I connect with Brooklyn’s Pterodactyl because apparently we both like to name things by flipping to a random entry in the encyclopedia. Their new album Worldwild combines LA “Shit-gaze” sound with angular RISD art-punk riffs and candid vocal-play, which furthers my suspicion that every indie artist secretly wants to lead an a Capella troupe. There’s also a good deal of electronic interludage that evokes Caribou given the generally sunny tone of the album, although at this juncture I suppose Pterodactyl’s closest living relatives would probably be Health. All in all, it’s a satisfyingly guiltless guilty pleasure.
Tomorrow night, April 25th, Brooklynites can go to the album release party/video art show in Williamsburg. The band will be opening for Oneida while various videos projects are screened. Admission is a 5-10$ dollar donation, or free if you buy the album, which is a pretty legit way to go about business.
Worldwild is available now through Jagjaguwar and can be purchased at any of these upcoming shows.
4/25 – Brooklyn, NY – Secret Project Robot (Record Release Show)
5/02 – Cambridge, MA – MIT Senior House
5/16 – Hanover, NH – Dartmouth College
6/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool (w/ Aa and Sightings)