Giant Sand, originally The Giant Sandworms, is an American rock band formed in 1985, based in Tucson, Arizona, USA (although Los Angeles, California was its home for many years). Overseen by singer-songwriter-guitarist-pianist Howe Gelb, its membership has shifted over the years and every album has the spirit of the current members.
After considering a solo project- after 30 years of Giant Sand - Gelb assembled a new edition of the band in 2018, featuring guitarists Annie Dolan and Gabriel Sullivan, drummer Winston Watson, and bassists Scott Garber and Thøger T. Lund. The new band picked up where Giant Sand started out with the album Returns to Valley of Rain, in which they recorded new interpretations of the songs from Giant Sand's 1985 debut. 2020 brought an expanded and remastered reissue of 1991's Ramp , featuring a bonus LP of live material.