@skopemag news for wednesday – October 30, 2019 @ 3:00 pm est

Other Nature share Music Video for ‘The Throne’

Having received support from CLASH, Spindle and performed at Isle of White Festival, indie-pop duo Other Nature make their return with 80’s infused, electro-pop anthem ‘The Throne’.

Comprising of multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Sena Verdi and singer-songwriter Tariq Khan, the duo are no strangers to the music world. Drawing on their shared love of Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode and a heavy dose of R&B and Hip Hop synthesizers, Other Nature deliver us their unique retro sound.

SKINLAB Releases New Album Titled VENOMOUS October 25, 2019

SKINLAB released 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.

Denver’s …And The Black Feathers Announce Sociallusions EP

The car is a cherry red 1970 Chevrolet Nova. The driver accelerates while fiddling with the knob to find a station. The radio fades in and out. Somewhere between Chicago and Detroit on interstate 90. The music on these stations is classic, it’s essential. This music is where … And the Black Feathers gets its roots. From the blues drenched soulful croon you might have heard in a dark bar in Chicago, to the high energy Detroit garage rock bands Mitch Ryder and MC5 played.

…And The Black Feathers Take A ‘Scandalous’ Look At Social Media And Online Life With EP ‘Sociallusions’

Chartreuse Share New Track “Woman, I’m Crazy”

Following the recent release of their acclaimed tracks “Three Days”, “Midnight Oil” and the announcement of their forthcoming debut EP Even Free Money Doesn’t Get Me Out Of Bed (out 11/1 via [PIAS] Recordings), today Chartreuse are very pleased to share new track “Woman, I’m Crazy” and its accompanying video.

Announcing Special Guest Talent Booking App for Android – Download Now

Backed by top Silicon Valley investors and celebrities, Special Guest was founded to make it easier for all types of talent (musicians, dancers, actors, magicians, impersonators, etc) to more easily get discovered and booked. We also offer a robust platform for event planners and talent buyers to more easily manage talent bookings and find amazing talent.

Skope Magazine // Rachel Lynn – “Look to Me” (New Single)

Lynn shares, “‘Look to Me’ is about trying to be a source of support for someone who’s struggling with their inner demons. Sometimes those demons can try to take over a relationship, and it’s a difficult battle for everyone involved. Musically, the song as a retro-pop vibe, so my producer, Ali Culotte wanted to mix it as a modern-pop song with a nod to earlier eras.”

Fresh Music Friday: Selena Gomez, Louis Tomlinson, Lizzo And More Treat Us To Some Sweet New Releases

Norman Releases ‘Buzz and Fade’ LP | New Album Available Now Via HEY AMIGO! Recording Co.

Portland indie rock outfit, Norman, have released their new LP, Buzz and Fade. This is their fourth LP and it’s available on all platforms with HEY AMIGO! Recording Co. Produced in SE Portland at Bungalow 9 by Danny O’Hanlon (Joseph, Blitzen Trapper, Other Lives). Buzz and Fade sees a new side of Norman, fueled by new wave inspiration, trading out folkier instrumentation in exchange for a retro synthesizer arsenal and catchy pop hooks.

Tim Barr (SILVERBIRD) Shares “Wolves” Video With The 405

Today, Tim Barr releases “Wolves” the second video off of his upcoming LP, Sign Of The Good Times. The serene, yet haunting single is accompanied with a video that parallels the instrumentation seamlessly. Yesterday, the video was premiered with The 405, praising, “soft, lovely voice to accentuate the relaxed groove of the drums and guitars.”


Platinum selling rapper and GRAMMY®-winning songwriter, Pardison Fontaine releases brand new visual for “Peach ft. City Girls.” The Jon J directed video comes on the heels of his “Shea Butter” video launch and his hugely anticipated Atlantic Records debut mixtape announcement. UNDER8ED arrives at all DSPs and streaming services on Friday, November 15th.

Alabama’s Next Up Luh Soldier Drops New Visual “Naw FR” Featuring NLE Choppa

Alabama’s LUH SOLDIER has definitely asserted himself as one of the next premier hip hop talents to rise from the south and in just this past year alone Luh Soldier new EP and Title Track “NAW FR” placed him on a new pedestal of popularity. The 20-year-old rapper is definitely bringing a different flavor to modern hip-hop, with his raw, energetic, rapid-fire lyrics and cinematic sound that people are certainly paying attention to. Exclusively released today on World Star Hip Hop, Luh Soldier returns with the drop of his official video for “NAW FR” featuring Memphis’s newest hip hop prodigy, NLE Choppa.

Out Today – Music Industry Legend Jon Zazula’s, “Heavy Tales: The Metal. The Music. The Madness. As Lived by Jon Zazula”

Heavy Tales: The Metal. The Music. The Madness. As Lived by Jon Zazula, the detailed, never before told story of how Jonny Z founded legendary New Jersey-based label Megaforce Records with his wife, Marsha, is officially available today.

“What a long strange trip it’s been, and now the book is finally out!” Zazula says. “I hope everyone enjoys reading these stories that contributed to this piece of heavy metal history.”

BOOK REVIEW: Heavy Tales: The Metal. The Music. The Madness. As Lived by Jon Zazula

MATT HECKLER: Appalachian Folk Soloist Announces Winter US Tour Dates

Now, MATT HECKLER is embarked on his first headlining tour in support of the new album, with dates across the US running through November 24th. Along the way he’ll share the stage with Casper Allen on most of the dates, with Johno Leeroy Roberts also joining on the Texas shows, and the trek ends with two solo shows in Vermont November 23rd and 24th.

Jarod Lawley new single ‘Everything That I Need You To Be’ 22.10.19

‘Everything That I Need You To Be’ is a moody, introspective and vigorous song brought to life by Jarod’s rich baritone voice; with key influences including Arctic Monkeys, Lana Del Rey and Lou Reed.

New Music and Video From 5 Seconds Of Summer “Teeth (Live From The Vault) Out Now Via Interscope Records

New video! Ricardo Barragan “Coo Coo Cucaracha Karaoke”

Richard Barragan, born & raised in Phoenix, Arizona always was thinking outside the box. The youngest of 7 children and raided by a single mother, life was not easy for Richard, who was constantly thinking about other wordily things to take him out of the moment. Richard was never much for school either having moved around a few times & eventually finishing school and earning an associates degree in accounting from the Arizona Institute of Business Technology.

New Music: Beau Diako unveils nostalgic lyric video of fairytale single “Flutter”

British producer, songwriter and guitarist Beau Diako follows debut single “Buttermilk” with another heart-wrenchingly nostalgic offering in “Flutter” ft. LA native Raelee Nikole. The track, which emulates pure whimsy, is now accompanied by a lo-fi, perfectly nostalgic lyric video created by London visual artist george k.

New Music: Beau Diako unveils nostalgic lyric video of fairytale single “Flutter”

PORTLAND release outstanding debut album ‘Your Colours Will Stain’ via [PIAS]

If you didn’t hear already, Friday marked the release of fast rising Belgium band Portland’s stylish and dreamy melancholic pop debut album ‘Your Colours Will Stain’ via [PIAS].

Produced with David Poltrock (Triggerfinger, Hooverphonic) and Grammy Award winning producer / mixer Eduardo De La Paz (Local Natives, Frightened Rabbit), it’s an exceptional set of songs.