by Black Bubblegum

Thankfully, DMB does not stand for Dave Matthews Band

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

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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