Giant Sand lo dejan

Howe Gelb pone fin a su banda tras tres décadas de trayectoria

Treinta y un años después de su fundación, Giant Sand ha llegado a su fin. La banda de country y rock que Howe Gelb creara a mediados de los ochenta en Tucson, Arizona, cesará sus actividades a finales de este mismo 2016 tras décadas de intensa actividad discográfica.

Giant Sand debutó en 1985 con "Valley of Rain" y durante su larga y prolífica vida editó alrededor de una treintena de álbumes; lo que unido a los discos en solitario y proyectos paralelos de Gelb (en España tuvimos a los Band of Gypsys junto a Raimundo Amador) la convirtieron en banda de referencia del rock fronterizo y sonido americana de las últimas décadas.

El fin llegará oficialmente tras su próximo tour, que en Abril pasará por Europa pero sin fechas por España, y la edición de una caja recopilatoria, "The Sun Set". La última vez que vimos al grupo en nuestro país fue en la pasada edición de Primavera Sound.

A continuación os dejamos el comunicado oficial de Howe Gelb:

 

"30 years of giant sand

way back when it seemed like a long spans. but no. just a blink of the eye.

the flutter of the lid seems like it's in a slow-motion wow, but any motion is in fast-forward compared to still life.

albums live on a shelf like a still life collection collecting decades and dust.

what do we have here, collectively speaking ? musings set to motion. here in rewind and some in fast forward.

we know there's no comfortable category to place it all. perhaps because there is no categorical comfort.

the forefathers of this output have been set in rock: david bowie, john lennon, jimi hendrix, bob dylan and neil young.

the forefathers set in ivory are probably responsible for what's coming next.

but as far as rock erosion is concerned, with this collection of mega dust, this giant sand, it's high time to call it a day.

30 years seems an adequate number to aptly utter "I kinda quit". there's plenty enough here. more than imaginable.

i'm very eager to see what the next blink will bring. piano for now. songs forever.

so here's to the next 30 years of plunk rock. a circle of fifths in black and white blur. getting on a plane with no guitar bag slung. maybe a hat. .. bolo tie too.

thank you so very much for your participation in all of this. I will never thank you enough because I can't.

we are a fabric. a stitch in time. sonic threads woven by our space age muses."