Kurt Vile endorses new Dinosaur Jr album

'Give A Glimpse of What Yer Not' is set for release on Aug 5

Dinosaur Jr are set to return this summer with a new album, ‘Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not’. The trio, made up of J Mascis, Lou Barlow, and Murph, will release the follow-up to 2012’s ‘I Bet On Sky’ on August 5 via Jagjaguwar.

The band announced the news with a humourous video on May 24 which featured Henry Rollings and now Kurt Vile has released an announcement video, saying that the new album is the “kind of Dino” he “likes”.

The video sees the artist listening to ‘Give A Glimpse of What Yer Not’ alongside his young daughter. Vile asks her opinion of the album, to which she laughs and blows on a trumpet.


Since the release of their last album, the group’s members have largely concentrated on their solo projects. In 2014, Mascis released his solo album ‘Tied to a Star’, with Barlow also releasing his own, ‘Brace The Wave’, in 2015.

Dinosaur Jr. are also planning a tour in support of their new record with several dates lined-up in the UK and Ireland in September.

Bristol, Motion (September 14)
Dublin, Vicar Street (15)
Glasgow, ABC1 (17)
London, Forum (18)
Manchester, Albert Hall

You can watch the Kurt Vile Dinosaur Jr announcement video below.