Vista Chino Stream ‘Peace’ Samples in Advance of Release
Vista Chino, the group created by Kyuss members John Garcia and Brant Bjork, are readying a North American headline tour which begins next month. To give their fans a taste of their upcoming album ‘Peace,’ the outfit are streaming samples of their new disc on the Napalm Records YouTube channel (heard above).
The oft-used phrase “adversity builds character” certainly applies to Vista Chino, as their well documented lawsuit with Josh Homme led to the end of their performing as Kyuss Lives!. Although Garcia, Bjork, and Homme were all part of the group Kyuss back in the early 1990s, this latest moniker just wasn’t allowed, but now Garcia and Bjork have moved on to the next chapter of their careers with ‘Peace.’ Ironically, Vista Chino was Bjork’s initial idea for the album’s name, but thanks to legal issues it’s now their moniker moving foward.
Writing for the album began in winter 2012 and the group even started laying down songs that very summer. Recorded in Joshua Tree and mixed in Palm Springs, the record wasn’t completely finished until a couple of months ago.
If the Vista Chino sampler wasn’t enough rock for you to chew on, the group previewed their song ‘Barcelonian’ on Stereogum. “Oh conspiracy don’t drink the water anymore,” sings Garcia. “Every road leads to wrong.” Although they aren’t exactly the most uplifting lyrics, the song has a mysterious yet muscular feel that should appeal to Kyuss’ loyal fan base.
The band, which also includes guitarist Bruno Fevery, start their North American tour Sept. 6 with a stop in Calgary, Alberta (Flames Central) and end their trek Sept. 28 in Columbus, Ohio (Alrosa Villa). After a couple of weeks off the road they head overseas for string of European dates in October and November.
‘Peace’ comes out via Napalm Records on Sept. 3.