I started writing words for the record when we were driving through those huge states, thinking about these little places off the interstate. Sometimes just a house or two next to each other.
The album captures this dynamic wonderfully, managing to sound as expansive as a continent, while always leaving room for the tiniest sonic detail. Musically it’s a stunning step forward for Skeletons & The Kings of All Cities – building on their reputation for everything-but-the-kitchen-sink instrumentation and uncommon arrangements – while expanding their sound to more organic realms, with strings, horns, and layer upon layer of percussion. Full article here