Dinosaur Jr back with I Bet on Sky, tour dates, setlist

Regroupings are a tricky thing. After extensive years apart, the issue is whether the spark that once seemed to survive between a particular set of singers can be revitalized. Frequently, the outcome can be a little flat or unexcited. But, when the founding members of Dinosaur Jr. reunited after two decades to make Beyond (2007), they appeared to pick up right where they had left off, and their follow-up album Farm (2009) proved that this was no accident.

For those people who may be new to this band, Dinosaur Jr. is a group of musicians from Massachusetts who entered in the music industry in the eighties and have been seen by some critics as the could have been Nirvana. But their sound was all the time a little too crank to make it in the commercial mainstream in spite of a considerable cult following. The group sustained making new material after original member Lou Barlow was kicked out in the late eighties, and even enjoyed some commercial hit. But, by this point they were pretty much a J Mascis project.

Throughout their history, the music was distinguished by its guitar-centric loudness blended with an increasing sense of melody as time passed.

Dinosaur Jr will drop their new album I Bet on Sky on September 17, 2012 through Jagjaguwar. It will contain the following track list:

1. "Don't Pretend You Didn't Know"
2. "Watch the Corners"
3. "Almost Fare"
4. "Stick a Toe in"
5. "Rude"
6. "I Know It Oh So Well"
7. "Pierce the Morning Rain"
8. "What Was That"
9. "Recognition"
10. "See It on Your Side"

Dinosaur Jr will embark on a tour in support of their new album. The tour set list will include song from their new album.

Tour dates

09/24, 25 & 26 /12 Toronto, Ontario Lee’s Palace Canada
09/27/12 Detroit, Michigan St. Andrew’s Hall US
09/28/12 Cincinnati, Ohio MidPoint Music Festival US
09/29/12 Champaign, Illinois Pygmalion Music Festival US
10/01/12 Nashville, Tennessee Mercy Lounge US
10/02/12 Atlanta, Georgia Variety Playhouse US
10/03/12 New Orleans, Louisiana Tipitina’s US
10/04/12 Austin, Texas Mohawk US
10/05/12 Houston, Texas Fitzgerald’s US
10/06/12 Dallas, Texas The Prophet Bar US
10/08/12 Flagstaff, Arizona Orpheum Theater US
10/10/12 San Francisco, California The Fillmore US
10/11/12 Eugene, Oregon WOW Hall US
10/12/12 Seattle, Washington Neptune Theater US
10/14/12 Salt Lake City, Utah Urban Lounge US
10/15/12 Denver, Colorado Bluebird Theater US
10/17/12 Omaha, Nebraska The Waiting Room US
10/18/12 Minneapolis, Minnesota Cabooze US
10/19/12 Madison, Wisconsin Majestic Theater US
10/20/12 Grand Rapids, Michican The Orbit Room US
10/22/12 Bloomington, Indiana Bluebird Nightclub US
10/23/12 Cleveland, Ohio Beachland Ballroom US
10/24/12 Millvale, Pennsylvania Mr. Smalls Theater US
10/25/12 Washington, DC Black Cat US
10/26/12 Charlottesville, Virginia Jefferson Theater US
10/27/12 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Union Transfer US
11/03/12 Tokyo Hostess Club Weekender @ Zepp Diver City Japan

Dinosaur Jr, I Bet on Sky, CD, Cover