On Record Store Day (April 19), Numero Group will release the limited edition Visitors box set, five 7″ records that collect Dinosaur Jr.’s first four singles on SST and Homestead, plus a bonus 7″ featuring the band’s covers of the Byrds’ “I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better” and Peter Frampton’s “Show Me the Way.”
The box comes with artwork from frequent Dinosaur Jr. collaborator Maura Jasper, an essay from Jasper on her creative process and relationship with J Mascis, and a book of unused work from between 1985 and 1990.
Limited to 5000 copies. Available in finer retailers around the world on Record Store Day: April 19th 2014.
Visitors track list: “Repulsion” b/w “Bulbs of Passion”
“Little Fury Things” b/w “In A Jar”
“Freak Scene” b/w “Keep The Glove”
“Just Like Heaven” b/w “Thrown Down” and “Chunks”
“Show Me The Way” b/w “I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better”
Pre-order the upcoming LP reissue of Dinosaur Jr.’s album You’re Living All Over Me on Transparent Green Vinyl. This exclusive pressing from Newbury Comics and Jagjaguwar Records is limited to only 500 pieces.
UPDATE: Pre-orders have sold out! A limited number of LPs will be available at Newbury Comics Locations on release date, 2/18.
Looking for something special for your favorite Dinosaur Jr. fan for the holidays? Check out the band’s online store (US / Europe) .
The Dinosaur Jr. book has begun shipping, pick up this exclusive collector’s item featuring never before seen photographs and interviews with the band and friends: http://dinosaurjrbook.com.
Note from the US ONLINE STORE on shopping deadlines:
Be sure to order by the dates below to ensure their orders arrive in time for Christmas. Orders will be shipping out until Friday December 20th but we highly encourage customers to place orders before Wednesday December 18th due to the delays in USPS delivery times. Please note Mail Order offices will be closed December 23rd till January 2nd.
International: Friday December 13th
Domestic: Wednesday December 18th
Dinosaur Jr. by Dinosaur Jr. is the first official book to tell the story of the band, by the band. It is filled with loads of rare and unseen images, including pics from the band’s families, friends, and photographers who have been around since even before Deep Wound and Mogo. There’s a ton of fantastic visual ephemera, including whacked pics of Lou and Murph as kids, J with short hair and High School yearbook poses (guess who was voted ‘Most Optimistic’?).
The text of Dinosaur Jr. by Dinosaur Jr. is made up of new interviews exclusive to the book, with J, Lou and Murph candidly telling their side of the story, along with former members Mike Johnson and George Berz, and long-time friends of the band. This is their story, told in all its weirdness and warped beauty by the people who were there.
Dinosaur Jr. by Dinosaur Jr., published by Rocket 88 Books is available exclusively from dinosaurjrbook.com, and will be delivered in November. Along with the full-color, hardback “Classic Edition”– which comes on heavy-weight paper with art by Marq Spusta, wrapped in purple cloth with foil details– an expanded, limited “Signature Edition” will be available. It includes the addition of a detailed tour diary kept from 1987-1988 by the band’s roadie Jon Fetler, who also took behind-the-scenes candid photos. The “Signature Edition” comes in a clamshell box with three art prints, and the set is signed by the band.
Dinosaur Jr. are getting their own capsule collection from Mishka. It includes four T-shirts from four different designers (Mark Todd, Mike Sutfin, Johnny Sampson, and Mishka’s own in-house team), as well as a varsity jacket and a bunch of different hats. The line will debut 10/23 at Mishka’s Brooklyn shop, where J Mascis will do a signing at 6PM. Immediately after that, Mascis will play a solo show at Brooklyn’s the Flat, with Speedy Ortiz opening up.
The Keep + Dinosaur Jr. collaboration is now available at www.keepcompany.com! This extremely limited project was produced in an edition of 360. Designed by J Mascis and using Keep’s desert boot Shaheen silhouette, the Keep + Dinosaur Jr. shoe features a deep violet, vegan microsuede body and an embroidered guitar strap accent patterned after one of J’s own straps. Each pair will come with a 7″ picture disc, featuring J Mascis’ warm and ethereal cover of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You”. This track has never been released to the public until now.
Sharing a deep respect for her compassionate work, Keep + Dinosaur Jr. proudly support the non-profit organization of Mata Amritanandamayi, widely know as Amma.
Dinosaur Jr. and Skullcandy have teamed up to release a limited edition collector’s package. The bundle includes Dinosaur Jr. customized Aviator headphones, along with unreleased music on color vinyl. The packages are limited to 500 production units, with the 2-song 7” records, released with 100 packages containing green-splatter, and 400 with purple records. Beginning Wednesday July 10th, the tracks “The Only Other Way” and “The Lung (Live)” will be streaming at Skullcandy.com.
The Aviator headphones are mixed to provide attacking bass, natural vocals, and precision highs that will deliver the purest experience in audio, no matter the genre. They feature soft leather touch memory foam ear pillows for maximum comfort and a detachable cable for ultimate mobility. They are built with the highest-grade materials to ensure unmatched durability and style. The collector’s bundle will be released on Sunday, July 14th and will be available at limited specialty music retailers with an MSRP of $299.99. More information at skullcandy.com
In celebration of this release, J Mascis will perform solo at Amoeba Music in Hollywood on Sunday, July 14th at 5pm. The event is free, and early arrival is suggested. More information about the in-store here at amoeba.com.