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Blue Monster

by Giftshop

Released 2017
Released 2017
CBGB's style punk mixed with 21st century pop hooks.
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Meghan Taylor fronts the band that specializes in CBGB's style punk mixed with 21st century pop hooks. Musolist Morning Commute calls the Astoria scene-makers "One of my favorite NYC bands." BLUE MONSTER is GIFTSHOP's 3rd EP. The previously released two singles offer a raucous original anthem in "Cill the Choreographer" and a bull's-eye ballad cover of The Motels "Only the Lonely."

Blue Monster Singles

by Giftshop

Released 2016
Released 2016
GIFTSHOP's first two singles off their 3rd EP Blue Monster offers a raucous original anthem in "Cill the Choreographer" and a bull's-eye ballad cover of The Motels "Only the Lonely".
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GIFTSHOP formed in 2007 when indie trio The Hi-Scores joined Meghan Taylor, vocalist for Rochester, NY band Bee Eater. Championing CGBG’s punk/pop style from the streets of New York City, GIFTSHOP's hi-energy stage shows have earned them a dedicated following in NYC nightclubs. The band draws on broad influences ranging from BIG 80's to PUNK, channeling a sound that’s familiar yet fresh.

TOURIST TRAP

by GIFTSHOP

Indie
Indie

800 Million

by Giftshop

Released 2009
Released 2009
"The sweet and vicious vocals of Meghan Taylor and her powerful band Giftshop bring a Punk Rock/Alternative CBGB's sensibility into the 21st Century. If you buy one re-issue EP this year get 800 Million!" -Tuneskene Oct. 2012
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Hailing from New York City, Giftshop originated in the summer of 2007 as a collaboration between Meghan Taylor (lead vocalist for the Rochester-based band, Bee-Eater) and the former members of The Hi-Scores Matt Santoro (guitar), Damian Eckstein (bass) and Joel Basciani (drums). Their hybrid of indie and punk with pop hooks bring to mind powerful female fronted groups such as Joan Jett, Pat Benetar, Be Your Own Pet, The Devotchkas, and The Lunachicks. The foursome landed …
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Shine

by Giftshop

Released 2014
Released 2014
Giftshop drops a guitar driven dirge-y HIT that is propelled by Meghan Taylor's haunting and gritty vocals.
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Shine is the second single off the GIFTSHOP Tourist Trap EP.

You Can't Make Me

by Giftshop

Released 2013
Released 2013
The driving riff, punk/ska attitude, and catchy hook makes it irresistible not to put your fist in the air and sing along with chorus!
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"You Can't Make Me" is the smash single from Giftshop's second EP!

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