J Mascis Shares New Single “Wide Awake”

J Mascis Shares New Single “Wide Awake” off his forthcoming 'Tied to A Star' The album comes out August 25th via Sub Pop, J Mascis plays 9/24 in Hamden, CT

Wide Awake” coming out August 25th, is the new offering from guitar legend J Mascis’ forthcoming solo album, Tied to a Star which features guest vocals from Chan Marshall of Cat Power. 

Tied to a Star will be available on CD / LP / DL August 25th worldwide from Sub Pop. The album was recorded and produced by Mascis and mixed by John Agnello at Bisquiteen in Amherst, MA. Tied to a Star also features guest appearances from musicians Ken Maiuri (Young@Heart Chorus), Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession), Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion) and Chan Marshall (Cat Power). Please find a complete tracklisting below.

More on J Mascis’ Tied to a Star (by Todd Berry):

It makes perfect sense that I was asked to write a bio for J Mascis. Let’s face it, he and I have a long history. It all started the first time I saw him live. It was in New York City. I don’t remember when or where, but I think he was walking around. I was probably walking around, too. The second time was also in New York, at a Mexican restaurant in the East Village (the one that takes credit cards now, but didn’t used to). Years later I actually met him at the SXSW festival though a friend who works at Sub Pop. I guess that meeting went well, because when that friend from Sub Pop got married, she sat me at the same table as J. Sounds unbelievable? I suggest you look at the picture below. Now keep staring at that picture until August 26th. That’s when J’s new acoustic album Tied to a Star comes out on Sub Pop records. It  features appearances by Ken Maiuri, Pall Jenkins, Mark Mulcahy, and Chan Marshall. Had I been in the area, I’m sure I would’ve been asked to play on it, too.

J Mascis

Tied to a Star

Track Listing:

1. Me Again

2. Every Morning

3. Heal the Star

4. Wide Awake

5. Stumble

6. And Then

7. Drifter

8. Trailing Off

9. Come Down

10. Better Plane

Tour Dates

Sep. 24 – Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at The Outer Space*

Sep. 25 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live*

Sep. 26 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar*

Sep. 27 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506*

Sep. 28 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle*

Sep. 30 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree^

Oct. 01 – Nashville, TN – Exit / In^

Oct. 02 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club^

Oct. 03 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West^

Oct. 04 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar^

Oct. 05 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway^

Oct. 07 – Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck**

Oct. 08 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room**

Oct. 09 – Minneapolis, MN – Minneapolis Institute of Arts**

Oct. 10 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon**

Oct. 11 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean**

Oct. 13 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig**

Oct. 14 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop**

Oct. 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe**

Oct. 16 – Washington, DC – Black Cat**

Oct. 17 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom**

Oct. 18 – Boston, MA – Sinclair**

Nov. 07-09 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest**

Nov. 11 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom**

Nov. 12 – San Diego, CA – Casbah**

Nov. 13 – Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar**

Nov. 14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo**

Nov, 15 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent**

Nov. 16 – Sonoma, CA – Gundlach Bundschu**

Nov. 19 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern**

Nov. 20 – Portland, OR – Dante’s**

Nov. 21-22 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge**

* w/ Purling Hiss

** w/ Luluc

^ w/ Kevin Drew


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