"The missing link between Blondie and The Distillers."
Delarue, New York Music Daily April 26, 2019
Meghan Taylor: Lead Vocals
Matt Santoro: Guitars
Damian Eckstein: Bass
Jordan Kramer: Drums
Lead singer Meghan Taylor fronts the quartet that specializes in CBGB's style punk mixed with 21st century pop hooks. The Astoria scene makers deliver energetic live shows that immediately convert new listeners to die hard fans. This year the band made their first remote recording in true pandemic mode with STYLISH JUNKIE - the single for 2020. The band managed to squeeze in two indoor gigs; at Gussy's in Astoria and Parkside Lounge in Manhattan before the pandemic pause shut down the local live music scene. September brought a wonderful opportunity to perform outdoors at CultureLab LIC where some spectacular live footage was obtained for the Stylish Junkie music video.
GIFTSHOP has enjoyed ten plus years in NYC as underground indie influencers. Their latest EP BigInAstoria features an eclectic array of genre-hacking ear candy - delicious for every listener! Their BLUE MONSTER EP was included in music writer Dave Cromwell's Best of 2017. Check iTunes, CD Baby and Spotify for BLUE MONSTER and Tarbeach Records for the blue vinyl single. The band has enjoyed multiple appearances on The Rodent Hour radio show and made their podcast debut in August 2020 with Anthony Knox for the Cowbell Triangle & Kazoo interview series.
Thanks for playing GIFTSHOP tunes on the radio at: Radio Free Brooklyn, Charlie Mason Radio for Moment of Eclection, LuckyStarRadio.com, The Underground Garage with Rodney Bingenheimer, Little Water Radio, KOR Radio, Radio Buzz 101, Rock Bottom Radio (Australia), The Mike Rogers Show (Tokyo), Sick Podcasting Collective at Hanks Alternative Radio, Testifying Time Punk Rock Radio on VillageFM (Scotland), Ouest Track Radio (Le Havre, France), Musolist Radio, Queens of Noize (Australia), Real Punk Radio (NYC), Belter-Radio, UK and in regular rotation at Charles Mason Radio. Two GIFTSHOP tunes are part of the 2020 Otto's Shrunken Head Pandemic Punch collection. GIFTSHOP is featured on the following 2019 bandcamp music compilations: Making A Scene 2019 Edition 2, Let's Make Some Noise Together NYC 2019 Vol 1, Let's Make Some Noise Together USA Punk Vol 2.
GIFTSHOP WAS HERE:
Ace of Clubs, NYC | Arlene’s Grocery, NYC | The Arlo NOMAD, NYC | Athens Square Park, Queens | Athens Triangle: Astoria Music & Arts Block Party, Queens | Astoria Park, Queens | Bar East, NYC | Bar Matchless, BKLYN | The Bitter End, NYC | Blaggards, NYC | Bowery Electric, NYC | Cakeshop, NYC | Century Bar, Philadelphia | Coney Island Baby, NYC | Connolly’s Klub 45, NYC | Crash Mansion, NYC | CultureLab LIC, Long Island City, NY | The Delancey, NYC | Desmond's Tavern, NYC | Dominie’s, Queens | Don Hill’s, NYC | Fontana’s, NYC | The Grand Victory, BKLYN | Gussy’s, Queens | HIFI Bar, NYC | Hogan’s Hideaway for Park AVE Summer Arts Festival, Rochester | Irish Whiskey Bar, Queens | John Street Grill, NYC | Leftfield, NYC | LIC Bar, Queens | LIC Beer Project, Queens | The LetLove Inn, Queens | Lovecraft, NYC | The Lovin’ Cup, Rochester | Lucky 13 Saloon, BKLYN | The Lucky Cat, BKLYN | Maestro's, Bronx | Make Music New York Summer Festival | Muchmore’s, BKLYN | National Underground, NYC | North Fourth, BKLYN | Olde Prague Tavern, Queens | Otto’s Shrunken Head, NYC | Parkside Lounge, NYC | Pianos, NYC | Public Assembly, BKLYN | R-Bar, NYC | Rehab, NYC | Rodent Hour Radio, BKLYN | Shillelagh Tavern, Queens | Skylark Lounge, Rochester | SOFAR SOUNDS Chinatown Headquarters, NYC | Stathakion Center, Queens | Sullivan Hall, NYC | Tobacco Road, NYC | Tompkins Square Park, NYC |The Trash Bar, BKLYN | Underscore, NYC | The Well, BKLYN