Among Giants is a folk punk group from Orlando,
FL.Truth Hurts, the band’s full-length debut, is a 12 song collection
of angry songs about life and society. What
sets Among Giants apart from other folk punk acts is their use of both acoustic
and electric instruments; the result being more Billy Bragg and Frank Turner
than Defiance, OH and Andrew Jackson Jihad.
“The Pond” and “What’s the Point?,” two of the record’s standout
moments, are excellent examples of Among Giant’s electrical take on folk
punk. This is not to say that the
acoustic songs aren’t good, because they are—“Get Your Shit Straight” being one
of the standouts. Then there is “All I
Want” a song that mixes the electric and the acoustic and is another standout
moment. Overall Truth Hurts is a great folk punk record that isn’t afraid to do
more than simply be acoustic guitars and left-wing lyrics. Fans of the genre, especially the likes of
the Violent Femmes and the aforementioned Billy Bragg and Frank Tuner should definitely
give Among Giants a listen.