@skopemag news for – wednesday – november 6, 2019 @ 2 pm est

MAMMOTH MAMMOTH Releases New Single From Upcoming Album, Kreuzung!

Charismatic vocalist Mikey Tucker says: “I really wanted to try something new vocally and experiment a little with this track, the chorus style is a completely new style for me. Richard also ran the vocals through a vintage Hammond rotary amp, so it was a lot of fun and helped achieve the sound I was hoping for.”

FYRHTU: Invisible Oranges Premieres No More Days In The Light

FYRHTU was formed just over a year ago by multi-instrumentalists and co-vocalists Leila Abdul-Rauf (Vastum, Hammers Of Misfortune, Ionophore) and Nathan A. Verrill (Cardinal Wyrm, Terebellum). Self-produced by Abdul-Rauf and Verrill, with cover artwork by Verrill, No More Days In The Light was mastered by Myles Boisen of Headless Buddha Mastering.

Omar Apollo Shares “Hit Me Up” Feat. Dominic Fike

On the heels of his Spanish debut “Frío,” Omar Apollo shares a new song. “Hit Me Up” is a sunny ode to unrequited love, a fiery assist from burgeoning pop star Dominic Fike and infectious production from Kenny Beats propelling the song further. The track was featured on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music earlier today follows Omar’s late-night television debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers last week, where he performed an energetic rendition of his standout track “Ashamed.”

Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge announce 2020 tour dates

APRIL 2020
1 – Nashville, TN – Station Inn
2 – Nashville, TN – Station Inn
3 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
4 – Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music
5 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar Cultural Center
8 – Austin, TX – Cactus Café
9 – Bakersfield, CA – Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace
11 – Berkeley, CA – Freight & Salvage

Josh Newcom To Release Two New Albums This Friday

Josh Newcom has announced the global release of two new studio albums this Friday. First, his Southern Rock album titled AMERICAN, which celebrates his Native American heritage. The cover art displays a photograph of his father. The second release, RENEGADES, OUTLAWS AND GYPSIES, showcases his Country repertoire, and deep connection to the genre. Earlier this year Newcom released both The Blues Gonna Getcha and Low End Of The Bottom.


Jagwar Twin has unveiled a larger-than-life cryptic music video for the breakthrough single, “Loser.” The video is streaming now on YouTube following its exclusive premiere earlier today via Billboard, who declared it a “potent visual.”


Having gained fans this year already in the likes of 1883 Magazine, Earmilk and more, rising LA based talent James Delaney today reveals his stellar debut EP, Dissipate. A study in throbbing beats and stunning vocal delivery, Delaney creates danceable pop in the realm of Mura Masa and SG Lewis. Speaking on the release, Delaney states:

Belgian Punk Rock/Pop Punk Band For I Am Drop New Single/Music Video “Die Hard”

“Remember that thing you liked best about that song you loved? The one you had on repeat over and over that time when you needed a medicinal blast of sublime pop-power-punk? Well, you don’t need that anymore because Belgian punk quintet For I Am have just trampled it into the dust. Late Bloomers is a triumphant record that is absolutely guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and joy to your punk heart.” (4 1/2 out of 5 stars)- The Punk Site

Walk Off the Earth’s “I’ll Be There” Video :: #1 Pop Album in U.S.

“I’ll Be There” is off the band’s new album HERE WE GO! that debuted this week at #1 on Nielsen’s Pop Album Chart, #3 on Canada’s Top Albums Chart, and in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Album Sales Chart. The band also debuts at #2 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart. The album, which is the band’s fifth studio effort, marks their first major release in over 4 years and since the unexpected loss of band member Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor late last year.

Walk Off The Earth celebrate life with new album and premiere I’ll Be There

Roman Lewis’ new single “Something To Care About” premieres via Honey Punch Magazine

Of the song, Lewis explains, “When you’re in love for the first time, nothing else matters, at least that’s how it was for me. I got so sucked up that it was all I cared about and after it ended I felt like I didn’t have anything anymore. This song ended up capturing one of the most beautiful moments of my life because after it, I saw with complete clarity. I started caring about everything that’s important to me, not just hanging on to a feeling. This song is a turning point, the end of one path and the start of another.”

Alan Getto Shares “Jeff Buckley” Single, Announces ‘If I Punch A Wall’ EP Out 1/10

Today, Pittsburgh-based indie folk artist Alan Getto announces his new EP, sharing lead single “Jeff Buckley.” Yesterday, Glide Magazine premiered the track, praising, “Getto offers angelic vocals and enrapturing crashing waves pacifying aura that takes cues from Damien Rice and Rufus Wainwright.” Alan Getto’s If I Punch A Wall EP is out January 10th – keep an eye out for tour dates supporting the EP following the release.

SONG PREMIERE: Alan Getto Extends Lush Musicianship & Angelic Vocals Via “Jeff Buckley”

Gotts Street Park Share New Track “Where You Going” Feat. Marco McKinnis || Out Now On Blue Flowers

Adopting a sensual R&B framework and GSP’s slick production, Marco’s dulcet vocals are allowed to take center stage on the laidback release. “Where You Going” is the perfect slow jam to bring in the colder months and a further introduction to a mixtape which is currently in the works, following the release of “Bad” featuring Soulection affiliate ZILO. The collective can also confirm they will be performing two special shows at London’s Laylow on the 25th & 26th of November 2019.


Multiplatinum recording artist and producer Russ has revealed the official video for his hot new song “BEST ON EARTH” featuring BIA. The video was directed by Edgar Esteves and filmed in Los Angeles. The Jahaan Sweet and Boi-1da-produced track shot up the charts upon release and has received over 20 million streams and views to date. Rihanna posted the track to her social media calling it her “new fav song,” and Russ has since called for a #BestOnEarthChallenge. Popular Instagram influencers Brittanya Razavi and Katya Elise Henry among many others have participated in the challenge.


“Since my dad had been diagnosed with a terminal disease 2 years ago, one of the ways my sadness and anxiety about this comes out is through nightmares. The morning before I wrote the song, I had woken up from a terrible nightmare about my little brother who I’m super close with. I drove an hour to Malibu and was sitting there alone, in my sweatshirt, and the lyrics just came to me – “I find a place inside my sweatshirt that beats all reality.” – London, X-Lovers

Underorder unveils “lush, ambient” new rocker “Never Quite There”

The tracks premiered via The Vinyl District who noted, “The lush, ambient vibe of the music ultimately gives the impression of a single shape pushing outwards over time, echoing meditations on love and distance.”

TVD Premiere: Underorder, “Never Quite There”

Col3trane Releases New Video “Rendezvous” ft. Miraa May

R&B crooner, Col3trane (Tap Records Limited/Geffen Records), has steadily made a name for himself with his genre-bending production and eclectic vocals. He has now returned with a new video for his mid-tempo track, “Rendezvous” featuring Miraa May. The black and white visual, directed by Jamie Whitby, creatively trails a heist-gone-wrong as Col3trane and Miraa trade verses across the Elevated and Mojam-produced song. Having recently embarked on a European tour, Col3trane is simultaneously placing finishing touches on his forthcoming EP; due out this winter.

TINY HUEMAN Premiere Indie-Laced New Single “Growing On Me”

Tiny Hueman is an alt-rock project that started from the simple love of songwriting from the comfort of Philadelphia basements and developed through intimate house shows. At the beginning of the year Tiny Hueman headed to a quiet cabin in the woods, an ideal spot to fill with sound and focus on writing.

Lenkie inspires awe with second single “Waterfall”

The inspiration for “Waterfall” was unrequited love. Born out of a massive crush that could never work out, I instead took to daydreaming about the possibility of it all. “Waterfall” is a song outlining and detailing the parallel universe where we are together and intertwined, where there’s nothing beyond the feel of our bodies existing on the same plane. I think about “Waterfall” as the aftermath of Flower Girls. We’ve left our void of a town and all the darkness with it, and now there’s nothing left to do except enjoy the limitless company of each other.

Parkway Drive Announce ‘Viva The Underdogs’ – A Documentary Film

“We have always taken pride in doing things our way,” says vocalist Winston McCall. “For over fifteen years we have stayed true to ourselves in a world of extremes. We are not the story of shooting star super stardom, we are not the overnight breakout success, we will never be viral and we sure as hell won’t break the internet. But we have a vision, and we have lived for it, worked for it, bled for it, grown for it and broken for it. We have sacrificed everything and compromised nothing. This is an honest insight into what it takes to survive as the underdogs. Thank you for being part of the story”