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In Light
     

In Light

by Givers
 

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Givers' 2011 full-length debut In Light fleshes out the dancey, hippie-leaning indie rock of the Louisiana band's self-titled 2009 EP. In fact, since the album simply adds five tunes to the EP, if you were already a fan you will certainly enjoy what the Givers have given up here. In many ways, In Light splits the difference

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Givers' 2011 full-length debut In Light fleshes out the dancey, hippie-leaning indie rock of the Louisiana band's self-titled 2009 EP. In fact, since the album simply adds five tunes to the EP, if you were already a fan you will certainly enjoy what the Givers have given up here. In many ways, In Light splits the difference between the peppy pseudo-Afro pop of Vampire Weekend and the percussive, improv-heavy dance rock of Local Natives. That might be a bit of a knock against In Light if it wasn't such an accomplished, ambitious debut. Rather than coming off as an indie rock also-ran, Givers sound genuinely influenced by a mix of Sonic Youth, Graceland-era Paul Simon, Carlos Santana, and My Bloody Valentine without ever really aping any of these artists. Part of that success comes from dual-vocalists Tiffany Lamson and Taylor Guarisco, who sound like Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig dueting with Chan Marshall, in the best way possible. Tracks like fizzy lead-off cut "Up Up Up" and the rambling, uplifting "I Saw You First" mix hummable melodies and positive lyrics over bright, serpentine guitar lines, light keyboard accents, and an ever-present rhythmic drive. Elsewhere, Givers delve into atmospheric and handclappy dance anthems like "Ceiling of Plankton," and deliver the expansive and yearning midtempo ballad "Atlantic." The track, much like the rest of In Light, is stunning and epic in scope.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/07/2011
Label:
Glassnote
UPC:
0892038002350
catalogNumber:
118
Rank:
231063

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Performance Credits

Givers   Primary Artist
Kirby Campbell   Percussion,Drums,Sampling
William Henderson   Organ,Synthesizer,Flute,Keyboards,Sampling
Jack Craft   Strings,Guest Appearance
Sam Craft   Strings,Guest Appearance
Josh Leblanc   Bass,Guitar
Nick Stephan   Synthesizer,Flute,Keyboards,Guest Appearance
Tiffany Lamson   Percussion,Ukulele,Vocals
Taylor Guarisco   Bass,Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Kirby Campbell   Producer,Engineer
Tony Daigle   Engineer
Jason Frank Rothenberg   Cover Photo
Rob Carmichael   Photo Illustration
Korey Richey   Producer,Engineer
Givers   Arranger,Composer,Art Conception
Eric Heigle   Engineer
Anne Blenker   Artwork
Tiffany Lamson   Composer,Lyricist
Taylor Guarisco   Composer,Lyricist,Producer

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