So uh, hey, there’s a new Yawning Man LP. It’s called Historical Graffiti and it’s out now vinyl-only through Lay Bare Recordings. The legendary desert rockers have stated their intentions toward a new record publicly in a variety of forms and with a variety of lineups, but Historical Graffiti is their first full-length outing since 2010’s Nomadic Pursuits, and its arrival coincides with the band’s upcoming European tour, set to kickoff on Sept. 1 with stops at Reverence Festival and Up in Smoke 2016, among others. The record comes as something of a surprise, as there wasn’t much lead-up –preorders, pre-release hype, etc. — at least that I encountered, but it seems to be out there now and available for purchase, so fucking a. Get on it while you can.
Band announcement, info from Burning World Records and tour dates follow:
Yawning Man is proud to announce the release of our new album “HISTORICAL GRAFFITI” on Lay Bare Recordings!!!
Thank you to all our supporters that contributed to help us make this happen.
This unique and influential band from the Southern California desert has left their mark on bands such as Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age, making them one of the defining forces in the desert rock scene for over 20 years both in the U.S. and in Europe. Pinning Yawning Man to a specific genre is difficult, letting the music speaks for itself has fans from all over the rock, indie, psych and alternative spectrum are discovering the passion and dark beauty in Yawning Man’s music.
Throughout the instrumental cinematic rock landscapes of Yawning Man, the post-Ventures, haunting melodies & composition of guitarist Gary Arce are constantly being stretched, up-ended and sent deep into dark Joy Division territory, by the weird chords and heavy bass grooves of Mario Lalli and drummer Bill Stinson. The result is the kind of brooding and thunderous atmosphere that draws you constantly inward.
In this very special recording session done during the bands 2015 South American tour while in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The band was invited to record for one evening at the world famous and legendary ION Studios.The session featured guest appearances by Argentinian tango musicians Sara Ryan on violin and Adolfo Trepiana on bandoneon accordion as well as Malene Arce (wife of Gary Arce) on the Mellotron.
An Argentinian newspaper once wrote that the “condensed history of the nations music“ was to be found behind Ion’s doors, and they were spot-on with this description. Some of the country’s brightest musical legends, such as Astor Piazzolla, have reacted like ions with other musicians, and the energy that was released during this process condensed in the form of numerous classic records.
As the largest and most legendary sound studio in Buenos Aires, Ion remains one of the most remarkable recording venues in the world. It’s energy is evident in the spontaneous edgy beauty created by the band in this collaboration of special artists in a very special place.
YAWNING MAN Live:
01.09.2016 London Borderline UK
02.09.2016 Sint Niklaas Villa Pace Festival BEL
03.09.2016 Rotterdam Baroeg NL
04.09.2016 Karlsruhe Alte Hackerei D
06.09.2016 San Sebastian Dabadaba SP
07.09.2016 Zaragoza La Ley Seca SP
08.09.2016 Gijon Casino Acapulco SP
09.09.2016 Valada Reverence Festival POR
10.09.2016 Madrid Taboo SP
11.09.2016 Barcelona Rocksound SP
13.09.2016 Torino Cafe Liber ITA
14.09.2016 Milano Lo Fi ITA
15.09.2016 Munich Feierwerk D
16.09.2016 Berlin Swampfest D
17.09.2016 Gdansk B 90 Club POL
18.09.2016 Warsaw Chmury POL
19.09.2016 Dresden Ost-Pol D
20.09.2016 Prague Klubovna CZR
21.09.2016 Budapest Duerer Kert HUN
22.09.2016 Vienna Arena A
24.09.2016 Siegen Vortex D
26.09.2016 Wiesbaden Schlachthof D
27.09.2016 Zuerich Rote Fabrik CH
28.09.2016 Innsbruck PMK A
01.10.2016 Pratteln Up In Smoke Festival SWI