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When we called Givers a Band To Watch last summer, we noted the Lafayette quintet made fans of Dirty Projectors with their “eclectic, ecstatic, celebratory, knotty, vocally rich sound.” And if you’ve spent any time with Givers’ excellent debut LP you know that affection runs both ways. In addition to including DP’s “Useful Chamber” on… More »

With fall on the horizon, we’re escaping a slow summer and shifting into that final, fertile phase of the music year’s release cycle. Which makes it a ripe time to get some perspective on the year, in terms of the big records from past favorites, and here, the bands that have introduced themselves as new… More »

Givers are a young quintet from Lafayette, Louisiana, the local openers for Dirty Projectors last year at Chelsea’s in Baton Rouge. The Projectors hadn’t heard them before that night but were impressed enough to ask them to join them on their next tour through the South and the East Coast. We’re impressed, too, and easily… More »

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Caitlin White | September 25, 2015 - 12:26 pm

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Tom Breihan | September 11, 2015 - 11:44 am

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Stereogum | August 10, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Artist Portraits From Lollapalooza 2015

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Stereogum | August 3, 2015 - 11:58 am

Watch A Givers-Soundtracked Lipton Commercial

We haven't heard much from Givers lately, but the Louisiana-based band is resurfacing in a Lipton commercial. The group's stand-out track "Up Up Up" starts…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 15, 2013 - 11:46 am

Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

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Aaron Lariviere | September 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm

Watch Givers Cover Paul Simon

For the 25th anniversary of Paul Simon's Graceland, indie artists will put out a video series featuring groups covering songs from Simon's most famous record.
Corban Goble | May 24, 2012 - 11:24 am

GIVERS – “Meantime (Deerhoof Greg Saunier Remix)”

Today knotty popsters GIVERS got the remix treatment from Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier. Download the rework of "Meantime" below.
Corban Goble | October 7, 2011 - 5:14 pm

Givers Play Kimmel

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Corban Goble | September 30, 2011 - 12:59 pm

Givers – “Meantime” Video

Glassnote Records have stayed winning, or at least stayed paid, these past two years on a roll that's tapped indie's lucrative side via acts like…
Amrit Singh | August 30, 2011 - 4:05 pm

Givers – “Up Up Up (CSS Remix)”

CSS, whose new single we heard last month, have given Song Of The Summer contender "Up Up Up" a glistening dancefloor-ready makeover. Grab it below.
Scott Lapatine | July 24, 2011 - 9:35 pm

Givers – “Up Up Up” Video

BTW Givers now have a colorful, gravity-defying video for signature track "Up Up Up."…
brandon | June 28, 2011 - 3:38 pm

Givers Make TV Debut On Fallon

BTW Givers brought the buoyant "Up Up Up" to Late Night last night and made their TV debut in the process. Givers were there to…
jessica | June 14, 2011 - 4:07 pm

Artist Polaroids From Bonnaroo 2011

Festival photography is generally delivered from the vantage of the photo pits, and so we did, but this year we decided to present a more…
Amrit Singh | June 13, 2011 - 7:28 pm

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The concluding post on this year's SXSW comes with this, a break from the norm for us and likely for you as well. In addition…
Amrit Singh | March 22, 2011 - 5:42 pm

SXSW Friday: Featuring James Blake, Odd Future, Esben & The Witch, Jamie Woon, Mount Kimbie

Click on for some thoughts and sights from a very busy Friday in Austin. Tonight's the last night here, so if you need some guidance…
Amrit Singh | March 19, 2011 - 6:04 pm

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Stereogum | March 16, 2011 - 9:10 am