‘Slow Boy’ was originally released in 2015 by the pair on an EP curated by shoe brand Converse, called ‘CONS EP Vol. 3’. They originally wrote and performed ‘Abstract Blues’ last year for SMooCH, a benefit for Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Now Sub Pop have released both tracks, which you can listen to below.
“I often get asked, ‘Can music change things for people in a political landscape?’” she explained in a statement. “Hell yes it can… but it takes a listener, an audience to make it anything.
“So please join me in helping to protect and keep accessible a woman’s right to choose her fate by purchasing this song and supporting Fund Texas Choice and their collective efforts to secure abortion access for all. Thank you. It means so much.”
It comes after Texas brought in restrictive new abortion laws under the Senate Bill 8 legislation.
Meanwhile, Mascis’ band Dinosaur Jr recently released a new live album, ‘Emptiness At The Sinclair’.
That followed the release of their new documentary, Freakscene: The Story Of Dinosaur Jr. which charts the journey of Mascis, bassist Lou Barlow and drummer Murph, painting a portrait of a band of cult icons without whom modern rock would be very different.
In a four-star review, NME‘s Ali Shutler wrote: “For diehard fans, Freakscene is a new look at a much-loved story and for newcomers, it’s the perfect introduction to the foundations of an iconic band.”