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LISTEN TO: Dinosaur Jr., “Watch the Corners”


 

Everyone agrees this sounds ridiculously good, right? There’s not a whole lot to add after that: J Mascis’s vocals are, as always, phenomenal. The transition from blistering electric into acoustic and back into the electric is spine-tingling.  The band just knows how to play together that almost reaches out of the stereo to physically be a presence with the listener. There isn’t a lot that sounds like this out there right now.

 

Dinosaur Jr. – “Watch the Corners” by Jagjaguwar

Stream “Watch the Corners” through Jagjaguwar’s Soundcloud page

 

Their new album, I Bet On Sky, is scheduled for a September 18 release– it will be their third release since the original trio reformed in 2005. As J Mascis said to Rolling Stone, part of the reason this record sounds different is: “I guess on this record, I wasn’t as worried if we could play the songs live… [On] the other two records [2007's Beyond and 2009's Farm], I was thinking of it being more songs that we could play live and tour more. I guess that’s what’s kind of different about this album: I just did what I felt would sound good.” If the rest of the record is anywhere near this good, they succeeded.

 

CATCH THEM ON TOUR:

Tour Dates:
07/06/12 Des Moines, IA: 80/35 Music Festival
08/25/12 St. Louis, MO: LouFest 2012
09/24/12 Toronto, ON: Lee’s Palace
09/25/12 Toronto, ON: Lee’s Palace
09/26/12 Toronto, ON: Lee’s Palace
09/27/12 Detroit, MI: St. Andrew’s Hall
09/28/12 Cincinnati, OH: MidPoint Music Festival
09/29/12 Champaign, IL: Pygmalion Festival
10/01/12 Nashville, TN: Mercy Lounge*
10/02/12 Atlanta, GA: Variety Playhouse*
10/03/12 New Orleans, LA: Tipitina’s*
10/04/12 Austin, TX: Mohawk*
10/05/12 Houston, TX: Fitzgerald’s*
10/06/12 Dallas, TX: The Prophet Bar*
10/08/12 Flagstaff, AZ: Orpheum Theater*
10/09/12 Santa Ana, CA: The Observatory*
10/10/12 San Francisco, CA: The Fillmore*
10/11/12 Eugene, OR, WOW Hall*
10/12/12 Seattle, WA: Neptune Theatre*
10/14/12 Salt Lake City, UT: Urban Lounge*
10/15/12 Denver, CO: Bluebird Theater*
10/17/12 Omaha, NE: The Waiting Room*
10/18/12 Minneapolis, MN: Cabooze*
10/19/12 Madison, WI: Majestic Theatre*
10/20/12 Grand Rapids, MI: The Orbit Room*
10/22/12 Bloomington, IN: The Bluebird*
10/23/12 Cleveland, OH: Beachland Ballroom*
10/24/12 Millvale, PA: Mr. Smalls Theatre*
10/25/12 Washington, DC: Black Cat*
10/26/12 Charlottesville, VA: Jefferson Theater*
10/27/12 Philadelphia, PA: Union Transfer*
* w/Shearwater

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