One might think you didn’t take music seriously if, in high school, you got “kicked out of marching band for smoking weed out of a tuba.”
But that’s allegedly what happened to Pete Cougar and Johnny Pancake, the old high-school buddies and new bandmates of the great J Mascis.
And even though Dinosaur Jr. has been reunited with new tours and albums, Mascis still keeps busy with other projects, like the excellent stoner-doom act Witch. And now, with his pals Cougar and Pancake, he’s got a new group called Heavy Blanket.
The band’s self-titled first album (out May 8 on Outer Battery Records) is a psychedelic showcase of Mascis’ bleeding-ear guitar heroics, and we have the first single exclusively here. It’s called “Dr. Marten’s Blues” and, as expected, it’s as ferocious as it is pleasurable.
Let Heavy Blanket smother you with their new song below: