s a co-founding member of Shinkoyo records, Ohio-bred/Brooklyn-based Matt Mehlan retains that label’s core ideals of collaboration, experimentation, and unpredictability with his Skeletons project. Beginning in Oberlin, Ohio as a solo act with help from an eclectic cast of collaborators (classically-trained trombonists, punk rock drummers, a junkyard boy’s choir), Skeletons has now settled comfortably into its adult body, having established a full-time band [The Kings of All Cities] and an alliance with Ghostly. The
group has lent live support to TV On The Radio, Animal Collective, Man Man, The Unicorns and others. Skeletons & The Girl-Faced Boys debuted on Ghostly with the album “Git” in 2005, earning comparisons to acts as diverse as Can, Prince, Sonic Youth and Boyz II Men. LUCAS followed in 2007 to serious acclaim for its discordant beauty and kitchen-sink production.