@skopemag news for – weekend – november 16-17, 2019 @ 7 am est

THE NIGHT WATCH: Decibel Premieres An Embarrassment Of Riches Full-Length

Decibel Magazine is currently hosting an exclusive premiere of An Embarrassment Of Riches, the captivating third full-length from Canadian progressive instrumental quartet, THE NIGHT WATCH, featuring Musk Ox guitarist/Agalloch collaborator Nathanael Larochette and Musk Ox violinist Evan Runge. The exclusive stream comes on the eve of the record’s release, Friday, November 15th.

Full Album Stream: The Night Watch – “An Embarrassment of Riches”


Diana DeMuth shares her first single, “Hotel Song,” today. The single will be out everywhere, tomorrow November 16, via Thirty Tigers, where DeMuth was recently signed, and the video is streaming now. American Songwriter, who debuted the single and video, says, “With the unique sound, obvious talent, and a potential door-opener set to release there is much expected for DeMuth in 2020 and beyond.”

EL DRUGSTORE: The Golden Age Of Bad Ideas Now Streaming At Metal Injection

Nefarious Industries this week presents The Golden Age Of Bad Ideas, the anxiously awaited second full-length from intense New Jersey instrumental/technical metal outfit, EL DRUGSTORE. On the eve of its official release date, the entire album is now playing through an exclusive stream hosted by Metal Injection.

EL DRUGSTORE Offer Instru-metal Bliss with The Golden Age Of Bad Ideas

Onsen shares new single “The March” | Summer love reflected in autumn

As winter nears and the end of the year closes in, the fall season can be a moment of deep reflection. Often times a summer romance can seem ages away, yet so familiar and close that it’s hard to let go of. Los Angeles based artist Onsen takes those feelings on headfirst with inklings of summertime in his latest track “The March,” out today. The song debuted by way of Northern Transmissions, who said it reminded them of “some of the finest sounds of the eighties British music scene, including The Psychedelic Furs, Depeche Mode, Talk Talk, and more.”

Onsen Debuts New Single “The March”

Cigarettes After Sex Share Track X Track Feature With Paper

Cigarettes After Sex have shared a track by track feature with Paper on their highly anticipated sophomore LP – Cry – via Partisan Records. Paper praised the record, “With Cry their intimate approach is still supported by hushed, mid-tempo grooves, but their point of view has gone a bit more global.” Frontman Greg Gonzalez goes into great detail of each track offering further nuance to the acclaimed album.


Starring Oscar® nominee Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Queen & Slim is a powerful, consciousness-raising love story that confronts the staggering human toll of racism and the life-shattering price of violence. The film, from GRAMMY®-winning director Melina Matsoukas and Emmy®-winning writer Lena Waithe, which will open AFI Fest in Los Angeles tonight, is due in theaters November 27.

Timothy B. Schmit Releases New Single – “The Good Fight”

Timothy B. Schmit is one America’s most prolific musicians, with a solo recording career that has produced six albums – Playin’ It Cool (1984), Timothy B. (1987), Tell Me The Truth (1990) and Feed The Fire (2001), Expando (2009), and Leap of Faith (2016). He has appeared on a multitude of other artists’ recordings including Steely Dan, Vince Gill, Dan Fogelberg, Clint Black, Crosby Stills & Nash, Bob Seger, Jimmy Buffett, Ringo Starr, Elton John, and Warren Zevon, as well as his contributions to Poco and the Eagles. Timothy has won three GRAMMY Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the Kennedy Center Honors as a member of the Eagles.

Breakout Creative Ama Lou Makes Interscope Debut With New EP “Ama, Who?”

Today, fast-rising British singer/songwriter/producer Ama Lou makes her major-label debut with a new EP titled Ama, who? Released via Interscope Records, the five-track project showcases the thought-provoking sounds and visuals that have earned her praise from the likes of Drake, in addition to drawing acclaim from such outlets as VOGUE, Complex, The FADER, and Paper. Produced by Ama, along with Che Pope, Frank Dukes, Murda Beatz, Hi-Tek, and Foster, Ama, who? is a collection of songs that sees Ama reflecting on what she’s accomplished so far, and asserting the direction in which she’s headed. It’s another step forward in her artistic world and confirmation of who Ama is as an artist.


The Romance Tour Dates:
Wednesday, 7/29 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Friday, 7/31 – Everett, WA – Angel of the Winds Arena
Saturday, 8/1 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Tuesday, 8/4 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
Wednesday, 8/5 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Friday, 8/7 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
Tuesday, 8/11 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena San Diego
Wednesday, 8/12 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
Friday, 8/14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sunday, 8/16 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Tuesday, 8/18 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
Wednesday, 8/19 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Friday, 8/21 – San Antonio, TX- AT&T Center
Friday, 9/4 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Saturday, 9/5 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Tuesday, 9/8 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Wednesday, 9/9 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
Friday, 9/11 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Saturday, 9/12 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
Tuesday, 9/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Wednesday, 9/16 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
Friday, 9/18 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden*
Tuesday, 9/22 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Wednesday, 9/23 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
Friday, 9/25 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Saturday, 9/26 – Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena

RAGE Release New Single and Video For “True”

Today sees the arrival of the second new RAGE single and video for the song “True”. The song is also included on the forthcoming album “Wings Of Rage”.

Singer Ethan Sak Releases New Single With Powerful Message “Live Another Day” to Increase Suicide Awareness

“Live Another Day” was released late October under “The Color of Music,” and has amassed over 50,000 streams in the first few weeks of release. Today marks the official world premiere of the accompanying music video. The adult contemporary/pop piano ballad is rounded out by a string quintet and other midi orchestral elements. It can be best described as the story of a girl who could have been saved but wasn’t, due to the lack of acknowledgement to her cries for help. The song itself is about someone who is too far gone; the hope for any listener that can relate is to serve as a reminder that people do care and they are not alone in their thoughts. This song will also help bystanders identify a cry for help and potentially be a lifeline for someone in need.


’Uni’ pummels the listener with violent riffs and mechanic percussions that take turns with soaring melodies and luscious soundscapes. The song explores the duality between the primitive and modern aspects of humans and culture. The music video continues the story of 2019 releases ‘Veli’ and ‘Aika’, with introspective visuals that enhance the theme of duality throughout the song. All three releases have Finnish names: ’VELI’ (brother), ’AIKA’ (time) and ’UNI’ (dream), and they tie together both lyrically and thematically. Like all ATLAS music videos ‘UNI’ is self-produced by the band from writing and shooting to VFX and editing. ‘Uni’ is the third and final part of a trilogy of songs that ATLAS will release in 2019 through Long Branch Records, a label at the cutting edge of modern metal.

DJ Chillz unveils soulful new single ‘Winning’ feat. Miss Locker

With her signature blend of Afrobeats, House and RnB, ​’Winning’ ​delivers pure soul. Combining percussion and bouncy drum beats with ​Miss Locker’s ​dulcet tones, this next offering to come from ​Chillz is yet another addition to a ​burgeoning catalogue of prime productions.

pineappleCITI Reveals Music Video for Debut Single‘Recognize’

With infectious R&B-rap sensibilities, ‘Recognize’ pulls fans into pineappleCITI’s world of growth and perseverance since her near-fatal car accident in 2016. Depicting moments from that fateful night to her introduction back into music, the ‘Recognize’ music video is a testimonial of her perseverance to succeed.

NEW Charlotte Lawrence // God Must Be Doing Cocaine

Acclaimed pop singer-songwriter Charlotte Lawrence has unveiled her new single “God Must Be Doing Cocaine” – her third song release via Atlantic/Gold Tooth Records. Written alongside Julian Bunetta and John Ryan, the stunning and simplistic video showcases her powerhouse vocals.

TWISTED WHEEL – Release New Single: ‘Black & Blue’

Not shying away from the major issues today, the band remain as culturally relevant as ever. The latest track is a story of self-medication and depression, coupled with a tribute to the genius of American poet Sylvia Plath. After overdosing on medication, she reflected: “I blissfully succumbed to the whirling blackness that I honestly believed was eternal oblivion”; the same eternal oblivion which has left a seemingly irreparable scar on the lives of young people today who continue their lives under a melancholic sky of darkness and uncertainty. The willingness to reflect upon the issues that universally affect young people including suicide and mental illness through the medium of art is something that the band feel is important to get people talking and inspire those who feel they have nothing left to give.

LISTEN: James Hersey And ELI Releases Sensational New Single ‘Hands On Me’ – Out Now

“‘Hands On Me’ is about loving someone who’s lost the power to love themselves. It’s about offering yourself as a sanctuary for the other when times get bad. We want to give our fans the courage and means to speak up and reach out when it’s all too much. To show them that we’re here for them, and that we should all be here for one another.” – James Hersey & ELI