Givers: In Light

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Givers - In Light
​In a post about Detroit indie duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. last week, I came across a Paste Magazine blog post titled "Five Summer Debut Albums To Get Excited About." Dale Jr.'s debut, It's A Corporate World, was among the five, yet my fancy was tickled by another band on that list -- Lafayette, Louisiana's Givers. The list included their song "Up Up Up," a song that I felt immediately compelled to tweet about -- before even finishing the song, mind you. You know what they say about first impressions...

In anticipation of their debut album, In Light, being released next Tuesday, NPR Music has deemed Givers worthy of their Exclusive First Listen label, offering up a full album stream of their much-anticipated debut. Oh, did I mention Givers are playing Phoenix this Saturday?

Yes, Givers will be playing The Trunk Space this Saturday, 6/4. Givers appeared on my radar rather quickly, as I hadn't really heard of the band until late last week. The timing, however, is rather serendipitous. As I listen to In Lights, I am feeling more and more compelled to attend Givers' set this Saturday. Their Afrobeat-drenched indie pop coalesces into the rather perfect summer album in the form of In Lights. The five members of the band are rather diplomatic about their respective roles -- vocals are divided amongst three members of the band, while the other two hold it down on percussion. It's an amalgamation most definitely worth a listen or two.

Givers are scheduled to perform at The Trunk Space Saturday, 6/4. In Lights is out 6/7 via Glassnote. The album is streaming in full via NPR Music.

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