This album is perfect for this time of year. Here’s a good write-up:

“a bunch of instruments– some of which they don’t know how to play– and a massive children’s choir and make a concept album about the supernatural. Seems like a recipe for disaster, right? Guess again.

Meet Dead Man’s Bones, a collaboration between actors Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson, The Believer, The Notebook) and Zach Shields. The duo plan to release their debut album, Never Let a Lack of Talent Get You Down, on their own label, Werewolf Heart, this summer. You might have seen their MySpace page, or a video for their song “In the Room Where You Sleep” floating around the web recently. In the clip, Gosling and Shields lead a bunch of kids, all dressed in Halloween costumes, through a spare acoustic lament. It’s creepy and catchy. It sounds like a middle school assembly gone goth. And it’s pretty damn good.” Taken from

This album is scary the same way haunted houses are scary. It kinda is but it really isn’t, still exceptionally good. It should be noted they self-describe their genre of music as Gothic, which I can kinda see but I can’t. I’m still throwing it up as a tag.