PropertyOfZack had the chance to speak with Nathan Hussey of All Get Out a few weeks ago for a new inteview. We spoke with Nathan regarding the solo release, All Get Out’s next record, being in the pop-punk scene by accident, and more. Check out the interview below!
All Get Out has been quiet, but you announced a solo album out of recently with no lead time, and now it’s out. When did you record this?
I got home from all the touring that we did this year, took a little breather and had some time with my wife and family. I normal-ed out for a second and then I started recording it in June and mastered it in July.
Did you do this all by yourself?
Yeah. A friend of mine, Nick, is a drum guru around Charleston, and he did nine of the ten songs on drums. I did one song myself. I pretty much tracked everything but drums myself.
Did the writing take place this year as well, or did the songs all come in time?
Over time. There were maybe one or two songs that came up on the spot. A lot of them I had finished.
A normal cycle for any band is to at least give a little bit of lead time before an album comes out. Why did you want to put it out right aways?
I don’t have anybody behind it but me. It’s an experiment, really. To see what you’re capable of on your own. When you’re just starting out you don’t know what you’re doing and get everybody to do everything for you. You think you’re doing it the right way and you need all the credible stuff like a manager, merch guy, etc. Most of those are necessary, but you go head first. I wanted to see how much I could do myself. People haven’t had new music from All Get Out in a while, and it’ll be a while until it’s out as well. Not as long as last time, but it takes a lot of time to do something on that scale. I figured I had no one to answer to but me, so I went for it.
You can hear the All Get Out sound on the solo release in addition to other sounds. Are you excited for fas to hear a different side of your music?
Yeah, I am. I write the songs for All Get Out. I started a solo record last year and stopped. It’s hard to separate the two when I write. So I’m excited for them to hear this. It’s more songwriter stuff. There’s not a lot of continuity to it. It’s not low fi or high fi. I kind of like that. I’m just excited for people to hear new music already.
Are you going to play any shows?
I’m going to get to it eventually. It’ll probably be more regional unless something crazy happens.
Where is All Get Out? You did a bunch of touring over the last year and a half, but it’s been a quiet period for sure.
We did the La Dispute tour last year and then a headlining tour last August. Before the headliner, we cut the band in half. We got management finally. This year is the first year we’ve done things the right away. We went a little too hard, but it was good. We tackled different markets. For some reason we got caught up in the pop-punk scene, which we don’t sound like. All Get Out is making plans to start the next record. We’re taking our time, but we’re not Brand New. Our record has only been out for two years. We’re right on time. We’ve played 150 shows in a year’s time. Maybe a little less, but we’ve done a fair amount of touring. We’ve just hit a bunch of different markets and have done a bunch of different things.
Nathan Hussey of All Get Out released his solo album, Ground Me, this week, and it’s great. We’re happy to be teaming up with Hussey to host a Track-By-Track of the album on PropertyOfZack. Download Ground Me here and check out the Track-By-Track below!
Most of these songs are from touring and were fragmented and sound-checked to for months to years, but this one was written while I was recording the LP. It’s the song that turned this from being an EP to a full length. It comes from a discussion I was having about how ridiculous it is to punch a wall or throw a tantrum like that. At some point we’ve all been there but in hindsight it’s kind of funny. So this song is seriously about an Oak door calling an angry man a dumb-ass. Kind of that tough love sarcasm of a witty mother, in the form of a door.
This song was started the month after The Season was finished. One of my earliest “story telling” songs. It’s not very explosive but its nice to have something that sits back and more or less grooves for a minute. Thats uncommon for me. Most of this is irregular really, but makes it so much fun to do. It’s got a love tragedy of a jealous man watching the woman he wants go with someone else. It’s almost neurotic in the way it starts dark, then a somewhat conflictingly uplifting chorus with hopeless lyrics, then a melodic bridge, but back to the chorus again.
Intervention derives from years of sound checking at shows. This is my top choice for the album. I wanted it to sound like old Pedro the Lion songs did, at least for the intro. Not sure if I achieved that, but it was the goal. I really enjoyed being able to let parts of All Get Out slip into this with the vocals, at least the live All Get Out. Like most of the record, it’s rough around the edges and left that way on purpose. The record isn’t an A-plus recording sonically but it is honest. That forces it to grow on you through time as you adapt to it and slowly, hopefully, you feel a part of it. That’s the goal on the whole, fully embodied in this song.
Similar to very old All Get Out. Same category as said above but in the poppy-happy kind of way. The goal of my song writing has been to write in a pop song format or structure that you hear everyday but plugged in with honest songs. Easiest done with heavy lyrics in a light hearted tune. I didn’t invent this method but it’s my go-to for you sure. This reminds me of Water and God with bringing back the synth lead and the simple chorus. Will be fun if I ever play it live.