Gary Arce (Guitar) / Mario Lalli (Bass, Vocals) / Justine Ruiz (Bass, Guitar) / Bill Stinson (Drums)
YAWNING MAN was the sickest desert band of all time. Influenced by everything from the psychedelic to the folkloric, jazz, hard rock, roots punk, world music, the sound of this trio while hard to describe is visual and cinamatic, heavy and melancholy, driving and daydreaming.
Closely aligned to both the stoner-rock scene which adores them (despite their total lack of ‘Sabbath-like riffery), and the SST family of artists (Black Flag, Minutemen, Meat Puppets) which they are linked to, their highly vocal fan base runs the gamut from stoners to avant-rockers to even Julian Cope.
The YAWNING MAN song "Catamaran" was recorded by the influencial hard rock/ desert rock band Kyuss, on their 3rd album "And The Circus Leaves Town". The first full length LP from YAWNING MAN "Rock Formations" released in 2006 came almost 20 years after the bands organic beginnings, with Gary Arce on guitars, Alfredo Hernandez on drums and Mario Lalli on Bass.
Now, again twenty years later, YAWNING MAN still is going strong! The band released their third full length record, "Historical Graffiti" in August 2016 on Lay Bare Recordings, and toured all through September everywhere in Europe to support it! They were back in May 2017 for a second run of shows!