Artist of The Day: J Mascis

posted by Shane German on 12/03/2018

Monday, December 3rd: J MASCIS

J Mascis is an American musician, best known as the singer, guitarist and main songwriter for the alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr. He has also released several albums as a solo artist.

His vocals have been described as "Neil Young-like" and his guitar riffs as "monolithic".

He formed Dinosaur Jr. in 1984 and achieved national success with a series of albums.

Retiring from Dinosaur Jr. in 1998, J Mascis began producing solo albums with his new band, J Mascis + The Fog.

In 2005, Dinosaur Jr reunited and returned to the studio to record a new album, 2007's Beyond, which became the first of a handful of new releases as the band toured and recorded on a regular basis. J Mascis returned to his solo work in 2014, releasing the album Tied to a Star.

His newest album, 2018’s Elastic Days, departs from his previous primarily acoustic sound, instead mixing both acoustic and electric.

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