Dillinger Four is a punk band formed in Minneapolis, Mn. in 1993. Founding members Erik Funk, Lane Pederson and Patrick Costello were later joined by Billy Morrissette in 1995, still often referred to as “the new guy”, although the band has maintained the same lineup for nearly thirty years.
Creating a hybrid of the noisier elements of hardcore punk with classic punk’s catchier leanings, along with a reputation for energetic, unpredictable , and even occasionally legendarily chaotic live shows, Dillinger Four developed a loyal cult following and influenced many bands coming after them despite a surprisingly unprolific musical output. They are a rare band in punk that blurs the lines within its many sub genres and enjoys support from a broad audience. Their catalogue consists of a few self-released 7″s followed by the albums Midwestern Songs of the Americas (1998) and Dillinger Four Versus God (2000) both on Hopeless Records, then Situationist Comedy (2002) and C I V I L W A R (2008) both on Fat Wreck Chords.