band crush: givers

get hyped up on louisiana pop.

by liza darwin

Picture this: you open for the Dirty Projects for one local show in Lafayette, Louisiana. Next thing you know, they're so impressed with that one performance that you're hitting the road with the pop stars on a major tour.

Givers is a band that's been slowly building buzz since their formation back in 2009, but thanks to major exposure and a slew of new tracks, they're rising fast. Coincidentally, their first single is called "Up, up, up," and it's a hyped-up, poppy tune that reminds us of their former touring partners but with a slight twist (think Ra Ra Riot meets Mates of State).

Almost all of the members of this Louisiana quintet are multi-instrumentalists, but there's no fuzzy, muddy sound here- it's the opposite. Songs like "In My Eyes" off their debut EP is clear, fresh, and just plain fun. They've just signed to Glassnote Records and are working on a full-length release for later this year. Until then, download "Up, up, up" below!

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