Friday, 5 June 2009

Sonic Youth vs Dinosaur Jr

...HUGE excitement here at da filter, we got TWO NEW PRE-RELEASE downloads for ya, still haven't heard em myself yet, but they're on the way, just wanna SHARE the BOOTY, anyway, here's the blurb and the links...

Sonic Youth, who ended their 18-year partnership with Geffen Records last year to join New York indie label Matador, seem to be taking advantage of their new label's notoriously hands-off attitude: "[It has] heavy ass weirdo hooks," guitarist/vocalist Thurston Moore told of the group's yet-to-be titled 16th album, expected to drop this summer.

"We're super inspired to make a fresh start. We're glad to be dealing with a label that loves songs," Moore said of Matador. However, the rocker confirmed "we're still Sonic Youth -- I still don't know how to play the guitar."


If “Beyond” was Dinosaur Jr’s return to form, “Farm” is proof that this band continues to deliver rock worth cranking to 11. At times wholly 70’s guitar-epic, at other times perfect for sitting by a babbling brook with Joni and Neil, “Farm” encompasses Dinosaur Jr.’s signature palette - soaring and distorted guitar, unshakable hooks, honey-rich melodies, with songs that get into your head and, bouncing around happily, stay there.

The ear-catching “Plans” is nearly 7 minutes of classic whipped-topping rock dessert, whilst “I Don’t Wanna Go There” is a meat-and-potatoes main dish, mixing unapologetic lead guitar with straight-ahead delivery a la James Gang or Humble Pie. These two tunes round out twelve tracks propelled by the unique energy of one of America’s greatest living rock bands hitting their stride.


...just arrived, mmmmm, CRANK IT UP!...

1 comment:


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Hi Rfsmojofilter,

On behalf of PIAS, Jagjaguwar and Dinosaur Jr, we would kindly ask you
not to post copies of "Farm" on your site (or any non-preview tracks
from the artist's new album - US street date 23rd June).

We do appreciate that you are fans of / are promoting Dinosaur Jr, but
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removing your links to the pirate files in question.

Thanks for respecting the artist's and labels' wishes and, if you / your
readers want good quality, non-pirated, previews, then "I Want You To
Know", "Over It" and the b-side "Tarpit" (live) are all officially
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