Throughout their decade-long run as Asbury Park’s “kings of Power-Pop”, as donned by SIMGE compatriot JerseyBeat.com, Readymade Breakup has performed as an outfit of amorphous proportions, initially taking the form of an explosive trio (Isn’t That What It’s For - 2007), before adding a pair of players and exploring the intricacies of the Orchestral realm (Alive On The Vine - 2008), and even producing a series of Classic-Rock inspired productions as a four-man outfit (Readymade Breakup - 2010). However, regardless of the makeup, boundless experimentation has always been an overriding theme of this operation as long as the band’s founding members, Gay Elvis, Spicy O’Neil, and Paul Rosevear, have been at the helm…until now that is.
Logical progressions suggest a continuance to the evolution of Readymade Breakup’s genre blurring writing process, but instead the band has rekindled the spirit of its aggressive roots for a comeback release titled Classic Single.
The four-track EP features three remastered fan favorites plucked from Readymade Breakups diverse catalogue, including “20/20″, “Invitation”, and “Convince Me”, as well as the collection’s leading number “Tired”.
“Tired” is a newly recorded rendition of a cut penned back in the earliest Readymade Breakup writing sessions and emits the same energetic missives and thick walls of hook-riddled riff flourishes that fans flocked to in the first place.
Find the exclusive SIMGE stream of Classic Single below (purchase the independent release here) and be sure to join Readymade Breakup this Friday (May 10th) at The Brighton Bar in Long Branch where the band will headline Hooked On A Cure, a musical benefit to support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society featuring local Folk maestro Arlan Feiles, Asbury Park’s own The Drive Home (featuring C.M. Smith of The Amboys), and Christina Alessi. Doors for the event open at 8 p.m. with a suggested donation to be made by patrons upon admission.