Indie godfathers Dinosaur Jr. have announced the reissue of their classic 1988 album, Bug, on cassette via Joyful Noise Recordings. Slated for release on June 21, the cassette reissue coincides with the band's 15-date US/European tour, during which Bug will be performed live in its entirety.
Originally released on cassette in 1988 via the legendary SST label, this is the first ever reissue of a Dinosaur Jr. album on its original cassette format. Hell - as far as we can tell, this is the first ever cassette reissue of any album originally released on the format.
Available in extremely limited quantities, the Bug cassette is limited only 250 hand-numbered copies, on high-quality purple tapes, with eight-panel original artwork.
Bug cassettes can be ordered for $12 here. Only 125 copies of Bug are available for purchase online. The remaining 125 copies will be sold on the Bug tour.
(Dinosaur Jr. performing Bug in its entirety at each show)
June 21 - Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre
June 22 - Boston, MA @ The Paradise
June 23 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
June 24 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
June 25 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
June 26 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
June 27 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
July 1 - London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
July 2 - Paris, France @ Gaite Lyrique
July 3 - Ferrara, Italy @ Ferrara Sotto Le Stelle
July 4 - Milan, Italy @ Magnolia
July 5 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Rivierenhof
July 7 - Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia Club
July 8 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Gota Kallare
July 9 - Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller Music Hall
Here's the video for a Bug tune, "Freak Scene":