July 28th, 2014

Brooklyn band Dreamers cover Nirvana’s “Drain You” (read about it here)

July 16th, 2014

Check out this Dinosaur Jr. custom Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable, available later this summer.


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July 2nd, 2014

J Mascis covers Edie Brickell’s “Circle of Friends” (2012).

June 11th, 2014

Eddie Vedder introduces Guided by Voices at the Showbox in Seattle, June 8, 2014.

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June 10th, 2014


Check out “Every Morning,” the debut single from J Mascis’s upcoming solo LP, Tied to a Star. 

Reblogged from CMJ
May 28th, 2014


New FREE digital compilation “Live Through THIS!: A 20 Year Anniversary Tribute To Hole’s Best Album” Featuring Red Pony Clock, Treasure Mammal, Cum Stain, toyboat toyboat toyboat, Andy Warpigs, Fancy Pants and MORE!


Reblogged from Related Records
May 28th, 2014

The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus interviews Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis for Under the Radar

Norman Reedus: Hey, I wanted to ask you about your meditation process, and I know you have a guru that you work with. I was talking to Kim Gordon, and I was saying, "Hey, I know you know J. What are some good questions I can ask him? I'm a big fan of his." And she brought up your guru, which I find really fascinating.
J Mascis: Oh, yeah. I haven't meditated too much since I had a kid. That has taken a lot of my spare time. But, yeah, I still go see [Mata Amritanandamayi, aka Amma] and she just had a 60th birthday—a big thing in India that I went and played at. That was cool. There were all these different musicians and dance troupes who are big in India, so it was really interesting to see that. I had to follow this circus act where a guy had a pot on his head and he was blindfolded, and he had a machete and he chopped a coconut in half that was sitting on some other guy's head. So that was kind of hard to follow.
Reedus: That is awesome! [Laughs] The other guy had a coconut on his neck and he took the machete and cut the coconut?
Mascis: Yeah, the blindfolded guy chopped the coconut in half while it was sitting on the other guy's neck. And he chopped some other stuff, some other fruits that were near his genital region. They did a lot of crazy stuff. That was a weird act to follow.
Reedus: And then what? You just plugged in and played?
Mascis: Yeah. I have a few friends who are also into Amma—a drummer from L.A., Herb [Graham, Jr.], and this guy [Mikko von Hertzen], who is actually a rock star in Finland, he played bass. I was surprised that they had a Marshall [amplifier] in India, so they just cranked it up. And we were right next to Amma while she was hugging people. That's her main thing. She hugs people. So thousands of people line up, and she had already been up for 22 hours straight, doing this on her birthday. And then we plug in and starting blasting away a few feet from her head. It was kind of weird, but she seemed into it.
May 8th, 2014
I don’t think [Sonic Youth’s] music had any commercial appeal whatsoever; I mean, maybe a little bit. But Dirty didn’t have [Nirvana’s] simplicity of pronouncement, and it didn’t have the magic that was coming out of Kurt’s throat. That was really what it was; if there had been any other singer in that band, we wouldn’t be talking about them now. It was complete magic, it was beautiful.
Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, speaking at the Liverpool Sound City festival
April 24th, 2014


Black Hole Sun by Nouela

Nouela, covering “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden

Nouela plays the High Dive on May 10th with Doe Eye (San Francisco)

(posted 4/24/2014)

Reblogged from Seattle Noir
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