@skopemag news for september 4, 2019 @ 10:30 am est

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FRANK PALANGI Releases Official Music Video for “Set Me Free”

“This felt like the next step with my budget – mixing and producing skills on the EP to do myself for the 1st time after working with Brian Craddock from Daughtry on the first single Break These Chains. Taking a chance I have to admit it was a bit scary with taking on everything ahah.” – Frank Palangi

Blaatina & NLE Choppa Ride ATVs in the Trap in “Watch Out” Video

Rhyming with a steely intensity, rising trap star Blaatina is ready to blow. The Clayton County, GA native shares “Watch Out,” her new video. Released last week, and included on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist, “Watch Out” finds Blaatina swapping bars with NLE Choppa atop sinister keys, proving with vicious effectiveness that she is not to be trifled with. In the video, Blaatina and Choppa squad up in the trap, toting guns and tearing down the street in ATVs.

1349 Premiere New Song, “Striding the Chasm,” via Norwegian National Radio

Norwegian black metal band 1349 have partnered with National Norwegian Radio to premiere “Striding the Chasm,” the third track from their new record, ‘The Infernal Pathway.’ The song first aired on the show NRK Stjernepose, which you can listen to HERE.

Hey Major – ‘The Station’

“We just released our new single “The Station.” This song is an introspective track describing a moment between two people and what they could have been, but knowing deep inside that they will never be. It’s a journey of change and enlightenment through love stories, struggles, encounters and wishes for humanity. That was the inspiration.”


Straight out of Los Angeles, California come the four piece band known as The Chimpz. The Chimpz are pleased to announce the release of their new lyric video and single “Screaming”, a mixture of intense energy and catchy lyrics, Produced/Engineered and mixed by the award winning Ryan Greene (NOFX, Bad Religion, Megadeth, Usher, Jay Z and more)


Byre (members of Pinback, Hella, Mock Orange) Announce Debut EP

Led by Aaron Tanner (off-ox) and Zach Zint (Thunder Dreamer), Byre crafts catchy and captivating bass and synth driven songs. Their richly textured soundscapes are given even more depth with the creative drum work of Spencer Seim (Hella and Solos) and guitarist Ryan Grisham (Mock Orange).

Rob Crow (Pinback) completes the roster and the resulting EP is a stunning set of songs that are immediately beautiful, unforgettable and unique.

David Kilgour hits the surf with his music video for “Looks like I’m running out”

Head to Brooklyn Vegan this morning for the premiere of David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights’ “Looks like I’m running out” with a video directed by Pat O’Neill and Kilgour himself! It’s the latest offering from Kilgour’s forthcoming record Bobbie’s a girl, out September 20.

Stream/Share: Li’l Andy – “Out On The Old Highway”

Acclaimed star of the Canadian roots music scene, Li’l Andy is getting ready to release his fifth album on Sainte Cécile Records titled All The Love Songs Lied To Us. The album is an exploration of romance and heartbreak, themes that are at the very core of country music. But as its title suggests, the album is also about the legacy pop songwriting has left—and about the very act of songwriting itself.

Jan Akkerman Announces New Studio Album – Close Beauty Out October 25th

At 72 years old, the supremely gifted guitarist is equaled by very few and his legendary ability makes him impossible to pigeon hole. His position as Dutch royalty has been cemented, he received the Golden Harp Award in early 2005, Holland’s most prestigious music prize and in 2012 he was appointed Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau, a royal honor that acknowledged his contribution to Dutch music and his influence on musicians around the world.


“2019 may well belong to Aitch by the end of it.” – Complex
“Relative newcomer Aitch has wasted little time in working his way up the singles chart in the U.K., and now he’s landed his first true smash.” – Forbes
“His songs are seriously catchy, with his crafty lyrics delivered effortlessly and with a sense of humour.” -Official Charts

EMILY JANE WHITE – Announces ‘Immanent Fire’ Album this November // Listen to ‘Light’ Now

Written over a two year period, Emily Jane White’s sixth album ‘Immanent Fire’ recognises our moment at the precipice of species annihilation, as she guides her listener through the feeling of life on a planet at the brink of destruction.

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