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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 playing as a man cracks open his iced tea on a bustling city street — suddenly, the masses become inexplicably joyous. It’s a 15-second dance party in the street, complete… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 15, 2013 - 11:46 am

Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A summer full of glorious music for him meant a summer full of unstifled groans from me. His taste in music back then — folk, folk, and nothing but folk –… More »

By: 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. First up is Louisiana’s Givers, who turn in a faithful rendition of “That Was Your Mother” alongside Cajun music legend Dickie Landry. Watch it below. More »

By: 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. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 7, 2011 - 5:14 pm

Givers Play Kimmel

Band To Watch alums Givers are no stranger to the TV circuit and last night they showed up on Jimmy Kimmel Live to play “Up Up Up.” While only “Up Up Up” made the broadcast, the band hung around to play “Meantime” as well. More »

By: 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 Phoenix and Mumford & Sons. These are facts that have not hurt Louisiana BTW (and Stereogum40 alum) Givers. The Glassnote rookies hitched their debut to the label and have subsequently… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 30, 2011 - 4:05 pm

Under The Influence: Givers In Light

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” o… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 27, 2011 - 2:22 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. More »

By: 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.”… More »

By: 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 promote their just-released debut LP In Light (“Up Up Up” is the first track). They sounded great on the show, shimmering and effervescent. Watch the band grin and bounce (and… More »

By: 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 unique perspective on Bonnaroo’s sights. With the help of Graeme Flegenheimer, we distributed Polaroid cameras amongst some charming artists and told them to shoot whatever they wanted. In the gallery… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 13, 2011 - 7:28 pm

Portraits Of SXSW 2011

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 to identifying the bands we were most excited about at this year’s SXSW, and filing our reports from Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, we decided to round out our coverage… More »

By: 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 please refer to our list of must-see bands, or our favorite moments from Wednesday and Thursday. And if you’re looking for a way to close out your SXSW, come to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 19, 2011 - 6:04 pm

32 Must See Bands @ SXSW 2011

Come March every year, the same questions are asked, retreaded thought pieces get pitched: What does it mean to have a music industry festival in the decrepit climate of 2011? Does anyone actually get discovered at SXSW? What’s the point of signing to a label? What happened to that taco truck on Red River near… More »

By: Stereogum / March 16, 2011 - 9:10 am

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2010

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 »

By: Stereogum / September 1, 2010 - 1:29 pm

Band To Watch: Givers

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 »

By: brandon / August 20, 2010 - 2:35 pm