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The Heavy Blinkers

The Heavy Blinkers are a lush, orchestral-pop sensation formed in 1998 in Halifax, Nova Scotia as a solo project of Jason Michael MacIsaac. The band has recorded five albums and one EP, their latest is Health. The band’s membership is a revolving one but Jason Michael MacIsaac still leads this enigmatic and rarely-seen-live local treasure of an act. As Jason says, "In a way, it has come full circle.”  (Primary influences: Harry Nilsson, Van Dyke Parks, Randy Newman, Brian Wilson and Carole King.)

Dubbed, "a tour de force of unequalled pop excellence" by Rolling Stone, in August 2017 The Heavy Blinkers' Toronto-based Label, Obscura, will release the band's 2004 album The Night and I Are Still So Young on vinyl for the first time.

The Heavy Blinkers are one of the Greatest Bands You’ve (Probably) Never HeardSpin Magazine