Having J Mascis even just stand near your album is an automatic cred booster, so when we heard that he was producing and occasionally playing on Hush Arbors' Yankee Reality we were like, Oh shit! This is going to be so loud! Turns out it's not at all, but that's okay because Mascis' cavernous and blunt production is the perfect match for Hush Arbors' plaintive slacker folk. Yankee Reality comes out October 6th on Ecstatic Peace!, just in time for the moment when we'll all start feeling pretty good about walking around on crackly dry leaves and getting really into soup again.
Download: Hush Arbors, "Day Before"