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.
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
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.
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.
Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis has a couple of lovely new solo tracks streaming now at the Sub Pop Records website, so be sure to swing by and check them out. J’s new album Several Shades of Why will be out next month via our friends at Sub Pop, and today they released the second single, “Is It Done.” The first single, “Not Enough,” is also available. Listen to them both HERE.
Nearly all acoustic, Several Shades of Why, was recorded at Amherst, Massachusetts’ Bisquiteen Studios and is J’s first solo studio record. The album drops March 15.