Spin.com premiered the new video today from Dinosaur Jr. Pierce The Morning Rain answers the question of what happens when you shake up the typical American, suburban lifestyle with dB drag racing. Pierce The Morning Rain was directed by Emmy-winning comedy writer and director Scott Jacobson, he’s of Bob’s Burgers, The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live and awesome music videos. The video stars actor James Urbaniak (Homeland, The Venture Brothers) and comedian Maria Bamford as the couple whose lives become transformed by playing Dinosaur Jr. as loudly as the current technology allows. The video also includes an appearance from Henry Rollins.
J Mascis will appear in an upcoming episode of IFC’s Portlandia. The episode will air Friday, January 25th at 10pm ET/CT on IFC.
In November J Mascis made a trip to the garage for a rare interview and acoustic performance. Marc looks to figure out the genesis of early Dinosaur Jr. albums which had such an impact on him and J provides some background into his upbringing in Amherst as the son of a singing dentist. Read more HERE.
On 12.12.12, we’re asking friends of Dinosaur Jr. and Community Resources for People with Autism to make a donation and share this video to support the work of Community Resources for Valley Gives Day. Valley Gives is a 24-hour fundraiser to raise as much money as possible for western Massachusetts nonprofits in a single day.
Not sure if you’ll remember to make your donation on 12.12.12? You can use the “schedule one for Valley Gives” option and do it right now!
March 5 – The Powerstation – Auckland, NZ
March 7 – The Corner – Melbourne
March 8 – The Espy – Melbourne
March 9 – Golden Plains Festival – Meredith
March 10 – The Gov – Adelaide
March 12 – The Astor – Perth
March 14 – The Hi-Fi – Brisbane
March 15 – Coolangatta Hotel – Coolangatta
March 16 – The Hi-Fi – Sydney
On December 1, Dinosaur Jr. will celebrate the 25th anniversary of “You’re Living All Over Me” at Terminal 5 in New York City. The band will play the album in its entirety followed by a second set spanning their catalog with very special musical guests joining them onstage. We’re excited to announce that Dale Crover of the Melvins will join the band for a song or two. Already announced are Johnny Marr, Kim Gordon and Al Cisneros, and more special guests will be announced.
UK & European tour dates just announced! Fan ticket pre-sale will be available November 20 with general on sale November 23.
Jan 30 – Glasgow, UK – Arches
Jan 31 – Leeds, UK – Leeds University Stylus
Feb 1 – Manchester, UK – Ritz
Feb 2 – Brighton, UK – Concorde
Feb 3 – Bristol, UK – Fiddlers
Feb 6 – Paris, France – Trabendo
Feb 7 – Luxembourg, Lux – Rockhal
Feb 8 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
Feb 9 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Hall
Feb 11 – Courtrai – Belgium – De Kruen
Feb 12 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
Feb 13 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
Feb 14 – Zurich, Switzerland – Le Plaza
Feb 15 – Milan, Italy – Milano Bloom
Feb 16 – Zagreb, Croatia – Culture Factory Club
Feb 18 – Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerna Music Bar
Feb 19 – Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof
Dinosaur Jr.’s album You’re Living All Over Me turns 25 this year, and to celebrate the band has announced the November 19th release of Chocomel Daze (Live 1987) on Merge Records. The LP comprises a rare recording of the classic Dinosaur line-up’s 1987 show at Dorrnroosje in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Hear “The Lung” at SPIN.com: http://bit.ly/R3lNQE. Chocomel Daze is available for pre-order on 150-gram vinyl at the Merge store.
Also in celebration of the album’s 25th anniversary, Dinosaur Jr. will perform the album in its entirety at Terminal 5 in New York City on December 1. The band will be joined by some very special friends throughout the show with special guests Kurt Vile and the Violators supporting. More info at www.terminal5nyc.com.
It’s a familiar story: girl falls for boy from the wrong side of the tracks, girl loves Dinosaur Jr., girl loses boy, and Tim Heidecker is girl’s gold-chained single dad with a butt cut who makes his breakfast in a towel, paints model airplanes as a hobby and cannot bear the heartbreak of his baby.Funny Or Die premiered their poignant and hilarious music video for “Watch the Corners” today starring Tim Heidecker of Adult Swim’s Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and the R. Alverson film The Comedy.Dinosaur Jr’s new album, I Bet On Sky, will be released on September 18th, 2012.
One of Portland’s top feminist bookstore professionals, Candace of Women & Women First, spoke with J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. about the upcoming record, “I Bet On Sky.” Watch their illuminating interview below.
“I Bet On Sky” will be available September 18th on Jagjaguwar Records. It will be available on PIAS Records September 17 in the U.K., September 12 in Japan, September 14 in Germany and Australia, and various dates that week depending on location. PRE-ORDERS ARE AVAILABLE NOW with different bundling options from Jagjaguwar Records and the band’s online store.