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J Mascis’ adorable bulldog is the star of Dinosaur Jr.’s new video for “Tiny” — watch

on June 20, 2016, 12:20pm

 

Dinosaur Jr. are gearing up to issue a new album called Give Me A Glimpse Of What Yer Not on August 5th via Jagjaguwar. The band previewed the LP by debuting “Tiny” on Later… with Jools Holland last month. Now, the alt rockers have shared the lead single’s music video.

Directed by filmmaker Laurie Collyer (Sherrybaby, Sunlight Jr.), it stars J Mascis and Beefy, his adorable bulldog buddy. After performing at a local roller derby with the rest of Dinosaur Jr., the frontman and his canine pal skateboard around town on a lovely day like BFFL do.

Check out the clip above. Below, read Collyer’s statement on the video and how she came to befriend Dinosaur Jr.:

“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!”