Skeletonbreath is a Brooklyn, New York based Instrumental rock trio. They play dark, technical, melodic music that has been self-described as "Transylvanian Surf Rock" and "Halloween party music." They are: Andrew Platt on electric bass, Bob Pycior on electric violin, and Tris Palazzolo on drums. Their debut album, "Louise" was independently released in 2005 and has been described by TheHVScene.com as "A perfect CD." They were recently featured in Progression Magazine after having opened at the two-day long Progday festival. They have also received attention in the Orlando City Beat, and are featured on the DIY website Ruberecords.org. Despite having acquired much notoriety within the New York music scene, Skeletonbreath has retained a strong DIY ethic, playing in basements and living rooms as readily as festivals, having actually refused offers from restrictive touring agencies.
Andrew Platt, Crockett Doob and Bob Pycior grew up together in upstate New York, and played together in a number of short-lived groups throughout middle school and high school. In summer of 2002, the three, home from college, formed Skeletonbreath and shortly after began touring the northeast. Bob Pycior played in Kiss Kiss before quitting in 2005 in favor of Skeletonbreath, causing what appears to have become a lasting rivalry between the two groups. In 2007, Doob left the band to pursue other creative interests, including assisting in the production of a film and writing a novel, to be replaced by Tris Palazzolo after a series of auditions for the role. Material for another album is ready for studio work pending completion of the band's current east coast tour.