People Get Ready: Equal Parts Pop And Performance Art

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People Get Ready releases their second album, <em>Physiques</em>, June 24th.

People Get Ready is sometimes a band, sometimes a performance-art group that makes energetic pop songs full of punchy rhythms and an ear for experimentation. People Get Ready's kinetic stage performances showcase choreographed routines that resemble modern dance more than coordinated back-up numbers -- and have even included vocalists dragged across the stage by microphone cords.

The Brooklyn group's members are all seasoned musicians, coming from groups like A Sunny Day In Glasgow (Jen Goma), Lizzie Trulie (James Rickman), and Cloud Becomes Your Hand (Booker Stardrum) as well as David Byrnes's band (Steven Reker).

Now, coming off the heels of 2012's self-titled debut, People Get Ready are set to release its new album, Physiques (out June 24), produced by Greg Saunier of Deerhoof. It has the upbeat melodies from that first album -- but now with a more polished sound.

Hear People Get Ready discuss the new record and perform songs from it live in the Soundcheck studio.

Watch the music video for People Get Ready's latest song "Physiques":


Watch People Get Ready during their previous performance on Soundcheck: 


Set List:

  • Physiques
  • Rainbow
  • Sooooooooon