26 January 2009

Dead Man's Bones

Dead Man's Bones is the pet project of Ryan Gosling and his compadre Zach Shields. Add in a children's choir from the Silverlake Conservatory of Music (co-founded by Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers) and you have a horror movie anthem machine with some serious slasher style. While the concept seems playful at best - and may garner comparisons to Joaquin Phoenix's rap career - Dead Man's Bones has a self made authentic quality that isn't easily come by. The sound is 'stripped down to reveal even the limitations of their musicianship'. Imperfection and reckless creativity is refreshing in an oft manufactured pop princess musical landscape. The duo plan to take the show on the road, replicating the same theatrical musicianship with a new children's choir at every stop. So good.

Their debut album, Never Let a Lack of Talent Get You Down is set to be released this summer on their own label Werewolf Heart. Very industrious.

I managed to write that without making one reference to Breaker High.

Click HERE to read their interview with Pitchfork


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