The Donkeys: Living On The Others Side


Look. Here’s the deal: I love LOST (See: my John Locke action figure, Series 1 box set of The Hatch, Dharma Initiative pint glasses) and I hate keeping secrets. It’s just my luck that I would be in on a secret about LOST. A blessing and a curse.

Welp, SPOILER ALERT: The Smoke Monster is actually Carey Mercer.

JK, guyz.

You all everybody’s favorite ’70s rock band from a magical island, Geronimo Jackson, is really Dead Oceans’ very own The Donkeys. The creators of LOST spill all the beans in the new issue of Wired which you can read here. Personally, I’m just glad I can talk about it now. The only thing harder than trying to figure out all the secrets of LOST is actually trying to keep one.

Check out The Donkeys on tour this Spring with WHY? and Deerhoof below:

05/21/10 San Diego, CA – Casbah w/ Leslie and the Badgers, John Meeks

05/26/10 Seattle, WA – The Vera Project w/ Josiah Wolf

05/27/10 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret w/ Josiah Wolf, WHY?

05/28/10 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom w/ Josiah Wolf, WHY?

05/30/10 Eugene, OR – W.O.W. Hall w/ Josiah Wolf, WHY?

05/31/10 Eureka, CA – Nocturnum w/ Josiah Wolf, Citay

06/01/10 Reno, NV – The Treehouse Lounge at the Underground w/ Josiah Wolf

06/02/10 Oakland, CA – New Parish of Oakland w/ Josiah Wolf, WHY?

06/03/10 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse w/ Josiah Wolf, WHY?

06/25/10 Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room

06/26/10 Albuquerque, NM – Burt’s Tiki Lounge

06/27/10 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive

07/04/10 Vancouver, BC – Little Mountain Gallery w/ Lakefield, Andwer

07/05/10 Seattle, WA – The Vera Project w/ Southeast Engine, Deerhoof

07/06/10 Portland, OR – Berbati’s Pan w/ Southeast Engine, Deerhoof

07/08/10 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill w/ Southeast Engine, Deerhoof

Also, just cuz:


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Dream Lover by Destroyer
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Corner by Night Beds
Sagres by The Tallest Man on Earth
Dark Bird Is Home by The Tallest Man on Earth
War Machine by Bill Fay
A Page Incomplete by Bill Fay
Primrose Green by Ryley Walker
Sweet Satisfaction by Ryley Walker


Strange Things by Marlon Williams

Now It's Over by A Place To Bury Strangers

Love High by A Place To Bury Strangers

Girl in a Sling by Destroyer

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todays shows

A Place To Bury Strangers
Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa

Marlon Williams
Wellington, NZ - Old St. Paul's

Ryley Walker
Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge  w/ Jose Gonzalez

Strand of Oaks
Boise, ID - Revolution Event Center  w/ My Morning Jacket

The Tallest Man on Earth
Umea, SE - Idun

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