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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.

LSTN // Dinosaur Jr.’s “Pierce The Morning Rain” Streaming at SPIN, New Record Out Tomorrow

SPIN brings us the latest single from Dinosaur Jr.’s new album. Titled “Pierce The Morning Rain,” the Boston Phoenix calls the song an “uptempo scorcher” that bottles “the punk scramble and six-string shred that fans crave.” Listen above or at SPIN.

I Bet On Sky is out today in the UK and tomorrow in the US. Did you ever see J Mascis and Candace’s (of Portlandia) album announcement video? It’s perfect – watch on Youtube. SC Distribution has exclusive 7-inches available in their album pre-order. Check it out HERE.

The band heads out on tour next week! They’ll kick things off in Toronto and make their way throughout the US this fall. Full list of dates and ticket links HERE.

WATCH: J. Mascis Interview with Fred Armisen, Pre-Order I Bet On Sky

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

“Reunions don’t usually work out this well.” – Rolling Stone

Stream Dinosaur Jr.’s “Watch The Corners,” from I Bet On Sky, Read New J Mascis Interview at Rolling Stone

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.

J. MASCIS: The Bobblehead

One thousand lucky people will soon be the proud owners of their very own J. MASCIS BOBBLEHEAD! Available now from Aggronautix, the bobblehead features the Dinosaur Jr. frontman exactly as you know him; the long silver locks, glasses and guitar are right on point. ORDER YOURS WHILE YOU STILL CAN. Oh, the places you and J. Mascis will go…..

You can see the real J. Mascis and the rest of Dinosaur Jr. on January 23rd at Miami’s Grand Central with Yuck.

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
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey

Coulda Been My Love by Foxygen

Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices

Tiderays by Volcano Choir

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves

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Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre  w/ Dub Thompson

Sharon Van Etten
Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle  w/ Tiny Ruins

The Cave Singers
Orlando, FL - Beacham Theater  w/ The Devil Makes Three

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