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Whistle Tips

Dinosaur Feathers

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Brooklynites first heard Dinosaur Feathers back in 2008, when Greg Sullo ventured out armed only with a guitar and drum machine. A full band eventually joined him, letting his love for Tropicalia and West Coast pop fully bloom. Dinosaur Feathers’ second album, Whistle Tips, is as easy and smile-inducing as a day in the park. There are intricate polyrhythms, marimbas, pianos, and Sullo’s effortless, graceful voice, which dips and rises, sambas and cha-chas, pulling harmonies and twittering guitars along like a big brother teaching a sibling how to skip in the sand. “Young Bucks” feels like Animal Collective meets Gerry & The Pacemakers, while the infectious “Beatcha” is a chewy, delicious tune built on robust vocal hooks and smart, sturdy percussive moves. The skittering cowbell and percolating bass line of “Your Move” has a taste of old-school funk-punk. “City Living” starts with a cavernous, stark, effects-heavy combo of guitar notes and drums that morphs into a bubbly electro-funk dance tune, and “Certain Times” is breezy and airy pop until it becomes a wild guitar-led skronkfest.

Biography

Formed: 2008 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Brooklyn-based indie pop purveyors Dinosaur Feathers synthesize African, Brazilian, and retro-pop influences into their own sunshine-soaked sonics. The project began in summer 2008 as a solo outing for singer/guitarist/drum machine player Greg Sullo to reimagine the sounds of the Beatles and Os Mutantes with modern technology, but grew as keyboardist/singer (and Sullo's college a cappella bandmate) Derek Zimmerman offered to serve as harmony vocalist, and the group was rounded out with bassist Adam...
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