Entries tagged with: Giant Sand
After teasing folks with a few names here and there -- like Run DMC most recently -- Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest (Nov 2 - 4) has revealed it's full line-up, including Public Image Ltd, De La Soul, Superchunk, Santigold, Refused, X peforming Los Angeles, and lots, lots more. 3-day passes go on sale at 10AM CST.
Full FFF Fest lineup is below.
by Bill Pearis
Closing in on the band's 25th anniversary, Giant Sand will release their new album, Tuscon, on June 12. It's a road trip rock opera that has expanded the group's scope and sound, to the point that founder Howe Gelb has renamed it Giant Giant Sand. We've got the premiere of one of Tuscon's tracks, "Detained," which you can stream at the bottom of this post.
While no word yet on the U.S. live debut of this bigger version of his group, Gelb is playing Thursday (5/10) at Joe's Pub . Gelb and the rest of Giant Giant Sand will spend most of the summer in Europe and the Netherlands (which much of his group call home) playing festivals and other shows. All 2012 Giant Sand and Howe Gelb tour dates are listed, along with the "Detained" stream and Tuscon tracklist and artwork, below...
By Andrew Frisicano
Pop songsmith Chad VanGaalen is playing Blender Theater at Gramercy in NYC this Sunday, Sept 21st, with Howe Gelb's Americana rock band Giant Sand. Chad later launches into a tour of his native Canada in October and visits Europe in November. It feels like forever since Chad was last in NYC, and this Sunday show also seemed to pop out of nowhere. Tickets are on sale.
Giant Sand, the headliner at Gramercy, is on a huge tour of their own in support of their new album proVISIONS, released earlier this month on Yep Roc. Their first album in almost four years features guest appearances by Neko Case, M. Ward and Isobell Campbell. "The incarnation of Giant Sand hitting the road in support of this release includes Howe along side Danish musicians Thøger T. Lund on bass, Peter Dombernowsky on drums and Anders Pedersen on slide guitar."
VanGaalen's latest record, Soft Airplane, was released earlier this month on SubPop. (See MP3 above.) Unlike Chad's previous releases, which pieced together material spanning several years, the tracks on this album were all sprung from the same creative burst. To give an idea of the aesthetic, SubPop says that most of Soft Airplane was recorded in Chad's basement on "an old tape machine and a JVC ghetto blaster."
VanGaalen recently recorded Women's debut self-titled LP, out on Jagjaguwar Oct 7 (or out now in Canada on Flemish Eye). Women, in all their psych drone-rock glory, will be touring with VanGaalen this fall and visiting NYC on Sunday, Oct 19 for a performance at Cake Shop with The Pains of Being Pure of Heart and more ($7, 8pm doors, 21+).
See full tour dates and a video of "Molten Light," off VanGaalen's latest, below...