NEW ARTIST OF THE DAY: Get Involved!
Members of Glassjaw, From Autumn To Ashes and Thursday form the energertic Get Invloved! To inject some forward thinking into punk rock.
SUBBA-CULTCHA.COM SAYS: "When the guys that make up a band have been in some of the most influential post-hardcore/punk rock bands of the past couple of decades, you know you're bound to get something special. Get Involved! Combine gritty punk rock with progressive elements to create a fresh, raw sound that harks back to the Dead Kennedys as much as it does At The Drive-In. Their debut EP, 'Silk Cuts' is four tracks of emotive, heavy, passionate music that has been stripped down to it's core and built back up again layer by layer by mega-producer Ross Robinson. Filled with dark hooks and all manner of guitar filled fury, we can only imagine how raucous their live show is, so if you can, get down to see them at The Old Blue Last this Wednesday, for FREE."
The word "supergroup" gets thrown around a lot these days but the only thing more impressive than Get Involved!'s post-hardcore pedigree is the strikingly original music they've managed to craft over the past year and a half. The band was originally the brainchild of guitarist Todd Weinstock (Glassjaw) and Lars Weiss (Judge) who enlisted his pals guitarist Brian Deneeve (From Autumn To Ashes) and drummer Tucker Rule (Thursday). However it wasn't until the addition of frontman Derrick Karg-Zamudio and bassist Marcus Russell Price (who joined the fold once Weiss parted ways with the band) that Get Involved! as we know it came into existence—and from the moment they played their first note together, the group immediately knew they were onto something special. "We all toured together through our prior projects and basically grew up together on the road during our second childhood," Weinstock explains. "We always talked about doing bands together and it's finally come together and the timing worked out to make it a reality." While the members have gone on to do various projects such as Weinstock's disco-influenced act Men, Women & Children and Deneeve and Rule's current role as live musicians for the boy band The Wanted, they never abandoned their love of heavier music and the spirit it embodies. "No matter how old you are if you came from where we came from you can't lose that," says Rule. That DIY ethic is represented in the way Get Involved! approach everything from their music to the manufacturing of it, which is evidenced by their decision to go directly to their fans via Kickstarter to fund this EP, which was produced in Venice by legendary producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, The Cure). "I worked with Ross on both Glassjaw albums and he's been a great friend and huge part of my life since then so he wanted to be on board from the beginning," Weinstock explains. "We just didn't want to go the same route that we took with our previous bands so we asked for just enough to cover expenses and put that money toward awesome incentives like special vinyl for our supporters."
Check out Get Involved! Live for FREE this Wednesday at The Old Blue Last.