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 label mates GRAYCEON (*TL 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 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.”


Visit 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!




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