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.

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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.

Mastered for iTunes
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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

16 Ratings

16 Ratings

New Kingdom/GIVERS

Big DaddyMamma,

They have hit it out of the park again. All the energy and unique sound make this a fantastic follow up to "In Light".

Soooo..yeah....thats pretty awesome music.

Lennon John The Great,

the guy/gal below me could haven't said it better.

ROCK ON KIDSS

they're rad human-beings too. definitely check out their show out.

New Kingdom is worth the wait

Biffy Treepod,

I'm a huge fan of Giver's and have been anxiously waiting for new music. I've been to two shows with some of the new music and it seemed pretty clear they were branching out in new directions for New Kingdom. Pandora is currently streaming New Kingdom and after listening multiple times I'm completely hooked. I really don't think there's a bad song on the album. A breakdown of sorts...Bermuda, Growls, Sleeper Hold are what I'd call modern and moody. Sure Thang, Blinking, Wishing Well, and Layback are uptempo dance tracks. Remember and Record High, Record Low are positive and light. Tiff is stretching her vocal range on Mother of Love and Shaky but True. Probably my favorite is the gorgeous closing song, Lightning. Unabashedly romantic, we've never seen this side of Givers. It's not my usual choice of music but I was completely sucked in by this beautiful song. Love the new direction they took this album. It's clear they worked hard on this and I hope it brings them many new fans. If you have the chance to see Givers live don't pass it up because they put on a great live show.

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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