Skeetones are proud to release their debut full length album, Retrospektive. This album captures the essence of the Midwest’s fastest rising livetronica band. Skeetones showcase both their production skills as well as their musical abilities on this eleven track disc. Produced by the Skeetones along with Chris Schmidt out of Cincinnati, Retrospektive is an answer to all of the calls for a recording that represents the unique live show of Skeetones. It contrasts their two short EPs, Dub Busters (Fall 2009) and Techtonics (Summer 2010).
Skeetones bring a new generation of music to the Midwest’s electronic landscape. While programmed tracks lay the foundation for songwriting, the music comes to life during the band’s energetic performances. From chopping acapella samples to wobbling bass lines, Skeetones create on-the-fly remixes of their own songs without using a single loop or backing track. They continue to emphasize their live take on sounds such as acid house, hip hop, downtempo, and dubstep, all while keeping sight of their multi-instrumentalist and improvisational foundation. They have shared stages throughout the Midwest with bands such as Pnuma Trio, Umphrey’s McGee, Flying Lotus, The Macpodz, Big Gigantic, and Papadosio. They were recently selected to perform on the main stage at the North Coast Music Festival in Chicago and just sold out The Madison Theater on this past New Year’s Eve alongside of Papadosio and The Werks. This cultivated ensemble continues to accomplish the seemingly impossible task of entertaining the thinking mind and the dancing feet alike, leaving listeners reformulating their conception of live electronic music.
Skeetones will be touring the Midwest in support of Retrospektive during late March. The dates, cities and venues can be found below and we encourage you to visit www.skeetones.com for ages, ticket prices and more information once the tour is announced to the public.
3/17 Cincinnati, OH Stanley’s Pub Sixdollarsuit, The Qtet
3/19 Lafayette, IN Knickerbocker Saloon Sixdollarsuit
3/20 Louisville, KY Hideaway Saloon Secret Beats, Sixdollarsuit
3/21 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlie’s Headstash
3/23 Columbus, OH Rumba Cafe Shank Bone
3/24 Dayton, OH One Eyed Jack’s TBA
3/25 Athens, OH Jackie O’s Shank Bone, The Lorax Tree
3/26 Cincinnati, OH The Mad Frog The Lorax Tree, more TBA