Take a step back a dozen years. The year was 2000 and Giant Sand was releasing their LP for Chore of Enchantment. Member Rainer Ptacek had just passed; Joey Burns and John Convertino broke away to focus on Calexico instead. Main man Howe Gelb, though, stood his ground and continued to release albums under the Giant Sand name, as well as under his own — this continues to today; Gelb released Alegrias earlier this year.
Fire Records and Giant Sand have come together (again) and are reissuing this highly-cherished release. Included in this double-LP are nineteen tracks of Americana meets folk rock, fronted by Gelb’s deep and airy vocals and backed by a full and pleasant set of instruments.
Chore of Enchantment was reissued last week and is available now. Check out “Shiver” from the album below, and head over to Fire Records to grab the LP!
Download: “Shiver” by Giant Sand