J Mascis' new album, Tied to a Star , comes out Aug. As singer and guitarist for Dinosaur Jr. It feels strange to describe Tied to a Star as a "quiet" record, even by simple comparison, but for the most part Mascis' new solo album feels downright delicate.
Though not entirely unplugged, Tied to a Star showcases the soft intricacy of a veteran craftsman who knows when to hang back and decide to pulverize another day.
Mascis has shown this sort of versatility before, but rarely with such straight-ahead beauty in his arsenal. There's always been a gnarled quality to his voice that seems better aligned with his eardrum-obliterating electric side, but on Tied to a Star Mascis nicely nurtures the gentle fragility of his falsetto.
And Then buy track 7. Drifter buy track 8. Trailing Off buy track 9. Come Down buy track Contact J Mascis. Streaming and Download help. Report this album or account. If you like J Mascis, you may also like:. Nice owl. Thanks for doing what you do--I've had this on repeat since it came out. I know this is a weird comparison, but it puts me in a similar headspace as Townes Van Zandt--just the right kind of melancholy.
Mascis' solos never sounded better muhonenm. Everything they touch turns to gold. Beyond by Dinosaur Jr. Hard to pick a favorite song. This is just plain and simple my favorite band. Little did I know I had found such an amazing band. Tender indie pop songs that sound like whirring clockwork—bright bells and rhythmic clicks adorn gentle, soothing melodies.
Spirit Level by Randolph's Leap. Loved your set at Irving Plaza earlier this wk. Thanks for keeping it up. Matt Matthijs Koopmans. Bandcamp Daily your guide to the world of Bandcamp. Explore music. Tied to a Star by J Mascis.
It was a lovely, lonely album full of delicate melodies and tenderhearted, albeit somewhat elusive, sentiments. In fact, the best moments are those when he ditches the band altogether. Skip to content Search query All Results. Pitchfork is the most trusted voice in music.
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