support from their allies in Red Death, with shows in Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Des Moines, and St Louis this week. The shows surround POWER TRIP’s spot supporting The Original Misfits as well as Fear and Venom Inc. at the massive Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois this Saturday, April 27th.

Trunky Juno Pays Tribute to Patrick Swayze

Dated pop culture references create a backdrop for some instantly connecting lyrics, as the track centers around a theme of people viewing their own lives through an idealistic lense of music and film. It’s a nostalgic trip for the listener, and the best work from Trunky Juno to date.