Givers ink record deal

by Dege Legg

Afro-influenced, indie pop Lafayette band Givers has signed a recording deal with Glassnote Records.

No band in Lafayette - Cajun, zydeco, country, rock, indie, or whatever - was hotter than Givers in 2010. Period. After a year of shopping around for a record label, it is official: the Lafayette indie pop band Givers has inked a record deal with Glassnote Records. Home of bands like Seconndhand Serenade and Phoenix, Givers join a growing roster of tasteful indie-centric pop musicians looking for life in the increasingly difficult music industry, where decreasing revenue from CD sales, paired with minimal commercial radio airplay, has pushed bands out of their hometowns and onto the road of club tours. Givers is a good example of a band that has capitalized on their triumphs, and attempted to avoid the early pitfalls of the industry, and above all worked hard. This record deal comes after of a year spent touring with bands like Ra Ra Riot and Dirty Projectors among others.

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