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    jeremiah
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    from SPIN Magazine: Dinosaur Jr. Will Deliver Plentiful Shredding on Late Summer LP | In The Studio
    via – http://bit.ly/Lx40T3

    Outside the Mascis family home in Amherst, Massachusetts, Lou Barlow rests his head on his steering wheel, focused on a song that’s forcing his small grey pick-up to shiver and shudder. He’s currently hearing the latest mix of “Rude,” a growler he’s added to the family of 13 that he and his Dinosaur Jr. bandmates are hearing back in full for the first time since tracking for their forthcoming full-length began in early February. And as Barlow comes plodding into the kitchen through a side door moments later, he proffers some simple feedback for producer John Agnello: “More grinding” on the guitar sound. “So you’d like more attitude on the guitar then?” Agnello asks. “Nah,” Barlow says. “Just more grinding. Alongside the bass.”

    The indie rock lifers’ third still-untitled full-length since reuniting for 2006’s (due tentatively via Jagjaguwar in late August) is, according to Agnello, coming together at pace. “These are three-month records, on and off,” he says, of the band’s post-reunion output. “And this song,” he says, while cranking the volume for Marlow and drummer Murph in the skylit studio upstairs, “is so goddamned catchy you should have seen me and my 6-year-old doing a little dance to it at home.”

    Spiked with a layer of keys, it’s a fleet-footed cousin to the vocal-less, locomotive cut guitarist J Mascis — SPIN’s 5th best guitarist of all time — is listening to on repeat at a stereo downstairs, his eyes cast forward. Its “working title,” Mascis purrs, is “Downtown” and it’s as muscular as one might expect. For the past week, Mascis has been fighting the flu while working on guitar overdubs in isolation, pasting leads and solos to what sounds to be another remarkable addition to a catalogue that only seems to grow stronger. Today marks the first time they’re all listening back together. “Shredding,” Agnello bleeps, as he cues up an updated mix of “Rude” for Barlow and Murph, replete with more grinding on said solos. “Shredding. This is a shred affront.”

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    empire3
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    So excited, yet miss the days where I just found Hand It Over in a CD shop and didn’t even know it was out…..

    I know I could just get off the Internet and social platforms but I get dog weeing it’s self excited when I see dino anywhere

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    essgee09
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    Working title:Downtown?

    I said it was going to be called City!

    #138915
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    Obseqio
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    Yes, this is sweet!

    It’s funny that I read this on my iphone last night and missed things like the working title or tentatively being released on jagjaguwar. I was suspicious that the iphone article didn’t have the whole article. It also didn’t have the top 10 guitarists on there either.

    Anyways, good call essegee09!

    I am very excited that the writer likes what he hears so far. Dinosaur has never disappointed. Looks like they’ll continue the trend.

    #138916
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    empire3
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    Yep, I was going to comment on that essgee09…. ! J clearly comes on here and thought your idea was cool!

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    Hybridge
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    < <<<"And this song," he says, while cranking the volume for Marlow and drummer Murph in the skylit studio upstairs, "is so goddamned catchy you should have seen me and my 6-year-old doing a little dance to it at home."

    Spiked with a layer of keys, it’s a fleet-footed cousin to the vocal-less, locomotive cut guitarist J Mascis — SPIN’s 5th best guitarist of all time — is listening to on repeat at a stereo downstairs, his eyes cast forward. Its “working title,” Mascis purrs, is “Downtown” and it’s as muscular as one might expect. >>>>

    Who’s Marlow? 🙂

    The syntax is ambiguous and there’s a lot of vague pronouns, but I read the “Downtown” title as referring to the ‘vocal-less locomotive cut’, not the album title.

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    Hybridge
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    Maybe it’ll be called Marlow and Me

    😉

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