Album of the Week this Thursday will be “Tied to a Star” by J Mascis. It came out this past August, but it’s a perfect record to play quietly and ward off the winter chill…if it were chilly in Davis. Mascis first made his mark as the swirly guitarist/songwriter/singer for Dinosaur Jr. in the 1980’s. He’s quieted down since then, and sounding especially at peace on this one, and there’s a great mix of acoustic and soft electric guitars. But as ever, it’s the songcraft that hooks your ear. This one’s a beauty. Here’s the (uneven, in my opinion) Pitchfork review for reference: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/19532-j-mascis-tied-to-a-star/?utm_campaign=search&utm_medium=site&utm_source=search-ac
Your host this week is Doug Deep.