@skopemag news – thursday – january 30, 2020

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ALISTAIR – “Chasing New Lows”

As teens, members of alt-rock band Alistair played together in a myriad of configurations, exploring a variety of genres. It would be processing heartbreak that focused the guys, and galvanized the Phoenix, Arizona-based quintet into forging a signature, urgently-emotive sensibility that fuses 1980s new wave and 1990s alt-rock with a sleek modern rock sensibility. Today, the quintet releases its aptly-titled debut, Love and Other Human Vices, featuring the single, Chasing New Lows.

JUSTIN ‡ SYMBOL (aka STAR DADDY) Releases Live Video for “End Times”

Multi-genre artist Justin ‡ Symbol (aka Star Daddy) has released a live video for “End Times,” featuring footage from his fall 2019 tour alongside Psyclon Nine. Shot by Kevin Vonesper and featuring DJ Swamp (Ministry, Beck, Kid Rock) and Nola Star (Coney Island Circus Sideshow), “End Times” is the opening track off of his recently released LP, Candy Man.


Grammy Award®-winning global superstar Justin Bieber, announced today his 5th studio album CHANGES will arrive February 14th, via RBMG/Def Jam Recordings, along with the official public on-sale for tickets to the Changes Tour, presented by T-Mobile with special guests Kehlani and Jaden Smith. The tour, promoted by AEG Presents, kicks off in Seattle at the CenturyLink Field on Thursday, May 14th. Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 14th at Noon local time at justinbiebermusic.com.

Justin Bieber Announces 5th Studio Album ‘Changes’

MALICIOUS INC. Put Up The ‘Red Flag’ On Their Latest EP

UK metal group Malicious Inc., come out all guns blazing on their debut EP, Red Flag, spitting out a relentless onslaught of crushing riffs, brutal breakdowns and screaming solos, topped off with dark and topical lyrical content attacking depravity, social degradation, mental health issues and every moral injustice committed daily, in what can only be described as a sickeningly relatable manner.

Supermilk, project of former Doe drummer, shares new single ‘Bullheaded Boy’ and announces debut LP

Supermilk, the recording project of former Doe drummer Jake Popyura, is set to release its debut LP ‘Death Is the Best Thing for You Now’ this Spring. Following 2017’s ‘Hello? Yes this is Supermilk…’ E.P. and ‘Rare Delusions’ in 2019, ‘Death Is the Best Thing for You Now’ builds on Supermilk’s brand of synth-peppered fuzz-rock and broadens the scope to include other influences previously unexplored in the project.

ICYMI: Deeper announce new album and share first single ‘This Heat’

Compositionally sharper and more far-ranging in its musical ideas and more emotionally direct than the band’s celebrated debut, the new album sees the trio building on their critically acclaimed eponymous 2018 LP to embrace aggressively angular riffs, atmospheric synth-scapes and a poignant cohesion that runs throughout.

Dubioza Kolektiv share new video ‘Take My Job Away’

Dubioza Kolektiv have unleashed a fresh dose of Bosnian dance-inducing, ska-punk, party-rock anthems with the release of their new album #fakenews. Alongside the album, the band have shared the video for the new single ‘Take My Job Away’ featuring soon-to-be-famous internet robot star Robby Megabyte.


Art pop collective Hello Forever has released their new music video for “I Want To Marry You,” the latest single from their debut album “Whatever It Is”, out February 21st, 2020. An unabashed love song about connecting with yourself and others, “I Want To Marry You” radiates with Hello Forever’s signature harmonies and jovial, 60s-influenced sound.

EPICENTER Drops New Single (with VIDEO) “Counterweight” on Metal Injection

Warning: This isn’t your father’s Thrash Metal. EPICENTER is a modern thrash metal band that is taking a slightly different approach to the game. They’re based out of Southern New Hampshire and have become a dominant force in the metal community. They like to take the familiar Thrash Metal sound and inject flavors of Jazz, Funk, Hardcore, Prog and more.

Speaking of injections, EPICENTER dropped their new single and video “Counterweight” on Metal Injection today.

EPICENTER “Counterweight” Video Is A Breath of Mathy, Chuggy Fresh Air

Tove Lo Unveils Video For ‘Are U Gonna Tell Her?’ Ft. MC ZAAC

Today, GRAMMY® Award nominated artist Tove Lo unveils the music video for her latest single, “Are U gonna tell her?” featuring Brazilian artist and rapper MC Zaac and taken from her fourth studio album, Sunshine Kitty. The video was directed by Brazilian duo, Alaska Filmes and shot on location in São Paulo. Watch the explosive new video for “Are U gonna tell her?”

HOWL releases album “Heart’s Still Racing”

The 5-song EP is the sophomore offering from Boston alt-rockers HOWL! And picks up right where their debut Fight the Panicleft off, taking fans through an emotional journey of getting where one wants to be, but knowing it can slip away very easily. The inspiration for this record came from the band members’ personal relationships outside of the band and their status as a group musically. Together, the quintet creates a mature, polished, and original sound, with catchy lyrics and riffs that incorporate their diverse musical backgrounds in pop-punk, rock, metal, and numetalgenres..Already being played on radio stations coast to coast, HOWL! arespreading their invigorating sound nationwide.

James Righton (formerly of Klaxons) Shares New Track “Edie”

Speaking of the track, Righton comments: “Edie is a song I wrote for my daughter when she was a baby. She seemed so fragile and small in a world that seemed so big and terrifying. I wanted to tell her that everything would be ok”.

Virginia Rock Band Exposes Flaws In The Church – “Robes On Fire”

The abuse of power by trusted institutions like the church or schools is not often discussed in music and we feel it’s incredibly important to use art as a tool to shed light on these unforgivable scandals, which some of the band members can speak upon first hand.

neumodel Share “Hayah” feat. Kiddy Smile Video Via Flaunt

French electronic duo, neumodel, have returned with a brand new video for their single, “HAYAH” featuring Kiddy Smile, premiering today with Flaunt Magazine. The music video was directed by rising french director, Axel Morin. This is the first single to be released off their newly announced debut album titled Rock which is coming this Spring.

Frayle Unveils Thunderous New Song “Darker Than Black”

Now, Metal Injection premieres the new Frayle track “Darker Than Black”, saying, “If you’re in the mood for thunderous doom with Portishead-esque vocals overtop, you’re going to need Frayle in your life.” The song debuts via a lyric video filmed live in Brooklyn this past December when Frayle performed at Saint Vitus Bar.

FRAYLE Brings The Thunderous Doom On New Song “Darker Than Black”

Draag – “Trauma Kit”

Draag began as a solo project of Adrian Acosta, trained as a mariachi singer by his established norteño musician father. He recruited other members from disparate upbringings in the worlds of underground punk, no wave, experimental jazz, and classical music training. The project has been tested by illness and personal turmoils – this new EP is about processing trauma, how it can be terrifying & isolating but also incredibly empowering. With flavors of My Bloody Valentine, Ride, etc, Draag has also played with the likes of Reggie Watts, Part Time, Vinyl Williams, Goon, Young Jesus, Girl Friday and more.

Narada Michael Walden Releases “We’re the Forty Niners 2020 Remix” Ahead of Super Bowl

Most artists are thrilled at the chance to re-release a hit song just once, but for superstar producer Narada Michael Walden, his super-hot anthem “We’re the Forty Niners” is a gift that keeps on giving. “This the third version of the song I’ve released, and I look forward to many more,” he says. “It’s my way of celebrating the San Francisco 49ers as they go into the Super Bowl this week. I want to inspire the team and pump up the fans on the way to victory.”

argonaut&wasp Share “TVS”

Prior to this release, they released “Saigon,” which was premiered via Billboard, and a music video for “Monacillo,” directed by Patrick Elmore. Back in April, they shared “Composure,” which has garnered over 2.5 million streams to date. These new singles have been featured on Spotify’s “New Music Friday,” “Summer Party,” “Indie Pop,” “All New Indie,” “Indie Sunshine,” and “Feel-Good Indie Rock” playlists and on Amazon Music’s “Introducing: Alternative” playlist. argonaut&wasp have now amassed over 15 million streams across all platforms. Tap into all their latest tunes up top!


“As the rate of suicide continues to climb in this country, year over year, it is necessary to focus on the few effective suicide prevention strategies we’re aware of,” said Jonathan Singer, President of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS). “We’re at a tipping point, where we understand some fundamental, effective prevention methods, but must develop population-level implementation. This includes the potential of implementing non-traditional, alternative methods of intervention like community-based strategies that expand the scope of suicide prevention beyond mental health responses.”

There is only speculation as to why suicide rates are rising in the US. It remains important for the media, suicide prevention, and mental health organizations to communicate to the public that any single explanation for why individuals attempt or die by suicide is insufficient. In fact, it could be detrimental to imply that we can explain its causes without direct scientific evidence to support such claims. Conversely, this means that no single approach to solving the problem of suicide is sufficient, but rather a multidisciplinary, multi-sector strategy is necessary.

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Minnesota, Singer-Songwriter Trevor Knight Releases Heart-felt New Single Dedicated To His Father “Keep On Swinging”

Emerging singer-songwriter Trevor Knight is a recording artist, pianist and singer-songwriter hailing from the dirt roads of Minnesota. Influenced by soul-pop and great hooks, Trevor writes meaningful ballads on his piano to inspire others through his lyrics. His sound was developed while being apart of an a cappella group at Dartmouth College. Once placing as a finalist in the “Dartmouth Idol” competition, he started envisioning a career in music and moved to NYC shortly after college. Throughout the process of crafting and recording his debut single “Giving It Up,” Trevor got a glimpse of what a life in music could be like–and he was hooked. Trevor has traveled to music conferences throughout the United States such as CD Baby’s Music Conference and has used his knowledge of the industry to be featured on notable publications such as ANR Factory and Medium. His new single “Keep On Swinging” is a dedication to his father and how he inspired Knight to never give up on his dreams. The song touches on Trevor’s life growing up being surrounded around an athletic baseball loving household and not making the team. Putting this into life lessons this taught Trevor to never give up in life and to fight the odds against him. He hope to inspire others through his lyrics and thanks his dad for always being his number one fan throughout life.


Noel says of the track: “How it manages to combine the influences of Metallica, The Jesters Of Malice, Mantovani, Robinson Crusoe as well as Bob Marley AND The Wailers is literally beyond me… oh, and it’s not about City by the way.”

Dan Croll announces Spring 2020 live dates + ‘Stay In L.A.’ video out today

Dan Croll today announces a string of lives dates for Spring 2020, including shows in London, Paris, New York and L.A. Ticket pre-sale available from 10am today, general on-sale from 10am Friday 31st January from dancroll.com

See Dan Croll live at:
16th Mar – Amsterdam – Cinetol
17th Mar – Berlin – Curfew Bar
19th Mar – London – Courtyard Theatre
20th Mar – Paris – Hasard Ludique
30th Mar – New York City – Rockwood 2
1st Apr – Los Angeles – Gold Diggers