Video of the Week: “Dead Hearts” by Dead Man’s Bones

October 9th, 2009, 3:00 pm by Greg

This is simply best new music video that we’ve seen in a long time. It’s also somewhat ironic because the band, Dead Man’s Bones, features two actors – Ryan Gosling (“The Notebook,” “Half Nelson,” “Lars and the Real Girl”) and Zach Shields – but the video doesn’t include even a single actor. Not one real person.

It’s all about the sculpture, “Machine With Wishbone,” by kinetic artist Arthur Ganson. No stranger to Nippertown, Ganson’s thoroughly memerizing works were featured in his one-man exhibition, “Artful Mechanisms” at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass. back in 2002.

So for all of you fans of the Brothers Quay and other beautifully creepy stop-motion animation, here’s “Dead Hearts”:

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The song “Dead Hearts” is from Dead Man’s Bones’ new, self-titled album on Anti Records.