New Video: Dinowalrus Returns with Trippy, Motorik Groove-Driven Shoegaze and Psychedelic Visuals

With the release of the motorik groove-based shoegaze and post-punk inspired “Tides,” and the swooning and shimmering Crocodiles and Heaven Up Here-era Echo and the Bunnymen and Starfish-era The Church-inspired “Light Rain,” off their recently released , fourth, full-length, effort FAIRWEATHER, Brooklyn-based indie rock/shoegazer act Dinowalrus immediately caught my attention. FAIRWEATHER‘s latest single “Falling to the Periphery” will further cement the band’s burgeoning reputation for crafting a sound that pairs ethereal melody and propulsive motorik groove.  And while some of my colleagues have described “Periphery” as sounding as though it drew from Achtung Baby-era U2, which is a fairly apt description, the song to my ears reminds me much more of Primal Scream and TOY — in particular think of “Autobahn 66” off Evil Heat and “Conductor” off Join the Dots but possessing an airier quality.

The recently released music video however, features the band performing the song on top of a Brooklyn rooftop under increasingly psychedelic and neon-colored skies and interestingly enough, the video does reminds me of two distinct and completely different U2 videos — the video for “Where The Streets Have No Name” and the video for “Mysterious Ways.”