How many times have you found yourself thinking that very same thing this afternoon then, eh? Can you even count them on the one hand? If you’re struggling to truck on into the weekend, then we’ve a rather apposite one to throw on and haul you through: the conjoining of the respective creative forces of Dinosaur Jr. main man J Mascis and the ever resplendent Sharon Van Etten, the collaboration is to my mind – and indeed my ears, as it just so transpires – something of a dream realised. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that it could only possibly be matched by a kind of megalomaniacs anonymous meeting of Sufjan Stevens and a certain Damon Albarn. That one’s yet to materialise, though the below corresponds with the former pairing, as Amherst meets Brooklyn for a sulky take on the John Denver classic, Prisoners. Mascis assumes the role of the dominant male, whilst Van Etten’s wounded coo stalks the backdrop – a more raw, and with that reticent take on her usual recital. “I wish they would let me go home” they might chime in a dulcet unison, though were I the one with the keys to the studio I’d keep ‘em cooped up ’til they’d reproduced the entirety of Denver’s discography. For this is that same bisexual dichotomy to really make The New Pornographers with Van Etten the Case to Mascis’ A.C. Newman, and it makes for an instantaneously seductive coming together.
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