@skopemag news – thursday – august 19, 2021 @ 3 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – august 19, 2021 @ 3 pm est

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band KISS is partnering with world-renowned visual artist David Garibaldi, SPIN and leading sweepstakes platform Prizeo to raise funds for Crew Nation at the North American stops on the final leg of their End of The Road Tour.

After having raised over $600,000 on the first leg of the tour, Garibaldi will return as the opening act for KISS by painting live portraits of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers’ on-stage prior to each KISS concert on their final run. At each concert, fans in attendance will have the opportunity to donate $10 to Crew Nation to enter to win Garibaldi’s painting from that night, through Prizeo’s in-venue functionality Prizeo Live! For larger donations, fans earn additional entries to the charity sweepstakes.


In Celebration of her 22nd birthday, Northern California pop singer and songwriter Salem Ilese releases her brand new single “Ben & Jerry.” An ode to the closing of Summer and a celebration of her favorite sweet treat, “Ben & Jerry” is an electro-pop anthem that speaks to not settling for less in relationships and honoring your self worth.

JSP: For immediate release (ffo: Bryson Tiller, JMSN, CHIIILD, Justin Bieber) Toronto, Canada

Questions is a record about certain relationships, you both are confident in the way you as an individual move, but as time passes by past the honeymoon phase, you both start questioning each other just a little too much. As confident as you both were, now we both go on questioning our own sanity.

JURACÁN: Portland-based Dominican artist shares new single “You Said, Lecciones”

Portland-based Dominican singer-songwriter Pierre Carbuccia’s sonic device Juracán has released a new track, “You Said, Lecciones.” The song is an escape from the guitar-driven route of the previous full-lengths. Sustaining the familiar dreamy ambiances, this song tracks down an alternative R&B direction while transmitting delicate and calm electronic beats.

Playful Neo-Soul // Self-identity & Growth

Sabriel (pronounced shä brē el), is a Las Vegas-based singer, songwriter and producer, whose goal is to explore vulnerability through her music. Her neo-soul soaked sounds and unique, whimsical image are like nothing you’ve seen or heard before.

BenjiFlow drops intoxicating new video with his new single ‘Go’

North-London artist BenjiFlow returns with new single ‘GO’ his first release of the year. The intoxicating new offering is the first installment from his forthcoming project, The Thrill, and is the perfect late summer bop, infused with Latin vibes and demonstrating his incredibly versatile musical ability once again, amorous in tone and uniquely contemporary in its melting pot of smooth sounds. Benji says, “GO is about my fondness for a beautiful woman and wanting to take her higher than the sky, and closer to the moon!”

Varley share indie-pop uplifter ‘Misery’

A little slice of gorgeous euphoria, Misery, is a dangerously catchy solution to misery itself. Born from the importance of focusing on what’s happening around you and rising above life’s frustrations, this latest single is a hard one to put down. Sharing more the band explained:

“Have you ever been on the receiving end of some misplaced anger or blame? Or noticed that some people around you are so preoccupied with their own life, that they forget to ask something simple, like, “how are you?”. We certainly have and we’re certain that we can all be guilty of this at some point, so we wrote “Misery” as a little reminder to live in the moment and not to blame others when things aren’t going right.”

Thrash Metal Legends DESTRUCTION Release New Surprise Single + Video “State Of Apathy”

With their new CD/Blu-Ray Live Attack out for just under a week, thunderous German thrashers DESTRUCTION prove themselves to still be one of the most relentless groups in metal right now – even after almost 40 years of band history – not planning on stepping off the gas any time soon! Today, DESTRUCTION reveals their new single and video “State Of Apathy”, giving fans a taste of what’s to come from the quartet after recently signing to Napalm Records!

Spanish/Chilean band The Zephyr Bones (ffo Beach Fossils) Share New Single

Barcelona’s psych-rock quartet, The Zephyr Bones are today sharing their new track, “Afterglow”. This new track arrives as the latest to be lifted from their forthcoming second album, Neon Body which is out via La Castanya on October 22, 2021. It arrives produced by Brian Silva and Santi Garcia with the album artwork designed by the Portuguese illustrator/artist, Bráulio Amado who runs NYC’s BAD Studio, has illustrated for The New York Times, and works as one of the main artwork designers for Frank Ocean and Róisín Murphy. Pre-order the new album via the band’s website.

Rush Davis + Kingdom present debut collaborative single ‘Anyway’ ft. Rochelle Jordan

Today, Los Angeles-based artists, Rush Davis + Kingdom, are thrilled to share their debut collaborative single, ‘Anyway’ (Feat. Rochelle Jordan), out today on Young Art Records. Although Rush and Kingdom have been friends since their rave days, it’s not until now that they’ve brought their minds together at this remarkable capacity. Kingdom is co-founder of the Fade to Mind label, an international touring DJ, and producer for Kelela, Syd, and SZA, to name a few. Rush has worked with a long list of pop, hip-hop, R&B, and electronic heavyweights such as Duke Dumont, Dawn Richard, and Scarface. On their first offering, Kingdom and fellow producer Dee Mad bring Miami tropical-inspired funk with heavy bass and rap underpinnings. Rush comes from the school of The Neptunes & Static Major, unabashed authentic R&B pop records that have gospel elements woven into the harmonies. On ‘Anyway,’ lovers in conflict meet the gravitational pull of forgiveness and grace in a relationship as a way to sustain them long-term.


With relatable lyrics like I had thought my heart was broke, thought that true love was a joke, thought that I’d always miss that boat, but now I’m believin’, “Caving In” is sure to tug on the heartstrings of all who listen.

“The song Caving In is about releasing the past and opening your heart to the love that’s in front of you,” Sarah Mae explains. “It’s about that precious moment where you go from thinking you’ll never meet someone who makes you feel that way again to finding a love that’s more real than you could ever imagine.”


LA-via-Toronto singer/songwriter Abby Sage shares her new single “Residing In The Sky.” The song is a tender meditation on the importance of self-love, opening with a melancholic acoustic guitar and Abby reflecting a past relationship. “I found myself slipping away from someone who I loved. I was growing tired of bearing someone else’s burdens during what felt like a pivotal time in my life so I set him and myself free.” Hallmarked by a patient arrangement that grows in complexity with the steady addition of reverb heavy guitars and orchestral synths, “Residing In The Sky” transforms to reflect Abby’s personal growth. “I’m holding hands with my progress, I’m the one I’m tryna impress,” she proclaims on the track.

Skope Magazine / Daz Rinko – When You Call Me ft. Blair Lee / OUT NOW

‘When You Call Me’ is a burst of upbeat energy and is set to make dance floors thrive this summer. Daz teamed up with producer Cheap Limousine and invited the incredible Blair Lee to feature on the track. She adds extra fuel to the fire, creating a bursting sonic landscape of flavors.


Atlantic Records/100K MGMT artist Rico Cartel presents his latest single, “Rollin”, a standout track from his LEGENDARY NIGHTZ mixtape. The audio is accompanied by an official music video for the track, available now on his official YouTube channel.

Indie Instrumental Cinematic Funk/Soul Duo Hot Mustard to Release Second Single “Window Seat” off of their Debut Album ‘Mother Sauce’

The dynamic instrumental cinematic funk/soul duo, Hot Mustard, is proud to announce the release of their debut album, Mother Sauce, on Eddie Roberts’ (The New Mastersounds) Color Red label. Drawing influence from mid/late 1960s and early 1970s funk and soul, the building blocks of first-generation boom-bap hip-hop, multimedia artist and guitarist/ producer Jack Powell and bassist Nick Carusos successfully work their own distinctive flavors into classic recipes with Mother Sauce. Simply put, Hot Mustard is as retro as it is radical, and the end result is nothing short of intensely addictive.

Buck Gooter Share Sinister New Single “We Let The Blood” From Upcoming Album ‘Head in a Bird Cage’ (Punk, Industrial)

Today Buck Gooter, who Black Flag’s Henry Rollins called “one of the most dependably solid bands out there,” is sharing a new single, titled “We Let The Blood,” from the upcoming album Head In A Bird Cage, a posthumous release for the duo’s guitarist, Terry Turtle, who we lost in 2019.

Youthful Alt-Pop Singer-Songwriter KYLIE SPENCE Shares Emotionally Stirring Single “River”

“For ‘River,’ I really wanted to capture what being so desperately in love with somebody feels like, especially when the feelings are no longer mutual,” shares KYLIE. “Sometimes, it can feel so hopeless when you love someone so much and they don’t love you the way that you love them. I think we’ve all been there, and it sucks.”

Kylie Spence Travels Around Montana in Her Emotional “River” Music Video [Premiere]

Cartel Madras’s The Serpent & The Tiger is out today + Watch “LAVENDER NIGHTZ” official video

Cartel Madras’s The Serpent & The Tiger, the group’s new, 10-track project, is out now worldwide on all DSPs from Sub Pop, and in Canada from Royal Mountain Records. Today, the duo is also sharing the official video for “LAVENDER NIGHTZ,” directed by Asim Overstands and Vince Raquel.


With its moody backdrop of minimalist beats, “Melancholy” sets its emotionally vivid lyrics to an infectious sing-song melody (“One, two, three, four/Vicious, knocking at my door/Seven, eight, nine, ten/Burn the candle at both ends”). Throughout the track, AViVA delivers a captivating vocal performance, flaunting her effortless flow and fierce yet vulnerable presence.

Hear “Vapor”, the latest single from Ohio-based quartet The Ophelias, out today!

Crocus retains the complexity of Almost, but revels in the newfound confidence bolstered by the growth and change the band has undergone. “Knowing that I was sharing this intimate side of myself with the world made me want to say exactly what I meant instead of relying on vague images,” Peppet muses. That candor shines on album highlight “Neil Young on High”, a track that finds Peppet’s firefly vocals backed by harmonies from Julien Baker. “I regret never celebrating/ Smaller victories that we saved/ I would do that part over,” Peppet sings, detailing the murky line between the things we mourn and the things we remember.

The Ophelias Bust Out the Banjo on New Single “Vapor”

WATCH: Muzi feat. Sho Madjozi – ‘Come Duze’ video out now

Come Duze, baby’ is how MUZI, aka The Zulu Skywalker, opens the fourth single, Come Duze ft Sho Madjozi from his anticipated album set for release in October. A WE.THE,BUNDU / IDOL release, ‘Come Duze’ dropped worldwide on 12 August 2021 gaining love across major DSPs, Spotify, Apple Music, and Deezer across their new music charts locally and abroad.

Acclaimed Actor & Singer Skylar Astin Releases “When You’re Not There”

With a thrumming melody and a lively beat, “When You’re Not There” is a track that further showcases Astin’s artistry as a singer-songwriter who excels at creating feel-good music with honest storytelling that’s equal parts euphoric and authentic. On the chorus Skylar sings “I wanna love you/I wanna care/the only problem is/when you’re not there/been thinking about it/and I’m no longer scared/the only is problem is when you’re not there,” a declaration to the one that has his affection despite him being terrified of the feeling he might have when they aren’t around all of the time.

Kings County – NEW Single & Video “Beggin'”

With over 438 million streams on Spotify and 12 million plays on YouTube, Måneskin has opened the door for Kings County to KILL it with their own version of “Beggin'” Hard Rock style!!! Catch the new single on August 20, 2021 and the video out NOW!

GUNNA Releases Single + Music Video “9X OUTTA 10″Produced by Taurus 

Gunna’s immense success has been on the rise since the release of his debut album, Drip or Drown 2. The album landed on the charts as the #1 Hip-Hop Album in the United States and #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts, making it the top debut album for its week of release. His hit “Drip Too Hard” featuring Lil Baby off of the Drip Harder mixtape is certified 7X Platinum and was in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100. The track landed him a 2019 Grammy nomination in the Best/Rap Sung Performance category. In addition, Gunna’s hits “Baby Birkin” and “Speed It Up” are certified Platinum.

APPARITION: California Death Metal Band To Release Debut LP, Feel, Through Profound Lore Records In October

Los Angeles-based APPARITION delivers the follow-up to their 2020-released Granular Transformation 7” with their megalithic debut full-length, Feel; an album of towering, progressive, doomy death metal with hammering, colossal, crawling grooves, refined escalating riffs, and lurching, thick, and bludgeoning calculated chord progressions. But Feel goes even further beyond such a crushing abstract as it explores APPARITION’s auditory design where this deep expression of pure death possesses idiosyncratic uncanny musical affectations with engaging ambience and intrigue. One that tethers into the realms of strangeness and the anomalous; an album more influenced by drummer/vocalist Andrew and guitarist Miles’ past jazz studies and unique influences outside the old school death metal paradigm.


“‘=’ (Equals) is a really personal record and one that means a lot to me. My life changed greatly over the past few years – I got married, became a father, experienced loss, and I reflect on these topics over the course of the album. I see it as my coming-of-age record, and I can’t wait to share this next chapter with you.”

Skope video submission: Trayvon Palmer, “One More Time”. Jamaican-Canadian artist brings island hiphop vibes

“‘One More Time’ is a song to make people dance,” Palmer says. “I grew up with Jamaican culture, so reggae music was always big in my life. I like to blend HipHop and Reggae in a lot of my music.”

Symphonic Metal Band TULIP Release New Single “CLONE”; New EP THE WITCH Due out September 17, 2021

Texas based symphonic metal band, TULIP, has released their new single “CLONE” out now on all major platforms. The single is from their new 6 track storyscape EP The Witch due out on September 17th, 2021.

New Visuals for Soulful Sunshine Rock // Brooklyn Artist

“Neutral” carries a distinctive groove, with subtle electro pulses across the bassy keys, while the tight, rocky drums and grainy guitar gives a kick of vitality to the track. The sharp, “slap out of it” vibe of being in a neutral or a stationary phase comes through in the upbeat, warm, vibrant feeling, making you feel alive and able to leave behind a stagnant period of your life. The soulful backing vocals reinforce a swarm of powerful energy, mirroring the power of a person’s ability to move you.