Gift Horse VA
Gift Horse VA offers a rollicking psych-pop roller coaster ride that will take you places that might seem familiar...if only they weren't so strangely off somehow. Hailing from Charlottesville, Virginia, the band has defined itself to some extent in opposition to the bland roots rock that is so prominent in the region these days, writing music full of slightly strange unrock chords, unusual tonal structures, hectic guitars, and intelligent lyrics. At the same time though, the band's songs are drenched with a fuzzy power pop sweetness that somehow seems decidedly Southern. The songs "Prince Issues" and "Circuit Breaker" come from Gift Horse VA's debut album, the simply titled &.