“Skeletons”, the bubbly indie-pop track by Trails and Ways, is a splash of Bombay Bicycle Club, a twist of Passion Pit, and a dash of Chromatics. It’s the lead single from their forthcoming LP, Pathology, which comes out June 2 on Barsuk Records. And here’s how the song came to fruition according to Ian Quirk:

The song’s origin is from a dream our rhythm guitarist Keith had. Basically, he was in a club hanging with Drake; Drizzy was wearing a gold Lycra suit and on acid. Suddenly the dream fast-forwarded a thousand years to what was left of the club on an ecologically collapsed earth. Then it spun back to our current time on the dance floor, but nobody else was there for Keith to talk to or warn about what he’d seen.

And with Keith’s dream, we get to dance with skeletons.

Trails and Ways are from Oakland and have released a number of singles and a stellar five-track EP in 2013, and you can hear a handful of tracks below. The band is comprised of Hannah Van Loon (lead guitar, synths); Ian Quirk (drums, production), Keith Brower Brown (rhythm guitar, synths), and Emma Oppen (bass), and all four share in the vocal chores.

You can hear “Skeletons” and several other tracks on our April 10th edition of The Weekend Showcase.


Tour Dates

Date Venue Location Tickets
Jun 05 The Independent San Francisco, CA Tickets
Jun 06 The Bootleg HiFi Los Angeles, CA Tickets
Jun 07 Valley Bar Phoenix, AZ Tickets
Jun 09 Red 7 Austin, TX Tickets
Jun 10 Club Dada Dallas, TX Tickets
Jun 12 529 Atlanta, GA Tickets
Jun 13 Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC Tickets
Jun 14 DC9 Washington, DC Tickets
Jun 16 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, PA Tickets
Jun 18 Mercury Lounge New York, NY Tickets
Jun 19 Red Room @ Cafe 939 Boston, MA Tickets
Jun 20 Palisades Brooklyn, NY Tickets
Jun 22 Beachland Tavern Cleveland, OH Tickets
Jun 23 Schubas Tavern Chicago, IL Tickets
Jun 24 Turf Club Saint Paul, MN Tickets
Jun 26 Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
Jun 27 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT Tickets

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