13 Songs, 56 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Percolating with syncopated rhythms that reflect their background playing zydeco and Cajun music, Louisiana quintet GIVERS bring a pan-genre breadth to giddy, radio-friendly indie pop. They also embrace the full potential of studio production, from the layered widescreen reaches of “Mother of Love” to Tiffany Lamson and Taylor Guarisco’s effects-streaked vocal exchanges on “Bermuda” and “Wishing Well.” The burbling electro-funk of “Sleeper Hold” imagines Tom Tom Club given a modern makeover, while other tracks approach the oddball sophistication of Yeasayer or even Prince.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Percolating with syncopated rhythms that reflect their background playing zydeco and Cajun music, Louisiana quintet GIVERS bring a pan-genre breadth to giddy, radio-friendly indie pop. They also embrace the full potential of studio production, from the layered widescreen reaches of “Mother of Love” to Tiffany Lamson and Taylor Guarisco’s effects-streaked vocal exchanges on “Bermuda” and “Wishing Well.” The burbling electro-funk of “Sleeper Hold” imagines Tom Tom Club given a modern makeover, while other tracks approach the oddball sophistication of Yeasayer or even Prince.

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About GIVERS

Lafayette, Louisiana-based indie rockers the 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. ~ James Christopher Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Lafayette, LA
  • FORMED
    2008

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