Lousiana buoyant psych-poppers Givers are Band To Watch alumni, and they point particularly well to the wave of quirky pop that swept over blog culture about five years ago. The quintet got their start opening for the Dirty Projectors, and they have a lot in common with Dave Longstreth’s project sonically — rich vocal harmonies, soaring, intricate melodies and an emphasis on unusual rhythms. They’ve already shared “Bermuda” off their forthcoming album New Kingdom, and today they released “Record High, Record Low.” In case the name didn’t indicate, the song’s ethos has a lot in common with Dickens and his infamous “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” but probably with more synth pop than Charles favored. Listen below.
New Kingdom is out 11/13 via Glassnote.