Dead Man’s Bones


Listen to this incredible band! Listen! Listen! Listen!

Dead Man’s Bones is the musical project of actor Ryan Gosling and his friend Zach Shields. In case you are thinking ‘oh, ANOTHER actor making an album’: don’t think that! It’s a brilliant record full of dark pop songs accompanied by the Silverlake Conservatory Childrens’ Choir. A childrens’ choir singing on a spookily dark pop album? Massive YES! Yes! Yes! Yes! Read more on Pitchfork.

I can’t believe I never listened to this band until now. I was in Rough Trade yesterday before the Cymbals Eat Guitars show, and they were playing this amazing music. I had to go to the counter and ask what it is. It’s brilliant. Wonderfully dark and beautiful, seek it out! I am particularly in love with My Body’s A Zombie For You. The choir is magnificent! So atmospheric and spectacular. Gosling’s voice is deep and strong, and works excellently in conjunction with the choir. The crashing cymbals, the sing a long chorus… amazing. The album is self titled and you should listen to it. It’s on Spotify. 

Hope you love it.

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4 Responses to Dead Man’s Bones

  1. flyingwithanna November 10, 2009 at 5:09 pm #

    oh my god this is amazing! like edward sharpe but in a horror film. i may have to buy the album right now!

    • anikainlondon November 10, 2009 at 5:31 pm #

      yay, glad you like it.

  2. tash November 11, 2009 at 5:30 pm #

    Hey anika, it’s amazing isn’t it, you just reminded me to go buy the album, thanks!
    i happened upon that amazing video of ‘Name In Stone’ on youtube a while ago and posted it on facebook – and my friend said this which made me laugh:

    oh me god, that just catapulted him straight from “pretty hot actor dude” to “ultimate wet dream” !!!
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  3. tash November 11, 2009 at 5:39 pm #

    oh yes and can’t believe i missed them at SXSW – i was there! if they did indeed play that is.

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