Local Lafayette band The Givers blew away a crowd of thousands at the Festival last night. These guys sound like anything but local - some compare their music to Vampire Weekend (which is a decent comparison) but their is something distinctly different in their sound for sure. With the heavy drum focus and super positive energy I can actually see a comparison to Rusted Root as well. Last night they had a special guest performer and it turned out to be the entire drum line for th e local high school. The place went nuts. These guys are sure to make it onto an upcoming BOB mix.
Check out some a live clip from Austin's SXSW below.