Ryan Gosling teams up with his BFF bandmate Zach Shields for their band Dead Man’s Bones‘ new video for “Pa Pa Power”.
The 29-year-old actor performed in a retirement home with a children’s choir for the video, which clocks in at just over twelve minutes!
Good news! It turns out that I don’t hate the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts. After a recently witnessing a complete failure of a show at the out-of-the-way venue, I was worried that the venue only occasionally offered relevant shows for a reason. But Dead Man’s Bones, the musical project of Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields, is not something that comes around every day. In fact, the group (which also includes the Silver Lake Children’s Conservatory Choir) played one of the best shows I have ever been to during their last stop in town, which was on Halloween appropriately enough. But a little research into this two-night event made it clear that I was not getting the same show I had previously enjoyed. In fact, I was not going to see a show like anything I had previously seen. It is amazing what looking at a flyer or website or literally any advanced media before going to a show can do for your expectations (this goes out to the angry and confused Notebook fans who apparently didn’t bother to read anything about this ahead of time.).
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Call them actors if you must, but Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields are performers. And with their band, Dead Man’s Bones, they are proving that there is a difference.
This weekend at Eagle Rock’s Center for the Arts the band—joined by magician and former Possum Dixon front man Rob Zabrecky—will stage its second series of L.A. shows (after the October release of its self-titled debut album on Anti) in what Gosling and Shields hope to cultivate into an ongoing series of vaudeville-style special events featuring a rotating cast of characters, music and supernatural art forms.
They’ll play their music—a dark and murky-sweet stew of 1950s-style do-wop singed with the organ-heavy longing of early ‘60s lo-fi acts like the Zombies, and flavored with a dash of the aching minimalism harnessed by the traveling minstrels of the ‘30s.
Following a deal with Anti-, an upcoming album and North American tour, Dead Man’s Bones are kicking their promotion machine into high gear. However, they’re not exactly going about it in typical fashion, at least not on the live front.
First, the project helmed by actors Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields announced that each of their tour stops would feature local children’s choirs and talent shows, and now the guys have revealed that they’re also doing a residency at a puppet theatre. Yep, a puppet theatre.
In September, Dead Man’s Bones will be doing three guaranteed-to-be-special shows at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater in L.A. According to the press release, “The residency will showcase a unique collaboration between the theater and the band. The band scored and directed these performances, and will be providing the soundtrack to an unusual and remarkable spectacle.”
The trio of dates at the theatre — on September 11, 18 and 25 — will feature the band and the Silverlake Conservatory Children’s Choir, who also contributed to the Dead Man’s Bones album, as well as a lot of puppets, of course.
There is no word if Dead Man’s Bones have plans to set up a similar residency in Canada but they are playing several dates in the Great White North, including Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. (A full list of dates can be found here.)
As for that record, it’s due out October 6 via Anti-.
Ryan Gosling and Zach Shields are set to bring their band Dead Man’s Bones on its very first tour this October.
Pitchfork reports, “The actor/musician duo will bring the songs from their band’s self-title debut album to life with the help of a local choir in each of the twelve spots they’re hitting. Their album was recorded with the Silverlake Conservatory Children’s Choir but they can’t bring all those kids on the road with them. Hence, a new group in every city.”
The opening act for the shows will be a talent show, organized by the band and featuring local talent in each city. Amazing! Check out the tour promo video below. It’s almost exactly like one of those videos you watch before you enter a haunted mansion at an amusement park!
source: Just Jared