Directed by Laurie Collyer
Produced by Anders Berg and Adrien Cothier
Cinematography by Eric Lin
Edited by Jodi Gibson
Bulldog - Beefy
Green Mind Girl - Arianna Maya Gil
On August 5, 2016, indie rock titans Dinosaur Jr. will release a new album titled Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not through Jagjaguwar Records. Much to the delight of their fans, the band has shared the LP's first single. Watch the music video for "Tiny" above, via YouTube.
It's an uptempo tune with distorted power-pop guitar riffs, unwavering drums, and J Mascis' familiar vocals. After a 30+ year career, "Tiny" shows that Dinosaur Jr. are still a force to be reckoned with in the music world.
As for the video, we see the band performing amidst a roller derby session and J Mascis skateboarding with his dog Beefy. Director Laurie Collyer shared this statement:
Having come of age in the so-called grunge era I was always about not selling out, not buying in, staying true to my identity and living low. Being a freak in a freakscene was where I found home. This meant listening to the music of the moment at maximum volume – Dinosaur Jr. being in heavy rotation on the turntables of me and my people.
I got to know J Mascis in 2012 when we hired him to compose the score for my film, Sunlight Jr., a love story set among the ruins of the American dream starring Matt Dillon and Naomi Watts. J is nothing short of a creative genius. In the years since our work on this film, I got to know J as a friend. And what I learned is that, aside from music, J Mascis has other passions. Bulldogs and skateboarding among them. When a friend of mine told me there was such a thing as skateboarding bulldogs, I took it from there and came up with the idea for Tiny.
J’s dog, sleeping outside his rehearsal room dreams up the perfect day with J. He wants to skate without falling down or crashing. He wants to skate with J. He waits patiently outside the roller derby for J to finish his gig. The rest is history. Enjoy Tiny!
For more music, news, and tour dates about Dinosaur Jr., check out their Zumic artist page.