In between doing all of that, he found the time to become an independent musician. Fowler was born in Beverly Hills, CA but grew up in Simi Valley (talk about a downgrade). He received his first guitar at age 14 and started a band with some friends. He later taught himself bass, keyboards and drums and worked on various solo projects before working on Cinema Skeleton.
Cinema Skeleton comes from the name of a Van Gogh painting of a skeleton smoking a cigarette. The name is also a reference to Fowler’s love of Film and Photography. He released his debut album, Metropolis, in September 2007. The album is a collection of songs influenced by legendary artists such as Joy Division, The Chameleons UK, Grizzly Bear, Spoon and Radiohead.
The songs are packed with Indie-style guitars, keyboards and the like. “The lyrics I write are almost always about someone I know because heartbreaks and breakups are the easiest to write about,” he says with a laugh. His debut album contains tales from his life about losing friends, gaining friends, changing jobs, changing schools and other things about life. Read more on Last.fm.
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