Sasami has released an alternate version of her Squeeze song “Tried to Understand.” The new rendition features Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis on lead guitar and Ty Segall on drums. Listen to the heavier take—complete with shredding guitar solos—below.
“‘Tried to Understand’ was a song that took many forms before it became what you hear on my album, Squeeze,” Sasami said in a press release. “This rawer cut with J Mascis is kind of a peek into the different dimensions and moods one composition can inhabit. This version features Ty Segall on drums, me on bass and guitar and J on the ripping leads and backing vocals. It’s the less cute version of what spinning out can sound like.”