Could this be the best interview we’ve ever gotten out of Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis? Probably! J sits down with WTF podcast host and longtime Dino fan, Marc Maron, for some chit chat and then ends the whole shebang with a few songs. In addition to telling Marc about growing up in Amherst, J reveals he’s a pretty good skier and goes skiing at least once a year. He also had a pretty positive experience with Aimee Mann at Newbury Comics. Anways, listen for yourself at the link below.
This is the sort of thing fans only dream about…until now. Earlier this summer, Fred Armisen and J. Mascis took to the streets of Portland for a very special interview. Fred (or Candice as millions of Portlandia fans have grown to know her) talks to Dinosaur Jr.’s frontman about the new album, I Bet On Sky. Watch the clip above.
The physical I Bet On Sky pre-order is now open to fans! Head to SC Distribution to check out all your options. The deluxe bundle includes a LP version of I Bet On Sky in gorgeous gatefold litho-wrapped jacket, CD version of the album in six-panel wallet, limited-edition 7″ featuring two brand-new, non-album tracks: “Now the Fall” and “Ricochet,” 17″ x 22″ glossy poster featuring artwork by Travis Millard and digital download code for the entire album, redeemable on September 4th.
Early Praise for I Bet On Sky
“It sounds like a record that they could have released 20 years ago… There aren’t many bands that were once really big that break up, get back together and find that original magic. It just doesn’t really happen very often, but this is a band that I think has found that original magic, and this is a great-sounding record.” – NPR’s All Songs Considered
You’ve got to watch this! It’s a hilariously awesome interview with Sharon Van Etten and Doug Keith. While in Vancouver, Sharon and Doug met with Nardwuar, possibly the most enthusiastic and prepared music interviewer in the world. He pulls all the stops. Watch above! Download the full podcast HERE.
Listen up! Dinosaur Jr. brings you the first single off their forthcoming album, I Bet On Sky. Titled “Watch The Corners,” the track premiered today at Rolling Stone, who posted the song along with an interview with J Mascis. “I guess on this record, I wasn’t as worried if we could play the songs live. [On] the other two records [2007’s Beyond and 2009’s Farm], I was thinking of it being more songs that we could play live and tour more. I guess that’s what’s kind of different about this album: I just did what I felt would sound good,” tells Mascis. Read the full interview and stream “Watch The Corners” HERE.
Dinosaur Jr. begins their tour in August. See full list of tour dates HERE.
Jian Ghomeshi, the Terry Gross of Canada, did a super stellar interview with Justin Vernon yesterday morning at CBC’s Q. They spoke about the the various controversies of the past week, the Grammys, Kanye West, and Kathleen Edward’s new album. Justin also performs vocals with The National during their Q performance after the jump! Read the rest of this entry »