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Watch J Mascis Cover Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” On Late Night

Back in 2013, Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis released a solo cover of Mazzy Star's 1993 soft-focus torch-song classic "Fade Into You"; it was a limited-edition 7" that came with Mascis' personalized sneakers, so don't feel bad if you missed it. Last night, Mascis played the song for NBC cameras. Mascis was the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 5, 2015

Watch Sarah Silverman, Andy Samberg, Connie Britton, Many More Celebs Sing Sleater-Kinney’s “No Cities To Love”

Sleater-Kinney still haven't made any music videos for No Cities To Love, the triumphant comeback album that finally arrives next week. Maybe they won't! Why do Sleater-Kinney need to make a music video? They have, however, put together a clip of a whole bunch of famous people singing along with the album's badass title… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2015

Sweet Apple – “Reunion” (Feat. Robert Pollard) Video

Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis leads the riff-rock side project Sweet Apple, but the band's namesake is Dave Sweetapple, the Witch member who also plays in Sweet Apple. He's the star of the band's new Halloween-themed video for "Reunion," a triumphant track that features fellow indie legend Robert Pollard. (It's on The Golden Age OfMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 30, 2014

Stream The Flaming Lips With A Little Help From My Fwends

The Flaming Lips' much-discussed tribute album to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is finally here. Like their Dark Side Of The Moon reimagining from a few years ago, With A Little Help From My Fwends has a long list of famous collaborators, including My Morning Jacket, MGMT, Miley Cyrus, Moby, Tegan And… More »

By: James Rettig / October 20, 2014

Watch A Cute 10-Year-Old Punk Interview J Mascis

Among rock critics, Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis is notorious for being one of the worst interviews of all time, mostly for his Greg Popovich-like ability to stay perfectly perfunctory while every atom of his body screams that he'd rather not be there. But Elliott, of the Little Punk People video series, has figured… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 3, 2014

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

At Sunday night's VMAs, MTV awarded its Video Of The Year trophy to Miley Cyrus' butt-naked tearsploitation Terry Richardson vision "Wrecking Ball," and Miley brought a homeless model (?) to the stage to accept the award. Immediately afterward, Beyoncé, whose "Drunk In Love" video was nominated and lost, came to the stage to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2014

J Mascis – “Every Morning” Video (Feat. Fred Armisen)

You keep thinking Fred Armisen's schedule is so busy that he'll have to stop appearing in random indie rock music videos, but no, he never does. Yesterday, Armisen's buddy J Mascis, the Dinosaur Jr. guitar hero, released a beautifully weary solo album called Tied To A Star. And now Armisen and Mascis are co-starring i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2014

Pink Mountaintops – “Shakedown” (Feat. J Mascis) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

"Shakedown" is a jangly, propulsive, New Wave-influenced highlight from Pink Mountaintops' recent Get Back. Stephen McBean sings about Fascination Street in a voice that could have been Robert Smith's if Smith was from the South, and J Mascis plays a characteristically ripping guitar solo. The song's video stars Mandy Lyn Antoniou as a hallucinatory wanderer… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 21, 2014

Stream J Mascis Tied To A Star

The great Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis is famous for blazing, melodic, eardrum-rupturing, feedback-drenched solos, but his dazed, muttering, tired-of-the-world voice is just as essential a piece of his band's sound. And on his own, Mascis has lately been using that voice in the service of lush, nostalgic folk-rock songs that sound completely natural coming… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 18, 2014

Flaming Lips’ Sgt. Pepper’s Tribute Tracklist Revealed: My Morning Jacket, MGMT, Miley Cyrus, Tegan And Sara, J Mascis, More

The Flaming Lips already announced the impending release of With A Little Help From My Fwends, their guest-heavy full-length tribute to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album will include covers of every single song on the Beatles' original album, and we already knew that it would feature guests like Miley… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 4, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week's 5 Best Songs cover a pretty big age range, career-wise. We've got the old guard still kicking ass and taking names (in a really pretty, gentle way), a relatively young band taking a step forward, and -- perhaps most excitingly -- the top three slots are all taken by artists who have yet… More »

By: Stereogum / August 1, 2014

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

Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis casually announced his new album Tied To A Star on Late Night With Seth Meyers a few months back and shared the spry "Every Morning." The world-weariness of his latest song "Wide Awake" has more in common with the quiet intensity of his last solo album Several Shades OfMore »

By: James Rettig / July 29, 2014

Sweet Apple – “Let’s Take The Same Plane” Video (Feat. Mike Watt)

J Mascis' band Sweet Apple bring together a lot of alt-rock vets on their new album The Golden Age Of Glitter, as evidenced on the previously released "Wish You Could Stay (A Little Longer)," which featured Mark Lanegan. In the video for "Let's Take The Same Place," even more major names come into the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 10, 2014

J Mascis – “Every Morning”

More than three years ago, Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis released the casually great mostly-acoustic solo album Several Shades Of Why, an album you should absolutely check out if it flew under your radar. Last month, while he was sitting in with Fred Armisen's house band on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Mascis casually… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2014

J Mascis’ Tied To A Star Out This Summer

J Mascis is sitting in with the 8G Band on Late Night With Seth Meyers all this week, and it turns out that arrangement is at least in part a way to alert the public to the imminent release of a new Mascis solo album. Last night, almost in passing, Meyers announced that Masci… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 21, 2014

Watch J Mascis Sit In With Late Night‘s 8G Band

One of the perks of a Late Night band comprising Fred Armisen and an array of indie rock veterans has been the parade of musical luminaries sitting in. Marnie Stern and Eleanor Friedberger have each taken a turn with the 8G Band in recent months, and last night J Mascis joined their ranks. More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 20, 2014

Fucked Up – “Led By Hand” (Feat. J Mascis)

We've already heard one track from Fucked Up's forthcoming Glass Boys, and the Canadian epic-hardcore band just dropped another. "Led By Hand" kind of combines the soaring, atmospheric emo of Sunny Day Real Estate or Jawbox with a blues-y, slide-guitar chorus that reminds me of the Charlatans circa Telling Stories or something. Rhythmically and texturally,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 29, 2014

Strand Of Oaks – “Goshen ’97 (Feat. J Mascis) Video

Timothy Showalter has been releasing haunted, personal folk-rock as Strand Of Oaks for years, and now he's ready to move up in the world with his new album HEAL. The album's first single is the ragged rocker "Goshen '97," which has some triumphant guitar soloing from J Mascis. And in the new video, from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 15, 2014

Watch Video From Nirvana & Friends’ Secret Show At Saint Vitus Last Night

Last night, the surviving members of Nirvana made a surprising and awesome decision. On their way into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, those members played the ceremony, with a succession of badass ladies filling in for Kurt Cobain: Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent, Lorde. And after the ceremony, this mutant versio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2014

Sweet Apple – “Wish You Could Stay (A Little Longer)” (Feat. Mark Lanegan) Video + Stream The Golden Age Of Glitter

J Mascis' band Sweet Apple is kind of a supergroup with two members of Cobra Verde, one from Witch, and on the recent single "Wish You Could Stay," grunge vet Mark Lanegan. The band-directed video for the song, which appears on the band's new album The Golden Age Of Glitter, follows each member throwing a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 7, 2014
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