Dinosaur Jr. Announce New Record, 'Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not,' via Henry Rollins

It's out August 5 on Jagjaguwar and, yeah, it's probably going to be really good.

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May 24 2016, 1:08pm

There are only so many reasons for Henry Rollins to be standing in the dark in a room full of records. Sometimes I imagine that he powers down, maybe tries to recharge and gain strength through osmosis; other times he might just try to quiet the voices in his head. This time he’s announcing the eleventh studio album from the legendary Dinosaur Jr., Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not. This is a good reason to be in a darkened room.

Let’s go over some basics. The album is out August 5, it’s their first since 2012’s I Bet on Sky, and their second on indie label Jagjaguwar. It’s still the original lineup of Mascis, Murph, and Barlow and the band will embark on a huge world tour to back the record up, stretching from June to November.

Now, let’s get into some other stuff. THERE’S A NEW DINOSAUR JR. RECORD! THIS IS SO COOL! They’ve been on an unholy run of form since reforming back in 2007. Beyond, Farm and I Bet on Sky were all excellent, stacking up perfectly next to their early work while still pushing their sound out. There’s no reason for Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not to back off from that. All we get in the Henry Rollins announcement is a 20-second clip of an as-yet untitled track but holy shit it’s a really cool 20 seconds. J Mascis could play a broken banjo and make it sound like God’s gift to rock music.

Check out the tour dates below and get psyched. You can pre-order Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not over at the band's website.

Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not tracklist:

1. Goin Down
2. Tiny
3. Be A Part
4. I Told Everyone
5. Love Is...
6. Good To Know
7. I Walk For Miles
8. Lost All Day
9. Knocked Around
10. Mirror
11. Left/Right

Dinosaur Jr. Tour Dates:
Thu. June 2 - Lyon, FR @ Le Transbordeur
Fri. June 3 - Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Festival
Sat. June 4 - Nimes, FR @ This Is Not A Love Song Festival
Sun. June 5 - Mannheim, DE @ Maifield Derby
Tue. June 7 - Leipzig, DE @ Taubchenthal
Wed. June 8 - Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Hall
Thu. June 9 - Basel, SW @ Kaserne Basel
Fri. June 10 - Porto, PO @ Primavera Sound Porto
Sat. June 11 - BErn, SW @ Dachstock
Mon. June 13 - Erlangen, DE @ E-Werk
Wed. June 15 - Courtrai, BE @ De Kreun
Thu. June 16 - Sint-Niklaas, BE @ De Casino
Fri. June 17 - Dulsburg, DE @ Traumzeit Festival
Sat. June 18 - Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
Sun. June 19 - Gaou Island, FR @ Pointu Festival
Tue. June 21 - Milan, IT @ Carroponte
Wed. June 22 - San Gemini, IT @ Campo Della Giostra
Thu. June 23 - Padova, IT @ Parco della Musica
Fri. June 24 - Zagreb, HR @ Culture Factory
Thu. July 14 - Providence, RI @ The Met
Fri. July 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Coney Island Amphitheater w/ Jane's Addiction
Sat. July 16 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage w/ Jane's Addiction
Sun. July 17 - Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre w/ Jane's Addiction
Tue. July 19 - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion w/ Jane's Addiction
Wed. July 20 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore w/ Jane's Addiction
Fri. July 22 - Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre w/ Jane's Addiction
Sat. July 23 - Cleveland, OH @ Jacob's Pavilion w/ Jane's Addiction
Sun. July 25 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward
Mon. July 25 - Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre - Murat Theatre w/ Jane's Addiction
Fri. Aug. 12 - Sun. Aug 14 - Atlanta, GA @ Wrecking Ball Festival
Sat. Aug. 20 - Tokyo, JP @ Hostess Club All-Nighter
Wed. Sept. 7 - New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
Thu. Sept. 8 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Fri. Sept. 9 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Sat. Sept. 10 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
Sun. Sept. 11 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Tue. Sept. 13 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Wed. Sept. 14 - New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina's Uptown
Thu. Sept. 15 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Fri. Sept. 16 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live
Sat. Sept. 17 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Mon. Sept. 19 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
Tue. Sept. 20 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
Thu. Sept. 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Fri. Sept. 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Sat. Sept. 24 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet's (Desert Stars Festival)
Mon. Sept. 26 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Tue. Sept. 27 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Wed. Sept. 28 -San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Thu. Sept. 29 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Fri. Sept. 30 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Sat. Oct. 1 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Mon. Oct. 3 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Tue. Oct. 4 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Wed. Oct. 5 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Fri. Oct. 7 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Sat. Oct. 8 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
Sun. Oct. 9 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small's Theatre
Sat. Oct. 29 - Groningen, NL @ Vera
Sun. Oct. 30 - Luxembourg, LU @ Den Atelier
Mon. Oct. 31 - Paris, FR @ Elysée Montmartre
Tue. Nov. 1 - Brussels, BE @ AB
Thu. Nov. 3 - Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
Fri. Nov. 4 - Kiel, DE @ Rollingstone Weekender
Sat. Nov. 5 - Malmo, SE @ Kb
Sun. Nov. 6 - Oslo, NO @ Vulkan
Tue. Nov. 8 - Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Medis
Wed. Nov. 9 - Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio
Thu. Nov. 10 - Aarhus, DK @ VoxHall
Fri. Nov. 11 - Berlin, DE @ Astra
Sat. Nov. 12 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who?
Mon. Nov. 14 - Bristol, UK @ Motion
Tue. Nov. 15 - Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
Thu. Nov. 17 - Glasgow, UK @ ABC1
Fri. Nov. 18 - London, UK @ Forum
Sat. Nov. 19 - Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall