Giant Sand – The Love Songs, Long Stem Rant & Swerve (reissues)

After a somewhat welcome mid-wintertime pause in a reissue program that’s destined to exhaust wallets and storage space well across 2011 - and perhaps beyond - here comes three more carefully restored antique Giant Sand pieces from Fire Records.  Capturing the first of many transitional phases in the group’s history, this latest trio of relics – … [Read more...]

The Dream Syndicate – Medicine Show (expanded reissue)

With 1982’s The Days Of Wine And Roses forever being the defining post-punk classic in Steve Wynn’s early career leading The Dream Syndicate, it’s perhaps been inevitable that its misunderstood sophomore sequel – 1984’s Medicine Show - has suffered unfairly in comparison and from its prolonged exclusion from the CD world.  Finally back in print - … [Read more...]