Givers- Meantime (Bombay Bicycle Club Remix)

Indie-pop group “Givers”  from Lafayette, Louisiana was recently named by Time as one of “The Ten Groups that Rocked South by Southwest” and our friends at have a free download  of their track “Meantime” remixed by Bombay Bicycle Club.  The original track is quite different from the remix, which can be good or bad, but in this case it is quite good!  The remix track is more dance oriented and the slashing and soaring guitar sounds of the original are stripped down to a minimum.  In this pop/dance remix form, it brings a nice and light feel, but the focus is on the chorus of the original and is looped throughout.

The sound on the remix reminds me a bit of the “chillwave” sound with the use of vintage and distant-sounding distorted vocals.  On a lot of their other material you can definitely hear a more harmonic style similar to Vampire Weekend’s, which I heard a bit of here as well.

Givers’ latest effort is titled “In Light” and features the very fun track “Up Up Up” which they recently performed on The Jimmy Fallon Show.

Even though we just officially hit the fall season, this summery sounding remix is the perfect antidote for the upcoming gray skies of autumn. Check it out for yourself with the free download widget below.