@skopemag news – thursday – october 14, 2021 @ 12 pm est
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Today, October 14th, LA based producers and songwriter brats Madge and MoonBounce team up under the collaborative moniker xR, and share their first single ‘FireFight’, taken from upcoming three-track collection ‘EP1’.
Marcus King Celebrates Neal Casal | “No One Above You” Out Today
“I feel so blessed and honored to have the opportunity to take part in an album celebrating the life and music of a great songwriter and a beautiful soul,” says Marcus King. “Neal and I met many times over the years on the road and through mutual friend groups. He always had a smile on his face and song to share. I was a fan of Neal’s instrumental music and a fan of his as a guitarist, but it wasn’t until I was asked to be part of this project that I truly dove into his work as a songwriter. I’m thankful for his music and I’m so thrilled for the release of this album. There are so many wonderful friends and musicians I’m humbled to be mentioned among.”
MEMORY OF A MELODY RELEASE NEW LYRIC VIDEO “RISE UP”
Memory of a Melody, metal rockers hailing from San Antonio, Texas rise up again and are pleased to announce the release of their new single and lyric video “Rise Up” off their latest 3 single EP “Burn Alive”. Memory of a Melody is known for their thrashy riffs with catchy, melodic vocals to create a type of metal with an undeniable mass appeal, both heavy and mainstream, and can be appreciated by fans of many genres.
“No one else sounds like Alice Longyu Gao” (MTV); ‘High Dragon and Universe’ EP out now
Chinese-born, now New York & Los Angeles-based producer, songwriter, DJ, and futuristic pop artist, Alice Longyu Gao, today welcomes you further into her world with the release of her debut EP, High Dragon and Universe.
DAMON ALBARN: NEW TRACK ‘The Tower Of Montevideo’ OUT TODAY
The Tower Of Montevideo is the new track from Damon Albarn, out today. Inspired by Palacio Salvo, an iconic 1920s building in Uruguay, it explores Albarn’s melancholic wonder at this part of South America, where Rio De La Plata meets the South Atlantic, a place he has described as both “familiar and utterly otherworldly.”
Hotly-tipped UK-based alt-pop/electronic artist SALT ASHES (real name: Veiga Sanchez) will release her highly anticipated sophomore album, Killing My Mind, on November 5, 2021 via Radikal Records. “It’s a journey through the last couple of years of my own relationships, my mental health, and the enormous problem of sexual harassment,” Sanchez explains on the album’s themes. “I take whatever I feel most passionate about and write about it, but often I’ll watch a scene in a movie and take some imagery from there or a dance piece that I’ve felt particularly moved by,” she adds. “I’ve learnt over the years to be unapologetic with music and what I want to say and to allow whatever is inside to come out without putting pressure and restraints on it.”
Oxymorrons “Definition” video ft. Jason Aalon of Fever 333 – NYC Punk & Hip-Hop
Continuing the momentum of their Mohawks & Durags EP, today New York City-based alternative hip-hop band Oxymorrons have released an eye-catching official music video for the projects lead single Definition.
Produced by John Feldmann and Zach Jones, the standout track featuring Fever 333 frontman Jason Aalon has quickly become a fan favorite and garnered massive playlist support. The song was added to official Spotify playlists including Rock This, Rock Hard, New Noise, FORYOU, Rock Rising, and FREQUENCY; as well as Apple Music playlists Breaking Rock, New In Rock, Breaking Hard Rock.
Avey Tare, co-founder of Animal Collective, remixed SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE’s “IT MIGHT TAKE SOME TIME” from their highly lauded Saddle Creek debut ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH. Tare finds space within the crevices of Spirit’s fragmented paranoia-driven approach to songwriting, bringing an entirely new atmosphere to the song. Zack Schwartz from the band notes “Animal Collective has been my favorite group since I was 19 and to have Avey Tare remix a SPIRIT song is a bizarre and unique honor.”
Video release – Joe & The Anchor releases music video for ‘California’
The new single combines warm guitars, energetic drums, and heartfelt vocals to describe the bittersweet realization that nothing lasts forever. Following a difficult few months when the band members had to experience the harsh reality of loss, Joe & The Anchor decided to process the events through music – which resulted in ‘California’ and a whole upcoming album ‘Coming Of Age’.