|Origin||Tempe, Arizona, USA|
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.
Bassist-vocalist Jeff Gonzales replaced Kenepaske, and the band relocated to Chicago. They released their 14-track 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. 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.
- Arco Iris (2006)
- Sounds From the Basement: Vol 1 (Compilation) (2008)
- Morning After Cuts (album) (2010)
- "Live Review: Figurines w/ Skybox @ Beat Kitchen 6/24/06." Radio Free Chicago. 30 June 2006.
- "Skybox." Billboard Magazine.
- Skybox official site
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