Dinosaur Jr. is widely recognized as one of the most significant American rock bands of all time. Preceding Nirvana by several years, Dinosaur Jr. was instrumental in bringing the crashing sounds of lead guitar back to indie rock. It wasn't just the band’s signature metallic haze that made an impression on listeners; front man J Mascis’ effects-laden guitars were wrapped around some of the best songwriting of the decade. The first three albums, Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me and Bug, are now considered cult masterpieces.
When the original line up of Mascis, bassist Lou Barlow and drummer Murph re-formed in 2005 for select live dates it was apparent that the years apart had not eroded any of their vitality. It was natural that Dinosaur Jr. would then begin to work on new material. With the release of Beyond in 2007, the band continued its march towards rock greatness. The follow-up, 2009’s Farm, was released on the band’s new label, Jagjaguwar. Farm is Dinosaur Jr.'s first double LP and the fifth full-length record by the original line-up. The twelve new tracks are propelled by the energy of one of America's greatest living rock bands hitting their stride.