J. Mascis set to wonder Why on new solo LP


Dinosaur Jr. frontman J. Mascis may have released a live disc four years ago, but the 44-year-old hasn’t given the world a proper solo album since 2005’s J and Friends Sing and Chant for Amma. While that set was a charity album consisting of several Hindu devotionals composed or adapted by Mascis, his latest solo effort should prove to be a little less eccentric.

Pitchfork reports that Mascis is set to release his fifth official solo effort – Several Shades of Why – on March 15th via Sub Pop records. The ten-song collection is supposed to be an all-acoustic affair that apparently features no drums, and even though there’s little to no significant information regarding the release, we can only hope and presume that it’ll be a lot like his sloppily fantastic solo debut –1996’s Martin + Me – which was recorded during Mascis’ acoustic tour the year before.

Album art hasn’t been released, but the tracklist is available below. If you live in New York City and can’t wait until spring to hear some new tunes, then head over to Prema Yoga in Brooklyn to see Mascis play a charity show this Saturday. Tickets are available at the studio, or by emailing More ticketing info is available here.

Several Shades of Why Tracklist:
01. Listen To Me
02. Several Shades of Why
03. Not Enough
04. Very Nervous and Love
05. Is It Done
06. Make It Right
07. Where Are You
08. Too Deep
09. Can I
10. What Happened