Dinosaur Jr. New Album

Dinosaur Jr. - Farm Due June 23 on Jagjaguwar

Dinosaur Jr.
The worry about the reunion of the original Dinosaur Jr. lineup, more than 20 years after their formation and legendary dissolution, was that these guys were just flogging the back catalog as a marketing gimmick. With the release of Beyond, in 2007, the band gave a hearty Marshall-driven "F**K YOU!" answer to those inquiring ears. Restoring the sound established by the opening hat-trick gambit of Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me, and Bug, the Beyond record continued the band's march into rock greatness by making old ears smile and new ears bleed afresh. And now comes Farm, the fifth full length record by the original lineup: J Mascis, Lou Barlow, and Murph, set to release on their new label home Jagjaguwar on June 23.

If Beyond was Dinosaur Jr.'s return to form, Farm is proof that this band continues to deliver that which makes rock worth cranking to 11. At times wholly 70's guitar-epic, at times perfect for sitting by a babbling brook with Joni and Neil, Farm encompasses Dinosaur Jr.'s signature palette – soaring and distorted guitar, unshakable hooks, honey-rich melodies – songs that get into your head and, bouncing around happily, stay there. The ear-catching "Plans" is nearly seven minutes of classic whipped-topping rock dessert, while "I Don't Wanna Go There" is a meat-and-potatoes main dish, mixing unapologetic lead guitar with straight-ahead delivery a la James Gang or Humble Pie. These two tunes round out twelve tracks propelled by the unique energy of one of America's greatest living rock bands hitting their stride.

Farm was recorded in J Mascis' Bisquiteen studio in Amherst, Massachusetts, and was produced by Mascis. The band will be touring throughout April, showcasing their new tracks in intimate venues. With the purchase of a ticket to these select shows, fans will receive either a limited edition, tour-only 7", or a digital download code. The A-Side is new track, "I Don't Wanna Go There," while the B-Side is a revisited classic, "Tarpit," from You're Living All Over Me.

Track Listing for Farm:
1. Pieces
2. I Want You To Know
3. Ocean In The Way
4. Plans
5. Your Weather
6. Over It
7. Friends
8. Said The People
9. There's No Here
10. See You
11. I Don't Wanna Go There
12. Imagination Blind

Dinosaur Jr. just got done tearing up SXSW, their next show is April 1 in Connecticut. Complete Dino Jr. tour dates available here.


[Published on: 3/24/09]

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1048 starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/24/2009 02:19PM
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sccomike Tue 3/24/2009 02:24PM
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missed them in CT in October and unfortunately I have to miss them again in April. I'm pumped for the album though.

TheDude starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/24/2009 02:29PM
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get to see them for free on 4/23. ive heard it is the loudest show you will ever hear...heres hoping

RichardHaley Tue 3/24/2009 02:29PM
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"the guy on the left" -- fuck. His name is J Mascis and he probably influenced all of your favorite rock guitarists.

1048 starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/24/2009 02:33PM
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"ive heard it is the loudest show you will ever hear...heres hoping"

Second only to My Bloody Valentine

OurBandCouldBeYourLife Tue 3/24/2009 02:37PM
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Dinosaur Jr. is up there with the most intense live acts in the world. J Mascis rules. Can't wait for this record. They tore it up at SXSW with all the classics.

Old No. 7 Tue 3/24/2009 04:33PM
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Old No. 7

"legendary dissolution"--What happened?

Flat5 starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/24/2009 04:50PM
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Mascis can still hear? He must shoot steroids in his eardrums!

Whiggy starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/24/2009 05:01PM
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I don't think the dissolution was all that legendary at all. I'm pretty sure Mascis and Barlow weren't getting along. Instead of firing Barlow, Mascis just told Barlow the band was breaking up, and then started to make the new record without Barlow.

Fantastic news about a new album though. Can't wait.

lovemusical Tue 3/24/2009 06:23PM
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Glad to see Mascis and Barlow getting along again. I've listened to these guys since back in the day. Can't wait to see them live. Dinosaur Jr. was a big influence on a lot of early 90's bands including Nirvana. Sebadoh was the shit too. I'm listening to "Bakesale" right now. Classic. I havn't heard any of their new songs yet, but that will change soon.

fnghhhh Tue 3/24/2009 09:15PM
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Saw these guys open for Black Keys in 07. not my cup of tea.

DISCOROCKSTAR starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/24/2009 11:38PM
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Dinosaur Jr. was firing on all cylinders at SXSW! Can't wait for the new album and tour!!

bigfro Wed 3/25/2009 05:10AM
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I love their BBQ sauce

Cookie starstarstarstarstar Thu 3/26/2009 09:54PM
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The story how their name changed from Dinosaur to Dino Jr is hilarious. J and Curt Kirkwood are two of the best American rock guitar players from the last 30 years. Bar none!!!!!!!!! Barlow's bass style is signature. Murph's precision drumming is up there with Peter Prescott's from Mission of Burma.