Dinosaur Bones release album details, premiere song
Following the arrival of a cryptic video trailer announcing their upcoming release, Shaky Dream, Toronto indie outfit Dinosaur Bones have now provided details of the album, which is set for an August 6, 2013 debut via Dine Alone Records.
Teaming up with the production lead of John Congleton (St. Vincent, The Walkmen, Explosions In The Sky) the band found themselves immersed in a study of sound; in some cases, challenging and peeling back layers of their songs and taking them in directions they hadn't contemplated before. The quintet was moved, literally and figuratively from their comfort zone and the resulting 10 new tracks are thematically steeped in self-reflection, yearning for honest communication and filled with a blend of dark pop, bombastic hooks, and flourishing rhythmic drone. Shaky Dream will be available for pre-order on July 2.
For Shaky Dream, frontman Ben Fox offers, “The idea was to make an album that treats each song as an individual and commits to that. We were interested in the idea of pushing in multiple directions on one record. We didn’t want to just lock into one mode for forty minutes, with one palate of sounds and one mood to convey. We wanted to make an album where our songwriting instincts define our identity.”
With these details also comes the debut of a new track, "Spins in Circles," premiering exclusively via Consequence of Sound. Says Fox of the song, “We weren't going to shy away from following a song into territories that none of the other songs venture into. To us, that's what keeps things interesting. ‘Spins In Circles’ sort of exemplifies that philosophy, as it starts small and intimate before evolving towards this big blown out conclusion. In the studio it really felt like the song itself was leading the way, we were just helping it get there.”
Click HERE to stream "Spins in Circles" and Click HERE for a free download of the track.
Dinosaur Bones are slated to play a number of Canadian festival dates this summer, listed below.
June 15, 2013 @ Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON (NXNE w/ Wintersleep)
July 31, 2013 @ Downsview Park, Toronto, ON (Edgefest w/ The Lumineers)
August 3, 2013 @ Waterfront, Barrie, ON (Kempenfest)