Thursday, June 2, 2011
GIVERS - In Light (2011)
I shouldn't be surprised that I hadn't heard of Lousiana pop outfit GIVERS because, well, there's a lot of music out there. In fact I wouldn't have known about them at all if not for MiddleClassWhiteNoise so thanks are in order. Why? Because GIVERS' debut full length In Light is an exuberant pop tour de force; a sunny, casual, ear-catching endeavor worthy of millions of ears.
From opener "Up Up Up", which hits you with the sonic equivalent of a freight train, In Light is a nonstop thrill ride of vibrant, lush, unflinchingly brazen pop goodness. The brazenness is due mostly in part to the band's reliance on percussion than any hard-hitting emotive lyricism but that's hardly a problem. Especially when you're treated with such ferociously infectious optimism and unbridled joy as these talented Louisianans muster.
In Light comes out this upcoming Tuesday, June 4th on Glassnote Records but you can stream the album in it's entirety until it's release on NPR here.