The Heavy Blinkers
The Night And I Are Still So Young
1 August 2017
On Label Obscura, THE HEAVY BLINKERS ‘The Night And I Are Still So Young’ LP is one of the greatest albums ever released in Canada, ranking among top releases in Noisey’s Completely Biased Ranking of the 60 Best Canadian Indie Rock Songs of the 00s and Number 1 in View 902’s The Top 20 Albums by Nova Scotians.
The Night and I Are Still So Young https://youtu.be/XEaz_Z7sZuA
Try Telling That To My Baby https://youtu.be/CwlX8oo539U or https://vimeo.com/7506058
Mother Dear https://youtu.be/1OUT9ka3ILA
Filtered Light https://youtu.be/aTD2Jn0J8Kc
Silver Crown https://youtu.be/wORH1T1onNE
In The Morning https://youtu.be/7mF0iqt7WTc
Cover artwork created by Yorodeo
At the time that ‘The Night and I Are Still Young’ was recorded, The Heavy Blinkers were comprised of Andrew Watt, Greg Fry, Jason MacIsaac, Ruth Minnikin, and Trevor Forbes. MacIsaac is currently the only remaining original member of the band.
Two years in the making, this album consolidates the nocturnal orchestrations of the Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev and grafts them onto material akin to 70’s era Beach Boys, Harry Nilsson or Randy Newman. This has led to the group gathering fans wide and afar, including Sondre Lerche, Van Dyke Parks and The High Llamas.