Over the past three years, Dingus has been wreaking havoc, chaos, and destruction throughout the upper Midwest with their collage of fun punk carols, catchy hooks and dynamic live shows. Jonathan Walters, Sam Beere-Hasman, and Parker Thompson are now dropping their second album, Please Stand By, their first in over three years.
Dingus combines the jazz influenced vocal class of Ben Folds Five, pop sensibility of Blink 182 and the straight up kick **** driving hardcore punk of Lagwagon. Jonathan Walters' effortless tenor intones and Sam Beere's sweet croons combine for enticing and infectious harmonies that one cannot resist but sing along.
Please Stand By holds ten solid tracks of mesmerizing melodic pop punk featuring romantic laments, hierarchical protests, and songs regarding post high school life. The album contains bass and guitar licks so lush and carefully placed, it is difficult to abandon these three Grand Forks, N.D. natives among today's punk market. Dingus' musicianship is simply palpable and contains a true and innovative girth of modern pop punk, which can be appreciated by a wide alternative audience.