Yes, you’re right, he’s fucking cool.

J.Mascis, the Spinosaurus of Dinosaur Jr., is following this year’s solo LP “Tied to a Star” with a special single release.  Timed for the special Black Friday version of Record Store Day, the 7” single on Sub Pop will be a cover of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” backed with the previously-unreleased “Outside”, which was recorded during sessions for Tied to a Star.  The “Fade Into You” single is limited to 4000 copies worldwide and will be released tomorrow Friday 28 November. If you want to find out which shops near you are participating, click here (US only, although you can see what the UK has planned for Black Friday here).

At the same time, J.Mascis has recorded a Tiny Desk concert for backseatmafia favourites NPR which you can watch at your leisure here:

http://www.npr.org/event/music/365731818/j-mascis-tiny-desk-concert

And if that isn’t enough of the man for you, he’s touring next year.  The January 2015 UK tour dates are:

7th Bristol, The Marble Factory
8th London, The Scala
9th Brighton, The Haunt
10th Manchester, The Ruby Lounge
14th Cardiff, The Globe
15th Cambridge, The Junction 2
16th Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
18th Newcastle, The Cluny
19th Glasgow, School Of Art