West Coast-based progressive heavy rock project Big Scenic Nowhere (who, you’ll remember, feature members of Yawning Man, Fu Manchu and Mos Generator) premiere a soulful new track taken from their third full-length The Waydown, which is set for release on Heavy Psych Sounds early next year…
That track is a storming take on the Hall & Oates classic Sara Smile, of which guitarist Bob Balch says: “Gary Arce had mentioned that we should cover that song but give it a jam in the middle. I had mentioned to Ken Haas from Reverend Guitars that we were covering it. He said he knew Eliot Lewis (Hall and Oates keyboard player) and we should hit him up. I did and two weeks later he sent tracks. We are so stoked to have him involved. He’s played with everyone, so the fact that he took time to play on our cover blows my mind. This cover is pretty close to the original but once Gary layered guitars on top, it became more of a Big Scenic Nowhere track. Tony Reed killed it on bass, vocals, mixing and mastering as usual! We hope you enjoy it!”
With two EPs and LPs under their belt, the prolific supergroup formed in the fall of 2019 by guitar luminaries Bob Balch (Fu Manchu) and Gary Arce (Yawning Man), Tony Reed (Mos Generator) on vocals, bass and synths, and Bill Stinson (Yawning Man) on drums delivers a lush and bliss-inducing third full-length that flawlessly fuses prog rock, classic rock and stars-coveting psychedelia for a compelling seven-track, one to become obsessed with.
New album The Waydown features special guests Reeves Gabrels (The Cure, David Bowie) on guitar, as well as Per Wiberg (ex-Opeth) and Eliot Lewis (Hall and Oates) on keys. It will be released on February 2nd through Heavy Psych Sounds.