In need of a new track for your Wednesday morning? Here is something sparkly from the Lightning Dust camp. It’s the track “Loaded Gun”! Listen above or at SPIN, where it premiered this morning. “Loaded Gun” is found on Fantasy, available for pre-order at iTunes, SC Distribution, and Amazon.
You’ll have the chance to see all the new songs live. Lightning Dust are touring later this summer. Dates and ticket links found HERE.
Have you been eagerly awaiting new Small Black material? Us too. Luckily for everyone, the boys have been hard at work making the new record. SPIN recently chatted up SB, getting all the details and filling us in on what to expect. Read the interview HERE. Maybe even better than an interview? Get excited – it’s an awesome new album trailer featuring “Limits of Desire,” a combination of songs from the record. Make your Friday the best day ever and watch the video above!
“I think as you get a little older and more learned in your craft, you want to show everything and not hide behind multiple vocal takes or any sort of haze or crud,” says frontman Josh Kolenik. “We’re going to live or die by our vocals and there’s no sweeping it under the rug.” – Josh Kolenik
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.
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.
Last week we welcomed our newest signee, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, to the Jagjaguwar family. With a brand new album in the works, SPIN stepped into the studio with the UMO’s main man for a look at what’s to come. It’s the follow-up to UMO’s self-titled, debut release. Ruban gives insight to the new record’s origin: the road.
“There are a lot of weird shit that starts going through your head when you don’t get enough sleep, when you start indulging in stuff. There are a lot of weird ideas in there that, when I actually got my head together afterward, I was shocked: I didn’t realize how dark some of the lyrics had become.”
After writing the album, Ruban returned to his new home of Portland to begin recording before heading back out on the road with Grizzly Bear. “It was just me, locked up, sleeping during the day and making the record at night,” he shares.