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Tied To A Star

J Mascis - Tied To A Star


J Mascis
Ken Maiuri (Young @ Heart Chorus)
Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession)
Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion)
Chan Marshall (Cat Power)

Recorded and produced by J
Mixed by John Agnello at Bisquiteen
Artwork by Marq Spusta

J Mascis

Tied To A Star


  1. Me Again
  2. Every Morning [Video]
  3. Heal the Star
  4. Wide Awake
  5. Stumble
  6. And Then
  7. Drifter
  8. Trailing Off
  9. Come Down
  10. Better Plane
  11. Outside Eye **
  12. Wishing I’d Been **

Chan Marshall (Cat Power) vox on track 4
Mark Mulcahy – vox on tracks 2, 6
Pall Jenkins – Guitar on tracks 1, 4 vox on tracks 2, 8
Ken Maiuri – Piano on tracks 1, 4, 6, 8, 10

** Japanese only bonus tracks

Artwork is from a Marq Spusta piece titled “The Tree & We

The full album is now streaming on a number of websites. (8/18/2014)

Bio for Tied To A Star

It makes perfect sense that I was asked to write a bio for J Mascis. Let’s face it, he and I have a long history. It all started the first time I saw him live. It was in New York City. I don’t remember when or where, but I think he was walking around. I was probably walking around, too. The second time was also in New York, at a Mexican restaurant in the East Village (the one that takes credit cards now, but didn’t used to). Years later I actually met him at the SXSW festival though a friend who works at Sub Pop. I guess that meeting went well, because when that friend from Sub Pop got married, she sat me at the same table as J. Sounds unbelievable? I suggest you look at the picture below. Now keep staring at that picture until August 26th. That’s when J’s new acoustic album Tied to a Star comes out on Sub Pop Records. It features appearances by Ken Maiuri, Pall Jenkins , Mark Mulcahy, and Chan Marshall. Had I been in the area, I’m sure I would’ve been asked to play on it, too. – Todd Barry

SubPop Summary

J Mascis’ Tied to a Star, the follow up to his acclaimed Sub Pop debut Several Shades of Why, will be available on CD / LP / DL August 25th in Europe and August 26th in North America. The album, led by the songs “Every Morning” and “Wide Awake,” was recorded and produced by Mascis and mixed by John Agnello at Bisquiteen in Amherst, MA. Tied to a Star also features guest appearances from musicians Ken Maiuri ([email protected] Chorus), Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession), Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion) and Chan Marshall (Cat Power).

Just J: A Revealing Conversation with J Mascis

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