J Mascis – “Is It Done”

Not sure if it’s the weather or the easy familiarity of that voice, but I find myself listening to J Mascis’ pretty, easygoing, mostly acoustic Several Shades Of Why at least once a day. When we posted “Not Enough” I mentioned the album was “solo” in name but included assistance from Kurt Vile, A Silver Mount Zion’s Sophie Trudeau, Kevin Drew, Ben Bridwell, Black Heart Procession’s Pall Jenkins, Matt Valentine, etc. “Is It Done” features Bridwell on backing vocals. You’ll also see why I keep referring to the album as “mostly” acoustic.

J Mascis – “Is It Done”
(Via P4K)

Several Shades Of Why is out 3/15 via Sub Pop. He’s taking it on the road:

03/10 – Ithaca, NY @ Castaways %
03/11 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Great Hall %
03/22 – Brattleboro, MA @ Headroom Stages %
03/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live %
03/24 – New York, NY @ The Mercury Lounge %
03/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg %
03/26 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall %
03/30 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop %
03/31 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig %
04/01 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean %
04/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry %
04/07 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl %
04/08 – Athens, GA @ The Melting Point %
04/09 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle %
04/10 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle %
04/29 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern ^
04/30 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s ^
05/03 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place ^
05/04 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent ^
05/05 – Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar ^
05/06 – Echo Park, CA @ Echo ^
05/07 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah ^

% w/ Kurt Vile
^ w/ The Black Heart Procession