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J Mascis Announces New Solo Album, Shares New Song “See You At the Movies”

Elastic Days Due Out November 9 via Sub Pop

Aug 21, 2018
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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.

Elastic Days was recorded at Mascis' own Bisquiteen studio. Mascis plays most of the instruments, although the album features Ken Miauri on keyboards and guest vocals from Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession), Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion), and Zoë Randell (Luluc).

A press release points out that Elastic Days is quite melodic and Mascis says of the album: "The biggest difference with this record might have to do with the drums. I'd just got a new drum set I was really excited about. I don't have too many drum outlets at the moment, so I played a lot more drums than I'd originally planned. I just kept playing. [laughs] I'd play the acoustic guitar parts then head right to the drums."

On Mascis' tour for the album he'll be performing solo, but this time he'll do it standing.  "I used to just sit down and build a little fort around myself -- amps, music stands, drinks stands, all that stuff," he says in the press release. "But I just realized it sounds better if the amps are higher up because I'm so used to playing with stacks. So I'll stand this time."

Dinosaur Jr. released their last album, Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, back in 2016 via Jagjaguwar. Mascis' last solo full-length was 2014's Tied to a Star.

Read our 2014 joint interview between Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis and The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus.

Elastic Days Tracklist:

1. See You At The Movies
2. Web So Dense
3. I Went Dust
4. Sky Is All We Had
5. Picking Out the Seeds
6. Give It Off
7. Drop Me
8. Cut Stranger
9. Elastic Days
10. Sometimes
11. Wanted You Around
12. Everything She Said 

J Mascis Tour Dates:

Nov. 07 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial 
Nov. 08 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
Nov. 09 - Seattle, WA - Tractor
Nov. 10 - Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo
Nov. 14 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's 
Nov. 15 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Nov. 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
Nov. 17 - Denver, CO - Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
Nov. 18 - Fort Collins, CO - Washington's 
Nov. 20 - Chicago, IL - City Winery
Nov. 21 - Chicago, IL - City Winery
Nov. 27 - Atlanta, GA - City Winery
Nov. 28 - Nashville, TN - City Winery
Nov. 29 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
Nov. 30 - Detroit, MI - El Club
Dec. 01 - Toronto, ON - Great Hall
Dec. 04 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe
Dec. 05 - Washington, DC - City Winery
Dec. 07 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
Dec. 08 - New York, NY - Public Arts
Dec. 09 - Hamden, CT - Space Ballroom
Dec. 12 - Providence, RI - The Met
Dec. 13 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
Dec. 14 - Northampton, MA - The Academy of Music
Dec. 15 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall

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