Yawning Sons
Origin
Genres
Years active2008–present
Labels
  • Lexicon Devil
  • Alone
Spinoff of
Members
  • Gary Arce
  • Mario Lalli
  • Marlon King
  • Nick Hannon
  • Blake
  • Stevie B.
Past members
Websitesonsofalphacentauri.co.uk/yawningsons

Yawning Sons is a British-American collaborative musical project formed in 2008 by members of the psychedelic rock bands Yawning Man and Sons of Alpha Centauri.[1] Often associated with the Palm Desert Scene, the project's nature has been compared to The Desert Sessions project founded by Josh Homme.[2]

History

In 2008, Yawning Man guitarist Gary Arce was invited to the United Kingdom by Sons of Alpha Centauri to produce new tracks, but upon arrival, the idea of simply producing the record was scrapped. Within one week, Arce and Sons of Alpha Centauri wrote and recorded an entire album's worth of material together.[3]

The album, entitled Ceremony to the Sunset, was released on 23 July 2009 by Australian label Lexicon Devil Records.[4] Receiving generally positive reviews,[5][6][7][8][9] the album was placed eighth on The Obelisk's Top 10 Albums of 2009.[10] A deluxe vinyl edition of the album was released by Alone Records in 2014.[11] In 2010, in collaboration with WaterWays, a project that includes Arce, fellow Yawning Man member Mario Lalli and Fatso Jetson drummer Tony Tornay, the group followed up with a split EP entitled Yawning Sons/WaterWays that also received generally favourable reviews.[12][13][14][15][16] The album was mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London and released by Space Age & Cheesecake Records on 24 December 2010.[17]

In April 2013, Yawning Sons performed on the main stage on the opening night of the London DesertFest alongside Yawning Man and Fatso Jetson.[18] However, they had to cut their set short due to technical difficulties with Arce's guitar, only able to deliver full performances of "Meadows" and "Ghostship/Deadwater".[19]

On 26 March 2021, Yawning Sons released their second album, Sky Island. [20]

Members

Current members
Former members


Discography

Studio albums
Extended plays

References

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  10. ^ "The Top 10 of 2009: Number Eight…". The Obelisk. 16 December 2009. Archived from the original on 8 September 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
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  12. ^ "YAWNING SONS / WATERWAYS (s/t) Split 7"". Cosmiclava. Archived from the original on 18 August 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  13. ^ Mark Hunt-Bryden (5 July 2011). "Yawning Sons / WaterWays – Split 7″ 2011 review". The Sleeping Shaman. Archived from the original on 16 May 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  14. ^ "Yawning Sons & WaterWays - Split EP". RockFreaks.net. 24 August 2011. Archived from the original on 25 October 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  15. ^ "Doom Metal Reviews: Yawning Sons/WaterWays - Split 7"". DoomMantia. 18 July 2011. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  16. ^ "Split – Yawning Sons / WaterWays". Heathen Harvest. 19 November 2011. Archived from the original on 26 September 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
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  18. ^ "The Desert Godfather's YAWNING SONS, YAWNING MAN & FATSO JETSON To Play Desertfest 2013". The Sleeping Shaman. 30 November 2012. Archived from the original on 25 March 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  19. ^ "LONDON DESERTFEST 2013 Day One: Gods of Fire! Gods of Fire!". The Obelisk. 26 April 2013. Archived from the original on 30 April 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  20. ^ "Sky Island". Sons of Alpha Centauri. 26 March 2021. Retrieved 13 March 2022.

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