May 8 marks the release of an intriguing new project from J Mascis, he of Dinosaur Jr., Witch, solo work, and a slew of other outfits. It will arrive as the self-titled debut of Heavy Blanket, a band he started while playing in hardcore outfit Deep Wound.
As we reported, the album’s songs were many moons ago but only recently finished up by Mascis and former bandmates Johnny Pancake and Pete Cougar. They provide the rhythm section on newly revealed single “Dr Marten’s Blues,” which is more or less a chance for Mascis to melt your face for four and a half minutes. Seriously. Stream the track below.