As their name more than implies, Yawning Balch is a musical project that combines the talents of the entire Yawning Man band and Fu Manchu guitarist Bob Balch. Stoner fans have come to expect great music from both parties, but in their respective acts, neither have managed anything quite as drawn out as the sounds that fill half of this debut from the desert/stoner rock supergroup. Fu Manchu, especially, have often represented the accessible end of the stoner spectrum, so this really gives Balch an ideal landscape on which to stretch out.
Welcome back to the Real Gone Singles Bar, the place where we explore some of the single MP3s that have landed in our inbox over the previous few weeks. As always, there has been absolutely no shortage of digital tracks coming our way, and this time, our assortment brings you some great shoegaze, massive stoner metal riffs, a singer songwriter or two, some big rock sounds, and even something from the rootsy end of the musical spectrum. We hope you find something to enjoy, and our digging to find the best of a current crop inspires you to explore these bands and artists a little further.