Skeletons were born in Ohio, in the belly of a music school located in the state’s poorest county. After self-releasing three long-players on the Shinkoyo label, they refined their particular brand of pop music with the release of “Git” (Ghostly International, 2005) as Skeletons & the Girl Faced Boys.
Dispersing across the big country after each tour, the band was drawn one-by-one to New York City and eventually needed a new headquarters. They found an old empty sweatshop, built rooms, dangerously dabbled in electrical work, put in a washing machine and the now infamous “Silent Barn” was born. They hosted shows and recorded the acclaimed Lucas (Ghostly International, 2007) there, credited to Skeletons & the Kings of All Cities, and named after the town in Kansas where the Garden of Eden is.
After years of physical and psychological testing, touring as a trio, quintet, octet or more, which sometimes changed its name between songs on stage, the Skeletons band is now four: Jonathan Leland, Tony Lowe, Jason McMahon and Matt Mehlan. Last winter in Times Square Skeletons recorded, engineered, performed, arranged and mixed Money which was released at the end of last year on Tomlab.
Skeletons will be making their way across the continents again in the coming months, hoping to spend as much Money on Gas as possible. Until then they continue to spearhead the People’s Movement for the Resuscitation of Music in New York, offering their recording services and creating Skeletons Television internet television programming.
Check out their video for the song “Stepper” from the album, Money
Tuesday 10th March – London, Lexington
Wednesday 11th March – Kingston Upon Hull, Adelphi
Thursday 12th March – Dublin, Whelans
Friday 13th March – Barrow-In-Furness, The Canteen
Saturday 14th March – Coventry, Taylor Johns House
Sunday 15th March – Brighton, Freebutt