Dinosaur Jr

Despite the frosty history between seemingly catatonic guitar god J Mascis and the decidedly more emo Lou Barlow, the reunion of Dinosaur Jr’s classic ’80s lineup not only continues, but will produce a second post-comeback album, as well.

The band, also featuring drummer Murph, this week announced it has signed to Jagjaguwar, and will go out on the road in April (dates below) to test out new material from the follow-up to 2007’s Beyond.

A release date has not been announced for the new album, which the band just finished mixing with Sonic Youth producer John Agnello.

Fans buying tickets to the gigs also will receive a free two-song 7-inch or code to download the songs: live-in-the-studio cuts of a new track called “I Don’t Want to go There,” expected to be on the new album, and “Tarpit” from You’re Living All Over Me.

The songs were recorded by Pitchfork.tv at Mascis’ Bisquiteen Studios:

Dinosaur Jr tour dates:

March 20: Cedar St. Courtyard, Austin, TX
April 1: Daniel Street, Milford, CT
April 2: Club Hell, Providence, RI
April 3: The Station, Portland, ME
April 4: Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT
April 6: The Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
April 7: Lulu’s, State College, PA
April 8: Musica, Akron, OH
April 9: The Small Planet, East Lansing, MI
April 10: Bluebird Nightclub, Bloomington, IN
April 11: Otto’s Nightclub, Dekalb, IL
April 13: Rhythm and Brews, Chattanooga, TN
April 14: Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN
April 15: The Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA
April 16: Revolution Music Room, Little Rock, AR
April 17: George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville, AR
April 18: Proud Larry’s, Oxford, MS
April 20: 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
April 21: Sky City, Augusta, GA
April 22: Common Grounds, Gainesville, FL
April 23: The Moon, Tallahassee, FL
April 24: Freebird Live, Jacksonville Beach, FL
April 25: The Music Farm, Charleston, SC
April 26: The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
April 27: Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
April 29: Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC
April 30: Toad’s Place Richmond, Richmond, VA
May 1: Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA
May 2: Ottobar, Baltimore, MD

 

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