This Friday, Big Walnuts Yonder – a supergroup featuring members Members of Minutemen, Wilco, Deerhoof and Tera Melos – will issue their self-titled debut album. Minutemen bassist Mike Watt, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier and Tera Melos multi-instrumentalist Nick Reinhart have made the LP available to stream in advance of its May 5 official release via Sargent House.
The origins of the supergroup date back to a tour in Japan when Reinhart and Watt were playing shows together with their bands in 2008. A decision was soon made to bring in Saunier and previous Watt-collaborator Cline, but recording together would take another four years to materialize. Pere Ubu bassist Tony Maimone helmed a three-day recording session in 2014 at his Brooklyn-based Studio G, during which 10 songs were tracked live, mostly without overdubs, with vocals by Watt and Reinhart tracked several months later.
“It’s sick,” Cline said in statement describing the project. “It has an extreme quality and kicks ass.”
Premiered by Consequence Of Sound, stream Big Walnuts Yonder in full below:
Big Walnuts Yonder Tracklist
- All Against All
- Sponge Bath
- Flare Star Phantom
- I Got Marty Feldman Eyes
- Raise the Drawbridges?
- Ready to Pop!
- Forgot to Brush
- Rapid Driver Moon Inhaler
- Heat Melter
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