Diversions :: Gift Horse

The weather in Austin during SXSW is typically in the 80s, and this year was no different--until the final day; on Saturday it dropped to a high of 38 degrees. No one was dressed/prepared for it. After four days of running around Austin I decided to spend the majority of my afternoon camped out at 40 Watt party catching up with old friends and seeing music. One the bands I caught during the beginning of the day was Gift Horse. Performing on the sidestage, outside, the cold only seemed to fortify the band as they bashed through thirty-plus minutes of damaged sludge-rock.

On the heels of their new LP, Mountain of Youth, we caught up with the trio as they reflect on their hometown of Athens, GA's rich, and varied, musical legacy.

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