I'm so excited about this feature finally running, because it reminds me of the old days at Splendid, when I ran features and could write about anything I wanted to. I didn't realize how lucky this made me, to be able to interview bands that no one else cared about (at the time, some of them became pretty big later, some didn't)...but the years since Splendid folded have been a long slog through the realities of music industry marketing and relevance and trendiness...Anyway, here's one more feature of a band that may never hit it big, but which is, nonetheless, very much worth noticing.
Labor of Love: Interview with Tony Skalicky and Mike Ingenthron of Get Help
By Jennifer Kelly 15 August 2011
Sometimes a band is a band from the beginning. Sometimes it starts as the tiniest spark of an idea, a good feeling, or even the warmth and understanding between two old friends.
Get Help is more the latter kind of band, a joint project between Tony Skalicky, who is better known for his work with the Beatings, and Mike Ingenthron, who has done time in Strikes Again. Now, with their second album The Good Green Earth out, the two have an actual band – drummer Gene D’Avolio and bassist John Vann Atta. Still, when they began a few years ago, they mostly just had each other, some shared ideas about R.E.M. and Guided by Voices, and an extended, musical email conversation.
"It's Only In Your Head"