Collection: People Get Ready on CD and vinyl LP
Get both of People Get Ready's albums on Brassland in a single package. Physiques is CD-only (for now). People Get Ready aka self-titled is available on CD or LP.
People Get Ready are one indie rock’s most acclaimed live acts. NPR’s Bob Boilen placing their gigs among his top 5 concerts in both 2012 and 2013, described their uniquestyle: “Part rock concert, part performance art, part dance, all perfectly melded together. Having seen so many dudes with guitars ... it was incredibly refreshing to find a group challenging and changing the norm.”
The band came together in New York in 2009 while frontman Steven Reker was looking for new ways to combine his devotion to avant-garde movement and pop art after working with Miranda July and touring as a dancer and guitarist on David Byrne’s year-long Everything that Happens tour. From DIY clubs to performance spaces, adding auxiliary performers and homemade instruments or performing as a four piece--no matter the setting, their live appearances are never less than a sweaty, kinetic party.
Listen to a song from Physiques (2014):
People Get Ready’s second album Physiques ramps up the band’s fierce, joyful, heedless interplay; its love of big pop and trancelike slow jams and songs that fall somewhere in-between; and, above all, its devotion to PLEASURE. Though based in Brooklyn, this record was produced by Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier at one of New York City’s first “alterative art spaces,” the Clocktower Gallery just before its renovation into condos. Consider Physiques a tribute to and last gasp from a more lovely time when art ran free in downtown Manhattan.
Listen to a song from People Get Ready (2012):
Their self-titled debut album was recorded by emerging composer/performer/producer Jherek Bischoff in the summer of 2011 at Denniston Hill, a 100+ year old farm house in upstate New York. The house was transformed into an artists' retreat by a group of friends from the East Village who forged their bonds during the 1990s -- and the space was re-transformed by Bischoff who trucked two suitcases of gear to this remote location, recording them across three rooms of the house, including a ceramic-tiled bathroom with some lovely natural acoustic properties.