Dinosaur Jr. performs new song, album on way

Dino Jr.

J. Mascis’ hair is white and his beard is gray but this new song, Tiny, from Dinosaur Jr. really smokes.

The song is a track on the upcoming album Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not and it’s performed by the original lineup (Lou and Murph are still hanging in there).

Watch Tiny performed live on Jools Holland. The album comes out in August.

Watch Henry Rollins plug the new Dinosaur album.

Dinosaur Jr. is scheduled to play Chicago’s Metro in October.

Once bigger than R.E.M., Pylon is back with live album to be released in July

Pylon

There was a time when Pylon was much bigger than R.E.M. — at least in Athens, Georgia, where both bands ruled.

Pylon, an excellent punk and dance band, seemed destined for great things but the group called it quits in the early 1980s.

If you’ve never heard these guys, they’re very much worth checking out, especially if you’re a fan of the early ’80s alternative sound.

Recently unearthed live recordings of the last Pylon show in Athens is being released in July.

Check out the song Volume.

Chicago’s Hollowtapes releases EP

Hollowtapes

Hollowtapes is 21-year-old Francis Shannon of Chicago and his music straddles dream pop, psychedelia and noise.

The easiest comparison I can make, in terms of musical style, is Bradford Cox.

Check out Shannon’s four-song EP, Tall, which is out Friday. It’s definitely worth a listen.

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