The saga of alt icons Dinosaur Jr. will be told in the forthcoming rockumentary, Freakscene – The Story Of Dinosaur Jr. A trailer for the film, set to arrive in North America this fall, is available now on YouTube.
Frontman J Mascis immediately sets the tone for the film as he opens the trailer by saying, “I don’t know where people got this idea that it’s supposed to be fun or something to play music. It never occurred to us that it’s supposed to be fun. Music was really important and we wanted to do it.”
Directed by Philipp Reichenheim, the trailer for Freakscene immediately dispels any perception of a fawning documentary. It appears to go beyond “warts and all” to a state of “Dinosaur Jr.: just warts.” Mascis along with his bandmates Lou Barlow and Murph candidly open up about their internal struggles as a band as they navigated unlikely success in the 90s through lineup changes, breakups, reunions, and more. The film features behind-the-scenes footage from archival performances as well as new interviews with the band and Kim Gordon, Henry Rollins, Bob Mould, Thurston Moore, and more.
Freakscene – The Story Of Dinosaur Jr. made its debut earlier this summer at the band’s Camp Fuzz and is currently making the rounds in Europe. Watch the trailer below and follow the band’s social media accounts for screening information. Dinosaur Jr. postponed the first leg of its North American tour due to COVID, meanwhile, Barlow is set to begin his Septober tour tonight, September 28th, in Ithica, NY. Visit his “vastly confusing” website for tickets and a full list of tour dates.
Freakscene – The Story of Dinosaur Jr. | Trailer
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