Move over, Russell Crowe. Actor, feminist icon and all-around nice guy Ryan Gosling has another reason for you to love him – dude is in a band. Not new news, but good news that needs to be shared.
Dead Man’s Bones are a rock duo made up of The Goz and his partner in crime Zach Shields, and released their debut self-titled album in 2009. They played every instrument on the record themselves (INDUSTRIOUS!), with R.Gos performing under the alias Baby Goose (CLEVER!) and teaching himself to play cello and piano (SO TALENTED!).
Here’s a bit of a rundown…
Dead Man’s Bones like doing things like performing with children’s choirs in graveyards. In fact, their whole debut album was recorded with the Silverlake Conservatory Children’s Choir.
And it’s not just kids – they’re friends of the elderly too. In the 12-minute video for their Pa Pa Power, they take a children’s choir to perform at a retirement home. Bless their cotton socks.
Also, he just looks really damn good with a guitar. We don’t really care if he can play it or not.
You know, you haven’t really swooned until you’ve seen Ryan Gosling tolerate an audition for a ‘poop opera‘.
Rolling Stone described them as “Arcade Fire, Tom Waits and the cast of Sesame Street performing a Kurt Weill musical.” Presumably this means that when he fathers your children he will be able to educate your hipster offspring on early 20th century German theatre. And smoking, I guess.
So what’s the verdict – are they better than Keanu Reeves’ Dogstar, Zooey Deschanel‘s She & Him or Kevin Bacon‘s The Bacon Brothers?
Sorry, of course they’re not better than The Bacon Brothers. We’d never suggest such a thing. But it’s gotta be close, right?