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Review: J Mascis - Tied To A Star

Review: J Mascis - Tied To A Star

Monday 22nd September, 2014 1:03PM

If you exclude his solo live album and those with The Fog, it took until 2011 for Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis to release his debut solo album Several Shades of Why. So it’s a pleasant surprise that the follow-up record is already upon us. He follows a similar template with Tied To A Star, eschewing drums for the most part and using a more organic sonic palette that includes strings and piano as well as his dynamic and emotive guitar playing.

Tied To A Star is by no means a mellow acoustic affair. First single ‘Every Morning’ fairly bristles with a lively energy and is the closest to what the listener might expect from the frontman of Dinosaur Jr with a spiralling solo and Mascis’ seemingly endless ability to dress his songs in effortless vocal melodies...

Click here to read Chris Familton's full review of Tied To A Star by J Mascis.


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