[Cover photo credit to The Get Right Band]
Asheville, North Carolina-based Psych Rock trio The Get Right Band have announced their LP iTopia, due out April 7th, 2023. Alongside the announcement, the band have shared the track & video, “Hell Yes Refresh.” The band will also be heading out on tour this Spring throughout the East Coast.
iTopia is a concept album which features My Morning Jacket’s Bo Koster on keys, Jacob Rodriguez on saxophone (Michael Buble), and Eleanor Underhill on vocals (Underhill Rose). It explores “the impact of social media on relationships, mental health, sense of self and the ever-evolving state of the world.”
The album follows a protagonist who falls into “a deep online rabbit hole, passing through techno-utopianism to the most anti-social side of social media. In a moment of clarity, the protagonist begins to climb out of the dark hole as they aim to understand what’s true and what isn’t, and makes a wavering attempt at optimism.”
The album is primarily self-Produced and self-recorded with drums and strings tracked by Julian Dreyer at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, NC. The rest of the album was recorded by the band in various home studios, later mixed by Matt Zutell at Coast Records and mastered by Dave Harris at Studio B.
Bassist Jesse Gentry explains:
This album not only represents our growth and progress as a band, but also as people. The themes of the album and the content of the songs touch on some of the most poignant issues of our society at this moment in time. We hope people can relate to the subject matter and that it also gives the listener some hope for a different future.
The Get Right Band 2023 Tour
Jan. 28 – Boone, NC – Boone Saloon w/ Groove Skeleton
Apr. 7 – Asheville, NC – Salvage Station w/ Disco Risque
May 6 – Spartanburg, SC – FR8yard
May 13 – Charlotte, NC – US National Whitewater Center
May 28 – Greenfield, MA – StrangeCreek Campout
More Dates To Be Announced