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Dinosaur Feathers

Weekly Feature: Dinosaur Feathers release new single on Torrential Zen compilation

Dinosaur Feathers have been active in the NYC scene for quite some time now, but their peculiarly colorful pop hasn't lost any of the exuberance of their beginnings. Single 'Untrue' (off their latest record Whistle Tips) is something Franz Ferdinand might have made if they spent some time surfing in Mali. The band just released a new track, 'New Frontier', on Unhabitable Mansion's latest compilation 'Torrential Zen', which also features songs by Fatty Acids, Sat. Night Duets & Radical Dads. Read a Q&A with the band here.


Deli CMJ Electro/Avant Pop Stages at The Delancey 10.18 with Wildlife Control, Dynasty Electric, Dinosaur Feathers, Il Abanico, Cultfever + more


This is going to be the longest list of this whole series of announcements. On Thursday, we're once again taking over both floors of The Delancey with upstairs, a line-up of electro up-and-comers from all sides of the spectrum and downstairs, some creative pop gems fitting under the Avant Pop label, for a total of.. NINETEEN acts! So enough chit-chat, let's get to the list, because that is sure going to take up enough space.

Opening the (free!) upstairs show, Thomas Simon's ghostly mixes, followed by the bizarre folk-tronic experiments of Max Horwich's Sewing Machines, Cultfever's chaotic outputs and Railbird's more intimate creations. Next up, we've got three out-of-towners, i.e SF's Maus Haus, Philly's electro/hip hop artist Lushlife, and finally, Anomie Belle, from Seattle, co-headlining the show with NYC's own Dynasty Electric. Then, taking it to the later hours of the evening, Ducky, and Drop Electric (coming from DC).

Downstairs, our two headliners will be Dinosaur Feathers (top picture) and Wildlife Control, who both released this year a delicious new album, second for the former and a first for the latter. We've also got, on this stage, three acts coming from Los Angeles: openers American Royalty, shoegaze-pop band Letting Up Despite Great Faults, and Kiven, who will be closing the show. Add to this Columbian transplants Il Abanico, Conveyor, whom we covered in our last print issue, the catchy jams of five-piece Modern Rivals and finally, Santah, coming from Chicago, and.. I believe WE'RE DONE! In the pictures: Dynasty Electric & Wildlife Control.

Dinosaur Feathers tours with Fang Island

Before Grizzly Bear drops their own harmony-soaked full-length later this year, be sure to check out the band just as in touch with the rhythm of the rising tide, and all set to compliment your next beach volleyball game better than mopey Ed Droste ever could anyway.

Dinosaur Feathers' new single 'Untrue' (streaming below, off just-released record 'Whistle Tips') is something Franz Ferdinand might have made if they spent some time surfing in Mali. The album as a whole feels like the band mic'ed a barbeque and recorded the site live... Another standout is the groove-a-licious 'Fantasy Memorial.' The track is so much fun, you'll feel like you just met the woman of your dreams (who happens to surf in... Mali!)

Check the group out when they come back home in the Fall after an east coast tour with Fang Island, and be sure and listen to the new record on their blogspot. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


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