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New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
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"Forkcast: Dinowalrus: "Nuke Duke 'Em" / "Nuke Duke 'Em (The Mae Shi Remix)""

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November 6, 2009
Dinowalrus: "Nuke Duke 'Em" / "Nuke Duke 'Em (The Mae Shi Remix)"
"Nuke Duke 'Em" / "Nuke Duke 'Em (The Mae Shi Remix)"

Photo by Will Deitz

The MySpace for Dinowalrus, a band led by Pete from Titus Andronicus, describes them as both ambient and thrash, a dubious combination-- most of the time. "Nuke Duke 'Em", a track from their forthcoming debut full-length, jumps from spazz-y, rollicking guitars and whirling keyboards to a sudden breakdown that by the end of the song sounds more like space rock than noise-rock, their purported genre and one further emphasized by the remix by Jeff Byron of the Mae Shi. The remix is a good one, evening out the track by highlighting the synth and amping up the build, all to a consistently danceable beat. The bipolar tendency to be both XBXRX and Slowdive is gone, but the reworking hints at a new depth. Look out for the official release of Dinowalrus' "Nuke Duke 'Em" (no relation to everybody's favorite chauvinist computer game from the 90s), on the album %, coming from Kanine Records this January. - www.pitchfork.com


A swirl of dreamy arpeggiated synths and sparse percussion lead us into "BEAD," a track taken from budding Brooklyn trio Dinowalrus' debut album, %. The song's hazy electronics, bleating vocal attack, and occasional clarinet squawk create the perfect arena in which the band can unleash its tribal/post-punk fusion reminiscent of The Rapture, albeit on a heavy dose of psychedelics and Tangerine Dream records. - XLR8R magazine

"DINOWALRUS at Mercury Lounge"

Dinowalrus are one of the stranger bands coming through the ranks of the current New York scene. They are tied to no one genre in particular and a lot of that has to do with their enigmatic front man Peter who has no problems listening to any sort of music and taking about it with a huge array of references and insights. Talking with Peter at Mercury Lounge on Friday night he thoroughly impressed me with his knowledge and his enjoyment of music. While most band members try to be aloof and overly cool he has no problem wearing a neon green sweatshirt with sparkles and cooing about having the same delay pedal as Those Darlins.

As impressive as all those personal insights are the music is even more impressive. It is not constrained by time or genre, instead it oozes with so many varied influences that it's difficult to label it beyond the generic 'rock' category. There are bits of punk and noise in there, as well as some elements of pop, but what really shines through the sound are the sounds of bygone psychedelic garage rock. Since we are in a wave of garage rock revivalism you should be accustomed to those sounds showing up your local indie rock club, but combining it with the psych sound makes it a little more hazy and a lot more trippy and really fuels my love for that type of music.

On stage Dinowalrus are a damn fun band to watch. Peter towers over the audience with his 6'4" frame hanging everywhere, darting back and forth, and occasionally flailing around on the floor. Meanwhile his band mates do just about everything else to keep the sound pouring out. Josh pounds on the skins like a possessed beast and Kyle plays bass, keyboards, and synths tying everything together beautifully.

I know there hasn't been too much written on Dinowalrus just yet, but these guys are pretty young and just getting going. With their energy and pure enjoyment of the music though it's pretty safe to say that they'll be hanging around for a bit so hopefully some of you can start taking note now. - poptartssucktoasted.com


electric car gas guitar 7" single. (self released) 2008

BEAD 7" split w/ Bachelor of Arts (EXO Records). 2009

% album CD + LP (Kanine Records) 2010

BEST BEHAVIOR LP (Old Flame, Heist vs Hit) 2012



DINOWALRUS is psychedelic synth-rock band from Brooklyn, NY comprised of former Titus Andronicus guitarist Pete Feigenbaum, synth and bass wizard Liam Andrew, and veteran drummer Max Tucker.

Pete started the band in 2008 and they quickly grabbed attention with a long run of local and regional shows with the likes of Javelin, Surfer Blood, Health, Real Estate, Screaming Females, A Place to Bury Strangers, Crystal Stilts, Titus Andronicus and These are Powers. They started 2009 strong with a 7" release that was distributed by Impose and RVNG, another 7" release on the Australian label EXO, plus a tour to SXSW with the Australian post-punk band Bachelor of Arts.

In January 2010, DINOWALRUS put out their shape shifting, eclectic and erudite debut, %, on Kanine Records (Surfer Blood, Chairlift, Grizzly Bear). The album was a unique, structurally unorthodox, unpredictable mélange of krautrock, synthpop, shoegaze, acid-rock, noise, and thrash-punk that was well received in underground circles, but was generally ignored by broader indie-rock audiences. In the year that followed, The band toured the east coast and California with the likes of Titus Andronicus, Fang Island, Aa, Signals (ex-mae shi), and Tempo no Tempo.

Later in 2010, Pete revamped the lineup and songwriting approach, and began working with Liam Andrew (synthesizers, bass). The two has been friends since college, where they both took a course entitled "the experimental traditional in pop music", where they received course credit for listening to favorites such as PiL, Brian Eno, Throbbing Gristle and Kraftwerk. With drummer Anton Hochheim from their Kanine shoegazer label-mates the Depreciation Guild onboard for recording and a run of shows, DINOWALRUS reinvented themselves with a more pop-oriented songwriting approach that drew heavily on the 1980s beats of Madchester plus other groovin' minimal synth, new wave, dark wave, and post punk angles, while retaining their psychedelic and krautock backbone. When recording wrapped up, they started working fulltime with drummer Max Tucker, formerly of Patrick Cleandenim and Francis and the Lights to take their live show to the next level.

In March 2012, they released their sophomore album BEST BEHAVIOR on Old Flame (US) and Heist or Hit (UK)