@skopemag news – thursday – january 13, 2022 @ 2 pm est

@skopemag news – thursday – january 13, 2022 @ 2 pm est

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Erin Rae offers ray of hope with with cinematic new single ‘Cosmic Sigh’…

“Cosmic Sigh” is a lush swirl of cinematic strings and pop production, shaping this would-be contemplative number into a rush of clear-eyed optimism, the perfect soundtrack for entering into a new year. Indeed it has the soundscape of a black-and-white film turning into colour, in which a protagonist steps out on her own, damning the nay-sayers and sticking to her guns.

Cyan Kicks release empowering single ‘Hurricane’

The song is a potent and empowering electronic rock track about overcoming fears and embracing the courage to be who you are and do the things you want to do.

The chorus features powerful chants of “shut up” and “give up” which include voices of their fans selected via social media.

Korn Shares New Song “Forgotten”

Over the last week, “Forgotten” has been teased via easter eggs across the internet with different stems from the song hidden on their website, newsletter, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and Makersplace in preparation for the single’s drop.

Slim Baby – Lost My Mind ft Boosie Badazz

Riiyoo & Lil Lee “Way Up” Lyric Video | @LilLee_Riiyoo

“Way Up” the latest release from Sixx Entertainment’s emerging duo, Riiyoo & Lil Lee is definitely reppin hard for Atlanta, GA,. Bringing in production by G1, “Way Up”, is the anthem for everyone that is actively on their way to the top. Check out their lyric video and learn the words behind this single that is a guaranteed must-add to all playlists.

Skope video submission: Flii Stylz & Sir Veterano, “What That Iz”. Yay Area street/club banger

Central Valley, California producer Sir Veterano presents the Lens Access-directed music video for “What That Iz”, his new collaboration with Richmond, CA rapper Flii Stylz. The song is set to appear on Vet’s upcoming full-length Fresh Yard Records release The Gathering Deluxe Version, also featuring guest appearances from Planet Asia, MC Eiht, Ras Kass, Bishop Lamont, Murs, Phat Kat, Mitchy Slick, Guilty Simpson, Casual, LMNO, Skillz and Supastition.

Tears For Fears Release New Single “Break The Man”

Of the song Curt says, “‘Break The Man’ is about a strong woman, and breaking the patriarchy. I feel that a lot of the problems we’ve been having as a country and even worldwide to a certain degree has come from male dominance. It’s a song about a woman who is strong enough to break the man. For me, that would be an answer to a lot of the problems in the world – a better male-female balance.”

Wasuremono release new single ‘Fill Your Lungs’

Wiltshire quartet Wasuremono release new single ‘Fill Your Lungs’ today. It’s the final preview of new album ‘Let’s Talk, Pt. 2’, out January 28th, which is the second half of an ambitious double record, initiated with the release of ‘Pt. 1’ in 2021 via The Wilderness Records. This saw the band gain acclaim from The Observer, PASTE, The Line of Best Fit; as well being BBC 6 Music’s album of the day.

AFROPUNK Announces the Black Fashion Accelerator Program Class of 2022

Since its inception over sixteen years ago, AFROPUNK has been dedicated to eliminating obstacles to entrepreneurialism and creative expression in marginalized communities. Channeling that spirit with the goal of elevating aspiring Black fashion designers and growing their businesses, AFROPUNK partners with Shopify to found the Black Fashion Accelerator, an intensive program that will help prepare nine promising talents for long careers in the industry.

NYC’s Beshken shares animated “Social Suicide” video; ‘Pantomime’ is due 2/18 via MATH Interactive

Today Beshken’s new animated “Social Suicide” video/single is streaming everywhere. The video follows Beshken’s performative animated alter ego, Mimo, as he goes on an action packed adventure to save himself and those he loves. Sophomore LP, Pantomime, is due February 18th, 2022 via MATH Interactive, a multidisciplinary label founded in 2021 by musician ARTHUR. In case you’ve missed them, check out the other singles from the upcoming LP: “Hourglass (Spinning Around),” “Anti Heaven,” and “Caffeine High.”

VENOM PRISON Releases New Track and Video for “Nemesis” Off Forthcoming Album ‘Erebos’ Out February 4th

“This song is about the urge to hurt the person who has caused you irreparable harm and has changed your life forever. It deals with having been left to fix the damage done to you all by yourself. This specifically relates to experiencing narcissistic abuse and the trauma resulting from it”, states VENOM PRISON about “Nemesis”.


Of the track, Tai stated: “I made this song for the purpose of reflection. I want everyone to listen to this song, you know…really listen to it. To stop, breathe in the air, feel, think about where they are, and realize that this isn’t gonna last forever, and by ‘this’ I mean life. Sometimes, life’s journey can feel long, sometimes it feels short, but we all know it’s going to end. It’s kind of like jumping out of a plane. We’re all in the freefall, and sometimes we just get so caught we don’t realize it. Time for everyone to see the world in HD.”

Progressive Metal Mainstays PERSEFONE Reveal Searing New Single “Katabasis” + Official Music Video


“This song has references to all of my favorite westerns, and a cowboy lifestyle,” said Lambert of the Trey Fanjoy-directed visual. “We shot this video in a little old west town in Texas with real cowboys!”

Mother Mother release brand new video for global mega-hit ‘Hayloft’

Canada’s biggest alternative-rockers Mother Mother have released a cinematic reimagining of their 2008 single, ‘Hayloft I’ which has been rediscovered by music fans everywhere. The single has garnered over 300 million streams and has over 800K TikTok uses.

“Kid Codeine” – New single / video from The Delines

Speaking to the real life inspiration to the character of “Kid Codeine”, Willy wrote: “Years ago in Los Angeles, Richmond Fontaine was playing at a club downtown called Al’s Bar and after the gig the bartender invited us to a strip joint. She was maybe thirty-five and had a big bouffant and a twenty-one-year-old boyfriend who never said a word. Nothing. It was almost like she had him on a chain. She took us to a place where the dancers come to your table. The woman who came to ours was a friend of hers but a junkie and nodded out and crashed into our table. Drinks spilled everywhere but the bouffanted bartender got hers out in time and she and her boyfriend got up and she said, “I gotta run but bet the third horse in the fifth race at Hollywood Park tomorrow.” Man oh man, she was really wild and she drove the coolest car and nothing seem to phase her. I hadn’t thought of her in years but during the time I was writing The Sea Drift tunes I just woke up one morning and she came to me and I wrote the song.”

NITE Premieres New Single “Archeron” via Metal Injection

NITE mainman Van Labrakis comments: “‘Acheron’ opens our upcoming album and introduces us to the world of Kronian Moon. It’s our take on the myth of the ancient river, where Charon led the souls of the dead past the gates of the underworld. In this case the Acheron river is a journey through space and time. A transformation and the beginning of a journey in an ancient alien world.”

NITE's New Single "Acheron" Is Blackened Heavy Metal Perfection

Muse Returns With Brand New Song “Won’t Stand Down”

“Won’t Stand Down is a song about standing your ground against bullies, whether that be on the playground, at work or anywhere,” says Matt Bellamy. “Protecting yourself from coercion and sociopathic manipulation and to face adversity with strength, confidence and aggression.”

Philly’s HIGHNOON Returns with New Single “Back to You”

Philadelphia’s Highnoon began as a way for Kennedy Freeman (they/them) to stretch their songwriting muscles with their friend Justin Roth. After recording their debut Semi Sweet, the band gained groundswell as a local favorite, opening for the likes of The Obsessives and earning a slot on the Philly Music Fest alongside The Menzingers. During the pandemic, Kennedy taught themselves how to record and produce demos remotely, using the learning experience to piece together May 2021’s Divers EP and “Back to You,” Highnoon’s first full-band collaboration and the first brought to life at Headroom Philadelphia. What began as a track inspired by a retooled vocal harmony and a frozen walk has transformed into a shimmering sing-along that Kennedy hopes will soundtrack plenty of highway drives this year.

Highnoon Wrestle with Growing Up and Growing Apart on New Track “Back to You”

Hollis Brown Highlights Rolling Stones Deep Cut – “A bluesy, groovy, classic slice of rock n’ roll history.”

On Hollis Brown’s upcoming album, ‘In The Aftermath,’ the Queens, New York-based quintet pays tribute to a seminal work in rock ‘n’ roll history – The Rolling Stones’ first album of all original material, ‘Aftermath.’ For singer-guitarist Mike Montali, the latest single “Don’tcha Bother Me,” which features Muddy Waters-approved slide guitar, seething vocals, and lonesome harmonica, is as relevant today as it was when it was originally released in 1966.

Premiere: Hollis Brown Honor The Rolling Stones’ Raw, Bluesy Jam “Don’tcha Bother Me” Ahead of ‘In the Aftermath’ Covers Album

GRAMMA VEDETTA Release 8Bit Version of The Hum Of The Machine

GRAMMA VEDETTA has released their new album The Hum Of The Machine in its entirety, as an 8Bit version. Available on their Bandcamp, this is a nice surprise for their fans as they await the release of the full album.

“We recommend listening to this gem in headphones while waiting for the full release, the one made with loud amplifiers, various noises, bang, crash, boom and aaaaaarrrrgghhgghgh, out on May 27th via Mandrone Records.”

Anne Elise Hastings Brings Her Family’s Origin Story To Life On Latest Single “Missouri”

Today, Magnet Magazine premiered “Missouri,” writing “Hastings’ vocal delivery—a sometimes uneasy balance of vulnerability and strength that’s part Loretta Lynn, part Janis Joplin—has the same ability to transfix.” Fans can listen to “Missouri” now at this link, hear the previously released “Twice Married, Twice Divorced” at this link, and pre-order or pre-save Unmasking A Confidence Trickster ahead of its February 25th release right here. Hastings also hosted an Instagram takeover for Women Of Americana earlier this week where you can view the takeover at @womenofamericana.

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Anne Elise Hastings And Her Revolving Cast Of Characters’ “Missouri”

Blue Öyster Cult tribute album streaming in full!

Ripple Music’s ambitious all-star tribute album “Dominance and Submission: A Tribute To Blue Öyster Cult” is premiering in full exclusively on Brooklyn Vegan today, ahead of its worldwide release this Friday.

BORTS MINORTS + HUG VICTIM: Experimental Pop Collaboration To Release Brut! Debut Via Nefarious Industries; “Fuckball Johnson” Video Now Playing + Preorders Posted

Two veterans of weird and brothers from another mother, BORTS MINORTS and HUG VICTIM come together to create a blistering eight-song eargasm of insanity simply titled Brut!, named affectionately after the 1970s aftershave cologne of the same name. The results are an enchanting and punishing sonic assault of PCP induced anthems that will leave the listener wondering, “… um, what the hell just happened?”