Blesst Chest - "Blesst Chest Theme Song" (audio) (premiere)
Think of Blesst Chest as a Medeski Martin & Wood for the stoner set.
Encapsulating Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, Dick Dale and Boston -- whom guitarist Jay Winebrenner freely admits ripping off -- in a span of less than three minutes, Portland, Oregon instrumental "micro prog" trio Blesst Chest has crafted its own theme song with "Blesst Chest Theme Song".
With titles such as "Sebadad", "Yes Minus Three" and "Song for White Lion" gracing the band's forthcoming debut album, Wish We Were There, it would be easy to dismiss Blesst Chest as a lark were the collective technical ability of Winebrenner (31 Knots), bassist Darrell Bourque (The Joggers) and drummer Jake Morris (Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks) lacking. As it's not, think of Blesst Chest as a Medeski Martin & Wood for the stoner set. In the words of Stephen Malkmus himself, "What's not to Love???"
Wish We Were There will be released on July 29 via XRAY Records.