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Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Dead Man's Bones Debut Album In Stores Today

Dead Man's Bones is a macabre cabaret duo consisting of Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields. Together they have created an irrefutably unique self titled album which will be released by Anti Records today. The sound is a strange and delightful mix of other worldly 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. As the feast of the dead approaches, the two will travel with their phantasmal show, appearing in selected metropolises across the U.S. and Canada. There they will re-create their haunting songs with a local choir and revive a ritual from a bygone era by organizing a talent show instead of hosting a traditional opening act. The shows promise entertainment and thrills beyond compare and are not to be missed.

Early Acclaim for Dead Man's Bones:

"Dead Man's Bones turns out to be a decidedly beautiful thing" - Mojo

"A masterful album" - Filter

"...equal parts macabre junk-shop theater, avant campfire tales, and heartfelt noisemaking." - Prefix

"All together, they subvert some of indie rock's most beloved tropes, with feigned amateurism and naivete replaced by real amateurs and real children." - NPR

"...often fascinating and nearly always charming" - Allmusic.com

"downright eerie - but in a good way....a really interesting debut album." - Entertainment Weekly

"simultaneously sweet and spooky, heart-stirring and imaginative; a wonderful requiem to our forgotten fear of the dark." - LA Weekly

"ghoulishly infectious" - Rolling Stone

"Creepy and catchy ... pretty damn good" - Pitchfork

Dead Man's Bones Performance Dates:

Oct 9, (SCM Benefit Show) Bob Baker Marionette Theater, Los Angeles, California Oct 14, Middle East Cambridge, Massachusetts Oct 15, Le Poisson Rouge New York, New York Oct 16, First Unitarian Church Sanctuary Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Oct 17, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Washington DC, Washington DC Oct 19, Le National Montreal, Quebec Oct 20, The Music Gallery Toronto, Ontario Oct 21, 7:00pm Schubas Tavern (Early Show) Chicago, Illinois Oct 21, 10:00pm, Schubas Tavern (Late Show) Chicago, Illinois Oct 23, The Triple Door Seattle, Washington Oct 24, Venue Vancouver, British Columbia Oct 25, Mississippi Studios, Portland Oregon Oct 27, Swedish American Hall, San Francisco, Ca Oct 30, The Regent, Los Angeles, Ca.

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