Brisbane indie-rock trio Last Dinosaurs have shared their tongue-in-cheek new single, “The Hating”, which pokes fun at anyone with an inflated ego. The bilingual track also features a bridge sung in Spanish – a common theme for “Los Dinos,” as they are affectionately known by fans. Listen to it now below.
The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming full-length From Mexico With Love, out November 4th. The album is available to pre-save now HERE.
Lachlan Caskey expanded on the song’s meaning, saying, “The Hating is really a manifestation of my feelings toward my own country. I think any morally sound citizen of their own country should possess a healthy level of criticism towards their own country. And when it comes to Australia, I’m really talking about a lot of general traits that apply to many rich and extremely fortunate countries that have been born out of disgraceful histories. I hate the hypocrisy of our national character: we have such unpretentious roots, yet in our material wonderland, we produce some of the most self-important, faux-intellectual people out of our major cities. We have chips on our shoulders, yet what for? We are living in such comparative luxury. We claim ourselves to be laid back, but if you are not as laid back as us, you are harshly criticized. We claim to be a cheery, fun-loving people, but we are suckers for fragile masculinity and physical violence. So, to all my fellow nationals and those of the world who are curious, this is a hate letter to Australia, because I want the best for us.”
U.S. SUMMER TOUR DATES:
June 24 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
June 25 San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
June 26 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre – SOLD OUT
July 28 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza Music Festival
MEXICO TOUR DATES:
July 06 Monterrey, MX @ Nodriza – DATE ADDED
July 08 Guadalajara, MX @ Anexo Independencia
July 09 Mexico City, QC @ Foro Indie Rocks – SOLD OUT
July 10 Mexico, City, QC @ Foro Indie Rocks – 2ND SHOW ADDED