The Roots of 'GIANT' Dorian Anthony Alexander Tajbakhsh, better known as Dorian Taj, is a guitarist and singer/songwriter from Chicago, IL. He made his first records with the hardcore punk band Articles of Faith, whom he joined just prior to the recording of their first album, 'Give Thanks' produced by Bob Mould. Afterwards, he played in the local noise band, End Result, appearing on their lone release, a 12' EP called 'Ward' released on Steve Albini's Ruthless label.. He later formed a rock band called 'Wait For Light'. After living in Los Angeles for a time, the band returned to Chicago to record the debut Album at Phil Bonnet's Solid Sound. After a European tour Wait For Light disbanded. D.T. eventually began performing with a band under his own name, the longest being the the Aaron Bakker, Tom Atteberry, Alex Moore/Danny Severson incarnation. Releasing the Puppet Record (Joe Irizarry, John Hiler sessions), The Tobacco Record (The Dave Trumfio sessions), and The Hating Game (Dan Dietrick, Ed Tinley, Jeff Boyd sessions).The current band which features Anthony Rubino-guitar, Justin Loftus-bass, Josh Hudson-piano and guitar, and Danny Severson-drums have finished the new album "Giant" which is now released (2014). 'Giant' was recorded in Chicago at Pieholden Studio for the basic tracks and Lunchroom Audio in Austin Texas for overdubs and mixing. The Record was produced and mixed by Alex Moore and mastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering in Chicago. One of the highlights on the album is the collaboration of 'No Future' Between Dorian and Kevin Junior of the Chamber Strings. Art direction and design by Martin Cimek.
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