More Connections .. connecting you to us..

Heyyy friends and web-savvy individuals:::

we are movin’ on up in the internet world…

i.e.- we got a website. a real website. that comes without weird attachments, advertisements, banners enticing you to do other things, distractions, or extra friend requests.. just a concentrated givers orb of information.



:::::HERE you can easily see where we will be touring, listen to music we are making, download shtuff, purchase things you can own that are relevant to us, view photos of our experiences and random other things as well as share videos and conversations with other people who love music like you do…

SO check it out and become involved, stay in touch, and spread the love and music::::y’all.

we’re all in this (world-wide web) together..



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:::It’s Finally hear::: GIVERS ALBUM RELEASE TOUR


We’ve put our hearts, souls, and it all- everything – into this record. We just want to step back and thank y’all for being a part of it- so grateful to have you in our lives..

SO now..

We’d like to introduce to you our first full-length album:::


It officially releases on Glassnote Records on June 7th,2011.

This is our first tour supporting an album::: here it is folks:::excited to see you there with us::::


Fri- May -13  Savannah, GA         Jepson Center for the Arts

Sat- May -14  Chapel Hill, NC      Local 506

Sat-May-21       Philadelphia, PA    Northstar ^

Sun-May-22    Pittsburgh, PA      Club Cafe

Mon-May-23    Cleveland, OH      Beachland Tavern ^

Wed- May 25     Kansas City, MO    The Riot Room

Fri-May-27        Denver, CO     Larimer Lounge *

Mon-May-30        George, WA     Sasquatch Festival !!! Gorge Amphitheater

Tues- May – 31      Portland, OR              Mission Theater * ~

Thurs -June -02        Los Angeles, CA     Bootleg Theater  * ~

Sat-June-04              Phoenix, AZ            Trunk Space ~

Tue-June-07           Dallas, TX               The Loft * ~

Wed-Jun-08           Austin, TX              Antone’s * ~

Fri-Jun-10         Manchester, TN         Bonnaroo Festival!!

Tue-Jun-14        Washington, DC        Rock and Roll Hotel * #

Thu-Jun-16         New York, NY            Bowery Ballroom * #

Sun-Jun-19          Boston, MA                Middle East Downstairs * #

Mon-Jun-20         Montreal, QE             IL Motore ^ #

Tue-Jun-21            Toronto, ON           The Garrison ^ #

Thu-Jun-23             Columbus, OH           The Basement ^ #

Fri-Jun-24                Chicago, IL                Schubas Tavern ^ #

Sun-Jun-26           Minneapolis, MN         7th Street Entry ^ #

Mon- Jun 27          Saint Louis, MO             Ciceros ^ #

more to be announced shortly…


A big, warm, happy welcome to our friends who are supporting our summer tour::: Be a friend to ours and show them some real love::: these people are magical!

^ w/ 1,2,3

~ w/ Family of the Year

* w/ Caddywhompus

# w/ Pepper Rabbit

Thanks to the response already happenin:::electricccccc

We’re all deep in this together… hurrah


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Festival International de Louisiane Anniversaire 2011

After years of soaking in the April sun during the weekend of Festival.. we gather to give thanks for 25 years of this local blessing!

Festival International de Louisiane is the heartbeat of Louisiana and it’s FREE.. (help keep it that way). Every year we get to see Lafayette transformed into a sort of music mecca and it’s only a few weeks away…


Festival International de Louisiane 2011

Downtown Lafayette: April 27th- May 1st

::::: We couldn’t be happier to support our hometown and share our music :::::

:: Join us this year on the Parc International stage ::

Scène Popeyes International

April 30th, 2011


8:30 pm

Join us afterward for the Saturday Night dance-party .. on the same stage .. right after our show..


Be a part of international and francophone culture.. submerge yourself.  See the FULL LINEUP HERE.

(there’s an APP for that… just download it HERE- get the official FIL app so you can be in the know/now )

We’re all in this crowd of bodies together…

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GIVERS T-SHIRT Design Contest 2011

:::::Hello Friends:::::

We are working on our next round of shirts for our upcoming tour
and would LOVE for y’all to be a part of that –
::::we’re hosting a design contest::::


We are in search of art that represents us and will connect us to our fans, as well as conceptualize the sound of the new music..
If you feel such a desire- then dive to that light, feel inspired, and show us your creativity

The competition will be open 10 days:
Tonight (4/11/11) to Thursday (4/21/11- Submissions must be in BY 5pm!)
We will announce the winning design on Monday (4/25/11).


Your design may be in any medium (watercolor, pencil, ink, print, paint, graphics, photo-shop, collage, multimedia, etc..)
(Our merchandising company can turn almost any artwork into a t-shirt design.)

*The album’s title is “In Light”– maybe that alone will inspire you.

*You may be specific with colors or leave it open-ended.
It is your vision.

*Please scan or send in a picture of your artwork to with the subject line entitled:
“GIVERS T-SHIRT 2011” and make sure your contact information and any details about the art are included.


If you are a professional, closet-hiding artist, or just a fan with a vision.. come one, come all.
Get directly involved and be seen around the nation.. All merchandise will be printed through Glassnote Records and will be featured at our live shows for the CD release summer tour..

Thanks for your love and support.
We appreciate it and are excited to see your creativity flow


we’re all sowing together…


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SXSW 2011 and how…

It’s that time of year again…

…when the music ant piles are repeatedly stepped on and Austin’s streets are flooded with musicians and music lover’s alike..

We are proud to be a part of this year’s SXSW schedule!

Here are the showcases we are thankful to be participating at:

Wed 3/16:

* Mohawk /Windish/Eat Your Own Ears/Austinist /Laneway @ Mohawks (Outside 2pm)
* Urban Outfitters Party @ Urban Outfitters (5pm)

Thurs 3/17:

* Fader Fort Party @ Fader Fort (1:30 pm)
* Dickies Party @ Lustre Pearl (6pm)

Fri 3/18:

* Windish Party @ Emo’s Main (4pm)

** KUT/NPR Official SXSW Showcase @ Momos  (Midnight!)

Sat 3/19:

** SXSW Official SXSW Showcase @ Emo’s Jr (11pm)

Come early Our Friends are playing!


ALSOooooo::: Here are some Addresses to help you along your southwest journey::::::

*Mohawks: 912 Red River st.

*Urban Outfitters: 2406 Guadalupe St.

*Fader Fort: 1101 E. 5th Street between San Marcos and Waller

*Momo’s: 618 W. 6th st.

*Lustre Pearl: 97 Rainey St.

*Emo’s: 603 Red River st.


We are all in this together…
(especially sxsw)

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A NOTE from us…

This has been one of the most exciting years of our lives. How can we possibly accurately express gratitude..

We have been given a neck-deep fill of intense time of growth, between finishing a full-length album, spreading our hearts across the country- touring, to really digesting the world’s gravitational pull.. Now we get to step back, take a breath, and begin to realize where we are at. We are so so pleased to begin the new year with such good news to add:::
Families merging with other families to form a hard-working, caring union bond.. We are blessed.

Here is what our new home has posted on their site (Glassnote Records) >>>

Glassnote signs GIVERS!

New York, NY – Glassnote Records is proud to announce the newest addition to the independent label’s roster with the signing of Lafayette, Louisiana based band, GIVERS.

GIVERS are currently recording songs for their Glassnote Records debut album due out this year. GIVERS are Tiffany Lamson (vocals, percussion, ukulele), Taylor Guarisco (vocals, guitar), Kirby Campbell (drums, programming, vocals), and Josh LeBlanc (bass, guitar). GIVERS came together as friends somewhere between high school and college, playing in various bands around Lafayette. Eventually they would all unite for one night of improvised music at the request of a friend to fill an empty slot. It was during this night that a new connection was explored. The music that was created would reflect and define what would become GIVERS.

In 2009 GIVERS released their self-titled and self-produced GIVERS EP. Since then, GIVERS have been playing shows and catching the attention of critics and fans alike. Named the ‘Best of What’s Next’ by PASTE Magazine and a ‘Band to Watch’ by Stereogum, the influential blog describes, “their music’s packed with that sort of psychedelic buoyancy, homegrown exoticism…and rattling optimism/joy.”

“GIVERS are genuine, unique, uplifting,” says Glassnote President Daniel Glass. “Their Live show is a visceral experience that captivates you, and makes you feel like a member of the Band.”

Excited to join the label, GIVERS state, “We are really looking forward to working with the Glassnote family. We’re all feeling grateful to find a team we can share a vision with.”

GIVERS are currently on tour with Ra Ra Riot and will be playing shows during the 2011 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas this March. More information on location and times to be announced shortly.

For more information on GIVERS and Glassnote Records, please visit and


With all that said,
Who says believing in something doesn’t get you somewhere?
Your faith, love, manifestations, and support has gotten us here and that honestly means the world to us.
Now we get to share our music even further into the world– what!
Gratitude shall be forever tattooed on our foreheads..

Onward and so forth,

We are all in this together..

Ps- thankyouthankuouthankyouthankutoyiturhankyouuuuuu


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2011 Riot

Arizona/Cali run

::: ::: ::: :: WEST COAST LOOOVE ::: ::: ::: ::

Happy New Years to all of you who enjoy the light-hearted, refreshing feeling of new chances and opportunities… we are happy to announce our next tour and to return to the ole WEST … so much exploring to do and challenges to accept.. bobcats to search for ..

We will be back on the road with our tour-mate friends Ra Ra Riot at the end of this month to celebrate the beginning of the best year of blessings..2011.

Come join us::::
Wed-Jan-19        Santa Barbara, CA @    Soho Restaraunt & Music Club
Fri-Jan-21        San Francisco, CA  @  Great American Music Hall
Sat-Jan-22        Sacramento, CA  @  Harlow’s *
Sun-Jan-23        Sonoma, CA  @  Gundlach Bundschu Winery *
Tue-Jan-25        Eugene, OR @   Wow Hall *
Wed-Jan-26        Portland, OR  @  Hawthorne Theatre *
Thu-Jan-27       Seattle, WA  @  Neumo’s *
Fri-Jan-28      Victoria, BC  @  Sugar Niteclub
Sat-Jan-29      Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore

* – These dates will be accompanied by a wonderful band ::: Pepper Rabbit ::: check out their music HErE !

Thanks for supporting us in the past and now here and soon to be futureeeeee.. and also for joining us on the roller-coaster ride to come of 2011.. year of the Rabbit…ahhhoooh :::::::

We are all in this together…


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Falling into Place

Hello silver and gold friends and lovers alike..

There is probably nothing that excites us more than to get back on the road and travel the countryside again.. New faces, Old faces, mountains, the vast desert, tricks and whistles, samples of our upcoming LP, childish laughter, photographs of things we will miss and never forget, aaaaand a new member …are all in the mix. and mix tapes of course… the best traveling companion.

We are so thankful to be a part of the wonderful Austin City Limits Festival this year! We would love for you to be there early to enjoy this wild adventure with us..

Speaking of being grateful, thanks to our soon-to-be tour-mates… a band you may or may not know, Ra Ra Riot ::: You can listen to their music <here>.

This is a music video from their sophomore release this year called The Orchard.. pretty cool lights.


Anyway… behold, our new tour dates:

*Oct 1- Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon

*Oct 8th- Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival (Lady Bird Lake Stage @ 11:30 am)

*Oct 8th- Austin, TX @ Emo’s Jr. (inside)- ACL AFTERPARTY show w/ Cults~! 10pm

*Oct 19th- Pomona,CA @ The Glass House w/ Ra Ra Riot

*Oct 20th- Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box w/ Ra Ra Riot

*Oct 21st- San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Tavern w/ Ra Ra Riot

*Oct 22nd- Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse w/ Ra Ra Riot

*Oct 24th- San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit w/ Ra Ra Riot

*Oct 27th- Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live w/ Ra Ra Riot

*Oct 28th- Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater w/ Ra Ra Riot

*Oct 29th -Little Rock, AZ @ Rev Room w/ Ra Ra Riot

*Nov 1st- Birmingham, AL @ Work/Play Theater w/ Ra Ra Riot

*Nov 2nd- Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade hell room w/ Ra Ra Riot

*Nov 3rd- Athens, GA @ Orange Peel w/ Ra Ra Riot

*Nov 4th- Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle w/ Ra Ra Riot

*Nov 5th- Washington Dc @ 9:30 Club w/ Ra Ra Riot

*Nov 6th- New York, NY @ The Mercury Lounge w/ Guards

*Nov 7th-  Brooklyn, NY @ The Knitting Factory w/ Drink Up Buttercup

ANDDD> If you haven’t caught the blog drift from these fantastic people .. check it: Stereogum gives us sweet LOVE


We are ALL in THIS together.. forever.


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Going back to School… (in a way)

Good Summer friends,

After a long heated summer of mixing and mastering our first full-length record, we are SO happy to announce it’s finish. Working our way through album art and other wrappings to the present we will present to the world, we are patiently awaiting the right time to give birth! We appreciate your patience and support sincerely as excitement is brewed to it’s finest at this point.

As the Summer slowly declines and the Fall freshly awakens, we are happy to be getting back on the road.  We have a jump-start run of shows to kick the school season into action.. check em out:

* Sept 3:  New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks w/ Caddywhompus > here!

*Sept 14: Hattiesburg, MS @ Thirsty Hippo

*Sept 15: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

*Sept 16: Boone, NC @ Boone Saloon

*Sept 17: Charlottsville, Va @ The Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar

*Sept 18: Athens, OH @ Paw Paw Festival

Hope to see y’all there!

We’re all in this together…


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Springing Forward on the Road

Bonjour Friends…

WE are so pleased to announce our Spring/intro to Summer 2010 TOUR::::

Take a moment and scrounge through the dates to see if you can make any.. the weather will be delightful and spirits are highhighhigh. We are finishing up recording the new Full-Length Record as we speak..type… browse..interact.. yeah. It’s going down.


24- Festival International De Louisiane @ Lafayette, LA (TV5/Lafayette Stage by the courthouse 8-9:15pm)- if you are around.. you cannot miss this!  The whole festival is mind-blowing and we are getting together some surprise guests for your pleasure. mmm hmm…

25- Blue Moon Saloon Festival Appreciation Party and Jam w/ Radio Radio, Les Breastfeeders, and other community/international musicians.. all out party. We just hostin it up.

27- The Lyric w/ Lotus @ Oxford, MS

28- Workplay w/ Lotus @ Birmingham, AL

29- New Earth Music Hall w/ Lotus @ Athens, GA

30- The Valarium w/ Lotus @ Knoxville, TN



1- Lincoln Theater w/ Lotus @ Raleigh, NC

2- Jefferson Theater w/ Lotus @ Charlottesville, VA

4- Kung Fu Necktie @ Philadelphia, PA

5- Brooklyn Bowl (free show!) @ Brooklyn, NY

6- Maxwell‘s @ Hoboken, NJ

7- Black Cat Upstairs (all ages!) @Washington DC

9- Monkey House @ Burlington, VT

10- Middle East @ Boston, MA

12- Empty Bottle @ Chicago, IL

13- The Bishop @ Bloomington, IN

14- Nelsonville Music Festival @ Nelsonville, OH (Hocking College Campus)

15- Club Cafe @ Pittsburg, PA

16- Sonar (all ages!) @ Baltimore, MD

17- Boone Saloon @ Boone, NC

21- 529 @ Atlanta! , GA

22- New World Brewery @ Tampa, FL

23- Will’s Pub @ Orlando, FL

24- Propaganda @ Lake Worth, FL

26- The Engine Room @ Tallahassee, FL

28- Downtown Alive! @ LAFAYETTE, LA

29- Spanish Moon (Homecoming- Party!) @ Baton Rouge, LA

:::::::::::::::::::::::: and for a little extra projection into the future…


4- Emo’s Oustide @ Austin, TX

5- Dan’s Silverleaf @ Denton, TX

6- Free Press Summerfest @ Houston, TX (Eleanor Tinsley Park)




There ya have it.. a whooping way to dive into the spring and summer of 2010.. can’t wait to see all of your faces.

Salud to the Summer of the Tiger!

We’re all in this together..


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