In January, I had the pleasure of reviewing an amazing release by an up and coming band called Of Us Giants.
My last paragraph in that review stated:
I would not be surprised if this band was taking over stages in the near future playing to sold out crowds. This is an impressive release that I can see all sorts of music lovers getting into. Don’t sit on Of Us Giants like I did, it is too good to pass up.
I really had high expectations with this band, but sadly over the weekend, they called it quits.
I get it. Indifferences happen, but man, this band barely took off and their debut release Nova Scotia is still in heavy rotation.
OUG really impressed me with their DIY approach and truly were excited with all that was going on. I really could feel their excitement and was hoping their would have made it to Cleveland one day.
Even after USPS lost a bunch of their vinyl (almost $600 worth), the band fought hard to regain their losses and successfully were able to raise money thanks to their amazing fans.
Clearly something happened though forcing them to part ways before more people were able to get into them.
Here’s what the band had to say on their Facebook page:
This is really difficult to write, but here it goes… we are very sorry to announce that we have decided to call it quits as a band due to personal issues. Unfortunately, that means we are dropping off the Captives / Keyes tour. We also were planning a 7″ split with Captives to be released later this year. We are not sure if anybody would still be interested in hearing those songs, but we may still record them… maybe not… it’s up in the air right now.
We want to take the time to say THANK YOU to all of you for caring about this band over the past few years. We are forever grateful for all of your love and support. We would be nothing without all of you. Our music is free atwww.ofusgiants.com and you can pick up any of our leftover merch at www.ronaldrecords.com. All orders are shipping soon. We also want to thank all of the record labels that have taken a chance on our music and have released it for us: Songs From The Road Records / Driftwood Records / Fly the Light Records / Close To Home Records / Little League Records / Mutt Tapes.
Last but not least, thank you to everybody that has been a member of the band over the past few years. We have had the privilege of working with some amazing people/musicians.
Goodbye… for now.
We love all of you,
Dustin and Jon
Good luck guys. I still blame USPS for this break-up…