So the paper went out for a special field trip last night to see our new favorite band, Skeletons, perform at a place called “Less Artists More Condos” at West 3rd. The venue wound up actually being a massive loft that must be owned by the coolest rich people in the universe. the paper wound up sittin’ pretty on comfy couches and taking advantage of the bar’s $3 Old English cans in between sets.
But beyond the awesomeness of the venue, the real attraction was 100% Skeletons. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with these Gods of Rock, Skeletons (formerly Skeletons & the Kings of All Cities), are a ridiculously awesome indie-cum-jazz-cum-noise-cum-prog (whatever) act that alternate between being gently hypnotizing and jaw-droppingly pulverizing. Their set was, as expected, some parts smooth, some parts jagged, some parts beatific, and some parts nervous and insular, but all parts incredible (dare I say, mind-blowing?)
Here’s the video of their old SMASH hit “Sickness,” for those of you who may not be in the know:
Also, for anyone enticed by that tasty clip, here’s the band’s MySpace with a song from their new album and info on upcoming shows.