@skopemag news for may 9, 2019 @ 11 am est

Best Music Streaming Platforms: Are You Using the Right One?

The best music streaming service for you might be the one you’re already using. But every platform or online store brings something different to the table. To make sure you’re covered, we give you an overview of the most recent popular and niche platforms — so you can get more reach for your music.

What’s the Best Music Streaming Service for Me?

Introducing > Eddington Again > hear single “Sweet” > on Apollo Records

Apollo Records was founded in 1992 as the Ambient division of R&S Records. Releases have included Aphex Twin, Biosphere, Cabaret Voltaire and many more.

New single today for you from Scott Lavene

Speaking on the single, Lavene says “It’s a pop bop, a strut. I wanted to write a song that was less literal than others I write. I wrote it one morning during the recording of the album, in the kitchen of the producer who was letting me stay at his house. It’s about feeling good, a new chapter, eternal optimism, escape.”

Silversun Pickups Confirm New Tour Dates

The band recently confirmed new tour dates in June and July and will perform in cities including Santa Barbara, Dana Point, CA (at KROQ’s Weenie Roast), Buffalo, Burlington and Portland, ME. They have previously confirmed performances at X107.5’s OBC show in Las Vegas on June 6th and at Del Mar’s KAABOO festival in September.

Neuromantics return with a slick pop rock video – Invisible

‘Invisible’ channels the alienation of modernity into three minutes of intricately woven guitar lines, emotive vocals, pulsating bass and reverberating drum beats. Frontman Daniel Pye says “we’ve all experienced varying degrees of insecurity and discontent in our lives.

Brandi Carlile’s “The Mother” music video premieres today

Released in celebration of Mother’s Day this weekend, the video was created by an entirely female crew and depicts motherhood from a diverse range of cultures, religions, races and lifestyles.

The Marquie Group Launches Whim CBD

Health/Wellness company and radio syndicator, The Marquie Group, Inc. (OTCPINK: TMGI) today announced the launch of its new website whimcbd.com for customers to sign-up to receive notification and perks for its upcoming product launch.

“We take from nature, nutrition and science to deliver all the benefits you need to nourish your mind, body and soul,” says company president and beauty expert Jacquie Carter Angell, adding, “Our philosophy is not just to focus on the surface, we nourish and protect the skin from the inside-out.”


The Fader premieres Instupendo banger “Antidote”

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. His signature therapeutic/emotional/nostalgic sound design has attracted a world-wide following as well as the admiration of fellow-artists, including notable collaborators such as Grammy-winners RAC and Rostam, and more recently Toro Y Moi, all stylistic counterpoints in his orbit

South-African indie-pop outfit Diamond Thug release glistening video


Por otra parte, Kristopher Nava comenzó a experimentar con los Corridos, escogiendo canciones de artistas como Gerardo Ortiz y cantándolas de su manera en videos que posteaba en YouTube. Hace 4 años a la temprana edad de 14, Kris comenzó la banda T3R Elemento, y este año en los Premios Billboard a la Música Latina, fueron nominados en 4 categorías, y han llegado a la cima de las carteleras de Billboard con su disco actual “The Green Trip” que debuto en la posición #1 de los álbumes Regional Mexicanos.

girl in red shares “dead girl in the pool” video

girl in red is the project of Marie Ulven, 20, hailing from Horten, Norway. From beginning in her bedroom teaching herself to play the guitar and piano and to produce her own music, in less than a year the project has grown exponentially through her social media channels.

New > Oliver Coates > John Luther Adams “Canticles of the Sky”

In March 2017, Coates conducted 32 cellists in the UK premiere of the Adams interpretation, embodying both the work’s intimacies and universalities — a deep communion of the fictional suns and moons that act as the characters and carriers within the piece.

Calboy Shares New Track And Video For “Caroline” Ft. Polo G

Bursting out of the South Side of Chicago with a combination of melody and moxie, Calboy is one of the city’s freshest and most exciting new faces. Capitalizing on the momentum of his recently Platinum-certified single “Envy Me,” Calboy shares “Caroline,” a brand new track and accompanying music video. Teaming up with fellow Chicago native Polo G, who contributes a tense and tuneful verse, the two rising stars rhyme melodically about the dangers facing their neighborhood as they stalk an abandoned basketball court.


The song is the first single from his forthcoming studio album, TRANSFORM, due out this Friday. “The One To Love You” is vintage Jones, melding his love of modern technology with his superb songwriting skills. The video showcases his passion for all forms of art featuring two beautifully choreographed dancers. Of the track, Jones commented, “I’m very excited to introduce the video for my new single. This track is one of three collaborations with BT (All Hail The Silence) from my new album. The video was directed by Simon and Beau Fowler and features contemporary dance, one of my favorite art forms.”

Seattle’s The W Lovers channel heartfelt Americana

Today we have the pleasure of sharing with you some of the most authentic music coming out of the Northwest. The W Lovers are a duo comprised of Fleur and Wesley Wood, who met while Fleur was on tour from New Zealand in 2011, and needed to purchase an ampflier for her North American leg – fate would have it that Wesley was working that day. The two started performing together in 2014, and have been perfecting their brand of rootsy Americana ever since.

Last week we teamed up with Jammerzine to premiere their video for “Times a Liar”, the second single off their sophomore album This Little Town. It’s a humble song, grounded by deep bass and the earthy strum of Fleur’s guitar, with flourishes from Wesley’s mandolin.

First Look: The W Lovers – Time’s a Liar

Nashville Based Rocker Dinzy Delivers Haunting Video

What does it look like when we stop believing our own lies? Dinzy peers into the darkness of that question by abducting and interrogating herself in her new video for “Lie To Yourself,” set for release May 17th.

Single: Smokepurpp – “Walk On Water”

Specializing in well-crafted and highly-energetic bangers, Smokepurpp is one of the breakout stars of the South Florida scene. Taking just 105 seconds to demonstrate the breadth of his rhyming talent, Purpp shares “Walk On Water,” his new single. Riding a hyperactive beat, marked by horror-movie pianos and clattering hi-hats, Purpp flashes several different flows and reels off a few tweet-worthy witticisms: “I got a glock ‘fore I got a diploma/Now I got 10 mil, so I got no diploma!” “Walk On Water” follows the otherworldly video for the Kenny Beats-produced “Repeat,” and presages the release of Lost Planet 2.0 EP, dropping later this week.


Deemed “infectious” by Rolling Stone, The Voidz’ second studio album VIRTUE has earned raves from the New York Times, SPIN, Billboard, + more, with Stereogum saying in an epic 10,000+ word review it’s “a truly riotous album…it holds back nothing,” and Vulture saying “it feels like a new beginning,” adding that VIRTUE is “inarguably [Julian Casablancas’] best album since…pick your favorite early Strokes album.” Juliana Hatfield called VIRTUE her favorite album of 2018 and declared it “the best kind of musical sorcery” in Talkhouse.

W.C. Beck Shares New single “(Holding On) To A Coast”

“Sometimes you’ve just got to trust someone’s resume, and W.C. Beck has definitely earned his stripes through the Americana scene, most recently with NYC act Monteagle. But, while his current outings might hit out at that, his new solo work takes on a broader, almost country vibe (no complaints from this Texan). He’s got this naturally soulful voice that winds down the long stretch of dirt highway; he also gets some excellent help form the superb organ grinder and horn section, both building the ballad into an elevated piece that’s perfect for ambling about today.” – Austin Town Hall

Brian Iannucci New Track: Down South

Brian Iannucci’s long-awaited debut album, Brian Iannucci, has been released. This album is made up of fourteen original country songs written or co-written by Brian Iannucci and produced by award-winning artist Stephen Wrench. Stephen and Brian also combined to write four tracks for this album.

Glitterer (Ned Russin of Title Fight) Announce Debut Album ‘Looking Through The Shades’

Glitter is a rock band by Ned Russin – a New Yorker, by way of Northeastern Pennsylvania, a 29-year-old bassist and singer who made his name in music by playing in a band called Title Fight. Up until this point, Russin has written, sung, and played every note of Glitterer’s music, but now with the debut album Looking Through The Shades which will be released July 12 on ANTI-, he has brought collaboration into the fold: there are drums by his brother Ben Russin, a guitar solo by his brother Alex Russin, and production by Alex Giannascoli and Arthur Rizk.


Grammy nominated California punk pop heavyweights, blink-182, premiere highly anticipated new music with their single “Blame It On My Youth,” out via Columbia Records and produced by Tim Pagnotta.

GYGAX: California Fantasy Metal Crusaders To Release High Fantasy LP

Ventura, California fantasy metal warriors GYGAX has completed their third LP, High Fantasy, now confirmed for release on June 21st through Creator-Destructor Records. The band embarks on a West Coast tour with Pounder tomorrow as well.

GYGAX w/ Pounder:
5/09/2019 Star Theater – Portland, OR
5/10/2019 Highline – Seattle, WA
5/11/2019 The Haul – Grant’s Pass, OR
5/12/2019 Elbo Room Jack London – Oakland, CA
5/16/2019 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
5/17/2019 Tower Bar – San Diego, CA
5/18/2019 Five Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA

Nomadic Mongolian Folk Mainstays TENGGER CAVALRY Reveal “Northern Memory” Full Album Stream

Building upon their acclaimed blend of throat-singing, traditional Mongolian instrumentation and heavy metal elements, TENGGER CAVALRY evolves on Northern Memory – exploring previously uncharted industrial and emotive rock-influenced territories while staying true to their traditional roots with the sounds of Morin Khuur (ancient fiddle), Tovshuur (Mongolian guitar), Mongolian flutes and more.


Calboy Announces Wildboy EP, Shares “Caroline” Video, as “Envy Me” Goes Platinum

Bursting out of the South Side of Chicago with a combination of melody and moxie, Calboy is one of the city’s freshest and most exciting new faces. Capitalizing on the momentum of his recently Platinum-certified single “Envy Me,” Calboy shares “Caroline,” a brand new track and accompanying music video. Premiered by Complex, he teams up with fellow Chicago native Polo G, who contributes a tense and tuneful verse, the two rising stars rhyme melodically about the dangers facing their neighborhood as they stalk an abandoned basketball court.

James Maslow “Love U Sober” Lyric Video

Maslow can also be seen on the cover of the new issue of Bella Magazine, available in Barnes & Noble stores nationwide starting today. In the exclusive interview, Maslow gives readers an in-depth, behind the scenes look at the inspiration for “Love U Sober,” a euphoric dance track about his life and past relationships and differentiating between love and lust.