The Gifted Children

Rochester/Buffalo, New York-based modest-fi indie-pop band The Gifted Children sent some reps up here to check out our Wintergaze Festival show a couple weeks back and give us some CDs and 7″s. It’s a little too tempting to resist comparing them to Guided By Voices/Robert Pollard, with whom they share a knack for busting out short, solid pop songs of a certain breed at a furious rate (“5 albums and 15 EPs in the past two years alone,” according to their website). Though instead of the Who/Beatles/classic rock worship, it’s the past 30 years of indie rock on the pedastle, so everything’s a little weirder, more sensitive. The cut below, “Parachutes”, is off their recent Fallacy Stilts EP, available as a free download off the aforementioned website.

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