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’

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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

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SUB POP: Full Singles Club List (so far)

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

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.”

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

– GARDEN –

– I RAN AWAY –

Stream/buy full LP…


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DINOSAUR JR. Share Another New Track From Upcoming LP

4 April 2021

Slacker rockers DINOSAUR JR. (1984–1997, 2005–present)
canned a new album, titled Sweep It Into Space.

The record will see the day of light on 23 April
via Jagjaguwar. More info & tracklist here.

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.”

After lead-single I Ran Away the band keeps us happy, while waiting
for the LP release, with another new track. Garden is a melancholic song
written by Lou Barlow and surrounded by that typical Dinosaur Jr. sound.

Listen here…

DINOSAUR JR: Facebook

New DINOSAUR JR. Album Coming – Hear The Lead Single ‘I RAN AWAY’

24 February 2021

Slacker rockers DINOSAUR JR. (1984–1997, 2005–present) went
into the studio to record another LP, called SWEEP IT INTO SPACE.

The record will see the day of light on 23 April
via Jagjaguwar. More info & tracklist here.

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.”

Along with the good news comes lead single I RAN AWAY.

Instantly recognizable, poppy and catchy…

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