About Giant Sand

Giant Sand is an American rock band, based in Tucson, Arizona, USA. The name is shortened from the original Giant Sandworms, a reference to the creatures in the Dune books.

Overseen originally  by singer-songwriter Howe Gelb, its membership has shifted over the years with each album.  They continue to record and usually have an album out every year as they have done since 1985.

Gelb’s approach to music is collaborative and he has recorded with a number of side projects.

In a 2004 interview with Gelb, The Guardian wrote “Gelb’s way of dealing with it was to treat Giant Sand (not to be confused with his 1970s electro-rock band Giant Sandworms) as a loose, uncompetitive, mutually supportive musical collective, a place for friends to hang out and play.

‘I just liked the idea of having this kind of removed world, this brotherhood—the idea of a band being something more than a front person or dealing with the throes of fame.’

Giant Sand & Howe  continues to tour all over the world.

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