Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis has covered Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You" as part of a charitable promotion for the shoe company Keep. Although the song is a departure from Dinosaur Jr.'s hard-rocking repertoire, Mascis really does the track justice. His voice maintains its characteristic poignance while also sounding expansive, and his acoustic playing is warm and tasteful. Check out the track in the player above.
The song is part of a bundle which also includes a limited edition pair of shoes designed by the Dinosaur Jr. band members. The shoes have a pattern inspired by Mascis's guitar strap and come with a 7" picture disc featuring his version of "Fade Into You." The proceeds from the shoes will benefit Amma's Embracing the World charities. The bundle is now available for purchase through Keep.