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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.

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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.

Dinosaur Jr. On Tour Now, ‘I Bet On Sky’ Still Shredding

Dinosaur Jr.’s record, I Bet On Sky, came out last week! It’s the third album since the reuniting of the original three. In his 7.9 review, Pitchfork’s Brandon Stosuy recently shared some words on the album. He starts at Dinosaur Jr.’s early beginning and moves us quickly through a brief history, showing us the evolution of the new work >>> the review.

“It’s a subtle shift, but this is neither a move away from their sound nor toward the raging rock of old (even with all those warm-and-fuzzy Mascis guitar solos). In the sprawling, happy anthem “I Know It Oh So Well”, Mascis asks, “Is there light ahead?” Judging from the music here, the answer is a resounding yes.” – Pitchfork

J Mascis recently gave an interview at CBC Music. Is Mascis jazzed about the direction of Dino these days? Head to CBC to find out.

“‘Gene Simmons once said that to me,’ Mascis reveals. ‘That was pretty exciting. I was on a Kiss compilation and he said, ‘Everyone’s really jazzed that Dinosaur Jr.’s gonna be on this compilation.’ So, I think of Gene Simmons when I hear that word.’”

Last, but certainly not least –> DINOSAUR JR. IS ON TOUR! They’re currently working a three day stint at Toronto’s Lee’s Palace and then off into the great wild they go! Check out all the tour dates HERE.

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
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen

Our Love by Sharon Van Etten

Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten

Ambulance City by Pink Mountaintops

Angel Olsen
Victoria, BC - Club 9ONE9

Oneida
Columbus, OH - Double Happiness

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