Dinosaur Bones
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Dinosaur Bones

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
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Dinosaur Bones @ Oscar's

Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Dinosaur Bones @ Live Lounge

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Dinosaur Bones @ Piano's

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

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"...They've got a sounds that's fresh yet familiar, but not easily slottable into any particular genre or revival movement... combining Anglo romanticism with a distinctly North American (okay, New York) urbanity. Darkly sophisticated stuff."

http://www.chromewaves.net/index.php?itemid=3118 - Frank Yang - chromewaves.net

"Their 2008 self-titled EP was packed with feeling, with no song more haunting and persuasive than "N.Y.E." whose delicate darkness almost belies its pop sensibility... And, considering that their live show is already earning praise, at least in the 416, Dinosaur Bones might just be the Canadian band that comes out of nowhere to make good in 2009."

-Dave Jaffer - HOUR Weekly - www.hour.ca

Dinosaur Bones singer Ben Fox was selected as NOW Magazine's Local Player for the July 24th issue:

- NOW Magazine

"Standout Bones tracks include the keyboard-propelled, haunting 'N.Y.E,' and the jittery 'Royalty.' The band's rabid fans enthusiastically sang and danced along to the (Wall)flowery ballads and the (Radio)heady dirges."

http://www.eyeweekly.com/music/liveeye/article/44733 - Lynda Sparks - eyeweekly.com

"...So while bands like Japandroids were wrapping up their official showcases, the real party was going on up the street at a secret late-night loft bash that saw heavily hyped band Dinosaur Bones play a sweaty, star-making set.

American A&R label scouts jammed shoulder-to-shoulder with bloggers and fans who packed the two-story apartment with the promise of free beer, nachos and a chance to witness the Toronto indie-rockers preview songs from their upcoming debut album.

As the rain poured down outside the windows, drunken party-goers were humidly rubbing and grinding to the group's driving indie-rock as they ripped through their performance with energetic aplomb reciprocated by the perspiring masses....

...Closing their set with vigorous new song 'Highwire Act' to massive cheers and kudos, the band quickly retired to the bar"

Jonathan Dekel - SPINNER

http://www.spinner.ca/2009/10/03/dinosaur-bones-revive-pop-montreals-secret-loft-party-scene/ - SPINNER - Oct 3, 2009

"In little less than a year Dinosaur Bones have bridled guitar and key indie rock to a remarkable maturity that is at once captivating and unsettling."

- FAZER (online) - FAZER


- "Dinosaur Bones" EP (May 2008)
- "Royalty/Ice Hotels" 7-inch (Feb 2010)
- Full Length LP (Produced by Jon Drew) (late 2010)



While you'd be hard-pressed to get them to admit it, Dinosaur Bones have inadvertently become the poster boys for abandoning education in the name of rock n' roll. In 2008, after months of prioritizing writing melodic indie rock songs over Hemingway essays, vocalist/guitarist Ben Fox finally packed up his guitars, leaving behind his undergrad and Montreal apartment for his hometown of Toronto. He immediately began assembling a mosaic of former bandmates and friends-of-friends to give life to the skeleton of songs captured on his shifty 4-track recorder: Branko Scekic (bass), Dave Wickland (keys), Lucas Fredette (drums) and Joel Clifton (guitar). Raw as they were, the outside input from these fresh minds quickly turned his unpolished tunes into broody pop gems, dripping with haunting synth layers and a throbbing rhythm section.

In less than two years Fox and the fellow Bones have been efficient in inflicting enough damage on the Canadian indie music community to justify their namesake. After releasing a self-titled, 4-song demo EP in late 2008, the band has hit the stage with Handsome Furs, the Rural Alberta Advantage, Born Ruffians, Arkells, Malajube, Hollerado, and Sebastian Grainger, received praise from both college and commercial radio, and been personally invited to play some of the country's largest festivals. They've also outgrown many of the venues in their hometown, packing the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, among others, wall-to-wall with hundreds of rabid fans, often storming the stage for sing-alongs induced by their anthemic blend of hook-laden melancholy and broody charisma.

In late 2009, Dinosaur Bones entered the studio with producer Jon Drew (Fucked Up, Tokyo Police Club, the Arkells) to lay down the foundation for their long-anticipated debut LP. Until then, anxious fans can take solace in a 7-inch, being released February 2nd 2010 - consider it a preview of what is to come.