#tgif – @skopemag news for October 18, 2019 @ noon est

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Porches Returns With New Single “rangerover” – Listen Now

i got home and laid out my back-to-school clothes. it’s a sunset, its a dead leaf, it’s sand in your mouth, it’s sunscreen in your eyes, it’s i’m never coming back, it’s holding hands, its pissed to miss you, it’s beige leather seats, it’s summer song, it’s i’ve got proof, it’s crashing the car, it’s ciao for now cuz it’s never over, it’s ricky and julie in the range rover.

Midlands punks BLOOD-VISIONS arrive with caustic single ‘01604ever’

“New single ‘01604ever’ is a caustic but righteous punk squall, a song that picks apart the negative aspects of small town life – the lack of prospects, the heavy drinking, the spectre of violence. But it’s not all darkness. Amid all this, BLOOD-VISIONS locate the sense of community and outsider camaraderie that allows DIY communities like theirs to exist.” – CLASH

Maddee (badbadnotgood, Jazz Cartier, Charlotte Day Wilson) | Shares ‘Red Mind’ EP

The Toronto-based artist, MADDEE will release her debut six-track EP, Red Mind on October 17, 2019 This new body of work trails previous singles that earned her acclaim across tastemaker sites and Majestic Casual, as well as securing the attention of Red Bull Sound Select who handpicked her as one their spotlight artists. A string of live dates are set to follow the new release, these to be announced imminently.

Superoganism feature on new Gen Hoshino single and EP ‘Same Thing’

Japanese popstar Gen Hoshino has today released his brand new EP Same Thing. The EP follows the release of the lead single and title-track last week, featuring Superorganism, and premiered with Zane Lowe on Beats 1. Today (Oct 17th) Gen Hoshino has released the video for the single available to watch here.

1349 Premiere Full Stream of New Album, ‘The Infernal Pathway’

Norwegian black metal masters 1349 are now premiering their entire new album, ‘The Infernal Pathway,’ which will be released tomorrow, October 18 via Season of Mist! The record can be heard in full at THIS LOCATION.


Multi-platinum selling rock band X Ambassadors have announced plans to bring THE ORION TOUR to Australia, New Zealand and Europe in 2020, including a date in London on February 22nd which will be at a secret new venue to be announced. This will mark the first time X Ambassadors will tour Australia and New Zealand. Tickets go on sale October 18th at 9am local time for New Zealand and Australian and 10am UK time for all European dates.

X Ambassadors announce 2020 international tour dates

Black Lips release new single “Odelia,” announce new partnership with VICE + Fire Records

Atlanta originals, Black Lips join forces with independent record label Fire Records revealing first single “Odelia” from a new album due early 2020 in collaboration with Vice. Now twenty years into their career the exuberant quintet are touring across the US before heading to Europe for an extensive tour this November.


Amazon Music today releases the song “River of Fools,” by rising Bay-area-bred singer-songwriter Logan Ledger. The new track is featured on the latest installment of its Amazon Original “Produced By” series, featuring the Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett. The full playlist, which also includes songs by Manchester Orchestra, Ida Mae and I’m With Her is now available on all Amazon Music tiers, including Prime Music, Amazon Music Unlimited and the newly launched Amazon Music HD, the premium tier featuring an extensive catalog of lossless sound.


Today, LA trio Automatic shares a new video from their debut album Signal. Directed by Courtney Garvin of The Courtneys, “Electrocution” is an animated retelling of singer Izzy Glaudini’s near run-in with death. The video follows the trio from what seems to be a casual night in, until Glaudini goes to turn on a lamp and is electrocuted. The video is the fourth from the album, following visuals for “Strange Conversations,” “Too Much Money” and “Calling It.”


LA quartet Transviolet are here to brighten up your week with the reveal of their stunning new electronic pop single, Money Money. A mesmeric track showcasing the dreamy vocals and razorsharp producton that has seen Transviolet rack up millions of streams online and widescale press support, Money Money is accompanied by a stunning music video which on first glance, seems to feature the current sitting POTUS, Donald Trump Of course, there is more than meets the eye. Speaking on the release, the band state:

Mats Leven’s SKYBLOOD Premieres Brand New Video

After lending his distinctive voice to bands like Candlemass, Therion, Krux, Yngwie Malmsteen and At Vance for decades, Swedish heavy metal icon Mats Leven will release his first solo-album ever! Under the name of Skyblood, the self-titled debut album will be seeing the light of day on November 22nd via Napalm Records.

Merkules Announces “Special Occasion” Album, Drops New Single: “Bass” feat. Hopsin and Tech N9ne

Today, Merkules announces his Special Occasion album, due out November 1, and drops the lead single “Bass” feat. Hopsin and Tech N9ne. With Special Occasion, Merkules showcases the blunt, honest lyricism that has carried him from the Canadian underground to a major record deal with RBC/BMG.

Merkules Drops New Single: “Bass” feat. Hopsin and Tech N9ne & Announces “Special Occasion” Album


Hailed by Esquire as “pure nineties-inspired R&B perfection,” Derek Blanks fittingly captures the essence of a true Missy Elliott visual with futuristic shots paired with precise choreography by Sean Bankhead. Just in time for homecoming season, Missy pays homage to the HBCU culture, spotlighting members of the Omega Psi Phi and Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternities, Inc. effortlessly strolling throughout the visual.

LORD MANTIS: “Qliphotic Alpha” Now Playing

Having the infamous reputation of being one of the more vexed acts within the extreme metal scene, as amassed on previous releases such as 2012’s Pervertor and most-notably their 2014 controversial Death Mask LP, Universal Death Church ups the LORD MANTIS ante in pretty much every category; the intensity, darkness, heaviness, and of course the deviance and degeneracy.

DOEMAN (DYNA) Releases Empowering Music Video For His Latest Release “RISE UP”

“RISE UP” was written by DOEMAN (Joseph Gonzalez) and produced by Ichikara “IV” Valdez. The powerful music video was directed by VicVal. “Rise Up is about the empowerment of minorities in America,” says Doeman. “My attempt is to open the eyes of the youth of our new generation that may lack knowledge of our history in this country,” he adds.


Add Ventures Music lanza “A La Buena O A La Mala”, la nueva producción musical del rapero legendario Cubano, Don Dinero. El pionero del hip-hop Latino es el compositor de todos los temas de esta producción que contiene 11 canciones, incluyendo el primer sencillo junto a William El Magnifico “Te Cantare”, producida por Dj Conds. El disco tiene dos versiones, una versión limpia y la otra con liricas explicitas, para darle opción a los fanáticos.

Shoreline Mafia Connects with Shordie Shordie for “Both Sides” Video Single

Perfecting their hedonistic brand of Los Angeles rap, Shoreline Mafia’s impact reaches from coast to coast. Connecting with melodic Baltimore rapper Shordie Shordie, Shoreline shares “Both Sides,” a visually striking new clip. Directed by Cole Bennett and hosted on the Lyrical Lemonade YouTube channel, “Both Sides” has over two million views since its release last week. In the video, Shoreline Mafia’s OhGeesy and Fenix Flexin welcome Shordie Shordie to the Hollywood Hills, playing pool and drinking Hennessy as they dance to the melodic trap jam.