Dinosaur Jr Heads Back to the “Farm”

 

Don’t forget that
tour, either… you’ll flip!

 

By Blurt Staff

 

 

First we brought you word about the upcoming Dinosaur Jr (no
period, please) tour, now arrives details of the group’s new album. Here’s the
scoop from the band’s handlers….

 

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The worry about the reunion of the original Dinosaur Jr. line-up, 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 line-up-J Mascis, Lou Barlow,
and Murph–set to release on
their new label home Jagjaguwar on June 23rd.

 

 

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 7 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.

 

Tracklisting 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

 

 

 

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