J Mascis – Stream the New Album

Elastic Days Out Now via Sub Pop

Nov 09, 2018
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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 below. Also below are his upcoming tour dates.

Previously Mascis shared the album's first three singles: "See You At the Movies" (which was one of our Songs of the Week), "Everything She Said," and "Web So Dense." Then he shared the album's title track, "Elastic Days," via a video for the song that stars drag icon Dina Martina.

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 previous press release pointed out that Elastic Days is quite melodic and Mascis said 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 said 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.

J Mascis Tour Dates:

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*
Jan. 16 - Oxford, UK - O2 Academy
Jan. 17 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
Jan. 18 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
Jan. 19 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
Jan. 20 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
Jan. 22 - Liverpool, UK - Arts Club
Jan. 23 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla 
Jan. 24 - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall
Jan. 25 - Glasgow, UK - St. Lukes

* w/ Luluc

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