DINOSAUR JR. TOUR/ALBUM

DINOSAUR JR. ANNOUNCES MINI U.S. TOUR
BEFORE THEY HEAD TO EUROPE FOR ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES

J MASCIS, LOU BARLOW AND MURPH ARE IN THE STUDIO NOW
RECORDING THEIR FIRST ALBUM IN EIGHTEEN YEARS

LOOK FOR THE ALBUM, AS WELL AS THEIR FIRST EVER DVD RELEASE
TO BOTH HIT STREETS IN SPRING 2007


Dinosaur Jr.
Dinosaur Jr. with the original line-up of J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murphy has long been celebrated as alternative rock's most significant pioneers. The trio recently announced plans to release their first ever DVD and their first studio recording since the indie classic Bug, recorded eighteen years ago. Both the DVD and the studio album are slated to hit streets in Spring 2007.

But first, this fall Dinosaur Jr. will do a quick east coast jaunt into intimate venues in Portland (ME), Boston and Northampton (MA), and New York, before crossing the Pond for All Tomorrow's Parties' "Nightmare Before Christmas," the UK's Concorde 2, and other European dates.

The complete list of current Dinosaur Jr. tour dates is as follows:

11.28 | The Big Easy | Portland ME
11.29 | Paradise Rock Club | Boston MA
11.30 | Pearl Street | Northampton MA
12.01 | Rebel | New York NY
12.02 | Rebel | New York NY
12.05 | Concorde 2 | Brighton UK
12.06 | Mean Fiddler | London UK
12.09 | ATP's "Nightmare Before Christmas" | Somerset UK
12.11 | Temple Bar Music Centre | Dublin IRE
12.12 | Warwick | Galway IRE
12.13 | Zenith | Paris FR
12.16 | Fritz Club | Berlin GER (J. Mascis Solo)

On May 8, 2007, the band will release their first ever DVD. Titled Dinosaur Jr.: Live From the Middle East (Image Entertainment), this full length concert DVD was filmed largely at Boston's Middle East, as well as at New York's legendary Irving Plaza and other shows along the band's December 2005 reunion tour. With unfettered access to this famously elusive band, fans can expect one-on-one interviews, behind the scenes goings-on and a full set of performances of Dinosaur Jr. favorites. The DVD features performance footage of 18 Dinosaur Jr. songs originally recorded on their classic first albums: Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me and Bug. In addition, Dinosaur Jr.: Live from the Middle East offers the band's 2005 interview at the WXPN's renowned World Café studios and interview appearances by Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Mike Watt, Matt Dillon, and others. The DVD was directed by Gold In Berlin, which is run by Mascis' own brother in-law, German filmmaker Phillip Virus.

Also in Spring 2007, J Mascis, Lou Barlow, and Murph will release their first studio album in eighteen years. The trio has spent the last month at Bisquiteen, the recording space at J's house in Amherst, Massachusetts. The album, to be released on a label yet to be determined, will be produced by J Mascis, engineered by John Agnello and Justin Pizzoferrato, and mixed by John Agnello.

Dinosaur Jr.'s sonic wall of melodic bass, furious drums and stunning guitar wizardry, coupled with an almost laissez faire vocal delivery, forever changed the face of rock & roll music. Since the original line-up's reunion last year, The New York Times reviewed Dinosaur Jr. "...loud, alternative, and still definitive... [offering] a glorious show...savage as ever," and Rolling Stone critiqued the band "...alive and thrilling... Mascis generated towering walls of gorgeous distortion and played heart-rending solos that were almost impossibly pretty, while Murph's ballistic drumming and Barlow's melodic bass anchored Mascis' sonic explorations." Indeed, the band's first three albums, re-issued in 2005 on MERGE, have proved their music to be as relevant today as it was when the band first became. The albums - Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me and Bug - were recently deemed by critics as "classics," offering "near-perfect, ridiculously hooky thrash." (Blender)

http://www.dinosaurjr.com

[Published on: 11/3/06]

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Comments

mcmanust Fri 11/3/2006 12:25PM
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One of the best bands I never was into during their prime. I love them now and can't wait to hear the insanity that they're going to put out. For some reason I thought these guys hated each other, or was that Sebadoh? I forget. Oh and J. Mascis is such an awesome guitarist.

pinkfloydfan420 starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/3/2006 12:38PM
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pinkfloydfan420

I love the unique vocals of Mascis and that signature Dinosaur Jr. Sound. I've been a huge fan of Dinosaur Jr since I was REALLY young (3rd grade) when Where You Been was released. Shortly after hearing that album, I stole their old CD's from my brother and was a huge fan until they broke up. I continued listening to some of their stuff, but kind of lost the initial obsession I had with them. Then they got back together, and I got to finally see them live at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor. A sweet show, and they really do perform as well as they sound in the studio. I'm excited to see old bands getting back together, especially bands from the early 90's alternative/grunge era.

Now, if only Pavement would get back together!!!!!!!!!!

jacobandbeth starstarstar Fri 11/3/2006 03:26PM
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what about "where you been." that is less than 18 years old....I swear I was listening to new albums in 1992?

dplaxe Fri 11/3/2006 06:20PM
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"Where You Been" and "Green Mind" didn't feature the original lineup of J,Lou, and Murph. J played most of the instruments on those records himself, with Mike Johnson playing bass while on tour and in Where you Been videos. So it has been 18 years since the original trio

kevinp17 starstarstar Fri 11/3/2006 09:08PM
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i stole their guitar and stuff, jus kiddin'! i saw them at lollapalooza 13 years ago and can't remember how they sound, so i hope they come to the great lakes area so i can see what they're all about. phish ain't coming back, grunge is!!!!

keithrichardsforpres starstarstar Mon 11/6/2006 12:36PM
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keithrichardsforpres

They supposedly still do hate each other but a man's gotta pay his bills (and his kids), but who knows just what I've heard. Mascis is up there with Malkmus in indie guitar legend status, hell throw Martsch in there as well and you've got the indie guitar triumverate. I saw him solo at SXSW a few years ago with just an acoustic and a big fuzz and the guy just destroyed, Stevie Ray "channeling the devil" style.

MangoNutbag Wed 11/8/2006 07:22AM
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MangoNutbag

GOOD GOD! I wish pavement would get back together like this

stlcross starstarstarstarstar Wed 11/8/2006 09:50PM
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stlcross

I love the response's from you guy's,I kind of stayed away from these parts,but it's good to see some old altheads.I can't waite to see them and go deaf for a few days!

MLERNER starstarstarstar Sat 11/11/2006 06:42AM
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You call that a tour? Doesn't give fans a chance?
Would love to see you guys!
Texas

Hotchkiss starstarstarstarstar Sat 11/11/2006 11:58PM
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Hotchkiss


if pavement got back together and released a new album i would poop my pant's then wear them on my head.

mark my words!

Roo starstarstarstarstar Tue 1/23/2007 11:38PM
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Roo

Dinasaur Jr. f-in rocks, you have to have their earlier stuff when they were together. If they would start touring again I'd create the "sideshow-rodeo" for them on their lot.What What CHicken Butt------------.