Elevate Difference

Arco Iris

Upon first listen to Skybox’s single “Various Kitchen Utensils,” you feel transported into the center of a 1920’s silent comedy, or perhaps something starring Buster Keater. The unique pairing of rock music with the sound of old-time vaudeville somehow manages to blend seamlessly and makes for an interesting and fun sound that leaves you wanting more.

If indie rock has a flaw it is that it often takes itself too seriously, but Phoenix-based Skybox has found a way to keep all of the joy and edginess of indie rock without losing their sense of humor. This is apparent just by taking a look at the tracklisting for their album Arco Iris and seeing songs with titles such as “Superglued to My Spaceship” and “Disco Duck.” With their inspiring use of disco and jazz sounds throughout their record, one thing Skybox could never be called is ordinary. Upbeat and creative, there is a little something for everyone in Arco Iris.

Written by: Anne Corrigan, May 5th 2007