J Mascis is a man of few words, so he lets his guitar speak for him. Since the 1980s, he and his band Dinosaur Jr. have been at the forefront of alternative rock, churning out 11 albums of fuzzy, shredding six-string jams. Their most recent release, last year’s Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, is their fourth since the band’s original lineup (rounded out by Lou Barlow on bass and Murph on drums) got back together in 2005. With Easy Action.
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"Tiny" by Dinosaur Jr.
"On their latest, the steady and excellent Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, it’s clear that their well for inspiration has not yet run dry." - Pitchfork
"[J Mascis's] voice creaks and croaks as he parses romantic misunderstandings, his fingers gravitate toward his guitar's most acrimonious and anxious chords and he serves as a supernatural channel to some of the most melancholy guitar solos this side of Rust Never Sleeps. In other words: It's business as usual for Dinosaur Jr." - Rolling Stone