@skopemag news – friday – september 4, 2020 @ 8 am est

@skopemag HQ – http://smarturl.it/skope

Bloody Your Hands Share Album ‘Sunday Scaries,” LP Out Now On DSPs and Bandcamp

Today, Brooklyn-based indie rockers Bloody Your Hands share their third full-length album, Sunday Scaries. Infused with 90s punk rock influence, Sunday Scaries grapples with the everlasting themes of human adulthood –“this is an album about anxiety, isolation, hope, loss, exhaustion, death and struggling with adulthood. It was written over a 2 year span that was both brutal and beautiful. It is the result of an honest, awkward and sometimes painful self exploration.”

Zero 7 release first song from new EP

Zero 7 have shared the title track of their soon-to-be-released Shadows EP, the acclaimed British duo’s first collection in more than half a decade. Shadows sees Zero 7 – Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker – teaming with renowned new singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Lou Stone for a spellbinding collaboration fusing the duo’s long-standing gift for soulful songcraft, lush arrangements, and inventive production with the London-based Stone’s standout vocal delivery.

The news of the EP release is heralded by today’s premiere of the brilliant title track, “Shadows,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services; the track is joined by an official companion video, directed by renowned graphic designer/filmmaker Julian House (whose work includes the cover to Zero 7’s classic 2001 debut album, Simple Things) and streaming now via YouTube. Shadows EP will be released via Make/BMG on October 23.

Hear Kellin Quinn on Loveless’ new single “Someone Else”

LA-based post-hardcore duo Loveless has returned with a new single called “Someone Else” featuring Sleeping With Sirens frontman Kellin Quinn. The track is a classic “I can’t sleep without you” story, but turned on its head.

“I initially wrote it about my high school crush,” says vocalist Julian Comeau. “It kinda evolved into a song about any night where you’re stuck, staring at the ceiling going ‘why cant I think of anything else, can I please stop seeing that person’s face? Can I stop thinking about that time I said that stupid thing or made a fool of myself?’.”

Jazz singer-songwriter Yola Nash is an unstoppable force when “Touched By Love”

Growing up stifled by the communist regime in Poland and an abusive, alcoholic father, Yola Nash found solace by escaping into music where she feels safe and protected. With her personal experiences in love serving as muse for her songs that paint the complete color palate of human emotions, Nash’s “Touched By Love” dropped on Wednesday. It’s the jazz singer-songwriter’s second album, an intimate six-song acoustic set that she produced with GRAMMY winning jazz pianist Edsel Gomez (Dee Dee Bridgewater) serving as musical director. The multimedia artist who hosts the celebrity driven “The Yola Nash Show” on New York City’s WABC Radio wrote lyrics for the album.

Brooklyn Rapper, Smoove’L Is Back With His Latest Track and Video For “Chrome NO Heart”

With his minimal but melodic new single, “Chrome NO Heart,” Brooklyn’s Smoove’L continues to energize New York’s post-drill landscape, embracing the trappings of his rising fame while staying true to his gritty roots over a booming beat. The track and its accompanying video mark the artist’s first new music following his May Run Music/Interscope debut, Boy From Brooklyn, which immediately made waves in his hometown streets and amongst rap’s tastemakers.

Cartel Madras shares official video for new hip house single “WORKING”

“WORKING” is an empowering new hip house track and official video from Cartel Madras, which was directed by the group and Gabriela Osio Vanden. The visual, which stars the duo and fellow THOTNATION collective member Jide (who produced and mixed the song), saw it’s premiere earlier today at Berlin’s Pop Kultur Festival. “WORKING” marks Cartel Madras’s first new material since the release of their Age of the Goonda EP late last year, and is available now through all DSPs worldwide through Sub Pop (with the exception of Canada from Royal Mountain Records).

Lani Renaldo – “Trainwreck”

Lani Renaldo is an artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Los Angeles. Her passion and talent for songwriting began early on when she was one of six songwriters chosen to attend GRAMMY Camp at Converse Rubber Tracks in 2012. She then went on to study at USC’s Thornton School of Music, which further catapulted her musical education and career.


Rock vixen Jesse Jo Stark has released the video for her latest single, “Tangerine.” Premiering exclusively on PAPER, the video is an enthralling accompaniment to the shoegaze and country-soaked song. An anthem about transformation, the song was written by Jesse Jo and produced by Greenleaf Studios and features a 12-piece string section.

Blac Chyna Reveals New Merch, Shares “Cash Only” ft. Trippie Redd Lyric Video

Over the past decade, Blac Chyna grew from dancer to model to multi-industry entrepreneur. As she embarks on her latest venture–her musical career–Blac Chyna celebrates ambitious women with her new line of merch. With designs inspired her new singles “Seen Her” and “Cash Only” ft. Trippie Redd, Chyna offers 16 brand new items, including 4 t-shirts, 3 hoodie designs, and specialty items like underwear, a face mask, a fanny pack, and more. Designed by Chaz Morgan, the designer behind Apparel Reserve known for his work with Meek Mill, French Montana, and many others, the new line of merch is perfectly suited for a chic “at-home” lifestyle.

Nashville Psychedelic Rock Band DE3RA Announce Inspiring New Single, “Old Scratch” via V13.net

DE3RA states that “Old Scratch” is, “about beseeching the void. It explores reaching out into the darkness and seeking inspiration and power. The inspiration comes from the feeling of desperation that we’ve all felt. The idea that we would do almost anything just to make things better. The intro to the song is a thick synth part reminiscent of an 80’s Sci-Fi movie soundscape. This is the heaviest song on the new album and probably the heaviest song the band has ever created”.

Itching for New Music? Hear De3ra’s New Single “Old Scratch” [Premiere]

Petticoat Premieres “Closets” via Too Much Love Magazine

Singer/songwriter/producer David Halsey, better known as Petticoat, is making pop music from the future. His densely textured tracks are full of modern synthesis, yet carry influence from 80’s new wave, 00’s R&B, and modern pop/club music — together becoming something we can describe as Art-Pop or Escape Room. The glossy, ethereal, and at times abrasive nature of Petticoat’s music will help you know what a Madonna, Depeche Mode, and Charli XCX cocktail will taste like now…and 20 years later.

“Closets” from the mysterious and elusive Petticoat


Written by Mae, Rick Nowels (Madonna, Lana Del Rey) and Skyler Stonestreet (Ariana Grande, Chainsmokers), “So Annoying” sees Mae explain her disdain for pining for her love, exhibiting stripped back vocals layered over melodic guitar. The video takes us on a journey of the distractions that occur when preoccupied with missing someone. Featuring her friends and family including a special cameo from her younger sibling- taking on the role of the annoying younger brother- the video is a personal tale of Mae’s struggles with love.

ECHOLOT – ‘FROZEN DEAD STAR’ // New single & video out now

FROZEN DEAD STAR is the first song of ECHOLOT introducing a new sonic era. With the appropriate video, ECHOLOT are bridging melancholy and despair. The subjectivity and duality of beauty and repulsion, of good and evil is addressed. We live in a cold world in which, though surrounded by people, one is alone. The wisdom of the past is burnt and self-perception is blurry, thus beginning a search for the sun, rising on the horizon.

Ty Tha God “Might Not Make It” New Single!

Video News: Alecia Nugent’s Emotional Honesty Incandescent In New Video

Alecia Nugent’s new music video resonates with a visual simplicity and emotional honesty that is incandescent. “They Don’t Make ‘em Like My Daddy Anymore,” a moving tribute to Nugent’s late father, was shot on a purpose-built, pared-down set filled with family photos and period props. The shots are tight, and the addition of an old hanging window adds a subdued theatrical feel to the piece.

Desert Blonde Announces New EP ‘Love Slow Die Old’

Of the song, Hinkle says: I wrote this song before quarantine, during a time when the city felt totally overwhelming. I was able to escape that feeling by going to the park or spending an evening on my couch, and I thought about how nice it was to have some time to myself. It’s for all of the introverts out there. We’re all spending more time alone these days, so for anyone who’s having a hard time with that, maybe they’ll hear it and think things aren’t so bad.

King Youngblood Opaque (Acoustic) video drops!

King Youngblood is very pleased to announce that the video for single “Opaque (acoustic)” has premiered at American Songwriter. Their new album God I Am Exhausted is scheduled for release in early 2021.

King Youngblood Talks About Making Acoustic Rendition of “Opaque”

LA Alt-Rock Band Sleeptalk Release New Single “100X” + Music Video

Frontman Anthony Fitzpatrick says, “Instrumentally, we wanted to go back to our roots and write something that has that genuine Sleeptalk vibe, while continuing to enhance our sound and grow as a band. The songwriting process started with the main keyboard riff accompanied by the bass line which gave the song its groove and feel. After finalizing it, we think it gives off the perfect blend of modern alternative pop and rock music. Lyrically, “100x” is about trying to convince your close friend that no matter how much your opinion on something might be hurtful, you are telling them because you want what’s best for them.”


On August 16th, 2020 Reggae Ambassadors Third World celebrated 47 years of their musical journey with live stream celebrations and the animated lyrics video premiere of “People of A Different Color” featuring Virgin Island reggae recording-artist Pressure BussPipe.

On yet another timeless recording destined to become a classic, members Stephen “Cat” Coore, Richie “Bassie”, Daley, AJ Brown, and Tony “Ruption” Williams and Norris “Noriega” Webb call for racial harmony with honest and poignant lyrics that are more significant than ever amid worldwide crises that have plagued 2020.

Alexis Lynn – ‘Bubble’

“Bubble” is a declaration of surrender to love. I wrote this song when reflecting on how I got into my current relationship, as I am someone who is used to being a protective person.

This track is all about letting yourself be vulnerable, despite knowing that once you let that person in, they have the power to break your heart or burst your bubble.

Takuya Kuroda Releases “Fade” Single, Fly Moon Die Soon LP Due 9/18

First Word Records is extremely proud to welcome aboard Takuya Kuroda.

A highly-respected trumpeter born in Kobe, Japan, Takuya is a forward-thinking musician that has developed a unique hybrid sound, blending soulful jazz, funk, post-bop, fusion and hip hop music.

After following the footsteps of his trombonist brother playing in big bands, he relocated to New York to study jazz & contemporary music at The New School in Union Square; a course he graduated from in the mid-noughties. It was here that Takuya met vocalist José James, with whom he worked on the ‘Blackmagic’ and ‘No Beginning No End’ projects.