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'It Gets Worse' But Its Not A 'Big Deal'

April 29, 2024

'It Gets Worse' Releases New Single 'Big Deal'

By Ace Hartmann | Racketeer Broadcast Association  | 

After a pandemic-induced hiatus, 'It Gets Worse' is back with a bang, unleashing their latest single "Big Deal" to eager fans. Comprised of Rachel Garrison on vocals, Chris Schultz on guitar and vocals. Mike Gilbert on bass, Eric Stallard on guitar and tenor saxophone, Mike Reedy on drums, Cory Cordie on trumpet, and Sam Timmerman on trombone, this dynamic ensemble brings a fresh energy to the music scene.

The band's roots trace back to the summer of 2022 when this latest lineup came together in Laramie, WY and Fort Collins, CO. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Less Than Jake, RX Bandits, Toots and the Maytals, and The Slackers, It Gets Worse infuses their music with vibrant melodies and infectious rhythms.

With an impressive resume of performances, including opening for national acts such as Mad Caddies, Save Ferris, and The Toasters, as well as appearances at notable festivals like Punk Rock Saves Lives Fest and Seattle Ska Fest, It Gets Worse is no stranger to the spotlight. Most recently, they rocked the stage at Mesa Music Festival during their tour through Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.

Their latest single, "Big Deal," recorded at Band Cave Recordings in Denver, CO, captures the band's signature blend of melodic punk and ska elements. Tracked and mixed by Collin Ingram and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, the song is a high-energy anthem that channels the frustration of insincere relationships.

"We wanted to create a high-energy, heavy punk rock track that was still ska at its core," explains vocalist Chris Schultz. "Big Deal is a cathartic release of frustration about insincere relationships."

Recorded in a single day in January 2024, "Big Deal" is a testament to the band's passion and dedication. As guitarist Eric Stallard succinctly puts it, "Ska and Punk Rock from the mountains of Wyoming and Colorado."

With their latest release, It Gets Worse continues to cement their place in the ska-punk scene, captivating audiences with their infectious energy and catchy melodies. Fans can catch them live at upcoming shows and keep an eye out for more electrifying music on the horizon.


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