“I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till i drop. This is the night, what it does to you. I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.”
Walk in these Giants’ Shoes
We were sitting in a coffee shop - and in the future, the place we would also work at - one humid July afternoon in 2010, chatting about his band, new albums coming out, and the craziness that’ll come with graduating from college.
Trust me, you can’t imagine the changes graduating will bring to your life until you’ve actually experienced it.
I once asked my good friend Chris Robbins, lead singer and guitarist of O’ Giant Man, how the name of the band came about. His response?
“I don’t know really. It sounded cool.”
That’s a good way to describe O’ Giant Man’s music. You don’t really know why you like it; it just sounds cool. And fun. It’s like really big kids playing music. Their lyrics are like going through a Dr. Seuss book.
If you keep listening though, the lyrics are much more indicative of their age. There’s wisdom to it. Complexity. Experience.
The more you put off listening to O’ Giant Man, the quicker you will grow up. This music will invigorate your imagination, but keeps you grounded with a hint of reality. Go give ‘em a listen. They’re also on tour for the next few weeks. They’ll be in Austin at SXSW for the next few days, and going out east to Ohio, New York City, as well as a few other cities. Check out their tour dates on their Facebook page here, and their Bandcamp site with free music streaming here.
If you look around on both pages, there’s a quick bio written by a pretty cool guy. Give it a read.
I hate shameless self-promotion.