J Mascis Elastic DaysJ Mascis, best known for leading the era-defining Dinosaur Jr, once again delves into his softer side on his fourth solo album.

There’s a warmth to Mascis solo that is often obscured on Dinosaur Jr releases, his vocals tender and lyrical content frank. With no song going over four minutes, each track is expertly executed by Mascis and a cast of guests including Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession) and Zoë Randell (Luluc).

Driven by acoustic arrangements, bursts of Mascis’ signature electric guitar bring songs to epic conclusions, while the added keys on tracks Give It Off and Drop Me offer a more rounded sound. Elastic Days is unmistakably J Mascis, and is proof of his versatility and enduring legacy.

Elastic Days is out November 9 via Sub Pop.

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