Big Scenic Nowhere premiere the brand new single »Defector (Of Future Days)« taken from their upcoming album, »The Long Morrow«, set to release in early 2022 via Heavy Psych Sounds.
Tony Reed (guitar, vocals, synthesizer): “This is the only song I played guitar on during the live writing sessions for this album. Like most songs during these sessions, the main riff was something that Gary came up with and we just fell in, adding our styles to compliment his. Because I was writing on guitar for this one, it’s the song that sounds most like me or Mos Generator. When it came time to do the guitar overdubs I used a Fender strat and that is not a typical choice for me. I think I wanted the top end to have that stratocaster chime. If I was going to site an influence on this track I would have to say it’s Voivod. Not only in the guitar chords, but also in the vocal melodies. I can hear the influence of their 1991 album »Angel Rat« in many places on this song. In fact, Voivod (and the bands that influenced them) find their way into much of my writing. The lyrics are about how your choices have a massive impact on your future and how fear of a wrong choice can keep you from taking chances.”
Gary Arce (guitar): “The main riff was inspired by later Black Flag, »The Process Of Weeding Out« era. In my opinion the most innovative Black Flag record.”
Bob Balch (bass): “This tune is the only song on the record that I play bass on. I find that we write differently when one of us switches instruments. It’s funny, you can kinda hear that there is a guitar player playing bass. Probably played a few too many notes but what the hell!”
Bill Stinson (drums): “It sounds like if Phil Spector recorded on the beach and was chilling with everyone and taking it easy.”
Anyone familiar with the terms “Stoner Rock” or “Desert Rock” have surely heard the names Fu Manchu or Yawning Man. If you’re a die hard fan of the genre, or a causal observer, you know that both bands have been dishing out quality material since the beginning. While stylistically different, both band occupy legendary status. Fu Manchu’s sun-drenched, stratospheric, fuzz worship sound and Yawning Man’s ethereal, ambient delay have never been crossbred until now. It’s certainty a good time to be alive if you’re a fan of either band. We bring you Big Scenic Nowhere…