Dinosaur Jr. has recorded and released its own version of Phoenix’s new single, “Entertainment” and, surprisingly enough, it wasn’t done in malice. Apparently Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars has been a fan of the prehistoric band since he first saw it in 1991, and he and Dinosaur frontman J. Mascis have developed a sort of mutual appreciation society. Mascis and company’s “remix” of “Entertainment” is really just a sleepy cover, but it’s pretty solid all the same.
In semi-related news, Mascis has teamed with vegan shoe company Keep to produce a custom purple sneaker. Each pair has embroidery on the back to mimic one of Mascis’ guitar straps and comes with a 7-inch picture disc featuring one of Mascis’ previously unreleased tracks.
Proceeds from the sale of the $75 shoe will go toward Amma, a global poverty-fighting non-profit. The shoe company has previously collaborated with Animal Collective and Bon Iver.