Do you wear headphones? Do you like skeletons?
May 10, 2013 7:30 PM   Subscribe

How about dancing Canadian skeletons? Avec les sous-titres et sonnaille. Introducing mounties, a new Canadian supergroup formed by Hawksley Workman with Hot Hot Heat frontman Steve Bays and Limblifter/Age of Electric member Ryan Dahle.

It's rather catchy and an early contender for my song of the summer.
posted by arcticseal (8 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
When I first saw "dancing Canadian skeletons" I thought this was going to be about Les Squelettes from Téléfrancais!

And I was right, kinda, clearly someone tried to teach someone in this band French with this particular set of vaguely surreal short films.
posted by Grimgrin at 8:20 PM on May 10, 2013 [3 favorites]

When I first saw "dancing Canadian skeletons" I thought of the video for No One Does It Like You, although I guess those are more like dancing ghosts and terroristas or whatever. But they are Canadian by virtue of being the products of Marcel Dzama's imagination.
posted by oulipian at 8:24 PM on May 10, 2013

Oh man, Hawksley Workman! There was a year in college where I would. not. stop. listening to Striptease. The Delicious Wolves was a fantastic album. Thanks for the heads-up, the new song is pretty great.
posted by carsonb at 9:10 PM on May 10, 2013

Aw yeah, Hawksley's the best.

Smoke Baby was my college favorite.
posted by painquale at 9:16 PM on May 10, 2013

I've been hearing this song on the radio. I had no idea who was behind it. I dig it. And, as long as Hawksley is as delightfully weird when performing with this group as he is when he's doing his solo thing, I will absolutely pay to see them in concert.
posted by asnider at 9:19 PM on May 10, 2013

I don't wear headphones, but I use them on occasion, for listening to recordings. They're a device for the reproduction of sound, not a fashion accessory.
posted by Goofyy at 10:05 PM on May 10, 2013

Strange to hear Hawskley singing in someone else's band. I like it though.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 12:17 AM on May 11, 2013

Goofyy, I wore my Walkman and headphones constantly from ~'83 until maybe '92. I got to choose my own soundtrack without forcing it on anyone else and it was a great excuse not to listen or talk to anyone.

Tinnitus, what's that?
posted by djeo at 8:19 AM on May 11, 2013

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