New Fire Records release dates for Record Store Day 2020

LuciaBardo Pond, Black Lips, Events, Fire Soundtracks, Giant Sand, Josephine Foster, News, Record Store Day, Television Personalities, The Bevis Frond, The Groundhogs, The Jazz Butcher, Throwing Muses

Record Store Day 2020 will now be spread out across three dates, August 29th, September 26th and October 24th. Fire Records will be releasing new material from Black Lips featuring Kesha alongside special reissues from The Lemonheads, Throwing Muses, The Groundhogs and the third installment of our Television Personalities singles collection. We’ll also be unearthing Dennis Hopper‘s ‘The Last Movie’ OST for the first time with a special RSD release over at Earth Recordings. FULL LIST OF RELEASES August … Read More

Giant Sand announce German tour in November 2019

LuciaEvents, Giant Sand, News

‘Recounting The Ballads Of Thin Line Men’ (Out 20th September 2019) will be available on limited edition pink and purple coloured vinyl / CD. Giant Sand add more dates to their ‘Recounting The Ballads Of Thin Line Men’ Europe Tour. They’ll be heading to Germany, Austria and Switzerland at the end of the year, besides several dates in Netherlands, Spain, Belgium and UK. EU live dates09 Nov: Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven, Netherlands  10 Nov: … Read More

Giant Sand ‘Returns To Valley Of Rain’ Out 10th August!

James NichollsGiant Sand, News

Valley of Rain was Tucson’s Giant Sand’s debut album recorded in 1983, and eventually released by 1985. It included Howe Gelb on vocals, guitar and Winston Watson on drums for most of it, Tommy Larkins on drums for some of it and Scott Garber on fretless bass for all of it. At the time of the recording, Howe was unacquainted with the possibilities of tube (valve) amps and had recorded … Read More

Watch Howe Gelb’s Line Of Best Fit Piano Session

James NichollsGiant Sand, Howe Gelb

A few weeks back, Giant Sand’s Howe Gelb performed a piano session for The Line Of Best Fit. Read the piece which is up on their website here and watch the video featuring two tracks: ‘Pen To Paper’ and ‘Severe Season’ below! Howe Gelb plays the following solo shows: Howe Gelb 18 Jun: Guy Garvey’s Meltdown, Southbank Centre, London, UK 19 Jun: Stereo, Glasgow, Scotland 21 Jun: Tramshed, Cardiff, Wales 22 … Read More

Howe Gelb Solo Summer Tour inc. Meltdown Festival & Giant Sand EU Dates

James NichollsGiant Sand

Following on from ‘The Sun Set’ tour across Europe in Spring, Giant Sand head to the US in June with the tour bringing them back to Europe through July and August. Along the way there will also be Howe Gelb solo live dates on piano across the UK, Scotland and Wales which includes an appearance at this year’s Meltdown curated by Guy Garvey on 18th June. Giant Sand’s ‘The Sun Set’ Volume 1 is out now on Fire Records. ‘The Sun … Read More

Giant Sand ‘The Sun Set’ Tour – Starts Next Week!

James NichollsEvents, Giant Sand

Next week Giant Sand embark on what will be their final farewell tour; stopping off in London, Amsterdam and Paris  plus a show at the Stewart Lee curated ATP festival next weekend. Howe Gelb suggests that these last 2 years of touring felt like the best runs ever.  Regardless if his memory has misspoken, he maintains the band is not breaking up cause there’s nothing broken. It’s just being put to … Read More

Giant Sand Reveal ‘The Sun Set’ Volume 1, 2 & 3 Box Details + ‘The Sun Set’ EU Tour

James NichollsGiant Sand

As a parting farewell gift, Fire Records will release a dreamy three volume box set of vinyl entitled; “The Sun Set”. Limited to 2000 copies of each, once they’re gone, they’re gone! The complete A-Z of Giant Sand will be released alphabetically rather than chronologically, highlighting the careening career and wandering muse of Howe Gelb and his assembled sun blasted slingers. The final volume will bring all three volumes together and include an album of … Read More

Mission Of Burma, Giant Sand, The Bevis Frond & Bardo Pond At Stewart Lee’s Curated ATP April 2016

James NichollsBardo Pond, Events, Giant Sand, Misson Of Burma, The Bevis Frond

Mission Of Burma Mission Of Burma  ‘That’s When I Reach For My Revolver’ audio: Following on from the recently reissued ‘Vs’ and ‘Signals, Calls and Marches’ on Fire Archive, Mission of Burma return to the UK and Europe this April for the first time since 2013. They also play All Tomorrow’s Parties (curated by Drive Like Jehu) along with shows in Dublin, Bristol, London, Leeds, Antwerp, Amsterdam and Berlin. The band have been recognized as legends of … Read More

Giant Sand Announce ‘Sun Set’ Box Set + Final Year

James NichollsGiant Sand

The Sun Is Setting On Giant Sand… as the band announce their final year of touring , plus Fire America set to release ‘The Sun Set’ Box Set Vol 1,2,3. After this upcoming European tour in April, Giant Sand shall bid a final adios. No more albums. No more tours. The occasional festival ? Could be. Maybe. Howe suggests that these last 2 years of touring felt like the best … Read More