J Mascis, Several Shades of Why [preview]

Posted by Greg , Friday, February 11, 2011 8:32 PM

J Mascis, lead singer of several bands (most notably Dinosaur Jr), will be releasing the first solo album of his almost 30-year (!) career.  Billed as a mostly acoustic album, Several Shades of Why is due on March 15 via Sub Pop Records, and will feature guest appearances by Kurt Vile, Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene), Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), and others.

Sub Pop has offered two sample tracks in advance of the album's release next month.  "Is It Done" features backup vocals from Bridwell, and just may be an early contender for my favorite song of 2011.  (That's right, I'm calling it in February.)  You can download it here.  "Not Enough," another track on the album, can be downloaded here.

Is It Done:

Not Enough:

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