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Get Scared Are Not ‘Another Mundane, Closed-Minded Group’

Samantha Matthews

Utah goth rockers Get Scared, who released a three-song EP via Hot Topic last year, are getting ready to unleash ‘Best Kind of Mess,’ their debut full-length, on July 12th. The trio, who will be touring with like-minded bands Aiden and Vampires Everywhere!, aim to avoid the trappings of “sameness” that infect so many bands these days.

“We started the band with the motive to not be another mundane, closed-minded group of musicians,” guitarist Bradley Lloyd recently told Noisecreep. “We were all sick of the regurgitated music that was being put out, and unhappy with how intolerant the music scene had become in our hometown. This gave us the passion to create music that not only went against everything in our hometown scene, but also to make music that truly made us feel whole.”

As you can see from the track listing below, Get Scared have utilized all one-word titles for ‘Best Kind of Mess.’ “The one-word song titles will make more sense once the album is released,” Lloyd said coyly. He added that the process of writing the record worked well since the bandmembers are all so different from one another. “We have our own unique input for each song,” he said. “So I guess what I’m trying say is our songs are like baking a cake, a delicious rock ‘n roll cake! Every ingredient in the batter of music is extremely important to each other and it wouldn’t turn out nearly as audibly palatable without the mixing all of our musical input into each song.”

‘Best Kind of Mess’ track listing:

1. Scream
2. Fail
3. Mess
4. Sarcasm
5. Whore
6. Hurt
7. Voodoo
8. Wrong
9. Moving
10. Parade
11. Drown
12. Loneliness
13. Deepest Cut

Get Scared tour dates:

MAY
9 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theater
10 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
11 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Theater
12 Sauget, IL Pop’s
13 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
14 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
15 St. Paul, MN Station 4
17 Detroit, MI Shelter @ St. Andrew’s
18 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s Down Under
19 Louisville, KY Expo Five
20 Knoxville, TN Valarium
21 Raleigh, NC The Brewery
22 West Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
23 Richmond, VA The National
24 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small’s Theatre
25 Poughkeepsie, NY The Loft At The Chance
26 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
27 Worcester, MA Upstairs @ The Palladium
28 Montreal, QC Le National
29 Toronto, ON The Annex Wreck Room
31 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre

JUNE
1 Towson, MD Recher Theatre
2 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox Laundrolounge
3 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
4 Orlando, FL The Social
5 Tampa, FL Orpheum
7 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
8 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
9 Dallas, TX The Door
10 El Paso, TX Club 101
11 Tucson, AZ Skrappy’s
12 Mesa, AZ Nile Theater
14 West Hollywood, CA The Key Club
15 Bakersfield, CA Jerry’s Pizza
17 San Diego, CA Soma Side Stage
18 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
19 Lancaster, CA Mango Tango
20 Stockton, CA Plea For Peace Center
23 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
25 Seattle, WA El Corazon

Watch the video for ‘Sarcasm’

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