@skopemag news for august 15, 2019 @ 1:30 pm est

@skopemag APP – Apple iTunes –

@skopemag APP – Google / Android –

New > AMA Shares New Video > ‘Crystal’ Produced By Karma Kid > Dirty Hit > watch here

‘Crystal’ is the anthemic new single by AMA, produced by Karma Kid (Octavian). ‘Crystal’ is the second single to be taken from AMA’s debut EP ‘Screenluv’ released this summer, which sees production from Pasque (Aminé), Jarreau Vandal (Soulection) and more, and follows up previous single ‘Real’. The tracks gritty visual premiered today on Complex UK, shot in London, and directed by Glenn Kitson (Jimothy, Awful Records, Palace, Polo Ralph Lauren).

Corb Lund To Release “Cover Your Tracks” September 13th

Corb Lund is set to release Cover Your Tracks on September 13th via New West Records. The 8-song EP is a collection of unexpected cover songs previously recorded by AC/DC, Nancy Sinatra, Billy Joel, Marty Robbins, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Willie Nelson & Ray Charles, and Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show. It was produced by Lund and John Evans, and features guest appearances from the critically acclaimed singer songwriter Hayes Carll and Canadian Western music legend Ian Tyson alongside Lund’s band The Hurtin Albertans: Kurt Ciesla, Grant Siemens, and Brady Valgardson.


US metal act Silvertomb have signed an international record deal with German independent label Long Branch Records / SPV.

Formed in the wake of Type O Negative and Seventh Void, Silvertomb is the latest musical endeavor of Kenny Hickey (Type O Negative, Seventh Void), Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative, Danzig) and Hank Hell (Seventh Void, Inhuman). This time teaming up with New York Hardcore Veteran Joseph James (Agnostic Front, Inhuman) and Aaron Joos (Awaken The Shadow, Empyreon), combining musical styles such as Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath into a bone crushing, mind blowing, sonic journey into the underbelly of human emotion.

Industrial Rock Act CHMCL STR8JCKT Signs To Cleopatra Records; Reveals WRTCHD THNGS Album Details

Industrial rock band CHMCL STR8JCKT are pleased to announce their recent signing to iconic label Cleopatra Records.

Wrtchd Thngs will be available on CD and digital formats on August 16, 2019. The album was produced by John Bechdel (keyboardist of Ministry, ex-Fear Factory, ex-Killing Joke).

For fans of: KMFDM, MInistry & My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

Ahead of Joanna Sternberg’s August 18th show in Brooklyn at Alphaville

The Harry Rubin Falcone-directed video premiered recently on AdHoc saying that their debut album “isn’t for the faint of heart.”

Then I Try Some More is out now on Team Love Records and Sternberg was recently the feature subject of short documentary, No One Really Knows You. Directed by Bryan Bruchman, the film is an intimate look at a fascinating songwriter and creative individual at a crucial point in their career – just ahead of the release of their debut album, their first national tour supporting Conor Oberst, and their 28th birthday.

Rod Wave Continues His Rise, Flashes Golden Pipes in the “Fly” Video

The new standard bearer for melodic southern rap, Rod Wave bares his soul on every track. On his new track, “Fly,” Rod showcases his versatile and silky smooth singing voice, which switches from angelic falsetto to ferocious growls to reflect the emotional trauma and turbulence of his lyrics. Skating atop Drum Dummie’s piano-led production, Rod stresses the importance of keeping a positive attitude through trials and tribulations: “Through all of the issues and all of the pain/I’ll find happiness again.” In the video, Rod shows scenes from his recent headlining tour, performing for fans who excitedly shout his lyrics back at him. “Fly” is the St. Petersburg, FL rapper’s first new song since PTSD, his recent mixtape.

Anna Vogelzang Releases New Song “Icarus”

Los Angeles singer-songwriter Anna Vogelzang has released the second single, “Icarus,” from her upcoming new album Beacon, due out October 4th, 2019 and available to pre-order now. Premiering the song with The Bluegrass Situation, “Icarus” is available now on all digital service providers here. Vogelzang kicks off her fall album release tour on Beacon’s release date at Los Angeles’ Hot Shot Muffler, before heading across the Midwest and North East with stops in Milwaukee, New York, Boston, and others, with additional dates to be announced soon.

Jamie Lin Wilson Premieres “Alice,” Appearing at AmericanaFest

Jamie Lin Wilson has a knack for detail-oriented storytelling, picking up on the smallest pieces of what makes people and situations memorable. This time, she’s focusing on “Alice,” a character reminiscent of the Southern ladies we all know — and find endlessly entertaining thanks to their life lessons including, but not limited to, how to keep a possum out of a persimmon tree. Her new single premiered today with Wide Open Country, and will be widely available on all platforms beginning Friday. Wilson has also been added to the lineup for this year’s AmericanaFest, with an official showcase set for Tuesday, September 10.

TWIN XL To Support The Maine on Entire Fall Tour

Rising alt-pop trio TWIN XL announces today that they will be joining The Maine on the entirety of their ‘The Mirror’ Tour hitting 27 major markets nationwide this fall. The tour kicks off on October 21 in San Antonio, TX and wraps on November 30 in Phoenix, AZ and includes stops in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, and Portland.

Nicholas Altobelli Releases Video for “Tell Me What I Got To Do”

After a brief hiatus from releasing albums, Texas based songwriter, Nicholas Altobelli, is back with his first full album in four years. Following up the acclaim of 2013’s Without A Home (“Pop perfection” -No Depression), 2014’s Mesocyclone EP (“Exquisite, atmospheric song writing -Exclaim!), and 2015’s Searching Through That Minor Key(“These gentle songs celebrate the way that sadness can be beautiful.” -Blurt Magazine), Altobelli is set to release a new set of eleven songs across the Americana landscape. With Vertigo Altobelli celebrates the hope and light in a modern world that can push darkness and deceit to the forefront.


NYC based indie artist Aaron Taos today reveals stunning new offering, ‘Higher’. Creating widescale indie, Taos has racked up millions of streams and support from areas such as NME, Complex, FADER, Pigeons & Planes and more. ‘ Higher’ is a guitar led jam with Taos talking himself through something of an existential crisis on a summery arrangement. Speaking on the track, Taos states:

L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae Reunite For New Album + Free Single

Nearly four years since their last collaboration, producer-rapper duo L’Orange and Jeremiah Jae have revealed a new album, Complicate Your Life With Violence, out October 4th on Mello Music Group. The new record is a continuation of their 2015 concept album The Night Took Us In Like Family, which followed a 1940’s mob boss who let his guard down and was framed for murder. Today, they’ve revealed the first look and listen with “Dead Battery.”

Nick Valensi and CRX Release Kansas Bowling Directed Video For ‘Get Close.’ New Album ‘PEEK’ Coming August 23

Los Angeles based, Nick Valensi fronted five-piece CRX return today with the release of their video for “Get Close.” The new song comes as the band gearup for their sophomore album release, Peek which is out on August 23. The Kansas Bowling-directed music video [premiered on FLAUNT] was shot in New Orleans and inspired by 1970’s Jean Rollin vampire films.

Belle Mt. Releases New Video “Origins”, Featuring Animation By Mustashrik Mahbub

London-based songwriter Belle Mt. has released a new video for his recent single “Origins.” Featuring hand-drawn animation, the video evolves from what at first glance appears to be an unassuming experimental sketch into an expansive and emotional cosmic narrative. The song was written in the wake of a rush hour car crash in Atlanta that Belle Mt. was involved in, and his subsequent reflections on life, love, mortality and loss. The video was produced by the visual artist Mustashrik Mahbub, who recently produced animation visuals for Ed Sheeran’s live show and directed Elvis Costello’s video for “Suspect My Tears.”