New Giant Sand Album

Giant Sand, the iconic and influential band fronted by luminary Howe Gelb, celebrates 30 years of freewheeling and ever-evolving music making on new album, Heartbreak Pass, out on the 5th May via New West Records.

The album spans founder Gelb’s far-reaching career and mixes the rollicking nature of the band’s 1985 debut, Valley of Rain, with the dusty alt-folk, desert-rock and jazzy lounge-piano explorations of his most recent releases. It is a collaborative effort in every sense of the word with contributions from Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth, Grant-Lee Phillips, Croatian indie folk singer Lovely Quinces, Ilse DeLange and JB Meijers of Dutch Americana band The Common Linnets, and frequent PJ Harvey collaborator, John Parish, who also mixed the record.

Have a listen to Transponder featuring the aforementioned Jason Lytle.

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