CHECK STOCK!!! Performing on the current Yo La Tengo tour whenever the band’s Spinning Wheel lands on DUMP. Some of us know James McNew as the guy without the purse or penchant for Arthur Lyman from the Boston band Christmas, or perhaps as the snare-drum bassist for Yo La Tengo, or if you attended the Jodeci after party with that bitch-ass mutherfucker you been sweating on of late, you are probably more familiar with him as the auteur of his one-man band Dump. McNew has released a series of records, CDs and cassettes over the last decade for various labels, but has made Shrimper Dump’s permanent home away from home, starting with the all-Prince-covers That Skinny Motherfucker With the High Voice cassette (reissued on CD with bonus tracks), followed by the Women in Rock CDEP, through, for the first time in half a decade, a new full length album. Take a seat please. A Grown-Ass Man includes ten new cuts penned by McNew, three covers (The Isley Bros.’ “Mr. Too Damn Good,” Thin Lizzy’s “Cowboy Song,” and a duet with Sue Garner on Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells’ “Once Upon a Time”). Between tours with Yo La Tengo, James will tour the coasts on his own by harvest time. Bring some Kleenex, emo kingpin, cuz these songs are going to have you growing streams of tears.