Big Scenic Nowhere, the new collaborative project of desert rock vets Gary Arce (Yawning Man) and Bob Balch (Fu Manchu), recently released a two-song, 25+ minute EP, and now they're set to put out their full-length debut album, Vision Beyond Horizon, on January 31 via Heavy Psych Sounds (pre-order). Like on the EP, Gary and Bob are the core, but they brought in a handful of collaborators, including Nick Oliveri (Mondo Generator, ex-Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age), Tony Reed (Mos Generator), Lisa Alley and Ian Graham (both of The Well), Mario Lalli (Fatso Jetson, Yawning Man), Bill Stinson (Yawning Man), Per Wiberg (Spiritual Beggars, ex-Opeth), and Alain Johannes (who has worked with Queens of the Stone Age, Mark Lanegan, PJ Harvey, and several others).

We're premiering lead single "The Glim," an instantly satisfying dose of riffy desert rock that fans of any of the members' more famous bands should have no trouble getting into. Alain Johannes takes lead vocals on this one, and he says, "Total honor and pleasure to get on a sonic ghost ship with Bob, Gary, Mario and Bill on this track. Love these dudes and had a blast collaborating on 'The Glim.'" Bob Balch adds:

"The Glim" is a result of Gary Arce and myself jamming in DAD’GAD. The first riff was an idea Gary had and then like three hours later while jamming, Gary played the chorus! I went home and put the pieces together and added a bridge part. Tony Reed on mellotron, Mario Lalli on bass and Bill Stinson on drums filled it out. Alain Johannes absolutely killed it on this one. He played all the leads too. This was the first track I recorded all of my guitars at my house. All Reverend guitars on my rhythm tracks. My signature on the left and a Pete Anderson hollow-body on the right. Signature ROLA head too. Killer tones all around! This tune has sort of a Soundgarden meets Bowie vibe to me. Hope y’all dig it!

Give the new song a rip and check out the tracklist and a photo collage of all ten current band members, below.

1. The Glim
2. The Paraonid
3. The I Was Gone
4. Mirror Image
5. Hidden Wall
6. Shadows From The Altar
7. En Las Sombras
8. Tragic Motion Lines
9. The War Years

Big Scenic Nowhere

Big Scenic Nowhere is:
Bob Balch (Guitar, Bass)
Gary Arce (Guitar)
Tony Reed (Vocals, Keys, Drums)
Mario Lalli (Bass)
Per Wiberg (Keys)
Bill Stinson (Drums)
Nick Oliveri (Bass)
Lisa Alley (Vocals)
Ian Graham (Vocals)
Alain Johannes (Vocals, Guitar)

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