“Take It Back” follows earlier outings “Garden” and “I Ran Away”, and is teamed with an animated stop-motion video by Callum Scott-Dyson that features the creature from the band’s new album cover.
Sweep It Into Space will follow Dinosaur Jr.‘s 2016 album Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not, and was recorded at Amherst’s Bisquiteen. Sessions for the new album began in autumn 2019, and Dinosaur Jr. enlisted one outside musician to feature on the album – Kurt Vile, who also co-produced the new album.
J Mascis says that after recording with Vile got disrupted due to COVID-19, he “ended up just mimicking a few things he’d done. I was listening to a lot of Thin Lizzy, so I was trying to get some of that duelling twin lead sound. But the recording session was pretty well finished by the time things really hit the fan. When the lockdown happened in March, that meant I was on my own. But it was cool.”