Yawning Balch announce new record, Volume Two, out on November 3rd via Heavy Psych Sounds
Yawning Balch is the collaborative outfit that unites guitarist Bob Balch (Fu Manchu, Big Scenic Nowhere) and desert rock progenitors Yawning Man, currently incarnated by founding guitarist Gary Arce, drummer Bill Stinson, and bassist Billy Cordell. Following the release of their recent debut record, Volume One, the instrumental project has announced their sophomore record, Volume Two, which is part of a two-volume set carved out of a single five-hour jam between Balch and the trio. The dreamy and psychedelic journey started on their debut will reach its apex this November in the form of an expansive and mind-opening 3-track journey. Volume Two was recorded at Gatos Trail and engineered by Dan Joeright, mixed and mastered by Kent Stump at Crystal Clear Sound, with artwork and layout by John McGill. You can listen to the
About Yawning Balch, guitarist Bob Balch says: “In November of 2022, I went out to Joshua Tree for a day of jamming with the guys in Yawning Man with the intention of calling it “Yawning Balch”. No riffs were planned. We just plugged in and played. The only discussion beforehand was that Gary Arce and I wanted to mess with tons of guitar pedals. I knew that while we were jamming it sounded great, but it wasn’t until I got home and listened to it all that I realized we had something special. It’s hard to believe that we jammed for five hours and got two full-length LPs and then some out of it. Every player killed it on these recordings and I’m beyond grateful to have my name involved with this legendary band. Fingers crossed they invite me back out annually for more jam sessions. I hope you enjoy these jams and please use responsibly.”
Volume Two will be released on November 3rd via Heavy Psych Sounds. Pre-orders are now available here.