Andrew Hamlin 11:30 a.m., July 19
The Gift Machine
RIYL: Red Fox Tails
- "Love's Hose" · June 17, 2015
Inception: San Diego, 1999
Psych rock indie pop quartet the Gift Machine features the husband/wife team of Dave Matthies (originally from the Pacific Northwest) and Andrea Matthies (born and bred in Carlsbad), alongside Dan Chambers on guitar and keyboards and Felipe Benavides (Red Fox Tails) on bass.
Dave Matthies, who owns a video production company called Cowboy Mustache, has collaborated with with a long list of Northwest notables including the Microphones/Mount Eerie, Little Wings, Karl Blau, the Murder City Devils, and more. He also ran
KNW-YR-OWN records with Bret Lunsford (Beat Happening, D+) and was co-founder of the What the Heck Festival in Anacortes, WA. His day job involves creating special effects graphics for reality shows.
The band released their full-length Hard Facts Are Still Uncertain in February 2015. A split seven-inch with another local husband-and-wife band, the Oxen, was released in October 2017. "We'll be releasing two videos for each of the tracks and cameo in each other videos, as well as some guest appearances from other North County bands," said Dave Matthies at the time.