@skopemag news – thursday – september 24, 2020 @ 12 pm est

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(Skope) Austrian Indie Rocker takes a trip down the unrequited love lane on new single

With his music distinguished as ‘Indie Rock’, Tanzos is the pseudonym for the creative Austrian artist Mik Tanzos. Following on from his thundering debut ‘How Do You Want Me?’, Mik returns with his brand-new visual to latest single ‘Birdy’.

EXIT KID release fuzzy, caustic single ‘Bleary Eyed’

Harnessing a righteous fury and disbelief at the contempt and complacency shown by our (so called) leaders during lockdown, London duo Exit Kid explode with the fiery, satirical ‘Bleary Eyed.

Elijah Wolf Announces New Album ‘Brighter Lighting’ Prod. by Sam Cohen, Featuring Nels Cline, Josh Jaeger & Photay

Today, the Brooklyn-based artist Elijah Wolf announced his new album Brighter Lighting with the lyric video for the new single “The Point of Trying.” The album will be released on February 26, 2020 via Trash Casual Records with a limited-edition indie exclusive vinyl now available for pre-order via the Rough Trade record stores.

Comethazine Puts His Team on His Back in “We Gone Win” Video

Comethazine built a huge fanbase on his own, never relying on big name features or producers. Dropping his lone wolf mentality and putting on for his Hench Mafia, Comethazine shares “We Gone Win,” his new music video. Eschewing the high octane trap that he usually favors, “We Gone Win” finds Comethazine rapping atop a soulful piano loop. Even as the instrumental provides a softer sonic palette, Comethazine maintains his signature snarling intensity, threatening to come for anyone who stops him and his crew from achieving their goals: “Voices tellin’ me I gotta do ’em in/Gotta be the first to spin/If it’s water we gon’ win.”

Steve Kilbey Releases New Video ‘Sheba Chiba’ – New Solo Album Eleven Women Out Now

Steve Kilbey releases a new video today for ‘Sheba Chiba’. The song is from his new solo album Eleven Women available now on all streaming platforms (Release Date September 4th). A North American CD and vinyl release date will be announced soon.


GRAMMY-nominated artist, producer and label-head TOKiMONSTA has shared her new album Oasis Nocturno Remixed. The album includes 20 remixed versions of standout tracks from her 2020 release Oasis Nocturno, featuring work from both fast-rising DJ’s and producer-mainstays like Soul Clap, AC Slater, Damian Lazarus, Dombresky, GroovyRoom, Falcons, POSIJ, and more. The remixes offer a reimagined take on the original funk-soul project that drew in critical praise from Hypebeast, Pitchfork, LA Magazine, NPR, Dancing Astronaut, DJ Mag and others.

MOUNTAIN TAMER: Invisible Oranges stream new album “Psychosis Ritual” in full

L.A.-based nihilistic and acid-fueled sludge trio MOUNTAIN TAMER are ready to unleash their brand new album “Psychosis Ritual” to the world’s ears this Friday on Heavy Psych Sounds, and premiere it exclusively on Invisible Oranges!

“An album that plays on the dark part of your psyche.” — Powerplay Magazine
“Mountain Tamer have committed to vinyl their frustrations, anger and feelings in these songs and they more than deserve your attention.” — The Sleeping Shaman

rap legend E-40 collabs with Fantastic Negrito; new video out today

2x GRAMMY® Award-winner Fantastic Negrito has announced today’s premiere of “Searching for Captain Save a Hoe (Feat. E-40),” a thought-provoking modern reinvention of legendary Bay Area rapper E-40’s 1993 classic, “Captain Save A Hoe.” An equally inventive companion video was directed by Isaiah Frazier and is streaming now at the official Fantastic Negrito YouTube channel joins the track.

Aalok Bala shares transportive third single “The Hive”

The Queens-raised, LA-based producer, songwriter and visual artist continues to build upon the utopian, otherworldly vision offered on previous singles, “Moon Juice” and “Sueño.” With warping electronics, synth chords and birdsong lingering in the background, “The Hive” builds hypnotically – almost imperceptibly – to a spiraling crescendo. “Don’t go too far, when nothing can save you” Aalok sings, her spellbinding voice trailing off into the ether as she sweeps you along with her on her journey towards transcendence. By the end, you’re transformed, feeling as though some higher plane has opened up to you. But you’re not quite sure how you got from there to here; such is the power and mystery of Aalok Bala’s music.

Artist: xkirose – Track: WHY?

“WHY? – xkirose” is a unique track with alternative rock, jpop, and kpop influences. xkirose traveled the world at a young age and experienced many of the Asian cultures. Japan and Korea stuck out to him the most, both being very similar. Being there he realized there was animosity against each other due to both culture’s history. xkirose came up with this song with the first verse having japanese in it and the second verse having korean, hoping to unite all cultures.

Jaah SLT & Young Nudy Share Soothing New “Right Now” Single

Switching up his flow to suit each instrumental, Charlotte rhymer Jaah SLT is impatiently waiting for his turn to blow. Confidently asserting his unwillingness to wait much longer, Jaah shares “Right Now,” his latest single. A vibey and meditative trap track, “Right Now” derives its power from a burbling electric keyboard riff and an off-kilter hi-hat pattern. Undeterred by the laid-back atmosphere, Jaah restlessly packs in syllables between snare snaps, while guest rapper Young Nudy paints around the edges of the beat with his auto-tuned drawl.

Remembering those who have departed, leaving everything behind, in X Alfonso’s new single Retrato del 92

With a touch of nostalgia and the particular beat of a bolero, which contrast with sophisticated electronic elements, the new track Retrato del 92 (Portrait of 92) was released by Cuban artist X Alfonso on September 18. The single, from his latest recorded album INSIDE Volumen II, shares some of the various life experiences of the artist, his fellow countrymen, and of his friends, some who, in spite of uncertainty and doubts, decided to leave the island, and of others who chose to stay and face the difficult life facing them there.

After a career spanning nearly thirty years, X is considered one of the foremost artists in Cuba today, thanks to his musical productions that are a combination of thoughtful lyrics and a very special blend of sounds, which are readily apparent in this latest release Retrato del 92. This distinct musical style has firmly established him as an avant-garde creator.

HORSEWHIP: CVLT Nation Streams Laid To Waste LP

This Friday, Saint Petersburg, Florida hardcore/crust quartet HORSEWHIP – uniting members of Reversal Of Man, Combatwoundedveteran Early Grace, Order Of Importance, Sutek Conspiracy, and more – will release their second LP, Laid To Waste. A co-release through Roman Numeral Records and Financial Ruin, the record is now playing in its entirety early through an exclusive stream hosted by CVLT Nation.

Listen to the Expressive Hardcore Fury of HORSEWHIP “Laid to Waste”

Brooklyn Rapper, J.I. Releases Video For “20k” – Out Now

Rising Brooklyn artist J.I. has released a video for his track “20k” as a surprise gift to his fans for his birthday. Last year he shared his EP, Hood Life Krisis Vol. 1 on his special day, which includes his summer breakout single “Need Me.” The hit song helped place the bourgeoning artist on the map and today has reached gold status and Top 20 at Urban Radio.

Watch Loma’s “Don’t Shy Away“ + “I Fix My Gaze” videos from ‘Don’t Shy Away’

Loma (Emily Cross, Dan Duszynski, and Jonathan Meiburg) has delivered two new official videos from Don’t Shy Away, their forthcoming longplayer. The aerial shot for the melancholic new single “Don’t Shy Away” (the title track) was filmed, directed and edited by Duszynski, while the hypnotic, introspective album opener “I Fix My Gaze” was filmed, directed, and edited by Cross.

Duszynski says of the video for “Don’t Shy Away”: “I knew I wanted a single shot with a gradual reveal to complement the slower enveloping mood of the song. The time-stopping effect draws me in without distracting from the music. I also love Jonathan and the dogs’ cameos.”

Matthew Mast shares cathartic and haunting lead single “A Part/Apart”

Today, the heavy and melodic songwriter, Matthew Mast debuted the lead single “A Part/Apart” from his upcoming album Of All The Endings via a premiere with Cvlt Nation. The track starts discreetly with shimmering, melancholy guitars before falling into fuzzed-out, almost doomy, catharsis examining a chasm that threatens to devour him and his relationships. Due out October 23rd through the budding cassette label, V.A.S.P. Legacy, Mast’s forthcoming album Of All The Endings is a stirring piece of art for a bleak year that eventually pulls back the dark curtain of anxiety.

Watch the Beautiful inner turmoil of Matthew Mast on “A Part/Apart”

Artist: TheBranch – Track: Hallelujah

A spiritual rapper with an incredible story to tell, TheBranch’s magnetic songs are inspired by a life full of soaring highs and crushing lows. TheBranch paints moving pictures through his lyrics, shining a light on the hidden parts of his soul and exploring the many ways sin and redemption affect every man on earth. With the release of his debut LP ‘Servant Songs,’ TheBranch is introducing the world to an uplifting style of rap unlike anything else.


Tickets On Sale Now for “Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert” – New Live Video of “Gypsy” Available Today

Directed and produced by Joe Thomas during Nicks’ fabled 67 city sold out 24 Karat Gold Tour, the film features a set-list of fan favorite Nicks songs from her solo career and as a member of Fleetwood Mac including “Rhiannon,” “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” “Edge of Seventeen,” “Stand Back,” “Landslide,” and more, plus rare gems from her platinum-selling catalog. The film also reveals intimate storytelling and inspirations for some of the most famous and timeless songs and lyrics in music history.

Virginia To Vegas – “Palm Springs (the way you made me feel)”

“Palm Springs (the way you made me feel)” is based on the true story of a weekend in a Jonathan Adler inspired hotel in Palm Springs, that truly felt like a dream.

Introducing Artist Len Dreams, His Stunning Music, And His Undeniable Passion, To The World In 2020.

With the Covid-19 pandemic forcing the world into isolation & his future work prospects uncertain to say the least, Len seized on the very last opportunity to get a flight out of Amsterdam and go live with his newfound love in Portugal, right before everything shut down. Essentially packing up what he could overnight & leaving the rest behind, he left for the beauty of Portugal, the potential of love, and to ride out the lockdown in the safety of one of the world’s most scenic & serene places. While rediscovering his connection to music wasn’t part of the original intention, it fast became his passion once more as he started to experiment with his lover’s hundred-dollar microphone & basic set-up to create cover tunes. And as most musicians will tell you, once the inspiration starts to strike, it takes monumental effort to stop it – and also like most musicians, Len found no reason to not seize the momentum and see where it would lead him. Soon enough, he was reaching out across the globe to find exciting ways to collaborate.

Fantastic Negrito shares new single ‘Searching For Captain Save A Hoe (Feat. E-40)’

‘Searching for Captain Save a Hoe (Feat. E-40)’ is the latest single to be taken from Fantastic Negrito’s acclaimed new album, HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND YET?, available now via Cooking Vinyl and the artist’s own Blackball Universe. The track sees Negrito and E-40 – both Oakland icons and undeniable vocal powerhouses – creating history with an intense exploration of self that forces the listener to explore the concept of being emotionally vulnerable and the corresponding associations, labels, and mentalities humans often attach to that vulnerability.

Jada Michael Releases Official Remix of “Freak”

Written about an intimate night with her boo, the sultry production of “Freak” sizzled underneath seductive verses before she makes a bold declaration on the hook. Jada’s voice slips from moments of under-the-covers intimacy right into the charismatic chorus. Without filter or fear, Jada unapologetically projects a confident spirit within her music anchored in a body-positive, sex-positive, and self-positive presence underscored by an inimitable alternative R&B brew.

mxdwn PREMIERE: Jada Michael Shares Steamy Video for “Freak” Remix

Lyrique Announces New Album, Shares Blissed-Out Video for “Live Well”

Rapper Lyrique is returning with the blissful single, “Live Well,” which will appear on his debut full-length album, P.I.M.P. (Poetry Is My Pleasure), set for release on October 14.

The Philippines-born, Calgary-based artist’s mélange of hip hop and R&B is pulled from the chilled-out rap underground (hear: YGTUT and Isaiah Rashad) and the eclectic soul and R&B sounds of Soulection Radio.

CHROME WAVES: Metal Injection Streams Entire Where We Live LP Ahead Of Its Release Through Disorder Recordings This Friday

Metal Injection is now hosting an advance stream of Where We Live, the gripping second album by Central US post-black metal outfit, CHROME WAVES. The album stream comes just days ahead of the record’s official release through Disorder Recordings this Friday.

CHROME WAVES’ Where We Live offers six new songs which delve further into post-black metal and post-rock territory; an album full of dynamic aggression and brooding melody. The lineup for the album sees new drummer Dustin Boltjes (Demiricous, Wretch, ex-Skeletonwitch) joining James Benson (Amiensus) and Jeff Wilson (Deeper Graves, ex-Nachtmystium, ex-Wolvhammer) following the passing of original drummer Bob Fouts earlier this year.

Brandy Clark’s “Same Devil” featuring and produced by Brandi Carlile debuts today

Written by Clark, Marla Cannon and Hailey Whitters, the song was created in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic with Clark and Carlile collaborating remotely while working from their respective quarantines in Nashville and Washington state. Reflecting on the song, Clark shares, “For me, ‘Same Devil’ is about how we all have different paths, different problems, different addictions, different beliefs that all take us to the same exact places. I really was drawn to the dark and raw quality of the idea. What Brandi Carlile brought to the song production wise and then vocally made it take on an even darker and deeper tone. It feels explosive to me.”

Matthew Lewillin a/k/a MAntis Releases New Video “ASHES”

Matthew Lewellin a/k/a stage name MAntis is a singer and songwriter residing in southern California, who has performed in various cover bands, and ultimately developed as an original musician. He fuses heavy and melodic guitar with powerful soulful vocals to create meaningful songs in the rock, country, metal and alternative rock genres.

Leeds indie specialists TALKBOY share nostalgia-tinged EP lead single ‘Stupid Luck’ | out Sept 23rd

Leeds indie specialists Talkboy share nostalgia-tinged EP lead single ‘Stupid Luck’, set to drop September 23rd through Come Play With Me / LAB Records.

Demonstrating an increasingly mature approach to their songwriting, the group’s sentimental offering proves a welcome addition to their anthemic catalogue, and follows acclaimed debut EP ‘Over & Under’, with widespread praise arriving via key press champions (The Line Of Best Fit, Dork, Clash, Gigwise) and BBC Radio 1 tastemakers (Huw Stephens, Jack Saunders) over the last twelve months.

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