@skopemag news for – weekend – november 9-10, 2019 @ 2 pm est

FOLIAN: Gigwise debuts first single from Portland drone/shoegaze/post-metal artist’s upcoming debut ‘Blue Mirror’

Post-metal/sludge infused drone/shoegaze unit FOLIAN is the project of Portland, OR musician David Stephen Fylstra, who collaborates with many heavy and experimental acts such as Ramprasad (featuring members of Lumbar, Process Black), Flood Peak, KVØID (a collaboration with artist Dylan Garrett Smith), Canadensis, Bible Black Tyrant (members of Eagle Twin), The Stargazer Lilies, and Drowse.

for Skope: RIOT releases debut album “Dogma Resistance”

“‘Dogma Resistance’ is an album we have been working on for well over a year and a half now. The production from start to finish was one of the toughest challenges as producers that we have faced. Creating a seamless storyline in electronic music can sometimes be tough, we wanted to give the fans something more, something they would want to listen from start to finish on repeat over and over again. Allowing the fan to create their own vision and storyline for the music, becoming imaginative and creative which, as a musician, is one of the best feelings a fan can give you. Thank you so much to everyone who has followed this journey. It means a lot to us!” – RIOT

THE WRAITH Shares Post-Apocalyptic “Wing Of Night” Single

Influenced by the likes of Killing Joke and 1919, THE WRAITH’s post-apocalyptic “Wing Of Night” juxtaposes a relentless verse groove – the ominous march of a spiritual death squad – with faint hope flickering amidst its expansive chorus.

2nd GENERATION WU furthers the Wu-Tang’s royal lineage

Since their inception, they’ve screamed two things: “Wu-Tang is Forever” and “Wu-Tang is For the Children.” Recently celebrating 25+ years of WU, we now know how that Legacy becomes a Dynasty.

2nd Generation WU picks up their own torch, lit from their parents, and blazes a trail all their own. Led by the core of iNTeLL (son of U-God) and PXWER (son of Method Man) and featuring SUN GOD (son of Ghostface Killah) and Young Dirty Bastard (son of the late Old Dirty Bastard), 2nd Generation WU has split off the Wu-Tang family tree and created a new branch all their own.

Parker Longbough Shares Infectious Single “Burbank Safari”

“My family took a trip to LA/Disneyland with our two young boys. We stayed at the Burbank Safari, where they filmed a lot of the movie, “True Romance.” The last day we were there it snowed, I wrote a song about it when I got home. This song is to me is about the good feelings of making memories as a family and the power of the unexpected.” -Matthew Witthoeft (Parker Longbough)

PREMIERE: Parker Longbough – “Burbank Safari”

LA Indie Rock Trio BLAME BABY Share Raucous New Video for “Headcase”

Los Angeles-based Blame Baby are set to release their raucous debut single “Headcase” digitally on September 20. Consisting of Jesse Johnson on lead vocals and guitar, Omar D. Brancato on bass and backing vocals, and Matt Tucci on drums and backing vocals, the band seamlessly blend high intensity, punk-inflected rock with masterfully melodic flourishes. Produced by Frederick Thaae (Kate Nash, Saint Motel, The Glorious Sons), “Headcase” is a dark yet exhilarating musical statement of intent for the new band. Thematically inspired by Johnson’s younger sister Grace, the band effortlessly tackles legitimately dark themes of self-realization and identity confusion and offers them up within a striking power pop framework. New video starring Grace Johnson directed by Corey James Bailey.

Bad Pony return with raucous new single, ‘Villain’

Sydney’s Bad Pony are back and they’re loud. Brandishing a killer new single, ‘Villain’, the five-piece have re-emerged with a refined edge that is bound to have fans excited for what 2020 holds. Having spent 2019 writing and in a deep creative groove, Bad Pony’s new offering is strong and vibrant – the perfect way for the band to shift back into high gear on the live front. Announcing new tour dates for January and February, the band are going to be back on a stage near you very, very soon.

Lil Durk & 21 Savage Get Their ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ On in “Die Slow”

Wielding a formidable blend of impressionistic melodies and realistic lyrics, few rappers of his generation have the influence of Lil Durk. Carefully plotting revenge with the help of another stone-cold soldier, Durk plots with 21 Savage on “Die Slow.” An apocalyptic banger from Chopsquad DJ, who melds the grandeur of Chicago drill with the bouncy danceability of ATL trap, “Die Slow” finds Durk abandoning his signature auto-tune to fire off seething missives at his numerous enemies. In the video, directed by Rock Davis, Durk and 21 don dapper attire, strutting into a casino like they own the place. After a few successful turns at the tables, the two emcees leave and bring in a cadre of masked female accomplices to do their dirty work, carrying bags of cash to their secluded warehouse.

BEDTIMEMAGIC: Decibel Magazine Streams Andrew Schneider-Produced Pillow Talk LP

With Nicholas Pentabona on bass and vocals, and Morgan Berns on drums, vocals, and pedal organ, BEDTIMEMAGIC’s grooves explode on Pillow Talk, having sanctioned the talents of Andrew Schneider (Cave In, Daughters, Unsane) to produce and mix the album and adequately corral their tonal obliteration, after which the tracks were mastered by Carl Saff (Child Bite, Fu Manchu, Fifteen).

Full Album Stream: BEDTIMEMAGIC – “Pillow Talk”

Acidhead Shares “Love Has Me Keep On Dying”

Patrick McGee, aka Acidhead, is back with another new single titled “Love Has Me Keep On Dying.” It’s the latest from his forthcoming debut project, Distractions, dropping November 15th via Veriditas Recordings.

10K Project’s iann dior Drops “Darkside” ft. Travis Barker Music Video

Within a little over a month of dropping his debut single “cutthroat,” Texas rapper iann dior amassed more than 13 million streams on SoundCloud, gaining major buzz for his moody and melodic brand of lo-fi hip-hop. The 19-year-old artist arrived at his explosive breakthrough through sheer force of talent—an undeniable instinct for merging emotionally charged lyrics with his smooth flow and addictive hooks, all packaged in hypnotic production. Iann’s rapid rise on Soundcloud brought him to the attention of 10K Projects who immediately signed him to a deal and released his debut mixtape nothing’s ever good enough in April. No one would argue that Iann’s emergence onto the music scene is nothing short of phenomenal.


Los Angeles artist and ambassador of creativity Lauren LoGrasso has released her debut single “Road to Glory” out today. LoGrasso us a multi-faceted creative. She is a podcast host and producer, Singer/Songwriter, Media/podcasting expert, and an actress. She is currently the Executive Producer of Female Content for Cadence13 where she produces the shows Lauren Conrad: Asking for a Friend, Girlboss Radio, The Goop Podcast, Meaningful Conversations with Maria Shriver and Yoga Girl: Conversations from the Heart, who have over 70 million collective downloads.


22 year old Icelandic native Sara Pétursdóttir – aka Glowie – today releases her brilliant new single “Unlovable” via Sony Music UK/RCA Records.

Whether sharing effervescent pop bangers about bullying on her single Cruel or wearing body insecurities on her sleeve on Body, proud feminist Glowie is finding that being honest and open with another is the antidote to life’s struggles. Her brand new single, “Unlovable”, is a comforting reminder we needn’t suffer in silence as Glowie sings, “Just know I’m still here, I still care when you feel alone and unlovable, lean on me”.


Today, New York alt dance pop duo Crush Club release “My Man”, featuring explosive vocals by touring mate Nicki B The Vagabond released on UK dance label Another Rhythm and Australian dance hit machine Tinted Records HERE. The uplifting track showcases what the band does best – bouncy bass lines topped with fierce diva vocals.

Rising Alt-R&B Artist ALEX HARRIS Drops “88 Floors”

Alex Harris – the Texas-hailing, Atlanta-based rising alternative R&B singer-songwriter – today premieres his latest single and music video for “88 Floors” available now on all digital streaming platforms via Epic Records.

Watch/Listen: “Nothing To Lose” by Tom Boy

Toronto-based duo Tom Boy was formed by singer Nate Daniels and guitarist Dante Berardi Jr. after the collapse of their former band, CAIRO. Their new Nothing to Lose EP is officially out now.

Sheffield B-Boy supreme Kid Acne encourages you to ‘HAVE A WORD’: new album out today on Lex

Kid Acne returns with his fourth studio album and another cinematic voyage across the wild frontier. ‘HAVE A WORD’ is Eddy Fresh’s signature plain English firepower, teaming up with producer Spectacular Diagnostics (Westside Gunn, Vic Spencer, Conway the Machine, Nolan the Ninja) for a South Yorks/Illinois soundclash.

Introducing // Polly Money

“Me & my friends got a case of the twenties” sings Polly Money on her debut track. The London-based writer-guitarist & new name to know for 2020 reveals her first song TWNTYS. It’s a hell of a way to start off that’ll have you thinking the worries & carefree nature of your 20’s have never sounded so good.

“TWNTYS” by Polly Money

Banx & Ranx partner up with Kojo Funds for latest single ‘Traffic Jam’

Combining sparse guitar strings and infectious West African rhythms with Kojo Funds’ effortlessly slick vocals, ‘Traffic Jam’ is a feelgood track with an unmistakably sun-kissed vibe. The track is accompanied by a colourful, energetic music video directed by Meji Alabi, who has created videos for the likes of Mr Eazi, Tiwa Savage and Burna Boy. Featuring Kojo Funds and Banx & Ranx, the visual takes place in the bustling Ghanaian city of Accra and showcases a very eventful roadblock, swarming with vibrant dancers and characters.