The Only Way They Know How, Dinosaur Jr.

The Only Way They Know How, Dinosaur Jr.

Amherst’s alt. rock leviathans Dinosaur Jr. releasing previously unheard material in conjunction with a bogus brand of gaudy headphones, with a shelf life of a couple weeks and an unpackaged lifespan of as many days, seems paradoxical in the extreme although as J Mascis et al. bafflingly pair up with Skullcandy, I suppose that’s exactly what’s just gone on. But whatever – if it brings another new Dino Jr. stomp to thundered eardrums still to fully recover from last year’s consummate I Bet On Sky sludgefest, then so be it. And although The Only Other Way may not be enough to make you want to indulge in Green Mind-inspired purple plastic ear shells, it’s certainly a riffing good time for a listless Friday with Mascis’ tympanic membrane-splintering guitar lines skidding furiously about apathetically delivered lyrics concerning the dichotomies of romantic desire. It’s the only way they know how, though that doesn’t make it any less invigorating…

DOWNLOAD: Dinosaur Jr., The Only Other Way.

Dinosaur Jr. play next month’s End of the Road.

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