Ernest Jenning Record Co. today has share the lyric video for “Zeitgeist” from Brooklyn duo Dinosaur Feathers‘ upcoming full-length CONTROL, which will see a release on October 7, 2014.
The group has also announced a fall tour, which will begin in Boston, MA at Whitehaus Family Record on September 18 and conclude in Chicago, IL at The Burlington on October 18. The current list of tour dates can be found below.
Dinosaur Feathers look to Janet Jackson for spiritual guidance on their groove-laden third album CONTROL. Insistent drum machines & lithe pulsing basslines meet shimmering synths, coked-out horns & soulful vocals, dragging 1983 pop/R&B kicking & screaming into the new millennium. Master of ceremonies Greg Sullo hooked up with production gurus Naptimes to update (downdate?) & amplify their sound.
Dinosaur Feathers first emerged from Brooklyn’s sweaty DIY scene as a synthesis of indie rock & world music influences, replete with soaring vocal harmonies. The group then charted a course from tropical leisure to nervy beach rock via substantial touring with acts like Built to Spill and Peter Bjorn & John. Most recently, Sullo committed to an extended stay in Oakland, where he found himself progressively drawn toward Motown soul & funky R&B – from Smokey to Chaka, Prince to Janet. His vocal performances here clearly reflect an affinity for such material, supported by a catalog of disparate secondary influences, from Scott Walker to Drake.
Indebted to the grace & precision of songwriters like Harry Nilsson & Curtis Mayfield, these songs are the most direct & propulsive Sullo has committed to tape– err…digital bits. Lyrics deliver meditations on subjects at once intimate and searching for meaning.
1. Afternoon Sun
3. When You Coming Out
5. For Jonathan
6. Anything You Want
7. On My Mind
Dinosaur Feathers tour dates:
9/18 – Whitehaus Family Record – Boston, MA*
9/19 – Stonybrook University – Long Island, NY*
9/20 – Shea Stadium – Brooklyn, NY*
9/21 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA*
9/25 – Cat’s Crade – Carrboro, NC
9/25 – 529 – Atlanta, GA
9/26 – Maxine’s – Hot Springs, AR
9/27 – Cheer Up Charlie’s – Austin, TX
10/2 – TBA – SoCal $
10/3 – TBA – SoCal $
10/4 – TBA – Oakland, CA
10/5 – TBA – San Jose, CA
10/7 – Valentine’s – Portland, OR
10/11 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
10/14 – Grinnell College – Grinnell, IA
10/15 – The Hex – Minneapolis, MN
10/16 – Carleton College – Northfield, MN
10/17 – Linneman’s – Milwaukee, WI %
10/18 – The Burlington – Chicago, IL %
* – w/Laser Background
$ – w/Detangler
% – w/The Fatty Acids