Shinkoyo has joined forces with Ghostly International for the release of “Git”, Matt Mehlan’s latest record under his Skeletons moniker. After two records as a solo act, Skeletons now has a full backing band, The Girl-Faced Boys.
Mehlan and company mesh impeccable hooks with dark world-beat funk, gorgeous-but-creepy balladeer intonations, and grotesque moments of noise that forge cohesion from discord. The result of a truly collaborative effort, “Git” is a remarkable collection of distinctive kaleidoscopic pop. Escaping all easy categorizations, the album covers much new ground for genre cross-fertilizing with its singular soul, and serves as an eccentric older brother to Skeletons’ previous albums, Life And The Afterbirth and I’m At The Top Of The World.
The world of Skeletons & The Girl-Faced Boys has thus far been an esoteric one, but the brilliance of “Git” offers a solid and irresistible step forward into a new realm for Ghostly International and for avant-pop altogether.
1. See the Way
3. We Won't Be Proud, No No No No
4. There's a Fly in Your Soup and I Put it There
5. Y'all Thinks It's Soo Easy
6. There are Seagulls Who Live in Parking Lots
7. You'da Been Better Off If
8. While We Were at the Movies
9. Do You Feel Any Better?