25 April 2021
Band: DINOSAUR JR.
Who: Longtime slacker rockers from Amherst, Massachusetts
Active: 1984–1997, 2005–present / 12 albums (so far).
New album: SWEEP INTO SPACE – 12th LP
Released: 23 April 2021
J Mascis: “I was listening to a lot of Thin Lizzy, so I was trying to get some
of that dueling twin-lead sound. But the recording session was pretty well
finished by the time things really hit the fan. When the lockdown happened
in March, that meant I was on my own. But it was cool.”
Pitchfork: “Against steep odds, the Western Massachusetts noisemakers’ classic
lineup has made more records in the 21st century than they did in the ’80s, and
unlike Pixies, they’ve achieved a kind of lineup equilibrium that eluded them the
first go-round… Featuring co-production from Kurt Vile, the classic trio’s latest
reunion album is their breeziest and most melodically generous yet.”
Turn Up The Volume: This could easily be one of their 90s albums.
Same fuzz, same buzz. Still slacking like in the early days. Too familiar
for my liking.
Singles/clips: I Ran Away / Garden
– GARDEN –
– I RAN AWAY –
Stream/buy full LP…
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