Dinosaur Pile Up is three piece rock band that we couldn't find a ton of information on, but I liked what I heard. They just released their third studio album, Eleven Eleven on August 26, 2016 and admittedly it was the first time I had ever heard their music. So I was going to into this completely blind....erm, deaf, so to speak.
It appeared as though the lead single was the title track, "11:11." Upon hearing it through Spotify, I had to hear more. They had a catchy beat right off the bat, and it gave you a sense of wanting to move. A bit like the vibe you get from seeing a band live, actually.
I noticed fairly quickly in that they have a bit of an early 2000's vibe to them. On some tracks they felt a bit more punk, others were more rock. I couldn't quite pinpoint who they reminded me of exactly, but I can say they sounded quite good. I feel like they could compliment a lot of bands, from Foo Fighters, Pennwise, Neck Deep, ect. They have a good variety to them, which is quite nice.
If I had to pick tracks I liked more than others, I think I would have to pick, "Friend Of Mine", and "Gimmie Something,"
"Friend Of Mine", from what I was understanding, was about someone very close to you that you need around. This is simply just expressing it in a very punk rock sounding way. I liked the way it flowed, mostly.
"Gimmie Something" was very quick cry for help. Sometimes it seems like you're the one giving it your all, and sometimes you really just need someone else to show they're there. I can relate to that a lot, so it stood out to me.
Normally I'm a big lyric person, but I really feel like it was their sound that really drew me in. As I said this was the introduction I had to Dinosaur Pile Up, but they have much more where that came from. They have two other albums, and an EP that I will be looking into. If you're interested in checking them out, you can find them on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.
I also recommend you check them out on Facebook, and their official website! You can also catch them live this year on tour and at several festivals! The tour begins on January 18 in San Francisco, CA and concludes on January 26 in Boulder, CO. After that, they will be performing at a few festivals, starting with Fort Rock on April 29. After that they will also play Welcome To Rockville and Rock On The Range.
For more information please head on over to their website, or the festival websites! And stay tuned here for more content on Dinosaur Pile-Up and many other bands as well!
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