Surefire Distribution has got the ball rolling on a series of reissues that will dust off some of the earliest recordings made by J. Mascis and Lou Barlow. Before they were Dinosaur Jr., the two men made up one half of the hardcore outfit Deep Wound. The group had a limited output, but did manage to crank out a seven-inch, an EP, and a few singles before disbanding in 1985. These early recordings, which are long out of print, will be given new life later this year along with some previously-unreleased live material. One of the biggest challenges for Surefire in releasing the Deep Wound collection has been and continues to be finding artwork. In fact, the company is still looking for suitable art for the project and ask that anyone with visual documentation of Deep Wound contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some early Dinosaur Jr. material will also get the re-issue treatment courtesy of Surefire. Bonus-filled releases are being planned for the band's first three LPs - 1985's Dinosaur, 1987's You're Living All Over Me, and 1988's Bug, - that will feature plenty of unheard Dino material.
According to Rolling Stone, a timeframe has yet to be established, but Surefire head Dave Sweetapple hopes to begin issuing the albums (one at a time) this summer.