Dinosaur Bones

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Dinosaur Bones
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Background information
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresIndie Rock
Years active2008 (2008)–present
LabelsDine Alone
Websitedinosaurbones.ca
MembersBen Fox
Branko Scekic
David Wickland
Lucas Fredette
Josh Byrne
Past membersJoel Clifton

Dinosaur Bones are a Canadian indie rock band formed in 2008 in Toronto consisting of songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Ben Fox, bassist Branko Scekic, keyboardist David Wickland, drummer Lucas Fredette, and guitarist Josh Byrne.

Biography[edit]

Dinosaur Bones formed in late 2007 and began performing in early 2008. They recorded and independently released a self-titled EP in May 2008 and began touring locally.[1] The four-song effort was enough to garner two XM Verge Music Award nominations, for Album of the Year and Artist of the Year.[2] In October 2010, Dinosaur Bones signed an international record deal with Canadian independent record label Dine Alone Records (City & Colour, Tokyo Police Club, Alexisonfire).[3][4] Their Birthright EP, released a month later, marked the band's first release on Dine Alone Records.[5] And on March 8, 2010, the band released their first full-length album, My Divider.[6] The album was met with consistently-strong reviews, including Montreal's Hour magazine proclaiming: "These 11 tracks are emotional and gripping, and show the band as a tight, whole artistic unit with a signature sound."[7][8] Both the Birthright EP and My Divider were produced by Jon Drew, whose production credits include Arkells, Tokyo Police Club, and Fucked Up.[9]

Performance History[edit]

Live Performance[edit]

Dinosaur Bones have shared the stage with such artists as Broken Social Scene, Sloan, White Lies, Warpaint, The Weakerthans, and Handsome Furs, and have toured extensively both in Canada and the United States, including tours supporting Tokyo Police Club, Ra Ra Riot, Arkells, and Hollerado.[10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

Since forming, the band has made multiple appearances at Canadian festivals such as Pop Montreal, North By Northeast, Canadian Music Week, and Halifax Pop Explosion.[19][20][21][22] In 2011, the band was invited to perform on the main stage of both Rifflandia Music Festival in Victoria, British Columbia, and Edgefest in Toronto, Ontario.[23][24] Dinosaur Bones have also made multiple appearances at American festivals, including CMJ Music Marathon, and South By Southwest in 2010, where the then-unsigned band were invited to play the Billboard Magazine showcase.[25] The band returned to the festival in 2011 in support of My Divider.[26]

Television Performances[edit]

Dinosaur Bones have made three television appearances, performing live on Winnipeg's Breakfast Television, Ottawa's A-Channel Morning, as well as appearing for a three-song performance on MTV Live.[27][28]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Release Date Title Label
May 2011 My Divider Dine Alone Records
August 2013 Shaky Dream Dine Alone Records

EPs[edit]

Release Date Title Label
May 2008 Dinosaur Bones EP Self-released
Feb 2009 Royalty/Ice Hotels 7" Hi-Scores Recording Library
Nov 2010 Birthright EP Dine Alone Records

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart peak Album
CAN
Alt

[29]
2011 "N.Y.E." 43 My Divider
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ "Reviews:: Dinosaur Bones - EP". Hero Hill. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  2. ^ Morrison, Adam. "Dinosaur Bones: "Royalty"". Explore Music. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  3. ^ Dekel, Jonathan. "Dinosaur Bones Sign International Deal With Dine Alone Records". Spinner Magazine Canada. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  4. ^ Adams, Gregory. "Dinosaur Bones Sign to Dine Alone, Gear Up for New EP and Full-Length". Exclaim Magazine. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Dinosaur Bones to Release Birthright EP on Dine Alone Records November 2". Sentamentalist Magazine. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  6. ^ McNamara, Sean. "Dinosaur Bones - My Divider". Sticky Magazine. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  7. ^ Jaffer, Dave. "My Divider". Ottawa Xpress Weekly. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  8. ^ Coplan, Chris. "Album Review: Dinosaur Bones – My Divider". Consequence Of Sound. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  9. ^ Thompson, Jennifer. "Dinosaur Bones". Beat Route Magazine. Archived from the original on 27 April 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  10. ^ "Outdoor Concert Series". World Ski & Snowboard Festival. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  11. ^ "HPX 2010: Sloan". Hero Hill. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  12. ^ "Concert Review: Dinosaur Bones, White Lies, January 29th, Mod Club". The Panic Manual. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  13. ^ Beckmann, Jim. "KEXP at NXNE: Showcase at Horseshoe Tavern 6/17". KEXP Radio Seattle. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  14. ^ Sacher, Andrew. "The Weakerthans played 4 NYC shows at Bowery Ballroom". Brooklyn Vegan. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  15. ^ "CMW 2009: Friday Night At The Horseshoe". Chart Attack Magazine. Archived from the original on 22 June 2010. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  16. ^ Hudson, Alex. "Tokyo Police Club, Said the Whale and Dinosaur Bones Team Up for Canadian Spring Tour". Exclaim Magazine. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  17. ^ Hudson, Alex. "Ra Ra Riot Announce Canadian Fall Tour". Exclaim Magazine. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  18. ^ "Tokyo Police Club Playing Cross-Canada Tour". Chart Attack Magazine. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  19. ^ Dekel, Jonathan. "Dinosaur Bones Revive Pop Montreal's Secret Loft Party Scene". Spinner Magazine. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  20. ^ Logan, Dave. "NXNE 2011: DINOSAUR BONES + ZEUS + HOLLERADO + FUCKED UP + OFF! + METZ + DD/MM/YYYY". NXNE 2011: DINOSAUR BONES + ZEUS + HOLLERADO + FUCKED UP + OFF!Live N Loud Magazine. Archived from the original on 25 September 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  21. ^ "CMW Questionnaire: Dinosaur Bones". The National Post Newspaper. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  22. ^ Villeneuve, Nicole. "Dinosaur Bones The Paragon, Halifax NS October 21". Exclaim Magazine. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  23. ^ "Dinosaur Bones". Rifflandia 2011 Official Website. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  24. ^ "Edgefest History". 102.1 The Edge Official Website. Archived from the original on 1 January 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  25. ^ "Dinosaur Bones To Play Billboard's SXSW Showcase". Plug In Music. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  26. ^ "SXSW 2011 PREVIEW: DINOSAUR BONES". Medleyville. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  27. ^ "July 13, 2011". Breakfast Television Winnipeg. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  28. ^ "MTV Live: Dinosaur Bones". MTV Canada. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  29. ^ "Canadian Active Rock & Alt Rock Chart Archive: Alternative Rock - August 30, 2011". canadianrockalt.blogspot.ca. 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013.

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