“Wide Awake”, handily available for your listening pleasure in the embedded player, is a new offering from guitar legend J Mascis’ forthcoming solo album, Tied to a Star
which features guest vocals from Chan Marshall of Cat Power. The
Guardian, who premiered the track, had this to say about the release, “The
godfather of grunge did the unthinkable in 2011 by swapping his
trademark distortion and fuzz for the gentle strums of an acoustic
guitar. A few years after the release of Several Shades of Why, and J Mascis is still favouring the more mellow approach to songcraft with his new album, Tied to a Star, out in August.”
Tied to a Star will be available on CD / LP / DL August 25th worldwide from Sub Pop; pre-order here.