Dinowalrus has been part of the Brooklyn DIY music scene for the better part of a decade, trafficking in various permutations of futuristic psychedelic pop, embodying an uncanny persistence and curiosity. Their body of work runs the gamut from sleek synthpop to arty, noise-laden punk. Their most iconic material reimagines the crossover dance and psychedelic rock sounds of early ’90s madchester and shoegaze, recalling Primal Scream and The Stone Roses, plus like-minded contemporaries Jagwar Ma and Tame Impala.
Dinowalrus is comprised of vocalist/guitarist Pete Feigenbaum, drummer Max Tucker, bassist/vocalist Meaghan Omega, and synth player Dan Peskin. Feigenbaum briefly played guitar in Titus Andronicus, and Tucker drummed for Francis and the Lights.
The band started in 2008 and quickly grabbed attention with a long run of shows with Javelin, Surfer Blood, Health, Real Estate, Screaming Females, A Place to Bury Strangers, Crystal Stilts, and Titus Andronicus. In January 2010, they put out their eclectic psychedelic-noise-punk debut, % (PERCENT), on Kanine Records (Surfer Blood, Chairlift, Grizzly Bear). In the year that followed, they toured the East Coast and California with Titus Andronicus, Fang Island, Aa, and Signals (ex-Mae Shi)..
Later on in 2010, founding drummer Josh Da Costa departed to Los Angeles to start Regal Degal and join Ducktails, and Feigenbaum revamped Dinowalrus’ lineup and creative direction with a more melodic songwriting approach, drawing heavily on early ’90s baggy beats, darkwave, shoegaze, krautrock, and post-punk.
In March 2012, Dinowalrus released their sophomore album, BEST BEHAVIOR, on Old Flame (US) and Heist or Hit (UK), followed by their third album COMPLEXION, released in 2014 on Personal Projects and featuring production work by Jorge Elbrecht of Ariel Pink and Violens. As 2016 approached, the band emerged with a new lineup, playing high-profile shows with The Charlatans and A Sunny Day in Glasgow while putting the finishing touches on their self-produced fourth album, FAIRWEATHER.