On Friday, as I waited for Ro to come home, I wandered around the house, trying to find something to listen to, something I hadn’t heard in a while. Eventually, I settled on The Ready Set.
Jordan Witzigreuter aka The Ready Set.
Technically there are other members of the band, but they are more touring members as opposed to actual members. Also I don’t know their names, despite being a fan for the past 3-4 years, so, um, you could Wikipedia it if you really want to know.
I started listened to TRS because I thought he was cute (I’m not proud of my superficial side). Telling you how Ro and I discovered TRS is too complicated, but basically, she showed me a picture of him, I said “AW, HE’S ADORABLE”, and next thing you know, I was listening to all his songs and eagerly standing in line to meet him at Warped ’11.
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I don’t wanna slow, slow, slow, slow down, down.
Great tunes to listen to when it’s nice outside. Or when you wanna dance. Or both! Very poppy, very summer-y. And, you wouldn’t necessarily expect it, but he puts on a really fun live show. Lots of dancing and jumping involved, so make sure you’re ready to move and shake if you’re going to see him.
I will admit that I’ve only listened to his first few albums once or twice (2008’s Syntax and Bright Lights and 2009’s Tantrum Castle). They’re decent, but I think he really hit his stride/found his sound with his first studio-release, 2010’s I’m Alive, I’m Dreaming, a sound which he continued to expand on 2011’s EP, Feel Good Now. I’m stoked that he’s finally releasing a new album, The Bad and The Better, which comes out at the end of May. He’s also going to be at Warped again, so that’s very exciting!
In the meantime, I’m going to continue putting “Give Me Your Hand” into all my dancing playlists, and I suggest you do the same: