We Were Skeletons: 5 Albums That Changed Their Lives
Hailing from Lancaster, Pa., We Were Skeletons are a throwback to the mid-’90s (real) screamo scene that birthed bands like Saetia, Orchid and Shotmaker. Possessing the kind of musical skills that allows them to spazz-out one second and stop in a heartbeat the next, the power trio just released Blame & Aging, their latest album.
With such an off-the-wall sound, Noisecreep figured the dudes in We Were Skeletons own cool record collections. That’s why we’ve asked the group to take part in our ’5 Albums That Changed My Life’ series
Chaos Is Me, Orchid (1999)
Matt Nissly (drums):
The Shape of Punk to Come, Refused (1998)
“This was the first real punk record I fell in love with. Everything about it – the drums, the overall feel, the, dare I say, badassery of it all… I just love it.”
Justin Pallas (guitar/vocals):
We’re Down Til We’re Underground, Give Up the Ghost (2003)
[A--->B] Life, MewithoutYou (2002)
Thank You Arms and Fingers, 1994! (2010)
“These are friends of ours from home and this record, hell, the band as a whole, was our first concrete and personal example of what a DIY band could accomplish. Amazing songs and a huge inspiration.”
We Were Skeletons’ new album, Blame & Aging, is out now via Topshelf Records at this link.