Published Jul 08, 2009As we reported back in January, actors Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields have recently been trying their hand at the whole music thing. They've formed a band called Dead Man's Bones and have slowly been leaking some goth-tinged folk ditties to the world during the last several months. But despite the guys first making a name for themselves on the silver screen, it doesn't appear as if they're treating Dead Man's Bones as some lazy, weekend-only hobby. In fact, the band have just singed to Anti-, the home of Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Neko Case and a whole lot more.
On October 6, the label will release Dead Man's Bones' debut self-titled album, which "was intended to be a soundtrack to a play about a monster-ghost-love-story," the press release tells us. Helping out is the Silverlake Conservatory Children's Choir, an L.A.-based group composed of kids ranging in age from five to 17, as well as producer Tim Anderson of I'm A Robot.
The result? Well, the PR says, "a striking collection of doo-wop songs about werewolves, haunting melodies telling tales of zombies with broken hearts, and children singing the joys and pains of being alive or being dead."
There's no sign of any tour dates yet or a tracklisting but we do have some videos: