@skopemag news for june 27, 2019 @ 7 pm est

Introducing Sub Dio (mem. of The Ghost, Wunder Years)

It’s always a good day when you check your inbox and find new music from Brian Moss. Today, I’m happy to introduce Sub Dio, a band that consists of a lot of familiar faces from the Bay Area punk scene. Featuring former members of Great Apes, The Ghost, and Reunions, Sub Dio play a brand of punk that is rooted in urgency and aggression. Their self-titled debut will release on July 19th but you can get a preview of what’s to come by listening to “Skeeters” today. The song is a direct response to predatory, parasitic, and incessant behavior many men feel entitled to exhibit towards women. Brian and Danica’s dual vocal approach is a shot to the gut and demands your attention. Head over to No Echo for the exclusive.

UK Pop Punks Next Year Sign with Standby Records

UK pop-punk band Next Year has signed with Standby Records which plans to release the band’s new EP ‘Waterfalls’ on August 30.

Music Video Premiere: Next Year – “Dopamine”

David Lynch collaborator Dean Hurley shares new single, ‘Anthology Resource Vol. II’ out July 12

“My stuff more often than not operates in the zone between sound design and music. Far Boundaries is the only track on this album that actually has a quantifiable meter and resembles a song. Within the arc of the album experience, the track specifically represents the paradigm of time…illustrated through its single arpeggiated phrase, metered to the second-hand tick of a traditional clock. Our own understanding of time is so bizarre that we simply outright suspend the concept that we actually experience everything in the past. Behind the curtain, so to speak, the entire mechanism of the brain is working on a sliding scale of latency (some say from 15-70 milliseconds)…operating in a mode of prediction-based anticipation. Essentially, our whole lives are being lived on a delay…and our brains are calculating this latency into its predictions of reality. When you stop to think about how our minds glide through time and how our memory provides links to the past and envisions the future, it sounds like bonafide time travel. Could we be capable of actually remembering the future, or does the architecture of our brains permanently shackle us to a linear understanding of time? This, to me, is the outer boundary of logic and what perhaps keeps us from truly grasping the larger concepts of what is truly beyond our physical reality.”


With the new album, Williams’ goal was to touch people in new ways with what he calls “invisible and implied beats”. While listening fans will find themselves bumping their head to the tracks that have no drums, achieved through Saul Williams demanding grasp on language through his poetry as well as how he programmed the music: “I wanted to make an album with invisible beats- I always want people to dance – but this time I wanted the drums to be DIY. I figured the drums in your head could be crazier & more complex than anything I could program. So I started working on sounds that would instigate that. You feel the rhythm & you’re already dancing in anticipation of the drums… that was one goal of the album.”

Sebastian Maniscalco Announced as Host of the 2019 MTV “VMAs”

MTV today announced comedian, actor and best-selling author Sebastian Maniscalco will host the 2019 “VMAs” live from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on Monday, August 26th. Music’s biggest stars and fans will celebrate the year’s most iconic videos with electrifying performances, viral moments and a new, first-of-its-kind immersive fan experience.

Ana Egge Announces New Album ‘Is It The Kiss’ out September 6 via StorySound Records

On September 6, 2019, Ana Egge will release her new album Is It The Kiss via StorySound Records.

Today, the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter shared the music video for the lead single “Cocaine Cowboys,” which features Iris DeMent on harmonies and Buck Meek (Big Thief) on electric guitar. Pre-order Is It The Kiss HERE.

Box Of Moxie Premiere’s ‘Bounty Of The Seas’ via Indie Pulse

A combination of alt-rock, Americana, folksy rock, and avant-garde, Box of Moxie is a manifestation of material that Stephen Jacques gathered throughout his multifaceted professional life as engineer, custom builder, TV host, and actor. Strumming his acoustic guitar along the way, Jacques’ real life experiences reveal their truths in a delicate, dreamy, oftentimes humorous fashion.

Box of Moxie – Bounty from the Seas (PREMIERE)

Janice Prix tackle terror and tragedy with impassioned ‘Glitch’      

Janice Prix formed in the small industrial town of Trollhättan, Sweden. Despite their passion early on, the local music scene didn’t exactly embrace their creative difference with open arms: one day, the band arrived at the studio to find fake obituaries of each member’s name nailed to the front door. But from performing at Berlin Music Week and being active in the Swedish Club scene, Janice Prix have successfully established a place for their unique indie-pop within a town traditionally dominated by metal and punk.

Matisyahu Summer Tour 2019 Continues

Matisyahu has created his own space in modern music, developing a loyal following within the improvisational-jam, roots reggae, and international scenes that have driven singles such as “One Day” and “King Without a Crown” to international recognition and success. His newest album, Undercurrent, was released via Matisyahu’s own imprint, Fallen Sparks Records. The album embodies a collaborative and freeform spirit as Matisyahu and his band seamlessly merge instrumental improvisation sessions with lyrics and vocals.

Ellie Goulding And Juice Wrld Release “Hate Me”

Following the success of her recent smash, “Close To Me,” which hit #1 at Hot AC and top 5 at Top 40 radio formats,“Hate Me” sees Ellie team up with critically acclaimed artist Juice WRLD, whose recent album Death Race For Love, (released in March on Grade A Productions/Interscope Records) debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. The contagious new track straddles the line between R&B and pop, and was written by Goulding and Juice WRLD and produced by Jason Evigan (Demi Lovato, Madonna) & The Monsters and Strangerz (Britney Spears, J Lo, Kanye West). Poised to be the soundtrack of the summer, Ellie comments, “I love how this song is a bit tongue in cheek, it’s definitely lyrically different to most of my other songs but it’s fun to play around a bit.”

ESSENCE OF DATUM Unveil New Album Details, Premiere First Single via No Clean Singing

Progressive instrumental two-piece ESSENCE OF DATUM will release their third full-length, ‘Spellcrying Machine,’ on August 30 via Season of Mist, making it the band’s debut to the label. The album art and tracklist can be found below.


Dalton Domino Releases New Music Video for ‘Daddy’s Mud’

Dalton Domino is one of the best young songwriters out there, and his devastating new single “Daddy’s Mud” (and its powerful accompanying video) is a great example of why. The song, a standout from Domino’s upcoming album Songs from the Exile (out August 23rd on Lightning Rod Records), covers a range of emotional territories – broken homes; young parents unable to care for themselves, let alone children; resentment that grows from the strife family break ups can cause – but ultimately the most cutting lyrics are the one’s Domino sings about himself. And the simple yet moving video brings Domino’s barbed, self-aware lyrics into greater focus.

DRUMMER JASON HARTLESS Heads Back on Tour with Ted Nugent on July 19, 2019, Ten Years to the Day After Motley Crue Fest 2 Tour

This July 19th marks 10 years to the day that then 14-year-old drummer Jason Hartless kicked off Mötley Crüe’s “Crüe Fest 2” Tour. July 19th 2019 finds Jason kicking off “The Music Made Me Do It Again!” Tour with guitar legend Ted Nugent. Yes, ten years later and Jason Hartless is still making a lot of noise in the world of music!

Bandits on the Run release new single and announce upcoming EP

“Emboldened by an eclectic array of instruments and unique vocals, Bandits on the Run’s performances brush away all the cobwebs, sweep up the dust, and bring music back to life.” – EARMILK

Jazz Musician Dave Sereny Climbs The Spotify Ranks With Over 29K Fans

Chart topping Jazz musician Dave Sereny is rapidly rising in popularity on Spotify with the release of his new album “Talk To Me” showcasing one of his all time most popular tracks Come Here Baby”

Additionally the single has gained Sereny coverage on numerous new websites including, Blogarama, We Heart It, Wave Fm, and MightyCoolThings Blog to just name a few. The album, “Talk to Me” has also received rave reviews from publications including Slate Magazine, KurrentMusic, Buzzfeed, and others. Even after a long break he’s doing very well to say the least.

ANNOUNCING: Nathalie Joachim’s “Fanm d’Ayiti”

Haitian-American composer, flutist, and vocalist Nathalie Joachim will release her debut solo album, Fanm d’Ayiti, on August 30, 2019. The album, which translates to Women of Haiti in English, shows Joachim exploring her Haitian heritage and celebrating the songs and stories of some of Haiti’s most iconic yet under-recognized female artists. The songs on Fanm d’Ayiti were all written or arranged by Joachim and feature her performing on vocals, flute, and electronics alongside the Grammy-nominated string ensemble Spektral Quartet.


En route to their third full album and coming on the heels of their showstopping appearance on last year’s The Wall [Redux], hazy sludge-gaze quartet Low Flying Hawks emerges with the new 5-song set Anxious Ghosts that CVLT Nation calls, “a sonic portal to an unknown universe.”

ackerman unveils shimmering new single “84 Palms” w/ interview in Impose

The track premiered via Impose along with an interview where the band shared, “’84 Palms’ is kind of a song about transitional periods… I don’t know if I can be more concise than that without sounding strange. Listen to the song, and tell me what you think! I had been really inspired by vocal samples, so I was experimenting with various techniques in that realm, and the instrumental just sort of came incredibly fast. Sometimes, it gets easy to get caught in a rut with the logistical aspects of recording, but I like to fight through that.”

BETRAYING THE MARTYRS Releases New Single, Music Video and Album Details

French deathcore heavyweights BETRAYING THE MARTYRS recently teased the upcoming release of their fourth full-length studio album, Rapture, preparing fans for what they describe as their “ultimate” album. Today, the band has revealed more new album details, plus a new music video for the single “Parasite”. The video can be viewed now via the Sumerian Records YouTube channel in anticipation of the album’s release via the label on September 13, 2019.