EW.com’s Music Mix Blog is streaming Heavy Blanket‘s “Dr. Marten’s Blues,” the psychedelic fifth cut off Heavy Blanket‘s self-titled debut. Clocking in at a mere 4 minutes and 25 seconds the instrumental song exemplifies the guitar prowess and psychedelica one can expect to hear in full come May 8th.
Formed in 1984 by J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. fame, Heavy Blanket was Mascis’s reaction to his disillusionment with punk rock, particularly the malaise he felt at the tail end of time spent with his seminal band Deep Wound. Mascis, who is joined by a rhythm section comprised of Johnny Pancake and Pete Cougar (yes, their real names) wrote the songs that make up Heavy Blanket upon the band’s formation in ’84. Unfortunately the tunes never saw the light of day due to an accident involving Pancake around the time the trio had planned to put their earsplittingly awesome songs to tape.
Fortunately thirty years later, the gentlemen of Heavy Blanket are reunited and have thankfully recorded the songs that were once mere memories. Enjoy the taste of “Dr. Marten’s Blues” now over at EW.com.