Ohio’s The Ready Stance makes that kind of timeless Midwestern roots rock that I cut my teeth on and of which I still can’t get enough. There’s just something about a jangly guitar and a sharp shiny hook. Nothing fancy here, kiddies. Just four guys in a room bashing out honest heartland rock; stuff that’ll stick to your bones like a bowl of oatmeal on a cold rustbelt morning.
Their debut platter is called Damndest and it immediately calls to mind a slew of other great bands, from unknowns to near legends, The Rainmakers to The Jayhawks. Let’s see how Counting Crowish lead single Wrecking Ball grabs ya.