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@skopemag Video Review – Loma ‘Don’t Shy Away’

Loma (Emily Cross, Dan Duszynski, and Jonathan Meiburg) have returned with Don’t Shy Away, their incredibly absorbing new album and the follow-up to their acclaimed, self-titled debut, which will be available on CD/LP/CS/DL October 23rd, 2020 on Sub Pop. The eleven-track effort featuring the standouts “Ocotillo,” “Half Silences,” “Elliptical Days,” and “Homing,” was produced and recorded by the band at Dandysounds in Dripping Strings, Texas—with the exception of “Homing,” which was produced by Brian Eno.

THE HOLY VEINS Releases Lyric Video for Funky, New Wave infused Debut Single “Drown”; FFO David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Muse

NYC based Rock Band THE HOLY VEINS has released the official lyric video for their new single, “Drown.” THE HOLY VEINS is musician, composer, and actor CASON DAY’s solo project, with the single and upcoming EP, Lost My Mind, written, produced, recorded, and mixed in his home studio in Brooklyn, NY. With additional production/bass guitar work by CAMERON BISHOP, and mastering by TANNER LACKEY, “Drown” provides an intimate insight into what The Holy Veins has to offer.


“Turbulence is an album about surviving and thriving through the ups and downs of life,” Vos says. “It was written in the wake of my divorce, while I was suffering from severe chronic depression as well as still waiting to go into remission from lymphoma. It’s been a turbulent couple years to say the least, and it seems like each obstacle is trying to teach me the same thing: to live in this moment, to love myself without guilt, and to embrace change. This album has moments of honest realization, personal affirmations, admission of my weaknesses, and finding freedom. It’s far from a breakup album—it’s an album of renewal.”

Marie Naffah’s souful new single ‘The Cage’

‘The Cage’ features guzheng strings and a delicate but funky groove. Marie’s lyricism addresses the need to break free with a soulful vocal bringing to mind the likes of Lianne La Havas, Florence Welch and Maggie Rogers.

ALFONSO CORACE: Italian multi-instrumentalist release second new single “Serenity”

“Fo’s Room”, the brooding debut album by Rome-based multi-instrumentalist Alfonso Corace (AIRLINES OF TERROR, ex LUNARSEA, VIDHARR) is set to be released on September 18th, 2020.

Sam Tompkins drops new video for ‘stand ten feet away from me’

British singer-songwriter Sam Tompkins continues his productive start to 2020 with new video for single ‘stand ten feet away from me’.

A heartfelt ballad that’s steeped in emotion, ‘stand ten feet away from me’ sees Sam at his bold and brilliant best, with his soaring vocals and sparse acoustics combining beautifully.

New Music From Rod Wave “Freestyle” Out Now On Alamo/Geffen Records

“Freestyle” follows Wave’s candid release “Through The Wire,” which detailed his horrific car accident earlier this year. It also comes on the heels of his latest Billboard Hot 100 climber “Rags2Riches” – his 12th record to land on the charts. “Rags2Riches'” quest on the Hot 100 includes an 11-spot leap, peaking at No. 41 this week. All three aforementioned records will reside on Wave’s forthcoming Pray 4 Love deluxe album, slated to be released August 7th with production from Jetson Made and features from Lil Baby and Yo Gotti.

Paul Oakenfold and Luis Fonsi dedicate music video to front line workers around the world

Dedicated to front line workers around the world, the video includes touching footage from hospitals, patients and healthcare workers helping to save those impacted by the virus. Additional fan submitted footage shows our world carrying on and masked for safety, mixed with footage from both artists’ shows, as the lyrics share a hopeful message throughout the video.

Darren Jessee Announces NewLP ‘Remover’, Shares New Single “Cape Elizabeth”

Best known for his work as co-founder and drummer for alt-pop legends Ben Folds Five, Darren Jessee’s music has always given context to the important moments in our lives. His work echoes the candid sensations derived from the densities of his inspirations, though his songs are devoid of lingering influence and emotional artifice. Devastating in its lyrical directness, his work finds nuance and strange beauty in the messier aspects of our lives.

Darren Jessee on his Musical Evolution, New Single “Cape Elizabeth”

Legacy Recordings Releases First-Ever Official Music Video for Redbone’s Perennial Smash “Come and Get Your Love”

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is releasing a new music video for “Come and Get Your Love,” the much-loved 1970s pop-rock classic by groundbreaking Native American band Redbone.

LIL KEED Taps LIL BABY for “She Know”

Today, rapper Lil Keed releases his new single “She Know” via 300 Ent./Young Stoner Stoner Life Records. For the record, Keed links up with fellow Atlanta native Lil Baby as the two mix their melodic yet distinctive flows. “She Know” comes off the back of the release of Keed’s latest singles “Wavy” and “Fox 5” featuring YSL label mate Gunna all which will be found on his album Trapped On Cleveland 3 — which will be released this Friday August 7th.

THE DEVIL’S TRADE Releases New Song, “The Call of the Iron Peak”

Frontman Dávid Makó comments on the track: “The concept of this song and the whole album came at 2000ms high in the Alps heading to a peak that was shining like it was iron. When I reached the peak the whole world around and in me went dead silent. Perfect peace and freedom like it was the afterlife. That silence I have been looking for since then.”

CRYSTAL SPIDERS: new video “C-U-N Hell” now!

A frantic manhunt awaits with CRYSTAL SPIDERS new video “C-U-N Hell”, the second excerpt taken from their upcoming debut album ‘Molt’, due out September 25th via Ripple Music.

“I want to live like dynamite/I want a blaze I can ignite”. If Bonnie and Clyde had lived in 2020, this would be their story. “C-U-N Hell” depicts a wild and blood-laden ride into these modern desperados’ final lap, looking for an endless adrenaline shot and living their life to the fullest until fate catches them. The video was directed by Ritual Video and can be watched below.

Liberty and Justice – for All? Rory D’Lasnow Releases “An American Lie” Single/Video

“An American Lie”, the new single/video from emerging East Coast based Singer/Songwriter Rory D’Lasnow, is now available on Spotify, YouTube and all the other major services. All proceeds from sales and streams of the song will go to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

INCANTATION Shares “Entrails Of The Hag Queen” Video

Death metal pioneers INCANTATION have unveiled their “Entrails Of The Hag Queen” video. Directed by Nader Sadek (Morbid Angel), the track comes by way of the band’s impending new full-length Sect Of Vile Divinities, set for release August 21st via Relapse Records.

Jesse Roper – ‘Right Now’

“Right Now” is a social commentary about the division between the masses currently facing our world. Recorded with Gus Van Go and Werner F (Arkells, Hollerado, The Trews), I found myself going in a political direction. Something new for me so I was a little nervous.

Dalizz – “Quiero Estar Contigo”

The Puerto Rican singer and songwriter made her impressive debut in November, 2019 with her first single “El Candao”, achieving great reception from the press, with exposure and appearances in some of the main national media outlets in the United States and Puerto Rico including Despierta America, Un Nuevo Día, Acceso Total and featured in ‘The Hot List’ of People en Español Magazine (March, 2020 Issue).

Save Face Share “Pour (Redux)”

“Things are super dark in the world right now. Killer cops instagramming from the beach, unchecked ignorance killing literally thousands of people, all on top of the ‘normal’ things regular people deal with day to day. Being creative or writing songs doesn’t really feel all that important or worthy of my time and attention compared to these things, at least for me,” notes vocalist and guitarist Tyler Povanda. “So really this track was born out of kind of an accident, from a super DIY recording in April. Back then we did an online show, making new versions of our songs with virtual instruments, which I started playing with for the first time in a big way at the start of the year. At the end of June I realized that it’s been two years since Merci came out, which felt like a lifetime ago at this point. But I thought the version of Pour that was made for that show deserved to be heard beyond that one time. After remixing it and adding some components, I think the final form of the track is more true to the identity of the song; this is what the song was trying to do. I think that’s mostly from the addition of the strings, and some genius vocal melodies RB added that I would have never thought of.”

Dead Lord Releases New Lyric Video & Single “Messin Up”

“Here’s a lil’ rocknug o’suaveness for all us up-messers, wrong-steppers and hopeless cases. Remember, Rock now, cry later. Turn it up,” states DEAD LORD about the release.

Vanessa Zamora’s “AYER” Single + Video

Psychedelic pop star Vanessa Zamora released her new single “AYER” on July 31 (on Cosmica Artists), along with its official video. The dreamy and emotional bass-infused track was well-received and garnered media support from Rolling Stone, Remezcla, Órale Mag, and Billboard, among others.


Having gained the acclaim of tastemakers such as BBC 1XTRA, Beats 1,Complex, The Line Of Best Fit, Wonderland and racked up close to 1 million streams already, the Away With Me EP fully justifies the buzz that has been around Ross Quinn’s name since he burst onto the scene with stellar debut single, You. Speaking on the release of the project, Ross Quinn states:


After becoming the undeniable anthem of 2019’s Ibiza season, Roberto Surace’s ‘Joys’ continues to be one of the biggest cross-over hits of the last twelve months. Now, after massive remixes from Todd Terry, OFFAIAH and Purple Disco Machine, one of the scene’s hottest names step up to turn his hand at this inescapable hit. Grammy-nominated producer and Saved Records founder Nic Fanciulli – fresh off the news of the return of The Social Festival with a ‘Distanced’ Special in August – delivers a sonically raw and stripped back mix, transporting you back to the Amnesia terrace with hypnotic synths and an industrial bass.

Artist: NBJAY ft Young Money Fresh – Track: Pretend

NBJAY is an artist from Pacoima Ca. He makes music because he loves expressing his self, and for the love of music. his daughter inspires him to make better music and to be the best rapper out there! his sound is very unique.

VATICAN SHADOW: “Rehearsing For The Attack” Single

20 Buck Spin presents “Rehearsing For The Attack,” the lead single from Persian Pillars Of The Gasoline Era, the anxiously awaited new LP from Dominick Fernow-created project, VATICAN SHADOW.

THE ROLLING STONES To Premiere Official “SCARLET” Video Starring PAUL MESCAL

“Scarlet,” the previously unheard Stones track featuring Jimmy Page and Rick Grech, was released on July 22 and will be included on the box set and deluxe CD and vinyl editions of the forthcoming multi-format release of 1973 classic Goats Head Soup, alongside two previously unreleased tracks “All The Rage” and “Criss Cross,” plus many more rarities, outtakes and alternative mixes. Goats Head Soup, restored to its full glory and more, will be released by Polydor/Interscope/UMe in multi-format and deluxe editions on September 4. Pre-order Goats Head Soup here.