Formed in 2008 in the sweaty dancehalls of Lafayette, Louisiana, GIVERS are back with their sophomore album, ‘New Kingdom,’ due out November 13th via Glassnote Records. Organically fusing pop, dance and experimental soul the band have now revealed Sleeper Hold. Cloaked in a hue of mystery, Sleeper Hold showcases band’s darker side, strapped with syncopated dance beats and growling bass and spoken word intro from legendary New Orleans artist, Dr. John. Take a listen to the track via Apple Music below.
The New York Times declared, “The music affirms joy with globe-spanning grooves” upon the release of GIVERS’ 2011 debut album ‘In Light’. During that time, they found themselves bouncing along a global festival circuit, making their national TV debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and performing alongside the likes of Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Carnegie Hall.
The band have hit the road and are currently on a national tour which will hit NYC, Los Angeles, DC, Nashville and many more, wrapping with a hometown show November 28 in Lafayette at Warehouse Five Three Five. Be sure to catch them live in a city near you!
Upcoming GIVERS tour dates:
10/29: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
10/30: Austin, TX @ Stubbs Jr.
11/8: Nashville, TN @ Exit In
11/10: Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theater
11/11: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
11/12: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (SOLD OUT)
11/17: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
11/20: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
11/21: Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
11/22: Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Backroom
11/24: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
11/25: New Orleans, LA @ One-Eyed Jacks
11/28: Lafayette, LA @ Warehouse Five Three Five
For more information on GIVERS, visit giversband.com.