Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Playing w/ Baths Friday @ Bowery Ballroom

I've been hearing great stuff about Baths live show for a while now, so I'm pretty stoked that we get to play a show with him this Friday. As if that's not enough, we'll be stepping into Bowery Ballroom for the first time. Having seen lots of rad shows there over the years, it's exciting to finally get to play there.



__Dinosaur Feathers

Doors @ 8 - Show @ 9 - 18+
TICKETS - $15 Advance/$17 Day of Show

Hope to see you there,
Dinosaur Feathers

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dinosaur Feathers on SPIN.com

Just last week, we played what has to be one of our favorite shows ever at the Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh. As if not's that enough, SPIN Magazine was there and noted the shows as one of the 8 Best Moments of the entire festival. We're flattered...

SPIN's 8 Best Moments of the Hopscotch Music Festival

"Brooklyn's Dinosaur Feathers are plenty fun to listen to, but even more fun to watch. Between the mohawked drummer, left-handed bassist rocking a Hofner (just like Beatle Paul McCartney), and bespectacled Stewart Copeland look-alike on keyboards, they offer up a spectrum-ranging study in visual contrasts. Playing on borrowed gear at Kings Barcade on Thursday, they took the skittery rhythms of Vampire Weekend and rocked 'em up.
Their songs bounced back and forth between ambling groove and jittery sprint, featuring drums that verged on wildly overplayed. But it was cool, and the band dug the crowd as much as the crowd dug the band. "It's pretty cool for you to be here right when we started to play," guitarist Greg Sullo said. "We love you, Raleigh! We'll be back in October!" You could tell the crowd marked their mental calendars."

Monday, September 12, 2011

Playing w/ Man/Miracle @ Piano's on Wednesday

Our really excellent friends Man/Miracle are going to be in town Wednesday night. They're coming all the way from Oakland and they're really, really good. You do not want to miss a chance to catch them while they're here. And if you're up to it - we'll be playing after. 

___Our Mountain


_158 Ludlow Street, New York, NY


Show at 8

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

2,200 Yen? It's a great deal!

Thanks to the fine people at Moorworks, you can pick up our album on Amazon Japan.

If only the album itself said "Fantasy Memorial" in Japanese: 想像の記念物

Fantasy Memorial

Fantasy Memorial

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Don't Rent from HERTZ

I thought a Hertz Donut was when you twisted someone's nose. Apparently it actually involves renting from Hertz. A few months back, my parents rented a car from Hertz while on vacation. They got rear-ended in their rental car a few days later.

I figured this would be a pretty simple case. You get rear-ended, the person who hit you is responsible. Pretty cut and dry. Well, not when you rent from Hertz. They charged my parents for the damages and once Hertz got paid, they did nothing to pursue the guy responsible for the accident, even though my parents got all his insurance information and sent it to Hertz. Is this taking care of your customers? Not exactly. Is this doing what's right? Not exactly. 

In addition to Hertz clearly being lazy and greedy, they won't even provide my parents with an itemized bill for the repairs, which they need in order to dispute the charge. I guess, once Hertz got their money, they didn't think it was necessary to take care of their customers.

How does this apply to Dinosaur Feathers? Well, for one - it's my parents. And two, as our fellow bands know, things happen on the road. We have been forced to get a rental in the past because of car problems. So fellow bands - if you're in that difficult place in the future - DO NOT RENT FROM HERTZ. They will not take care of you if something goes wrong. Hurts, don't it?

If someone from Hertz happens to read this and wants to actually fix the problem, email dinosaurfeathersmusic@gmail.com and I can put you in touch with my parents. If Hertz decides to make things right, I'd even re-issue this post with an apology and perhaps even an endorsement. Until then, they won't see our business.


Friday, July 29, 2011


You heard right. We're playing on a boat. Thanks to the radical people at Rocks Off, we're going to be playing with Snowmine aboard the Half Moon.

Departing from the Skyport Marina @ FDR and East 23rd at 8 PM, we'll cruise down the East River and drop anchor under the Statue of Liberty, at which point the concert will commence. It's going to be a beautiful night, but it's not a big boat - so, get your tickets now: TICKETS.

This could be you...


__Dinosaur Feathers

_$18 ADVANCE/$25 Day of show

_ E 23rd St and FDR Maps & Directions

Boards @ 7 // Departs @ 8 // Returns @ 11

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Live on KEXP Today

Tune into Seattle's KEXP today at to check out our performance on the Morning Show with John Richards.

We're on at 9:30 Pacific Time and if you're all worried that you don't get KEXP on your radio, you can check it out on the web: http://kexp.org/.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Oh Canada!

Every time we start a new tour, we resolve to keep people posted and every time, we fail. This is an attempt to make things different this time!

Yesterday, we made the perilous trip over the US-Canada border somewhere between North Dakota and Saskatchewan. It was one of the few stops we made on the 12 hour journey from Devils Lake, North Dakota to Medicine Hat, Alberta. It is truly big sky country out here and we watched some crazy storms. Luckily, with crazy storms and sunny skies come rainbows...

In just a bit, we'll be heading off to Calgary for the Sled Island Festival. We're excited about our shows and thankful that we found a place to stay!

If you haven't had the chance to check out our new single "Please, Please George" - there are still some free downloads available at our Bandcamp page.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

New Single - Please, Please George

It's been too long since we've released any new music. But today we but an end to that foolishness and bring you:

Please, Please George

Please, Please George Cover Art

Stream it on our Soundcloud above or go to http://dinosaurfeathers.bandcamp.com/ where it is available as a free download for a limited time.

Dinosaur Feathers

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Summer Tour 2011

Hello Friends,
If you have checked this site recently, you probably know that we got a bunch of shows coming up around the country (and Canada!) this June and July. Now that we've finally got our hands dirty in Microsoft Paint, we can make it official: Dinosaur Feathers Summer Tour 2011.

We have shows lined up at some terrific venues from Brooklyn out to Calgary and all the way down to LA. We'll be sharing the stage with some great bands like Sonny and the Sunsets, Woodsman and the Donkeys for the first time, and reuniting with some wonderful friends, like Shark?, the Fatty Acids and Kapowski along the way. We'll also be making an extended stop at Calgary's Sled Island Festival.

Here's what all the fuss is about:

SAT 6/11: BROOKLYN: Silent Barn w/ Shark? and Gross Relations
MON 6/13: TOLEDO: Ottawa Tavern
TUE 6/14: CHICAGO: Schuba's w/ Woodsman
WED 6/15: SPRING GREEN, WI: Shitty Barn Session: Doors at 6 TICKETS
THU 6/16: MILWAUKEE: Cactus Club
FRI 6/17: NORTHFIELD, MN: Private Party - write for details

Sled Island Festival CALGARY, AB, CA

WED 6/22 @ The Palomino w/ Crocodiles, Cousins and the Ketamines (11:00)
THU 6/23 @ The #1 Legion w/ Double Fuzz, James T. Kirks and Rajas (10:00)
FRI 6/24 @ Undermountain w/ The Mandates, Hunter-Gatherer and Monokino (10:15)
MON 6/27: VANCOUVER: Biltmore Cabaret w/ the Donkeys
WED 6/29: PORTLAND: Mississippi Studios w/ the Donkeys
THU 6/30: SEATTLE: KEXP Presents @ the Tractor Tavern
FRI 7/01: EUGENE: Sam Bond's Garage w/ Strangled Darlings and Aeon Now
SAT 7/02: SAN FRANCISCO: Amnesia w/Kapowski
WED 7/06: SAN DIEGO: Soda Bar
FRI 7/08: LOS ANGELES: The Echo w/ Sonny & the Sunsets and Wounded Lion

We should be adding another California date or two soon, so stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Silent Barn on Saturday, June 11th

We're psyched to be going back to Silent Barn on Saturday, June 11th. Come party with us before we head out on the road for a month!


_Dinosaur Feathers [NY] [dinosaurfeathers.com]
___Gross Relations [NY] [grossrelations.bandcamp.com]
____Parquet Fouls (of Fergus & Geronimo) [NY]
_____Moonmen on the Moon, Man [NY] [myspace.com/moonmenonthemoonman]


The Silent Barn
915 Wyckoff Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

_L to Halsey
_M to Myrtle-Wyckoff


Artwork by William Arnold.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Armchairs Farewell

Science & Advice Cover Art

Our dear friends from Philly, the Armchairs, are decided to call it quits after three years of fantastical music making. We've been lucky enough to travel the country over the last year and play with a lot of fantastic bands and they have put on some of my favorite shows. We will revel in their glory two last times, with or without you, but we'd much rather do it with you! So, come see us rock out with the Armchairs in Brooklyn and Philly....


WED 5/11 @ Death By Audio (BROOKLYN) w/Ball of Flame Shoot Fire and Horse's Mouth

FRI 5/13 @ Johnny Brenda's (PHILLY) w/The Circadian Rhythms and Orbit to Leslie

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Last Minute Show

So - we booked a last minute show here in the ol' NYC. We're opening for Beach Fossils at Brooklyn Bowl on Friday, February 11th. Tickets are just $5 and it's Friday night!

Doors @ 6
Yellow Dogs @ 9:15
Dinosaur Feathers @ 10
Beach Fossils @ 11

Hope to see you there.

Monday, January 24, 2011

SXSW 2011 w/ Motel Motel

We're excited to announce a tour for this March with Motel Motel. We'll be making the great indie migration down the east coast on our way to SXSW. And then after a few hopefully warm days in Austin, we'll weave our way back through the Midwest. There are still a few dates to get added, but here's what we got so far...

THU 3/03: BOSTON: TT the Bear's 
FRI 3/04: NEW YORK: Cake Shop 
SAT 3/05: BROOKLYN: Cameo 
SUN 3/06: PHILLY: Kung Fu Necktie
TUE 3/07: BALTIMORE: Ottobar 
WED 3/08: RICHMOND: Strange Matter 
FRI 3/09: RALEIGH: Slim's 
SAT 3/10: BIRMINGHAM: The Nick 
SUN 3/11: NASHVILLE: The Rutledge 
TUE 3/12: HOT SPRINGS: Maxine's


THU 3/24: MINNEAPOLIS: 400 Bar 
FRI 3/25: CHICAGO: Beauty Bar 
SAT 3/26: ROCK ISLAND: Daytrotter
TUE: 3/29: PITTSBURGH: Brillobox

Check back here for more dates soon.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tracking Finished

After three days of work and a solid 20 hours of tracking, we have finished laying down the drums, bass and rhythm guitar for the album. Tomorrow, the fun part begins, as we get to start turning the recordings into songs and really start experimenting within the framework we have set for ourselves.

Another cell phone pic...

Eli on the board. Ryan watching on.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Stepping Into New, Improved

After a week of rehearsing and shows in Oakland and Santa Cruz over the last weekend, we finally got into the studio this morning. We spent the first half of the day trying out different amps, setting up the drums and getting all the sounds we were looking for. And after lunch, we finally got to the fun part. Although, six hours later, it was a little less fun and we were a lot more tired.

Some cell phone pics...

Ryan checking out some organs.

Nicholasdude testing the bass drum.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Three Days. Three Thousand Miles. California.

Once you pass forty hours in a car in the span of three days, you start to go a little stir crazy. Actually, you may start to go a little stir crazy before that. It's also pretty incredible to go from one coast to the other in a manner of days. Driving through Wyoming in the winter is like driving through the clouds, with snow swirling across the highway. The Great Salt Lake was so covered in fog that we barely saw it.


There's also a lot of time to pass in the car, which we did with an audio book I'm not allowed to mention and a lot of music. Notable albums include:

Mission of Burma - The Obliterati
The Flaming Lips - Clouds Taste Metallic
Paul McCartney - Ram
Husker Du - New Day Rising
Paul Simon - Paul Simon
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
David Byrne - Grown Backwards
The Kinks - Muswell Hilbillies
Queen - A Day at the Races

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy 2011 - So Much To Do!

2010 was a great year for us and we'd be remiss not to thank all the people who helped us along the way. We've crashed on more couches and floors than we can count while on tour and we've been lucky enough to get to share our music with people all over the country.

Now, 2011 is here and we're ready to start making a new album. Tomorrow, we hit the road for Oakland, CA where we'll be working with producer Eli Crews at his New, Improved Studios. It's going to be a long drive, but once we put on the smooth sounds of Roy Dotrice, we'll be in sunny California before we know it.