Sorry Ryan Gosling if you think you are going to sell this shit without the "check it out I killed it in Half Nelson and now I am killing it with the moody organ." Go with what's real. People are going to fan out and fawn regardless, so you might as well embrace it. We got front row tickets so you will sign our three-year-old copy of Premiere (Glenn Kenny was always so nice to you). NEwayz, Dead Man's Bones, which also features a non-celebrity, is a gothic, churchy group that sounds like tweed and the backup soundtrack to There Will Be Blood if Jonny Greenwood fell through. "In the Room Where You Sleep" is drinking someone's milkshake (BAM), maybe Link Wray, Will Oldham and Lavender Diamond, though they have really taken the organ out for a serious Zamboni ride around the rink all their own. More than a novelty, less than a mega-jam and better than we expected. Success!
September 23, 2009