Dino DNA is the gnarly trio of Jeff Mather (of High School Girls), Dan Varnau (of Mid-American), and Steve Schuster (no other band). Straight outta the fabled avant-garde post-punk hotbed of West Lafayette, Indiana, the boys are back with their second release, All Male Garage Rock. Picking up where their self-titled, self-recorded, self-pleasuring debut (2011) left off, Dino DNA is ready to sonically transport you to all kinds of smelly basement parties, sweet garage jams, and fist-pumping dive bars.
Trying to decide which genre Dino DNA belongs to is like trying to choose which pinball machine you want to high-score. I know that makes no sense, but neither does Dino DNA. But I do know this for sure: on their second release, Dino DNA deliver on the life-affirming, hell-yes, candy-for-breakfast promises of awesomeness made by every rock sub-genre. Don’t call it punk. Don’t call it surf. Don’t call it alternative. This is All Male Garage Rock. [Written by Eric Taylor]