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First Listen: Dinosaur Jr.’s New Song

DOWNLOAD: The alt-rock kingpins are catchy but gritty on the best rocker off their June album, Farm.

William Goodman // May 1, 2009

Dinosaur Jr. bassist Lou Barlow is a man of his word.

He recently told SPIN.com that the band’s new album, Farm (out June 23), marked a return to its roots for the recently reunited alt-rock legends. “It’s totally old school,” he said. And “I Want You to Know,” the first leak from the 12-song set is just that — a gritty yet melodic thrasher about love, featuring a catchy-as-all-hell chorus and frontman J. Mascis’ unhinged six-string solos.

Download the song at the band’s website, dinosaurjr.com. And catch the trio on tour this summer supporting their new album.