Dinosaur Jr. 7″ Box Set for Record Store Day

On Record Store Day (April 19), Numero Group will release the limited edition Visitors box set, five 7″ records that collect Dinosaur Jr.’s first four singles on SST and Homestead, plus a bonus 7″ featuring the band?s covers of the Byrds’ “I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better” and Peter Frampton’s “Show Me the Way.”

The box comes with artwork from frequent Dinosaur Jr. collaborator Maura Jasper, an essay from Jasper on her creative process and relationship with J Mascis, and a book of unused work from between 1985 and 1990.

Limited to 5000 copies. Available in finer retailers around the world on Record Store Day: April 19th 2014.

Visitors track list:
“Repulsion” b/w “Bulbs of Passion”
“Little Fury Things” b/w “In A Jar”
“Freak Scene b/w “Keep The Glove”
“Just Like Heaven” b/w “Thrown Down” and “Chunks”
“Show Me The Way” b/w “I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better”

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J to Perform at Benefit for ISSUE Project Room – Honoring Kim Gordon

In November 2013, ISSUE Project Room concludes its ten-year anniversary festival with a capstone, two-night benefit concert series honoring legendary artist Kim Gordon. In addition to serving as founding member, vocalist, instrumentalist, and songwriter for the highly-acclaimed alternative rock band Sonic Youth, Gordon has gained widespread renown as a visual artist, record producer, video director, fashion designer, and actress.

The series opens on Wednesday November 13th with a VIP Reception in ISSUE’s 22 Boerum Place theater. Kim Gordon collaborates with drummer Tim Barnes in an intimate performance over food and cocktails from Rucola. The concert begins at 9:00pm with a performance by guitar legend J Mascis solo. Gordon and her recent collaborator Bill Nace follow as the electric guitar duo Body/Head, with Ikue Mori joining on drums a return to her seminal no-wave roots.

On Thursday November 14th, Gordon performs for the first time with I.U.D. a ferocious female industrial unit of Lizzi Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance) and Sadie Laska (Growing) and renews her longstanding collaboration with Jutta Koether, acclaimed painter, writer, and member of the artist band XXX Macarena. Having collaborated in the past in performances, installations and videos, the duo of Jutta Koether and Kim Gordon share an unabashed pleasure in disregard for technique. The result is physical, fierce and free.

Wednesday, November 13th
7:30pm – VIP Reception: Kim Gordon & Tim Barnes, food & cocktails by Rucola in Boerum Hill
9:00pm – Concert: Body/Head & Ikue Mori, J Mascis solo

Thursday, November 14th
8:00pm – Concert: Kim Gordon & Jutta Koether / Kim Gordon & I.U.D
(Lizzi Bougatsos & Sadie Laska)


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Dinosaur Jr. Mishka Collection & J Solo In-Store Announced

Dinosaur Jr. are getting their own capsule collection from Mishka. It includes four T-shirts from four different designers (Mark Todd, Mike Sutfin, Johnny Sampson, and Mishka’s own in-house team), as well as a varsity jacket and a bunch of different hats. The line will debut 10/23 at Mishka’s Brooklyn shop, where J Mascis will do a signing at 6PM. Immediately after that, Mascis will play a solo show at Brooklyn’s the Flat, with Speedy Ortiz opening up.

More info at MishkaNYC.com

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Video for J & Sharon Van Etten’s “Prisoners”

Funny Or Die premiered the video for J & Sharon Van Etten’s cover of John Denver’s “Prisoners” from “The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver.” The video was directed by Scott Jacobson & stars Aimee Mann and Jon Wurster (Superchunk).

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J Scores Music for the Film “Sunlight Jr.”

J composed the music for the film “Sunlight Jr.”, starring Matt Dillon, Naomi Watts and Norman Reedus, which is out now on Video on Demand.

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