@skopemag news for Monday October 21, 2019 @ noon est

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Debut Latest Single “King Kong” With Rolling Stone Country

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Debut Latest Single “King Kong” With Rolling Stone Country // Music Video Directed By Jay Blakesberg

“I remember sharing a laugh over our collective stank face when we first laid down this punchy groove at band practice,” Pigeons’ singer-guitarist Greg Ormont reminisced with Rolling Stone Country. “We quickly fleshed out some parts and gave it a metaphorical exclamation point when we screamed ‘King Kong’ to match our intense energy.”

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Unsuccessfully Flee Mummies in ‘King Kong’ Video

TAKE THE DAY Release Official Lyric Video for “Falling Apart”

Pittsburg, KS based Heavy Rock Band TAKE THE DAY has released the official music video for their newest single, “Falling Apart.”

“Some people come into your life to stay… others are lessons. This is a song about engraving those lessons on your heart so you never forget them.” – Kenny


Jerry Leger has a thing for ghosts. The Toronto singer/songwriter confirmed it a couple of years ago when he went on a personal journey to explore many of Ontario’s largely unknown ghost towns, having been inspired by the writings of historian Ron Brown. Leger has immortalized one of those towns, Burchell Lake, on his new album Time Out For Tomorrow, containing 10 portraits of the impermanence of life, love, or simply catching a glimpse of a shooting star.

Yet, other ghosts reside much deeper in Leger’s songs. Whether they’re the voices of Roy Orbison, Lou Reed, Gene Clark, Rick Danko or Ronnie Lane, they naturally complement the universal truths at the core of Jerry Leger’s music, along with his undying faith in rock ‘n roll as a way for all people to find common ground.

Alice Merton – ‘MINT +4’ LP Out Today On All DSPs | Playing East Coast Dates

Today, Alice Merton has released her MINT +4 Deluxe LP via Mom+Pop Music. This is after the release of her highly acclaimed debut LP, MINT. Since its release, Alice has continued her “No Roots” sentiment as she performed at Coachella, returned to Jimmy Kimmel, toured across multiple continents and is now a judge on The Voice of Germany. All of which was accomplished throughout 2019.

Remezcla profiles the rising Latinx producer Harmless

Today, we have the pleasure of sharing with you the new single from Los Angeles songwriter and producer Harmless. The moniker of Mexico City native Nacho Cano, who’s made a name for himself with dreamy pop layered with bright synths, smooth vocals and saxophone flourishes. It recalls the moody, beautifully saturated music of artists like Blood Orange and Solange. His latest single, “Clavo Saca Clavo”, is his second since an accident nearly stole his life.

Out Today: Arthur Moon – “The Habit”

This past summer, Arthur Moon (who was just on NPR’s All Songs Considered!) released her explosive debut self-titled album, including the stunning video for “Reverse Conversion Therapy,” earning the support of BBC Radio, Spotify’s New Music Friday, Refinery 29, etc. She also recently released a collaborative EP with Danish artist Oh Land just in time for their national tour together… On Replanting Family Tree Arthur Moon has reworked tracks from Oh Land’s latest album Family Tree into a new lush electro-pop world.

Ruby Bones Release Second EP In Trilogy

New Jersey-by-way-of-Brooklyn indie rockers Ruby Bones’s new EP Tooth is the second in their trilogy of EPs on Mint 400 Records. Featuring the single “Rooftops (which debuted on Spotify’s New Noise), Tooth highlights the band’s pop sensibilities while staying true to the upbeat indie rock that fans have come to adore. The release is capped off by the group’s first-ever acoustic offering.

THE BEDROOM WITCH: LA based Iranian American dark-pop artist’s new album ‘Diaspora’ out now

The Bedroom Witch, a dark pop project of Los Angeles-based recording and performance artist Sepehr Mashiahof, has recently released Diaspora, a story-telling concept album and the fifth LP in her discography. As a musician and as a video and performance artist, the Bedroom Witch casts herself as the misunderstood maker of the veil, lyrically chanting spells that fabricate parallel worlds through dark, synth-based songs, video projection and choreography. In the melancholy of the new album’s narrative, each song weaves together messages from ultra-dimensional entities that describe a way to overcome the core struggle in the first-generation immigrants’ experience—alienation in a new world. Recorded and mixed by Mashiahof and released by Psychic Eye Records, Diaspora investigates the Bedroom Witch’s origin story as an Iranian-American Trans Woman.

DECAYCAST Premieres: Listen To THE BEDROOM WITCH “DIASPORA” Full Album Stream Now

Noah Cyrus Launches Apparel Collection For Mental Health Awareness

In honor of World Mental Health Day, RECORDS/Columbia Records artist Noah Cyrus will be performing an acoustic set at Los Angeles’ Space 15Twenty on Saturday, October 19 in partnership with The Crystal Campaign. “A LONELY ACOUSTIC SESSION” will feature Cyrus performing songs for fans and friends, followed by a Q&A and discussion about mental health.

Today, Noah Cyrus also launched The LONELY Collection, in collaboration with The Crystal Campaign. Cyrus will donate 100% of her proceeds in support of non-profit organization The Jed Foundation, which protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. Mental health issues are the leading cause of disability worldwide, and cases of anxiety, depression, and suicide have risen sharply in the last decade.

Declan J Donovan Releases New Single “Homesick” Today

The single is accompanied by a video shot in and around Harlow, Donovan’s hometown. “It’s the area I grew up and still live in,” he explains. “Harlow is a place very close to my heart and the video shows me driving around the town reminiscing about the past and growing up there.” The track was written in Devon whilst Donovan was on a trip with some close friends. “We ended up using most of the demo from that day as it captured so much of what I wanted to say.”