Skeletons Return with People Full-length

Skeletons Return with <i>People</i> Full-length
Following previous monikers Skeletons and the Girl-Faced Boys and Skeletons and the Kings of All Cities, as well as some standout releases on Ghostly International and Tomlab, Matt Mehlan's Skeletons will be returning with a new album this spring.


 This follow-up to 2008's free-jazz-loving Money is called People and was mixed with frequent Animal Collective producer Rusty Santos. A press release explains that the release "brilliantly boils down all the band's thrilling sonic excursions into a collection of concise, fluid and emotive songs: rich, subtly dramatic musical atmospheres envelope Matt Mehlan's compelling lyrical tales, inhabited by unlikely real-life characters (Jimmy Damour, Tania Head, Lil' Rich and others) whose stories are told from a viewpoint which is both human and social/political."

People will be available on April 26 through Shinkoyo and Crammed Discs, with a special vinyl version on the way from Sockets Records. While pre-order information is forthcoming, album track "Grandma" can be downloaded here or streamed below.

According to the press release, you can also get set for a spring/summer tour around North America, Europe and Japan, as well as a collaboration with Deerhoof, Konono No. 1, Juana Molina, Kasai Allstars, and Wildbirds and Peacedrums on the Congotronics Vs. Rockers tour in July. 

People:

1. "L'il Rich"

2. "Grandma"

3. "More Than the One Thing"

4. "Walmart and the Ghost of Jimmy Damour"

5. "No"

6. "Tania Head"

7. "Barack Obama Blues"

8. "People"