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

Howe Gelb – Documentary Screening + Q&A With Stewart Lee + Solo Performance Genesis Cinema – 9th Dec

James NichollsEvents, Howe Gelb

In celebration of the 10 year reissue of Howe Gelb’s ‘Sno Angel Like You’, we are screening the ‘Sno Angel Winging It’ documentary at Whitechapel’s Genesis Cinema on December 9th. After the screening there will be a Q&A with Howe and comedian Stewart Lee. There will be time for refreshments before we head upstairs to watch Howe play a solo acoustic guitar set. Tickets are £9 and available from the … 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

Fire Announce Record Store Day 2016 Releases

James NichollsNews

We’ve been waiting a very long time for this but it’s finally time to unveil our RSD 2016 releases! We’ve got some real treats in store this year with coloured LP’s from The Bevis Frond and Bardo Pond, box sets from Half Japanese and Giant Sand and 7 & 12” singles from Pere Ubu, Virginia Wing, The Chills! LP BOX SETS Giant Sand – The Sun Set (Volume 1) Part … 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