- "The band`s mixture of Black Sabbath-style riffs and a laid-back desert attitude helped them establish the genre of stoner rock... their shadow looms large over rock and metal." – LA Weekly
- "The band has an unbelievable legacy: they helped pioneer stoner rock." – Beatroute
- "Kyuss forged the idiom`s basic sonic concerns with its signature sound: deep-pitched, down-tuned guitars, arid production, and plodding percussion...hugely influential." – The New Yorker
KYUSS, the band that originated the Stoner/Desert Rock genre and spawned the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator, Unida, Slo Burn and Brant Bjork & Operators has birthed another project from founding members Brant Bjork and John Garcia... say hello to Vista Chino.
At a time when interest in the genre is approaching an all-time high, Vista Chino makes a statement and a mark on the collective rock consciousness with their debut album, "Peace". As creative and skilled as ever, Vista Chino trumps any competition from the latest bands on the scene! With years of innovation and musical exploration that have evolved to the current but intimately connected sounds of their past John Garcia says:
Kyuss Lives! is now Vista Chino….
"It feels great just to write that... and to say it out loud, feels even better" said Garcia upon signing with Napalm. With every note, "Peace" demonstrates the positive energy and songwriting skills that continues the musical legacy. With distinctive tuned down guitars, bass heavy sound and perfectly placed psychedelic parts that will leave every fan of the genre blissfully happy.
13 minute operas like, "Acid" and "The Gambling Moose" play as much a part in this Phoenix like rebirth and as the catchy and easily accessible "Dargona Dragona". Everyone who listens will connect to the roots of Vista Chino never losing sight of the fact that this is a record that's time is now.