Published Jun 13, 2012Alt-rock icons Dinosaur Jr. have announced that they will be dropping a new record titled I Bet On Sky on September 18 via Jagjaguwar.
It marks the third studio album since the original lineup of J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph reunited in 2005, and follows up 2007's Beyond and 2009's Farm.
According to a press release, "J's guitar approaches some of its most unhinged playing here, but there's a sense of instrumental control that matches the sweet murk of his vocals (not that he always remembers to exercise control on stage, but that's another milieu)."
It continues to say that listeners can expect more melodic bass work from Barlow, while Murph "still pounds the drums as hard and as strong as a pro wrestler."
You can check out I Bet On Sky's tracklist below, while the album artwork is pictured above.
The band have also revealed plans for a North American tour in the fall. So far, the only Canadian dates are a string of three shows at Toronto's Lee's Palace September 24, 25 and 26 to kick off the tour. Scroll past the tracklisting to see the dates.
I Bet On Sky:
1. Don't Pretend You Didn't Know
2. Watch The Corners
3. Almost Fare
4. Stick A Toe In
6. I Know It Oh So Well
7. Pierce The Morning Rain
8. What Was That
10. See It On Your Side
6/22 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
6/23 Chicago, IL - Green Music Festival
7/6 Des Moines, IA - 80/35 Music Festival
8/25 St. Louis, MO - LouFest 2012
9/24 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
9/25 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
9/26 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
9/27 Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall
9/28 Cincinnati, OH - MidPoint Music Festival
9/29 Champaign, IL - Pygmalion Festival
10/1 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
10/2 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
10/3 New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's
10/4 Austin, TX - Mohawk
10/5 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
10/6 Dallas, TX - The Prophet Bar
10/7 Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theater
10/9 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
10/10 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
10/11 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
10/12 Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
10/14 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
10/15 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
10/17 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
10/18 Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
10/19 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
10/20 Grand Rapids, MI - The Orbit Room
10/22 Bloomington, IN - The Bluebird
10/23 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
10/24 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
10/25 Washington, DC - Black Cat
10/26 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
10/27 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer