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J Mascis On World Cafe

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J Mascis On World Cafe

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J Mascis On World Cafe

J Mascis On World Cafe

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Dinosaur Jr.'s early albums (You're Living All Over Me, Bug, Where You Been) established a specific sound: whirling, layered, blown-out. At the time, it was some of the loudest — and prettiest — stuff around.

Frontman J Mascis' solo career, alternatively, has seen the guitarist and singer apply his dense, intricate fretwork to a quieter sonic spectrum. Mascis plays songs from his new album, Tied To A Star, on the World Cafe Live stage on today's episode of World Cafe.

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J Mascis On World Cafe

01Every Morning

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02Get Me In

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03Drifter

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04Heal The Star

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