When we last checked in with Lafayette, LA-based bust-out twee pop troupe GIVERS earlier this summer, they had just delivered a stunningly recorded collection of indie epics in the form of their debut album In Light. And although we have a pretty strong aversion to “Best of The Year… So Far” lists, getting sandwiched between Tune-Yards and Radiohead in any sort of discussion is certainly something to get excited about. As one would expect, the quintet has been hard at work, jumping all over the country before heading across the Atlantic for a month of barnstorming the United Kingdom with a string of high-impact appearances.
After a write-up in New Musical Express and a much-talked about Black Cab Session, Louisiana’s favorite sons and daughter made it back home to Lafayette, though only briefly, as they’re already back on the road through most of September. Nevertheless, they still managed to find the time to film a well-produced video for “Meantime” – a longing walk down memory lane in an old plantation house that finds band members exploring every hauntingly sentimental room with flashlights in hand and nine-year-old versions of themselves by their sides before launching a glittered and disco-lit revelation of a house performance.
MP3: GIVERS: “Meantime”