Indie rockers with a world feel, Taylor Guarisco and Tiffany Lamson of the original The Givers' 2008 lineup sat with Texas Chapter at Austin's SXSW 2016. Keeping things fresh is what comes natural to them but it's a balance. "Every song has something, to me, very familiar and then we've tried to obscure that with something alien and new," Guarisco shared. "When it comes to recording … that's kind of the beauty in that scenario is you can just hit record and you can just do whatever you want," said Lamson. "Hopefully you are in a place where you can open yourself up … and something that you didn't know, kind of deep down, comes out. That's really the magical part, rather than something overcalculated, and sometimes that's good too." The band's Louisiana roots were marked by the time the pair's living situation was flooded by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, leading to open mic nights and the band's 2008 formation.