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Matt Dillon directs Dinosaur Jr

Matt Dillon directs Dinosaur Jr

Story by Jack Foley

HOLLYWOOD actor Matt Dillon has directed the video for the first Dinosaur Jr single to be taken from their new album Beyond.

Been There All The Time is due for release on April 16 and the band asked old friend, music aficionado and film star Matt Dillon to step behind the camera for the occasion.

Dillon’s vision was to lace the band’s history into a clip that alluded to the past, while showing the band doing what they do best, playing live… today.

The resulting clip illustrates the understated strength that Dinosaur Jr has always personified.

After the video’s theme was dreamed up, a set was needed… and what other setting would serve better than the basement of brethren-iconoclasts Sonic Youth? So that’s what they used!

The new video is peppered with the band’s history, but most importantly it acts as a visual platform for the bands first new single since the Bug LP was released in 1988.

If nothing else this video will reintroduce the band to the world and will illustrate once and for all: Dinosaur Jr. is, and always will be, J, Lou and Murph…