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There’s a joyfulness in a Givers song that is impossible to pin down, a mix of musical styles and influences that connect with a celebratory yell, music that opens on itself to reveal a ebullient, open heart.
It’s sophisticated stuff for a band of early 20-somethings. But youth knows no limitations, and the young musicians in Givers are seemingly bound by nothing. - The Times of Acadiana


"Rarely-to-never have I witnessed a musical group with so brief a history blossom and acquire such a sense of innovative musical maturity as GIVERS. Combining intricately lofty vocals over some of the most danceable yet innovative beds of seemingly ever-evolving rhythms, this young outfit already comes off as some sort of new hope for tomorrow's popular music. Sounding solidly contemporary while remaining steeped in the sort of smart danceability introduced to the public at large by Talking Heads or one of their offshoots, Tom Tom Club; keep your eyes and ears focused on what GIVERS have to offer." - Cecyl Doyl (KRVS)

"Pop Matters"

"Try as you might to disappear into darkness or slumber, Givers will pull you toward the surface, the music revives your limbs, their energy and humor revive your mind. They are familiar, not trite. They are nourishing, not sugary." - Pop Matters Magazine


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GIVERS consists of several musicians from various improvisational
groups all centered in southwestern Louisiana who have combined to form one cohesive music
making body, creating what they refer to as afro-beat, dancy pants, indie pop love music.

GIVERS specialize in sounds that gather together melodically and
electronically bent forms of african, folk, and pop music, but send them underwater, where
they are refracted with light and space, changing the overall shape and texture into
something refreshingly new, yet at the same time, familiar. All natives of southern Louisiana,
the members were brought up in a music scene steeped rich in culture, wether it be the cajun or zydeco
roots of their hometown, Lafayette, or the funky, dance inducing second line from neighboring New Orleans.
Despite the abundance of traditional music surrounding the band, GIVERS have managed to
harness a sound of their own, breaking free of tradition, all the while maintaining an honesty
in their music which keeps listeners on edge.

At a GIVERS show, one can expect to experience a barrage of colors,
both within the music as well as within the visual aesthetic. The
chemistry between band members alongside their vibrant light show
creates a lucid dream-like atmosphere anywhere GIVERS play, leaving
the crowd with no choice but to become a part of what is happening. To be in this
experience is to, for a moment, accept the feeling of
ascendance, not submergence--to give in to one's vulnerability as set
by the music making examples on stage--to let go and truly release.

Despite being a very young band, GIVERS have established themselves in
their regional scene by filling venues and reaching multiple maximum capacity limits
within their first few shows. They have supported such acts as Dirty Projectors, Casper &
the Cookies, Everthus the Deadbeats and My Name is John Michael. The release of
their first EP is slated for September 11th 2009 while the first full album will be available
in the spring of 2010.