Exclusive album stream: Dinosaur Jr, I Bet On Sky

 

Friday 14 September 2012 13:13
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Dinosaur Jr, I Bet On Sky album cover
Dinosaur Jr, I Bet On Sky album cover

For nearly 30 years Dinosaur Jr have been effect-pedalling their way through the ear drums of alt-rock, barely deviating from their unique sound.

Omnipresent frontman J Mascis has carved an instantly identifiable Jazzmaster distorto-fuzz which has become synonymous with the DNA of alternative rock.

Their tenth album I Bet On Sky, continues the seam mined by singles "Freak Scene" and "Feel The Pain" - being ferociously melodic and catchy as hell.

However, just like the hue of Mascis’ hair, Dinosaur Jr have mellowed, by realising a powerful groove is just as intense as a turning up the amplifiers, particularly with ‘Watch The Corners’.

Lou Barlow’s bass is poppy and driving, and much more akin to his Sebadoh style, while Murph’s drumming is mature and hypnotic.

I Bet On Sky is released September 18 through Jagjaguwar/PIAS

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