Self described as “Afro-beat, dancey pants, indie pop love music”, I can only assure you that Givers aren’t quite as twee Vampire Weekend as they let on to be.  Rather Givers posses an extraordinary talent to incorporate recent influences like the former, along with acts like Dirty Projectors and MGMT to create a lush electro-afro-centric soundscape filled with chiming guitars, optimistic call and response vocals and warm synths.  In “Up Up Up” you’d swear this band is a sum of all these other band parts, but rather its just one of many standouts on their debut LP In Light.

Check out the track, and if you like it, right click the link before for the free download.

Up Up Up- Givers 



It’s been a while but Art of The Mixtape is back in action with a mixtape for these good old summer days whether its lying on a beach, grilling dinner, or just relaxing in your own home, these grooves should put you in the perfect mood for the summer months.  This mixtape features classics from artists like George Harrison, Bruce Springsteen, Warren Zevon, Little Feat, Bob Marley, and Miles Davis, as well as some artists you may not have heard of. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the tunes.

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