THE GIFT

One of my favorite bands that I ever met on the road was D.C.'s legendary TURBOSLUT. They were four women resurrecting the spirit of bands like SPITBOY while putting their own spin on the genre, especially their later stuff which had a definite noisy-sludge element happening. Unfortunately for the human race, they broke up a few years back. I was crestfallen upon receiving this news, and my fellow bandmates and I tried diligently to convince the ladies to reunite so we could tour Australia. I recall very distinctly sitting outside of the van in Austin late one night before a show pleading with various members of the band. It just wasn't meant to be. Luckily, I kept in touch with vocalist/guitarist/life coach Beck, and she sent me a demo tape of her new band in the mail this past month.

They are called THE GIFT. While retaining the bleak lyrical content and punk edge of Turboslut, the songs have a noisy grunge influence that really set them apart. The vocals are heavier on the singing, with some shrieks thrown in at the right moment. One song starts off really pop-punkish and transitions flawlessly into straight up dissonant black metal, complete with blast beat.

My favorite thing about this band is how they really don't sound like any other band happening right now, even though you can hear strands of different genres spread out in these songs.

Word has it that they might be down here in October to play with GHASTLY CITY SLEEP. More details as I get them.

THE GIFT - DEMO

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18 comments:

  1. 一個人的快樂,不是因為他擁有的多,而是他計較的少。..................................................

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  2. 人並不是生來要吃敗仗的。人可被毀滅,但不可被擊倒。.................................................................

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  3. 真正仁慈的人,會忘記他們做過的善行,他們全心投入現在的工作,過去的事已被遺忘。..................................................

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  4. 人應該做自己認為對的事,而不是一味跟著群眾的建議走。..................................................

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  5. 人並不是生來要吃敗仗的。人可被毀滅,但不可被擊倒。..................................................................

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  6. 不論做什麼事,相信自己,別讓別人的一句話,把你擊倒。..................................................

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