J Mascis reveals his mellow side on new album
It’s all but inconceivable that J Mascis requires an introduction. In the quarter-century since he founded Dinosaur (Jr.), Mascis has created some of the era’s signature songs, albums and styles. Now, for the first time ever, he has a crafted an album of original songs under his own name, of which ‘Not Enough’ shall be the first single. The track shall be released through Sub Pop on February 28th, followed by a full album on March 14th. In celebration of the release, a free download of album track ‘Is It Done’ has been made available, downloadable direct from Sub Pop.
‘Not Enough’ is a classic piece of Mascis jangle performed with a delicacy not always associated with his work. His vocals sound warm and familiar, crackling slightly over harmonizing backing vocals and crisp acoustic guitars. Fans should embrace ‘Not Enough,' seeing Mascis in a rare exposed state, not hiding behind layers of thick fuzz and distortion. Yet this upcoming solo LP may well also push him into new territory.