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On your marks

By Jonny Glines

Get Set GoSelling Out and Going Home TSR RecordsFour out of five stars

Just one year after releasing its sophomore album, Ordinary World, California-based Get Set Go is back with its third album, Selling Out and Going Home.Guitarist and lead singer Mike TV has a unique writing style–witty, cynical and sometimes downright hilarious. Lyrics about politics, sex, drugs and relationships are common topics on past records, and the new Get Set album is no exception. Titles like “You’re gonna die alone,” “F*** you (I want to)” and “Nothing Turns Me On” are accurate representations of the level of seriousness (or lack thereof) here. The band’s musical influences take the form of The Ramones, The Pixies, the Mr. T experience and Weezer. Get Set Go combines toe-tapping melodies with a mixture of electric guitar and viola riffs, infectious punk beats and rebellious rock ‘n’ roll lyrics. Songs about relationships in the indie world are so typical that they make many artists common or mundane. However, Get Set Go’s unique sonic approach–along with its cynical and humorous tone–has created a distinction between the band and the numerous “my heart is bleeding” independent rivals. Seling Out and Going Home is blowing off the dust and turning over a new page in the ever-thick book of indie music.So far, the band’s sound has worked. Get Set Go has appeared on two soundtracks (for “Grey’s Anatomy”) and is currently on a nationwide tour. The band will perform in Salt Lake City on April 17.

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