Exclusive Spin: Get Tall — A Little Less Bored

Exclusive Spin / featured / News / January 18, 2018

Michigan duo Get Tall seems rather attentive on their latest EP. Despite its title, A Little Less Bored, and track names that echo the snarkiness of emo’s fifth party wave (see “Thrash Bandicoot,” with its pop-punk muscle and bared teeth), this Midwestern act has plenty on its plate, including Nick Diener on studio bass for a vibrant, full-fledged experience. Diener’s production, in particular, weaves in between Fat Wreck Chords-era punk (“All Dogs Go to Kevin”) and East Coast emo (“Not Morbid, Just Forgetful”) while Ryan Hahka’s lyricism pushes forward like frantic texts shared between friends. Like a forbidden eavesdropping on a somber, drunken conversation, A Little Less Bored‘s most magnetic moments are its most raw, defending this band’s crossover appeal at the edge of fun and forlorn.

A Little Less Bored will be released tomorrow on CD and cassette via Chatterbot Records.

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James Cassar
James Cassar is Modern Vinyl's Managing News Editor and a co-host of The Modern Vinyl Podcast. He is also an artist manager, co-owner of the record label Near Mint, and can be found in bed before 9 p.m. James lives in Philadelphia and no, he won't check out your band if you add him on Facebook.

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