J Mascis on Karaoke, Biking, and Creating His “Big Muff” Sound

The Dinosaur Jr. guitarist also dives into his solo album and love for drumming

Kyle Meredith with J Mascis

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On today’s episode of Kyle Meredith With…, J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. talks with Kyle about his new solo record, Elastic Days, a love for drumming, and his specific, recognizable “Big Muff” sound. Mascis discussed working on new music for the band by himself and other hobbies like biking and karaoke. “It’s not as boring as most things,” Mascis said about biking, which keeps him up early and perky as ever.

Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Each episode, Meredith digs deep into an artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty. Check back Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for new episodes. Rate the series now via iTunes.

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