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Get Along's back with new EP on the horizon 

click to enlarge After an extended studio break, Nicholas and Cara Yañez, d/b/a Get Along, will be releasing a new EP next week. - JOEL REKIEL
  • Joel Rekiel
  • After an extended studio break, Nicholas and Cara Yañez, d/b/a Get Along, will be releasing a new EP next week.
It may have been a while since Colorado Springs music fans have heard from Get Along, but enthusiasts of all things synth-y and left-of-center can look forward to some new music just on the horizon.

The dance-punk duo, formed in Monument and comprising husband-and-wife team Nicholas and Cara Yañez, made their debut at the Triple Nickel back in 2012.

Five years later, their new EP, Let My People Go, is set for release on Friday, Sept. 22, just in time for a “Golden Calf Party” at Denver’s Syntax Physic Opera with Turvy Organ and Ghostpulse. (Attendees are encouraged to wear gold — the more the better.)

For the duo, the new material is both the culmination of their past three years of work and a fervent exercise in musical exploration.

Get Along keyboardist/drummer Nicholas Yañez says the album is about pursuing what one is born to be — “despite any prior expectations certain people or practices may have” — and dealing with the doubts, hopes and feats that go along with that.
While the duo describes themselves as “soultronic anti-pop,” there’s plenty of pop sweetness in the hooks of the track “Death of a Spirit Animal.” It’s also not hard to hear threads of Queen’s DNA (although not from their famous “no synthesizers” period) in the anthemic choruses and sweeping, cinematic textures of twin title tracks, “Let My People Go, I & II.” Elsewhere, the excellently titled “Death of a Death Metal Band” rides a post-punk synthesizer pulse worthy of Suicide, while the understated, soulful “Exodus” weaves a trumpet and gospel-flavored piano amidst its vocoder harmonies.

“We hope people will listen to the EP with an open mind,” says Yañez of the group’s new emphasis on musical exploration. “We are impacted by so many different forms of music, and we found ourselves expressing that throughout the EP. We also hope it evokes some relevant, positive emotion out of people. We make music because it’s had a positive impact on our lives, and we’d like to cycle a little of that back into humanity.”

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