Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dinosaur Jr: New Track, Album Release, Spring Tour

It's been a while since Dinosaur Jr.'s much lauded reunion album Beyond, so we were psyched to see a deluge of news from the band surrounding their new release Farm. Notably, the record sees the band moving to Jagjaguar Records after a mere one album stint at Merge. Details are beginning to emerge, and among them are cover art (above), the first single, a bunch of tour dates, and some sessions over at Whew!

The first single, "I Want You To Know" is (to our ears) classic Dinosaur Jr.: fuzzed out guitars, big beats, and super fat riffs shared by bass and guitar. To be frank, we're still reeling from the fact that the band has actually reunited, so hearing more classic-feel material continues to be a solid experience unto itself. That being said, the tune definitely isn't just a place holder, and it's ability to stand on its own is a positive indicator of quality for the forthcoming record.

While the record's release is still about a month and a half out, the band is in the midst of touring it's support. While there's no SF date lined up, the band still has dates on both coasts. If you're really craving a dose of Dinosaur Jr., you can find a way to make it happen. Meanwhile, give a listen to the new single below...

Farm is out on Jagjaguar June 23rd

mp3: Dinosaur Jr. - I Want You To Know

Dinosaur Jr. Spring 2009 Dates
Apr 30 The National - Venue Changed Richmond, Virginia
May 1 Chameleon Club Lancaster, Pennsylvania

May 2 Ottobar - SOLD OUT Baltimore, Maryland

Jun 21 The Casbah San Diego, California

Jun 22 Troubadour West Hollywood, California

Jun 23 Troubadour West Hollywood, California

Jun 25 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York