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Indie/pop quintet Givers visited The Recording Academy's headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., on June 2 to participate in an installment of 5 Questions With … . Following the interview, the group performed an intimate set featuring songs from their full-length debut album, In Light, including "Atlantic," "Meantime" and "Up Up Up."
"There is this openness in the air where we're from," said vocalist/guitarist Taylor Guarisco referencing Givers' home in Southeast Louisiana. "And that comes in the music of the area, whether it be zydeco or Cajun music — that's all very community-oriented music. What we extract from all of that is the celebratory approach to life…celebrating life with music. "
Formed in Lafayette, La., Givers are comprised of Kirby Campbell (drums/samples/vocals), Guarisco, Tiffany Lamson (vocals/percussion/ukulele), Josh LeBlanc (bass), and Nick Stephan (synthesizer). Inspired by the culture and traditions of their native Louisiana, the band describes their sound as "Afro-beat, dancey pants, indie/pop love music." In March the group was named one of the 10 Acts That Rocked South By Southwest by Time magazine. Givers released In Light on June 7 and are currently on tour throughout the United States.
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