Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Jam of the Day | GIVERS - Saw You First

Seriously, how in the world has it been over a year since I first wrote about the yummy goodness that is GIVERS? "Up Up Up," from the band's self-released EP, was my first introduction to Louisiana quintet's unique blend of funk, afro-pop, and island flavors. And, I loved it instantly.

Needless to say, the looooong wait for the "promised in 2011" GIVERS debut album has been hard. But, Houston, we have a release date! On June 7th, the band will offer up In Light on Glassnote. To celebrate the announcement, I've chosen another fabulous song off the EP as today's JOTD: "Saw You First."

GIVERS - "Saw You First"

From what I've read, it sounds like the album will be full of GIVERS' signature "unrelenting positivity." Lead singer/guitarist, Taylor Guarisco, commented on the sound: "Being from the South, we have all learned how to slow down and appreciate life as it is here now--something that in most parts of the world is totally lost. All of this is directly reflected in every aspect of our music, as well as every other celebratory music in Louisiana--whether it be Zydeco, Cajun, Creole, jazz, or funk.”

Hey, who doesn't like a party?

And guess what? Just last weekend, we noticed a new post on the band's blog that announced an upcoming Saint Louis show at Cicero's. After getting confirmation, we are psyched to say that GIVERS will be in town on June 27th with Pepper Rabbit and 1, 2, 3! We'll let you know when tickets go on sale.