In these days of wine and leftovers, when we begin to fear that we won’t be allowed to board our return flight because we’ve eaten so much Toffifee that we no longer resemble the person we were back when our photo ID was issued, it’s nice to listen to Howe Gelb.
I’m kind of a big Howe Gelb fan, a Giant Stan, if you will. But even I’m shocked at how much music the dude has released this year. Check out his Bandcamp page for more info. “Holiday Eyes” is from Melted Wires, a digital-only release that came out in November, and features guest appearances from several members of Calexico, some of whom are former members of Giant Sand.