The Get Togethers
I recently read James Toth’s scathing article That’s a Bad Lyric And You Know It, in which Toth berates the current “lack of critical interface with lyrical content” because it “threatens to shortchange the few remaining songwriters who exhibit a genuine talent for lyrical verse.”
The Get Togethers fall into that latter camp of talented lyricists, adept at epic storytelling through musical verse. Their debut album, Home as in Houston, is a poetic memoir of their seminal year, chronicling the events of 2007 into 12 unique but interwoven songs/months/chapters.
Much of the band’s press focuses on the group’s indeterminable friendship, and that intimacy rings rich in the album’s texture; a combination of tight, technical prowess and a comfortable, melodic tempo. The Nashville-based group released their introductory album this past September along-side a heartwarming superhero themed music video for their song “June (Oh My God).”
The video, as well as the album’s other tracks, speaks to the trauma of youth and the value in overcoming obstacles with the help of ones you love.
1. What is your hometown?
Born and raised in Houston, Texas – a little north of the city in Spring
2. With what fictional character do you most identify?
I’ll say Anne of Green Gables
3. In the movie of your life, cast an actor to play you.
4. What work of art speaks to your soul?
Little Red. My 1977 Honda Civic.
5. What books are you currently reading or recommending?
A Severe Mercy /// by Sheldon Vanauken
6. What song or album is currently in heavy rotation on your iPod?
Pat Hull’s “Shed Skin” and Vampire Weekends new record.
7. What’s the last movie that made you cry?
8. Cat person or dog person?
I’m more of a horse person. But dogs over cats — especially this one:
9. What is more important, truth or kindness?
If you’re going to make me choose, then truth. Kindness, love, happiness etc — should come out of a place of knowing that truth.
10. How do you define sin?
Choosing to do what you know is wrong. And sometimes you don’t know, but that doesn’t make you unaccountable.
11. How do you define virtue?
12. Design your headstone: What does it say? What does it look like?
Bethany Christina Frazier
Adoring all that is beautiful and true,
“Who do you say that I am?”
Bonus Question: Who would you like to see answer these questions?