Skeletons celebrate the release of their new album “The Bus” with an evening of SKELETONS BIG BAND compositions by band members Matt Mehlan, Jason McMahon and Jon Leland, dance, boombox orchestras and special guest performances. Recorded with upwards of 20 musicians from New York’s various undergrounds (members of Little Women, Extra Life, PC Worship, Starring, Tune Yards, NOMO, and more), “The Bus” is an album like no other in the band’s catalog. A culmination of ideas bubbling in the DNA of Skeletons’ music for some time, “The Bus” is a raw, cinematic, melancholy experience.
Shinkoyo will be releasing the album in two very limited edition LPs on September 18th. Both editions will be pressed to white vinyl, with silk-screened custom jackets. A special edition of 100 will contain various “The Bus” ephemera: scores for the music, photos, poems, film stills – as well as nearly an album’s worth of extra music, “Chicago to Elyria”.
Performers will include: Matthew Mehlan, Jason McMahon, Jonathan Leland, Tony Lowe, Mike Gallope, Sam Kulik, Ryan Snow, Johnny Butler, Mike Pride, Darius Jones, Travis Laplante, Elliot Bergman, Dan Peck, Jeremiah Cymerman, Justin Frye, Erica Dicker, Caley Monahan-Ward, Keith Parker, Matt Nelson.
SKELETONS are an American entertainment unit who live in New York City. They have released recordings on the Tomlab, Ghostly, and Shinkoyo labels. We spoke with guitarist Jason McMahon. http://skeletonstv.tumblr.com/
Tonight includes work by: Gabrielle Herbst John Leland Eyebodega + Dustin Wong
GABRIELLE HERBST Hot and cold spaces in nature and fantasy, born at Robert Wilson’s The Watermill Center and developed in Brooklyn. Composed by Gabrielle Herbst (voice and electronics) in collaboration with Matthew O’Koren, percussion, Josh Henderson, violin, and Rick Quantz, viola, joined by Contemporaneous featuring: David Bloom, conductor, Brad Cherwin, clarinet, Dylan Mattingly, electric guitar, Maxwell McKee, piano, Leila Bordreuil, cello, Finnegan Shanahan, violin. http://www.contemporaneous.org
Gabrielle Herbst resides in Brooklyn. She studied composition at Bard College. As a featured vocalist she has performed with Marina Rosenfeld’s Teenage Lontano in the Whitney Biennial, Da Capo Chamber Players at Bard College, Beyond the Mind at the 2009 Russian American Cultural Center Gala at the Ana Tzarev Gallery, The Green Death at Saint Mark’s Church, Allie Tsypin’s Low Culture Symphony at the former convent of St. Cecilia’s Parish, Brooklyn, at La MaMa E.T.C, and as a vocalist for Zeena Parkins and Elliott Sharp. Premiered compositions at Roulette Intermedium, The Stone, Cabinet Magazine’s Exhibition Space, Club Helsinki, and HERE Arts Center. Recipient of the 2011 Artist Residency at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center in partnership with New York Theater Workshop.