I caught Gift a while back opening up for Frankie and the Witch Fingers, but didn’t realize that the standout single from their set, “Gumball Garden” had been released. The Brooklyn band mixes psych-pop grandeur through an obfuscation of shoegaze dynamics. The mix worked well in the live setting as well, especially when the band tore into the multiple crests of this lead-off single. Capturing some of the early aughts love for layered psych pop, the band stretches out like Secret Machines at times, quenches fires with dry ice riffs like Serena-Maneesh at others. The single’s a great into the band’s candy floss and C4 stylings. Their debut LP, Momentary Presence is out October 14th from Dedstrange.
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