@skopemag news for Thursday October 24, 2019 @ 11 am est

LA Foster – ‘Cruel Love’

““Cruel Love,” the first single from my upcoming EP, All My Lost Chances Are Beautiful (out Nov 8th), was inspired by falling in love with somebody in an impossible situation.

Someone who wasn’t ready to love – not even ready to love themselves – but still falling for them completely.”


GRAMMY®, TONY®, and Emmy® Award-winning artist Ben Platt has announced today’s release of a remarkable new EP. MUSIC FROM THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES THE POLITICIAN is available today via Atlantic Records at all DSPs and streaming services HERE.

Get To Know Samthing Soweto — New Album ‘Isphithiphithi’

Samthing Soweto’s debut album, Isphithiphithi, was released on September 20th via Platoon to vast critical and commercial acclaim. Isphithiphithi (meaning the crowded or chaotic place) is Sam’s labor of love. Working with top South African producers including DJ Maphorisa, Kabza Da Small and Thabo Ngubane aka Mass, the album also includes features and co-writes with the likes of ShaSha and Mlindo the Vocalist. The eclectic and well-curated album is a much anticipated stand out moment for Samthing – not just as a known vocal legend, but also as a truly skilled writer and producer in his own right ready to break out on a global scale.

JS Williams – “Hôtel Des Arts”

The track is made up of a unique folk arrangement and haunting vocals that reflect the unknown part of being in a toxic relationship. Slowly making realizations about the situation, the music gets progressively darker until it just ends.

Hey Skope Mag, Folky Indie Songstress Martha Bean shares Along The Lonely from her New EP

The lilting rhythms of ‘Along The Lonely’ – its warm double bass, whispering drums, shimmering guitar and sweeping strings – carries a song that has something of a dark heart. Via an inventive mix of folk, jazz and pop, inspired by such visionaries as Nilüfer Yanya and Grizzly Bear, Martha Bean’s new single questions the motives behind our longing for relationships. “We all need someone,” says Martha, “and that can be beautiful. But some people just want a ring on their finger and someone to moan at when they forget their anniversary. Is that ‘love’? Is that OK?” As her vocal soars from sarcastic but tender through a powerhouse refrain and its reflective climax, Martha expresses the conflicting emotions of such uncomfortable truths.

LOWCASTER stream haunting new album ‘Flames Arise’ in full!

San Francisco’s progressive metallers LOWCASTER are streaming their haunting new album ‘Flames Arise’ in full exclusively via Everything Is Noise today, before its official release on October 25th through Ripple Music.

“No matter where you are in the tracklist, Lowcaster wield an immovable energy, replete and endlessly stoked. (…) One thing that’s never sacrificed for heaviness’ sake is a profound emotionality at the core of it all. There’s mournful moments that will rend your heart in two just as their are celebratory moments of overcoming adversity. I get a keen sense of rebirth from this record, perhaps more plainly telegraphed by the album’s title.” describe Everything Is Noise.

Lowcaster Make “Flames Arise” with Supreme Progressive Heaviness

Pod Blotz signs to Dais Records + announces ‘Transdimensional System’ LP out January 11, 2020

Pod Blotz began in 2002 and has released over 25 cassette and vinyl releases via labels such as L.I.E.S., Difficult Interactions, Clan Destine, Chocolate Monk, and Dungeon Taxis. Over the years the project has included a number of guest members andperformance artists, but has solely remained the brainchild of Suzy Poling.

Marvel Entertainment and SiriusXM Enter a Major Multi-Year Deal to Create Original Podcasts for SiriusXM and Pandora

Today SiriusXM and Marvel announced a multi-year agreement under which Marvel will create a substantial amount of exclusive podcasts for SiriusXM and Pandora. In Marvel’s most sweeping podcast deal ever, the venture will include both scripted and unscripted series, themed live events, and much more, premiering in 2020. SiriusXM and Pandora will also debut many of Marvel’s most popular podcasts before they can be heard anywhere else.


2020 will mark the eleventh year of the highly-successful, hit-filled summer package tour, Happy Together. The touring sensation that has criss-crossed the nation delighting audiences for a decade returns next summer with a show full of chart-topping hits from the ‘60s and ‘70s – FIFTY-NINE Billboard Top 40 smashes to be precise. The tour is once again headlined by The Turtles, who also act as musical hosts for the evening. Supporting The Turtles will be Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night), The Association, Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & The Raiders), The Vogues and The Cowsills. New to the tour this year are Mark Lindsay and The Vogues.

Carnival Club release explosive muscular rock single ‘My Lady’

Four-piece Manchester Alt-Rock band Carnival Club are back. Their explosive new single ‘My Lady’ incorporates fast-paced, impactful guitar riffs with the powerful, wailing vocals of charismatic front-man Kai Jon Roberts. When asked about the upcoming single, lead guitarist Eddie Moxon described ‘My Lady’ as their “ballsiest single yet”, predicting that it will become the new fan favourite.

Zinnia – “Requiem”

“Our debut full-length, Sensations in Two Dot, focuses on moments of doubt – creative, societal, and personal – exploring what it means to hold compassion through the multifaceted grey areas of life. Whether in the isolated town of Two Dot, Montana (pop. 143) or the buzzing streets of Toronto (pop. 2.6 million), these nine songs probe the complex, unsettling similarities found in the human experience.”


Tanya Tucker’s new video for “Bring My Flowers Now,” featuring Brandi Carlile and directed by acclaimed video director Trey Fanjoy (Miranda Lambert’s “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” Steven Tyler’s “Love Is Your Name,” Sheryl Crow’s “Easy”), is out now. Watch/share HERE.

CLOAK Stream Entire New Album, ‘The Burning Dawn’

Atlanta blackened thrashers CLOAK are now premiering their entire new album, ‘The Burning Dawn!’ The record is set for worldwide release on Friday, October 25. You can listen to the offering at THIS LOCATION.

The Great Dying Unveils New Music Video | Tour Kicks-off in Nov. 2nd in Hattiesburg, MS

Will Griffith, known musically as The Great Dying, is a Mississippi Delta born, country singer-songwriter residing in Oxford, MS. Although Will doesn’t see his dark country musings as directly blues influenced. “I want people to celebrate sad music because of its beauty. Sad songs help you laugh at your own sadness. They are meant to help you keep going,” says Griffith. Punk rock, however, felt like Will’s blues and was devoid of the phoniness and commercialism that drove tourism in the area surrounding his hometown of Cleveland, MS.

NOISEPOETNOBODY: Experimental Sound Architect To Release Concrete Vitalist Via Scry Recordings

For well over fifteen years, Casey Chittenden Jones has been soundtracking the collapse of civilization under the moniker NOISEPOETNOBODY utilizing homemade instruments, synthesizers, field recordings, and modular equipment to create haunting, discordant, and broken sounds to express the need for creativity in a dying ecosystem.

Stimmerman shares “behemoth” new single “It Shows” | Debut LP on the way

The track premiered via Impose who hailed it saying, “The behemoth guitars and overall sound of ‘It Shows’ swirl to swallow you whole in Lawitts’ internal struggle, as introspection is met with an irresistible urge to head-bang.”

Dog In The Snow Share New Track “Roses” || New Album ‘Vanishing Lands’ Due Out 11/15 On Bella Union

With the release of Bella Union debut LP Vanishing Lands less than a month away on November 15th, Dog In The Snow today share new track “Roses” alongside its accompanying video. The video is again directed by Jay Bartlett, with whom Helen Ganya Brown, aka Dog In The Snow, collaborated on the videos for both “Dark” and “Dual Terror”

Yella Beezy Shows Off His Collection of Foreigns in “Trust” Video

“Beezy brings the heat…In an era when hip hop artists are releasing albums where every song sounds pretty much the same, Yella Beezy has delivered a record that goes against the grain on his latest project, Baccend Beezy. The Southern rapper sticks to his roots as listeners can pick up influences from the region, but Beezy has a little bit of something for everyone on his latest mixtape. ” – HotNewHipHop


Los Angeles duo Classixx make their triumphant return and close out 2019 with their new single “Love Me No More”. The energizing house vibe heard in “Love Me No More” is a tribute to the tradition of French Touch and a dedication to the legendary producer Philippe Zdar (Cassius) who was a hero to Classixx. On the song, Michael and Tyler share, “Love Me No More is our first proper release in a while. 2019 has been a dynamic year for both of us personally and this song has really carried us in many ways. If it provides anyone else with even a brief moment of escapism or happiness, it will mean so much!”

Tyla Yaweh & YG Link For “I Think I Luv Her” Official Video

“Tyla Yaweh is already doing big things […] there’s a pop sensibility to Tyla’s music that makes it palatable to the masses…” – Pigeons and Planes

“[An] allegiance to unfiltered self-expression stands out on his latest project, Heart Full of Rage…” – Wonderland Magazine