This spring, Dinosaur Jr’s frontman will release a six-track, self-titled debut from Heavy Blanket, which Outer Battery Records describes as “blistering psych-drenched instrumental blues jams from J Mascis and his stoner buddies.” The album is due May 6 on CD and vinyl, plus a super-limited run of 200 purple-vinyl copies.
If the bio of the band on Mascis’ site is to believe, Heavy Blanket dates back to 1984 when Mascis was playing in Deep Wound and involves a couple of guys named Johnny Pancake and Pete Cougar, the former of whom suffered a traumatic brain injury that he later blamed on “those schemers in Pearl Jam,” a band, of course, that did not exist at the time.
Either way, you can watch the video preview above that’s set to “Dr. Marten’s Blues.”
UPDATE: The full-album stream we linked to previously has been taken down.
Tracklist: Heavy Blanket, Heavy Blanket
1. “Galloping Toward the Unknown”
2. “Spit in the Eye”
4. “Corpuscle Through Time”
5. “Dr Marten’s Blues”
6. “No Telling No Trails”
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS:
- Lou Barlow tweets Dinosaur Jr recording sessions, reissues Sentridoh’s ‘Weed Forestin’
- Dinosaur Jr to release ‘Bug Live at 9:30 Club: In the Hands of Fans’ on DVD, Blu-ray
- Stream: ‘Lost’ Deep Wound practice tape from 1983 — featuring J Mascis, Lou Barlow
- Dinosaur Jr to reissue 1st three albums in cassette box set — plus bonus Sebadoh tape
- Stream: Dinosaur Jr, ‘I’ve Been Waiting For You’ — unreleased Neil Young cover (1988)
- Dinosaur Jr to reissue ‘Dinosaur,’ ‘You’re Living All Over Me,’ ‘Bug’ on vinyl
- Dinosaur Jr reissuing 1988′s ‘Bug’ on purple cassette for upcoming full-album tour