J Mascis, Black Angels, Dandy Warhols Release Single
Called simply "J Mascis, Black Angels, Dandy Warhols," the track, described by Dandys' frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor as a "prog-rock school fight song," is a dark, driving piece, anchored by Dandys' drummer Brent DeBoer and the tom-heavy beat, and Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis, who forgoes his usual guitar for a high-fretted bass.
Vocals -- provided by Zia McCabe, Brent, and Brian Coates -- though sparse, are powerful and effective. The single syllables, the distant shouts, become part of the swirling landscape. Indeed, the music conveys both the individual contribution of the players and the integrity of the whole piece, a 5-minute long depiction of grunge-fueled psychedelia.
The sessions with J Mascis and the Black Angels, recorded on different days at the Dandy Warhols' Odditorium, were filmed and compiled into an episode, which helps to trace and explain the progress of the first track, and is now playing on the Breathe
Easy MySpace site.
100% of profits will go to the Three Rivers Land Conservancy, a non-profit organization that works to conserve and preserve land by the Clackamas, Tualatin, and lower Willamette Rivers against urbanization. Through the purchases of these songs, along with
and corporate contributions, the initial goal is to save 10,000 acres of Oregon's natural habitat. All songs will be available for purchase on the Breathe Easy MySpace site.
Click here to read today's full Day in Rock report