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Interview: J Mascis

Interview: J Mascis

Friday 20th February, 2015 10:30AM

J Mascis is notoriously difficult to interview. There is a long chain of evidence of the Dinosaur Jr frontman giving awkward interviews, like this one from 1993 on American music show Alternative Nation, and right up to this very day Mascis still has a blatant dislike of talking about his work. He also hates reading reviews about his music. But one thing he does like is playing guitar, thank god, because he's pretty fucking excellent at it.

When he's not busy with Dinosaur Jr (or watching daytime TV, which he has a well-known fondness of), he spends time at his home studio writing solo music. The latest fruit of his lone labour is Tied To A Star, a full-length record which came out last year and is characterised by an intriguing blend of both electric and acoustic guitar work that underpins his melancholy-tinged tunes. UnderTheRadar spoke to Mascis in the wake of the album's release, and with his impending visit to these shores for a four-date tour we thought we would share the resulting conversation with you...

Click here to read the full interview with J Mascis, and watch the video for 'Every Morning' below...

J Mascis is playing a handful of New Zealand shows next week, kicking off with a performance at Dux Live in Chrischurch on Thursday 26th February. Head over here for more details and to buy tickets.


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