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Translation Loss Records signs Giant Squid

Thursday, June 18, 2009 9:05 AM PT / 4,064 views
Official press release: Translation Loss Records is extremely pleased to announce the signing of San Francisco's Giant Squid. Translation Loss Records will release The Ichthyologist this summer in correlation with the bands summer tour alongside labelmates Grayceon (Translation Loss has a Giant Squid/Grayceon split planned for 2010). Engineered, mixed and produced by Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Pearl Jam), The Ichthyologist was self-released earlier this year by the band as a work in progress and has now been tweaked with parts being completely re-recorded and remixed due to the band's constant strive for perfection from their mastermind/lunatic, Aaron John Gregory. The record will also be repackaged with completely redone/original art by legendary, world-renowned cartoon artist, Sam Kieth (The Maxx, Batman, The Sandman). The band's lineup is rounded out by Jackie Perez Gratz of Amber Asylum/Grayceon, Bryan Ray Beeson and Christopher Melville Lyman. Giant Squid's last record was released via The End Records and the band has since appeared on a tribute to Syd Barrett late last year alongside Pentagram, Kylesa and Jesu. Christian McKenna from Translation Loss had this to say about the signing: "After floating around with Drew (TL) and Aaron in the Pacific right by Alcatraz collecting mollusks while avoiding sharks and paparazzi for several hours... the three of us decided it was a no brainer to work together. Giant Squid is completely unique to anything going on in heavy music nowadays and we couldn't be happier to be along for the ride." Visit www.myspace.com/giantsquid to check out the up to date information on the bands upcoming summer tour and current sound clips from The Ichthyologist. New remixed and re-mastered songs from the band's Translation Loss debut will be posted soon. Giant Squid tour dates: 6/26 Petaluma, CA @ The Phoenix Theater, w/ Slough Feg, Helms Alee, more 6/27 Chico, CA @ Cafe Coda w/ La Fin Du Monde, Helms Alee 7/30 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside w/ Black Cobra, Grayceon, Cormorant 7/31 Sacramento, CA @ Old Ironsides w/ Grayceon, Them Hills, Young Aundee 8/1 Portland, OR @ Rotture w/ Thrones, Grayceon, Sedan 8/2 Boise, ID @ Gusto's w/ Grayceon, Pussygutt, Manville 8/3 Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge w/ Grayceon, Nine Worlds, Eagle Twin 8/4 Denver, CO @ 3 Kings w/ Grayceon, Kingdom of Magic 8/5 Omaha, NE @ O'Leavers w/ Grayceon, Lepers 8/6 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium w/ Grayceon, Sleeping In Gethsemane 8/7 Minneapolis, MN @ The Hexagon w/ Grayceon, Iron Thrones, Frontier 8/8 Chicago, IL @ TBA w/ Grayceon 8/9 Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar w/ Grayceon 8/10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers w/ Grayceon, Bloody Panda 8/11 Cleveland, OH @ TBA w/ Grayceon 8/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool w/ Grayceon, Hull 8/13 Providence, RI @ Machines With Magnets w/ Grayceon, Loon, Bellows 8/14 Philadelphia, PA @ TBA w/ Grayceon, Rosetta, Cable 8/15 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone w/ Grayceon, Black Skies 8/16 Birmingham, AL @ TBA 8/17 Shreveport, LA @ Mia's w/ Ketea 8/18 New Orleans, LA @ TBA 8/19 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music 8/20 Lawrence, KS @ TBA 8/21 Oklahoma City, OK @ TBA 8/22 Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ Lions Of Tsavo, Watching The Moon



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