Bands to Watch #183: Dinosaur Pile Up

By on Tuesday, 6th July 2010 at 12:00 pm

I have been pretty psyched about Dinosaur Pile Up ever since I reviewed their awesomely titled ‘The Most Powerful EP In The Universe!!’, last July. The five track record was a ridiculously awesome shot of vintage grunge that sat curiously apart from the tiring indie and synth movement of the time.

TGTF were super excited to hear that the Dino dudes have since spent the last few months recording their debut album, ‘Growing Pains’, to be released later this year. Buzz is already getting round about the forthcoming record. Radio One are particularly revelling in the Pile Up, with Zane Lowe even having proclaimed that the trio “will change the face of rock as we know it”. Yup, epic proportion of a quote alert.

Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Weezer, Pavement – nostalgic America alt-rock – that’s what Dinosaur Pile Up are about. And while I bet that makes most of you more artistically inclined music lovers wince, fear not, since these Seattle sounding guys are genuinely maestros at making top tunes. The Dinosaurs effortlessly head back into the split jeans and dirty sneakers of the 90s and pull forth those chunky riffs and poppy rhythms into the now, all the while adding their own distinctive, sunny spin on matters. Judging by the previews of upcoming material on their MySpace, too, Dinosaur Pile Up aren’t going to become extinct anytime soon…(cheesiest closing line ever).

Listen to ‘Summer Hit Single’ from ‘The Most Powerful EP In The Universe!!’ below, to get a taste of Dinosaur Pile Up.


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[…] on Wednesday, 7th July 2010 at 7:30 am Following Jess’ introduction to Dinosaur Pile Up yesterday, they’ve gone and announced a big UK tour for autumn this year.Catch them at:Monday 13th […]

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