J Mascis shares ‘Tied to a Star’ LP details

J Mascis to release Tied to a Star on August 25th in Europe and August 26th in North America via Sub Pop North American Tour September 24th-November 22nd


Sub Pop today, share full release details for J Mascis’ previously announced album Tied to a Star, which will be available on CD / LP / DL August 25th in Europe and August 26th in North America via Sub Pop. The album, led by the songs “Every Morning” and “Wide Awake,” 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).

J Mascis’ North American fall tour schedule in support of Tied to a Star begins September 24th in Hamden, CT at The Ballroom at Outer Space and currently ends with a two-night stand November 21st & 22nd in Denver, CO at Larimer Lounge. Preceding the tour is a festival appearance on July 26th in Carnation, WA at Timber! Outdoor Festival. Please find a complete list of tour dates below.

you can also watch “Just J,” a short & informative conversation between J and his longtime friend (and Sub Pop’s vice president) Megan Jasper.

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 untilAugust 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 (read more at Sub Pop).

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
Jul.   26 – Carnation, WA – Timber! Outdoor Festival
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

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