Playing its first show just last year, The Ready Stance is showing major potential well before its debut full-length release. The band’s catchy, creative Rock stylings have been praised by Talking Heads drummer Chris Franz and The Feelies’ Stan Demeski in some advanced promo materials for The RS’ forthcoming debut LP. Franz predicts big things from The Ready Stance in the future, something those who have caught the group around town would concur with.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: The Wallflowers, R.E.M., Psychodots. (Mike Breen, CityBeat)
~ “When I was a kid growing up in Kentucky, on lucky summer nights, my cousin would pick me up in his Chevy Super Sport and drive me down along the Ohio River to Cincinnati to hear some rock ’n’ roll. Those were exciting times, and the bands would play late into the night, rocking soaked in sweat. When I hear the Ready Stance, these memories come back to me and I remember that Cincinnati has produced so many wonderful musicians. The Ready Stance is among that number. You will be hearing a lot about them in the future.” (Chris Frantz, Talking Heads / Tom Tom Club)
~ “It’s hard to evoke a certain classic style without being overly derivative, but the Ready Stance really pulls it off — plus they write great songs. To me, that’s triumph.” (Chuck Cleaver, Wussy / Ass Ponys)
~ "In these days of gimmicky indie art projects, the Ready Stance’s time-honored sound is rare. Yarns, all set to sweeping, melody-rich hooks, raw, ringing guitars, and driving rhythms—are rooted in fact and stranger than fiction; literate, image-laden observations with a penchant for classic, bent Midwestern arcana." (Peter Aaron, Music Editor, Chronogram)
~ "Great guitar sounds and really nice songwriting" (Stan Demeski, The Feelies)