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DOWNLOAD: Skeletons - The Things (MP3)


"With a sound that truly verges on unclassifiable, Brooklyn-based freak-niks Skeletons are an anomaly even at the venerable Tomlab label, which stables an entire herd of experimental artists. For a group to stand out as uniquely off center amid labelmates such as Xiu Xiu and Deerhoof is rather remarkable.

Fronted by singer/multi-instrumentalist Matt Mehlan, the fifth full-length album ["Money"] under the Skeleton's banner (third for the full group) features dispirate, seemingly incohesive musical undertones that are tenuously held together by Mehlan's R&B/pop croons. Fretboard noodling, sputtering drums and a menacing bass undercurrent comprise a confounding blend on "The THINGS," which segues unknowingly into "RIPPER a.ka. The Pillows," the latter sounding like Perry Farrell fronting John Zorn's avant-jazz band Naked City. [Lost at Sea]
The band formerly known as Skeletons and the Girl Faced Boys are playing a show with Extra Life, John Dwyer & Sam Hillmer (mems ohsees, Zs), and John Fell Ryan of Excepter tonight/Friday (1/2) at Death By Audio. The show was moved from its original location of Le Poisson Rouge. Skeletons will also take part in the "Shinkoyo Circus" happening at Roulette from Jan 27 to Jan 29, and in BAM's 'Sounds like Brooklyn' fest with a show at Zebulon on February 12th. Download an MP3 above. Listen to more songs at MySpace. All dates below...

Skeletons - 2009 Tour Dates
Jan 2 - *MOVED* to DEATH BY AUDIO w/ John Dwyer/Sam Hilmer, John Fell Ryan, DJ The Chairman New York, New York
Jan 27 - ROULETTE fest feat. mems Skeletons, Zs, Little Women, Ex.Life, Excepter, more more more! New York, New York
Jan 28 - ROULETTE fest feat. mems Skeletons, Zs, Little Women, Ex.Life, Excepter, more more more! new York, New York
Jan 29 - ROULETTE fest feat. mems Skeletons, Zs, Little Women, Ex.Life, Excepter, more more more! New York
Feb 7 - Ear We Are Festival w/ Ikue Mori, William Parker, Oren Ambarchi/Keith Rowe, More! Biel
Feb 12 - Zebulon - BAM Fest w/ Zs! Brooklyn, New York
Feb 26 - Sunny Red Munich
Feb 28 - Manufaktur Schorndorf
Mar 1 - Tsunami Cologne
Mar 2 - NBI Berlin
Mar 3 - Astrastube Hamburg
Mar 4 - MUZ Nuernberg
Mar 5 - Hafen 2 Offenbach
Mar 6 - La Malterie Lille
Mar 8 - L'Atelier Orleans
Mar 9 - Fleche D'Or Paris
Mar 10 - The Lexington London
Mar 11 - Adelphi HULL
Mar 12 - Whelans Dublin
Mar 13 - The Canteen Barrow-In-Furness
Mar 14 - Taylor Johns House Coventry
Mar 15 - Freebutt Brighton
Mar 17 - La Filature Brussels
Mar 18 - Paradiso Amsterdam
Mar 19 - Vera Groningen
Mar 20 - Merleyn Nijmegen
Mar 21 - Tivoli Utrect



Comments (10)

Skeletons (& the Girl-Faced Boys) are quite probably the single worst live band I have ever seen. Jesus they sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 1:26 PM

^^ Everybody already knows that Trouble Andrew is the worst live act ever.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 1:45 PM

the new 3 piece incarnation of skeletons actually dropped most of its former hippie moniker and just flat out D.E.S.T.R.O.Y.S.

Nowadays Mehlan and Co. resort to a more noise rock based foundation to build their musical endavors on.

Posted by UN:art:IG | January 2, 2009 2:00 PM

also, Extra Life is on the bill tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 2:25 PM

this show will be good... mems of zs, excepter, skeletons, the oh sees, extra life...

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 3:30 PM

Skeletons was the most AWKWARD show I've ever been to. Quite good though, despite frat boys trying to egg me on my way to the venue.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 3:52 PM

late to the gameeeeeee. skeletons are topssssss.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 6:15 PM

^^ and the record is fabooooooo

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2009 11:25 AM

Skeletons was one of my favorite bands for 3 years. Until I saw them live. They really need to figure out a way NOT to come across like a university talent show jam band, their music is so good, such a shame.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 11:02 PM

weird you must have seen an off night their show a couple months ago as less artist was best show i saw all year

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2009 10:14 AM

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