Listen to Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis Cover Phoebe Bridgers

Mascis delivered a rendition of "Motion Sickness" on Australian radio

Photo: J Mascis by Kamara Morozuk (left), Phoebe Bridgers by David Lee (right)

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Feb 15, 2024

Fresh off the release of his fifth solo album What Do We Do Now, Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis has been making the rounds for interviews and live performances of his new material. Earlier this week, the legendary indie rocker was in Melbourne, Australia, where he performed a set for the Triple R 102.7 FM radio station, including a cover of "Motion Sickness" by Phoebe Bridgers.

Instead of singing "You were in a band when I was born" in the bridge of the song infamously about Bridgers's multiply-accused abuser, Ryan Adams, 58-year-old Mascis brought it more to his speed, singing, "I was in a band when I was born." He adds some interesting atmospherics to the outro to lead into Dinosaur Jr.'s "Not the Same."

Listen to Mascis's take on "Motion Sickness" (Bridgers's best song) here. You'll also hear him pronounce her name as "Pho-ah-bee."

Additionally, Mascis sat down for a televised interview with ABC Australia, which you can check out below. After being the most-awarded musician at this year's Grammys, winning three gramophones with boygenius and another for her feature on SZA's "Ghost in the Machine," Bridgers has vowed to "take a massive step back" from public life in 2024.


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