People Get Ready by People Get Ready on Apple Music

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Steven Reker is a musician, dancer, and choreographer who's worked with David Byrne, Miranda July, and others. Luke Fasano drummed for Yeasayer for a number of years. With two other members on board, they join forces as People Get Ready; the resulting music feels like a tiny feather fluttering in the wind, buoyant and kinetic and free from gravity's restraints. Reker's voice veers between a sensual Bryan Ferry and—especially when paired with keyboardist Jen Goma (of A Sunny Day in Glasgow)—a quivering Russell Mael of the classic (and underrated) Sparks. Fasano bangs and drums—mostly on snares and toms—while dark organ notes underpin airy, fluttery vocals and jangling bells or a looped vocal chant spars with an echoing floor tom and churchy synths. "New June" has a beguiling goth–meets–global pop vibe, while "Windy Cindy" has a sweet, summery energy driving Reker's shiny guitars and Fasano's clattering percussion. PGR's live shows are reportedly equal parts performance art and indie rock hip-swayers, and this debut pegs the band as one to keep an eye on.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Steven Reker is a musician, dancer, and choreographer who's worked with David Byrne, Miranda July, and others. Luke Fasano drummed for Yeasayer for a number of years. With two other members on board, they join forces as People Get Ready; the resulting music feels like a tiny feather fluttering in the wind, buoyant and kinetic and free from gravity's restraints. Reker's voice veers between a sensual Bryan Ferry and—especially when paired with keyboardist Jen Goma (of A Sunny Day in Glasgow)—a quivering Russell Mael of the classic (and underrated) Sparks. Fasano bangs and drums—mostly on snares and toms—while dark organ notes underpin airy, fluttery vocals and jangling bells or a looped vocal chant spars with an echoing floor tom and churchy synths. "New June" has a beguiling goth–meets–global pop vibe, while "Windy Cindy" has a sweet, summery energy driving Reker's shiny guitars and Fasano's clattering percussion. PGR's live shows are reportedly equal parts performance art and indie rock hip-swayers, and this debut pegs the band as one to keep an eye on.

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About People Get Ready

Formed in 2009 by Steven Reker and Luke Fasano (of Yeasayer), People Get Ready began as a project conceived by the pair as a way to merge the worlds of contemporary dance performance and indie rock. Based out of New York City, the pair initially cut their teeth with a series of performances based on material Reker had written during his time spent touring as a live guitarist for David Byrne. The following year, Reker recruited Jen Goma and James Rickman to fill out the lineup, and after another series of successful performances at the Kitchen in New York, the quartet released a self-titled EP as well as the companion remix EP, Rusty Greg Jherek Luke, on Quite Scientific. Their eponymous full-length debut, People Get Ready, arrived the following year on Brassland. ~ Gregory Heaney

  • ORIGIN
    New York, New York
  • FORMED
    2009

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