Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis: 'We've written from the perspective of a vampire'
Singer and guitarist says band's new album 'I Bet On The Sky' is funkier than their previous material
The band are set to release their tenth studio album 'I Bet On The Sky' on September 17.
"There's a couple of songs with more of a groove, a little bit mellower, but there’s some heavier stuff on it too," singer J Mascis told NME. "It's funky for us, but not that funky. I like the first song 'Don't Pretend You Didn't Know' the best, that’s one of the funkier numbers, it seemed to come together in a good way."
The ten-track album, recorded at Mascis' house in Massachusetts over four months also features two songs written by bassist and Sebadoh frontman Lou Barlow – 'Rude' and 'Recognition'. It also includes the track 'Watch The Corners', a song Mascis claims is "written from the perspective of a vampire. It seems hip at the moment," he said.
'I Bet On Sky' is the third album released by Dinosaur Jr since the trio reformed in 2005. "It still feels like a day-by-day thing," he said, "you never know. I'm ready for it to stop at any moment. It's good to see there's a lot of younger people coming. I noticed people usually think the albums are better than they thought they would be. Some people have said this one reminded them of [1993’s] 'Where You Been', but I'm not sure."
'I Bet On Sky' is released on September 17. The tracklisting is:
'Don't Pretend You Don't Know'
'Watch The Corners'
'Stick A Toe In'
'I Know It Oh So Well'
'Pierce The Morning Rain'
'What Was That'
'See It On Your Side'