Dead Man's Bones
|Dead Man's Bones|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California,
|Genres||Indie rock, folk rock|
Dead Man's Bones is a rock duo consisting of Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields. Their first album, Dead Man's Bones, was released on October 6, 2009 through ANTI- Records. The entire album is a collaboration with the Silverlake Conservatory Children's Choir started by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea from Los Angeles, California. Gosling performs under the alias "Baby Goose".
Background and development
When Shields and Gosling met in 2005 they discovered a mutual obsession with ghosts and decided to write love stories about ghosts and monsters. The pair chose to play all the instruments on the record, even those they had never touched before. They also imposed rules on themselves during the recording process, such as not playing with a click track, and trying to do no more than three takes on any song, letting any imperfections highlight the strengths of the music. On December 25, 2008, Dead Man's Bones released a music video and free download for their song "In The Room Where You Sleep," and on April 4, 2009, the band released another music video for their song "Name In Stone" on MySpace and YouTube. The self-titled debut album from the band featured members of the Silverlake Conservatory of Music's children's choir and was released on October 6, 2009 through ANTI- records and was produced by Tim Anderson of Ima Robot. Gosling and Shields also toured around North America for fall/Halloween 2009 with a local choir and talent show at every show to rave reviews. Each children's choir was similar to Silverlake Conservatory Children's Choir with whom they recorded the album. In 2010, they released two other music videos for tracks: "Dead Hearts" and "Pa Pa Power".
|2009||Dead Man's Bones|
- "Dead Hearts"
- "In the Room Where You Sleep"
- "Buried in Water"
- "My Body's a Zombie for You"
- "Pa Pa Power"
- "Young & Tragic"
- "Paper Ships"
- "Lose Your Soul"
- "Werewolf Heart"
- "Dead Man's Bones"
- "Flowers Grow Out of My Grave"
- Ryan Gosling: Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar (2008–present)
- Zach Shields: Vocals, Percussion, Drums, Guitar (2008–present)
- Carpenter, Ellen (October 14, 2009). "Breaking: Dead Man's Bones". The Rolling Stone, accessed September 27, 2011.
- "Dead Man's Bones". ANTI-, accessed September 27, 2011.
- Ryan Gosling Debuts His First Music Video at The Insider
- Pitchfork: The Playlist: Dead Man's Bones – "My Body's a Zombie For You"
- Dead Man's Bones official website, Tour dates.
- Pitchfork: Dead Man's Bones (Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields) Announce First Tour
- Dead Man’s Bones: Concert Review
- Dead Man’s Bones reinvent the concert experience (6/27) « Consequence of Sound
- YouTube – Dead Man's Bones – "Dead Hearts"
- Pa Pa Power – Dead Mans Bones On Vimeo
- Video Premiere: Dead Man’s Bones’ Haunting “Dead Hearts” - Rolling Stone
- Dead Man's Bones performing "Name In Stone" at a cemetery with L.A. Inner Mass Choir & the Silverlake Conservatory Children's Choir: Dead Man's Bones: Name In Stone on YouTube
- In The Room Where You Sleep (Wrap Party Live Video)
- Dead Man's Bones at Twitter
- Dead Man's Bones at Last.fm
- Dead Man's Bones at ANTI-
- Ryan Gosling at the Internet Movie Database