@skopemag news for july 2, 2019 @ 9:15 am est

Dire Wolves’ new album, Grow Towards The Light, is out today on Beyond Beyond is Beyond

“…delicately poised between the familiar and the weird. It is driven by a constant willingness to experiment along the way without ever losing the true way.” Tiny Mix Tapes


Souly Had is a singer/song­writer/producer from Duanesburg, NY (just outside Albany, NY). As a member of the hip-hop collective Entreband, a crew of self-starting, like-minded artists and creatives, he has developed a pop/R&B sound all his own. It’s a far cry from when he was making the rounds at local rap shows at age 16. As a digital imaging student at Community College, he would “go on YouTube and try to find dope music,” he told Times Union, his hometown newspaper last summer. Before long, he was making beats on his iPhone and eventually through Beat Pad. As he began working with Entreband, his cohort Tom C Bumpz, and local platinum-selling producer Purpdogg, Souly Had combined rapping with more R&B-styled singing, experiment­ing with melodies and arrange­ments. The positive comments he received on his Soundcloud account convinced him that he was heading in the right direction.

CEREBRAL ROT: “Swamped In Festering Excrementia” Streaming

20 Buck Spin is now streaming “Swamped In Festering Excrementia” by Seattle US death metal outfit, CEREBRAL ROT. The track has been issued as a precursor for the band’s debut LP, Odious Descent Into Decay, set for August release. Preorders for the album have also been issued with the new single, as the band continues booking their impending US tour with labelmates Fetid.

The Hoy Polloy Premieres New Single “Dangerous,” in Collaboration with Jadakiss and Vina Love

The Hoy Polloy is a Miami-based multi-genre band reminiscent of Childish Gambino, Gym Class Heroes, and The Roots. For their new single, the group partnered with Jadakiss, the most recognizable member of the legendary LOX, and Vina Love, a second-generation singer/songwriter, and daughter of the legendary DJ Kid Capri.

Atmospheric Post-Rock Trio OH HIROSHIMA Premiere Brand New Lyric Video!

Swedish post-rockers Oh Hiroshima just recently unleashed the hotly anticipated details for their upcomimg, third studio album titled “Oscillation.” Today we get to hear another beautiful anthem with the track ‘Moderate Spectre.’ Of what blossoms into the band’s most epic record to date,

The Rocket Summer shares new video for “Peace Signs” | New album ‘Sweet Shivers” out August 2

The Rocket Summer’s “mastermind (Billboard),” multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter, and performer, Bryce Avary, shares his new video and single, “Peace Signs,” today. The track is the third single from the forthcoming, new album, Sweet Shivers, due out this summer, on August 2, 2019. Anthemic and summery, the track has a groovy, beachy, cruising on the coast kind of feel. Describing the single, Avary says, “Take it as a plea for peace, or take it as a bit of apathetic satire, but either way I hope you take a drive with your windows down blasting the new single Peace Signs this weekend.”

Singer-songwriter C R O W N Releases New Single, “Shit To Do,” Via Ropeadope Records

‘She conveys more lofty emotion in just a few lines than many artists can muster over a whole record.’ – Bearded Magazine

C R O W N is a singer / songwriter and possibly music’s best kept secret storyteller. Real name Steph Thom, her artist project C R O W N emerges at the culmination of year’s of behind the scenes work. Having made her mark as creative consultant to artists like five-time Grammy winner Lalah Hathaway and Jaimeo Brown, and co-founder of a musician-led activist initiative #realmusicrebels, her debut solo artist project aims to deliver unspoken truths on womxn’s experiences.

Indie rock/punk outfit KinZie deliver punchy, infectious single “Heavy Head”

Jumping straight into an punchy, rolling bass line, KinZie’s new single “Heavy Head” grabs listeners with a series of infectious hooks. Leading with a burst of indie rock and punk energy, the Alabama based trio build a sonically addictive and catchy track. “Heavy Head” comes off their upcoming debut album Dead Eyes, due out on July 19, providing a delicious taste of what’s to come. New Noise Magazine premiered the track earlier this week, saying, “the song pumps out a bass line that grooves with authority. Guitars scream and echo above, with vocals matching with a frantic energy.”

Song Premiere: KinZie – “Heavy Head”

Crywolf Kicks Off OBLIVION [Reimagined] Series With Mielo’s “DRIP” Remix

“After listening to the album in full, “DRIP” stuck out to me the most. I immediately knew that was the song I wanted to rework. I wanted to produce something that sounded like there was a pursuit going on & came up with something I’m very proud of. Crywolf has been a major inspiration of mine for years & I’m blessed to get to rework his beauty of a song.” – Mielo

Mustard’s Star-Studded Album “Perfect Ten” Out Now

10 Summers/Interscope Records is pleased to announce the long awaited release of GRAMMY-winning producer Mustard’s star-studded album, Perfect Ten, out today on digital platforms worldwide. The 29-year-old South L.A. native called in some of the biggest names in hip-hop to participate in the project, which represents his first solo outing as an artist on his own label.

Analog Release New Headbanging Single “Tame”!

Miami rock outfit Analog is back with their second single “Tame” from their upcoming full-length album Portable People. The track is a headbanging portrait of unconstrained desire, the resulting limbo of driving guitars and catchy hooks leaving the listener in a whirlwind of moreish rock vibes.

Cheat Codes x Trixxie drop electrifying new track, “All Of My Life”    

Today, Cheat Codes and Trixxie release their new club inspired track, ‘All Of My Life’. The song features big drops and a driving baseline, which are accompanied by Trixxie’s crisp production, intertwined with flourishes guitar & synth melodies. Consistent drums and pulsating chords help to create the track’s forward momentum, which underscore the songs lyrics, ‘All Of My Life.”

Bridal Party Premieres “Jukebox Cutie” via The Wild Honey Pie

Victoria, BC art-pop quintet Bridal Party have always had the goal of making pop music they like. Now with the approaching release of debut full-length Too Much (due August 23rd on Kingfisher Bluez) the band find themselves at a critical moment: as songwriters and collaborators presenting their personal vision.

Boy Epic Delivers a Visual Masterpiece With Music Video “DRAMA”

Rising dark alternative-pop artist, Boy Epic delivers his latest mind-altering music video, “DRAMA.” Heavily influenced by Mike Pondsmith and the CyberPunk genre, the multi-talented artist satiates his fans with a stunning music video that takes visual motivation from features and fiction novels such as, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Blade Runner, and Love, Death + Robots. “DRAMA” is now available to download and stream on digital music platforms worldwide. A video for the single can be viewed on Boy Epic’s YouTube channel.

Singer-Songwriter Michael Kaiser’s New Single “30 Rings”

“30 Rings, was written in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, FL – miles away from my hometown. I didn’t exactly know how to confront the feelings of it all, and the feeling that life seemed to go on as usual, here in Los Angeles. The song is a reflection, a somber feeling after those events; also a wanting to own my own mistakes and grow from them, and ultimately a realization that while life goes on, we never really forget the moments (or tragedies) that shape who we are.”- Michael Kaiser


Co-produced by production duo The Elemeno Pea (consisting of Rob Shore and Jessie Shapiro), “Rumors” is a brooding and forcefully vigilant song about how high school never ends and how pop culture is influencing our society. Randy Radic of The Huffington Post has said, “[Cavalier’s] music defines what is known as the carnal arts – sexy, sensuous, gritty music.” This is Cavalier’s fourth release off his “Rumors EP.” Cavalier will be releasing two more songs over the next month to complete the release of the full EP.