Boomkat Product Review:
Having taken his one-man band (Skeletons) as far as he could, Matt Mehlan has now put together The Girl Faced Boys and, in a moment of blinding inspiration, fused them into one, calling the result... (drum roll) Skeletons and The Girl-Faced Boys. The first release on their new Ghostly home, 'Git' is undoubtedly pop music but not the kind of thing you'll see on CD:UK. Instead Skeletons and The Girl-Faced Boys have set about leftfield popular culture with magpie intensity and culled all manner of tangents and obtuse angles for their record, ranging from the Wayne Cohen/Polyphonic Spree in Willy Wonka's junkshop of opener 'See The Way' through to the Lidell/Bobby Conn electro-pop of 'There Are Seagulls Who Live In Parking Lots'. Not half as awkward as it first seems, 'Git' is grade-A pop given a much needed dusting of sequestered and, at times, bitter oddness. If you fell in love with Safety Scissors doing oddball vocal pop, this record will be just your thing -a killer addition to Ghostly's always righteous roster. Recommended.