@skopemag news for Thursday October 24, 2019 @ 12:30 pm est

The New Regime Releases Video For “Turning A Blind Eye” Off First EP Installment ‘Heart’

“The video for ‘Turning a Blind Eye’ was shot during a sound check on the last tour in which we supported Angels & Airwaves. I wanted to capture some of the on stage energy and show what The New Regime was up to in September/October of 2019,” states Rubin.

The Milk Carton Kids’ “The Only Ones” video premieres

Directed by Patrick Mattes, the video finds the group performing at Los Angeles’ Debs Lake while focusing on the core of what The Milk Carton Kids are about musically: the duo. Off the heels of their previous full band effort, The Only Ones brings the group back to their roots.

SEVEN KINGDOMS Releases Their ‘Empty Eyes’ EP Along With a New Music Video!

Commented SEVEN KINGDOMS guitarist Camden Cruz: “It’s finally out! We are really happy to have this out to the public. It has received very good reviews and we have had a tremendous amount of support for this release. We have the first of three new videos here. Making Music Videos is a huge part of how we want to present the band, and this one was really fun to shoot! We have two more coming up thanks to how well the Pre-Order went. We leave for Puerto Rico next weekend for the Valonqar Video!’


Today, rising South Florida rapper $not premieres his highly anticipated video for viral single “Megan,” exclusively on Highsnobiety (WATCH HERE). The Omar Jones directed visual finds $not rapping over a melodic beat (prod. by Marvy Ayy) throughout the streets of New York searching aimlessly for the infamous Megan. Speaking to Highsnobiety, $not shared that he is currently at work on a debut project from which fans can expect new songs to be released soon.

Pop punk trio Four Stars commend the undefeatable human spirit on new single

It’s not often that a pop punk band actually has an affinity for their hometown, but that’s the case for the Chicago trio Four Stars. Originally under the moniker Tougher Than You Thought, the band wanted a new name that would remind them of home, so they looked to their city’s flag, which prominently features four red stars.

Scott Martin (Bulletproof Messenger, Storm of the Century) Releases New Single “Bringing Hollywood Back To Life”

Scott Martin is a New York City based guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work with the alternative rock groups Bulletproof Messenger and Storm of the Century. He is also highly regarded as a first-call studio and live session player in the New York metropolitan area.

As a self taught player and composer who is largely influenced by the classics, his latest offerings might be more modern in feel and production, but there is no mistaking that the underlying sounds and songwriting stem from a deep appreciation of classic acts like R.E.M., U2, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen. As a solo artist, his artistic vision as a rock guitarist in a pop driven world is to “…try to make an updated version of rock n roll…to try and get back to that place where rock n’ roll was pop and pop was rock n’ roll…”

Young Thug + Kevin Liles Announce HBCU Viral Challenge  

Young Thug and Kevin Liles have announced today, the “Hot” Battle of The Bands Challenge. The digital campaign invites all historically black colleges and university (HBCU) marching bands to produce a short video posted to TikTok and shared on social media (Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook) showcasing their school spirit and talent with their best marching band rendition of Young Thug’s “Hot”. The contest comes fresh off the heel of Young Thug’s performance of “Hot” ft. Gunna and Wheezy on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Sunday night. The performance also featured members from Temple University’s Diamond Marching Band.

The Lone Bellow announce new album; share first single

The Lone Bellow – Zach Williams, Kanene Donehey Pipkin, Brian Elmquist – have announced the release of their long-awaited new album, HALF MOON LIGHT (Dualtone Records, an Entertainment One Company), the band’s fourth studio LP and first one since 2017. Out on Friday, February 7, 2020, HALF MOON LIGHT, produced by Aaron Dessner (The National) at his studio in upstate New York and featuring guitarist Josh Kaufman and drummer J.T. Baites, finds The Lone Bellow more vital than ever as the mighty combo push their acoustic storytelling prowess past new horizons, experimenting with textures and instrumentation to create their most sophisticated work to date. With HALF MOON LIGHT, The Lone Bellow have returned unified and invigorated with boundless ambition.

Hey Skope Mag – Introducing Ollie Trevers – Video/EP Submissions – FFO Jeff Buckley

“Stage Of Fools” encapsulates a universal feeling of solitude, worthlessness, or nihilism. I like to think that although the content of the song itself is quite depressing, the song’s very existence is comforting in a sense…because knowing that someone else has felt this way indicates that you’re not alone.”

Eyedress premieres new “I Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend” video & announces California tour dates via KEXP

Eyedress shared some thoughts on the video, stating ““I Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend” is a song about betrayal amongst people I considered “friends,” losing trust and people that play both sides. We filmed the video in an abandoned zoo in Griffith park on a whim. It was supposed to be a photo shoot but ended up being a video because the location was too rare.”

Black Caviar Debut EP “Boing / Keep My High” on Insomniac Records’ IN / ROTATION imprint

Quickly following their recent single on Heldeep Records “Do You Like It When I’m Freaky”, NYC duo Black Caviar are back with a brand-new A Side/B Side release “Boing/ Keep My High” out on Tuesday, October 22nd via Insomniac’s IN / ROTATION label. The EP precedes Black Caviar’s upcoming performance at EDC Orlando in November.

Greyhaven share new single “A Match Where Great Fire Should Be” today

“A Match Where Great Fire Should Be” continues to build on the contrasting melodic passages and swaggering riffs that found so much praise for the band with Empty Black but exhibits a clear cut maturity that is sure to leave their fans excited to see what the next step in Greyhaven’s creative journey will bring. You can stream the new single here and catch the band on tour this November as they embark on a tour with Counterparts, Stray From The Path, Varials and Chamber.

CINEMA CINEMA Premieres “Cyclops” At New Noise Magazine

New York experimental art punk duo CINEMA CINEMA delivers a new single ahead of their impending fifth full-length, CCXMD, releasing the new song, “Cyclops,” through an exclusive premiere hosted by New Noise Magazine. The CCXMD album will see release through Nefarious Industries next week in conjunction with a run of tour dates across the Western US.

Song Premiere: Cinema Cinema – “Cyclops”


The visual arrives on the heels of the T.R.U. and Atlantic Records groundbreaking partnership announcement. “Shoot It Out,” produced by Hitmaka (Drake, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie), precedes an upcoming T.R.U. compilation, due later this year. The project will include tracks from 2 Chainz himself alongside T.R.U. flagship artists Skooly, WORL, Hott LockedN, and Sleepy Rose.


sland’s 60th anniversary year, moves from London and New York to the GRAMMY Museum® in Los Angeles where legendary Island founder Chris Blackwell and Island president Darcus Beese will join for a historic conversation moderated by the Museum’s Founding Executive Director Bob Santelli. An intimate performance by critically acclaimed artist Jessie Reyez to follow. Event will take place on Saturday, November 23rd.

Listen to The Springfields’ single “Wonder” via Tiny Mix Tapes ahead of their upcoming compilation LP

Listen to The Springfields’ single “Wonder” via Tiny Mix Tapes ahead of their upcoming compilation LP; ‘Singles 1986-1991’ is due Nov. 15th via Slumberland

Nordic songstress Johanna Kuvaja presents sumptuous video for pop hit ‘Shower’

“A cheeky song… makes the energy behind the song all so much more enticing. With sensual innuendo combined with a musical conviction Baby Spice style, Johanna sells the subject with a smirk and a wink in the eye and power in the voice” – Jammerzine

“With a sonic aesthetic to their Scandinavian peers Aqua, Johanna’s debut offering presents bouncy accompaniment to sassy lyrics, utilizing the formula sound of stars like Katy Perry and Selena Gomez, as well as Brits The Spice Girls and mixed girl-boy collective S Club 7. This feels like a fun-filled soundtrack to a convertible-down poolside or beachfront summer. A not-so-unreal soundtrack to love in the internet age” – Big Takeover Magazine

John DeNicola Shares Iconic Classic “Hungry Eyes”

Explaining his version, DeNicola says, ‘I thought it would be fun to record ‘Hungry Eyes’ in a way that would set it apart from the Dirty Dancing version and decided to try to make it sound like a modern indie-rock band imitating an 80’s synth-pop song.’

DeNicola’s “Hungry Eyes” features a muscular bassline, as DeNicola’s high, sweet falsetto infuses the lyrics with a haunting, yearning tone.” – Popdust

Year of the Locust Release Lyric Video for Single “Sorry”

Hard Rock band Year of the Locust- YOTL have released a new lyric video for their single “Sorry” off of the 2019 self titled “Year of the Locust” E.P. The band has also announced tour dates with The Zealots that begin on November 9, 2019, in Rochester, NY, at Pineapple Jacks (dates below).

NO WIN (FIDLAR) Share “Blood On Your Tooth” With Brooklyn Vegan

Yesterday, NO WIN premiered their latest single “Blood On Your Tooth” with Brooklyn Vegan, praising, “the track is a catchy bit of heartland rock.” Today, the single was released on all DSPs via Dangerbird Records. This is the first single after the release of their LP Downey.