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Memphis drone duo Nonconnah releases new album, shares video

Nonconnah — Zachary and Denny Wilkerson Corsa — share their most ambitious sonic tapestries yet, spun across four extended tracks of swirling guitars and haunted static frequencies, and joined by special guests Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy, Arcade Fire) and synthwave juggernaut Jenn Taiga.


Directed by Fousheé, co-directed by frequent collaborator Zach Sulak and shot in Los Angeles, Fousheé displays the empowering meaning behind being ‘single af’ in celebratory style with friends. At the end of the video in a short skit there is a suitor attempting to get her attention, played by rising, genre-bending creative and artist Teezo Touchdown.

Scott Sean White Builds A Foundation On His Songcraft And His Truth With Debut Album Call It Even

or a songwriter who can produce such magical, poignant, and moving songs, it’s probably no coincidence that Scott Sean White now makes his home in a place called Poetry, Texas. Like Guy Clark and Lori McKenna, White is a writer’s writer. “Some songwriters spend precious time struggling to find their truth and make it rhyme,” says fellow Texas troubadour and songwriting legend, Jack Ingram. “Others just pick up their guitar and tell it. Scott Sean White is one of the others.” Ingram is just one in a long list of songwriters and artists who praise White’s songcraft—Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame members Tom Douglas, Tony Arata, and Doug Johnson are all outspoken fans as well. “I think God gives us art to penetrate the scar tissue on our hearts to make us feel something again,” says Douglas. “[White] uses artistry and craft for that very purpose.” Needless to say, they are all thrilled to see White send his tunes off for the world to hear.

Video Premiere: Scott Sean White’s “Dad’s Garage & Mama’s Kitchen”

New Baron Carta release (ft. Ralf Scheepers from Primal Fear, Gamma Ray)

The release brings together Jono Bacon (SEVERED FIFTH), Ralf Scheepers (PRIMAL FEAR, GAMMA RAY), and Morten Gade Sørensen (PYRAMAZE, ANUBIS GATE).

It was mixed and mastered by grammy-nominated producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DESTRUCTION, PRIMAL FEAR).

BARON CARTA blends together different styles into a unique format. Shades of IRON MAIDEN, MEGADETH, SLAYER, NEVERMORE, and more come together to create a heavy, but powerful package.


“I have always been torn between my true desires and what I chose to present to the world. This conflict of will has gotten me to feel very empty at a young age and is still something I struggle with. Making this album took two years, because I started the writing process trying to keep control over what I wanted to show. It eventually became obvious, though, that I needed to embrace accessing those true impulses for my music (and my life) to make any sense whatsoever. The more I realized certain things about myself in the process, the angrier I got for not understanding them earlier. This conflicting loop of shame versus growth gave birth to ‘Phoenix.’

sad alex Celebrates the Single Life with “dating myself”

“Dating is weird and hard and confusing and a lot of work, so I found a loophole,” says sad alex. “Rather than digging through new people or recycling or old exes, why not date someone you’ve literally known your entire life? No, I don’t mean your parents. That’s weird, stop. And maybe it’s time for you to move out of their basement. I mean you. Yeah, YOU! Date yourself, baby. No mysteries there. No pointless fights about what to do for date night, no pent-up frustration about those weird mouth noises they make while eating potato chips, no more clumsy, clueless clowns. Fall in love with yourself and watch your life fall into place. Thank me later!”

Premiere: sad alex — dating myself


“The song’s basically about life and love. How we can direct ourselves in a certain direction. Make things better or worse for us every day. But we can’t help to fall in love with someone. It just happens,” says lead singer Matt DeeCRACK.

Serious Issues is the follow-up record to the band’s 2017 LP, Sonic Delusions. The band toured relentlessly around the world in support of the album including a month-long European tour with the legendary CJ Ramone.

Pale Waves Release Sophomore Album ‘Who Am I?’

“Fall To Pieces,” a raw inside look at frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie’s early relationship insecurities and growing pains through a series of cinematic, confessional vignettes.

New animated video for Willie Nelson-Diana Krall duet, “I Won’t Dance,” premiering today 2/12

Inspired by classic cartoons, fashion illustrations and Hollywood glamor, screwball and slapstick comedies, the “I Won’t Dance”animated short film incorporates stylized avatars of Willie Nelson and Diana Krall performing their wry duet in a vibrant impressionistic cosmopolitan setting. A Dreambear Production, “I Won’t Dance” was animated by Manuel Casares and Antonio Corral (aka Crocantes), “a duo of crazy people who live in Granada (Spain) and have grown up with comics, science fiction and cartoons.” Their special affection for 20th century American culture shines in their illustrated animated narrative for “I Won’t Dance.”


Birdy said of the track: “I’m really excited to share ‘Loneliness’ from my new album Young Heart. When I wrote the song there were two characters in my head, a mischievous one and another who’s being led astray. It’s not so much about leaving someone but more of a love song to Loneliness.”

Ervin Stellar Brings A New Kind Of Feel-Good Americana Music With New EP Nothing To Prove On March 26th

Ervin Stellar is the public persona of Andrew Jordan, who moved from New York to Nashville following his 2018 album, The Moment. That relocation is referenced in the first line of Nothing to Prove’s title track, setting up a series of musical snapshots that encompasses three original songs and two well-chosen covers—all of which are executed in a hard-to-pin-down mix of organic tones and greasy grooves, whether or not a full-band treatment is involved. His sound is a reflection of his youth in Southern Michigan, where his mother preferred country on the radio while his dad enjoyed playing jazz records at home. “Elements of that have crept into my sound now,” he says. “I like tapping into it, the subliminal pulse. Much of the arrangements are electric, but the foundation of it could just as well be unplugged, lights out.”


Joel Hoekstra, best known to rock fans as the current guitarist for Whitesnake and Trans-Siberian Orchestra (and also known for his work with Night Ranger and the Broadway show Rock of Ages), returns with his second album, ‘Running Games’ from his electrifying solo project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13. Joined by Russell Allen (vocals), Tony Franklin (bass), Vinny Appice (drums), and Derek Sherinian (keyboards), Joel and company pick up where his debut, ‘Dying To Live’ left off.


nothing,nowhere. elaborated on the new track remarking, “We’ve all had our fair share of unhealthy relationships. ‘upside down’ is about a lost love and the inability to accept the new and painful circumstances.”

“upside down” arrives as nothing,nowhere’s recent single “fake friend” continues to climb Billboard’s “Alternative Airplay” chart, reaching Top 25 at the format this week. Also featured on TRAUMA FACTORY, “fake friend” is joined by a Mason Mercer directed official music video which spirals over nothing,nowhere.’s seamless alchemy of alternative, pop, rap, and punk.

NEWS: nothing,nowhere. shares new song, ‘Upside Down’!


Black River Delta have just released their latest single “Burning And Burning” today (Feb. 12th) via Sofaburn Records. This high-octane track is the second single from the Swedish band’s forthcoming studio album. The foursome have released two previous LPs – Devil on the Loose (2016) and Vol. II (2018), and are poised to drop their latest heavy-hitting full-length effort Shakin’ this spring.

Hotels On Mars’ debut album, Grief Museum, is out now on Styles Upon Styles

Mat Weitman debuts as Hotels on Mars to lament wasted time, lost relationships, and a country tearing itself apart. Raw from a breakup and the sudden death of a friend while isolated during Brooklyn’s spring 2020 lockdown, Weitman processed anxiety through a rapid-fire recording session that became Grief Museum.

Grief Museum captures the world’s disintegration with a sardonic, yet earnest, narrator who reports a personal and mutual descent into depression. Weitman reckons with himself in self-deprecating style, singing anti-anthems doused in mockery and alight with insight, exemplified on the album’s opener, “The Worst Year on Record.”

The Convalescence Unveil “A Legacy In Blood” Animated Video

Toledo, Ohio heavy-metal group The Convalescence has played shows in nearly every town imaginable. Spanning over 600 performances across the United States and Canada to name only a few!

Since their latest album release ‘Monument Of Misery’ on LEGEND Recordings, the band has been keeping busy with new antics to support the brutal album since touring halted last year.

Amber Lee new release “Tell me what you mean”

Amber Lee proves to be a potent force in the world of pop on the incredible intimacy and tenderness of “Tell Me What You Mean”. Stylistically rooted in pop, she effortlessly incorporates elements of electro, funk, synth pop, and even jazz into the mix giving the sound a lovely lilting cadence. The arrangement plays to her strengths for they punctuate the power of her words with a true sense of grace. Best of all are her vocals which have a quiet commanding presence to them. Her delivery has almost a mysterious aspect to it, for it draws the listener into her own wonderful, neon-hued world.

@skopemag Q&A Featuring Amber Lee + “Tell me what you mean”

THe LYONZ follow Audemars Piguet collab with sky-reaching new EP

Next, the boundary crushing, super-creative pair have released the first of a series of new two-track EPs, ‘Right of Asylum’ / ‘Where I Be’. Building from their 2015 debut album ‘Peace Beyond the Pines’ and 2020’s ‘2ND U, Pt.1’ EP, THe LYONZ have refined their musical style for the new EP which works around atmospheric dynamics conveyed through synthetic layers, shifting drum patterns and the blending in of treated instruments often met with melancholic verses.

L U Releases Debut Single “Liquid Gold”

British singer-songwriter, L U, releases her debut, 80s-tinged, feel-good pop single “Liquid Gold”, available worldwide now via So, Let’s Talk. The single has landed Spotify’s prestigious New Music Friday UK playlist.

As a music producer, topliner, and DJ, Norwich-based artist L U, real name Lucy Pearson, has racked up streams collaborating with artists such as Louis La Roche. Now, she is making her solo debut under the moniker L U, honing in on a weird and wonderful style, that showcases her gift for instantly memorable melodies.

Nashville alt-rock band Goldpark release “Beautiful Desperation”

Nez & ScHoolboy Q remixed by Jamie Jones.

Today, the multi-faceted NEZ shares a new remix by legendary DJ and dance producer Jamie Jones. Jones’ “Wobble Remix” of “Wild Youngster” is a club-inflected take on NEZ’s intoxicating house-inspired anthem that features his longtime collaborator ScHoolboy Q. The remix is the latest entry in Jones’ storied career, which features collaborations with Nicole Moudaber (“Pepper Shake”), Hot Since 82 and Boy George (Recovery), and Alan Fitzpatrick (“Fairytale Frequency”), as well as his seminal remixes of Bob Moses, Teddy Pendergrass and Skream. The remix is a fitting coronation for the single that has grown steadily since its initial release and draws upon NEZ’ childhood growing up on Chicago house music.

Brooklyn’s Wais P Is In His Own Lane With New “SUNOVA” LP FT. Lil Fame (M.O.P.), Termanology, & Nitty Scott

Brooklyn’s Wais P (pronounced Wise P) formerly of the Team ROC’s Da Ranjahz resurges after the success of his Mama Say video with new full length album SUNOVA. Produced entirely by Team Demo, the 12 track effort is steered by Wais P’s clever wordplay and distinct delivery on records like John Singleton and Tears 4 Gucci over the sonically modern yet retro backdrops. SUNOVA also features Lil Fame of M.O.P. , Yogi, Sauce Money, Termanology, and a face off with Nitty Scott in a battle of the sexes on Odd Couple. “What I want cats to really know is that one one of the greatest. I’m in my own lane. This is Pimp Hop not just Hip Hop. We’re gonna bar you up, say some fly classy sh!t, and give you some education. SUNOVA!!” says Wais. Check it out now on your preferred digital streaming platform.

Stream Wais P’s ‘SUNOVA’ Album

Wildboy Cooba Premieres Music Video “Heladero” featuring Chimbala

Rising international artist WILDBOY COOBA has officially launched his new single “Heladero.” The interpreter of the urban genre, as he identifies himself, returns with a fun and energetic single featuring Dembow recording artist sensation CHIMBALA. “Heladero,” which translates as the Ice Cream Man, is a new dance song with contagious lyrics which samples the iconic Mr. Softee Ice Cream truck jingle. “Heladero” is the follow-up to his international debut hit “Betoven.”

Teenage Wrist ‘Earth Is A Black Hole’ Out Now

Produced by Colin Brittain (Basement, A Day to Remember), Earth Is A Black Hole follows the band’s 2018 debut Chrome Neon Jesus and sees guitarist Marshall Gallagher stepping up as frontman. The artistic liberation of this lineup change, coupled with two years of consistent touring has aided in the band’s sonic evolution. The new album incorporates elements of modern rock with the band’s signature shoegaze styling while integrating synths, drum samples, and electronica to ultimately take their sound to a more expansive and aggressive level.

ME AND THE REST Release Music Video For New Single ‘Riding With The Wind’

Swiss hard rock band, ME AND THE REST, have released a new music video for the song Riding with The Wind, the track is taken from the forthcoming album “We Are Bulletproof” due out later in 2021 via RockAvenger.

X Ambassadors Share New Single & Video “skip.that.party.” with Jensen McRae

Today marks the premiere of “skip.that.party,” a collaboration between multi-platinum-selling rock band X Ambassadors and Los Angeles-bred singer/songwriter Jensen McRae. The moody and mesmerizing track is the latest release from X Ambassadors’ (Eg) — a recently launched multi-part project featuring collaborations with an eclectic mix of emerging artists. “skip.that.party” by X Ambassadors with Jensen McRae is available now at all digital retailers via KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records.

Indie Pop Powerhouse Vanessa Silberman Releases Heartfelt New Single “My Love”

Vanessa Silberman’s music has often been compared to the raw bare bones rock ‘n roll of Nirvana along with the appeal and vocal qualities of Lana Del Ray and authenticity of classic artists such as Patti Smith and Neil Young.

Prior to 2020 Vanessa was widely known through the DIY touring community for playing and booking over 800 shows (between 2015-2020) across the U.S. as well as in the UK and Europe in support of 2 EP’s (Brighter in Bloom & self-titled) and numerous singles (released through her label A Diamond Heart Production), a cassette and a 7” (Resurrection Records / ADHP).

Introducing: Eddie And The Getaway; Nashville-Based Country/Rock/Pop Artist Debuting New Single “Silver Linings” (Co-Written and Co-Produced by Lincoln Parish, ex-Cage The Elephant)

Nashville by way of Arizona artist Eddie And The Getaway embodies a fresh yet throwback sound that fuses 2000s pop-rock with the American storytelling of modern Country.

Eddie Eberle emphasizes the meaning behind “the getaway” stating, “It is not only about the music; it’s also about the freedom-filled lifestyle that surrounds it and these songs are the soundtrack.”

NY’s Own Alt-Pop Songstress Stalking Gia Releases “Worship” + Music Video

Co-written by Gia and Zac Barnett of American Authors, the track integrates her hypnotic vocals into a warm soundscape highlighted by cloudy organ, minimalist percussion, and a shuffling bounce. Lyrically, it espouses a message of self-love inspired by a period of intense self-acceptance for Gia. This culminates on the hook’s plea, “If I could worship me, like you worship me,” uplifted by her fluttering range. The accompanying music video sees her adopt a myriad of personalities who circle around one another until we find the real Gia tied up on TV.