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Giant Squid break up. FTW. I hate life now.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 8:55 PM (PST)

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West coast innovators Giant Squid have made several underground (underwater?) classics in recent years and sadly might be done for now.

Read the statement HERE.

The amount of disdain this fills me with for all the shitty bands I usually try to ignore who clog the arteries of the music world is palpable.

Damn it. Truly one of the best bands out there. But the records will remain for those lucky to find them. Some bands make a few albums and break up while copying trends along the way. GS made the ichthyologist . ‘Nuff said.

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Giant Squid make “Sixty Foot Waves”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 9:13 AM (PST)

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San Francisco progressive doom-rock scientists, GIANT SQUID will release their anxiously-awaited fifth LP, Minoans, October 28 via Translation Loss Records. Recorded and mixed with engineer Tim Green (Earthless, Melvins) at Louder Studios in Grass Valley, CA. Every time the good ship Squid release something new I get a thrill like being tickled by lots of otherworldly happy rock n roll tentacles, in a good way.

In celebration of the impending release, Burning Ambulance rolls out the new GIANT SQUID song “Sixty Foot Waves“, the premiere including an extensive Q&A with the band’s Aaron John Gregory. Check out the multimedia sneak preview today at THIS location.

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Giant Squid set to return with “Minoans”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 10:06 AM (PST)

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San Francisco progressive doom-rock scientists, GIANT SQUID will release their anxiously-awaited fifth LP Minoans October 28 via Translation Loss Records. Recorded and mixed with engineer Tim Green (Earthless, Melvins) at Louder Studios in Grass Valley, CA, the record sees the avant-garde band at their most refined, focused and vital as it fully embraces its Mediterranean leanings and lyrically excavates one of the earliest civilizations known to history; examining how the aquatic demise of the ancient proto-Greek people may foretell our own end. Minoans is the follow up to GIANT SQUID’s 2011 release Cenotes, an album that was hailed as “science sludge” by Pitchfork and “earthy, experimental doom metal à la Neurosis” by Revolver.

GIANT SQUID has been wielding palatial vocals and enormous waves of cello, keys, and exotic sludge riffs for over ten years, garnering universal critical acclaim. On Minoans, marine biology and natural history metaphorically collide with heartbreaking stories of historic human tragedy; resulting in some of the most emotional and sincere music being made today in any underground scene. Recorded this past June and tested live over the summer supporting like-minded peers YOB, Minoans is crushingly heavy, exotically beautiful, a musical; GIANT SQUID’s finest hour to date. Conceptual artwork created by guitarist / vocalist Aaron John Gregory adds to soaring scope of this ambitious album.

“Minoans is the record I’ve always known Giant Squid could make; ancient, exotic and other-worldly, while showing a new level of refined focus,” comments Gregory. “Lyrically, the album is a giant love letter to the Mediterranean and specifically Bronze-age Greece – a region, people, and time period that deeply fascinates me – and which I feel mirrors these heartbreakingly brutal, turbulent times we live in today.”

Check out an interactive art piece on the demise of the Minoans HERE.

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