Instrumental heavy psych project Heavy Blanket led by J Mascis (Witch, Dinosaur Jr.) return with the brand new album »Moon Is«!
Instrumental heavy psych project Heavy Blanket led by J Mascis (Witch, Dinosaur Jr.) is back with the brand new album, »Moon Is«, which was just released on January 27th, 2023 via Outer Battery Records.
03. Moon Is
04. String Along
06. Say It To You
“The brand new Heavy Blanket LP is finally here! J has been saving his heaviest riffs for this project and he finally got the chance to round up his mysterious rhythm section and head back into the studio.”
Returning after a ten-year sojourn, freshly stewed from the mind of legendary rock outlier J Mascis, instrumental psych sideshow Heavy Blanket are back with the release of new album »Moon Is« on Outer Battery Records.
Forever the creator and custodian of noise in all its inimitable forms, Mascis’ recent raid on a stash of unused riffs has yielded an exceptionally heavy trove of new tracks. Over six songs »Moon Is« packs in plenty of ornery proto-metal, lo-fi rock, and obscure other-worldly psych, and is of course a must for all Dinosaur Jr. and J Mascis acolytes, old and new. Following the limited-edition flexi-disc release of »Crushed«, new single and album opener »Danny« is a genuine treat where every minute is as perfect as the next.
Adding rhythmic reinforcements in the shape of Heavy Blanket’s mysterious musical cohorts, the album marks a return to the autonomy of alt-rock’s most singular visionary and is another giddy instalment of monstrous guitar chops, noise, and questionable post-Deep Wound/pre-Dinosaur urban mythology.
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Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well