Local Review: Gift Anon – Mum’s the Word

Local Review: Gift Anon – Mum’s the Word

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Mum’s the Word

Gift Anon = Radiohead + Sunny Day Real Estate

Scattered offbeat drumming blends perfectly with guitar strumming that gets chunky like Radiohead sometimes (“Heaven Help Us”) and jagged and slanted, like peaks on a marathon-runner’s heart monitor, at othes. Heaps of reverb helps the darkness go down smooth and sugary, but in your stomach, it’ll explode with Gift Anon. Eerie, amazing, abstract songwriting layered over with Brent’s voice comes out best on tom-driven “Oh No, Oh No You Don’t.” Believe me, the pain will never end