Dinowalrus Rocks the Synth at Rough Trade

Dinowalrus is proud to celebrate their fourth album, Fairweather, and brought the party to Brooklyn’s own Rough Trade with Sharkmuffin, Dead Leaf Echo, and Drawing Boards.


Drawing Boards began the celebration with easy-going indie-pop that brings back the softer side of The Pixies. Combining clean guitar sounds played over distortion gives Drawing Boards a very uncommon flavor that balances the mellow melodies with a slightly more jagged edge.


Dead Leaf Echo’s minimalistic dream pop was simply mesmerizing. Rather than describing themselves as a “band,” Dead Leaf Echo describes themselves as a music/art collective. Their extraordinary swells of chorus and reverb, paired with stunning visuals made for a truly hypnotic experience.


Rough Trade danced the night away with Dinowalrus playing old and new material. Dinowalrus describes themselves as psychedelic synth-punk. Their performance was larger than life, yet gave the relaxing feel of floating in space among the stars.


The evening wasn’t brought to an end after Dinowalrus finished their set. Rough Trade was given a blast from the past at the end of the night with Sharkmuffin. The all-girl band brought back memories of the Riot Grrl movement of the nineties, and bands like Bikini Kill and Sleater-Kinney.


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Michelle Eliza
Michelle Elizahttps://www.thebandschmeeze.com
Michelle Eliza is a recovering opera singer, who sought recovery in rock n roll music and roller derby. Michelle moved to New York City after earning her bachelor degree in music from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. After a few years singing in operatic productions, Michelle exchanged heels and high notes for wheels and loud noises. She currently lives in Brooklyn where she sings with the rock band Schmeeze. www.thebandschmeeze.com