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J Mascis Goes Unplugged for Portlandia, Watch The Teaser Now

Here’s a good reason to catch the new episode of Portlandia airing on IFC tomorrow (not that you need one). J Mascis makes a cameo, complete with braids and an electric guitar in hand. He teams up with members of Dirty Projectors and Carrie Brownstein to compete in the “Battle of the Gentle Bands.” See J Mascis like you’ve never seen him before – quiet and unplugged! You can preview the new episode above!

Dinosaur Jr. starts their tour next Wednesday, January 30 at Glasgow’s Arches. You can see the full list of tour dates HERE.

WATCH // Dinosaur Jr. Premieres “Pierce The Morning Rain” Video

What happens when you combine American suburbia, one heck of a stereo system and Henry Rollins? An awesome Dinosaur Jr. music video. Directed by Emmy-winny comedy writer and director Scott Jacobson (Bob’s Burgers, Saturday Night Live), “Pierce the Morning Rain” stars actor James Urbaniak (Homeland, The Venture Brothers) and comedian Maria Bamford as your average, middle-aged couple whose lives are transformed by playing Dinosaur Jr. as loudly as technology allows. You can watch the video at SPIN or above.

Here’s a welcomed sight! It’s a photo (courtesy of Ray Gordon) of J Mascis and Carrie Brownstein hanging out. Just a little preparation for the new Portlandia episode airing on Friday, January 25th.

REAL TALK // J Mascis on WTF with Marc Maron

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.

>>LISTEN TO J MASCIS ON WTF< <

In case you missed it the first time around, Dinosaur Jr.’s I Bet On Sky is available at SC Distribution, Amazon and iTunes. You can also pick a copy up at your local record store.

COOL STUFF: Dinosaur Jr. Dolls (No Lie)

What could be better than hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind Dinosaur Jr. dolls? NOTHING, that’s what. Mediodescocido’s Uriel Valentin has constructed three art dolls to resemble J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph. We have to say, they’re pretty spot on. J Mascis even has a tiny purple skateboard. See for yourself above and then head to Mediodescodico’s website to check out all of their awesome creations. FYI, the dolls are not for sale – just for your awe and enjoyment.

WATCH// Dinosaur Jr. Live on KEXP at MusicfestNW, SPIN Visits the Mascis Family Home

Dinosaur Jr. recently stopped by Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge for a rousing performance! Twas all for Musicfest NW. Those of us who weren’t able to make it out for the festival will be happy to learn KEXP was there and caught it all on video! Watch J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph in their all songs requested set above!

For more Dinosaur Jr., head to SPIN! David Bevan just posted DINOSAUR JR.: REDISCOVERING THE GNARL – a feature of epic proportions! We’re talking seven whole pages + photos, created after Bevan spent some time at the Mascis family home earlier this year.

Dinosaur Jr. is on tour now! See all their dates HERE.

Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black

Continental Shelf by Viet Cong

Windows by Angel Olsen

Your Love Is Killing Me by Sharon Van Etten

Coulda Been My Love by Foxygen

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