This week's serving of "Albums That Changed My Life" goodness comes from Jordan Witzigreuter of The Ready Set!
The band are currently out on tour across the country alongside Breathe Carolina. Check out remainder of the tour dates here.
Copeland - Beneath The Medicine Tree
I can say that Copeland is one of my biggest influences in terms of singing style and melodies. Those are the things that got me into the band, and this album in particular. My all time favorite album, and my favorite band.
I got this album when I was in 8th grade, and it was the first time I really fell in love with lyrics. The linear notes in the CD booklet are awesome too; they explain a bunch of the cool metaphors and lines, which showed me how creative and interesting you can make a simple concept or story.
Saves the Day - Stay What You Are
I grew up listening to a lot of punk, hardcore, ska, etc.. but "Stay What You Are" definitely opened me up to the catchier melodic side of things. This will always be my favorite Saves the Day album; its the type that is always best listened to straight through, which I think is pretty rare.
When I started The Ready Set I was listening to a bunch of hip-hop stuff. The production on "Graduation" caught my attention instantly, and it was the first time I really had a huge interest in the way the tracks and samples were made. I love the sounds used, and the fact that every song on the album has its own distinct vibe. That's always a huge thing for me.