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Skeleton Key

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Biography

Seemingly powered by pistons, gears, and rusty watch springs, Skeleton Key is a clanky but productive machine. Using ancient microphones, primitive guitars, and found objects, the band heaves with a unique rhythmic undertow yet has a knack for winsome, haunting melody. Their music "strips down, toughens up, picks up some debris, and gets an extra dose of rhythm" according to Jon Pareles of the The New York Times. Skeleton Key creates music both exotic and familiar, elegant yet crass, cerebral yet visceral. "It's luxurious, yet affordable" says bassist/singer Erik Sanko (ex of The Lounge Lizards, and collaborator with Yoko Ono, John Cale, and Gavin Friday, among others.)

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Top Songs

Total plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
  1. Watch The Fat Man Swing  -  6,739 plays
  2. Wide Open  -  5,410 plays
  3. The World's Most Famous Undertaker  -  5,269 plays
  4. Nod Off  -  4,651 plays
  5. Scratch  -  4,393 plays
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