Jordan Witzigreuter is better known as The Ready Set, the name under which he releases dancey, upbeat pop rock. Signed to Decaydance Records, ran by Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, the Ready Set has released three full-length albums, wiith a fourth due out later this year. In advance of that release, the Ready Set released the GMYH V2 Remix EP back in May, wherein the upcoming album’s first single, “Give Me Your Hand (Best Song Ever),” was remixed in a variety of styles by the likes of Zookëper and others.
The Ready Set plays the Granada in Lawrence on Sunday, July 14, as part of We the Kings’ Summerfest 2013 tour, along with Breathe Carolina, T. Mills, and Keep It Cute. Witzigreuter was kind enough to answer some questions via e-mail about the remix EP and transforming a solo act into a live show.
At some point, my excitement over the new mc chris mixtape, Apple Lung, just becomes a litany of the songs he uses to remix his tracks: “Ohmyfuckinggod — he takes ‘Hoodie Ninja’ and uses Sleigh Bells’ ‘Infinity Guitars’ and Devo’s ‘Whip It’ and ‘Hijack’ gets mixed with The Little Shop of Horrors theme and David Bowie!”
Bonus points for mc doing his second-ever cover. The first was Atom & His Package’s “Punk Rock Academy,” and now it’s “The Time Warp.” Those are a couple of serious, nerd-cred choices.
Honestly, having it drop the morning of Labor Day is perfect timing. There’s going to be people grilling, drinking, and partying all day today, and this is as good a soundtrack as any. Frankly, I’m rocking my ass off six ways from Sunday down here in the basement, wishing I had a reason to blast this sucker outside. That being said, it goes just as well with coffee and PJs as I imagine it does with cheap beer and cut-offs. Party time, bitches.
Download Apple Lung from mc chris’ site.