@skopemag news for – wednesday – november 20, 2019 @ 10:30 am est

Loote Share “All The F*cking Time” Video Via Atwood Magazine, Look Out For New EP || Over 700 M Streams So Far

Today, Pop duo Loote have shared the video for their latest single, “All The F*cking Time.” The video (Directed by Erik J Rojas) is an ode to classic early 2000’s music creating a nostalgic visual that brings back the best parts of the late 90’s and early 00’s. From delivery pizza, to flip phones to favorite pop-rocks bands, “All The F*cking Time” is the video to remind you of everything you loved from that time.

Invisible Oranges Premieres Iron Desert From Chicago Noise/Sludge Metal Trio

Offers Invisible Oranges of the offering, “Equal parts psychedelic, doom, and noise, Chicago trio DEN upends your mind’s wavelengths instead of just amplifying them. Their forte involves combining heady, fuzzed-out atmospherics with gloomy grooves and plenty of overhead roar (lending itself also to a captivating live performance)…Whether it’s the opening plod of ‘Svalbard’ and its mighty dirge or the minimalist noise/vocal excursions of tracks like ‘Bones & Flies,’ DEN never so much begs for your attention as it does just capture it, stealthily…”

Golden Cinema EP out now!

About the EP release: “Our new “Peachy Keen EP” was recorded over the summer of 2019, with Derek and I recorded our parts on Prince Edward Island and Chris recording his guitar and vocals in Toronto. Due to working on a shoestring budget we weren’t all able to be in the same place, which started off feeling like a roadblock but ended up being a fun experiment! After the basic recording was done we sent the songs to our mixer and long-time pal, Dan Griffin (Teen Ravine, Arkells), who added some killer synths and strings and mixed the hell out of it. Dan Weston, who Chris actually plays on a softball team with, mastered the songs which was exciting because he mixes and masters records for a lot of our favourite Canadian musicans, such as Daniel Romano. We’re thrilled with how the songs turned out and can’t wait to get back to work on more music. Maybe it’s finally time for a full length album…” – Andy

The Blue Stones jump into the virtual world with new video for “Shakin’ Off The Rust”

Today, alternative-blues rock duo, The Blue Stones, shared a futuristic music video for their latest single “Shakin’ Off The Rust”, out now on Entertainment One. The clip finds the band and their fans jumping into the virtual world for a concert that evolves into a dance party with a strange twist. Meticulously layered with cannon-esque percussion and electrifying guitars, “Shakin’ Off The Rust” culminates in an inspiring chorus focused on fresh starts. Working with producer Paul Meany (Mutemath, Twenty One Pilots), guitarist/vocalist Tarek Jafar and drummer/vocalist Justin Tessier managed to sonically create an emotional intensity that sets the table perfectly for Jafar’s powerful vocal delivery. Having just wrapped up a European headlining tour, the band are gearing up for 2020 with a new album on the horizon and more touring to come. You can check out the video for “Shakin’ Off The Rust” now and find the track on streaming services here.

New Single from MAITA // out now on Kill Rock Stars

The unlikelihood of getting signed as a new artist is seen as a given these days. What’s even more unusual is the prospect of submitting a record with so much impact that it drastically alters the structure of the label in question.


“The friends and family tour is to celebrate but me and Duddy knowing each other for over 10 years. We both got our starts performing with the acoustic guitar and our voice. That’s it. We just wanted to get together and bring it to the fans. Really broken down and will play some new stuff we have cooking up. Hopefully, we’ll be able to expand on this and bring other singers from bands who may want to come out on the road and do this every year with us.”

COOZABLACK & SIN CITY Release New Single, “Christine”

Houston,TX based Hip-Hop/Rock Band COOZABLACK & SIN CITY has released their newest single, “Christine.” A complex culture clash that moves effortlessly between Carribean infused summer jam, Hip-Hop banger, and guitar driven, Heavy Rock Anthem, “Christine” is the perfect cruise your city with the windows down, feel good song that eliminates your bad days. Written and arranged as a collective from all members of COOZABLACK & SIN CITY, “Christine” is set to not only be a big song for now,but is aimed to create future feel good nostalgia.

RUNESCARRED Releases Official Music Video for “Inviting Rivers”!

Progressive Metal / Heavy Rock Band RUNESCARRED has released the official music video for “Inviting Rivers,” the first single off of their upcoming LP, The Distant Infinite.

The band will be releasing the album’s second single, “Mammoth,” on Friday, 11/22, with a live watch party on Facebook the following day. Click HERE for additional details.

LILY KERSHAW Releases Sophomore Album ‘Arcadia’ + CNN Music Monday       

Los Angeles singer/songwriter Lily Kershaw has released her anticipated sophomore full-length album Arcadia, available everywhere now. Weaving warmer analog sounds like organ, harpsichord and guitar with cinematic force, thanks in part to producer Ben Cooper (Radical Face), Arcadia is Lily’s most intimate release to date. But the strongest tool she wields is her voice, both in the simmering ferocity it carries and the poetry it speaks. Though the concept behind the record is epic to say the least, Lily is ultimately telling a story of acceptance, both of herself and the great mystery that is the universe.

To celebrate, Lily shares a new video for album track “Always & Forever,” a song she co-wrote with her dear friend, actress Emma Roberts. While she’s primarily known as a folk-pop artist, Lily consistently pushes the limitations of that label. Originally written as a guitar-based tune, she instinctively decided to add synth, creating an 80s sonic texture without succumbing to any of the tropes found in today’s new wave nostalgia.

Hawktail Announces Sophomore Album “Formations” – out January 10th

Known collectively as Hawktail, fiddler Brittany Haas, bassist Paul Kowert, guitarist Jordan Tice, and mandolinist Dominick Leslie have combined their monstrous compositional and instrumental forces once again for a much-anticipated sophomore album, Formations. Set for release on
January 10th, 2020 via Padiddle Records, Formations took only two months to write and four days to record, a far cry from the 3-year process of their debut album, Unless. “We had studio dates to record a quick EP of covers, arrangements we’d been playing live,” explains Kowert, “But we had these strong starts that felt so good that we were like ‘let’s finish THESE instead,’” Adds Haas, “We found a new joy in creating, tapping into the experience we gained from writing and recording Unless.”


This week, Alamo/ Interscope Records artist Rod Wave’s critically acclaimed album Ghetto Gospel cracks the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart, landing at the #10 spot in his second week on the chart with a 25% increase in consumption. Released on November 1, the Florida-bred singer/rapper’s unstoppable new project debuted at #14 on the chart, with over 22K in album consumption units. The album now stands at 92 million audio streams to date, with 8 songs featured in Apple Music’s Top 100 chart.