Sunday, August 15, 2010

Now Playing: Dead Man's Bones

When Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields met in Toronto in 2005 they wanted to hate each other. The two were dating sisters and resented the forced time they were expected to spend with one another, until a conversation stumbled upon their mutual obsession with the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland. Zach was so preoccupied with ghosts as a kid that he was put into therapy, and Ryan parents moved out of his childhood home because they believed it was haunted. Neither of them had really outgrown their fascination with ghosts, monsters, graveyards, zombies or anything deathly. Once they realized their shared affinity for the eerie, they started trying to write a theatrical monster ghost love story for the stage. They decided that this story should have music so they began learning how to play various instruments. By the time they had written their first few songs they realized how difficult it would be and how much money it would cost to create the show. They decided to continue with the music and put the play aside.


A monster ghost love story - awesome.
Thanks, Mike. I never heard of this before. Love it.

Click here for samples.

6 comments:

bean said...

oh my god...waking up to this and coffee is BLISS. mike dougherty is one cool dude. thanks, mike! :D

Jesse said...

That sounded cool! I'll have to pick this album up....

Rot said...

It's GREAT.
We took it with us in the car and blasted it.

Now it's on in the background.

It's like a Halloween concert.

Tim said...

love this album, a must have on vinyl.

I also blogged about it a while back.

Tim

Theodore said...

this looks (especially sounds0 really good. i just got Dead Hearts from iTunes store. i can't stand piracy. makes me sick.

The force is strong in this one.
i plan to buy it.

The Frog Queen said...

Very interesting. Thanks for the heads up, always need more music for the collection.

Cheers!