“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.
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