Dinosaur Feathers - 'Control' (album stream) (Premiere)

by Brice Ezell

1 October 2014

The Brooklyn-based outfit Dinosaur Feathers's third studio album "look to Janet Jackson for spiritual guidance". It's as interesting a listen as it sounds.

“Afternoon Sun”, the lead track off of Control, the third album by the Brooklyn group Dinosaur Feathers, opens with a percussive sound quite similar to the one that opens the Knife’s “We Share Our Mother’s Health.” From there, things only get progressively kookier, as one might expect from a band called Dinosaur Feathers. From the “All She Wants to Do is Dance” drums of “Zeitgeist” to the faux Motown vibes of “Anything You Want”, Control is a delightful cornucopia of the odd. After all, it’s not often that a group from Brooklyn—a place that seems incapable of not producing new music constantly—comprised of two white guys goes to “look to Janet Jackson for spiritual guidance”. But, then again, Dinosaur Feathers are anything but a normal group.
Frontman Greg Sullo says to PopMatters about the album, “After a couple failed attempts at writing and recording the way I thought I understood, I had to wipe the slate clean. This was a fresh start. I had also just moved into an apartment after three years on the road. I wanted to make music I could cook to or dance to, or ideally, dance to in the kitchen.”

Control is out on October 7th through Ernest Jenning.

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