J Mascis — at Landmark, Bergen, Norway, July 3, 2015

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J Mascis – Stream the New Album

Elastic Days Out Now via Sub Pop

Nov 09, 2018

J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr.) has released a new solo album, Elastic Days, today via Sub Pop. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. More

J Mascis Shares Video for New Song “Elastic Days”

Elastic Days Due Out This Friday via Sub Pop

Nov 05, 2018

J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr.) is releasing a new solo album, Elastic Days, this Friday (November 9) via Sub Pop. Now he has shared the album's title track, "Elastic Days," via a video for the song that stars drag icon Dina Martina. Shane Wahlund and Michael Anderson directed the clip, which you can watch below, followed by his upcoming tour dates. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Julia Holter, Matthew E. White, Friendly Fires, and More

Plus Jamila Woods, Neneh Cherry, Thom Yorke, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 19, 2018

An artist whose last song also made it to #1 on that week's list and an anti-Donald Trump protest song scheduled to be covered by many more artists head this week's Songs of the Week list. Plus Thom Yorkemakes the list yet again. More

J Mascis Shares Lyric Video for New Song “Web So Dense”

Elastic Days Due Out November 9 via Sub Pop

Oct 16, 2018

J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr.) is releasing a new solo album, Elastic Days, on November 9 via Sub Pop. Now he has shared another song from the album, "Web So Dense," via a lyric video for the song. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Lana Del Rey, Frontperson, Helena Deland, Villagers, and More

Plus Suede, Beak>, Steve Mason, Petitie Noir, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 22, 2018

In many instances an album's strongest songs are shared before the album's release. There were several albums released this week, however, that featured standout tracks that were not advance singles and so this week's Songs of the Week features some of those, filtered in with other new singles released this week.  More

J Mascis Shares Lyric Video for New Song “Everything She Said”

Elastic Days Due Out November 9 via Sub Pop

Sep 18, 2018

J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr.) is releasing a new solo albumElastic Days, on November 9 via Sub Pop. Previously he shared its first single, "See You At the Movies" (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Now he has shared another song from the album, "Everything She Said," via a lyric video for the song (directed by Joe Salinas).  More

13 Best Songs of the Week: boygenius, Wild Nothing, Yumi Zouma, Danielson, and More

Plus Lost Under Heaven, Lala Lala, J Mascis, The Goon Sax, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 24, 2018

This week's Songs of the Week is packed. Firstly boygenius, the new supergroup featuring Julien BakerLucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers, released three songs this week and all were worthy of the list. Thus we decided to expand it from a Top 10 to a Top 12, so that 10 separate artists were still included, be even that wasn't enough, so we added one more for an unlucky Top 13.  More

Aug 21, 2018

J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr.) has announced a new solo album, Elastic Days, and shared a new song from it, "See You At the Movies." Elastic Days is due out November 9 via Sub Pop. Check out "See You At the Movies" below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as his upcoming tour dates. More

Watch: Band of Horses - “In a Drawer” (Feat. J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.) Video

Why Are You OK Out Now via Interscope/American Recordings

Feb 21, 2017

Band of Horses released a new albumWhy Are You OK, last June via Interscope and American Recordings. Jason Lytle of Grandaddy produced the album. Now they have shared a video for one of the album highlights, "In a Drawer," which features backing vocals from J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.).  More

Listen: J Mascis - “Waltz #2 (XO)” (Elliott Smith Cover)

Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith Due Out October 15 via American Laundromat Records

Oct 05, 2016

American Laundromat Records are releasing Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith on October 15. The Elliott Smith tribute album will feature newly recorded covers of Smith's songs by Amanda Palmer, Jesu/Sun Kil Moon, Waxahatchee, Lou Barlow, Adam Franklin of Swervedriver, Tanya Donelly, and others.  More

Watch: Dinosaur Jr. - “Goin Down” Video

Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not Out Now via Jagjaguwar

Aug 11, 2016

Dinosaur Jr. released a new album, Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, last week via Jagjaguwar. Now they have shared a video for previously shared single, "Goin Down." Atiba Jefferson directed the clip, which features skateboarding moves from frontman J Mascis and professional skateboarders Christian Hosoi and Harry Jumonji, while the band performs.  More

Listen: Dinosaur Jr. - “Goin Down”

Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not Due Out August 5 via Jagjaguwar

Jul 26, 2016

Dinosaur Jr. are releasing a new album, Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, on August 5 via Jagjaguwar. Now they have shared another song from the record, "Goin Down." Listen below. More

May 25, 2016

Dinosaur Jr. just announced a new album, Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not. The latest from J Mascis and band is due out August 5 via Jagjaguwar and the band shared an album announcement video featuring Henry Rollins. Now the band has shared the album's first single, "Tiny," which you can stream below.  More

Dinosaur Jr. Announce New Album and Tour, Share Announcement Video Starring Henry Rollins

Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not Due Out August 5 via Jagjaguwar

May 24, 2016

Dinosaur Jr. have announced a new album, Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, and a bunch of tour dates. The latest from J Mascis and band is due out August 5 via Jagjaguwar. Below is a funny little album announcement video featuring Henry Rollins in a room full of records (likely his personal record collection).  More

Listen: Band of Horses - “In a Drawer” (Feat. J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.)

Jason Lytle-Produced Why Are You OK Due Out June 10 via Interscope/American Recordings

May 06, 2016

Band of Horses are releasing a new album, Why Are You OK, via Interscope and American Recordings. Now the album's exact release date has been confirmed as June 10 (previously it was just listed as June). Also the band has shared another song from the album, "In a Drawer," which features backing vocals from J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.), Sera Cahoone, and Jenn Champion. More

Elliott Smith Tribute Album to Feature Julien Baker, Amanda Palmer, Jesu/Sun Kil Moon, and Yuck

Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith Due Out October 15 via American Laundromat Records

Mar 03, 2016

American Laundromat Records have announced Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith, which is due out October 15. The Elliott Smith tribute album will feature newly recorded covers of Smith's songs by Julien Baker, Amanda Palmer, Jesu/Sun Kil Moon, Yuck, Waxahatchee, Lou Barlow, J Mascis, Adam Franklin of Swervedriver, Tanya Donelly, and others. More

Dec 10, 2015

Kurt Vile's new studio album, b'lieve i'm goin down..., came out back in September via Matador. Last night he stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform a track from it, single "Pretty Pimpin." J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. guested. You can watch video of it below, followed by his upcoming tour dates.

Jul 10, 2015

On July 3, J Mascis performed at Landmark in Bergen, Norway.  More

Watch: J Mascis Cover “Mazzy Star” on “Late Night”

Tied to a Star is Out Now on Sub Pop

Feb 05, 2015

Last night J Mascis stopped by Late Night With Seth Myers. More

Watch: J Mascis – “Every Morning” Video

Tied To A Star is out now on Sub Pop

Aug 27, 2014

J Mascis' new video for Tied to a Star cut “Every Morning” features Mascis as a cult leader.  More

Aug 18, 2014

Next week on Aug. 26 San Francisco songwriter Ty Segall will deliver his seventh solo album Manipulator. You can now stream the album, along with new albums by Merchandise, J Mascis, Basement Jaxx, and The Bug. More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring alt-J, Tweedy, JJ, The Rosebuds, and More

Plus New Tracks from J Mascis, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Music Go Music, Speedy Ortiz, Wampire, Chance the Rapper, Marrisa Nadler, Foxes in Fiction, and Others

Aug 01, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by alt-J (remixed by clipping.), Tweedy, JJ, The Rosebuds, J Mascis, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Music Go Music, Speedy Ortiz (covering Sibylle Baier), Wampire, Chance the Rapper (covering the theme song to '90s cartoon Arthur), Marrisa Nadler (covering Leonard Cohen), Foxes in Fiction, Terry Malts, Literature, Kamp!, Kate Boy, Purling Hiss, and more. More

Listen: J Mascis – “Wide Awake” (Feat. Cat Power)

Tied To A Star is out August 29 on Sub Pop

Jul 30, 2014

Cat Power fits right in with the quiet melancholy of J Mascis’ new track, “Wide Awake.”  More

May 21, 2014

J Mascis will release a new album this summer called Tied to a Star. More

Jan 23, 2013

IFC's hilarious hipster-driven sketch comedy, Portlandia, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, has featured plenty of indie music stars over its first two seasons, (The Decemberists, Isaac Brock, St. Vincent, Joanna Newsom, just to name a few) and that tradition continues with the show's third season. This week's episode features Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis and members of Dirty Projectors in a battle of the gentle bands. More

Weezer Announce Open Ocean Festival, on a Cruise Ship

Performances by Dinosaur Jr., The Antlers, Yuck, Wavves, and more

Jul 12, 2011

Weezer have announced that they will be presenting a cruise ship festival. More

Watch: J Mascis “Is it Done”

Serene Landscapes and Rock

May 05, 2011

A from his recent solo album Several Shades of Why, Dinosaur Jr. leader J Mascis goes mellow for the video “Is it Done.”  More

J Mascis Reveals Album Art, Tour Dates

Several Shades of Why Due March 15

Jan 19, 2011

On March 15, Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis will unleashed his solo acoustic debut via Sub Pop Records. In honor of that auspicious occasion, he’ll take to the road for a series of dates with Kurt Vile and Black Heart Procession.  More


Interviews

May 28, 2014

He fearlessly stares down sociopathic killers and hordes of zombies every week as the crossbow-wielding, motorcycle-riding Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead, but Norman Reedus readily admits that what really makes him nervous is the idea of talking to legendary Dinosaur Jr. frontman J MascisMore

J Mascis

Acoustic Tendencies

Apr 05, 2011

On the road promoting his recent solo album, Several Shades of Why, Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis took some time to open up about his career, his current solo shows, and why he really just wants to join The Eagles.  More


Reviews

Elastic Days

Elastic Days

Sub Pop

Nov 09, 2018

The "acoustic" album, more often than not, is a risky move. Yet, on J Mascis' latest solo, "acoustic" album, Elastic Days, the immortal indie shredder regresses into a catastrophically vulnerable state of mind. More

Tied to a Star

Tied to a Star

Sub Pop

Aug 29, 2014

Here's J Mascis with another batch of understated and partly unplugged tunes for Sub Pop. Mascis surprised everyone with the intimacy of 2011's Several Shades of WhyMore

J Mascis at World Café Live, Philadelphia, PA, March 23, 2011

March 24th, 2011

Apr 05, 2011

Seeing J Mascis live is traditionally a loud affair, but on this night the guitar hero brought his expertise to a new acoustic context. And the results were remarkable. More

Several Shades of Why

Several Shades of Why

Sub Pop

Mar 18, 2011

J Mascis has released a few albums solely under his own name. More