@skopemag news – wednesday – december 8, 2021 @ 4 pm est

@skopemag news – wednesday – december 8, 2021 @ 4 pm est

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The video comes ahead of Blood Command’s debut performance with their new frontwoman, at Oslo’s Vulkan Arena on 16th December. The show will be a triumphant end to a difficult two years for the band, who’ve spent the time entirely separated by the gulf of distance and pandemic.

Lil Gotit Takes Out The Trash in “Walk Down,” Prepares For Project in 2022

After feeding the streets with Top Chef Gotit, Atlanta’s one and only “real hood baby” must have left the stove running. Continuing to cook up heat and icing any opp that can’t handle it along the way, Lil Gotit returns to share “Walk Down,” his new single and music video. Featuring a guest verse from rising rapper CEO Trayle, as well as spots from Gotit’s associates Biggz and Lil Double 0, the track sees Gotit in his musical element, flashing an unfazed flow over a frantic, menacing trap instrumental. His laid-back bars, juxtaposed with the urgent, booming beat on the track gives a sense that the threat of imminent danger is looming, but not for Gotit. Directed by ShotByWolf, the video finds Lil Gotit and company trading verse after verse, sending warning shots toward anyone bold enough to try them.

Engine Kid (Southern Lord) Releases New Music

Some fans may recognize the song “Special Olympics” which, like others on this release, are re-workings of old material which were never recorded. The music represents the sonic direction that the band were heading before they disbanded. With this EP, Engine Kid commemorate the joy of playing music together for the first time in 26 years, and pick up where they left off. As Jade Devitt comments, “The musical commitment and connection that we forged in the 90’s has held like a magnet, finally pulling us together after 26 years! The newly recorded songs were dusted off blueprints from our very last practice tapes from the summer of ’95. Now enhanced with experience & age and new arrangements. The Kid flies again.”

Rising Star and Emerging Country Artist, Taylon Hope, Shares Christmas Classic, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

Rising star, Country music songwriter and performing artist, Taylon Hope, has released the Classic Christmas tune, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” just in time for the holidays. The song was penned by songwriters Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, recorded at Soundstage Studios Nashville by Joel McKenney, produced by Kent Wells and mixed by Kevin Willis. Studio musicians on the project included Kent Wells on acoustic and electric guitar and adding background vocals, Mike Rojas played piano, Gary Lunn added bass, Steve Brewster on drums and Jerry McPherson played electric guitar. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” is available for download and streaming on all digital music platforms here.

Mi’kmaq rapper Gearl releases new album, From The Ground Up

A former member of the award-winning trio City Natives and the nation-spanning collective K.U.$.H., Gearl arrives with a sophomore solo album that serves as a glimpse into his personal experiences of being Indigenous in the Maritimes while also transmitting a wider appreciation and knowledge of the Mi’kmaq language and culture.

“With this new album you can learn a few Mi’kmaq words just by listening to the songs,” he says. “I took my style of intense energy and moved it towards more of a healing energy. I wanted to make music that makes people amped up to stand up for themselves.”

Tyondai Braxton Releases “Dia” / “Phonolydian” on Nonesuch Records Today

Tyondai Braxton releases “Dia” / “Phonolydian”—his first new music in five years—on Nonesuch Records today, December 8, 2021. The two new tracks feature Braxton on electronics, and were recorded in his home studio in Bearsville, New York. They mark the beginning in a series of new releases to continue through the new year.


Returning after the reveal of their hotly received debut EP EXCUSE ME WHILE WE FIND OUR MINDS, LA based duo Ill Peach invite listeners to delve into their universe again with the release of skyscraping new single, DANDELION.

Darren Stakey Xmas Track – Don’t Light the Lights (On the Tree Without Me)

Singer/songwriter and producer Darren Stakey’s fans are eagerly anticipating the arrival of his upcoming Christmas release, a nostalgic song about love and family. Critics are already buzzing about the touching ballad, “Don’t Light the Lights (On the Tree Without Me),” saying it is virtually guaranteed to steal your heart and climb up the charts. It’s a traditional Christmas song with a great pop twist — truly a ballad to stand the test of time.


Phoenix-based trap metal outfit DROPOUT KINGS have released their new music video for “Devil’s Playground” (featuring Eliza Grace). The video was filmed by Dylan Toon and Acea Lashley with additional visual effects by Day 1 Media. The track’s haunting ambient trap foundation sets the tone for Eliza Grace’s angelic melodies, marrying the two into a journey of polarizing visuals.

Uyemi Reveals Process of Metamorphosis with Butterfly Effect EP

Today, Calgary alternative R&B artist Uyemi is unveiling her Butterfly Effect EP. The four-track effort examines the toll of toxic relationships and the transformational potential of choice and intuition to propel our lives into beautiful places.

Underoath share crushing new single “Numb”

Today, Underoath has unveiled “Numb”, the latest single from the band’s upcoming album Voyeurist, out January 14th on Fearless Records. The new song builds on the wave of excitement created by the band’s recent “Digital Ghost” livestream concert, which gave fans a taste of the stunning visuals and high octane live performance they can expect from the Voyeurist era of the group. You can read more about “Digital Ghost” here and get updates on the January rebroadcast of the concert here.

Emeli Sandé Shares ‘Acoustic.’ Reveals Video For ‘Look What You’ve Done’ (Acoustic Version).

Today, internationally-renowned British singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé has shared her ‘Acoustic’ release via Chrysalis Records. It includes two new, stripped-back versions of her previous singles “Look What You’ve Done” and “Family”, beautifully showcasing the emotional and honest songwriting she has become known for.

Eyes Set To Kill Debut “Face The Rain” Music Video Feat. Howard Jones

Phoenix, AZ trio EYES SET TO KILL debut their new music video for single “Face The Rain” today, celebrating the release of new EP DAMNA via Revival Recordings.

RIAA Announces Class Of 2021 First-Time Gold & Platinum Award Recipients

RIAA is pleased to announce our Gold & Platinum Class Of 2021. Every year we recognize artists who have achieved Gold & Platinum status for the very first time. The Class of 2021 includes a select group of 43 acts from several different genres. This achievement acknowledges the creative genius of these amazing artists and the label teams behind them. The RIAA Gold & Platinum Class Of 2021 includes titles released in 2020 and certified in 2021.

India Ramey – “Cocktail For Christmas”

“Cocktail For Christmas” embraces and celebrates the chaos of the holidays with a vintage country sound.

If you’re a fan of India Ramey’s last album, Shallow Graves, which put T***p’s feet to the fire and turned a strong eye on the dumbing down of today’s society then you’ll surely be a fan of India’s new single, “Cocktail For Christmas,” which poses the question “why not just drink your way through the holidays?”


Heavy metallers Spirits Of Fire have announced their return with new vocalist Fabio Lione (Angra, ex-Rhapsody Of Fire), who joins original members Chris Caffery, Steve DiGiorgio, and Mark Zonder on their second album, “Embrace The Unknown”. The album will land on February 18, 2022. Produced by Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere, Archon Angel, Sweet Oblivion), “Embrace The Unknown” sees Spirits Of Fire picking up where they left off on their debut, with Caffery’s skillful songwriting and fiery fretwork leading the charge. A new single and video, ‘A Second Chance’ is out today. Watch the video HERE: