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.