#weekend edition – @skopemag news for September 14, 2019 @ 9 am est

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Loyal Lobos’ “Criminals” Executive Produced By Teddy Geiger Debuts Via The FADER Ahead of Release Sept. 13th

“Andrea Silva (Loyal Lobos) makes delicate indie-rock that’s perfect for the last days of summer and first days of autumn — songs to soundtrack the reflective and poignant moments.” – The FADER

WOLVES LIKE US: Heavy Blog Is Heavy Unveils “Stay Cold;”

“This song is about finding that last drop of hope in yourself. When you’re down and out, there’s blood on your hands and you think you’ve lost it all. There’s still a choice.” — WOLVES LIKE US


Skizzy Mars has released his latest track, “Gift and a Curse (feat. Yung Pinch).” The track is the latest release from Skizzy since his latest album Free Skizzy Mars, which was released earlier this summer. “Gift and a Curse (feat. Yung Pinch)” marks the first collab for Skizzy and Yung Pinch – who has collaborated with the likes of YG, Lil Skies, GASHI and toured with G-Eazy. “Gift and a Curse (feat. Yung Pinch)” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services.


JPEGMAFIA ‘s highly-anticipated new album, All My Heroes Are Cornballs , is out today on EQT Recordings . The album follows his breakthrough record Veteran, which marked a critical and commercial turning point for him. His unmistakeable persona, eccentric production, and invigorating live shows have all led to widespread critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork (” a rapper who consistently keeps my attention on the mic, and one of hip-hop’s most gifted producers “), The FADER (” a force to be reckoned with” ), Billboard (” He’s one of the most unique rappers on the planet, a guiding force that links political, the personal, and the artistic “) and many more.

Sepia-toned electronica to soundtrack nocturnal melancholia

ROOM8 tell us that “Jasmine Night was written at a time when a family member was battling a serious illness. Sometimes in Los Angeles while you sit out at night at night there is an incredible scent of Jasmine that drifts through the air and canyons.”

Dan Luke And The Raid To Release Debut Album “Out Of The Blue” October 11th

Dan Luke and The Raid are set to release their debut album, Out of the Blue, on October 11th via New West Records. The 10-song set was produced by Bradley Shultz of Cage the Elephant and engineered by Jeremy Ferguson at Battle Tapes Recording in Nashville, TN. From their appearance at Bonnaroo in 2018, Rolling Stone has already called the Bowling Green, KY-based outfit a “fully-formed-on-arrival band,” saying they “have a brand of garage-surf-meets-Floyd psychedelia that’s all its own.” Entertainment Weekly has also stated, “The group’s clangy music feels somehow both retro and futuristic,” comparing them to “The Beatles at their “Helter Skelter”-heaviest.”

laye Releases Dazzling Neon Drenched “sicker” Music Video via Paper

“As much as this song is about being confident in who you are – it’s more of a reminder to strive for that – it’s about the inner and outward struggle of not needing others to validate your self-worth and success,” Montreal based Alt-flavored popsinger/songwriter laye exclusively tells Paper about her captivating new track “sicker.” “I think it’s something everybody needs to hear. No matter how confident you are, there’s always something or one thing that can shake you. Ultimately, as long as you make a conscience effort to focus on yourself and block the rest out – you’ll feel much more free and healthier mentally. Remind yourself to love yourself.”


In 2008, the Jamaican producer-turned-singer Serani released a pretty, pleading track titled “No Games.” He had already helped create major singles like Sean Paul’s “We Be Burnin,’” so he knew how to pen propulsive, hooky hits; sure enough, “No Games” became a popular single in the U.S. in 2009…

Tosh Alexander Rejuvenates a Dancehall Classic on ‘Games’

Detroit’s Deadbeat Beat share new vid filmed by a nuclear power plant :: Out on Arrowhawk + Crystal Palace!

“…the song is his version of “Everybody’s saying that hell’s the hippest way to go/ well I don’t think so/ but I’m gonna take a look around” from “Blue” by Joni Mitchell. “It’s like my updated millennial interpretation of that lens,” he says. “Not only did we never get ourselves back to the garden, but we’re actually actively just burning it down to farm monocultures of soybeans or whatever. So, everybody’s been doing hell or whatever for so long that this is what’s left. Hell’s not extreme enough, so now it’s ‘Baphomet.” – Detroit Metro Times

ARCADE FIRE : 15th anniversary of debut album ‘Funeral’

Arcade Fire’s Funeral holds up as one of the standout albums of the millennium, a record with an everlasting, enduring appeal, adored by fans and critics alike. It is a collection of truly unique and uplifting songs, made during a period of extreme turmoil for the members of the band whilst recording it, and an album that ultimately launched the band on a global scale.

MTV FIRST LOOK Premieres SHAED’s “Thunder” Video + Billboard’s #1 Emerging Artist

Set in a dark warehouse tinged with a post-apocalyptic feel, the video finds singer Chelsea Lee strapped to the floor at her wrists, presented as a prisoner in front of captors perched on a steel catwalk. As the video builds, Lee’s performance grows more intense along with her drive to fight her oppressors, culminating in a suspenseful ending that involves twin-brothers and multi-instrumentalists Max and Spencer Ernst. The Ryan Patrick (Ty Dolla Sign, Wiz Khalifa, The Weeknd) directed cut is delivered as “Thunder” continues to climb at Alternative Radio, moving to #27.

INHALER Share Video For New Single “Ice Cream Sundae”

Inhaler share the video for their brand new single “Ice Cream Sundae.” Rising Irish director Hugh Mulhern, previously known for his distinctive videos for Fontaines D.C., lends his signature surrealist style to the clip that sees an unconventional, devilish romance unfold amidst the neon lights of the slot machines.

Luke Combs’ “What You See Is What You Get” out November 8, new song “1, 2 Many” featuring Brooks & Dunn out today

Luke Combs’ highly anticipated new album What You See Is What You Get—out November 8 via River House Artists/Columbia Nashville—is now available for pre-order. Each pre-order includes an instant download of the new track, “1, 2 Many” featuring Brooks & Dunn, as well as the five tracks previously released as part Combs’ The Prequel EP. The album’s cover art, which is a photo that was taken by David Bergman and then painted by Nashville-based artist Rob Hendon, is also unveiled today.

AZAM ALI Invokes Cocteau Twins with “Shallow Then Halo” Cover. PHANTOMS

“Azam Ali is a voice that launched a dozen love affairs”- PRI Echoes

“On the whole, Phantoms is haunting, soothing and brimming with Bristol-like trip-hop intensity. A simmering piece that draws from Brit grime and darkwave, there are also hints of industrial and shoegazey shimmer that bubbles up throughout the work.” – BuzzBands LA

Iranian Singer Azam Ali Covers Cocteau Twins’ “Shallow Then Halo”