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Branko Scekic
Lucas Fredette
Ben Fox
Dave Wickland

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In late 2012, Toronto’s Dinosaur Bones headed south to Texas to record their sophomore album, Shaky Dream, with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, The Walkmen, Explosions In The Sky). Shaky Dream follows My Divider, a debut which earned the Toronto five-piece critical praise, but one which, in many ways, embarked the band in a new direction.

“The idea was to pull ourselves out of our detached day-to-day lives and put ourselves in a collective mindset to try and pin down this fuzzy dream of a second record,” says frontman Ben Fox. Turns out recording the album was both fuzzy and dreamlike – and not always in comfortable ways. Congleton opened up the band’s songs and sounds, turning would-be B-sides into bona fide album cuts. Fox admits the process was new, uncomfortable, and rewarding – all at once.

“We would take songs we didn’t know what to do with and flip them upside down, poke at them, knowing there was something in there we all believed in. It can take way less than you’d think to flip your whole perspective.”

This, Fox says, is explicitly what the band hoped for with their decision to literally and figuratively leave behind their comfort zone.

“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.”

The result is a complex record thematically steeped in self-reflection and the yearning for honest communication, projected through a blend of dark pop, bombastic hooks, and flourishing rhythmic drone. It isn’t where the band had been before. It’s where they’re going, and where they are.

Shaky Dream comes out August 6 on Dine Alone Records.
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Dinosaur Bones unveil "Sleepsick" video on VICE/Noisey

Toronto quintet Dinosaur Bones have released their new video for upbeat Shaky Dream cut "Sleepsick." The cinematically beautiful video chronicles a father-son burglar team adventuring through both the barren desert and neon jungle of Las Vegas.

Watch the video above or noisey.vice.com target="_blank">HERE at the source on Vice / Noisey.

Still haven't gotten you hands on Shaky Dream? Click smarturl.it target="_blank">HERE to purchase the album on iTunes.
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Dinosaur Bones unveil Dreamer's Song video on NYLON

Last month, Dinosaur Bones released a cryptic monochromatic Southern Souls session of "Pacifist in Camouflage." The Toronto quartet has now unveiled the second installment from their session in the form of "Dreamer's Song," which you can check out below:

www.nylonguysmag.com target="_blank">Click to watch "Dreamer's Song" on NYLON Guys

Dinosaur Bones are currently rounding out their North American tour, with the following US dates remaining:

12/07 -­ Los Angeles, CA -­ The Echo
12/09 -­ San Diego, CA -­ Soda Bar
12/12 -­ Austin, TX -­ Empire Control Room
12/13 -­ Houston, TX -­ The Studio @ Warehouse Live
12/17 -­ Raleigh, NC -­ Slim's
12/19 -­ Washington, DC -­ Living Social House
12/20 -­ Brooklyn, NY -­ Cameo Gallery
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Dinosaur Bones expand North American tour, new live session

Dinosaur Bones have expanded their North American tour with a fresh round of US dates in December. The band is currently supporting Brendan Canning (of Broken Social Scene) across Canada, with two dates dipping into the US. A solo track down the West Coast, before heading back East through Texas, North Carolina, Washington DC and New York, will round out 2013. See below for new dates, or click dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">HERE.

www.southernsouls.ca target="_blank">Click to watch the band's cryptic live video for "Pacifist In Camouflage" via Southern Souls

DINOSAUR BONES TOUR DATES
Nov 18 - Hamilton, ON - The Casbah*
Nov 19 - London, ON - The APK*
Nov 20 - Waterloo, ON – Starlight*
Nov 24 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre*
Nov 25 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigos Cantina*
Nov 26 - Edmonton, AB - The ARTery*
Nov 27 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth Stage*
Nov 29 - Vancouver, BC - Media Club*
Nov 30 – Victoria, BC Lucky Bar*
Dec 02 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Dec 03 - Portland, OR - Mississipi Studios
Dec 07 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
Dec 09 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Dec 12 - Austin, TX - Empire Control Room
Dec 13 - Houston, TX - The Studio @ Warehouse Live
Dec 17 - Raleigh, NC - Slim's
Dec 19 - Washington, DC - Living Social House
Dec 20 - Brooklyn, NY - Cameo Gallery
*w/ Brendan Canning
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Enter the Ultimate Dinosaur Bones Prize giveaway!

It may not be Christmas but, for a minute, let's pretend it is. Dine Alone, Dinosaur Bones, and our friends from Crosley and Yamaha Audio are pooling together some great prizes for the ultimate Dinosaur Bones prize pack giveaway!

ONE lucky fan will win:
Crosley Radio Keepsake Turntable
Crosley 45 Adapter
Yamaha Audio | Canada HS5 Studio Monitors
Dinosaur Bones - Shaky Dream (Seafoam Green LP)
Dinosaur Bones - My Divider (LP)
Dinosaur Bones - NYE 7"
Dinosaur Bones - Birthright EP (CD)
Test pressings of Shaky Dream and My Divider
+ tons of assorted Dine Alone merch!

All music in the pack will be signed by the band and the winner will also receive a pair of tickets to see them live on their fall tour with Brendan Canning. Click bit.ly " target="_blank">HERE to find a show year you.

The contest closes Wednesday, November 13, 2013 so don't stall!
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Dinosaur Bones announce Brendan Canning tour

Just last week Dinosaur Bones announced the start of their fall headline tour, playing a select number of shows across Ontario and Quebec. Today, the band confirm they will support Brendan Canning on his November run of 10 dates across Canada, starting with a home-town Toronto show for both acts: a Lee’s Palace gig on November 16. All dates follow below, or view them dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">HERE.

DINOSAUR BONES – UPCOMING TOUR DATES 2013
Sep 19 - Kingston, ON - The Mansion
Sept 20 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison^
Sept 21 - Toronto, ON - Junction Music Fest
Sept 28 - Toronto, ON - Sonic Boom (In-Store)
Oct 5 - Hamilton, ON - The Casbah#
Oct 6 - Montreal, QC - Cabaret Mile End#
Oct 7 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial#
Oct 9 - Peterborough, ON - The Red Dog
Oct 11 - Barrie, ON - Clarkson Pub
Oct 12 - St. Catharines, ON - Mansion House
Oct 15 - New York City, NY - The Rock
Nov 16 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace*
Nov 18 - Hamilton, ON - The Casbah*
Nov 19 - London, ON - The APK*
Nov 20 - Waterloo, ON – Starlight*
Nov 24 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre*
Nov 25 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigos Cantina*
Nov 26 - Edmonton, AB - The ARTery*
Nov 27 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth Stage*
Nov 29 - Vancouver, BC - Media Club*
Nov 30 – Victoria, BC Lucky Bar*

^w/Still Life Still
#w/Family Of The Year
*w/ Brendan Canning
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Video

Dinosaur Bones - Nothing Left Between The Lines

Dinosaur Bones - Pacifist In Camouflage
Southern Souls Session (LIVE)

Audio

Dinosaur Bones - Spins in Circles

Dinosaur Bones - Sleepsick

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