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Giant Squid Signs To Translation Loss Records

Translation Loss Records has announced the signing of San Francisco’s GIANT SQUID. Translation Loss Records will release "The Ichthyologist" this summer in correlation with the band's summer tour alongside label mates GRAYCEON. 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 BARRET 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.”

You can check out some sound clips from “The Ichthyologist” on the band's MySpace page. New remixed and re-mastered songs from the band’s Translation Loss debut will be posted soon.

Here are the latest Giant Squid tour dates:

Jun 19 2009 @ Forthrite Screenprinting, Karyn Crisis Art Show - FREE! Oakland, California
Jun 26 2009 @ The Phoenix Theater, w/ Slough Feg, Cormorant, Helms Alee, La Fin Du Monde Petaluma, California
Jun 27 2009 @ Cafe Coda W/ La Fin Du Monde, Helms Alee Chico, California
Jul 30 2009 @ Thee Parkside w/ Black Cobra, Grayceon, Cormorant San Francisco, California
Jul 31 2009 @ Old Ironsides w/ Grayceon, Them Hills, Young Aundee Sacramento, California
Aug 1 2009 @ Rotture w/ Thrones, Grayceon, Sedan Portland, Oregon
Aug 2 2009 @ Gusto’s w/ Grayceon, Pussygut Boise, Idaho
Aug 3 2009 @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge w/ Grayceon, Nine Worlds, Eagle Twin Salt Lake City, Utah
Aug 4 2009 @ Bar Bar w/ Grayceon, Kingdom of Magic Denver, Colorado
Aug 5 2009 @ O’Leavers w/ Grayceon, Lepers Omaha, Nebraska
Aug 6 2009 @ The Aquarium w/ Grayceon, Sleeping In Gethsemane Fargo, North Dakota
Aug 7 2009 @ The Hexagon w/ Grayceon, Iron Thrones, Frontier Minneapolis, Minnesota
Aug 8 2009 @ U.S. Tour w/ Grayceon Chicago, Illinois
Aug 9 2009 @ Mac’s Bar w/ Grayceon Lansing, Michigan
Aug 10 2009 @ Howlers w/ Grayceon, Bloody Panda Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Aug 11 2009 @ US tour w/ Grayceon Cleveland, Ohio
Aug 12 2009 @ Union Pool w/ Grayceon, Hull Brooklyn, New York
Aug 13 2009 @ Machines With Magnets w/ Grayceon, Loon, Bellows Providence, Rhode Island
Aug 14 2009 @ TBA w/ Grayceon, Rosetta and Cable Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 15 2009 @ The Milestone w/Grayceon Charlotte, North Carolina
Aug 16 2009 @ U.S. Tour Birmingham, Alabama
Aug 17 2009 @ Mia’s w/ Ketea Shreveport, Louisiana
Aug 18 2009 @ U.S. Tour New Orleans, Louisiana
Aug 19 2009 @ Downtown Music Little Rock, Arkansas
Aug 20 2009 @ U.S. Tour Lawrence, Kansas
Aug 21 2009 @ U.S. Tour Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Aug 22 2009 @ Red 7 w/ Lions Of Tsavo, Watching The Moon Austin, Texas

Translation Loss Records also has a Giant Squid / Grayceon split CD planned for 2010.

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