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Givers - Artist To Watch June 2011

Givers infectious energy and ridiculously catchy melodies are propelling this Louisiana outfit to greater and greater heights. It all started with Tiffany Lamson (vocalist and percussionist) crashing on the couch of Taylor Guarisco (vocalist and guitar) while at college in New Orleans

--and each discovering the other was a musician. They combined their rock-pop-funk-soul influences. Drummer and vocalist Kirby Campbell, bassist and guitarist Josh LeBlanc, and flautist and keyboardist Nick Stephan were added to flesh out the sounds, and Givers was born. They've already been on tour with Dirty Projectors, named one of TIME's "Ten Acts That Rocked SXSW," and Stereogum chose them as a "Band to Watch" for 2010.

From the start, Givers' energy and charisma has set them apart on stage, while their genre-mixing has created a unique and hybrid sound. Describing their style as a combination of afro-beat, folk rock, and Italian pop, Givers are releasing their full-length debut on June 7. Engineered by Ben Allen (Cee Lo Green, Animal Collective), In Light is a collection of adventurous and joyous tracks, full of entrancing rhythms and melodies. Danceable, anthemic, and even touching--this is a release from a five-piece outfit that is going somewhere.

Currently, Givers are touring throughout North America with stops in Baton Rouge, Toronto, Cambridge, Austin, and Phoenix.

Latest Release: In Light
Release Date: June 7, 2011
Label: Glassnote Entertainment Group
Origin: Lafayette, LA

Website: giversmusic.wordpress.com
Myspace: myspace.com/giversmusic
Twitter: @Giversmusic
Facebook: facebook.com/pages/GIVERS/65782606394





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