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J Mascis Announces New Solo Album and Tour, Releases “See You At The Movies”

J Mascis is taking a break from delighting patrons at karaoke bars to put out another solo album and go on tour this fall.  The Dinosaur Jr. frontman will release Elastic Days, his followup to his 2014 full-length Tied To A Star, on November 9. In the meantime, he released the album’s opening track “See You At The Movies.”

The new album was recorded at Mascis’s Bisquiteen studio in Massachusetts. He played most of the instruments, but pals like Black Heart Procession’s Pall Jenkins, Miracle Legion’s Mark Mulcahy, and Luluc’s Zoë Randell show up to provide guest vocals. Previous Mascis collaborator Ken Miauri returns on keyboards.

“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,” Mascis said in a statement. “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.”

The track listing for Elastic Days is as follows:

1. See You At The Movies
2. Web So Dense
3. I Went Dust
4. Sky Is All We Had
5. Picking Out the Seeds
6. Give It Off
7. Drop Me
8. Cut Stranger
9. Elastic Days
10. Sometimes
11. Wanted You Around
12. Everything She Said

Mascot’s North American solo tour kicks off in November as well. Dates are listed below:

Nov. 07 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial
Nov. 08 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
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