Further 2009 Recap
Dead Man’s Bones is a band with actor Ryan Gosling (star of the awesome “Half Nelson” and one of the best younger actors around with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Pitt and Emile Hirsch) and Zach Shields. Their first album was released in October 2009 through ANTI Records (Tom Waits and a wonderfully eclectic roster) and features a collaboration with the Silverlake Conservatory Children’s Choir.
I saw them in concert and the whole show began with a talent show. Their tour incorporated a different children’s choir from each city and each show ended with all 25 people on stage slowly pretending to die by laying down on stage. And there was a fog machine. Awesome.
The album wound up not being as amazing as these videos (how do you take the children’s choir out of “In The Room Where You Sleep”?), but these are amazing videos and the album has one of my favorite songs of 2009, “Pa Pa Power”.