J Mascis // Interview video and free download

Watch this wonderfully awkward interview for an insight (well, a little) into the new J Mascis record, plus a short tour around J’s studio. The debut solo album ‘Several Shades of Why’ (Sub Pop) is out on March 14th with the single ‘Not Enough’ being released on February 28th. J Mascis will be supporting the album with a European tour in April, check out J for more details.

You can get a free download of ‘Is It Done’ from Sub Pop off the new album by clicking HERE.

“Megan from Sub Pop has wanted me to do this record for a long time,” says Mascis. “She was very into it when I was playing solo a lot in the early 2000s, around the time of the Fog album [2002’s Free So Free]. She always wanted to know when I’d do a solo record. [Several Shades of Why] came out of that. There are a couple of songs that are older, but the rest is new this year. And it’s basically all acoustic. There’s some fuzz, but it’s acoustic through fuzz. There’re no drums on it, either. Just one tambourine song, that’s it. It was a specific decision to not have drums. Usually I like to have them, but going drum-less pushes everything in a new direction, and makes it easier to keep things sounding different.”