#laborday edition – @skopemag news for september 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm est

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OFFDAHOOK – a music duo from Sweden – second single called ‘Get Down’

“We are OFFDAHOOK – a music duo from Sweden and we just released our second single called ‘Get Down’ We make music that is a mix between melodic Hip-Hop and Pop with a lot of catchy melodies and melodic rap bars.”

For Skope: Luca Lush & Lil Texas release “Sucker Punch”

Brooklyn glam-punks Plaid Dracula debut new single “Mean”

The track premiered on Pure Grain Audio where the band shared, “This was the first song we wrote for the new EP! We think everyone’s had at least one situation where someone you felt was a really close friend turned out to be perfectly happy to throw you under the bus when it suited them. This song is about everything that goes through your head in the split second you see a person like that at a party or a show with a bunch of your mutual friends, and it’s the first time you’ve been in a room with them since they showed you they weren’t the person you thought.”

Upcoming Release: Power Pop Outfit The Persian Leaps Release First Single Off Upcoming LP

“When I wrote “About Your Record,” I didn’t have anyone specific in mind. In retrospect, I think listeners can pull a story out of it. I picture a father talking to his teen- or college-aged child, reassuring them that he knows about their youthful transgressions but that it will all be OK. The mistakes might seem awful or unforgivable now, but they won’t matter in the end and will barely be remembered. Even better, I like the idea of an older person sitting down at a campfire with their younger self and saying the words from the song, telling them that they can just let go and forgive themselves. That’s the music video I’d make if I could.” -Drew Forsberg

Faux Ferocious announce 7-inch produced by Patrick Carney of the Black Keys + Release “Good Times Ahead”

These singles are the perfect follow up to Pretty Groovy as Faux Ferocious continues to evolve their motorik post-punk sound and walk the line between experimental and reachable. The songs have a natural flow and uncluttered lyrics where nothing hides behind walls of reverb and delay. Each part of the music is good enough to stand on its own, but the totality is bizarrely exceptional.


Today, VALLEYS follows up their Tragic Hero Records debut with “Fearless Minds” which features Garrett Russell of Progessive Metalcore staple, Silent Planet. The song takes a stab at people’s willingness to believe everything they are told without question. It goes on to describe how society is groomed to be obedient and herded like sheep, looking to television and social media influencers for answers. The ultimate truth can only be found from within ourselves. As most know, Russell is a huge advocate for mental health in the metalcore community. This track spreads a message of self-awareness.


It’s rare to see an artist’s debut single get the attention of hundreds of thousands of people, but that’s just what Queens, NY Birds in the Boneyard, accomplished earlier this summer when they released “I Still Believe.” After performing sold-out shows in and around New York, the band returned to the studio to record this follow-up with Platinum Producer Jim Wirt. Wirt and programmer, Javier MK Davis have been helping push the envelope with the music the band has written.

Zheani Releases New Single and Music Video “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.”

New Noise video premiere of “Flicker Away” from Solvej Schou’s album Quiet For Too Long

Born and raised in Hollywood, Schou is half Danish and half Jewish-Polish, and the grandchild of Holocaust survivors. She has played solo and in bands (Bitch & Moan, The Lassiebeat, Racquet, Naughty Bird) in L.A., New York City and Copenhagen, Denmark. She showcases a raw and bluesy rock ‘n’ roll vocal strut with guitar inspired by Janis Joplin, X, Pretenders, Etta James, PJ Harvey and Patti Smith.

Video Premiere: Solvej Schou – ‘Flicker Away’

Alternative/Prog Rock Band Cascadent Announces New Single “Neptune,” Out 9/20

Atlanta-based alternative/progressive rock band Cascadent have announced the upcoming release of their new single “Neptune,” out on all digital platforms September 20th, 2019. Having introduced their new vocalist Brad Pallone earlier this year, Cascadent is eager to continue their evolution with their current lineup. Kicking their fall off with the release of “Neptune,” which combines elements of modern rock, progressive, and post-hardcore, Cascadent is poised to enthrall listeners old and new.

French acid-fuzz/psych/stoner-rock Duo Electric Jaguar Baby premiered new single “Witch I Love”. New album coming out on October 25th

After released three EPs in three years ( ‘EP 1’, ‘Moonshiner’ and ‘Old Songs From Beyond’ ) and then an EP compilation last year, French acid-fuzz/psych/rock/stoner duet Electric Jaguar Baby is about to release its debut full-length album planned for a physical/digital release on October 25th through El Diablo Records and Slice of Wax Records (Medicine Boy, etc.) .

Skope Magazine: Amanda Jordan’s “Driving in the Dark”

Canadian country recording artist and current Nashville starlet Amanda Jordan is thrilled to announce the release of her new music video for her Music City-inspired single, “Driving in the Dark”, which premiered earlier this week on YouTube. The single will hit Canadian radio on September 30th.

A Permanent Shadow questions faith in new single “Fool” [synth-pop, post-punk]

What happens when a fanatic loses his conviction? After the debut single, “Empty”, A Permanent Shadow follows up with the track, “Fool”, which poses this question. The song was written in the aftermath of the Barcelona terror attacks in 2017. Frontman CP Fletcher, who himself resides in Barcelona, asks, “What would a dialogue look like between an extremist, who is motivated by his religious fanaticism to commit such heinous acts, and his God when the first loses his faith?”

New Music – Josh Beech ‘American Current’ released 2.9.19

On the track Josh quotes: JOSH – “I’m excited to release this song, it has a lot of energy. The Dzuris brothers James and Joe originally started writing this song without me but couldn’t finish it. They asked me to come into the studio and see what I thought. I loved the song straight away made some changes (it was originally more pop without guitars) and added some lyrics and my vocals and the song was finished! A real collab!”.

Melancholy-folk artist Lucas Laufen releases his cinematic video for “A Million Miles from Love”

“I went back down to the house to check what had happened and noticed that a rabbit had been killed on the lawn and left blood all through the grass. It was lying dead about a metre away from its rabbit hole with all of its family surrounding it.”

Eddy Calvert – ‘Brand New’

“Brand New” is a record about being in a relationship with someone that is insecure & just offering them the reassurance that they need to feel beautiful again.

Introducing: Melbourne-based Lewis Coleman makes an arresting indie-pop debut with new single ‘Animal’

Introducing Lewis Coleman, a striking new voice in Australian music. Over the course of a few years, multi-instrumentalist Lewis Coleman has been quietly building a collection of songs; writing, playing, recording and producing them all in his inner-city Melbourne bedroom.

Today he announces his debut single ‘Animal’ along with his signing to Ivy League Records, home to the likes of Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Hatchie, Cloud Control and more.


Bad Gyal continues her conquest of the world with 3 completely sold out shows in Mexico, including Galera in the capital, Bismarck in Guadalajara and Hellow Festival in Monterrey. All this while maintaining two singles in the top 50 Chart in Spotify Spain, and achieving a gold certification of her track Santa Maria ft. Busy Signal. She is currently in the studio creating new material that she will share with her fans towards the end of this year.

MORTUARY to unleash “The Autophagous Reign”

he Korporation is proud to reveal that French Thrash / Death veterans MORTUARY will unleash their sixth studio full-length, “The Autophagous Reign”, on November 8 via XENOKORP.

For Skope: Steven Ace debuts on R3HAB’s CYB3RPVNK with “Get Out” [out now]

Steven Ace’s first release ever just dropped on R3HAB’s CYB3RPVNK. “Get Out” is an emotive festival anthem and also an inspirational song for anyone who has been in an unhealthy relationship.