This article is from Issue 56: Mar/Apr 2012

It’s a pretty common scenario: five friends who love music decide it’s time to start a band. For the Louisiana band GIVERS, though, such ordinary beginnings have resulted in anything but ordinariness.

Full of pop hooks, afro-beat influence and relentless optimism, GIVERS’ debut album, In Light, and their infectious single, “Up Up Up” have made the band the new indie darlings.

Hailing from the land of zydeco music and cajun culture, GIVERS attribute their unique sound to this heritage.

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