Larry Heath of The AU Review conducted an interview with VISTA CHINO drummer Brant Bjork at the Melbourne, Australia stop of this year's Big Day Out festival on January 24. You can now watch the chat below.
VISTA CHINO is the group comprised of two founding members of the legendary rock band KYUSS — Brant Bjork and John Garcia — and guitarist Bruno Fevery.
VISTA CHINO's debut album, "Peace", was released on September 3, 2013 (one day earlier internationally) via Napalm Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by the renowned California art collective The Date Farmers.
"Peace" track listing:
01. Good Morning Wasteland
02. Dargona Dragona
03. Sweet Remain
04. As You Wish
05. Planets 1 & 2
07. Mas Vino
08. Dark and Lovely
10. Acidize - The Gambling Moose
VISTA CHINO tapped Mike Dean (CORROSION OF CONFORMITY) to play bass on the band's recent European tour.
Dean handled bass duties for VISTA CHINO at their first North American performance, which took place at last year's Orion Music + More festival — curated by METALLICA — in Detroit, Michigan.
The final live appearances of KYUSS LIVES! — featuring the same lineup as VISTA CHINO — took place in early 2013 as part of Australia's Soundwave Festival.
KYUSS LIVES! decided to change its name after a lawsuit launched by former KYUSS members Josh Homme and Scott Reeder prevented KYUSS LIVES! from recording and releasing any new material.
"Sweet Remain" video: