Yajaira - Lento y Real (IMPORT) (LP)
Deluxe gatefold sleeve.
A self made band from an unknown country: Chile. Four people only known by their first names. Bringing slow and warm grooves with Spanish lyrics. That puts them in the same cabinet as Natas or Viaje a 800, but musically they fit just as well with Datura and Kyuss.
Yawning Man - Historical Graffiti (Coke Bottle Blue) (LP)
Limited edition on coke bottle blue colored vinyl.
Since 1987 this unique and influential band from the Southern California desert has been leaving their mark on bands such as Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age, and countless other alternative rock musicians 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, indy, psyche and alternative spectrum are discovering the passion and dark beauty in Yawning Man's music. Throughout the instrumental cinamatic 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, Agentina, the band was invited to record for one evening at the world famous and legendary ION Studios.The session featured guest appearances by Argentininian 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 nation's 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 - Pot Head (Alt. Cover Art) (10 inch)
Limited edition repressing of 330 copies in hand-lithographed jackets on black vinyl.
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Pot Head, Yawning Man’s four song follow up to Rock Formations, finds the band capitalizing on their elevated profile. For those familiar with the full length, Pot Head is more of the same, albeit with a slightly darker, heavier tone - possibly due to new bassist Billy Cordell (from Unida, another essential act in the genre). The trio specializes in sweeping instrumentals that are as much in tune with the ocean as they are with the desert. It’s the type of music that taps directly into nature – it’s organic and free flowing.
If you haven’t gotten acquainted with Yawning Man, do so now. If you’re unfamiliar with the band, try Pot Head on for size. The four songs show why those “in the know” have been quietly raving about this band for years.
Yawning Sons - Ceremony to the Sunset (Red) (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited edition on red vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve. Includes a bonus track not available on the CD version.
Features members of Yawning Man, Sons Of Alpha Centauri, Fatso Jetson, Kyuss, and Queens of the Stone Age.
The band is the result of a unique collaboration between musicians from different sides of the Atlantic. In July 2008, Californian desert rock veteran Gary Arce was flown out to the UK to produce an album with the Kent based instrumental riff-rock quartet, Sons Of Alpha Centauri. Upon the first day of working in the studio, it was clear that “something special was taking place.” Within the space of a week Gary and the band would work together to write and record their own collaborative album. The following few months after recording, more additions were made to the recording: vocals from Scott Reeder (Kyuss/The Obsessed), Mario Lalli (Desert Sessions) and Wendy Rae Fowler (QOTSA/Mark Lanegan Band/UNKLE).
Year Long Disaster - Self Titled (2LP)
180 gram vinyl! Deluxe gatefold sleeve! Includes a CD of the album!!!
It's taken awhile, but Year Long Disaster, the band formed in rehab by son-of-a-Kink Daniel Davies and former Karma to Burn bassist Rich Mullins, has finally released a full-length. When they keep it simple and direct and rely on Mullins' Karma to Burn past, it's a killer record. This is what Karma to Burn's debut, the one with the last minute singer, should have sounded like. And for that alone, it gets my recommendation.
With a devilish blend of classic rock like ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath along with a touch of the flair of metal, Year Long Disaster’s debut is shrieking vocals and powerful guitar riffs. Maybe this is not as surprising once you consider that the band’s singer and guitar player is Daniel Davies, son of The Kinks’ Dave Davies. Rounding out the band’s line-up is bassist Rich Mullins (formerly of stoner/psychedelic rock band Karma to Burn) and drummer Brad Hargreaves (of alt pop darlings Third Eye Blind). Talk about an unlikely combination.
Year of the Cobra - …in the Shadows Below (Maroon) (LP)
Limited edition of only 175 copies on maroon colored vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.
The debut-album by the Seattle-based doom duo Year Of The Cobra. '...In The Shadows Below' is an 8-song opus that weaves a magical spell of doom based psych/stoner riffs. There also are a few moments of heavy sludge based riffs to prove that Year Of The Cobra knows how to create a thunderous atmosphere.
Yidhra - Hexed (Gold) (IMPORT) (2LP)
Limited edition on translucent gold vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.
The spectacular debut album by US doom-gods YIDHRA from Hollywood, 'Hexed' is the long awaited 9-song follow-up to 2009's critically acclaimed self-titled EP. It was recorded at Skull Seven Studios in North Hollywood, CA by legendary producer Bill Metoyer (Slayer, Corrosion of Conformity, D.R.I., Sacred Reich etc.).
Yob - Clearing the Path to Ascend (2LP)
Limited edition on black vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve and free music download included.
On double-LP, it's the long awaited 2014 album from the North-Western doom icons.