@skopemag News For October 24, 2018 @ 4 pm est

OWL COMPANY takes a Rorschach test in new Antagonist music video

Brazilian active rockers Owl Company have just released a new music video for the song “Antagonist”, which is taken from their upcoming album Iris due out November 9, 2018 via Eclipse Records. The video was directed by Caike Scheffer and it explores the aftermath of ending a life-long relationship through a Rorschach test, administered by a psychiatrist to their patient. “We did a lot of research on the subject of Rorschach tests, different patterns, and disturbing answers from patients diagnosed as either schizophrenics, psychopaths, or sociopaths” says singer Enrico Minelli. “We wanted to show how some people handle breakups differently than others, and the inner turmoil someone can experience, even if they’re perfectly sane.” Drummer Thagio Biasoli adds, “Our director Caike drew upon elements of foreign cinema with regards to the dull colors and overlays of band images on top of one another. The purpose of this was to create a sense of confusion which the patient would feel with regards to their sanity slipping away”.

Ronnie Wood – The Rolling Stones Set List – Out December 2018 From Genesis Publications

To be able to document just a little bit of the Stones’ journey in these set lists is a happy accident. It’s something that I didn’t plan, but it’s come along with me and been accepted over the years.’ – Ronnie Wood

Westerman shares second single from Ark EP, “Outside Sublime”

“I wanted to write a note to a struggling friend” Westerman explains. “I hoped it would be an arm on the shoulder for anyone finding things difficult. I wanted to be really direct with this, and for it to feel joyful and powerful in an unobtrusive sort of way”

KWAYE shares ‘Love & Affliction’ EP, debut LIVE show October 30th in London

KWAYE’s latest single “Paralyzed” caps off the EP, a powerful and heartfelt track that tells the journey of learning to live without judgement and becoming the person you wish to be. KWAYE is also making his first-ever live performance debut on Tuesday, October 30th at London’s OMEARA at 7:30pm BST. Tickets have sold out, but fans can get a sneak peak of his live voice by watching his “Purple Rain” cover and his “Paralyzed” acoustic performance.

Parker Gispert Of The Whigs To Release Debut Solo Album “Sunlight Tonight” November 16th

Parker Gispert, frontman of the acclaimed rock and roll band The Whigs, is set to release his debut solo album Sunlight Tonight on November 16th, 2018 via the New West Records Athens, GA-based imprint Normaltown Records.

Idle Bloom Releases Flood The Dial LP

Idle Bloom are an indie rock four-piece that explores sound texture with cascading guitars, lush harmonies, propelling drums, and a fierce range of emotive sincerity. Founded in 2014, the band consists of guitarist/singer Olivia Scibelli, bassist Katie Banyay, drummer Weston Sparks, and guitarist/singer Gavin Schriver. They were named by Rolling Stone as “an underground Nashville band reclaiming Music City,” and have drawn comparisons to Dinosaur Jr. and Belly.


“Everything feels so surreal. I’m so grateful to have been able to be so immersed in this creative process and give the world a piece of my heart. I’m excited to see its reception and continue to grow and create and share with you all,” Jauregui says of the song and her new chapter. “I appreciate anyone who is listening, whether you’re someone who’s followed my journey or are just joining the ride – thank you for choosing to share in my energy! I hope you love it.”

J Lndn – Californian producer and hip-hop artist J Lndn releases his debut single ‘Like Me’

The Californian born rapper began his musical career as a teenager when he was living in London saying: “I slowly started attempting to rap/ freestyle from 15 years old. My friends and I would always link up after school just to spit some bars. Nobody was taking it seriously, but it was fun.” After being brought an electronic drum pad, J began making beats and started learning how to mix and master tracks. Over the years he had established himself as a producer for other artists.

Roo Panes Shares Evocative Video For Latest Single, Currently On US Tour

Talking about the meaning of the video, Roo explains “The video to Ophelia is about dealing with the loss of someone, but by coming together they find some relief and re-discover a sense of hope which reflects the sentiments of the song, reminding someone that life’s a gift and they’ve got something to give. It was great to work with Chris and his team on this video, they really did a beautiful job.”

Major Lazer debuts video for “Blow That Smoke” featuring Tove Lo

Of the video Tove Love explains, “When we had finished the song Wes asked me if I had any fun ideas for a video and I came up with Party Narnia that night. I was very happy Major Lazer were all down and into it. The director duo DAD took it on and all of us had some great inspo talks before the shoot. They really nailed it with the narrative, cast and all the different worlds and dimensions. I think the video really captures the message of the song — the sweet escape from mundane life that can feel so good. It was also a really great and fun shoot where everyone involved worked really hard while still bringing the best vibes!”

White Lies Share New Track “Believe It” || New Album ‘Five ‘ Out 2/1 On PIAS Recordings

Speaking on “Believe It”, the band explain; “it’s about types of therapy, seen from a shifting perspective of those passionate towards it, those skeptical of it, and those out to make money from it. We wrote it mid-way through the sessions and it became an instant favourite of ours, it’s a four-minute “no nonsense” singalong with lots of ingredients we’ve used before so we hope our fans will love it.”

Lil Mosey’s Kamikaze Video Debuts On Lyrical Lemonade

Northsbest features singles “Noticed,” “Boof Pack” and “Yoppa” featuring BlocBoy JB; with the majority of tracks produced by Royce David. The project serves as the latest feat in Lil Mosey’s impressive run. His single “Noticed” landed on Billboard’s Hot 100, while receiving over 121+ million global streams. Lil Mosey also served as the primary opener for artist Juice WRLD, traveling the world as part of The WRLD Domination Tour.

Kills Birds Share “Worthy Girl” Track

Nylon has shared the debut single from Kills Birds entitled “Worthy Girl”, produced by Justin Raisen (Kim Gordon, Sky Ferriera, Charlie XCX). The song was also given a seal of approval from Sonic Youth/Body/Head’s Kim Gordon after Justin played her a cut of the song. The band will have more releases in the upcoming months so stay tuned.



Becky G dropped the news of this collaboration during an interview a few months back: She had teamed up with Spain’s “it” Urban artist, C. Tangana and it would not be long before we got to enjoy it the magic they created. Today, these mega artists finally dropped “Booty”, a song that is destined to become one of this season’s biggest Latin global hits. An authentic ode to the derriere, the song was produced by Alizzz and the video was shot in Los Angeles by director Pablo Larcuen under the production house, O Studio Creative.


On the heels of their 80’s inspired music video for “1980s Horror Film” that was released last month, Wallows are back with two bonus videos featuring unreleased footage from the original shoot directed by Nina Ljeti. Take in a full 4-minutes of the entire band performing in Venice Beach in the Beach Cut and catch band member Braeden Lemasters as he channels his emotions on a rose pedal covered, candle lit bed and bathtub in Braeden’s Cut.

“Discover Each Other” is a smooth, soulful new track from Zac Apollo

“The whole album was recorded in my room (besides the live drum pieces),” Zac explains. “Almost every song went through 3 different versions of itself until it made the last stop at where it is now. Everything was played by me, guitar, bass, drums, sax, vocals.”

Arcadian Child to Release New LP, ‘Superfonica’, November 23

Greek neo-psych band Arcadian Child will release its new LP, Superfonica, on November 23 via Ripple Music / Rogue Wave Records. Hailing from Limassol, Cyprus, Arcadian Child formed in 2013 and soon made a name for itself via a cool and coherent sound that combines hypnotic psychedelia, stoner rock riffage, and indie rock groove. Potent and intoxicating, Arcadian Child delivers guitar-orientated psych rock blended with ambient elements, hallucinogenic patterns and kaleidoscopic, headphone-friendly swirl.

Two Medicine (Paul Alexander from Midlake) Shares New Track “Astropsychosis”

The video features Alexander in Montana at the very National Park that the Two Medicine project derived its name from.


Broadway’s Mean Girls and Atlantic Records have released the official music video for “I’d Rather Be Me” from the award-winning hit musical featuring Barrett Wilbert Weed, who currently performs as Janis Sarkisian in the show. The video had its exclusive premiere yesterday via Rolling Stone, who called it both “empowering” and “uplifting.” “I’d Rather Be Me” is featured on the “Mean Girls Original Cast Recording,” out now. The “Mean Girls Original Cast Recording,” was produced by Jeff Richmond, Nell Benjamin, Tina Fey, Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Lorne Michaels and co-produced by Pete Ganbarg, Craig Rosen and John Clancy.

Watch Empowering Video for ‘Mean Girls’ Number ‘I’d Rather Be Me’


Mike Will Made-IT confirms Rick Ross and Lil Wayne for the Creed II soundtrack. Set for a November 21 release, Creed II is the sequel to 2015’s Creed — a Golden Globe Award-winning film directed by Black Panther’s Ryan Coogler.

Ellie Goulding x Diplo Featuring Swae Lee Release New Single “Close To Me” Via Interscope Records

Platinum selling, multi-award-winning, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding teams up with Grammy-winning producer Diplo and rapper/singer (one half of Rae Sremmurd) Swae Lee for their new single “Close To Me”- out now via Interscope Records.

Brooklyn’s Sleeping Tongues Release “Confirmation Bias”

Brooklyn’s Sleeping Tongues Were founded four years ago by multi-instrumentalist Craig Kepen. Craig a Minneapolis native landed in NYC five years ago after traveling the country, hiking and living in his car. Craig started the band with drummer Alex Chung, and shortly after met Chris Castellano(Guitar) and Evan Ignatz(Bass/Keys).

Airhead DC’s experimental pop LP ‘Crush Hi’ streams in full at Indie Current

Washington D.C. native Vishal Narang’s experimental pop project, Airhead DC, is a meditation on love, spirituality, and creative freedom, informed by Narang’s personal life and genre spanning musical influences. Although Narang’s creative output has consistently changed shape over the past six years while he has moved between D.C, Los Angeles, and New York, his music has always been an excuse to collaborate with other contemporary artists and exercise emotional catharsis.

EVENT: The Apollo Theater Presents Hip-Hop Mega Group The Diplomats

The Apollo Theater is proud to present a special one night only concert featuring the return of hip-hop mega group and Harlem’s own The Diplomats, popularly known as Dipset as they reunite to launch a new album. The special event will take place on November 23 at 8 p.m.