ALBUM REVIEW: J Mascis – What Do We Do Now | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 02.02.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

J Mascis’ fifth album is his first to embrace a fuller sound, this time with added drums and electric lead, whilst the majority of guitar parts are still played on an acoustic guitar. This all creates a different feel from the usual, opening in a bright and upbeat manner with Can’t Believe We’re Here and the title track, What Do We Do Now.

The record settles into something of a dourer state with the likes of I Can’t Find You and It’s True, though the hefty guitar solos punctuating these tracks are an ever-present element. A very different record from Mascis, but a welcome change up, particularly with the addition of the band, who really bring these songs to life.

 

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