#tgif edition – @skopemag news for august 30, 2019 @ 2:30 pm est

Watch Particle Kid’s, the recording moniker for Micah Nelson, video for “Radio Flyer”

Rolling Stone premieres Particle Kid’s, the recording moniker for Micah Nelson, new video for “Radio Flyer.” Alongside a feature interview, they said that his new album, Window Rock, “combines contagious pop hooks with deeply dissonant psychedelia.”

Micah Nelson on Particle Kid’s Raw, Psychedelic New LP and How to Thrive as an Indie Rock Band in 2019

#NewMusicFriday: Zheani Drops New Single “LULU”

“LULU,” is titled after a fictional character who refuses to allow negativity to drag her down despite feeling lonely and isolated. Zheani comments, “The track is empowering, encouraging listeners to look inside themselves and discover their hidden magic.”

CRIMSON MOON: Mors Vincit Omnia Full-Length Out Now And Streaming Via Debemur Morti Productions

Mors Vincit Omnia, the new full-length from veteran black metal collective, CRIMSON MOON is out today via Debemur Morti Productions.

Spewing forth eight tracks of propulsive occult grandeur and constructed in homage to Azrael, Mors Vincit Omnia is epic both musically and conceptually.

Lupe Fiasco releases first video from ‘DROGAS Wave’

Today, GRAMMY-Winning rapper Lupe Fiasco releases his official video for “Cripple (ft. Elena Pinderhughes)” — the song is off of Fiasco’s most recent album DROGAS Wave, and it’s the first video to be released from the album.

Ian William Craig’s dreamscape duo Minor Pieces shares “The Way We Are In Song”

‘The Heavy Steps Of Dreaming’ is the brilliant debut album from Vancouver-based Minor Pieces, a new partnership comprising acclaimed singer/composer Ian William Craig and newcomer Missy Donaldson, a singer and multi-instrumentalist. Retaining some of the textural play and experimentation of Ian’s solo material whilst channeling it squarely within the domain of tangible songwriting, the pair utilize guitar, modified tape decks, bass and synths to fashion deeply-felt songs with their beautifully matched male/ female vocals standing resolutely centre-stage. Taking influence and inspiration from the likes of Low, Grouper, Mazzy Star, Portishead, My Bloody Valentine, Talk Talk and Cat Power, ‘The Heavy Steps Of Dreaming’ sounds at once familiar whilst forging something new, unique and beyond the sum of its influences.

Exclusive Track Premiere: Minor Pieces – The Way We Are In Song


Multi-GRAMMY nominated and multi-platinum British singer/songwriter James Blunt has announced his sixth studio album Once Upon A Mind, arriving October 25th and preceded today by new single “Cold” – available now via Custard/Atlantic Records. After flirting with electronica on his last album (2017’s The Afterlove), Blunt returns to what he does best on Once Upon A Mind, writing classic songs that touch both the heart and the head.

Beth Hart Releases Video For “Bad Woman Blues”

Today Beth Hart debuted a video for the song, “Bad Woman Blues” off her upcoming album that was directed by Willem Heijnen and Greg Watermann. The new studio album War In My Mind will be released on September 27th via Provogue/Mascot Label Group and was produced by multiple Grammy winning producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Phil Collins, Paramore, Kid Rock, etc.)The album sees Hart at the peak of her creative powers.


“Midnight Hour” with Ty Dolla $ign and Boys Noize dropped worldwide at midnight in all its undeniable R&B house glory that’s a departure for all involved.

For the past few years, Skrillex has been on a creative sabbatical between LA and Tokyo and non-stop working with some of the biggest names in music including Ed Sheeran, FKA twigs, The Weeknd, Kelsey Lu, Camila Cabello, Incubus, Zac Brown Band and many more not announced.


Australian artist Tones And I has released her debut EP The Kids Are Coming, available today on all streaming platforms via Elektra Records [artwork / track list below]. The EP is led by Tones And I’s international smash “Dance Monkey,” which has made a massive global impact amassing over 80 million streams to date.

PLANET OF ZEUS: rebellious new single “Gazoline” streaming now

“Addiction is a major refuge from modern living’s bullshit and this is song is all about it. Dont let the “artistic” intro fool you, this tune is fierce and raw, just like addiction.” says the band.

In 2019, at a time in which irrationalism seems to be king, with far-right politics enjoying mainstream status worldwide, religious fundamentalists, flat-earthers, and anti-vaccinists testing the limits of freedom of speech, PLANET OF ZEUS return with their highly anticipated fifth studio album, “Faith in Physics” (Heavy Psych Sounds records). 46 minutes of heavy, intellectual riffology and fat grooves, reminiscent of RATM’s best days, MC5-esque attitude and energy, coupled with QOTSA’s pop sensibilities. An album that flows like water and closes with Planet of Zeus’s signature psychedelic last track, that sounds like “the Doors” landing in 2019 Athens via teleportation.

Exclusive Premiere: PLANET OF ZEUS New Track “Gasoline” Off Upcoming ‘Faith In Physics’ LP From Heavy Psych Sounds Records

Comethazine Makes Mayhem in the Woods in “No Evidence” Video

ESSENCE OF DATUM Stream Entire New Album, ‘Spellcrying Machine’

The duo comments: “‘Spellcrying Machine’ is the apex of our years-long work, our passion for music and for everything that we create. It is a wordless mediation on the irony of contrary things. When something glittering manifests itself as a model of beauty claiming the throne of aesthetics while under the shell it’s drowning in filth, hypocrisy and cheap illusion tricks, we’d rather trust our soul to something flawed, raw and still yearning for perfection. Crying out loud our spell: Raw Is The Law!”


Fozzy Announces New Song “Nowhere To Run”

FOZZY is gearing up to hit the road for their Unleashed In The West headline tour, which includes special guest Jared Nichols James, starting September 5th in Denver and ending on September 28th in Atlanta. Catch the band’s high-energy set and be the first to hear new music such as “Nowhere To Run”. Fozzy has previously shared the stage with the likes of Metallica, Kiss, Avenged Sevenfold, Slash, Saxon, Theory of a Dead Man, Nickelback, Steel Panther and Buckcherry.

Oh Sees Share “Snickersnee” Video On Tiny Mix Tapes | ‘Face Stabber’ LP Out Now On Castle Face

Oh Sees have shared their new video for the track “Snickersnee” on Tiny Mix Tapes. Two weeks ago, the band shared the brand new LP Face Stabber on Consequence Of Sound. Along with the album stream, the band did a track by track breakdown and shared the new video for “Together Tomorrow”.

Oh Sees break down their new album Face Stabber, Track by Track: Stream

Freda James Shares “Just Like Wind” Visual

Indie darling Freda James is unveiling the official music video for “Just Like Wind,” the lead single off her newly released debut EP, A Woman Alone. Directed by photographer James Bianchi with art direction from Freda herself, the visual is a fast-paced, fanciful whirlwind of spliced footage of Freda. Mimicking much of her own music, the “Just Like Wind” video diverts from traditional structure in order to create something that is truly magical.

Vitriol Premieres “I Drown Nightly” Track and Video With Kerrang!

Fronted by the dual vocal assault given from guitarist Kyle Rasmussen and bassist Adam Roethlisberger, and driven by the inhuman drummer Scott Walker, VITRIOL proved to make a successful strike at the genre’s heart with their 2017 EP, Pain Will Define Their Death. Released via Italy’s Everlasting Spew, it already provided a shockingly intense glimpse at the whirlwind that is to be unfurled on the highly anticipated debut record, To Bathe from the Throat of Cowardice.

Austin’s Emily Wolfe Brings Dominating Guitar Style On The Road

Emily Wolfe’s creative songwriting keeps her fans aglow thanks to her strong, powerful lead vocals and dominating guitar style. She released a debut self-titled, full-length album in February produced by Ben Tanner of the Alabama Shakes and has shared the stage with the likes of Gary Clark Jr., Heart and The Pretenders.

“…a sparkling rocker with a propulsive groove and atmospheric guitars.” – Wall Street Journal

PROFANATICA Unleash New Single, “Eucharist in Ruin”

Blasphemous black metal legion PROFANATICA have shared “Eucharist in Ruin,” the second single from their upcoming new record, ‘Rotting Incarnation of God.’ The album is due on October 11 via Season of Mist, making it the band’s debut to the label.

RAINNE // “Hollow” – Out TODAY!

“Hollow” describes the feelings of emptiness that come with someone you love stepping out of your life. Featuring the powerfully delicate vocals of Annie Dingwall, “Hollow” is sure to leave shivers down your spine.

Skope | Sløtface new single, tour w/ PUP

“Their sparky indie punk still evokes sunny days and exhilarating nights” – Kerrang!
” …the band nails down flaming guitar riffs over a fluid bass line, topped with the playful vocals of lead singer Haley Shea.” – FADER
“Norway’s Sløtface Makes Political Rock You Can Dance To” – Nylon
“Their sound embraces the fierce, satisfying aggression of punk and hardcore and the foot-tapping, bounce-around vigor of pop.” – Interview Magazine
” …explosive and bold, pushing [Haley Shea’s] unexpected lyrical couplets and lacerating wit right up to the edge of collapse.” – AV Club