“Giant Sand is a mood,” says Howe of Giant Sand, as if trying to offer a low-key explanation for his dizzying array of artistic exploration that includes a back-catalogue of some 40 albums as a singer, band-leader and producer. After growing up in Pennsylvania in the 1970s, it wasnt until he moved to Tuscon, Arizona that he met his musical soul mate, the guitarist Rainer Ptaceck. The two formed Giant Sandworms and issued only a handful of recordings before the worms were put to rest: since then, Giant Sand have released 24 albums – an impressive haul when considering Howes equally prolific output under other projects including Black Ranchette and Arizona Amp & Alternator as well as his solo releases.
2010 marked the 25th anniversary of Valley Of Rain – the debut album by Giant Sand. 2010 also saw the begining of a string of deluxe and remastered re-issues by Fire Records. The Yep Roc Store is offering Giant Sand fans a chance to pick up any of these amazing re-releases now. Check below to see all the classic Giant Sand albums available once again. You can get any of the CDs below for just $15.99 each.
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