NEWS: J Mascis Announces New Solo LP ‘Elastic Days’

J Mascis will release his new solo LP Elastic Days via Sub Pop Records on November 9th. Here’s the first single from the album, ‘See You At The Movies’. Preorder the album HERE About Elastic Days: Near the end of Reagan’s first term, the Western Massachusetts Hardcore scene coughed up an insanely shaped chunk called Dinosaur. Comprised of WMHC vets, the trio was a miasmic tornado … Continue reading NEWS: J Mascis Announces New Solo LP ‘Elastic Days’

LIVE REVIEW: Dinosaur Jr

Dinosaur Jr, Luluc @ Metro Theatre, Sydney 12.01.17 There had been some worrying moments leading up to the start of  Dinosaur Jr’s Australian tour, with news that visa issues for Lou Barlow had meant a delayed flight. It all got sorted but there was more drama to come. Luluc had opening honours, as they have for a number of J Mascis solo shows in the … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: Dinosaur Jr

ALBUM REVIEW: Dinosaur Jr – Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not

When people drop the needle on the record, insert the CD or click play on their phone and hear the distinctive roar of dense and distorted guitar on the new Dinosaur Jr album a great number of them will think “this sounds like just another Dinosaur Jr album”. That was my gut reaction on first listen. All the components are there. The symbiotic fusion of … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Dinosaur Jr – Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not

NEWS: J MASCIS ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIA & NZ TOUR

Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis has announced a full run of dates across Australia and New Zealand next February on the back of his album Tied To A Star. Read our review HERE Tour Dates Melbourne @ Melbourne Recital Centre, Friday 13 February 2015 – Tickets $44.00 + bf Special Guest Adalita www.melbournerecital.com.au, Adelaide @ Garden Of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide Fringe, Saturday 14 February 2015 – Tickets $49.90 www.adelaidefringe.com.au Hobart @ Republic Bar, Sunday 15 February 2015 – Tickets: $35.00 … Continue reading NEWS: J MASCIS ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIA & NZ TOUR

ALBUM REVIEW: J Mascis – Tied To A Star

If you exclude his solo live album and those with The Fog it took until 2011 for Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis to release his debut solo album (Several Shades of Why) so it’s a pleasant surprise that the followup is already upon us. He follows a similar template with Tied to a Star, eschewing drums for the most part and using a more organic sonic … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: J Mascis – Tied To A Star

ALBUM REVIEW: Dinosaur Jr. | I Bet On Sky

by Chris Familton Of the recent spate of reunions, Dinosaur Jr’s was one of the most unlikely, but over three albums it’s proven to be one of the most successful. From the cyclical soloing and piano on opener Don’t Pretend You Didn’t Know to the sleepy sway of Stick A Toe In and the rapid-fire riffs of Pierce The Morning Rain, the quota of simple ideas executed … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Dinosaur Jr. | I Bet On Sky

NEWS: Dinosaur jr. Announce New Album Details

J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph have announced that a new Dinosaur jr. album called I Bet On Sky will be released on September 18th in the USA via Jagjaguwar, and September 17th in the UK and Europe via PIAS. Tracklisting 1 Don’t Pretend You Didn’t Know 2 Watch the Corners 3 Almost Fare 4 Stick a Toe In 5 Rude 6 I Know It Oh So Well … Continue reading NEWS: Dinosaur jr. Announce New Album Details

INTERVIEW: J Mascis

written by Chris Familton J Mascis’ recent solo album Several Shades of Why isn’t his first release under his own name, that honour goes to Martin + Me (1996) – a collection of acoustic Dinosaur Jr songs and covers recorded on tour. In that sense the new album is probably considered Mascis’ first true solo record as it was recorded in a studio with original … Continue reading INTERVIEW: J Mascis

Favourite Songs of 2011

So many people are starting to base their listening on songs these days, such is the reduction in attention spans, the proliferation of YouTube browsing and the ease of compiling ones own playlists featuring the best stuff you want to hear. Separate to my Top 50 LPs of 2011 I’ve also put together a list of songs that caught my ears and became hard to … Continue reading Favourite Songs of 2011

NEWS: Sydney Festival 2012 program unveiled…

The Sydney Festival has announced its official program for 2012 with an excellent music line-up as has become the norm over the last few years… Amiina AA Bondy Andrew Weatherall & Neville Watson Animagica Assembly Asa & Fefe Beth Orton CANT Clairy Brown and the Bangin’ Rackettes Dan Deacon Ensemble & John Maus Dan Sultan & Busby Marou with Kasey Chambers Deerhoof and DJ Yamantaka … Continue reading NEWS: Sydney Festival 2012 program unveiled…

ALBUM REVIEW: J Mascis | Several Shades Of Why

written by Chris Familton J Mascis solo versus J Mascis guitarist/singer of Dinosaur Jr isn’t the massive shift in rock that you would expect from someone who trades in extremes of texture, noise, sonics and melody with that band. He has dropped the drums, dialed back the bite and growl of his distortion pedals (for the most part) and brought his plaintive, aching voice to … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: J Mascis | Several Shades Of Why