GIT SOME / Press

"Git Some begins their second record by slapping you in the head with the noisy, boisterous “Cool Guys Like You Out of My Life” and they just do not stop hitting you. This entire album is just loud-everything about it is bombastic, thunderous, and unrelenting. This makes complete sense once one learns that former members of Planes Mistaken for Stars Chuck French and Neil Keener are two of the masterminds behind this aural barrage. None of the thirteen efforts are particularly long, for Git Some swoops in, berates you, and leaves you begging for more abuse with “Fit to Be Tied”, “Lick, Lick, Lick” and “Silver Skies”, a triumvirate which dwarfs what some bands will ever achieve in a career. The delivery of Lucius Fairchild walks a perilous line between maniacal and affecting, all the while chaos is hemorrhaging around him, as his aforementioned teammates, along with drummer Andrew Lindstrom, stir up intense servings of reckless and seemingly effortless pandemonium...

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“From the ashes of Planes Mistaken For Stars comes Git Some! This is their 2nd record and their 1st with The Bat!” ~AlternativeTentacles.com When I put on this album I couldn’t help but feel a little hesitant about the content that laid before me but, sure enough, the album gets progressively better. The sound feels like stoner metal (i.e. Eye Hate God, High on Fire, ect.) meets thrashy punk. I am in absolute favor of this direction. I am completely into both genres. A lot of the drops were very good and pit worthy and I can totally see people looking for something new liking it. I also appreciate the not-so-overproduced feel. I personally think this is important when it comes to punk that punks listen to. My only real criticism is...”

“Ryan Bingham, who won an Oscar for his theme song to the film Crazy Heart, claimed the number two and four spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout with his new album, Junky Star, released last week on Lost Highway. Arcade Fire's The Suburbs and the Black Keys' Brothers, meanwhile, continue to perform well, as does Git Some's Loose Control, which took the top spot at Wax Trax, while Disturbed's latest effort, Asylum, released last week on Reprise, debuted at number one on Independent's charts for the week ending September 5. See the full breakdown after the jump.”

“Git Some’s sophomore effort, Loose Control, is a refreshingly raw piece of punk rock. The 13-track album, released on San Francisco-based Alternative Tentacles Records, is lean, efficient and brutish – kind of like a street fight on record. read more at (see below)”

“Let’s get this out of the way: members of Git Some cut their teeth in the venerable Planes Mistaken for Stars, which is pretty neat but kind of besides the point. The songs here move through the speakers in an abrasive yet strangely listenable manner. Angular guitars attack your ears unrelentingly but carry with them a definite sense of melody that, while aggressive as shit, will still get stuck in your head, most notable on "Trixie Loves Misty.” The band recall Black Flag at their most intense — think "Black Coffee” played three times as fast — where punishing drums push the songs forward and impassioned howls sit on top of the music, making the band sound like the perfect soundtrack for a nervous breakdown. (1-2-3-4 Go!)”

“Git Some was formed in Chicago in 2003 and is made up of the remains of Planes Mistaken For Stars. This is their second release. Upon first listen, they have a discordant post-rock, post-hardcore feel. “Cool Guys Like You Out Of My Life” is accentuated by drippy, grungy drums and primal vocals. “Fit To Be Tied” is excellent as well with droning guitar/bass interplay. Other tracks of interest include “Lick, Lick, Lick”, “Entrails For The Altar”, “Tongues” and “Loose Control” (likely the only track with a touch of harmonic resonance). In conclusion, this is an interesting album that will probably throw you off, especially if you were expecting a straight-forward post-rock experience. If you enjoyed Planes Mistaken For Stars, you will probably enjoy this album.”

“In fall 2008, Denver-based band Git Some kicked off its European tour with the following pro-wrestling-style announcement via its blog: "We are gonna spill our guts in ancient cities! We are gonna throw-up blood, chunks, and rock-n-roll on the pretty shoes of you people! We will cough up filthy, perverted guitar chords! You won't smell the same as when you showed up to see us!" A year later, in August 2009, the provocative band made one of its more rock and roll moves by temporarily shutting down the ninth annual Total Fest—Missoula's independent music festival—when its over-throttled amps caused not one, but two electrical outages. read more at (see below)...”

“While Git Some gets all the credit it deserves for being a blistering live band, its visceral, multi-layered approach to song-craftsmanship is generally lost in the fury. The group’s second record, Loose Control, is a testament not only to the passion of its live act, but also to its capacity to write songs that are as ambitious as they are scarring. Lead singer Luke Fairchild’s presents darkly personal laments, (“How can you even call this a home when heat is a luxury / Cold surrounded by dirt / I’m having trouble staying clean”) that reflect a brutal inner-turmoil with unrelenting fervor—especially when it’s all sung/screamed with a mixture of melodic crooning and throat-taxing immediacy. Meanwhile, the band’s rhythm section drags a multitude of genres—punk, post-punk, grunge, hardcore, stoner-rock—across a variety of odd time signatures, face-melting riffs, and seismic shifts in song-structure. The album’s opener, “Cool Guys Like You Out of my Life” is a...”

“You can’t get anywhere in life without a lot of hard work and a little luck. Denver’s Git Some has had both. Just as the foursome was trying to figure its next move following relentless touring on its debut, former Dead Kennedy Jello Biafra heard a snatch of the band’s music while hanging out at Wax Trax Records. When the band caught wind of the incident, it seized the opportunity and got in touch with Biafra’s Alternative Tentacles imprint, offering up a preview of its forthcoming Loose Control. The venerable punk rabble-rouser was as impressed with the new material as he was with his first exposure, and things fell neatly into place: Loose Control was released on Alternative Tentacles in late June, and Git Some will officially ring in the release this Saturday at the Rockaway Tavern. Drummer Andrew Lindstrom spoke with The A.V. Club about what it takes to break out of the confines of the Queen City.”

“ Formed from the ashes of the mighty Planes Mistaken For Stars, this is the 2nd album from Git Some. Plenty of raw guitar riffage here + a driving, shifting drum sound that goes from simple to complex over a couple of bars. Harsh screams that still have hints of melody in are to the front while Omar R. type solos flail away in the background. The songs never outstay their welcome and have enough spontaneity to make you want to jump up and down quite a lot.”

“On its latest release, Git Some doesn't exactly break new ground. Instead, the band cracks it beyond recognition, leaving it covered in broken glass and drenched in sweat and blood while destroying pretty much everything that rests upon it. Loose Control, the band's second full-length and first on Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles imprint, takes the Black Flag-on-acid groundwork laid down on the group's last record, Cosmic Rock, and makes it more chaotic, psychotic and, somehow, louder. Guitar, drums and bass throw wild punches at each other while Luke Fairchild's trademark wail conjures up images of an involuntarily committed mental patient in a padded room ranting about felonious intent and sour intoxicants. It's a formula the boys of Git Some have perfected and will someday undoubtedly destroy.”

“By the time Plane Mistaken for Stars ended their run after 2006's Mercy, nearly all the emo influences audible on their early sides were gone, and guitarist Chuck French and bassist Neil Keener's have effectively crushed the last bits into dust with their new band, Git Some. On their second album, Loose Control, Git Some are one badass rock & roll juggernaut, rolling like a truck driver wired on Mini-Thins and Mountain Dew, and not about to slow down his 18-wheeler for anything stupid enough to cross his path. Fusing the leaden thunder and doom-struck imagery of heavy metal with the velocity of punk rock and the "WTF?" chaos of noise rock, Loose Control is the work of some sort of hellish boogie band, just tight enough to strike with the unity of a closed fist and boasting a manic power that makes these guys sound like they're striking at once but from four different directions. While this album barrels through 13 songs in 33 minutes...”

“There was two main facets to Black Flag’s musical legacy. The frantic hard, fast, energetic riffs of their earlier years, and the jazzy, metal, experimentation, jammy onslaughts that played them out their long and winding musical career. Git Some’s second record, ‘Loose Control’ seems to explode right in the middle of this Hardcore history, firing riffs fuelled by distortion, fuzz, weed and a chugging groove into a cauldron of the afformentioned Black Flag, Bad Brains, Born Against and so many of Punk and post rock’s musical high points. If you thought Cosmic Rock couldn’t get any fuzzier, riffier, groovier, discordant…check out Loose Control. Wow. I didn’t even mention Planes Mistaken For Stars.”

“Git Some have long been pigeonholed as "that ex-Planes Mistaken For Stars band." But the truth is, Git Some existed before guitarist Chuck French and bassist Neil Keener joined the final incarnation of Planes—and accordingly, Git Some are their own beast entirely. Jittery, discordant and blistering, the Denver quartet's new full-length, Loose Control, is actually their tightest release to date. Amid throat-throttling basslines and guitars that veer from classic-rock licks to feedback blitzkriegs, the disc takes abrasive cues from the Monorchid and the Jesus Lizard while conceding territory to stoner-rock low-end. The biggest shock comes from frontman Luke Fairchild; pegged as a batshit-crazy wildman due to his explosive stage antics, here he reveals a lyrical (and even melodic) depth that complements the full-scale chaos. The same could be said of Loose Control as a whole: Scratch the shit-smeared surface and there's a spastic, lethal logic ticking away.”

“Loose Control, the title of Git Some's second full-length, is startlingly accurate. While the band's first release, Cosmic Rock, featured the band playing equally with the concepts of old-school punk and post-rock, on Loose Control the band lets it all hang out and swing around while being firmly attached to a grounded source. Taking a lesson or 10,000 from Mr. Greg Ginn, guitarist Chuck French deftly masters the art of discord, abutting screeching wails against deep chugs. But, while even later-day Ginn could get a little too advanced for most ears, French takes his shambling, buzzing guitar just to the edge of avant-garde experimentation, only to snap back into the other style perfected by Ginn: the smashing three-chord attack that is genius in its simplicity....”

“So Git Some has a brand new record coming out this Tuesday, July 20. We've heard it. It's called Loose Control, and it's about as badass as you'd expect. The thing we completely didn't expect -- and are trying to figure out how the hell we managed to miss hearing about -- was seeing the Alternative Tentacles logo on the back of the disc, the follow-up to the outstanding Cosmic Rock. How fucking cool (not to mention fitting) is that, that Jello Biafra has seen fit to put out another home baked gem from another stellar Colorado-based act (the imprint's also issued platters from Sixteen Horsepower, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Tarantella and Munly)? Hell to the yeah. Come fucking Git Some!”