DINOSAUR JR. Eternalized In Documentary ‘FREAKSCENE’

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2 June 2022

An homage documentary to grungy slacker rockers DINOSAUR JR. featuring original
members J Mascis (guitar, vocals, primary songwriter), Lou Barlow (bass, vocals), and Murph (drums) goes on screen in the USA.

J Macsic in the docu: “I don’t know where people get this idea that it’s supposed to be fun or something to play music,” J Mascis says in his signature hyper-relaxed drawl, near the beginning of the new documentary Freakscene: The Story Of Dinosaur Jr. “That seems to hinder a lot of people: ‘Well it’s not fun, why should I do it?’ That never occurred to us that it’s supposed to be fun. It’s just, music was really important and we wanted to do it.”

Freakscene: The Story Of Dinosaur Jr. already played in European cinemas,
but will be screened for the first time in American theatres. All dates below.

The trailer

Screen dates USA

J MASCIS and KIM GORDON Share Two Collaborative Drills – ‘ABSTRACT BLUES’ and ‘SLOW BOY’

New striking strokes

11 December 2021

Alt icons KIM GORDON and Disonaur Jr‘s main man J MASCIS
have added two more tracks to the crowded Sub Pop Singles Club.

Two collaborative compositions. Two electric-powered garage-rock
drills with Mascis torturing his guitar and Gordon howling (Slow Boy)
and hounding (Abstract Blues).

SLOW BOY was originally released on a 2015 EP, curated
by shoe brand Converse, called ‘Cons EP Vol. 3’…

ABSTRACT BLUES was written last
year and played live at a benefit event…

Both on Spotify

SUB POP: Full Singles Club List (so far)

Still Slacking – DINOSAUR JR. Released 12th Album ‘SWEEP IT INTO SPACE’

25 April 2021

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.”

Score: 7/10.

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



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