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Yawning Sons
Yawning Sons
Background information
Also known as SOAC
Origin Swale, Kent, England / Palm Desert, California, USA
Genres Desert Rock, Stoner Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Years active 2008 - Present
Labels Lexicon Devil, Alone Records, H42 Records, Ripple Music
Associated acts Yawning Man, Sons of Alpha Centauri, Alpha Cat, Fatso Jetson, Across The River, Waterways, Megatron
Website Official Page

Yawning Sons are 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]

The project's first studio album, Ceremony To The Sunset, was released in 2009 to heavily positive reviews. However, in an interview in August 2014, members of Sons of Alpha Centauri stated that a second studio album will not be considered until they release their own second studio album, which has been in production since 2007.[3] Signing to Ripple Music in 2020, the band would release their long awaited second album Sky Island circa March 2021.


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.[4]

Released on 23 July 2009 by Australian label Lexicon Devil Records, Ceremony To The Sunset saw it's release.[5] Ceremony managed to attain mostly positive reviews and heavy accolades among the stoner rock circles,[6][7][8][9][10] the album was placed eighth on The Obelisk's Top 10 Albums of 2009.[11] A deluxe vinyl edition of the album was released by Alone Records in 2014.[12] 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 entitled Yawning Sons / WaterWays that also received generally favourable reviews.[13][14][15][16][17] The album was mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London and released by Space Age & Cheesecake Records on 24 December 2010.[18]

In April 2013, Yawning Sons performed for the first time (And to date their only live performance) on the main stage on the opening night of DesertFest London alongside Yawning Man and Fatso Jetson.[19] 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".[20]

On 28 October 2019 Dandy Brown would post some screenshots on his Facebook with the following statement implying new Yawning Sons material: "Finally finished shots for the Yawning Sons video. My goodness, Dawn is so ravishing. Really looking forward to the release of the album next year.".[21] On 1 December 2020 it would be announced that Yawning Sons would sign with Ripple Music for their second studio album, set for a 2021 release.[22] Premiering two new songs in February,[23][24] Sky Island would be set for a 26 March 2021 release, featuring guest spots from Mario Lalli, Scott Reeder, Wendy Rae Fowler and Dandy Brown.



  • Vocals - Mario Lalli, Wendy Rae Fowler, Scott Reeder 
  • Guitar - Gary Arce 
  • Guitar - Marlon King 
  • Bass - Nick Hannon 
  • Drums - Stevie. B

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