Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Arena Gigante

"The rain disregards any agenda under the stars..." So Howe Gelb of Giant Sand-fame went all the way to Córdoba in sunny Spain to record an album with a local bunch of gypsy flamenco pickers. The resulting Alegrías just may be one of the most surprising, uplifting albums you'll hear this year.

Howe Gelb & A Band Of Gypsies - 4 Door Mavericks MP3

And as Fire Records happens to be in the process of re-releasing the complete Giant Sand back catalogue, here's a couple of their golden desert-rock oldies.

Giant Sand - Pathfinder MP3
Giant Sand - Mountain Of Love MP3


Holly said...

Just want to second the wonderfulness of this lp. :-)

Simon said...

Can I third the wonderfulness of this record! It really is very good.