Tag Archive: J. Mascis

DINOSAUR JR. are set to return to Auckland

Influential fuzz-rock icons Dinosaur Jr. have announced that they will return to New Zealand next year for a one-off Auckland show in March in support of their pretty great new LP I Bet On Sky — the third impressive release in a row from J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph since the trio reunited in 2005. The …

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[LISTEN] DINOSAUR JR.: ‘I Bet On Sky’

When the original Dinosaur Jr. lineup of J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph reunited back in 2005, few could have expected how goddamn good their new output would be. 2007’s Beyond and 2009’s Farm are both stellar albums which can stand proudly alongside their classic late ’80s releases, and I Bet on Sky continues that great run, reaffirming that Dinosaur Jr. are …

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[LISTEN] FLEETWOOD MAC tribute LP ‘Just Tell Me That You Want Me’

The folks behind last year’s entertaining but spotty Rave On Bully Holly compilation (Randall Poster and Gelya Robb) have again attracted a superstar line-up of artists to pay tribute to another pop-rock institution: Fleetwood Mac. Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac has a slightly stronger sense of cohesion and higher hit rate than Rave …

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[LISTEN] DINOSAUR JR.: ‘Watch The Corners’

Dinosaur Jr. are back in September with I Bet on Sky, the third album in their winning reunion streak (which kicked off in 2007 with Beyond). The group have released the LP’s first single, titled ‘Watch the Corners’, and it features more of J Mascis’ signature guitar freakouts and slacker drawl, only with a stronger focus on …

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[LISTEN] HEAVY BLANKET: ‘Heavy Blanket’

Legendary Dinosaur Jr. frontman and axe-wrecker J Mascis has allegedly reformed with some old high school pals for a new psychedelic instrumental power trio named Heavy Blanket. The resulting self-titled LP is due May 8, but thanks to Paste you can stream it in its entirety below. For Mascis fans who missed his trademark shredding on last …

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[LISTEN] J MASCIS’ psychedelic instrumental project HEAVY BLANKET: ‘Dr. Martin’s Blues’

Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis has unveiled a new psychedelic side project named Heavy Blanket, with a six-track instrumental LP due May 8. Allegedly, the band features J and two long-lost high school pals, “Pete Cougar” and “Johnny Pancake,” who first played together in 1984 while J was also performing with the hardcore band Deep Wound. According to …

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[Listen] J. MASCIS: ‘I’ve Been Thinking’

Dinosaur Jr. frontman J. Mascis will release his latest solo single ‘Circle’ as a 7″ single on November 22, featuring a new B-side called ‘I’ve Been Thinking’. The B-side was a Japanese bonus track on his recent solo LP Several Shades of Why and was recorded during sessions for the album. Several Shades of Why was an impressive acoustic outing …

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