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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Guide through the SXSW labrynth…

Helloooooooo from the road- We’re Back:::::::

Well, for a the moment being…

The East Coast was friendly even throughout the “snowpocalypse” we encountered. whew. Yeah, snow may have canceled a few shows and caused a bit cabin fever but the experience was truly unforgettable; so thanks to all who housed us, came out in to the snow shows, and got our backs all around through the tour. It is appreciated it dearly. We came straight into Dockside Studios and finished up recording so 2010 is moving smoothly…


Next up: SXSW..

Here is a schedule of what we are gonna be neck-deep in alongside the other thousands of people attending SouthBy..so sift through them and find yourself a spot at one of these shows:

*Tuesday  3/16:

-Pre-SXSW show @ StarBar – Beaumont,TX w/ JEFF the brotherhood & Gonzo Sirens

*Wednesday  3/17:

Paste Magazine Showcase @ Radio Room (12:30 pm)

*Thursday  3/18:

Soundcheck Magazine Showcase @ Emo’s Annex (5:20-6pm)

*Friday 3/19:

Park The Van Party @ Side Bar (1:30 pm)

Park the Van/Defend NOLA show 3/19

*Carnival on Congress @ Continental Club (4:05-4:30pm)

Panache Booking Showcase @ Beauty Bar  (outside- 12:20 am)

AND there you have it folks… a week of showcases! If you’re heading to sxsw don’t forget to make your own agenda to keep you safe at their own site: SXSW.

We are excited to return to to Austin but we also know some of these shows you may not be able to enter.. SOOO check out our newly birthed May Tour! Thanks again and we look forward to seeing all of you.

Mar 16 2010 9:00P
StarBar w/ Gonzo Sirens & JEFF the Brotherhood Beaumont, Texas
Mar 17 2010 12:30P
Paste Magazine SXSW Showcase Austin, Texas
Mar 18 2010 5:00P
Soundcheck Magazine SXSW Showcase @ Emo’s Annex Austin, Texas
Mar 19 2010 12:15A
Panache Booking SXSW Showcase @ Beauty Bar Austin, Texas
Mar 19 2010 1:30P
Park the Van SXSW Showcase @ Side Bar Austin, Texas
Mar 19 2010 4:00P
Carnival on Congress @ The Continental Club Austin, Texas
Mar 26 2010 8:00P
Givers on Daytrotter!-Check it out @ www.daytrotter.com Interwebz, Louisiana
Mar 27 2010 9:00P
SPANISH MOON~BULLHORN BDAY!!!!! Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Apr 2 2010 8:00P
College of William & Mary Williamsburg, Virginia
Apr 24 2010 7:45P
Festival International De Louisiane @ Lafayette Stage Lafayette, Louisiana
May 4 2010 8:00P
Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 5 2010 8:00P
Brooklyn Bowl/Free Show! Brooklyn, New York
May 6 2010 8:00P
Maxwell’s Hoboken, New Jersey
May 7 2010 8:00P
Black Cat-All Ages Show! Washington DC, Washington DC
May 9 2010 8:00P
Monkey House Burlington, Vermont
May 10 2010 8:00P
Middle East Boston, Massachusetts
May 12 2010 8:00P
Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
May 14 2010 8:00P
Nelsonville Music Festival @ Hocking College Campus Nelsonville, Ohio
May 15 2010 8:00P
Club Cafe Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 16 2010 8:00P
Sonar-All Ages Show! Baltimore, Maryland
May 17 2010 8:00P
Boone Saloon Boone, North Carolina
May 21 2010 8:00P
529 Atlanta, Georgia
May 22 2010 8:00P
New World Brewery Tampa, Florida
May 23 2010 8:00P
Will’s Pub Orlando, Florida
May 26 2010 8:00P
The Engine Room Tallahassee, Florida
May 28 2010 8:00P
Downtown Alive! Lafayette, Louisiana
Jun 6 2010 1:00P
Free Press SummerFest @ Eleanor Tinsley Park

Houston, Texas

We’re all in this together…


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2010: the big BANG!

Hellooooo friends!

:::::::::::::::::::Happy Holidays!!!::::::::::::::::

GIVERS family photo

With the unveiling of a New Year comes a fresh start to new sounds, sights, people, experiences, and with perseverance- a growth of oneself to new heights. We are looking forward to all those things and much more with 2010 rollin’ in.. just think ..the 10’s are in! aahhhh! alksdalkdjalwrijlckalsdkjfreakout.

First off, many thanks to all who showed love to the Dirty Projectors + GIVERS (Nitetown) show.. we are truly blessed to have had time on the road with those dear people and be encouraged by you all…

Secondly, we’d like to take this opportunity to announce some winter dates!

:::::::::::::::Check it OOOooooout:::::::::::::::

Thurs 12/17- Houston,TX @ Mangosclose by! w/ I Am Mesmer

Fri 12/18- Austin,TX @ The Parish Room w/ The Lemurs & The Laughing

Sat 12/19- Baton Rouge @ Spanish Moon Christmas Party Blowout! w/ Caddywhompus & Tiny Arch

Thurs 12/31- Hometown Laffy,LA-  New Year’s Eve Party! @ Artmosphere!  This is true. this is truth.

Sat 1/23 (early afternoon show) Haiti fundraiser Benefit Show @ Parc International! 2-2:45pm sharp! come support our friends in Haiti!

Sat 1/23 – Baton Rouge @ 2010 Surreal Salon Soiree‘ w/ Dj OttO
Sun 1/24 – Hattiesburg, AL @ Thirsy Hippo
Mon 1/25 – Pensacola, FL @  HopJacks w/ Prince Bros & Jeremy Gibson band
Tues 1/26 – Tallahassee, FL @ Engine Room
Thurs 1/28 -Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery
Fri 1/29 – Jacksonville,FL @  311 W/ The Gills
Sun 1/31 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
Mon 2/1 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Box
Tues 2/2 –  Washington. DC @ The Black Cat – Backstage w/ Deutschmarks

Wed 2/3 –  Annapolis, Maryland – House show

Thurs 2/4 – Fredrick, Maryland @ Cafe Nola

Sat 2/6 –  Princeton University, NJ – @ Terrace F Club
Sun 2/7 –  Brooklyn @ Union Pool
Wed 2/10 – Cleveland,OH – Case Western University w/ Dr. Dog

Fri 2/12- Lexington, KY @ Al’s Bar

Mon- 2/15 Lundi Gras Party- NOLA @ The NOLA Arthouse !

Thurs 2/25- Houston,TX @ Mangos

Fri 2/26- Austin, TX @ EMO’s (inside) w/ Caddywhompus

Sun 2/28- Shreveport, LA @ 516 Soundstage w/ Caddywhompus

Friday 3/5 – NOLA @ OEJ -Rotary Downs cd release party


3/18-3/20 SXSW weekend SHOWS!  Austin, TX

>>>We will be updating it as more winter shows come around and spring gracefully into place.. thanks for the eyes and ears!




Last but not least: We are graciously going to be spending the first few weeks of January 2010 working on the recording of our Full-Length Album (finallllly) at Dockside Studios! Thanks for all the support! Hopefully, we will get some cameras out there and do some little short clips to keep you involved.. Spring/Summer release will come before ya know it. woot!

Oh and check out a blog we got “hip” to… and then they got “hip” to us..ha. thetapeisnotsticky.com> (scroll down a lil there) They were kind enough to encourage our stuff online, geeee!

Oh and don’t forget you can still purchase merch(shirts, etc) at our live shows  and our 2009 EP HERE! Before they are allllll gone…  thanks for your love.

OH… and… Have a heart-felt holiday! Give THANKS!

We’re all in this together…


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On Tour with Dirty Projectors: It’s Ooonnnnnnnn!


To the beings of planet earth: Greetings from GIVERS!
We are humbly pleased to announce our Fall Kick-off Tour!

*Oct 12th @ Egan’s Bar: Tuscaloosa, Alabama

*Oct 13th @ The Local 506: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

*Oct 14th @ Speakertree Records: Lynchburg, Virginia

*Oct 15th @  Terrace F Club– Princeton University w/ MilesBenjaminAnthonyRobinson + Brownout: Princeton, New Jersey

*Oct 18th @ The Mercury Lounge w/ Red Cortez + Big Fish: NYC, New York

*Oct 19th @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn w/ Ocote Soul Sounds & Fool’s Gold: Brooklyn, New York

———————–DP run !!!

Dirty-Projectors_m0vdBQeKsf4x_full*Oct 20th @ Ottobar w/ Dirty Projectors: Baltimore, Maryland

*Oct 21st @ Trocadero Theatre w/ Dirty Projectors: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

*Oct 22nd @ Black Cat w/ Dirty Projectors : Washington DC

*Oct 24th @ Masquerade w/ Dirty Projectors: Atlanta, Georgia

*Oct 25th @ Nitetown w/ Dirty Projectors: Lafayette, Louisiana! It’s our Hometown SHOW! Come support Lafayette’s music scene and buy tickets NOW HERE ! woot!

*Oct 26th @ Antone’s Nightclub w/ Dirty Projectors: Austin, Texas




*More Dates To Be Announced!!!
Keep a keen eye for a date near you!

If you are in any of these cities, we would be ever-so grateful if you’d share these golden secrets with your friends, family, and loved ones ..then come on out for a good time to experience the first tour with us!

Thanks for your support and see ya on the road!!! salud!


We’re all in this together…  !




P.s.- If you haven’t sneaked a peek at our baby-fresh-newly-released EP …. get on that and check it out! It will be available for sale online soon- for now come to the show and get your own! (or crouch in a dark corner, get on your favorite peer-to-peer site, and hush hush… hehe)


Listen to the 1st track off the EP for free:

UP UP UP ” !!!

BUY single tracks or the whole EP


We love you.

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Divin’ into Lake Charles!!

Last chance reminder!

Cross this bridge and welcome to the promised land.. or more like a city that needs some love to open that box of musical magic…!!!!


GIVERS will be hitting it in Lake Charles at the Luna Bar and Grill– Saturday night (8/22) for a night of mayhem, dancing, sweating, and revised songs in new territory!

Our friends MyNameIsJohnMichael will be playing right after us so make sure you stick around! The show starts at 9pm and you can find out more info/directions HEREEEEE and why don’t ya go ahead and Caravan to the show with us RIGHT HERE!

yipeeeeey! lake charlessss!

We’re all in this together…

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