Limited Edition Vinyl Recordings & Handmade Musical Artifacts from Tucson, AZ

The Gift Machine - Consolation Prize LP PIAPTK - 334

Limited Edition of only 200 on random mix color vinyl!

The new record from old PIAPTK buds, The Gift Machine! A co-release with Gift Machine's own New Tangles Label! 

If you haven't already picked up the excellet New Tangles LP we released a few years ago, we are running a special package deal. $35 for both!

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The Gift Machine is an indie rock/psych pop quartet (and sometimes more) currently based in rural North County San Diego. Forged in the
freakishly fervent creativity of the Pacific Northwest, The Gift Machine’s Dave Matthies has worked with an impressive list of Northwest
notables including Phil Elverum (The Microphones, Mount Eerie), Karl Blau, Little Wings, Lee Baggett, Your Heart Breaks, Laura Veirs, Bret
Lunsford (D+, Beat Happening) and many more.
After relocating to the San Diego several years ago and collaborating with now wife Andrea Gruber Matthies, Matthies has helmed The Gift
Machine through many albums of critical acclaim, touring the US, and even time on the CMJ album charts….but still has mostly stayed under
the radar.
“Consolation Prize” is full of fuzzed out sing alongs both sweet and gritty, featuring the beautifully intertwined voices of the husband and wife
team. With guitar interplay reminiscent of the Feelies or vintage Flying Nun thanks to guitarist Matt Lawson’s and Matthies’ thick layers of
bright and shimmering, spacious guitars, the songs are sweeping and cinematic, also belying a more modern dreampop/shoegaze influence.
The propulsive rhythm section of Alanna Cassidy and Andrea Gruber Matthies has a hopeful, forward momentum at a steady pace.

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Ltd Ed of 200