We here at The Tripwire logically get a lot of PR. Much of it is sort of an exercise wherein superlatives take find new hyperbolic heights. Can a band really be the second coming of Nirvana and take slight influence from the best parts of Limp Bizkit and the Arcade Fire at the same time? God, we hope not. Thankfully Dead Man's Bones sound nothing like that. And they've made a festive little video for their first ever tour. If all PR took the form of 90-second long YouTube clips involving cracked out dogs popping balloons we might sleep a little better at night. See for yourself above.
It might have taken out the whole middle man on this if Ryan Gosling just held up a sign saying "I'm Ryan Gosling. I'm not and bearded and am going to perform on stage in a very vulnerable manner." But I guess that would ruin the whole "We're a real band thing" they legitimately have going for them. Dah well. If you didn't quite catch those tour dates, here they are.
10.14 Cambridge, MA @ Brattle Theatre
10.15 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
10.16 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church Sanctuary
10.17 Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
10.19 Montreal, Quebec @ Le National
10.20 Toronto, Ontario @ The Opera House
10.21 Chicago, IL @ Schubas (early show)
10.21 Chicago, IL @ Schubas (late show)
10.23 Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
10.24 Vancouver, British Columbia @ Venue
10.25 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
10.27 San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
10.30 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent