Queer Pittsburgh two-piece Dinosoul are Donny Donovan and Carolyn Hilliard, who take a brash, buzzy but intriguing and indvidiaulistic approach to post-punk. Watch the video for recent release Let Me Go below and you’ll find out what we mean.
The dark synths set the scene for and haunting and heartfelt vocal performances. The contrast between the duo’s vocals is really striking: light and dark, hard and soft, bright and brooding. They work as one and add extra layers of meaning to the already impressive array of influences marshalled onto the track.
Darkwave and post-punk tones are evident in the overall ambience of the song, but they are interwoven with softly insistent guitar melodies that remind me of early SST, with Minutemen and Hüsker Dü coming to mind. The song is a hard one to categorise, as is the band’s sound, but it’s one that is worth checking out.