So what happens when you put the two together? Something magical, of course.
J Mascis' new solo album 'Tied To A Star' emerges next month, with a preview arriving online a few moments ago.
'Wide Awake' is buoyed by some blissful folk picking, with the guitarist in a (relatively) sedate mood. The hushed tones are matched by Chan Marshall's backing vocals, a husky, deeply affecting performance which could only come from one artist.
Much more than the sum of its parts, 'Wide Awake' is a true gem. Check it out below.
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