US progressive heavy rock supergroup Big Scenic Nowhere has released the first single and title track from their new album »The Waydown«, which will see the light on February 2nd, 2024 via Heavy Psych Sounds.
01. The Waydown
02. Summer Teeth
03. Surf Western
04. Bleed On
05. Sara Smile
Courtesy of Purple Sage PR:
West Coast-based progressive heavy rock project Big Scenic Nowhere (with members of Yawning Man, Fu Manchu and Mos Generator) announce the release of their third studio album »The Waydown« this February 2nd on Heavy Psych Sounds. Stream the title track via The Obelisk now!
Listen to new single »The Waydown« at this location!
Says the band: “These recordings go back to 2021. Big Scenic Nowhere played a show out in Joshua Tree and while we were all in the same place (Tony the singer lives like 20 hours away) we thought we should spend two days jamming in the studio. Our usual way of recording is jam out freely and then edit those jams down into songs afterwards. The song »The Waydown« was the last jam of that session. We were about to pack up and Tony Reed started playing the main riff. Sometimes that’s all it takes to get immersed into a 25 min jam. We are choosing this song as the first single because it goes to a lot of different places musically. Also, I feel that the album itself does that too so this song is a good representation of what’s in store for you. Enjoy!!!”
Initiated in the fall of 2019 during a 3-day long jam session in the inspiring lands of California’s Yucca Valley, Big Scenic Nowhere merges the talents of prolific guitarists Bob Balch (Fu Manchu) and Gary Arce (Yawning Man), Tony Reed (Mos Generator) on vocals, bass, guitar and synthesizers, and Bill Stinson (ex-Yawning Man) on drums. The band has released two EPs (»Dying On The Mountain« and »Lavender Blues«) and two full-lengths (»Vision Beyond Horizon« and »The Long Morrow«), collaborating with prestigious guests such as Alain Johannes, Reeves Gabrels, Per Wiberg, Mario Lalli or Nick Oliveri.
Their new album features special guests Reeves Gabrels (The Cure), Per Wiberg (ex-Opeth, Spiritual Beggars), Eliot Lewis (Hall and Oates). It was recorded at Gatos Trail, HeavyHead, Red Barn Recording Co. and Casa De Balch, and mixed and mastered by Reed at HeavyHead Recording Co.
New album »The Waydown« out February 2nd on Heavy Psych Sounds – Pre-order: heavypsychsounds.com/shop.htm#HPS286
Big Scenic Nowhere is the ambitious project formed by Bob Balch (Fu Manchu) and Gary Arce (Yawning Man) on guitar, quickly joined by Tony Reed (Mos Generator) on bass, vocals and keyboards, and Bill Stinson (Yawning Man) on drums. The foursome is a creative force of nature, a combination of talents whose respective desert, psych, classic and progressive rock backgrounds became one to form a transcending, uplifting and finely crafted brand of rock. It is simply the heart of what collaboration should manifest. Jamming. Sharing music. Developing chemistry to build something new based on their individual experiences. Something that grows stronger for the cohesion between those who make it happen.
The band issued their debut album »Vision Beyond Horizon« in early 2020 through European powerhouse Heavy Psych Sounds, also featuring appearances from the likes of Mario Lalli, Alain Johannes, Nick Oliveri, and various other guests. Following closely, the »Lavender Blues« EP stabilized the four-piece lineup around Tony Reed (also featuring special appearances from former Opeth Per Wiberg and Voivod’s Daniel Mongrain), consequently shifting from the fuzzy and psych-laden desert rock of the beginnings to a more progressive and prismatic rock enhanced by Reed’s warm production style. The band released their sophomore full-length »The Long Morrow« in the fall of 2021 via Heavy Psych Sounds, and will return with a mesmerizing new album entitled »The Waydown« in the winter of 2024.
Big Scenic Nowhere is:
Bob Balch (Fu Manchu) – Guitar
Tony Reed (Mos Generator) – Vocals, Bass, Synth, Guitar
Gary Arce (Yawning Man) – Guitar
Bill Stinson (ex-Yawning Man) – Drums