2023 album of the desert rock legends! Long walk of the Navajo features Gary Arce (guitar), Bill Stinson (drums), and the return of Billy Cordell (bass). The Long Walk Sessions were inspired by a desert storm that hit the Joshua tree landscape that created a dark and gloomy backdrop for the bands creativity and improvisations. Blood Sand was recorded at Gary's house by Steve Kille of Dead Meadow in Oct of 2022. It was a complete improvisation. Long Walk of the Navajo and Respiratory Pause were recorded at Gatos Trail Recording Studio by Dan Joeright in January of 2023. All songs mixed and mastered by Steve Kille.
Originally formed in the late 1980's with the lineup of Gary Arce, Mario Lalli, Alfredo Hernandez, and Larry Lalli. 2022 to present lineup includes Gary Arce, Bill Stinson, and the return of Billy Cordell (Brant Bjork and Vista Chino) on bass and rounds out their yearlong active recording and touring schedule. Arce and Cordell's background together dates to co-writing the 2005 Pothead EP and hitting the road for Yawning Man’s first European Tours of 2005 and 2006. Stinson's background steeped in the SST Records world through performing and recording with Gregg Ginn and Chuck Dukowski of Black Flag for several years.