Dinosaur Eyelids claim to be an alternative rock band but there’s nothing alternative about them if you go by the 90’s definition. Don’t think Cracker, Smashing Pumpkins or Soul Asylum. Dinosaur Eyelids are much better than those, a lot heavier and certainly kick a lot of ass in the heavy department. If the band’s definition of alternative is different than the rest then they’re right. Dinosaur Eyelids are a pretty heavy stoner rock band from New Jersey. There’s plenty of down tuned guitars and some fuzz for good measure.
I’ll admit I didn’t listen to all of their debut LP Winter Solstice but the little I did hear I liked. When the band told me they were sending me their latest release, Down A River, I couldn’t help but get a little excited. Now it’s here and I’ve had a chance to give it a good listen. It’s a sweet gem of an album. It’s not completely super heavy, it mixes up to tone, the sound and the tempo. Each track is different than the last. They do have their lighter moments (more…)
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These next guys here remind me of The Smashing Pumpkins. Let me be clear, it’s the funny name and not the music. The band, Dinosaur Eyelids and they’re the next New Band To Burn One To. Their sound is unique because they’re mostly hard rock and even stoner but they do have hints of alternative. It’s not a bad sound or combo, in fact, I think it sets them apart.They currently have one album available called Winter Solstice. They’re currently hard at work on a nw album which, according to a Myspace status update recently, is almost finished. I look forward to it because these guys from New Jersey have something good going and have a full promising music career ahead of them.