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19 November 2014: We're still here... Working on this year's Christmas album, along with a few EP releases for early 2015. And, as next year marks our 20th anniversary, we're also working out the tracklisting for a double vinyl retrospective that features the best of the gifted children over the years. More info on all of this stuff coming soon!

07 June 2014: We'll be playing a rare live show this Saturday, June 7th!

Saturday, June 7th @ 9p
Monty's Krown
875 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY

Nick Walter (Rochester, NY)
the gifted children
People Skills (Dover, NH)
Hope to see you at our first Rochester show in 2014...

04 May 2014: Jeff will be appearing on the final Normal Happiness show on WITR 89.7FM Rochester between 5 and 6p today. Listen live online to a few acoustic versions of gifted children songs and a bit of interview!

28 March 2014: You can listen to and download the title track from our forthcoming EP, Bethesda Maroons You. This is a wistful 2-minute slice of 1960s-influenced pop, filtered through our indie rock lens. Or something like that...

19 December 2013: Our sixth annual Christmas release is out, and it's free! You can download the 82MB .zip file , which includes all MP3s and cover art, or you can listen to and download individual tracks below:

8 October 2013: We recently found a few recent online mentions of the gifted children and thought we'd share them -

We came in at #9 on buffaBLOG's Top 10 Rochester tracks of 2012.

Indie Rock Cafe had some nice words to say about us in their recent 'In Dee Mail' feature.

This post about pairing drugs with local music, by the Rochester Insomniac blog, lists us as the Rochester band to listen to when buzzed on painkillers.

30 September 2013: The excellent Color Is Its Own Reward music blog just published a lengthy interview with Jeff, in which he talks in detail about the past, present and future of the gifted children.

06 April 2013: Filmmaker Cameron Jutte just released a video for our song
"how important the local creek" (from the album always stay sweet):



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