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Skies For Miles

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Self Titled - released 2000, Hot Tamale Records
Insomnilepsy - released 2000, Hot Tamale Records



“Melody and energy. Those are the two things we try to bring to every song and every show we play,” explains Skies for Miles lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matt Migliardi, “those elements are what makes a Skies for Miles show a unique experience.” Formed in 1996 as Trace Element, Skies for Miles have been bringing their bombastic take on high-powered and dynamic alternative rock all across the northeast supporting such acts as The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Dispatch, Run D.M.C., and Agents of Good Roots. “We’ve played clubs like CBGB in New York City to colleges in Boston to festival stages in New Hampshire, but no matter the venue we always want to leave a personal impression on anyone that comes out to a show,” says Bob Azud, the group’s drummer. Indeed, a Skies for Miles concert is a singular rock experience. Whether it is the rock-solid rhythm section of Azud and bassist Andrew MacDonald, the soulful vocals of Migliardi, or the blistering and melodious leads of guitarist John Louis Lebreton, every Skies for Miles show offers listeners plenty to scream for.

Their creative vision has been laid out on their two self-produced full length albums, both recorded as Trace Element; 2000’s self-titled debut and 2002’s Insomnilepsy. “We put our blood, sweat, and tears into those albums,” says Lebreton, “they really represent where we were as musicians and people when we made them.” Both collections draw from the group’s main inspirations; the forcefulness of Foo Fighters, the musicality of The Matthew Good Band, and the introspection and honesty of Tom Petty. Both albums were successes, with initial pressings selling out. However, like many bands, Trace Element had its difficulties, disbanding in late 2002. Luckily for the world of rock and roll, all original members reunited in early 2011 under their new moniker and began rehearsing and writing brand new material. “We decided to change the name of the group to reflect the new direction we’re going in,” explains Migliardi, “Skies for Miles is a fresh start for us and we’re really excited about all the work we’ve been doing!” The result of their efforts was a hugely successful reunion show at Stamford, Connecticut’s Seaside Tavern, and their comeback single “I Am a Mountain,” a searing punch of the melodic force that the band has always been known for. MacDonald explains that ‘Mountain,’ “is a manifesto to where we want to take our music. We want to hit you hard, hit you fast, and have you begging us for seconds.”

Most recently, Skies For Miles organized and headlined a benefit concert for the family members of the Newtown, CT tragedy. With a sold-out show in Stamford, CT of 300+ attendees, the fundraiser generated $4,200.00 for the Sandy Hook School Support Fund