The best part of waking up is a new J Mascis song on your music listening device. The Dinosaur Jr. frontman has shared "Every Morning," a dewy strummer that applies his searing lead guitar work and familiar vocal presence to bittersweet lyrics recounting daily a.m. struggles. The track precedes Mascis' new album, Tied to a Star, which is due out in the United States on August 26 via Sub Pop. The self-produced album features Cat Power, Mark Mulcahy, Black Heart Procession's Pall Jenkins, and Young@Heart Chorus' Ken Maiuri. It follows 2011's Several Shades of Why. If Mascis' mornings are tough, maybe it's because he spent a week on Late Night With Seth Meyers.
Listen to "Every Morning" below, and scroll down for the track list and a playful album trailer video, plus tour dates.
Tied to a Star track list:
1. "Me Again"
2. "Every Morning"
3. "Heal the Star"
4. "Wide Awake"
6. "And Then"
8. "Trailing Off"
9. "Come Down"
11. "Better Plane"
J Mascis tour dates:
July 26 - Carnation, WA @ Timber! Outdoor Festival
September 24 - Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space
September 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
September 26 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
September 27 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
September 28 - Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
September 30 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
October 1 - Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
October 2 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
October 3 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
October 4 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
October 5 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
October 7 - Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
October 8 - Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
October 9 - Minneapolis, MN @ Minneapolis Institute of Arts
October 10 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
October 11 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
October 13 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
October 14 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
October 15 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
October 16 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
October 17 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
October 18 - Boston, MA @ Sinclair
November 7-9 - Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 11 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
November 12 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
November 13 - Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar
November 14 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
November 15 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
November 16 - Sonoma, CA @ Gundlach Bundschu
November 19 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
November 20 - Portland, OR @ Dante’s
November 21-22 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge