Photo: Chris Chan Lee

Three-piece Los Angeles band Some Gifts crafts hook-y, energetic art-rock with alternative and punk influences.

The band formed in 2013 when singer/guitarist Vic Lazar (formerly of Buffalo, NY bands Patrons of Sweet and Knife Crazy) began jamming with drummer Steve Aguilera, who then recruited longtime friend and fellow musician Mike Jung for bass duty.

Some Gifts quickly began playing shows in Los Angeles and Orange County, and has since released two digital EPs: the debut All These Ghosts, and the followup System Failure EP.

The band has been featured on Thought Catalog as one of 6 Awesome Bands You Need to Know Now, was an Artist of the Month nominee in The Deli music magazine, and has been covered on music blogs including Buzzbands.la and Obscure Sound.

Some Gifts will release their second album, Facts?!?, in fall 2018.