Monday, April 04, 2011

GIVERS - Up Up Up In The Clouds

I'm 2 weeks removed from my adventures in Austin for SXSW, and there is one band that I can't stop thinking about, and that's a band called GIVERS. As an intro to them as a band, check out their interview at this year's SXSW by John Norris (via Noisevox) where he discusses their recent signing to Glassnote Records and upcoming album.

@giversmusic are from Lafayette, Louisiana, which makes sense in hindsight, as they have an eclectic mix of influences that only certain areas of the country can provide naturally. From afro-beat, to pop, to folk, this band has it covered, and they mesh it together ever-so-nicely.

GIVERS - Up, Up, Up

Their big break came when famed indie band, Dirty Projectors, invited them to open for their Baton Rouge show. GIVERS must have made quite the impression, as they soon found themselves opening for Dirty Projectors the rest of the tour.

It's no surprise to me now after having seen them, as their talent is glaring, and their energy is incomparable. I was so blown away by what I had seen, that I, literally, sprinted across town upon hearing that they'd be performing again within the hour.

They provide you with that remarkable feeling, where between songs, in amazement, you look to the person next to you and say, "Wow!". So if you get the chance, I highly recommend that you do anything you can to see these guys in person, you won't be disappointed!

GIVERS - In My Eyes


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