Howe Gelb to join Lost Brothers on dates next month

Giant Sand main man and indie legend Howe Gelb has been announced as a special guest on the upcoming Lost Brothers Irish Theatre Tour this December. Based in Tuscon Arizona since 1972 Howe has collaborated with artists such as M Ward, PJ Harvey and John Parish, and his band Giant Sand spawned and inspired bands such as … Continue reading “Howe Gelb to join Lost Brothers on dates next month”

The Lost Brothers announce special Dublin show with Howe Gelb

It has just been announced that on Friday June 8th the Lost Brothers, Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland, will have very special guests at their homecoming gig at Dublin’s historic Liberty Hall Theatre on Eden Quay. For one night only the Irish duo will be joined onstage by the Tuscon Arizona band with whom they recorded their recent critically acclaimed … Continue reading “The Lost Brothers announce special Dublin show with Howe Gelb”

Valparaiso featuring Howe Gelb release debut album September

The Parisian musical collective deriving from the cult band Jack The Ripper is releasing its first album under the Valparaiso alter ego on September 22nd, featuring the voices and poetry of Phoebe Killdeer of Nouvelle Vague, Howe Gelb, Shannon Wright, Spain’s Josh Haden, Dominique A, Moriarty’s Rosemary Standley, Venus’ Marc Huyghens, Mansfield Tya’s Julia Lanoë. … Continue reading “Valparaiso featuring Howe Gelb release debut album September”

Video Premiere: The Lost Brothers “Echoes In The Wind”

As regular site readers will know from our news item yesterday the legendary Howe Gelb will be joining Ireland’s Lost Brothers for a few dates next month, opening and performing with them.  Here’s a live version of a track from their last, Gelb-produced, album Halfway Towards A Healing.  It’s really very good and the dates … Continue reading “Video Premiere: The Lost Brothers “Echoes In The Wind””

Giant Sand + Patsy’s Rats, Oran Mor, Glasgow, 10th June 2018

Never a man to resist a whim, Howe Gelb has resurrected the band title he retired a few years back and re-recorded the first album which came out under the Giant Sand name, 1985’s ‘Valley of Rain’. The whys and wherefores for this are myriad perhaps but Gelb reasons that the original album suffered from … Continue reading “Giant Sand + Patsy’s Rats, Oran Mor, Glasgow, 10th June 2018”

Giant Sand return to their Valley of Rain

35 years after releasing their debut album, ‘Valley of Rain’, Howe Gelb and his Tucson based tearaways Giant Sand have only gone and re recorded the whole shebang and following on a clutch of shows in Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Norway they come to the UK and Ireland this week to let us hear how … Continue reading “Giant Sand return to their Valley of Rain”

The Lost Brothers “Halfway Towards A Healing” (Bird Dog Records 2018)

Here are two singer/songwriters from Ireland, Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland, now based in Liverpool. This is their fifth album, produced and recorded by Howe Gelb and Gabriel Sullivan (of Giant Sand fame) at the Dust and Stone Recording Studio in Tucson, Arizona. On the strength of their performance here, The Lost Brothers have secured … Continue reading “The Lost Brothers “Halfway Towards A Healing” (Bird Dog Records 2018)”

Lost Brothers return with new album, video – Watch

“The Lost Brothers’ harmonies are to die for, as near as a duo have got to the mastery of The Everlys and The Louvin Brothers’ tender close harmony singing that I’ve heard anywhere near these shores.” So says Richard Hawley of the Irish duo comprising Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland whose new album “Halfway Towards a … Continue reading “Lost Brothers return with new album, video – Watch”

Track premiere: Valparaiso “Bury My Body”

Valparaiso release their debut album ‘Broken Homeland’ tomorrow and they’ve shared the track Bury My Body from the record with us which features some striking vocals from Shannon Wright. The Parisian musical collective deriving from the cult band Jack The Ripper also features the voices and poetry of Phoebe Killdeer of Nouvelle Vague, Howe Gelb, … Continue reading “Track premiere: Valparaiso “Bury My Body””

Valparaiso “Broken Homeland” (Zamora, 2017)

This French collective rose from the corpse of Jack the Ripper (the French Band – named for the Nick Cave song) and provide a particularly Gallic flavoured brand of Americana. The four corners of their world are populated by Giant Sand, Spain (both Howe Gelb and Josh Haden guest), PJ Harvey and the Tindersticks, so … Continue reading “Valparaiso “Broken Homeland” (Zamora, 2017)”