On Doug Martsch and Brett Nelson’s inaugural release as the Electronic Anthology Project, the Built to Spill duo took on music by their own band, re-recording popular BTS tunes in an ’80s electro-pop style. The result was both an oddly appealing experiment and entertaining way to deconstruct the guitar-driven work for which they’re better known. Now EAP is back with perhaps the best indie-rock guitarist ever in tow: J Mascis and Nelson have teamed up to electrify the Dinosaur Jr. catalog with Mascis providing lead vocals on a new set due out April 21 for Record Store Day.
While a digital version will likely become available, à la the Built to Spill release, copies of the eponymous Electronic Anthology Project of Dinosaur Jr. will be limited to 500, pressed on (Mascis’ favorite color) purple vinyl.
For a taste of what’s to come, or if you missed their laudable 2010 effort, revisit Martsch’s work on lead vox for “Eels” — aka “Else” — here or below: