Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Not Quite Extinct

It seemed a bit odd a few years ago when J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph reformed the original lineup of Dinosaur Jr. and hit the road. Perhaps it was time to cash in with aging alt-rock fans that, obviously, couldn't see Nirvana. Reissuing the classic catalog seemed to reinforce the idea this was a shakedown.

But then in 2007, surprisingly, the trio went into the studio and came out with an inspired work called 'Beyond'. These guys weren't fossils after all. Well, they've done it again... with even better results. 'Farm' comes out June 23 on Jagjaguwar, and it is no nostalgia trip. So far, stateside tour dates are limited to Cali and New York. I hope they eventually roam more of the earth. Here's a song from the new one, and you can download (for free) "I Want You to Know" from the label's site linked above.

Dinosaur Jr. - Over It (mp3)

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