By Ljubinko Zivkovic, Rock At Night Amsterdam
Review: Get Out™ album Violation of Terms and Conditions – Release date January 5, 2023
Take just one good look at the cover, the band’s name (Get Out™), and the title Violation of Terms and Conditions, of the latest album by the Los Angeles quartet Get Out™. With it, any listener can be sure that in front of them, they have (or are confronting) a punk, neo-punk, post-punk, or any other name connected to punk you want to give it.
Taking a listen (or any number of listens) confirms that first impression – hooks abound, as do heavy, pummeling guitars, rhythms, and rebellious lyrics all over the place. So a question remains to be resolved here – is this punk good or not?
Luckily for the fans of the genre, it is the former. In a way, it is no wonder. The band has been at it since the mid-nineties and with eight albums under their belt so far.
In the meantime, Get Out™ might have honed its musical capabilities. Still, they haven’t given up on their love for expressing those capabilities through any form of punk, which is so well-exhibited here.
Explaining the album’s name, the band says: “When we released our last album We Were Here First in 2019, it was taken off Apple Music after one week because Apple claimed our album art “violated the terms and conditions.” After we changed the artwork and resubmitted, Apple Music listed it as metal (it is not) and placed it under a different artist of the same name (we’ve had this name since 1994). We have tried to contact our distributor as well as Apple Music so many times and no one will respond to us about it.”
While this is the album’s central theme, Get Out™ has a hefty social consciousness, evidenced throughout this ‘pure’ (if there is such a thing) punk album.
Youtube Channel: @getouttm9201
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