Pterodactyl keeps dirty-drone from going the way of the dinosaur. - Oh My Rockness

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Pterodactyl keeps dirty-drone from going the way of the dinosaur.

June 29, 2009
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Pterodactyl are an explosive trio from NYC that fall somewhere between Oneida and Parts & Labor in sound. These guys rock out in a dirty-drone style that makes ear-plug wearing a must.

Sometimes the band flirts with psych sounds of the past, but mostly they're just in love with making a most wonderful, guttural noise that to my ears sounds purely punk. There's a whole slew of distorted guitar scrawl solos in Pterodactyl's repertoire, and they're (loudly) played over vocals that alternate between the pinched shrieks and the surprisingly sweet.

This would be a fun band to see in an abandoned textile factory, or at the very least, an illegal squat space. D.I.Y., dudes. D.I.Y.

Pterodactyl plays The Smell, on Saturday, July 18th, and Spaceland, on Monday, July 20th.

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