Skybox (band)

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Skybox
Origin Tempe, Arizona, USA
Genres Indie pop
Years active 2005–2012
Website skyboxmusic.com
Members Tim Ellis
Christian Fields
Mike Holtz
Sean Brennan

Skybox is an American indie pop quintet that formed in Tempe, Arizona in 2005.

After singer Tim Ellis moved from Missouri to Tempe with bassist Johnny Kenepaske, they soon formed a trio with drummer Aurelio Damiani. Finally, pianist-lead guitarist and vocalist Christian Fields, and keyboardist-percussionist Anthony Hornyak joined. Their musical influences include 1960s psychedelic rock, 1970s classic rock and 1980s new wave music.[1]

Bassist-vocalist Jeff Gonzales replaced Kenepaske, and the band relocated to Chicago.[2] They released their 14-track[3] debut album Arco Iris in 2006, which was recorded by Jamie Woolford (The Stereo, Let Go) and mastered by Jason Livermore (The Ataris, Rise Against, MxPx).

The band was praised by Billboard magazine, among others.[citation needed] The band's song "In A Dream" was later featured in an iPod commercial.

Gonzales, Hornyak, Damiani, and bassist Dan Ingenthron later left the band. The present lineup formed in 2010. The band's second studio album, produced by Sean O'Keefe (Fall Out Boy, Motion City Soundtrack, The Plain White T's) titled Morning After Cuts was released in January 2010.

As of 2012, the band has separated. Tim Ellis is currently working under the label Outsides. Fields and Damiani are producing music with the band wellthen. Fields also plays drums for The Work Basement, as well as his own project, A Lesser Culture. In 2013, Gonzales released his solo debut.

Discography[edit]

  • Arco Iris (2006)
  • Sounds From the Basement: Vol 1 (Compilation) (2008)
  • Morning After Cuts (album) (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Astwood, Craig (2005-07-30). "Garage CD putting Skybox on map". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  2. ^ Hasty, Katie (2006-12-02). "Now hear this". Billboard. New York. 118 (48): 40. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  3. ^ "Arco Iris – Skybox – Music at Last.fm". Retrieved 2008-01-25. 

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