Scott and Tanya Paul are the husband and wife musical team that front THE SUN GIANTS out of Seattle, Washington, joined by Ryan Gill powering the drum kit. It all adds up to one infectious, bluesy desert rock trio. The album before us started out as the EP, ‘Red Silver,’ recorded by none other than Mos Generator mastermind Tony Reed at Heavy Head Studios. As the year progressed, it was fleshed out into this eight-track full-length, featuring art and design by the drummer, Ryan. This new album 'Orion’ is definitely among my Top 10 favorite releases by a Northwest artist in 2015....
"The album opens its account with the rip roaring, foot to the floor rocker “Voodoo Eyes” all fuzzed up guitar and deeply distorted bass all underpinned with bombastic, Bonham-esque drums. It’s almost a relief when Scott Paul comes in with his vocal, neat melodic and clean with a slight grunginess in its delivery...." CONTINUE READING
Voodoo Eyes, filmed on December 21, 2014 at the Josephine Bonaparte in Ballard. Directed by Tobias Cron, filmed by Chris Schanz and David Knottnerus, Edited and Produced by Chris Schanz. "Voodoo Eyes" recorded at Heavy Head Studios by Tony Reed. Featuring the art of Darrell Paul.
The Sun Giants are a Seattle band that, in the words of their bassist Tanya Paul “aim to always have a good time with good honest people and have a blast with what the universe unfolds for us. Its fucking fantastic.”
Fantastic is the precisely the word that came to mind when Chris Schanz (the photographer who we feature quite a bit on Doomed & Stoned) shared the music video with me last night, which also features founding member Scott Paul on vocals & guitar and Ryan Gill on drums.
Explains Chris: “The Sun Giants rented the Josephine Bonaparte theater in Ballard for the day. Tobias Cron from Power Skeleton directed. I tagged David Knottnerus to be my backup before he went off to the Art Institute (he shoots in Tacoma - C.F.A.). Scott’s brother, Darrell Paul came up with the concept of the mad scientist and constructed ALL the props. He’s a mad genius!”
Tanya concurs: “Really and truly, that guy is a genius with his art work,” adding: “The group of people that Scott had hand picked couldn’t have worked out better. The chemistry amongst all of us was absolutely fantastic.”
Here are some of the production stills (via Chris Schanz) that will help you to appreciate the genius of all involved (and even more here)!