Ratings and Reviews
Easily my favorite band since 2010. I have loved them ever since, because all of their songs have so much thought put into them. They are truly special, but just haven’t had the exposure yet. This album is a must have.
Love this album. Its catchy and original songs have remained my favorites for three years!
This is a fantastic album. Each and every song is a pleasure to listen to. Any time I need a pick me up, I put on this album. Great talented musicians.
Lafayette, Louisiana-based indie rockers GIVERS formed in the late 2000s around the talents of Kirby Campbell (drums/samples/vocals), Taylor Guarisco (guitar/vocals), Tif Lamson (vocals/percussion/ukulele), Josh Leblanc (bass), and William Henderson (synths/samples/vocals). Steeped in the culture and traditions of their native Louisiana, the band's self-described "Afro-beat, dancey pants, indie pop love music," which relies heavily on the spirited back-and-forth vocals of Lamson and Guarisco, has been compared to bands like Vampire Weekend, Dirty Projectors, and Mates of State. The group's eponymous debut EP arrived in 2009 on Valcour Records. In 2011, after replacing Henderson with Nick Stephan, the band released its full-length debut, In Light, on Glassnote. Still colorful but more serious in tone, the New Kingdom LP followed in 2015. The single "Collide" appeared in April 2018. ~ James Christopher Monger
- Lafayette, LA