Geronimo Getty
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Geronimo Getty

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Los Angeles, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Americana Country


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"Buzzbands - Ears Wide Open"

Aaron Kyle has dialed it back, but in no way should the Los Angeles singer-songwriter’s new approach be considered a retreat. As frontman of the swampy Americana outfit Le Switch, Kyle’s big, boozy vocals were fit for a New Orleans saloon. Now doing business as Geronimo Getty, he brings tempered, tremulous tones to the table on his new EP, “Darkness Hides.” Geronimo Getty’s country-fried stylings are more Man in Black (or Waylon and Willie) than Mardi Gras, and a host of local players bring their talents to EP, including ex-Le Switch guitarist Chris Harrison, who takes up that instrument as well as mandolin, banjo and lap steel. Morgan Germar contributes strings, with Seb Bailey (bass), Brian Sokia (drums) and Valerie McCann (background vocals) joining in. “Darkness Hides” arrives on Tuesday, and it’ll make you glad Kyle didn’t. - Buzzbands

"Darkness Hides (Review)"

Trading in a the muscle of a rock band, Aaron Kyle steps away from fronting California indie darlings, Le Switch, for a singer/songwriter’s tenderness on his solo debut, Darkness Hides. Tender, yes, but in no way weak – Kyle’s songwriting (now under the moniker Geronimo Getty) is sharp and expressive with a conviction befitting the Americana roots he aspires to.

Kyle’s rock background peaks through often enough, with some great Mike Campbell-esque electric guitar accents, but it’s largely a traditionalist affair. Within that tradition though, Kyle entirely eschews one pillar of Americana for another, entirely forsaking characters and story songs for personal introspections. And these are as earnest as they come on standouts like the outlaw-country brooding of the title track and the lovelorn acoustics of “Dear Lover.”

With a weary baritone smacking of Townes Van Zandt (and a touch of nasal Jonathan Richman) Kyle’s voice seems genetically engineered to plead over a whining fiddle ballad or achingly falter over a country lover’s lament. And like Van Zandt before him, he doesn’t need great range to get his point across. It’s always been more important in the American folk tradition to wring a feeling out of your voice rather than virtuosity, and Kyle wrings out plenty on this solid debut. - Performer Magazine


Darkness Hides e.p. - May 2012


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Geronimo Getty is a Los Angeles based country band fronted by singer/guitarist Aaron Kyle. GG started as a side project for Aaron Kyle and Chris Harrison (Le Switch) as a way to work with songs that didn't fit the Le Switch aesthetic. Once Le Switch disbanded in 2012, Geronimo Getty became their sole project.

The band's self-released EP, "Darkness Hides", (produced and recorded by Aaron & Chris) came out in early 2012. The EP features 6 Original songs and a cover by Buck Owens. Adding Seb Bailey (Division Day, Imaad Wasif) on bass and Brian Soika (Les Blanks) on drums, the band started playing local shows, festivals and regional tours followed.

Darkness Hides (Title Track) has found its way into TV (Hart of Dixie, Hemlock Grove, You're The Worst) and film (Strutter, Back in the Day, The Big Ask).  Aaron contributed vocals to the soundtrack for "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" (film 2013).

The band finished a new LP produced and recorded by Jeff Halbert (Nick Cave, St. Vincent, Rickie Lee Jones) and will debut new songs at CMJ in the fall.

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