Cover of the Day: J Mascis's Tied to a Star

News of an upcoming J Mascis album found its way into my inbox yesterday.  J will be releasing Tied to a Star this Summer following his last solo release, 2011's Several Shades of Why.  That was one of my favorite albums to come out that year and I was lucky enough to see his Philly stop during his Several Shades tour.  No singles just yet, but here's the cover:



And, here's some PR from Sub Pop.

J Mascis performs with Fred Armisen’s 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Announces Tied to a Star, his forthcoming album, due later this summer on Sub Pop

Legendary guitarist & Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis is currently sitting in with Fred Armisen’s 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers through Thursday, May 22nd. And on last night’s show, Seth spilled the beans about J’s forthcoming solo album, Tied to a Star, which will be released worldwide later this summer on Sub Pop (see May 20th episode).

J Mascis has scheduled a few headlining and festival performances this summer and fall: Two shows in Chicago, IL at Do Division Festival and a late show at Subterranean on Sunday, June 1st; Timber! Outdoor Festival in Carnation, WA on June 24-26th; And Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX on November 7th-9th. Please find a current list of tour dates below.

Tour Dates
Jun. 01 - Chicago, IL - Do Division Festival (Early)
Jun. 01 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean (Late)
Jun. 24 - 26 - Carnation, WA - Timber! Outdoor Festival
Nov. 07 - 09 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun fest


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