People Get Ready shares new Arthur Russell-inspired track “Middle Name”

“‘Middle Name’ imagines what Joan of Arc and Nikola Tesla have in common. And the structure of the song was inspired by an Arthur Russell’s ‘Nobody Wants a Lonely Heart’…”

Brooklyn-based four-piece People Get Ready is Steven Reker, Luke Fasano, James Rickman, and Jen Goma. They come from all over the musical map–Reker toured as a dancer and guitarist with David Byrne and Fasano is a former member of Yeasayer.  PGR got their start in December 2009 during a run of shows at one of NY’s more influential art houses, The Kitchen.

The band will release their debut album on Brassland October 23, 2012.

“Windy Cindy” was inspired by Cindy Sherman’s pictures, her Untitled Film Stills. It’s a livable world she’s made and I got so into them, I mean really into them. The song is about my desire to take her spot in the picture, forever. I try to do it, it’s fine for a bit, but I end up getting tired because I can’t hold the pose as long as she can. And then I imagine myself as one of the inanimate objects — her dress, the glass she’s holding, the match that she strikes, the book she gets off the shelf. The objects are endowed perfectly by the way she handles them. It’s romantic, but not in a lovey-dovey way but in the way the artwork feels…livable.”

10/18 New York, NY – New York Live Arts (Performing “Specific Ocean”)

10/19 New York, NY – New York Live Arts (Performing “Specific Ocean”)

10/20 New York, NY – New York Live Arts (Performing “Specific Ocean”)

10/27 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands

People Get Ready
People Get Ready
Street Date: Oct. 23, 2012

Track List:

1. Windy Cindy
2. New June
3. Three Strangers
4. Orange Grove
5. Dark Candy




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