Bassist Nick Hannon about “Shadows and Echoes”: “The music of Shadows and Echoes and the mesmerising vocal performance from Wendy captures the pure essence of what we feel Yawning Sons is about. When we hit the studio together we wanted to ensure that our concepts remained true and the way Gary and Marlon play off each other is completely unique and organic. This track is open and direct!
Mastered by John McBain (Desert Sessions, Monster Magnet), ‘Sky Island’ will see a March 26th release through Ripple Music and can be preordered now in the following formats:
– LTD edition vinyl (white and sea blue color with green splatter)
– Black vinyl
– Limited edition digipack CD
1. Adrenaline Rush
2. Low In The Valley
3. Cigarette Footsteps
4. Passport Beyond The Tides
5. Shadows and Echoes
6. Digital Spirit
7. Gravity Underwater
8. Limitless Artifact
“Look at that moon: we’re really in the desert now.” — Gary Arce, Desert Sky Studios 2018.
And with those words, the recording session of the second YAWNING SONS album concluded. Recorded live in the deepest part of Joshua Tree, ‘Sky Island’ reinforces Yawning Sons as a collaborative phenomenon firmly adjoining desert rock heritage with progressive instrumentation.
Before they gathered in Joshua Tree, the YAWNING SONS story started in 2008 when, during the pre-production of their then second album, Sons of Alpha Centauri invited Gary Arce from Yawning Man over to the UK to work with them to develop and record some of the material. From the very first initial session, it was evident that something unique and special had been born. Drenched in reverb and swirling in ambience, the band YAWNING SONS had taken flight. The band, a portmanteau of the two respective collaborative bands, was joined by fellow Yawning Man founder Mario Lalli (Fatso Jetson, Desert Sessions), Scott Reeder (Kyuss, The Obsessed) and Wendy Rae Fowler (Queens of the Stone Age, earthlings?) on vocals. Their debut album ‘Ceremony to the Sunset’ was released in 2009 to near universal critical acclaim, and within five years was re-released on vinyl, heralded as a “desert classic” and Yawning Sons had progressed to cult status.
In 2020, the band joined the respected ranks of leading Californian independent powerhouse Ripple Music for the release of their sophomore studio album ‘Sky Island’, to be issued on March 26th, 2021.
YAWNING SONS is:
Gary Arce — guitars
Marlon King — guitars/vocals
Nick Hannon — bass
Stevie B — drums
Kyle Hanson — drums
Blake — effects
‘Sky Island’ vocalists:
Marlon King on “Adrenaline Rush”
Dandy Brown on “Low in the Valley”, “Gravity Underwater”
Mario Lalli on “Cigarette Footsteps”
Wendy Rae Fowler on “Shadows and Echoes”
Scott Reeder on “Digital Spirit”
RIPPLE MUSIC LINKS
YAWNING SONS LINKS