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This week’s MTV PUSH Artist of the Week is The Ready Set. Over the course of two albums–2009’s Tantrum Castle and this past summer’s I’m Alive, I’m Dreaming–The Ready Set’s main man, Jordan Witzigreuter, has crafted a hybrid pop sound, blending elements of emo, hip-hop, rock and R&B to create a new kind of genre for the “shuffle” generation.
If you read Buzzworthy you already know how we ride for The Ready Set, but if you’re still unfamiliar, here’s a quick rundown. Largely the work of 20-year-old Indiana-native Witzigreuter, the band releases its albums on Pete Wentz’s Decaydance imprint. Its music tends to make you want to dance and pulls at your heartstrings at the same time–but not in a cheesy way. Tough to pull off.
With its infectious single “Love Like Woe” becoming something of a dance anthem, The Ready Set is about to hit the road this fall with Hey Monday. But before you see the band live, why don’t you get to know The Ready Set and the man behind its whole sound, Jordan Witzigreuter.
Below are a bunch of awesome videos, including some sketches featuring Pete Wentz (it’s about the dirty business of selling records), a fake sneaker commercial and some more characteristically hilarious Ready Set videos. Watch them all now!
Watch more Ready Set videos after the jump.