Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis is no stranger to melancholic, heart shattering indie ballads.
It’s no question why the beloved indie-rocker has lent his voice to a cover album featuring songs by the late Elliot Smith. Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliot Smith features other well-known artists such as Julien Baker, Jesu, Sun Kil Moon and Dino Jr. bandmate Lou Barlow.
Listen to Mascis’ cover of the 1998 XO track, “Waltz #2″ below.
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Say Yes! is available for purchase on CD, Vinyl and Cassette today (October 14th) by American Laundromat Records.. Compare Mascis’ version to the original below: