Bio

Dinosaur Eyelids is alternative rock and roll for a new generation. Based in New Brunswick, NJ the 100% DIY band has earned a reputation for incendiary live performances. They've played over 100 shows since forming in 2009. They released their breakout album "Left Turn on Red" in 2017. Their highly-anticipated fourth album "Bypass to Nowhere" was released to critical acclaim and debuted at #1 at WRSU Rutgers Radio. Their third album "Conflagration" was released in 2012 to airplay on 200 radio stations across North America. They have played over 100 shows throughout the Northeast and are house favorites at The Court Tavern in New Brunswick and John & Peter's (New Hope, PA).  They may never be rich but they will always be loud. 

"The LIDS" have opened for Parlor Mob and Wheatus and shared the stage with Dean Ween of Ween. Their debut album "Winter Solstice" was released in 2009. Their second album "Down a River" was released in 2011 to nationwide airplay and critical enthusiasm. 

Musical influences range from Soundgarden and Black Sabbath to Ween and The Replacements. 

Evan Staats-vocals, guitar

Patrick McKnight-guitar

Mark Leone-bass

Dan Fishtein-drums

Their music is available through Amazon, iTunes,CDBaby, Pandora, Spotify, Bandcamp and Soundcloud. 

Their fifth album “Left Turn on Red” was released on 2017 and reached #50 on North American college radio (Muzooka 11/15/17). Thanks to these stations for helping The LIDS make the Top 30:

KXUL (Monroe, LA) - #1 

WAYN (Detroit, MI) - #1

WIDB (Carbondale, IL) – #3

WDCV (Carlisle, PA) - #3

KSYM (San Antonio, TX) – #5

KWCW (Walla Walla, WA) – #6

WPHS (Warren, MI) – #7

WESS (E. Stroudsburg, PA) – #8

WRKC (Wilkes-Barre, PA) – #11

WRRC (Lawrenceville, NJ) - #11

WHWS (Geneva, NY) - #12

Laselle College Radio (Newton, MA) – #19

WMSC (Upper Montclair, NJ) – #21

KBBI (Homer, AK) - #28


"Bypass to Nowhere" debuted at #1 at WRSU Rutgers Radio in 2014. Their third album "Conflagration" was released to airplay on 200 radio stations across North America in 2012.

Dinosaur Eyelids have opened for groups such as Parlor Mob, Tango Machina and Wheatus and shared the stage with Dean Ween of Ween. Their debut album "Winter Solstice" was released in 2009. Their second album "Down a River" was released in 2011 to nationwide airplay and critical enthusiasm.

They were named one of Alternative Nation's top 10 new bands to listen to in 2016. Musical influences range from Nirvana and Soundgarden to Black Sabbath, Ween, and The Replacements.

FAQ: What does your name mean?
A: If you close your eyes to reality you hasten your own extinction.