In addition to being two of indie alternative’s most enduring icons, Dinosaur Jr.’s J. Mascis and Kim Gordon are close pals. So while Gordon has been busy promoting her new memoir and Mascis has been spending as much time as possible with Fred Armisen, the two were more than happy to get together in the studio when Converse gave them the call.
The pair have teamed for “Slow Boy”, a blistering new track from Converse’s CONS EP Vol. 3. The EP series brings together musicians for exclusive collaborations, and Mascis and Gordon’s is exactly what you’d hope for from the two. While the former shreds away on heavy riffs, the latter wails out with snarling vocals. When she sings, “I’ve been waiting for you/ Slow Boy,” you’re not sure if it’s in a sexy way or an ass-kicking way. It’s all packaged over a punk rhythm and Mascis’ production, and you can take a listen below.
You can download “Slow Boy” for yourself via Soundcloud. CONS EP Vol. 3 is out later this year, with two more collaborative tracks from the release coming in June. Previously, we heard the contribution from Hanni El Khatib and Freddie Gibbs, “Satin Black”.