It’s a big week for J Mascis. The Dinosaur Jr. frontman premiered both his forthcoming album’s title track and its accompanying music video on Monday, and the album itself, Elastic Days, is set for release this Friday, Nov. 9.
Mascis has already broken out the singles “See You At The Movies,” “Everything She Said” and “Web So Dense,” and now, he has debuted the record’s title track, “Elastic Days.”
Alongside the single, Mascis premiered the official music video, featuring Seattle-based drag icon Dina Martina. She has toured New York, Los Angeles, London, Toronto and San Francisco, and shared the bill with acts such as Margaret Cho, Alan Cumming, Modest Mouse and Village People.
Against an indecipherable backdrop of the nighttime city streets, Martina appears in numerous outfits and sings along to Mascis’ song. The video was co-directed by Shane Wahlund and Michael Anderson.
“I’ve been a big Dina Martina fan for a long time,” Mascis said in a statement. “I’ve seen her perform many times over the years. I’m glad that I got her to do this video before she becomes an untouchable superstar.”
“I am amazed at how the video came out,” added Mascis. “I’m so psyched.”
Elastic Days will be Mascis’ third solo release, and follows his 2014 solo project Tied To A Star and Dinosaur Jr.’s 2016 release Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not.
Elastic Days will be released on Nov. 9 through Sub Pop. Watch the music video for the title track below, along with a 2011 Mascis performance from the Paste archives. You’ll find Mascis’ tour slate further down.
J Mascis Tour Dates:
07 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Imperial
08 – Portland, Ore. @ Aladdin Theater
09 – Seattle, Wash. @ Tractor
10 – Bellingham, Wash. @ Wild Buffalo
14 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Slim’s
15 – San Diego, Calif. @ Soda Bar
16 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Lodge Room
17 – Denver, Colo. @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
18 – Fort Collins, Colo. @ Washington’s
20 – Chicago, Ill. @ City Winery
21 – Chicago, Ill. @ City Winery
27 – Atlanta, Ga. @ City Winery
28 – Nashville, Tenn. @ City Winery
29 – Louisville, Ky. @ Zanzabar
30 – Detroit, Mich. @ El Club
01 – Toronto, Ontario @ Great Hall
04 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ World Cafe
05 – Washington, D.C. @ City Winery
07 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Rough Trade
08 – New York, N.Y. @ Public Arts
09 – Hamden, Conn. @ Space Ballroom
12 – Providence, R.I. @ The Met
13 – Boston, Mass. @ The Sinclair
14 – Northampton, Mass. @ The Academy of Music
15 – Portland, Maine @ Port City Music Hall