@skopemag news for weekend – October 26-27, 2019 @ 8 am est


“Scared to death is about the moment I realized that not everything I was taught as a kid was true, specifically when it comes to my own mortality. I remember sitting at my friend’s house & thinking ‘this is it. this is all that life is. nothing more, nothing less. & that’s okay.’ There’s a certain amount of freedom that comes with knowing that this is all we have.” — Jax Anderson


“Scared to death is about the moment I realized that not everything I was taught as a kid was true, specifically when it comes to my own mortality. I remember sitting at my friend’s house & thinking ‘this is it. this is all that life is. nothing more, nothing less. & that’s okay.’ There’s a certain amount of freedom that comes with knowing that this is all we have.” — Jax Anderson

CURSE: Metamorphism LP By Baltimore Synthpunk Duo Streaming At Cvlt Nation

The third CURSE album, Metamorphism, is a departure from prior material, musically and thematically. With eight expansive new songs, the record conceptually explores man’s effect on his environment, and how it will be recorded in the geological record. The drums and vocals were recorded at Tempo House Studios by Craig Bowen, the rest of the album recorded by the band, mixed by the band’s Logan Terkelsen, mastered at Mobtown Studios by Mat Leffler-Schulman, and completed with artwork and design by G. Ray Mak.

Hear the Blissful sounds of CURSE ‘Metamorphism’ Full Stream

Peewee Longway Elevates His Game in His Impossibly Hard “Up Up” Video

Effortlessly stunting with his malleable flow, few rappers have the trap bonafides of ATL mainstay Peewee Longway. Rising to the top of the game with his new video, Peewee shares “Up Up.” Rhyming in a deliberate cadence atop Lil Mister’s dramatic bells and insistent 808s, Peewee exudes an unassailable confidence with his tongue-twisting stunts: “Bought the Maybach ’cause it matched the Philippe/Cartier shake when I’m geekin’ like Screech/Thousand OG’s and they gone in a week/4, 48, that’s a thousand a piece.” Tinted in a deep blue, Peewee’s favorite color, the video finds Peewee counting Benjamins on an Atlanta rooftop before heading to the “booty club” (as Peewee calls it). “Up Up” is a standout track from The Blue M&M 4, Peewee’s Summer 2019 mixtape.

Brother Hawk Drop New Single “Like Water” On Pop Matters

Four piece Atlanta band BROTHER HAWK released a new single and video, Like Water, through the cultural commentary pros over at pop matters. With raging riffs and huge hooks, their music has been described as, “the sunset that the hero rides into.” Combining Southern and post-rock influences, this new track is no exception and dropped with a mellow video so you can jam along to it.

RIVERS OF NIHIL To Kick Off US Tour With Fit For An Autopsy, Lorna Shore, And Dyscarnate

RIVERS OF NIHIL will kick off their US tour supporting Fit For An Autopsy tonight October 24th in Brooklyn, New York. The band will appear on the first half of the tour through November 8th in Los Angeles, California. Additional support will be provided by Lorna Shore and Dyscarnate. RIVERS OF NIHIL will also appear on a special show November 16th at the Bluebird Theater in Denver, Colorado with Fit For An Autopsy, Lorna Shore, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, Dyscarnate, and Talk Is Cheap.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Fit For An Autopsy, Lorna Shore, Dyscarnate:
10/24/2019 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
10/25/2019 Space Ballroom – Hamden, CT
10/26/2019 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
10/27/2019 Café 611 – Frederick, MD
10/28/2019 Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
10/29/2019 The End – Nashville, TN
10/30/2019 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/01/2019 Crowbar – Tampa, FL
11/02/2019 Soundbar – Orlando, FL
11/04/2019 Come And Take It Live! – Austin, TX
11/05/2019 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
11/06/2019 Rockhouse – El Paso, TX
11/07/2019 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
11/08/2019 1720 – Los Angeles, CA


The visual features John K and actress/influencer Inanna Sarkis (10 million followers) singing the tune separately in front of a backdrop of vintage video footage, until finally meeting at the end to reveal them together in the same room.

Markie and Lil Durk Release Video For “In My Flesh”

“In My Flesh” is Markie’s third release on Interscope Records since his signing at the start of the year; “Repent,” his debut song, dropped in August and the second single, “Ugly Places” came at the end of September. Markie has been on the road with Roddy Ricch, opening for select dates on the east coast leg of his tour. His last show will be November 22 in Cincinnati, OH at the Roselawn Live.


“I am fascinated by the connection between technology and emotions and how strongly these are intertwined, which is why I made “Always” a literal duet with Siri,” explains twst. “The video is a pseudo-comical reflection of this; we are all protagonists stuck in our own surreal, hyper-realistic worlds.”

La Doña Shares New Single + Video “Le Lo Lai”

Today, La Doña, born Cecilia Cassandra Peña-Govea, announces her debut Algo Nuevo EP due Feb 12th and shares a new song and accompanying video. Co-directed by Naomi Garcia and La Doña herself, “Le Lo Lai” finds Doña on her stoop in San Francisco, gathering her girls to recount her list of summer lovers. The track is a sultry, bilingual power anthem that perfectly encapsulates her new style of reggaeton – “Femmeton” – seamlessly blending Carribbean beats, reggaeton, and hip-hop styles.

Simply Red Release New Track “Complete Love,”

Simply Red today released the soulful track “Complete Love” from their 12th studio album, Blue Eyed Soul. A soulful ode from a loving husband and father to the two most important women in his life, Mick Hucknall’s vocal on ‘Complete Love’ playfully works in a call and response way with the bewitch ing brass section and strings. The track premiered on Billboard who writes that the song “is one of Blue Eyed Soul’s silky smooth moments, with Hucknall channeling a bit of Sam Cooke in his vocal.” Blue Eyed Soul will be released November 8th on BMG.

SKINLAB Releases New Album Titled VENOMOUS October 25, 2019

SKINLAB will release their brand new record produced by Ulrich Wild, VENOMOUS, on October 25th, 2019, via Art is War Records. The band has announced a tour in support of the record with Bleed The Sky, Arise In Chaos, and So This Is Suffering that kicks off on
January 23, 2020, in Sacramento, CA, at Holy Diver.

Cage The Elephant Debuts New Music Video For “Social Cues”

Today, Cage The Elephant debuts their new music video for “Social Cues,” with band performance taped at Adult Swim’s FishCenter Live in Atlanta, GA, and additional direction by singer Matt Shultz. The video for their latest single provides the phone number 615-235-5440 and encourages fans to text the band directly, who will be responding to questions and elaborating on the themes of their album, Social Cues. Cage The Elephant will also join Instagram Live throughout the day to debut a series of deconstructed videos showing the evolution of the “Social Cues” music video. Watch the official music video for “Social Cues” here.

Stream Sandy’s stellar new EP ‘Traces’ on Gorilla vs. Bear

Sandy is a Brooklyn-based trio comprised of Samantha Pathe (synths/vocals), Stephen Pathe (drum machines/samples), and Jeff Carter (synths/vocals). The trio arose from the devastation wrecked by Hurricane Sandy throughout the Jersey Shore in 2012. After the storm destroyed the house Jeff was living in and left him stranded, Stephen offered Jeff a room in his Manasquan, NJ house. Under the same roof, under unfortunate circumstances, the pair naturally started playing music together. They soon brought in Stephen’s sister Samantha to play and write music with them and Sandy – the band – was born.

Rising Bay Area Metal Band DRESS THE DEAD Reveals New Video for Emotionally-Charged Single

Bay Area-based metal band DRESS THE DEAD has revealed a new video for the song, “You Only Get Off When I Cry,” an emotionally cathartic track that is sure to propel the band to the heights of some of the region’s most prestigious acts.

Legendary Balt Getty Releases New Single and Music Video “LOSER”

The Los Angeles-born and raised maverick that is Balt Getty is back with another single, just in time for Halloween. The multi-talent creative releases “LOSER,” the new theme song for all those who feel different, who feel like an outsider. Everyone, even The Rock, has days that they feel like a loser and Balt Getty is right there with you.

WOLVES LIKE US: Ghost Cult Debuts Brittle Bones From Norwegian Post Hardcore Collective

Ghost Cult is currently streaming Brittle Bones, the impending fourth full-length from Norwegian post hardcore collective WOLVES LIKE US. The stream comes on the eve of the record’s release via Pelagic Records.

Writes Ghost Cult, “One of the most compelling albums deserving your attention on tomorrow’s massive New Music Friday is WOLVES LIKE US and their new opus Brittle Bones… The new record is the culmination of their hard work and songcraft, living at the intersection of a ton of choice genre influences, a punker’s rage, and modern nuance.”

EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: Wolves Like Us – “Brittle Bones”

AHZ Drops New Video for “Its Alive”

Director Colin Lepper added, “I was thrilled at the prospect of evolving my own work alongside AHZ’s music. Their off-kilter beats made me view my own work with a brand new tone, one that feels darker and more urgent. The video simultaneously makes me want to party and panic, and it’s that sort of juxtaposition that I love exploring.”

THE KUT Releases Music Video For New Single ‘X-Ray Eyes’

UK Rock Artist, THE KUT, has released the official music video for it’s new single ‘X-Ray- Eyes’. The track will be made available digitally midnight on Halloween. The song is taken from their long-awaited debut album ‘Valley of Thorns’, which was released in May 4th, 2018 via Criminal Records / Cargo Records UK. The album was produced by James “Lerock” Loughrey ( Skindred / Def Leppard / White Zombie / My Vitriol).

M.T. Hadley Shares New Track “Reticent”

The song explores the banality of nascent romance and anxious pain portending the ending of friendships. Nothing ever happens. We all-too-often are afraid to say what we mean because it might disturb the delicate unspoken dynamic that holds us together. It follows singles “Private Eye”, a melodic noir conjured from the corny humor of petrol station paperbacks, and “Rattle”, a ballad sung to a newborn baby to telling how grim life truly is. All of M. T.’s videos tell a story of their own, a slightly different story to the songs, and have subtitles so that they can be watched without music. “They just take up more space on a website,” he says, “that’s why people like music videos. They’re just bullshit, boring.” Nothing you do matters.