Sweep It Into Space

»Sweep It Into Space« – der Name des neuen Albums von Dinosaur Jr. passt perfekt. Auf ihrem mittlerweile 13. Longplayer nimmt uns das Trio wieder mal mit in ihr ganz eigenes Indie-Rock-Universum.
Dort treffen wir neben J Masics, Lou Barlow und Murph erstmals auch Kurt Vile, der die Platte mitproduzierte. Für die Aufnahme ging es wie gewohnt in Amherst’s Biquiteen.
Eigentlich sollte »Sweep It Into Space« bereits im letzten Jahr erscheinen, aber wie vielen Musikern machte die Corona-Pandemie auch Dinosaur Jr. einen Strich durch die Rechnung.
Jetzt ist es aber endlich so weit. Wie »Sweep It Into Space« klingt, verrieten sie unter anderem bereits mit der Single »I Ran Away«.

Here is Sweep It Into Space, the fifth new studio album cut by Dinosaur Jr.. during the 13th year of their rebirth. Originally scheduled for issue in mid 2020, this record's temporal trajectory was thwarted by the coming of the Plague. But it would take more than a mere Plague to tamp down the exquisite fury of this trio when they are fully dialed-in. And Sweep It Into Space is a masterpiece of zoned dialing. Recorded, as usual, at Amherst's Biquiteen, the sessions for Sweep It Into Space began in the late Autumn of 2019, following a West Coast/ South East tour. The only extra musician used this time with Kurt Vile. Indeed, Sweep It Into Space is a very cool album. As is typical, Lou Barlow writes and sings two of the album's dozen tunes and Murph's pure-Flinstonian drumming drives the record like a go cart from Hell. Lou's songs here are as elegant as always. But there are very few moments where you wouldn't know you were hearing Dinosaur Jr. in blindfolded needle drop. They have a signature sound as sure as the Stooges or Sonic Youth or Discharge ever did. They continue to expand their personal universe with Sweep It Into Space, without ever losing their central core.

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Sweep It Into Space
Sweep It Into Space
JAG 366
€ 15.50*

1 I Ain't
2 I Met The Stones
3 To Be Waiting
4 I Ran Away
5 Garden
6 Hide Another Round
7 And Me
8 I Expect It Always
9 Take It Back
10 N Say
11 Walking To You
12 You Wonder