Asheville's Get Right Band's New EP Is a Booty-Shaking Good Time
The Get Right Band, is releasing its hotly anticipated new album, Bass Treble Angel Devil. The hour-long juggernaut of high-energy tunes, bold and witty lyrics, and adventurous production approach melds funk, rock, and reggae into a dance party album that will have listeners singing along and shaking their booties from track one.
“The Get Right Band is a hard-touring trio with the musical energy and power of The Police,” says legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle. Hittin’ The Note Magazine writes that the band is “fun and full of energy and excitement.” This is an album for dancers, for rockers, for connoisseurs, for radio junkies, for true music lovers. This is an album for anyone who rocks out to The Black Keys or The Red Hot Chili Peppers, for anyone who grew up blasting Sublime or Led Zeppelin on their car stereos, for anyone who dances in their living room to Michael Jackson or The Talking Heads.
“This record was made to get you right,” says guitarist/singer Silas Durocher. “The title, Bass Treble Angel Devil, refers to the crazy, beautiful, mixed-up yin/yang ball of contradictions that is life. The album balances different genres and lyrically moves through the joys and challenges of friendship, work, love lost and love found, and the all-encompassing energy we’re all a part of. At heart, this is a celebration—we’re inviting listeners to join our party and join our musical movement!”
The Get Right Band is built on the musical brotherhood that Durocher and bassist Jesse Gentry have formed playing in bands together since childhood. With the addition of powerful and dynamic drummer Jian-Claude Mears, the group’s sound has become an unstoppable force. The Get Right Band has been relentlessly touring the East Coast and the Caribbean since its inception in April 2011. A rarity in contemporary music, the group possesses both clever and sophisticated songwriting that gets stuck in the head, along with the musical chops to shred solos and improvise jams to catch any listener’s ear.
Bass Treble Angel Devil kicks off with “Satisfied Man,” a powerhouse pop-rock tune that gets listeners moving right off the bat. The album takes a joyride through tracks such as the gritty, funky “Shut Yo’ Mouth,” the reggae/ska/punk-inspired “Get Right,” and the dark, satirical “Prettier,” concluding with a blasting, fast-tempo cover of The Talking Heads’ “Life During Wartime.”
Engineered and co-produced by Matt Williams at The Eagle Room, the record manages to sound both raw and polished at the same time. Guest musicians include the talented Eleanor Underhill (Underhill Rose) and Stephanie Morgan (Stephanie’s Id) on vocals, Chuck Lichtenberger (Stephanie’s Id, The Archrivals) on keys, and Chris Pyle (former Get Right Band drummer) on percussion. The project was fully funded by The Get Right Band’s loyal fan base, a true testament to the strong connection the band has with their audience.
The members of The Get Right Band have played with many of the East Coast’s most notable recent acts, including Laura Reed and Deep Pocket, Soulgrass Rebellion, Josh Phillips, Empire Strikes Brass, Lovestruck Suckers, and Afromotive. They have shared the stage with national acts such as Galactic, Victor Wooten Band, Mike Dillon Band, Jeff Sipe Trio, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Jeff Coffin’s Mutet, Larry Keel, Here Come The Mummies, and Bobby Lee Rodgers.