The Skeletons' Ready "Money"

posted October 30, 2008

The Skeletons' Ready "Money"

Money was invented by the Skeletons band: Jon Leland, Tony Lowe, Jason McMahon and Matt Mehlan and is being released by Tomlab. Already up so early in the morning of 2008, Skeletons were hibernating in the safest, quietest, warmest place in the world: Times Square, New York. In a haunted WWII-era ballroom they recorded through the wintry nights when the studio was on fire. Taking breaks at 5am, standing under heat lamps listening to Hot Jass outside the Time Warp Hotel, soaking up the the empty streets with the leftover creeps while the tourists sleep. It's just the same struggle any old human has to go through to make anything: make it to work on time, make an excuse, make babies, make war, make breakfast without getting into a fight.

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. They found an old empty sweatshop in NYC, 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. In addition they continue to co-curate the "Bee's Nest" happenings at Zebulon with the band Zs and the experimental theatre group Dome Theatre, as well as events at Shinkoyo HQ Paris London West Nile and creating Skeletons Television internet television programming.

The Skeletons' Money hits stores November 11.