The upcoming album from atmospheric desert-rock band Giant Sand,
Chore of Enchantment (March 18), features contributions from
ex-Lemonheads leader Evan Dando and singer/songwriters
Juliana Hatfield and Kevin Salem, according to Thrill Jockey
Records. The disc was co-produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey)
and Jim Dickinson (Bob Dylan, the Replacements),
with the latter also playing Mellotron and keyboards on a number of songs.