The Electronic Anthology Project of Dinosaur Jr

Hello, everything I love about 80s music. Thank you for coming back into my life.

Responsible for making me happy today is “The Electronic Anthology Project of Dinosaur Jr.,” and boy did it live up to the expectation I have of great music. “I truly love bands like Talk Talk, Men Without Hats, and Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark, but I also love bands like Dinosaur Jr., The Replacements, and The Pixies. So what if I merged my two loves together?” This is what Built To Spill bassist and solo artist Brett Nelson said two years ago before putting his talent for music up to a challenge and creating “The Electronic Anthology Project;” an EP that took seven songs from the BTS catalog and magically created them into 80s synth pop awesome. To add to it, The Electronic Anthology Project had newly recorded vocal tracks from Built to Spill front man, Doug Martsch. Apparently, reviewers didn’t take this original project seriously, and in true musical fashion Nelson didn’t stop doing what he loved. He promised he would be back, and lo and behold he has created the latest installment titled “The Electronic Anthology Project of Dinosaur Jr.”

It’s like he took the best of Talking Heads, wrapped it up in Men Without Hats, thrown in with a little “we know what awesome is” and then slapped a New Wave sticker onto Dinosaur Jr’s original 90s, guitar heavy, alternative music. Dinosaur Jr’s leader, J. Mascis, recorded all new vocal tracks for this remixing of the original music.

The nine song EAP reset of Dinosaur Jr. is set to be released on Record Store Day (April 21st, 2012) in a limited edition of 500 purple vinyl copies (with digital, cd and standard vinyl to follow). To give a little tease as to what will be the next most played on your iPod take a listen to Tarpit. We can look, but can’t touch on this one. I hope to have a download for you soon.

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