Dinosaur Jr.’s record, I Bet On Sky, came out last week! It’s the third album since the reuniting of the original three. In his 7.9 review, Pitchfork’s Brandon Stosuy recently shared some words on the album. He starts at Dinosaur Jr.’s early beginning and moves us quickly through a brief history, showing us the evolution of the new work >>> the review.
“It’s a subtle shift, but this is neither a move away from their sound nor toward the raging rock of old (even with all those warm-and-fuzzy Mascis guitar solos). In the sprawling, happy anthem “I Know It Oh So Well”, Mascis asks, “Is there light ahead?” Judging from the music here, the answer is a resounding yes.” – Pitchfork
J Mascis recently gave an interview at CBC Music. Is Mascis jazzed about the direction of Dino these days? Head to CBC to find out.
“‘Gene Simmons once said that to me,’ Mascis reveals. ‘That was pretty exciting. I was on a Kiss compilation and he said, ‘Everyone’s really jazzed that Dinosaur Jr.’s gonna be on this compilation.’ So, I think of Gene Simmons when I hear that word.’”
Last, but certainly not least –> DINOSAUR JR. IS ON TOUR! They’re currently working a three day stint at Toronto’s Lee’s Palace and then off into the great wild they go! Check out all the tour dates HERE.
Happy release day to Dinosaur Jr.! I Bet On Sky is now available around the world! Don’t wait to pick up your copy – lots of different purchasing options! Head to SC Distribution for a limited 7″, iTunes for a live bonus track and finally, get out to your local record store to pick up the album right away! You can listen to a couple of tracks from the new album! Check out the video for “Watch The Corners,” starring Tim Heidecker, below! Stream “Pierce The Morning Rain” HERE. Read the rest of this entry »
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.
Dinosaur Jr.’s I Bet On Sky isn’t released until Tuesday, September 18, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until then to hear the new album. NPR’s First Listen is streaming the album right now for the remainder of the week. Don’t wait to hear it! Pre-order your copy of the album HERE.
“I Bet on Sky channels the best of Dinosaur Jr.’s lethargic fury, as Mascis continues to wrap words of alienation and ennui in wiry energy, not to mention guitars that shred and shred some more. The result still feels fresh, 27 years on. Just don’t skimp on the earplugs.” – Stephen Thompson, NPR
Once you’re acquainted with the record, head out to see Dinosaur Jr. live in concert. They’ll kick off their tour in Toronto on September 24! Dates include stops at Midpoint Music and Pygmalion festivals. Full schedule and ticket links HERE.
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