Featured Release This Week From J Mascis + Tracks Top 30 Playlist

Nov 26, 2018

The shorthand take on J Mascis is that his solo albums are his more mellow side.  The less mellow side would be his work with the band that he co-founded in 1984, Dinosaur Jr. (originally just Dinosaur).  The latest solo record is Elastic Days, recorded at Bisquiteen, Mascis' own studio in his hometown of Amherst, Massachusetts.  J plays most of the instruments, and showcases his more melodic side on his vocals.  Mascis comments on this through his record company:  "I took some singing lessons and do vocal warm-ups now....The biggest difference with this record might have to do with the drums.  I'd just gotten a  new drum set I was really excited about.  I don't have too many drum outlets at the moment, so I played a lot more drums than I'd originally planned.  I just kept playing.  I'd play the acoustic guitar parts then head right to the drums."

Here are the Top 30 new album releases played on Studio One Tracks for the week ending Nov. 25, 2018:

1    Phosphorescent- C'est La Vie

2    J Mascis- Elastic Days

3    Kurt Vile- Bottle It In

4    Mitski- Be The Cowboy

5    Fleet Foxes- First Collection 2006-2009

6    Bob Dylan- More Blood, More Tracks:  The Bootleg Series Vol. 14

7    Elvis Costello & The Imposters- Look Now

8    Kero Kero Bonito- Time 'N' Place

9    Ty Segall- Fudge Sandwich

10   Hiss Golden Messenger- Devotion

11   Paul McCartney- Egypt Station

12   Hymn For Her- Pop N Downers

13   Dan Mangan- More Or Less

14   Interpol- Marauder

15   Papercuts- Parallel Universe Blues

16   The Ar-Kaics- In This Time

17   Colleen Green- Casey's Tape/ Harmontown Loops

18   All Them Witches- ATW

19   St. Vincent- MassEducation

20   The Nude Party- The Nude Party

21   Ian Sweet- Crush Crusher

22   Molly Burch- First Flower

23   Metric- Art Of Doubt

24   Jim James- Uniform Clarity

25   Georgia Anne Muldrow- Overload

26   Low- Double Negative

27   Grapetooth- Grapetooth

28   Mr. Twin Sister- Salt

29   Spiritualized- And Nothing Hurt

30   Julia Holter- Aviary