Posted in movies | music | tour dates on August 24, 2009

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Dead Man's Bones - "My Body's A Zombie For You" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Dead Man's Bones - "In The Room Where You Sleep" (Wrap Party Live Version) (MP3)

Thankfully, DMB does not stand for Dave Matthews Band
DMB

In Lars & The Real Girl, Ryan Gosling was in love with a lifesize (and anotomically correct!) sex doll. In Half Nelson, Gosling played a teacher that smoked crack to the sounds of Kevin Drew & co. In his latest role, Gosling will team up with fellow actor Zach Shields will do their best Bryan Ferry/Peter Murphy vibrato for a goth-y folk project entitled Dead Man's Bones.

Dead Man's Bones have a new self-titled LP due on Oct 6th via ANTI- and the band is hitting the road for a short US tour at the end of October, with NYC and Le Poisson Rouge on 10/15 in it's sights. Tickets are on sale.

The album, which was originally the soundtrack to a stage play about ghosts, zombies and werewolves, was completed with the help of a children's chorus. The band (Zach, Ryan, plus three other musicians) will be re-creating the songs with a local choir in every city. The band and choirs will be performing unique versions of their werewolf, zombie, and monster inspired love songs and tales. Reviving a ritual from a bygone era the band is organizing a talent show in each city in place of a traditional opening act (more info on this to be announced this coming week).
Dig on a pair of MP3s above, as well as a few vids and all of Dead Man's Bones' tour dates below...

Dead Man's Bones - "In The Room Where You Sleep" Live

Dead Man's Bones - "Name In Stone" Live

Dead Man's Bones Hypnotism


DEAD MAN'S BONES - 2009 TOUR DATES
10/14/2009 Brattle Theatre, Cambridge
10/15/2009 LPR, New York
10/16/2009 First Unitarian Church Sanctuary, Philadelphia
10/17/2009 Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Washington
10/19/2009 Le National, Montreal
10/20/2009 The Music Gallery, Toronto
10/21/2009 Schubas Tavern, Chicago early show
10/21/2009 Schubas Tavern, Chicago later show
10/23/2009 The Triple Door, Seattle
10/24/2009 Venue, Vancouver
10/25/2009 Mississippi Studios, Portland
10/27/2009 Swedish American Hall, San Francisco
10/30/2009 The Regent, Los Angeles


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Comments (15)

great, actors playing music.

MY FAVORITE!

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:36 PM

That's an awesome photo of Arcade Fire.

Oh, wait....

Posted by rajah of rehab | August 24, 2009 2:46 PM

>> the band is organizing a talent show

is it possible for anyone in a "indie" band to act their age, and perhaps not present themselves as a total fucking douche

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:58 PM

poor black singers = total cred

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 3:02 PM

speaking to black person = how can i be racist

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 3:23 PM

The talent show was for children. Is a principle who schedules a talent show not acting their age? Read articles and interviews by the band before foolishly barking off insults and don't act in a manner of such pseudo-precociousness. Anyway, the music is spectacular, somewhat Beirut or Man Man-esque. Great Stuff!

Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2009 3:12 PM

^^^
If Beirut is second-rate Neutral Milk Hotel and Man Man is second-rate Tom Waits, what does that make Dead Man's Bones? Third-rate Arcade Fire? You can do better.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2009 3:26 PM

Read articles and interviews by the band before foolishly barking off insults and don't act in a manner of such pseudo-precociousness. Anyway, the music is spectacular, somewhat Beirut or Man Man-esque. Great Stuff!

Posted by replica prada handbags | October 16, 2009 3:48 AM

this album is awesome so fuck off

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2009 11:46 AM

Yeah, I love contrived, ironic mock-horror pastiches from actors that learned how to play their instruments while they recorded. More of this, please.

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2009 11:53 AM

Everywhere in the LV, a bit mean!

Posted by lv sale | October 17, 2009 10:55 AM

anon, ryan gosling is actually an accomplished jazz guitarist. and mock-horror pastiche? speaking of contrived...

Posted by the claw | November 20, 2009 8:44 PM

WHAT??? THIS IS AN AMAZING SOUND... SORRY YOU ONLY HAVE TWO EARS. GUG GUG GUG

Posted by mike | February 14, 2010 8:24 PM

Dead man's Bones is awesome! They should come to LA again this year! GO Ryan!

Posted by Jackie | October 19, 2010 12:43 PM

I understand that most of your "I hate indie~~~ music" personas are actually just a cover up, based around an insecurity that solely shows what a fanatic you are for this shit. Never admit you like a band that's become a bit too mainstream; they’ve lost their integrity derpderpderp. I get that, and it's okay. However, what pisses me off is the fact that this band is phenomenal, and your head is so far up your ass that you won’t even listen to them, really really listen to them. Just because your unbalanced (to say the least) indie world doesn't except this band because one of the members is an actor, doesn't mean you can't. I'd be supremely impressed if for just one minute, you, oh I don't know, were to stop following a trend and listen to people with real talent. But then again, little hipster fucks would..should...could never do such a thing! Oh well, your loss. This is a band that steps outside the box and presents something new and refreshing to the music industry, something that isn’t contrived with terrible vocals and ridiculous, insignificant lyrics. It has soul. It’s not plagued with people who are trying so hard to be “different” that they become just like everybody else in the attempt. I personally believe that Dead Man’s Bones may be one of the best bands out there right now, and it’s just a pity that YOU, anon, can’t grow up and realize that.

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2011 9:07 AM

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