Getting Started is a remarkable Chicago-based indie rock band founded in 2022. Their core style rides back to the turn of century indie rock ethos with the mellow rhythms, dazing vocals, fuzzy riffs, and classic melody lines. If you enjoy the work of Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, and Kings of Leons, this band is for you. The indie rock genre was formed as a fluid movement, one that defied the orthodox boundaries of traditional rock to inculcate diverse sensibilities. This band’s interpretation of the genre is especially notable. ‘Anywhere’ is the band’s latest release, a three-track EP that is filled with youthful narratives on melancholy, aimlessness, and heartache. 

The title track is a melodic rock song that is reminiscent of The Smiths with a little bit of Regina Spektor, The Beach Boys, and REM. It is washed with the nuances of consciousness and gains a cerebral pulse. ‘Knew The Time Had Come’ gains a pop color within the surreal riff swirl. It is a vivid portrait of a lost relationship, full of texture, elating chords, and melody patterns that it is impossible to detach from it. It rolls into you and blooms fantastically. ‘Reverberations’ is the last track. Using novel sonic concepts, they create so many different kinds of reverberations, matching it with a tale to maximize listening experience. Getting Started are Jack Gallo [vocals/rhythm guitar], Matt Stein [lead guitar], Pat Hickey [bass], Jack Scanlon [drums].

The EP is available for streaming on popular sites like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Amazon Music! 

You can listen to ‘Anywhere’ by Getting Started here –