Thursday, May 24, 2007

Giant Bear home show 66: Giant Bear, five-piece orchestral funkabilly band, spawns from Memphis, TN and its tradition of honest, heartfelt music. But they're never home for long, touring continuously and playing almost a year's worth of shows during their adolescent tenure. Giant Bear celebrates a two year anniversary with a month long west coast tour in May, 2007. The tour is in support of their self-titled second LP, which will be available mid-June 2007. The album is enormous musically, showcasing a variety of established guest musicians all well loved in Memphis, adding accordion, pedal steel, Hammond B3 and slide guitar. Despite how big their music is sonically, the songs originate with the theory that music is best when it's simple and the stories are straightforward :

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