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J Mascis announces new solo album ‘Elastic Days’ & tour, shares song

J Mascis Elastic Days

Dinosaur Jr frontman and indie rock guitar hero J Mascis has announced a new solo album, Elastic Days, due November 9 via Sub Pop. J recorded the album at his own Bisquiteen studio and he played most of the instruments, but there are guest vocals from Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession), Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion), and Zoe Randell (Luluc), plus keyboards from past collaborator Ken Miauri. The first single is “See You At The Movies,” which is the kind of laid-back acoustic folk rock that J has successfully done many times in his solo career, and which still finds room for plenty of his heroic guitar solos. It’s instantly appealing, not that we’d expect any less of J at this point. Listen below.

J also announced a tour with Luluc, including NYC shows on December 7 at Rough Trade and December 8 at Public Arts. Tickets for Rough Trade and Public Arts will be on sale soon. All dates are listed below.

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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 — 2018 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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