Currently in Europe with Gelb, his song project has already notched 50 entries.
BLURT fave Gabriel Sullivan—the Tucson songwriter/rocker and current Giant Giant Sand member who we’ve profiled in the past and reviewed his albums—will be opening for and accompanying Howe Gelb on his 2014 February/March European Tour. Sullivan will be performing solo, and with collaborations by band mates Howe Gelb, Thøger Lund, and special guest Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley.
A prolific solo artist and band leader, Sullivan has recently launched a write, record and post-one-song-a-day project called “The Crucible.” The project is strictly all new original material, ranging from fully hashed out productions to lo-fi sounding demos. Recorded everywhere from studios and green rooms to cars, bedrooms and bathrooms, the project is now reaching over 50 songs. A blog for the page has been set up with small entries accompanying each song explaining the inspiration and instrumentation.
A limited hand numbered run of 7″ lathe cut picture discs will be released of the song a day track, “The Hidden Mothers.” It will be available online and on the upcoming European tour.
Sullivan has released several solo albums in the last several years, as well as releases with two of his current bands, Taraf de Tucson and Chicha Dust. Releases include Gabriel Sullivan – Where The Bad Ones Go, Taraf de Tucson – None Of This Is Mine, and Chicha Dust – Live at The Dust Ballroom.
Through the tour and song-a-day project, Sullivan is putting final touches on a new studio solo album. It was recorded in the summer of 2013 in Denmark with Giant Sand as the backing band. The record is still looking for a home, but is expected to be released in 2014.