FIRST IMPRESSIONS: GIVERS, “In Light”
By Geneva Perezcastaneda on May 6, 2011
Release Date: June 6, 2011
01. Up Up Up
03. Saw You First
05. Noche Nada (A Lot From Me)
06. Ceiling Of Plankton
07. In My Eyes
09. Go Out At Night
-After their 2009 EP, a successful tour with the likes of Ra Ra Riot and Dirty Projectors and a signing to Glassnote Records, GIVERS got together with producer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter) and mixing engineer Chris Coady (Grizzly Bear, Beach House) to make their summer debut, full-length with In Light out June 6.
-The opener, "Up Up Up", is a perfect intro to the album as it stays true to the GIVERS folk, upbeat style. Lead singer/guitarist Taylor Guarisco and lead singer/percussionist Tiffany Lamson intricately sing hand in hand with each verse to the very end. The song picks up at the end with an array of loud guitar riffs, hard drum beats and percussion.
-Tiffany Lamson showcases her melodious vocals in the song "Ripe." She begins singing, "You like your man ripe/I like mine still growing" with a buoyant guitar rhythm backing her up.
-The quintet display an incredible talent for their Louisiana indie-folk style moving from its bright, charismatic rhythms to its slow, tranquil moments. They combine percussion with a contagious guitar sound with perfect balance and accompany it with the smooth and gritty vocals from Guarisco and Lamson.
"Up Up Up," "Noche Nada (A Lot From Me)," "Atlantic"
Those listeners anticipating the GIVERS full-length debut will not be disappointed. The group consistently entices throughout the album with its bright and upbeat sound. The combination of percussion, drums, guitar and vocals come together in such a harmonious way that you'll be wondering when the next GIVERS tour will be hitting your city.