Giant Sand’s Howe Gelb expanded his band to become Giant Giant Sand for their new album, Tucson. “We gathered for a quick album recording, attempting to start and finish over the Christmas holidays and master by mid-January with half the band in Tucson and half the band in Denmark,” says Gelb. “We devised a way to concoct the same live-all-at-once atmosphere as we had done for the first session in Vevey, Switzerland a few weeks before. The rule was to play it all together live here in Tucson and then to ship all the songs over to Denmark for the other band half to do the same thing live in one afternoon with no overdubs.”
Gelb describes “Forever and a Day,” a highlight from the record, as a “yard sale of one man’s life in flux, shoving all his stuff into the hands of anyone who will nab it.” Tucson will be in stores on June 11th, but you can download the song here for free.