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Prompting comparisons to rootsy alternative stars Cracker and various '70s rockers, Gifthorse's debut, Excess, Lies and Heather's Arrest, made a modest critical splash. Released in 1999 at just about the high point of alternative pointlessness, Gifthorse offered a minimal take on modern rock that recalled some of the original indie stars who ignited the genre. Tracks like "Excess" and "Heather's Arrest" garnered a modicum of college and modern rock airplay, but this Pinch Hit Records release never had a chance at taking off commercially, what with the major-label lockout of big-market radio and MTV. Gifthorse gave it their best shot, though, and on this debut they prove themselves to be more than capable in the songwriting and performance categories. A bit of an alternative find, music fans will do well to go ahead and snag a copy of Excess, Lies and Heather's Arrest if they're lucky enough to stumble upon it in the bargain racks at their local record store.


Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s

Formed in Los Angeles in 1996, Gift Horse was first conceived when Sven "Svendrix" Spieker (a German guitarist, and passionate Jimi Hendrix fan as the nickname would suggest) and Bret Levick met. Having been raised in Paris, Levick perhaps had a particular European sensibility in common with Spieker that manifested itself in a love of certain shared musical influences. For whatever reason, the two quickly became songwriting partners. Classic rockers like David Bowie, the Beatles, and Iggy Pop were...
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