J Mascis – Several Shades Of Why

J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr fame just released a largely acoustic solo album this week and my oh my is it a mind blower.  I didn’t know a guy who rocked the whammy bar could make a record this beautiful.  Has he been sitting on these tunes?  Sure J is now gray, but then again probably so are most of his fans.

This fool (me, your author) is going to see J on 4/1/11 at Subterranean.  The astonishing bonus is that Kurt Vile & The Violators are opening the show.  Smoke Ring For My Halo is another long player that I can’t get enough of.  Kurt also plays on J’s album, so a live collaboration is almost guaranteed.

Listen to Several Shades Of Why and find out for yourself via this link to SoundCloud.



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